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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Proposed algae plant to create 100 jobs

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Portales will become home to an algae farm that produces biofuel and an estimated 100 new jobs for the region if the U.S. Senate passes a proposed budget bill. Nearly $1 million in funding for the project is included in the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill expected to […]

Marriage matters online, too

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ Columnist I met a man. Business brought us together. I contacted him about an upcoming project and we started talking. I do a lot of work over the Internet, so informality is pretty common — no “Dear Sir:” and somber punctuation, but lots of first names and exclamation points. He invited […]

Public Works Committee proposes road work

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Public Works Committee will recommend to the city commission a $100,000 budget increase for a road improvement project on Purdue Avenue. The project stretches between Thornton and Cameo streets, which draws heavy use from the high school, Bunch said. He said the road is cracked and requires […]

Authorization for Ute Water Project passes Senate

CNJ staff The Ute Water Project is halfway to Barack Obama’s desk. By a 73-21 vote, Senate Bill 22 passed Thursday afternoon, and similar legislation will head to the House of Representatives. The bill is expected to be in the House for a week or two before it lands on the desk of the president-elect. […]

Ute water measure expected to hit Senate Thursday

CNJ staff Authorization of the Ute Water Project is expected to be on the Senate floor Thursday, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. By a 68-24 vote Wednesday, the Senate approved cloture on Senate Bill 22. Cloture is a procedure to end debate and limit amendments on a measure, contrary to […]

State plans overhaul of math and science curriculums

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The state Public Education Department wants to raise the level of math and science curriculums in schools throughout the state to compete in a global environment. And the department wants to accomplish this by the year 2012. To meet that goal, the department established the math and science council […]

School board approves bid for fence project

This is a report of Tuesday’s Clovis Board of Education visitation meeting at The Clovis High School Freshman Campus: • Board members approved a $22,960 bid for steel to be used for a fencing project at Clovis High School. The contract was awarded to Glenco, a steel fabrication company. The high school metal and auto […]

County, city planning road project

This is a report on Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting: • Road Superintendent Dennis Fury said the county is collaborating with the city inplanning a project to pave the north-most section of Norris Street. The planning is in the early discussion phases and could include chip-seal paving on a three mile stretch of Norris to […]

Thanksgiving turkeys test patience

One spring when our mom bought baby chicks at the feed store my brother got some baby turkeys. He was about 10 years old, and this was his first money-making project.