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 […]

Son continuing family plane project

Cannon Connections 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: Cannon Connections staff writer Eleven years after beginning a Van’s RV-6A kit airplane with his father, Dennis Williams has resurrected […]

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 […]

Volunteers unearth Blacktower Cemetery

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

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 […]

Plenty of work left on Ute water project

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia The Ute Water Project would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to the eight member entities of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. By Kevin Wilson The Ute Water Project’s been approved. But there are plenty of details left to pour over. The dry facts: The […]

Portales officials wary of proposed water authority legislation

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Orlando Ortega remembers his early days on the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, when he felt entities in Quay County were holding back production of the Ute Water Project. Now, it’s years since those entities left, and the pipeline project has been approved by Congress and President Obama, […]

Water authority meeting focused on funding

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meets from 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library Ingram Room. This is the first meeting for the authority since the Ute Water Project was authorized and funded by Congress. The authority will oversee the construction and maintenance of a pipeline to deliver water from […]

Lujan fields questions on health care, water project during ENMU visit

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PNT Photo: Clarence Plank Congressman Ben Ray Lujan talksto students Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University. He also met with the university’s board of regents. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer PORTALES — Health care and a major water improvement project dominated questions Congressman Ben Ray Lujan fielded from Eastern New Mexico University students. Lujan […]

President signs bill authorizing Ute Water Project

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Chase Gentry hopes he won’t have to knock on wood as much anymore when he tells businesses about Eastern New Mexico’s long-term water outlook. That’s based on Monday’s news that President Barack Obama signed a public lands omnibus bill Monday containing authorization for the Ute Water Project. The project, […]

Ute pipeline legislation headed to president

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Ute Water Project has cleared Congress. Senate Bill 22, commonly known as the Bingaman lands bill, contains 160 projects, including the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. The bill passed the House on a 285-140 vote Wednesday, and now heads to President Barack Obama’s desk. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, […]

In limbo

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fifty-five liens have been filed against three different entities affilliated with Wheatfields Senior Living Community. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In the early winter of 2006, plans were announced for the development of Wheatfields Senior Living Center, a 12 1/2-acre lot just south of the intersection of North Prince […]

Mayor discusses city accomplishments

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield addressed about 75 community residents Tuesday during her state of the city speech at Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer With more than 1,000 jobs created in the last couple of years and more businesses attracted to Clovis, the city’s economy is isolated […]

Day of Caring Committee – 2009 project

A Day of Caring is being planned for Clovis sometime late this spring or early summer.

Project works to revitalize celebration of New Mexico’s state Arbor Day

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