Clovis residents appointed to state entities

CNJ staff A pair of Clovis residents were appointed to a state board or corporation by Gov. Susana Martinez. Roger “Bart” Bartosiewicz was named to the Public Employee Labor Relations Board, while Launa Waller was appointed to the Small Business Investment Corp. Bartosiewicz retired as deputy chief of police from the Clovis Police Department with […]

Officials to break ground on Ute water project

Kevin Wilson Nearly half a century after the idea was conceived, eastern New Mexico entities have planned a Thursday groundbreaking on the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System — also known as the Ute Water Project. An 11:30 a.m. groundbreaking is set for Ute Reservoir, on N.M. 522 about two-and-a-half miles west of Tucumcari. Many […]

Everybody’s Business: Watching for new markets key to success

Business owners should always keep an eye on new markets. The federal, state, and local governments are markets that may be overlooked. Government entities have a need for products and services that small businesses provide. There are several methods government entities use to purchase products and services; including the use of solicitations for individual jobs/bids, […]

Area entities asked for capital outlay priorities

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File photo Curry County administration submitted capital outlay requests for Curry County roads, the Curry County Adult Detention Center and the Curry County Courthouse. Kevin Wilson and Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico entities sent capital outlay priorities Monday at the request of local legislators. But there’s no indication there will be capital outlay available, or […]

Entities prep for legislative session, play defense

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, speaks during Thursday morning’s legislative breakfast as Wells Fargo Bank. The meeting brings together state legislators from the area with entities looking for funding. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer New Mexicans can’t expect smart budget building without smart prioritization. With that in mind, Sen. Clint […]

Department of Justice awards regional agency $488,000 grant

Freedom New Mexico Sexual Assault Services of Eastern New Mexico is one of nine entities to share $488,000 from the Department of Justice, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The money comes from a $1.19 million portion of a grant to strengthen local justice system responses to violent crimes against women. […]

Stream commission to discuss extending water rights

Thomas Garcia Extending water rights reservation fees for Ute Lake among 12 local entities is on the agenda today at a New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission meeting. Village of Logan Manager Larry Wallin said expects no action will be taken during Friday’s meeting in Albuquerque. Wallin also said the contract has been extended twice before, […]

Portales officials wary of proposed water authority legislation

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Orlando Ortega remembers his early days on the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, when he felt entities in Quay County were holding back production of the Ute Water Project. Now, it’s years since those entities left, and the pipeline project has been approved by Congress and President Obama, […]

State Bar awards grants to legal service providers

The State Bar of New Mexico, through the New Mexico Bar Foundation, awarded nearly $178,000 in grants to 12 entities which provide legal services to low-income New Mexicans.

Cities to share tourism dollars

Freedom New Mexico About 145 New Mexico non-profit organizations and governmental entities will share more than $1 million awarded through the New Mexico Tourism Department’s annual Cooperative Marketing Program. Locally, that list includes: • City of Tucumcari: $10,000. • Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce: $22,000. • Fort Sumner/De Baca County Chamber of Commerce: $1,500. • […]

Memorial Day closures

CNJ staff The following entities will be closed Monday in celebration: • Banks • County offices • City offices • State offices • Federal offices • Schools and colleges • Post office The Clovis News Journal business offices will also be closed Monday.

Business Feature: Clovis nabs economic award

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CNJ file photo The N.M. 467 overpass, opened in June, cost $3.6 million to complete. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Teamwork among local entities is the main factor that led to Clovis being awarded an economic development award from the governor, said Greg Williams, economic development director for the Eastern Plains Council of Government. […]

Government unheralded customer

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business Business owners should always keep an eye on new product or client markets. The government — federal, state and local — is a common market, perhaps overlooked at times. Government entities have a need for products and services small businesses produce. However, selling products and services to the federal government […]

Entities in water project looking at alternatives

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — As the eight remaining entities of the Ute Water Project move forward, their respective members continue to work to make sure the loss of four entities doesn’t set them back. Many of the issues brought up during Wednesday’s Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meeting at Texico’s city […]

Principles outlined for base challenges

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Representatives from Clovis, Portales, Roosevelt County and Curry County converged under one roof Wednesday and emerged with a tentative plan for action, should Cannon Air Force Base require expansion or redevelopment. The base-closing commission will send its revised list Sept. 8 to the president for approval, but whether or […]

Deadline set for financial withdrawal from Ute project

CNJ staff A deadline to end financial responsibility for the four entities officially withdrawn from the Ute pipeline project was established at Wednesday’s Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meeting in Melrose. The four entities that withdrew earlier this year — Quay County, Tucumcari, Logan and San Jon — will not be responsible for any […]

Texico re-examining involvement with Ute pipeline project

CNJ staff Texico city officials said Tuesday they are taking a closer look at its involvement in the Ute Water pipeline project in light of Tucumcari’s recent departure from the project. Officials said no decision has been made by the city council on their future participation in the project, which would pump water from Ute […]

Tucumcari drops out of pipeline project

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Tucumcari is the latest entity to drop out of the Ute Water pipeline project. That means the number of members has dwindled from 12 to 8 for the $300-million proposed pipeline. Tucumcari Mayor Mary Mayfield wrote a letter to Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority System Chairman David Lansford stating […]

Cannon support money budgeted

CNJ staff Only $350,000 of the $500,000 of taxpayer money pledged to save Cannon Air Force Base has been budgeted so far, Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas said on Thursday. Fiscal responsibility is at the heart of decisions being made by the mutual-aid group, Thomas said. “Out of this money that is pledged it is […]

Rural Water Authority meets in Portales

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority will meet at 2 p.m. today at The Roosevelt restaurant for their monthly meeting. Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega praised the efforts of the authority — which includes 12 entities including Clovis and Portales — by stating that combined efforts on the Ute Water Project are gathering […]