Commissioners adopt 4 percent budget increase

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners adopted a $9.3 million operational budget for the 2007-2008 fiscal year at a special meeting Wednesday, about 4 percent higher than the previous year’s budget. The 2006-2007 budget was $8.9 million, although only about $7.9 million was spent. County Manager Dick Smith said county departments received […]

Commission passes $49 million budget

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis City Commission adopted a $49 million budget for the 2007-2008 fiscal year at Thursday’s meeting, over the opposition of Commissioner Ron Edwards, who faulted it for not addressing pay adjustments for firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Edwards said the fire department is “headed for a train wreck” because […]

Domenici endorses grant for Clovis Industrial Park

CNJ staff U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., said Thursday he has endorsed an application for $1.5 million in federal economic development grant funding for infrastructure needed at the Clovis Industrial Park, according to a news release from his office. Domenici has written Pedro Garza, regional director for the Economic Development Administration, endorsing the Clovis application […]

Sens. Bingaman, Domenici push for Cannon funding

CNJ Staff U.S. Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said Wednesday they continue to seek up to $68 million in funding for military construction at Cannon Air Force Base to support the new Air Force Special Operations Command mission. The senators offered three amendments to a defense policy bill on Wednesday intended to […]

July 11, 1954

Officials said $19 million of $837 million federal dollars were scheduled to be spent in New Mexico as part of a military public works authorization bill. Of the $19 million, $2.75 million was scheduled to be spent at the Clovis Air Force Base for construction. … Twin Cronies specials included four hamburgers for 98 cents. […]

$54 million pants lawsuit abuses judicial system

By Freedom Newspapers Washington, D.C., administrative law judge Roy Pearson last week lost his $54 million case against his drycleaners for losing a pair of his pants. Fifty-four million dollars. Over a pair of pants. Thankfully, he lost the case, but why was such an absurd lawsuit even allowed to get that far? Not surprisingly, […]

Senate committee approves $1 million in water funds

CNJ staff The Senate Appropriations Committee approved $1 million in water funding for eastern New Mexico on Thursday, according to the staff of U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Two separate allocations of $500,000 will be used for water supply planning and in local water recycling studies, a news release from Domenici’s office said. Clovis officials […]

$10 million Hotel Clovis plan proposed

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle The city and Clovis MainStreet would seek grants to cover their costs of $1 million, according to Clovis MainStreet’s vice president, Lisa Dunagan. By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Hotel Clovis may become a home for seniors under a $10 million plan proposed by Clovis MainStreet. The Clovis City Commission […]

Local Roundup: Water rate decision delayed again

CNJ staff The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has delayed action again on the New Mexico American Water rate case, voting Thursday to extend the deadline for its decision another week, according to a PRC spokesman. The PRC “indicated at the meeting, following a fairly lengthy discussion, that it would (consider the case) again Tuesday,” […]

Iranian-American hostages highlight fragile relationship

By Freedom Newspapers Almost 30 years after the hostage crisis that has ever since soured relations between the United States and Iran, the United States is facing what could be viewed as a second hostage crisis — though smaller in scale and of a different character. Four Iranian-Americans are imprisoned in Iran and charged with […]

June 19, 1979

City officials learned they’d received $4.6 million from the Environmental Protection Agency for construction of a wastewater treatment plant. … The Clovis High School Summer Band had scheduled a series of rehearsals focused on a planned July 4 concert at Leon Williams Stadium. … Clint Eastwood was starring in “Every Which Way But Loose” at […]

Honoring sacrifice

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Linda Pacheco sits beside the grave of her only brother. “I miss him a lot,” she said. “He was the backbone of the family.” Her brother, who served with the National Guard in Clovis, died two years ago from a heart attack. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Beneath a […]

Cannon funding frustrates Domenici

CNJ staff WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Robert Gates told U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Wednesday he supports establishing a special operations mission at Cannon Air Force Base and has asked Secretary of the Air Force Mike Wynne to follow up on infrastructure funding, according to information from Domenici’s office. Domenici expressed frustration with the Defense […]

Schools’ budget could get 6.5 percent boost

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Clovis Municipal Schools’ budget for the 2007-2008 school year is expected to top $50 million, a 6.5 percent increase from last year. School board members OK’d the introduction of the $51.3 million budget at Tuesday’s meeting. They will vote on its final approval May 22. Salaries account for the […]

Water funding comes up short

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Even with $2.271 million in state money the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority board picked up Wednesday, the group remained short of its two-year goal for funding a portion of the design work on the Ute Water Project. “I think it was a good news-bad news […]