ENMU rodeo team starts season at home

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU graduate student Kacey Kobza of Brighton, Colo., practices goat tying for the ENMU College Daze Rodeo today through Saturday at Lewis Cooper Arena in Portales. Kobza competes in goat tying, breakaway and barrels. Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team kicks off their fall season with the […]

Commission approves wastewater plant bid

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File photo City Engineer Justin Howalt testified the more than 20-year-old wastewater treatment plant is in such bad repair the city spent more than $19,000 recently just to keep it functioning until the project begins. CNJ staff City commissioners approved a $6.8 million bid Thursday night, clearing the way for Clovis to get started on […]

Rodeos offer good, seasonal fun

Glenda Price Summertime in the Southwest is rodeo time. We’ve got 4-H rodeos, high school and junior rodeos, high class amateur shows, punkin rollins, ranch rodeos and, of course, professional productions. In the old days we had several especially fun amateur rodeos — the kind where you can pay your entry fee and get your […]

Southwest Cheese takes gold in international cheese contest

Freedom New Mexico Southwest Cheese in Clovis is once again world class. Southwest Cheese took home gold, silver and bronze medals Thursday at the 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. The first place, or gold medal, was garnered in the colby cheese category. Southwest Cheese also took second in the colby category for […]

Southwest Cheese to donate to education foundation

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Southwest Cheese will donate $100,000 a year for 25 years to the Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation. The Education Foundation provides grants for teachers in the classroom to support innovative teaching. Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation, said the arrangement was added to contracts that […]

Southwest Cheese human resources director running for commission

CNJ staff Brenda Randolph Miller announced Monday she is running for Clovis City Commissioner, District 1. The seat is currently held by Commissioner Juan Garza, who is a candidate for re-election. Miller is director of human resources for Southwest Cheese. Prior to Southwest Cheese, Miller was the human resources manager for Cargill-Sweeteners Division. “This community […]

Press Release: Wind farm developer sets Farwell meeting

Scandia Wind Southwest, LLC, a Texas wind farm developer, and the Parmerton Rhea, LLC landowner’s steering committee, have finalized land lease negations for the area of the Mariah Project in Parmer County, Texas. Parmerton Rhea, LLC landowner’s steering committee has negotiated on behalf of the landowners. The Mariah wind power project encompasses more than 200,000 […]

Residents gather to speak to Lujan

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson U.S. Rep Ben Ray Lujan-D NM (left) and a staff member meet with Clovis resident Jimmy Love Monday afternoon during open office hours at the Clovis-Carver Library. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About half a dozen people gathered at the Clovis-Carver Library Monday, waiting for a turn to speak […]

Ag Sense: Carbon footprints: Fact vs. fiction

Robert Hagevoort: Ag Sense columnist Now that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation regulating greenhouse gases and is exploring the possibilities of a national cap and trade program, it is time to have a look at what factual information is available for the dairy industry in New Mexico and the Southwest. Several studies […]

Southwest Cheese plant expanding

A $90 million expansion at Southwest Cheese will increase its milk processing capacity by a third and bring approximately 50 full-time jobs to the area. Production at the Clovis plant is expected to increase from 7 million pounds of milk processed a day to 10.5 million pounds and a daily production capacity of 1.1 million […]