Ruling puts end to states’ power grab

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a sensible ruling concerning the regulation of pollution and the supposed threat of global warming. The ruling directly affects eight states that sued four electric power companies, the main one being American Electric Power Co. of Ohio, for causing global warming. The court’s summary of Monday’s [...]

Bailey electric board meeting

CNJ staff The Bailey County Electric Cooperative Association Board of Directors are scheduled to meet 9 a.m. (CDT) Monday at the association’s office at 305 E. Ave. B in Muleshoe. The monthly meeting is expected to last through lunch. Information: 806-272-4504

Farmers’ Electric receives $28.1 million USDA loan

The Associated Press CLOVIS — Farmers’ Electric Cooperative of Clovis is receiving a $28.1 million loan to upgrade its electric delivery system for seven counties in eastern New Mexico and three in Texas. The cooperative will use the money to expand service to current customers and extend service to new customers. It also will replace [...]

Water conservation tour coming to Clovis

CNJ staff Border States Electric of Clovis is hosting a stop Wednesday on the Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour. The tour, sponsored by American Standard, shows how an average four-person household could save an average of $293 and 48,000 gallons of water annually through the use of water-saving products. The products will be featured in [...]

Press Release: Farmers’ Electric Cooperative working through the night

Member Services Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Re: Power Outages Accumulated ice and winds caused outages in and around the Clovis area within Farmers’ Electric Cooperative’s (FEC) service area. Members reported the first outages at approximately 6:00 a.m. Thursday. FEC crews responding to the outages reported several poles down and numerous broken cross-arms and insulators.

Operation Santa Cop toy drive in full swing

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Kim Terry and Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department add donations from the Portales High School National Honor Society to a pile of toys for the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree: Operation Santa Cop toy drive on Thursday. The honor society contributes every year, and provided 77 toys this year. [...]

Curry County hub would link nation’s three electric grids

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CNJ illustration: Rick White By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Economic development specialist Gene Hendrick believes an electric power super station that looks like it may be coming to Curry County was destined for the area — all the pieces just had to come together to make it happen. “Truth be known, was maybe it [...]

Local electric workers aid in Ike recovery

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Six Farmers Electric Cooperative linemen are helping to bring back power in areas in Texas and Louisiana hit by Hurricane Ike, according to utility company officials. The linemen join other volunteers from Curry and Roosevelt counties who have assisted with relief efforts in areas hit by the hurricane. Farmers [...]

Free to good home

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Naomi Martin, front, helps Amy Smith load up a twin bed frame into her van. Smith was picking up the frame from Vasquez after she listed it on Freecycle.org. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Education feature: Miniature Mozart

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Sarah Jo Samora, 8, of Clovis plays Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” on her guitar Wednesday afternoon at her home. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sarah Jo Samora balanced an electric guitar that was almost her size while playing the opening chords to Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the [...]