Weekly update — Oct. 17

Opening ceremony scheduled for overpass A ceremony for the opening of the Hull Street Overpass will be coming in November, but likely long after the first car passes over the new structure. “We’re hoping to start laying asphalt at the end of next week,” City Engineer Justin Howalt said. The target completion date is Nov. […]

Five constitutional amendments on ballot

Kevin Wilson Five constitutional amendments are up on the November ballot. Unless specifically noted in the text of the amendment, changes are effective immediately. Arguments are suggested by the state’s Legislative Council Service staff. Amendment No. 1: The proposal is to create an exemption of the state’s anti-donation clause, which bars government entities from giving […]

Letter to the editor: New judicial complex necessity

New judicial complex necessity A special bond issue will be on November’s ballot. As one part of that issue, Curry County citizens shall decide whether the gross receipts tax will be increased to fortify the existing detention center and increase bed space, including additional beds for maximum-security detainees. Curry County Adult Detention Center was built […]

Company manager: Overpass on schedule for November completion

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The Hull Street Overpass is scheduled for completion in the first week of November. It has been closed since June 2008 for safety reasons. CNJ staff A manager for the company rebuilding the Hull Street Overpass said a November completion date is on the agenda. “The process is going well,” […]

County commission to make decision on judicial complex

Sharna Johnson County commissioners are expected to decide today if a proposed judicial complex that includes a new jail will be put before voters in the November General Election. The project is expected to cost $33 million split between a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase and a general obligation bond raising property taxes. The […]

GOP ready to reform Obamacare

Congressional Republicans are part of a strategic legislative challenge to roll back Obamacare. The effort no doubt will be fruitless this year, but it sets the stage for November electioneering, which could lead to substantive legal challenges in next year’s new Congress if the GOP gains significantly, perhaps even winning control of one or both […]

ENMU camps kick off

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jordan Lopez of West Las Vegas, left, tries to drive around Slaton guard Jorge Hernandez in Friday’s Eastern New Mexico University team camp game at Greyhound Arena. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer From November to March, Andrew Helton is used to pleading with referees. Come June, he is one. […]

Failed Portales substation underwent routine mainenance

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Equipment overheated and caused an overload at the Portales south substation on West 18th Street near Southwest Canners Inc., on Saturday. Over 1,200 people were without power until 5 p.m. that day. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves says a substation blamed for a weekend […]

November business licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the City of Clovis for the month of November:

Press Release: CCC’s McUne earns national award

Delane McUne, Industrial Technology Director at Clovis Community College, is one of six faculty members to receive the Outstanding Faculty of Industrial Technology Award from the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) during the ATMAE 2009 Conference awards banquet on November 13, in Louisville, Kentucky.