Governor vetoes capital outlay

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson vetoed a $348 million capital outlay package on Wednesday and used his line-item veto powers to reject some legislator-backed projects in a $21 million budget measure. The governor took his action before a deadline in a dispute with the Legislature over the deadline for signing […]

Mayoral candidates split on alcohol sales vote

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Mayoral candidates in the March 4 municipal election attended a forum Monday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library organized by the Clovis chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the League of United Latin American Citizens. Candidates were asked about the Ute Water project and […]

Lawmakers hand out $500 million for projects

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — More than a half-billion dollars in capital improvements will be financed across New Mexico under measures approved by the Legislature on Saturday and sent to Gov. Bill Richardson. “I don’t think there is a corner of the state that we don’t touch with this,” Rep. Roberto […]

Clovis, Portales could see more than $13 million from capital outlay

The Associated Press SANTA FE — A measure to finance nearly $224 million in capital improvements, including buildings at colleges and universities, was approved Tuesday by the Senate. Financing would come from general obligation bonds, which must be approved by voters in the November general election. Revenues from a property tax levy would back the […]

Air Force answers questions on base transition details

Air Force Special Operations Command spokeswoman Lt. Amy Cooper and 73rd Special Operations Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Tom Markland answered some questions last week about how Cannon Air Force Base’s transition from a fighter wing to a special operations wing is going. Q: How many MC-130Ws are currently at Cannon? A: There are four MC-130Ws […]

Clovis Pride

Clovis Pride seeks volunteers to help enhance and improve the city through beautification and other projects. Claire Burroughes, 763-9653.

AUg. 3, 2007 Religion Briefs

Church holding rummage sale Trinity United Methodist Church at 1320 W. 21st St. will hold its annual rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the church’s multi-purpose room. Most of the proceeds will be used to benefit local mission projects, according to church representatives. Information: 762-3115.

Sens. Bingaman, Domenici push for Cannon funding

CNJ Staff U.S. Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said Wednesday they continue to seek up to $68 million in funding for military construction at Cannon Air Force Base to support the new Air Force Special Operations Command mission. The senators offered three amendments to a defense policy bill on Wednesday intended to […]

Group discusses Hull Street overpass repair

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials discussed Wednesday funding the repair of the Hull Street overpass at the Public Works Committee meeting. Public Works director Harry Wang said BNSF Railway officials complained of chunks of concrete from the structure falling onto the railroad. “Structurally it’s fine,” Wang said. “The surface will cause them […]

New energy department not brightest solution

T he energy crisis of the 1970s led to the creation of a U.S. Department of Energy, as politicians sought to assure the public they were responding seriously to the situation. But what did the creation of yet another federal department do for Americans, in terms of lessening our dependence on oil imports or diversifying […]

Cannon moving forward with housing privatization

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Cannon Air Force Base commander Col. Scott West gave an overview of base programs and highlighted upcoming projects Wednesday at a monthly board meeting of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The base has started moving toward housing privatization, and dormitory renovations are expected to commence this summer, West […]

Capital outlay pleases lawmakers

Staff and wire reports Gov. Bill Richardson faces a tough obstacle as he seeks the Democratic nomination for president. He managed another tough obstacle earlier this week — pleasing a majority of state legislators — by approving $700 million in capital outlay projects. “I have signed this capital outlay package without any vetoes as a […]

Governor signs capital outlay bill

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson has signed a $622 million capital improvement measure without rejecting any projects with his line-item veto powers. The governor’s treatment of the massive capital outlay bill was in sharp contrast to last year when he angered lawmakers by cutting more than $100 million worth of […]

Senators introduce bill for Cannon funding

CNJ Staff Sens. Pete Domenici, R.-N.M., and Jeff Bingaman, D.-N.M., Monday introduced legislation to promote funding for two military construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release. The legislation to authorize $9.2 million for work at Cannon was offered in advance of FY2008 defense authorization and appropriations bills to highlight the […]

Senate OKs outlay funds

Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — The Senate has endorsed a $384 million spending bill to finance capital improvement projects across the state, including a variety of local projects for eastern New Mexico. The measure passed late Friday provides money for statewide projects identified by legislators and Gov. Bill Richardson as well as hundreds of capital […]

Clovis, Portales eye crucial state road funding

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A milk truck leaves the Southwest Cheese plant on Friday afternoon. GRIP 2 funds would help reconstruct Curry County Road 4, east from U.S. 70 to N.M. 348, creating a low-traffic plant route. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Streets and roads are at the top of the legislative wish list […]

Cannon measure proposed

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C-130s are among the planes expected to be assigned to Cannon after the Special Ops transition. (Courtesy photo) CNJ staff New Mexico congressional delegates Thursday called upon Senate and House Appropriations Committee leaders to fund construction projects for Cannon Air Force Base’s new Air Force Special Operations Command mission, according to a delegation press release. […]

Richardson signs capital outlay bill

By Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson signed into law on Thursday a bill providing $82 million for capital improvement projects, including some he vetoed last year. Included in that bill is more than $2 million in projects in the Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca county area. Among those items are: • $220,000 […]

Leaders assess local projects

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis and Curry County leaders talked roads, projects and progress Tuesday at a joint city/county luncheon. Curry County Commission Chairman Albin Smith said the quarterly luncheon is “an opportunity for us to sit right here and have a brainstorming session … and also for us to pat ourselves on […]

Military budget includes Cannon construction

By CNJ staff WASHINGTON — New Mexico’s Congressional delegates are optimistic about the $9.2 million in military construction funding for Cannon Air Force Base included in the Bush administration’s budget proposal. The budget plan for the Department of Defense recommends two separate military construction projects for Cannon: —$7.5 million for an MC-130 Flight Simulator facility […]