Portales gas line repaired

Freedom New Mexico Repairs to a ruptured natural gas line in Portales were completed as of 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to a New Mexico Gas Company official. The pipe was broken at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on Boston Avenue, which led Portales police to evacuate four homes and a daycare center as a precautionary measure. Monica [...]

Cold-damage assistance available for low-income homeowners

Argen Duncan Dixey Evans has been without regular running water for seven-and-a-half weeks. Since the below-zero temperatures in February burst the first pipe, she’s had one leak or broken pipe after another at her Clovis home. Evans said she ran out of money to pay plumbers without getting everything fixed, and she doesn’t have homeowner’s [...]

Star athletes don’t belong on pedestal

Freedom New Mexico Just a few months after everybody was celebrating swimmer Michael Phelps for his Olympic feats, the world is abuzz over a photo of Phelps apparently inhaling from a water pipe that’s commonly used for marijuana. Among the many debates are how this incident affects his status as a role model, and what [...]

Board will consider effluent project

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city’s Water Policy Advisory Committee will meet today to consider an effluent reuse pipeline project and the construction of a wind farm. The committee will be asked to recommend authorization to begin the first phase of the effluent reuse pipeline project, according to City Commissioner and Mayor Pro-tem [...]

May 6, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4:30 p.m. Monday an officer responded to the area of 20th and Thornton streets for a report of aggravated assault. A man told the officer a female he knows had tried to run him over with her car while he was [...]

Private drainage options explored

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Clovis City Commission has given a private land owner another 30-day reprieve on a decision to build a drainage ditch on his property that may require eminent domain. Commissioners voted at their meeting Thursday to table action after they heard from a licensed civil engineer who spoke on [...]

Portales officials looking into water system repair

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Officials have planned a meeting Friday to discuss ways of repairing broken water lines without having to shut off water to the entire city of Portales. The community was without water almost 24 hours on Saturday when a pipe cracked and water began to burst out of the [...]

11/14 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Wednesday to the 400 block of West Fifth Street in reference to a domestic dispute. The complainant told dispatch her son was intoxicated and threatening the family. The officers made contact with the subject in his bedroom. The subject [...]