Senate approves Ute pipeline legislation

BINGAMAN BILL TO TACKLE NEW MEXICO’S WATER NEEDS GAINS SENATE APPROVAL WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today approved (73-21) legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman that includes measures he wrote to settle a water rights claim in the Four Corners region, construct a pipeline in eastern New Mexico, and help water managers better plan […]

School board approves bid for fence project

This is a report of Tuesday’s Clovis Board of Education visitation meeting at The Clovis High School Freshman Campus: • Board members approved a $22,960 bid for steel to be used for a fencing project at Clovis High School. The contract was awarded to Glenco, a steel fabrication company. The high school metal and auto […]

Board approves CCC fee increase

CNJ staff This is a report of Wednesday’s Clovis Community College Board of Trustees Meeting: • Board members approved a fee increase for several courses in the Spring 2009 Semester. CCC President John Neibling said the fees reflect increases in the cost of instructional materials for courses such as welding and cosmetology. • Board members […]

Texas representative visits base, community

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of a House committee that approves funding for the military said Wednesday that Cannon Air Force Base’s future as a special operations wing is secure because of unconventional forces such as al-Qaida. U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, said special operations will remain the preferred way to take […]

City approves annexation for land with hotel

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: A cumbersome explanation of a proposal to annex land west of North Prince Street led to an incorrect headline and general misinformation in Friday’s lead page 1 story. The City Commission did annex the property, which includes a Holiday Inn Express under construction. We apologize for the […]

City approves zoning change

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Google maps Clovis City Commissioners approved a zoning change for Raintree Estates near Llano Estacado Blvd. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Commissioners approved a zoning change for Raintree Estates, but not before they heard “marching orders” to widen Norris Street to four lanes. The measure passed 7-1, with Commissioner Robert Sandoval voting […]

Senate approves funding for Cannon

CNJ staff A supplemental spending package that would help to purchase 30 special operations aircraft and fund a construction project at Cannon Air Force Base cleared another hurdle, according to a news release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. The Senate passed a bill Thursday that includes the Air Force’s request for $8 million to construct […]

Senate Committee approves Cannon funding

CNJ Staff WASHINGTON — A supplemental spending package that includes funding for special operations aircraft tied to Cannon Air Force Base was approved Thursday by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill, which is primarily designed to support U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, also incorporates FY2009 supplemental “bridge” funding for combat operations. The measure […]

Senate Armed Services Committee approves Domenici’s funding request

WASHINGTON – The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved