EEI honors Xcel Energy with ‘Emergency Assistance Award’ for outage restoration help

The Edison Electric Institute today honored Xcel Energy with the association’s “Emergency Assistance Award” for outstanding efforts to assist fellow utilities in restoring electricity during 2008. The award is presented annually to U.S. and foreign-based member companies to recognize outstanding efforts in restoring electric service that has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or other […]

New Mexico House Delegation Urges Restoration of Education Funding in Recovery Plan

New Mexico House Delegation Urges Restoration of Education Funding in Recovery Plan

Proposed superfund settlement plan irks officials

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A preliminary federal report that recommends a cash settlement for environmental damage in Clovis be invested more than a hundred miles away has ruffled several local officials. The state and federal report recommends a $459,000 settlement from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway be used for the restoration of approximately […]

Historic tiles undergoing restoration

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Kenneth McMahan examines a tile bearing the insignia of his World War II cavalry regiment on Thursday morning at his home. He purchased the tile more than 20 years ago for placement on the Lyceum Theatre walkway. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer History is being replaced one tile at a […]

Environmentalists, pork won’t help forests’ health

Freedom Newspapers What a hopeful and collegial photo-op it made: There they were, the governors of Colorado and Arizona, Bill Owens and Janet Napolitano, a Republican and a Democrat, signing a pact creating the Southwest Ecological Restoration Institutes. It happened earlier this month at a meeting of the Western Governors Association in Breckenridge, Colo. The […]

Corps, czars replicate federal programs

Freedom Editorial What this country really needs is a moratorium on the creation of any new “corps” or “czars.” That, or a moratorium on the politicians proposing one. It seems that in response to every problem, real or trumped-up, the reflex of the political/bureaucratic class is to lobby for the naming of a new czar […]