Rain expected through 10 a.m.

Widespread rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue across eastern New Mexico through 10 a.m. today, according to a news release from Clovis Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos. The release said most areas will receive “a few hundredths to one quarter inch” of rain. Some areas could see half an inch of rain, […]

Press release: Bingaman talks about president’s proposal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about the a variety of issues, including the President’s deficit reduction proposal and jobs package. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman092111m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman comments on the President’s economic growth and […]

Press release: Udall talks deficit reduction plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about President Obama’s deficit reduction plan. He also discussed his push to reinstate the Making Work Pay tax credit and theSenate’s effort to reauthorize Trade Adjustment Assistance this week. For the audio, click here. Below is a timeline of Senator Udall’s remarks: 00:00 – […]

Press release: Listeria outbreak tracked to at least one Colorado grower

Jensen Farms, of Holly, Colo., is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The company is working with the State of Colorado and the Federal Food & Drug Administration to inform consumers of this recall. L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate […]

Press release: Homicide investigated

On Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at approximately 8:45 PM, the Clovis Police Dispatch Center received a 911 call of shots being fired in the 1000 block of N. Prince Street. As officers were enroute to the area, the dispatch center received a second call indicating a person was “down.”

Press release: Two die from gunshots

From Clovis police: On Wednesday, September 13, 2011 at approximately 8:45 PM, the Clovis Police Dispatch Center received a 911 call of shots being fired in the 1000 blk of N. Prince Street. As officers were enroute to the area, the dispatch center received a second call indicating a person was “down.” Officers arrived on […]

Press release: Udall talks job act

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about President Obama’s jobs plan, which was sent to Congress on Monday. He also previewed a congressional reception held later in the day in recognition of Medal of Honor recipient Army Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry, a Santa Fe native. For the audio, click […]

Press release: Bingaman talks job proposal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about the President’s job proposal. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman091211m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman comments on the President’s address to Congress on Thursday. 01:47 – Bingaman addresses criticisms of passing another […]

Press release: ENMU sets enrollment record

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has set another enrollment record with 5,574 students, an increase of 9.7 percent over last year’s previous record of 5,080 students. Before that, the previous record was 4,685 students in the 2009 fall semester, which had topped the previous record of 4,342 in the fall of 1972. Student credit […]

Press release: Bingaman talks fuels tax, president’s address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about a variety of issues. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman090711m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman comments on Obama’s decision to delay EPA regulations on smog standards. 03:02 – Bingaman says the Congress […]

Salvation Army accepting monetary hurricane donations

CNJ staff The Salvation Army is accepting only monetary donations to assist victims of Hurricane Irene, according to a press release from the agency. Donations can be made online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, according to the release. A $10 donation can also be made by texting the word “STORM” to 80888 using a […]

Press release: Xcel declares energy alert

AMARILLO – High electricity demand and maintenance issues at area generating plants has led Xcel Energy to declare an Energy Alert in its Texas and New Mexico service territory. Xcel Energy is urging customers to cut back on their use of electricity until 8 p.m.

Business digest — Aug. 16

Sunland receives certification Sunland Inc. has received a certification demonstrating exceptional quality control, food safety and food tracking methodology, according to a news release from the Portales peanut processing company. Silliker Global Certification Services issued the SQF 2000 Level 3 certification, the highest achievable, according to the release. Sunland Inc., with headquarters in Portales, was […]

Conservation program policies modified

CNJ staff The U.S. Farm Service Agency is modifying its Conservation Reserve Program policies to help agricultural producers affected by drought. FSA is permitting farmers and ranchers approved for emergency grazing in drought-stricken states, including New Mexico, to extend the emergency grazing period for a month, to Oct. 31, without an additional payment reduction, according […]

Press release: Bingaman talks debt compromise

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the debt ceiling compromised that Congress is expected to vote on today. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman080111m.mp3

Casting for Recovery extends deadline

CNJ staff Casting For Recovery New Mexico has extended the application deadline to Monday for women in New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle to apply for its 2011 Fly-Fishing Retreat, according to a news release from the organization. Casting For Recovery New Mexico is a non-profit organization that provides fly-fishing retreats tailored for women who […]

Airline in last week of food drive

CNJ staff Great Lakes Aviation, the airline which services the Clovis Municipal Airport, is in the last week of their Flying 4 Food campaign to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, according to a news release. Through Sunday, non-perishable food items can be taken to the Great Lakes counter in exchange for a […]

Team roping regional finals to be hosted in Clovis

CNJ staff The United States Team Roping Championships will host the Regional Finals in Clovis August 4-7 at the Curry County Events Center. Touted as the richest team roping series, the event will offer $340,000 in cash and prizes with an estimated economic impact of $1.2 million to the Clovis area, according to a press […]

Roosevelt County allotted federal money

CNJ staff Roosevelt County has been allotted $5,335 in Federal Emergency Management Agency money for non-disaster-related emergency food and shelter programs, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. The state government and 24 counties are to receive a total of $544,745 for the programs, according to the release. […]

Press release: Udall talks natural gas, debt limit

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about a bipartisan bill he plans to introduce this week that will make it easier for independent producers to sell natural gas as vehicle fuel. He also answered questions on the debt limit discussions in Congress and highlighted the heroism of Army Ranger Leroy […]