Ute project gets cash from U.S. government

By Jack King A bill signed Monday by President George W. Bush includes $175,000 for the Ute Reservoir Pipeline project, said Chris Gallegos, press representative for Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill funds energy and water projects nationwide. Domenici is chairman of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Eastern […]

Oil and gas provisions yes … Hooters no

Ned Cantwell New Mexico writers come to realize they don’t want to mess with Pete Domenici. The Republican Senator of three decades is revered by folks all across I-40, up and down I-25, along the byways of 285. Some years back I wrote some funny stuff about how Pete’s campaign ads showing him reading to […]

Conservation and windmills can’t power growth

Jim Constantopolous If we want to avoid a serious national energy crisis, we need to move beyond temporary fixes and focus on workable long-term solutions. Congress is about to make that choice. Let’s hope it doesn’t settle for politically popular steps that would have no impact on the real energy problems we face. In considering […]

When picking your fight, make it worthwhile

Judy Brandon I have vivid childhood memories from years spent in Kansas City during my parents’ seminary days. The family budget was tight so my parents were very frugal and very inventive in making ends meet. On one occasion, my mother purchased an old sofa from a thrift store. The sofa’s wood trim was in […]

Police pay problem can solve jail issue

Letters to the editor It was not until I read the insightful comments of your readers in last Sunday’s paper that the solution to the city/county dilemma of police office pay and prisoner housing became clear. Step 1: We can fire any of the cops who want money for their work. Right away this eliminates […]

Cole, Joe

Joe Cole Services: Have been held. Mr. Joseph “Joe” Jackson Cole, 58, a lineman with Xcel Energy, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Dec. 14, 1944, in Ripple Mead, Va., to Sam and Christine Cole. He married Hazel Tivis on Dec. 27, 1964, in Juarez, Mexico. […]

Crow causes power outage

By Jack king A crow caught in equipment in at Xcel Energy substation west of Clovis caused the substation to shut down Thursday, depriving 2,400 homes and businesses of power for a brief period, a company spokesman said. Xcel spokesman Bill Crenshaw said safety equipment at the substation stopped the flow of energy from the […]

Resource rules should affect all

New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman should be lauded for co-authoring legislation that would grant American Indian tribes more flexibility in how they manage natural resource development on reservations and trust lands. Handled responsibly, increased development of natural resources will bring more prosperity to often impoverished reservations, enhance tribal self-reliance and reduce American dependence on energy […]