Habitat for humanity work continues in Portales

This Saturday, work on the home at 309 E Kaywood in Portales continues with painting the interior walls. Work begins at 8:00 am until mid-afternoon. Lunch will be provided for construction volunteers at approximately 11:30 am. Also, the ReStore will be open from 2-6 on Friday and from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday […]

Business feature: City construction up 6 percent

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CNJ staff photo The city issued 154 building permits for new residential and commercial properties in 2008 compared to 145 in 2007, according to city reports. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Construction of new properties in Clovis rose about 6 percent in 2008 from the year before and city officials believe the number will […]

County cuts ribbon on Special Events Center

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Curry County Commission Chair, J. Albin Smith gave thanks to the taxpayers of Curry County Monday, during the Special Events Center Open House/Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Smith also gave the history of the Special Event Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer After more than a decade of planning and more […]

Bush authorizes bill containing Cannon funding

CNJ staff President Bush signed into law Tuesday a military spending bill that authorizes $726 million in construction projects and new aircraft for Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The measure would permit $630 billion in spending for national defense programs in 2009, including $70 billion for operations […]

Public Works director: Prince Street construction ahead of schedule

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Jimmy Vela of Nick Griego & Sons Contruction smooths out a driveway approach Monday on Prince St. The driveway is being replaced as part of the ongoing Prince Street construction project. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Business owners that lie within a construction corridor on Prince Street appear to be taking the chaos in […]

Construction on Prince Street begins

CNJ staff Construction began on Prince Street Tuesday, and City Manager Joe Thomas said his office hasn’t received any complaints about the early work. The project, handled by K. Barnett and Sons of Clovis, is to re-pave roads on Prince Street from 21st Street to Llano Estacado to install drainage and add sidewalks compliant with […]

Cannon looks to build new airmen center

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Courtesy photo: Cannon Air Force Base The 28,000 square foot Dining Hall-Airman Center will consist of a dining facility and is also scheduled to have a post office, community center, and other services. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Cannon officials are consolidating dining, recreation and services venues in one 28,000-square-foot building in anticipation of […]

Texas firm awarded contract for Cannon flight simulator

CNJ staff report The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $8.1 million contract to complete construction of a flight simulator facility at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Phil Howry Co. of West Lake Hills, Texas, will construct a Special Operations MC-130J aircraft simulator facility to […]

Runway closures at Clovis Municipal Airport

Both paved runways 4-22 and 12-30 will be closed for construction in the intersection beginning this Friday, August 15th at 6:30 pm MDST through 5:00 am MDST, Monday August 18th. Length of closure time is dependent upon weather and construction conditions. Great Lakes Airlines has cancelled all flights during this period. Should you have any […]

N.M. 206 project under way

CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) started reconstruction of N.M. 206 south of Portales on Monday. The $4.5 million project starts at mile marker 67 near Dora and works north to mile marker 82.49 near Portales. The project, handled by James Hamilton Construction of Silver City, consists of roadway rehabilitation, earthwork, traffic […]

Events center construction slowed by drainage issues

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Randy Kamradt, project construction supervisor, said construction of the building and adjacent sidewalks will be completed by Aug. 31, about 10 to 12 days later than he projected previously. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Lack of drainage will likely delay the completion of the construction portion of the Special […]

Cannon construction funds approved

Cannon receives construction funding

CNJ staff The U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved legislation Tuesday that includes $26.4 million earmarked for two construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M. About $18 million will be used be used to build an aircraft maintenance hangar for C-130 aircraft and about $8 […]

Military, Cannon funding bill headed to Senate

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Bahama Bucks on the way

Gary and Jaccie Kraner e-mailed to ask about construction next to Pizza Hut on Prince Street.

Second biofuel plant delayed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer An Australian company that plans to turn animal fat into biodiesel is delaying the construction of a plant in Clovis by two to three months, company CEO Ross Garrity said Monday.

Capital outlay OK’d

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill Wednesday morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. Curry County Finance Manager Mark Lansford said […]

Domenici and Bingaman move to authorize Cannon construction project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, joined by Senator Jeff Bingaman as cosponsor, today introduced legislation to formally authorize an $18.1 million military construction project at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis.             The legislation is intended to clear the way for the project to be eventually funded in the FY2009 Military Construction Appropriations Bill.  […]

Jan. 2008 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in January: • Stadelman and Son Carpentry Type: Carpenter Owner: Lisa Stadelman Location: 3908 Weston St. • Jack’s Plumbing Type: Plumbing Owner: Jack Clewis Location: 728 FM 292 • The Canine Coach Type: In-home pet care Owner: Jennifer Moretta Location: 3605 Palmer Ct. • […]

Officials: Biodiesel plant construction delayed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Construction on the Clovis Biodiesel facility was stopped this week because of financial concerns and market reasons, according to a company official. ARES Blue Sun Development Vice President Gerry Runte told city commissioners during Thursday’s regular meeting the delay was brought on by the rise in soy bean prices […]