Officials work toward Ute Lake compromise

Thomas Garcia A conservation steering committee said Thursday they would like to work together to establish policies that ensure Ute Lake water levels protecting recreation while providing water to Curry and Roosevelt counties. Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said hers and other communities should be willing to work out a compromise that benefits everyone. “We do […]

AgSense: La Ni

Dry and windy conditions of the winter of 2010 and spring of 2011 decimated the dryland wheat crop and severely impacted the quality and quantity of irrigated wheat due to heavy evaporation of irrigation water and stronger than normal late winter freezes. Hot weather throughout the spring and summer and the lack of help from […]

Up With Kids: Flying with children doesn’t have to make your stress levels soar

Paula Sirois There are far worse things than traveling in a plane with kids — but that can be easy to forget. In-air child chaos has triggered breakdowns in even the most patient of parents. Something about the mix of airplanes, air pressure and claustrophobic seating can cause the sweetest kid to transform into every […]

Low water levels expose berm in Greene Acres Lake

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Due to drought conditions and low levels at Greene Acres Park, a berm was exposed in recent weeks in the southeast corner of the lake. Liliana Castillo A berm in the southeast corner of Greene Acres Lake has become exposed in recent weeks with drought conditions causing low water levels […]

Tops in Blue show set for Wednesday

CNJ staff The annual Tops in Blue show is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. The show is an all-active duty US Air Force special unit made up of talented amateur performers selected for their entertainment abilities. Each year, thousands compete in base talent contests and the most talented move on to higher […]

AgSense: Alternative insecticide treatments exist

Temik, an insecticide whose active ingredient is aldicarb, is used mainly on cotton, peanut and potato crops in our area to control early season pests (Thrips and nematodes). Temik is now owned and manufactured by Bayer CropScience, and was formerly owned and produced by Union Carbide which will be phased out by 2018. It is […]

Secretary of Education to honor Ranchvale

CNJ staff report New Mexico Secretary of Education Susanna Murphy will recognize Ranchvale Elementary School 1 p.m. Monday for being named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School recipient. The school was recognized as one of three in New Mexico and 314 in the country as a school whose students achieve at a high levels. The […]

City uncertain when Greene Acres Lake will reopen

CNJ staff Greene Acres Lake continues to be closed to the public and city officials are unsure of when it will reopen. Interim Parks and Recreation Director and Public Works Director Clint Bunch said the lake is being tested regularly for elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria. High levels of the bacteria were discovered and […]

Official: Bacteria numbers in lake dropping

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Alfredo Macias of the city’s water and waste department secures netting Monday at Green Acres Lake to prevent people from fishing. The lake was closed to the public Saturday because of elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria and will remain closed until the levels drop to acceptable standards. By Sharna […]

Greene Acres Lake temporarily closed to public

CNJ staff Greene Acres Park lake was closed to the public Saturday because of elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria, according to a news release. Clovis Public Works Director and interim Parks and Recreation Director Clint Bunch said the lake will remain closed until contaminant levels drop to safe levels. Bunch said the lake will […]

City commission denies religious procession request

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city commission tabled a request for a religious procession in its July 23 meeting, citing concerns over noise levels, traffic disruptions and a lack of public input. The commission unanimously denied Sean Ferreira’s request Thursday for all of those reasons, in addition to a lack of visible public […]

Doing business differently should become norm

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Business columnist As America begins a new chapter after the historical election of Barack Obama, doing business differently is not an option but the norm. A regular review of financial data, keeping abreast of changes in the industry, economy, and local environment will be a necessary task for business owners. The support […]

Aug. 22, 2008 Cannon Community

Security levels raised — Individuals visiting the base Monday through Aug. 29 can expect delays and Force Protection Condition levels increase due to an annual installation-wide anti-terrorism exercise. Base officials suggest that individuals who live outside the local area and need access to Cannon should consider rescheduling their visits as access to areas such as […]

Growth committee told base personnel numbers have bottomed out

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico The Local Growth Management Committee learned Wednesday that personnel levels at Cannon Air Force Base have bottomed out and numbers will begin to increase. Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas said he learned from base officials during a Clovis Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday that the trough in personnel […]

Officials express varied concerns about water supply

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The operations manager for New Mexico American Water Co. said the company is adding new wells to stay ahead of the growth the city is expected to experience from the transition of Cannon Air Force Base to a Special Operations Command and new industries settling in Clovis. Jim Bonner […]

Energy market doesn’t need Congress’ help

By Freedom Newspapers Always in search of a gimmicky way to mass market lousy ideas, some members of Congress have been lining up behind something called the 25 X 25 plan. The plan would set the country on the course of getting 25 percent of its electricity and motor fuels from so-called renewables by 2025. […]

Gore’s global warming warning goes to extremes

By Freedom Newspapers Former Vice President Al Gore returned to Washington on Wednesday to whip up global warming hysteria, calling on Congress to cut greenhouse gases 90 percent by 2050 and impose new taxes on carbon emissions. “I know the phrase sounds shrill,” was Gore’s own understated assessment of his testimony before the House Energy […]

Government secretiveness not acceptable

Editorial All levels of government need to be more open with the public they serve. So says a national survey the Scripps Survey Research Center at Ohio University conducted earlier this year for the American Society of Newspaper Editors. The survey’s results are part of how those of us wanting government to be more open […]

Web site tracks water quality

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer More than half of the public drinking water systems in Curry County have been cited by the New Mexico Environment Department for drinking water violations, according to a new online drinking water database. Fifteen public water providers were cited by the state since 1993 for higher than established contaminant […]

Vigilance, reporting key to terrorism awareness

By Airman Thomas R. Trower Terrorists use their weapons to strike fear and panic into the hearts of their targets. All terrorists have one common goal; they want to make everyone see things the way that they see them, said Tony Boyce, 27th Fighter Wing anti-terrorism officer. Terrorists can be anyone and anywhere. According to […]