Governor signs bill banning gas chambers for euthanizing animals

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — New Mexico is becoming the 18th state in the nation to prohibit the euthanizing of animals in gas chambers. Gov. Bill Richardson signed legislation into law on Monday that bans carbon monoxide gas chambers for killing dogs and cats at animal shelters. “There is a more […]

AAA New Mexico: Statewide Gas Price Average Shows Fractional Increase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 3, 2009 (Albuquerque, New Mexico; April 3, 2009) — Gasoline prices in New Mexico remained near $2.06 a gallon. In one week, a gallon of gasoline increased a fraction of a penny from $2.064 last week to $2.067 a gallon today.

Officials concerned about funding for euthanasia switch

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dennis Weist with the Clovis Animal Shelter offers a pitbull a bowl of food during feeding time Wednesday at the shelter. The state Senate has approved a bill that would eliminate the use of the gas chamber to euthanize stray dogs and cats. The Clovis An By Sharna Johnson Clovis […]

HB 265, elimination of the gas chamber for euthanasia of stray cats and dogs, passes Senate by 38 to 0 vote

Today, HB 265, Elimination of the Gas Chamber for Euthanasia of Stray Cats and Dogs, passed the Senate by a 38 to 0 vote.

March 18, 2009 Legislative Roundup

Days remaining in session: Three Animal gas chambers: The Senate has approved a bill (HB265) that would eliminate the use of the gas chamber to euthanize stray dogs and cats. “New Mexico has taken an important step in improving the lives of our stray animals by eliminating the use of the gas chamber for euthanasia,” […]

March 15, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. Feb. 26 an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Yucca Avenue for a report of theft. A man reported he found a gas cap several feet from his vehicle and believed someone had siphoned gas. […]

Statewide gas price average drops 2 cents

Albuquerque, New Mexico; March 13, 2009 —

Cummins Natural Gas Engines cuts workforce

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CNJ Photo: Tony Bullocks Cummins Natural Gas Engine has a 40-year history with Clovis. The company laid off 16 employees last week because of economic hardship. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Cummins Natural Gas Engine laid off approximately 30 percent of its workforce last week. Sixteen employees — a dozen hourly workers assigned […]

Oil-and-gas rights debate draws crowd

By Phaedra Haywood: The New Mexican Oil-and-gas industry representatives and advocates of increasing the rights of landowners who don’t own the mineral rights under their property squared off Wednesday before the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which drew a standing-room-only crowd. Debate is scheduled to resume Friday on House Bill 219, which deals with […]

Land commissioner: Expect oil, gas revenues to fall

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Oil and gas revenues could be down next year as oil and gas companies are expected to drill less in New Mexico because of poor commodity prices and tight state regulations, according to the State Land Office. SLO Commissioner Patrick Lyons told members of the Ag 50 committee during […]