Governor will be in Clovis to sign bill

CNJ staff Gov. Bill Richardson will be in Clovis on Saturday to sign legislation creating a water authority for the Ute Water Project. The ceremony is 11:30 a.m. at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The bill changes the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority from a joint powers agreement to a utility […]

Opponents: Project would give Tres Amigas monopoly on power market

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Courtesy illustration Tres Amigas filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in December, seeking approval to charge negotiated transmission rates. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Opponents are lining up against a proposed electric superstation in Curry County, arguing the project would give Tres Amigas a monopoly on the power market. Tres Amigas filed with […]

Future depends on Ute pipeline

By Gayla Brumfield: Guest columnist The Ute Water Project began in 1964 when the Interstate Stream Commission created the Ute Reservoir at Logan to provide a future sustainable water resource for the residents of eastern New Mexico. The reservoir was created due to the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer caused by increased usage on the […]

City approves $1 million for water reuse project

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission wasted little time Thursday injecting capital into its effluent water reuse project. In its only discussed action item on the agenda for the first meeting of 2010, commissioners approved use of $1.088 million to move to 100 percent design of the project. The project would […]

Aviation group’s project taking off

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The EAA plane will weigh 245 pounds without a pilot when finished compared to the 1,500-pound Aerostar stored next to it. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico In the northwest corner of the Blue Sky Aviation hangar at Clovis Municipal Airport, a rickety-looking frame of a plane is waiting to […]

Local leaders make case for effluent water project

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Local leaders who traveled to Santa Fe Tuesday believe they have successfully saved Clovis’ $16 million wastewater recycling project. Though it won’t be official until the end of the Legislature’s special session, Mayor Gayla Brumfield said she believes the last minute trip to talk with lawmakers paid off. Brumfield […]

Area leaders fear project cuts

CNJ staff Area leaders are concerned Clovis’ effluent water reuse project may face cuts as the Legislature tries to find money across the state to make up a $400 million deficit. Tuesday, Curry County Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and Clovis Community Development Director Claire Burroughes were among a group that traveled to Santa Fe to try […]

Chamber: Agency selling ads not part of map project

CNJ staff The Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce is cautioning residents that an out-of-state agency selling advertising space for maps is not connected with the chamber, according to a news release. A chamber spokesperson said they have received reports the agency is incorrectly representing their product as a chamber project. The chamber map […]

Press Release: Udall helps launch Hispanic history project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today helped launch a new initiative to preserve the stories and experiences of Hispanic Americans through the StoryCorps Historias oral history project – which will visit several New Mexico cities over the next year. [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q47YNyszQ60 ]Click here for video of the event. Udall, a member of the […]

ENMU officials project record enrollment

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University freshman Mathew Lujan, who hasn’t declared a major, reads Wednesday while waiting for someone to inquire at the information desk in the Campus Union Building. Enrollment is up 10.7 percent at ENMU. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University officials say it’s preliminary, […]

We are building the playground

The GAP Project, sponsored by United Way’s Day of Caring Committee, is building a playground. The installation of the playground equipment at Grand Avenue Playground will be on Saturday, Aug 22 beginning at 8 a.m. If you would like to volunteer to help build, clean, paint or move pea gravel, please give us a call. […]

Reception with U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman and commemoration of federal authorization

The seven city and county members of the Eastern NM Rural Water Authority (ENMRWA) cordially invite you to attend a project briefing and reception with Senator Jeff Bingaman on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at the Clovis Civic Center. The purpose of the event is to update elected officials, state officials, stakeholders and other opinion makers […]

Playground equipment to be installed

The GAP Project, sponsored by United Way’s Day of Caring Committee, will be completed Saturday, Aug. 15, with the installation of playground equipment at the Grand Avenue Apartments. Work will begin at 8 a.m. Other improvements will be made including laying of pea gravel and painting the railing around the grounds. Twenty Lowe’s Heroes and […]

United Way project nears completion

The GAP Project, sponsored by the United Way’s Day of Caring Committee, will be completed Aug. 15, with the installation of playground equipment at the Grand Avenue Apartments in Clovis. Work will begin at 8 a.m. Other improvements will be made including laying of pea gravel and painting the railing around the grounds. Twenty Lowe’s […]

Education feature: Local teachers headed to Harvard

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Twelve teachers from the Arts Academy at Bella Vista are headed to Harvard University this weekend to participate in an on-going 32-year research project. Project Zero began in 1967 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Its mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking and creativity in the […]

Son continues family project

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dennis Williams is building a Van’s RV-6A kit airplane in his front yard. Williams and his father began the project in 1998, prior to his father’s death. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eleven years after beginning a Van’s RV-6A kit airplane with his father, Dennis Williams has resurrected the […]

Raton off to the racino races

ALBUQUERQUE — The state Gaming Control Board has authorized a casino license for a proposed $50 million horse racing track in the northeastern New Mexico community of Raton. Canadian developer Michael Moldenhauer said construction should begin within the next two weeks. He will build on 225 acres near the former La Mesa Park racetrack, which […]

Another gaffe in retro pay project

By Tom Philpott: Syndicated columnist As many as 39,000 disabled military retirees have been left out of the VA Retro Pay program by mistake, say officials at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) who are calculating the amount of money owed. This latest and perhaps most serious gaffe in the problem-plagued VA Retro Pay […]

Cannon, community volunteers begin to unearth Blacktower site

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sr. Airman Zayed Antonio was one of about 15 volunteers who came to the Blacktower cemetery to help uncover graves during Saturday’s clean up day. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Stepping into the shoes of archeologists, volunteers from Cannon Air Force Base and the community carefully removed several feet […]

Ute pipeline project moving forward

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer MELROSE — The Ute Water Project trickled closer to reality Thursday with local entities reaching agreement on several key issues. But representatives of communities planning to be part of the $432 million project want at least one more study session to iron out their differences on proposed state legislation […]