What’s happening — March 9

Today Yogurt manufacturing facility groundbreaking — 2 p.m., Mid Frisian Dairy, 507 CR 8, Clovis. Information: 763-6600 Musicians jam — 1-3 p.m., Los Abuelitos Senior Center in Portales. Information: 356-5056. Bluegrass concert — 7 p.m., Yam Theatre in Portales. Tickets $10 with 12 and under for free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at […]

Thursday morning briefing: A tasty event, a volunteer and a chance of snow

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. A tasty groundbreaking There’s a groundbreaking 2 p.m. Friday at Mid Frisian Dairy in Clovis for Freanna Original Yoghurt. The yogurt facility will be owned and operated by Andle and Sjierkje van der Ploeg and family and is said to be an old family recipe. Volunteer honored […]

Press release: Yogurt facility holding groundbreaking

Clovis, New Mexico – A groundbreaking will take place for a yoghurt manufacturing facility on Friday, March 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Mid Frisian Dairy in Clovis, New Mexico. The yoghurt facility will be owned and operated by Andle and Sjierkje van der Ploeg and family and will produce “Freanna Original Yoghurt. Freanna Original Yoghurt […]

Officials: Tres Amigas groundbreaking set for July

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Benna Sayyed Groundbreaking for the Tres Amigas superstation that will serve as the nation’s first renewable energy market hub is expected in July, according to Tres Amigas officials. The new power facility to be built on 14,400 acres will be located northeast of Clovis, near the intersection of Hwy 209 and Curry County Rd. 31. […]

Officials break ground on school construction projects

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed School board members and local dignitaries collaborate to break ground for Gattis Middle School which is scheduled to be completed by late summer 2013. Benna Sayyed It was a busy day for Clovis Municipal Schools, with groundbreaking ceremonies for its new middle school and a renovation project at another school. […]

Friday morning briefing: A new building, herding dogs and remembering Route 66

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Groundbreaking They’re breaking ground today at Eastern New Mexico University for a new $15.6 million residence hall. It’s at 1:30 p.m. at 17th and K streets in Portales, the former site of the now-demolished Lincoln Hall. It’s open to the public. Thunder road The […]

Groundbreaking marks step beyond discussion for Ute pipeline

Kevin Wilson Thursday’s groundbreaking marks another step for an effort to building a pipeline from Ute Reservoir — a step outside. Discussed, and shelved, and discussed again for decades in public meetings and congressional offices, the pipeline project makes a partial move from a discussed project to one putting in groundwork. “I remember that forever, […]

Groundbreaking, ribbon-cutting being held

CNJ staff The city has held a pair of ceremonies for parks and recreation properties this week, including a groundbreaking for the Youth Recreation Building and a ribbon cutting for the new city golf course. Community Development Director Claire Burroughes said the ribbon cutting was a basic event to let citizens know the city now […]

Thursday morning briefing: Groundbreaking, for the birds and Wild Bill

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Renovating Clovis’ first steps to renovating the Youth Recreation Building in Hillcrest Park kick off this coming Thursday with a groundbreaking at 10 a.m. It’s open to the public and at Seventh and Sycamore. Information: 769-7828. Meetings watch Clovis City Commission meets at 5:15 […]

Officials: Water pipeline groundbreaking to take place soon

Kevin Wilson Members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority had planned Thursday to announce a groundbreaking date for the first piece of the Ute Water Project, and announce it would take place soon. But the definition of a groundbreaking changed. At the authority’s meeting in Melrose, federal consultant John Ryan said he received […]

Airport runway groundbreaking Wednesday morning

CNJ staff Groundbreaking for a $5.5 million runway and taxiway extension at the Clovis Municipal Airport is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the airport terminal building, located six miles east of Clovis on State Highway 523. Representatives from federal, state and city agencies are expected. The project — funded by grants from the U.S. […]

Habitat for Humanity holding groundbreaking ceremony

CNJ staff report Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties has scheduled the groundbreaking ceremony for its ninth house for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at 310 E. Kaywood St. The ceremony is open to the public, and attendees can meet the family who is to help build and receive the home. The house is the […]

Melrose clinic groundbreaking set for September

Kevin Wilson When you’re sick, a short drive beats a long one any day of the week. That’s the philosophy behind nearly five years of work, $500,000 in grant money and a five-month construction process that will result in a health clinic for Melrose. The facility, which would be run by a contracted health care […]

Golden shovels signal start of CDC addition

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, gets a helping hand from Ryienne Brown, daughter of Staff Sgt. Fabiola Brown, 27th Special Operations Wing Legal Office, during a groundbreaking for a new addition at the Child Development Center Feb. 11. The renovated building will include […]

Governor praises community for effort on Hull Street rebuild

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Gov. Bill Richardson said the Hull Street bridge project came in around $1 million under bid, a vital cost savings in tough times. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Nearly a year and a half after state engineers closed Hull Street Bridge, a throng of more than 100 residents and […]

Governor to visit Clovis for Hull Street bridge groundbreaking

Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will be in Clovis on Monday for the groundbreaking on the new Hull Street Bridge. The overpass has been closed to traffic since July 2008. Richardson will speak at 10:30 a.m. on the north side of the Hull Street Bridge.

Press Release: Richardson in Clovis for Hull Street groundbreaking

SANTA FE – Governor Bill Richardson will travel to Clovis and Roswell on Monday for two public events.

No need to RSVP for overpass groundbreaking

CNJ staff There is no need to RSVP for Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the north side of the Hull Street Overpass, said Claire Burroughs, assistant city clerk, on Thursday. The ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m., and originally city officials asked people to RSVP for the opening.

Officials holding groundbreaking

CNJ staff The City of Clovis is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the Hull Street Overpass. The ceremony is 10:30 a.m. on the north side of the overpass site, closed since June 2008. RSVP to the city manager’s office by Friday at 769-7828.

An old-timer said it well in 1949

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist In 1949 at the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Clovis High School, Cash Ramey was called on to make a few remarks. These are his words: “Way back yonder, 48 years ago this month, I came to Clovis. Clovis was a town about 100 people. “As I look over this […]