Information sharing should be part of policy

I mmigration activists are rightly starting to rethink their trust of the Obama administration. They have good reason: This administration has been more active in pursuing and deporting illegal residents than its immediate predecessors. Those advocates might, however, be a bit too sensitive about one recent development. People are voicing alarm that the government is […]

Press release: Xcel asks customers curb electricity use

AMARILLO — Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electric demand and limits in generation capacity today. The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on the power grid. Xcel […]

Clovis summer water use down

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Drivers navigate Grand Avenue where rains Tuesday covered one of the street’s two lanes. A New Mexico American Water official said the abundance of recent rains have helped keep water demand down. On Tuesday, 1.42 inches of rain fell in Clovis, according to the National Weather Service. Liliana Castillo Water […]

Influencing TRICARE option barred

Civilian employers of military retirees once again can offer a TRICARE supplemental plan with their cafeteria-style health insurance options so that workers who elect to use their TRICARE Standard benefit can buy coverage conveniently and with pre-taxed dollars. The change took effect June 18 under a final rule published by the Department of Defense that […]

Possession, use of mood-altering substances banned

American Forces Press Servicce WASHINGTON — Air Force officials issued guidance banning the knowing use and possession of any substance, other than alcohol or tobacco, that is ingested to alter mood or function. On June 8, the Air Force published an Air Force guidance memorandum revising Air Force Instruction 44-121, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention […]

Press Release: Use caution with roofing contractors

Due to recent hail storms a number of roofs were damaged and there are numerous contractors doing repairs.

Press Release: City wants comments on affordable housing plan

The City of Clovis is in the process of preparing an Affordable Housing Plan for the community to evaluate ways to use public resources to assist in the production of affordable housing.

Joint land use group meets

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Kit Roupe, left, talks with members of the Joint Land Use Policy Committee about the goals and objectives of the study Monday during a meeting in the commission room at the Curry County Courthouse. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer During a Monday policy committee meeting for the Joint Land […]

Meetings Watch: Joint Land Use Committee to meet

Freedom New Mexico Curry and Roosevelt counties will host a policy committee meeting as part of the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday in the commission room at the Curry County Courthouse. The Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee will meet to discuss issues regarding land uses […]

Press release: Curry and Roosevelt counties to hold policy committee meeting for joint land use study

June 14, 2010 Curry and Roosevelt counties will host a policy committee meeting as part of the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study on Monday, June 21, 2010, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Commission Room at the Curry County Courthouse, located at 700 N. Main St., Clovis, New Mexico. The […]

Joint land use on tap for Monday meeting

Freedom New Mexico Curry and Roosevelt counties will host a policy committee meeting 3 p.m. Monday at the Curry County Courthose commission room. The meeting, which is open to the public, will focus on existing conditions regarding land uses in the counties and Cannon Air Force Base. The purpose of the joint land use study […]

Timeline established for land use study

Freedom New Mexico The first public meeting Thursday in the Joint Land Use Study process for Cannon Air Force Base and Curry and Roosevelt counties provided a timeline for the study and encouraged public participation. Project Manager Catherine Roupe of Colorado company HDR Inc., which is working on the study under contract with Curry County, […]

Land Use Study meeting aims for input from residents

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tonight begins the first of three meetings to gain public input for a Joint Land Use study. Planned from 6 to 8 p.m. at Portales City Hall, the meeting is intended to get resident insight into living in a community shared with Cannon Air Force Base, according to Roosevelt […]

Cannon to conduct exercises

CNJ staff Starting Saturday, Cannon Air Force Base will conduct an operational readiness. Residents on or near the base many notice increased activity and use of the public address system. Sirens and/or simulated explosions may also be heard. Cannon’s public affairs office said these types of exercises are vital to honing the skills of its […]

Meeting set to inform public about joint land use study

CNJ staff Curry and Roosevelt counties will hold a public information meeting 6-8 p.m. April 8 at Portales City Hall, 100 W. First St. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public about the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study area and to invite public comment. The study is intended to […]

a view from under the pew: the struggle to get in shape

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes.

U.S. embargo on Cuba no longer relevant

Freedom New Mexico New efforts are being made in Congress to open trade with Cuba. We encourage our members of Congress to support those efforts. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., last week filed House Resolution 4645. Named the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act, it would help […]

Plateau receives grant to expand broadband networks

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico ENMR-Plateau Telecommunications received a federal grant Wednesday of more than $11 million to expand high-speed Internet access in eastern and central New Mexico. According to a news release from the state Department of Information Technology, the company plans to use the American Recovery and Reinvestment money to enhance existing […]

Policy letter bans use of Salvia Divinorum

By Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla — The psychoactive hallucinogenic plants Salvia Divinorum and Spice, although sold commercially, are prohibited for use by Air Force Special Operations Command military members, according to a new major command policy letter. Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster, AFSOC commander, prohibited use of the substances […]

City approves $1 million for water reuse project

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission wasted little time Thursday injecting capital into its effluent water reuse project. In its only discussed action item on the agenda for the first meeting of 2010, commissioners approved use of $1.088 million to move to 100 percent design of the project. The project would […]