Business digest —

Company announces end of first phase Broadview Energy announced on Friday completion of its first phase of a project leasing and deployment of towers to a wind energy project in Curry County. The new company spans across the northeastern portion of Curry County as well as western Deaf Smith County, Texas, covering about 130 square […]

Quay residents plan protest of start of pipeline project

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Residents, business owners and public officials are using the social network Facebook to organize a protest against the start of Phase 1 of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System’s Ute Pipeline Project. The groundbreaking for the ENMRWS project is set for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 along the south […]

Military digest —

Elliott Candace Elliott, daughter of Robert and Julie Elliott, arrived at Fort Jackson, S.C. on May 9, to begin the first phase of her nine weeks of Army Basic Combat Training. She will graduate in July.

County hosting meeting to hear architects’ presentation

CNJ staff Curry County is hosting a public meeting Feb. 22 so residents can join citizen committee members in hearing a presentation from architects hired to create solutions for issues at the courthouse and jail. Representatives from Rohde May Keller McNamara Architecture of Albuquerque will make a presentation at 1:15 p.m. in the North Annex […]

Bids opening for CCC addition

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The second phase of the Allied Health project at Clovis Community College will be built north of the first phase, shown here. Liliana Castillo Bids for a $5.7 million addition are set for opening 9 a.m. today at Clovis Community College. Officials said they have received nine bids for building […]

Judicial complex concerns addressed at forum

Kevin Wilson The Curry County Commission held its second public forum on upcoming ballot questions for the first phase of the county criminal justice complex. There was more attendance and more complex support than in last week’s meeting, but opposition still ran high at the Clovis-Carver Public Library to the tax increases that would fund […]

Village of Grady supports jail bond

The Village of Grady adopted a resolution Monday supporting a first phase for a proposed Curry County Criminal Justice Complex. The issue will be on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. The phase, at an estimated $33 million cost, would be provided through $16.5 million in general obligation bonds and $16.5 million to come from […]

County awaiting vote to complete complex plan

Sharna Johnson Curry County commissioners voted Tuesday to wait on the final phase of an architect’s plan for a judicial complex until after voters decide in November whether to fund the project. They also — following a more than hour-long executive session — granted the county manager authority to proceed with purchasing private properties needed […]

Year in review: Schools accommodate growth, deal with budget cuts

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File photo Clovis Community College President John Neibling spoke at the dedication ceremony opening Phase I of the Allied Health Center. For educational institutions in Clovis, 2009 was a year of change, expansion and more change. Student populations at Clovis Municipal Schools continue to see growth from expansion at Cannon Air Force Base. Cannon personnel […]

Meetings watch: CCC board names health center phase after scholarship providers

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday morning at the college: • The first phase of the Allied Health Center was named for Don and Gustenia Bonner of Clovis. President John Neibling said the pair have established the CCC Foundation’s largest endowed scholarship fund, which has helped provide financial support for students in […]

Central attraction

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Curry County Events Center can seat 3,000 people in the stands and the dirt floor can be covered to be used as standing room. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Though technically a money-loser, the Curry County Special Events Center is serving its intended purpose. And, according to managers […]

Obama plan aids disabled retirees

By Tom Philpott: Syndicated columnist As reported here last week, President Obama has asked Congress to phase in “concurrent receipt” for all Chapter 61 retirees — those who received a disability retirement from the Department of Defense. This week we explain more details of the plan which, if enacted, would boost pay for 103,000 veterans […]

Prior project postpones Prince paving

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A $3 million repaving project on Prince Street scheduled to start Monday is being delayed by a week, according to Chad Lydick of Lydick Engineers and Surveyors. K. Barnett and Sons will start the project to renovate Prince Street from Llano Estacado Boulevard and 21st Street on Sept. 2, […]

Texico may implement stricter conservation measures

CNJ staff In recent meetings the Texico City Council discussed the possibility of moving to Phase II water conservation, which would implement fines for residents who did not comply with the conservation efforts, according to city officials. The city is currently at Phase I of water conservation which is voluntary, but drought weather and the […]

CCC approves bid for medical training facility

By Gabriel Monte, CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Community College Board of Trustees approved Wednesday a bid to construct a medical training facility on campus. The construction for the first phase of the Allied Health center was awarded to Wilson and Wilson, which bid $3.33 million. The first phase includes a lecture hall, three classrooms, a […]

Committee OKs first phase of effluent pipeline

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Water Policy Advisory Committee voted unanimously to start a design of the first phase of the $16 million effluent reuse pipeline project that could carry cleaned water from the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The first phase of the effluent water project will run a pipe from the plant […]

Construction will make room for more personnel

Cannon Air Force Base The Military Personnel Flight (MPF) office areas in Bldg. 600 will undergo construction during the next couple months to accommodate more personnel who will assist in centralizing all personnel issues for the base. Hours of operation for the MPF remain the same as the construction will consist of two phases. The […]

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 […]

Week in Review: Judge could limit character witnesses

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The jury that will determine Stanley Bedford’s fate has seen nearly 300 pieces of evidence and heard testimony from nearly 40 witnesses. There’s plenty they haven’t seen as well. The instances are more frequent during the current death penalty phase, during which the jury will decide whether Bedford […]

Death penalty phase of Bedford trial set to begin

CNJ staff An Albuquerque jury will reconvene today to begin the penalty phase for Stanley Bedford, convicted last week of killing Odis and Doris Newman of Portales. The jury on June 14 handed down a guilty verdict for eight charges against Bedford, including two counts each of first-degree murder and kidnapping in connection with the […]