Year in review: City ends busy year with re-opening of Hull overpass

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The Hull Street Overpass re-opened in November, signaling the end of 28 month of frustration for many Clovis residents. Kevin Wilson More than $3 million and 254 tons of steel. Thousands of vehicle pass-overs per day. And sighs of relief throughout south Clovis. The re-opening of the Hull Street Overpass in early November was one […]

Will salmonella outbreak affect Valencia peanut acreage in eastern New Mexico?

By Naveen Puppala: CNJ columnist In 2008, the U.S. had a bumper peanut crop resulting in 2,573,950 tons of peanuts. Timely rain and less disease pressure resulted in high yields in the Southeast and the Carolinas. Cool weather and high winds had resulted in just an average crop for the Southwest where peanuts are grown […]

Ethanol pollution standards lowered

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis resident fears a new law lowering air pollution standards for ethanol plants sets a bad precedent. Clovis resident Frank Dottle, an organizer of a local group that opposes construction of a plant just west of Clovis that would produce 108 million gallons of ethanol a year, felt […]

Chamber backs ethanol plant

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution Wednesday that supports the development and construction of Clovis Ethanol, LLC. According to the resolution, the Chamber supports the plant because technology and environmental restrictions will protect Clovis citizens from its potential emissions, the New Mexico Environment Department will […]

Citizens group hosting ethanol meeting

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Arguments against the proposed location for an ethanol plant will be given at 7 p.m., today, in the Clovis Community College Town Hall. Hosting the public meeting is a group of Clovis residents who oppose locating an ethanol plant at 1327 U.S. 60-84 near Clovis. That location is […]

ConAgra details methods to lower air pollutants

By CNJ Staff A proposed ConAgra Trade Group, Inc. ethanol plant near Clovis would use several devices to reduce air pollutants released in production of the alternative fuel, according to permit documents received in early October by the New Mexico Environment Department. Two natural gas-fired, regenerative thermal oxidizers installed at the plant would cut the […]

U.S. appears headed for peanut surplus

Staff and wire reports ALBANY, Ga. — Peanuts in storage plus peanuts in the field. Right now, the United States has too many peanuts and that, experts say, could be bad news for the peanut commodity program unless something is done to whittle down the piles. “We’re afraid if we cost the government a lot […]

Clovis company recycles paper, cardboard and even their names

Reporter’s Notebook Call out for Frank Lasky, and several people might respond to the name. That’s because “Frank” is a popular name in the Lasky family. Working at the former New Mexico Utilities Co. building at Axtell and Curry are Frank Lasky II, his son, Frank Lasky III, and his grandson, Frank Lasky IV. The […]

Bagging up for a clean city

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Linda Norman of Clovis carries trash bags Saturday down South Main Street to a Dumpster in her neighborhood. By Jack King City and country residents collected more than 20 tons of trash Saturday in an annual spring clean up sponsored by the city of Clovis, said city Parks and Recreations Department Director Rob Carter. In […]