Troop retention affected by GI Bill

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Defense officials are alarmed by the very real prospect that Congress this year will enact the robust GI Bill education plan designed by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va. One Defense official, who declined to be named, described the bill as a “retention killer” for the all-volunteer military. Webb reintroduced his bill, […]

Ethanol plant looks to put in retention pond

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A retention pond is the latest issue between a company that wants to build an ethanol plant near Clovis and residents, some who can see the proposed site from their home windows. ConAgra Trade Group is proposing to build and operate a108-million-gallon-a-year ethanol plant at 1327 U.S. Highway 60/84, […]

Initiatives established to improve retention

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents briefly discussed freshmen retention during a meeting Friday, an issue President Steven Gamble said is an ongoing problem. Gamble passed out a list of initiatives the campus would like to improve to increase ENMU’s freshmen retention rate. The endeavors include: —Employing an […]

General Election 2006

CNJ staff There are two contested races in today’s General Election for state and national offices. Poll are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Democratic incumbent Doug Miller and Republican candidate Duane Castleberry are vyingfor District 1 magistrate judge. Democrat Gloria Wicker and Republican Kevin Duncan are competing for probate judge. Several other local […]

Residents seek alternatives to ‘pits or holes’ in developed areas

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Clovis city commissioners view ideas for storm-water management during a presentation Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Commissioner Cathy Haynes says storm-water retention ponds in the city are unhealthy, unsightly and dangerous. Several area residents shared her views on […]

Commissioner raises concerns about storm-water management

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The issue of retention structures, like this one on Sycamore Street across from HiIlcrest Zoo, will be reviewed in a Thursday night study session after the regular City Commission meeting. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Storm-water management is back on the mind of at least one Clovis city commissioner. The […]

Storm-water debate deserves public input

Freedom Newspapers Numerous Clovis residents are unhappy with the city’s storm-water management solutions. Particularly unsettling are the trash- and weed-collection points, euphemistically known as retention ponds, that are championed by Clovis Public Works Director Harry Wang. Those voices will be heard and we urge you to join them, even if you favor the present methods. […]

Increase in development puts strain on city’s drainage system

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Mark Autrey, with the Curry County Road Department, digs out a path on Friday for the water drainage line between Sugarbeet and Humphrey Road. ( CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Budget cuts, developments sprouting like mushrooms, and a year of heavy rain have exacerbated drainage problems in Clovis. Tack […]

City accepts storm-water deal

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Chad Lydick, with Lydick engineers, explains the four different solution possibilities to the Clovis City Commission Thursday for storm water drainage retention for Copper Manor #2 in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor The Clovis City Commission on Thursday accepted a fee to manage storm-water drainage for an area […]

City makes plan for storm water

By Jack King Few people worry about storm-water runoff in a drought, officials admitted, but the subject generated almost two hours of debate at Wednesday’s meeting of the city’s public works committee. The public works department developed a plan for managing storm-water runoff from commercial lots that was approved by the city commission Jan. 22. […]