Global warming numbers need re-examination

If fighting global warming may cost the economy $9.6 trillion and more than 1 million lost jobs by 2035, as the Heritage Foundation forecasts, it’d be a good idea to be sure there’s a sound basis before making such a massive sacrifice. We’ve noted before that climate change is occurring as it always has, but […]

Editorial: Envirnoment needs protection but at what cost?

There’s potentially good news on the environmental front out of Washington D.C., but it’s probably more than offset by a devastating announcement last week. First, the good news. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the Environmental Protection Agency, when upgrading older power plants, may consider costs before demanding use of the most advanced technology, […]

Cost of expansion

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Clovis probationary fire fighters Tyler Adams and Jeff Essary prepare for a fire drill. The Clovis Fire Department is just one city department that may have to expand from growth at Cannon Air Force Base. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Low cost spaying, neutering offered

A mobile medical unit is in Clovis this weekend offering low-cost spaying and neutering for dogs and cats. Low-income families and military members ranked E-5 and below can have their pet spayed or neutered for $20, according to a press release from Linda Cross, project coordinator. Appointments will be made for Today, Saturday or Sunday. […]

Low-cost spay, neuter unit coming this weekend

CNJ staff A mobile medical unit is in Clovis this weekend offering low-cost spaying and neutering for dogs and cats.Low-income families and military members ranked E-5 and below can have their pet spayed or neutered for $20, according to a press release from Linda Cross, project coordinator.Appointments will be made for Friday, Saturday or Sunday.Pet […]

Editorial: Government funds boost cost of education

Perhaps the best known economic tenet is that of supply and demand: The more scarce something is, the greater its value. The obvious corollary is just as true but often ignored: the greater the supply, the lower the value. That truth applies to money just at it does to anything else. These facts are only […]

County, city planning road project

This is a report on Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting: • Road Superintendent Dennis Fury said the county is collaborating with the city inplanning a project to pave the north-most section of Norris Street. The planning is in the early discussion phases and could include chip-seal paving on a three mile stretch of Norris to […]

City will foot bill for sewer line

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer City Commissioner Randy Crowder said Wednesday he didn’t think the city should be responsible for an $81,000 sewer extension to property in north Clovis recently annexed into the city. Crowder said property owners should reimburse the city for the installation and engineering costs. But his motion to charge a […]

Sept. 28, 2008 Reunions

Bellview, Hollene communities The Bellview and Hollene communities will be hosting a reunion beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at Kingswood Methodist Church, 2600 Main Street. The reunion will begin with a business meeting followed by a buffet meal at noon. Cost of the meal is $8 per plate. A program will follow the meal. Information: […]

Managing fuel prices not feds’ job

By Tibor Machan: CNJ columnist In genuinely free markets, prices reflect the overall intersection between supply and demand. No prices are too high or too low. Such notions express personal expectations and nothing objectively true. An exorbitant price is one someone finds beyond his budget, a good deal something well within it. In particular, if […]

Cannon doing its part to conserve fuel

By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Most drivers remember the first time filling up their vehicle cost $50. Drivers of larger vehicles wince when the price at the pump breaks $100. Now imagine filling your tank takes $12.7 billion. That’s what Defense Energy Support Center statistics say the U.S. military spent on fuel costs in 2007, […]

Group heads to Santa Fe to discuss Hull overpass

CNJ Staff A group of about 20 Clovis elected officials and citizens, led by Mayor Gayla Brumfield, are en route to Santa Fe this morning for an afternoon meeting with Gov. Bill Richardson. The subject is the Hull Street overpass, and finding ways to fund its repair or replacement. Brumfield said the trip was basically […]

July 27, 2008 Reunions

Field The Field community will be holding a reunion beginning at 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Field Fire Station. The schedule includes a program at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $9 per plate. All attending are asked to call Beatrice Hunt at 253-4455 by Friday […]

Government spending costly for taxpayers

Freedom New Mexico In the midst of a campaign in which both major-party candidates are merrily promising more things the government is going to do for you and solemnly delineating the real and (mostly) imagined threats from which government is going to protect you, it might be useful to step back and develop a little […]

March 23, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Blue Ribbon Country Cookbook: Timeless Recipes and Foolproof Cooking Basics by Diane Roupe was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Margaret Opal Lethgo. Nearly 1,000 award-winning recipes from the winner of 99 ribbons at the Iowa State Fair are presented in […]

Special session looming

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson plans to call a special session to deal with health care — his top issue for the legislative session that ended Thursday. “We will pass health care reform,” he said. He did not specify a time for the special session. Local lawmakers, like others around the […]

Citizens split over sales

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents will decide during the March 4 municipal elections whether to give restaurants the ability to serve alcohol on Sundays. While restaurant owners and managers say Sunday alcohol sales will help their bottom line, some Clovis residents argue the cost will be passed on to the community in […]

Consultant recommends city follow fixed-route bus system

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A public transportation consultant told city commissioners Thursday that Clovis Area Transit System is ready for fixed routes. Ream Lazaro said switching to a fixed-route system would save the city money and increase rider options. The city contracted with Lazaro in September to design a fixed-route system for CATS. […]

Officials consider repair of Hull Street bridge

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials are looking into a more permanent solution for the Hull Street bridge. Public Works Committee members discussed Wednesday a plan of action to repair the bridge, which was built in the late 1950s. Members also agreed to recommend to the City Commission the extension of Axtell Road […]

Special Events Center 30 percent complete

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Randy Kamradt told county commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting the Special Events Center is 30 percent complete. Kamradt represents DavTek, which the county hired to manage construction of the $7 million facility. The county is serving as the project contractor. About 92 percent of the cost of the facility has […]