Financial help available for weather damage

CNJ staff Individuals, communities and utilities may be able to receive financial help with repairing damages from the recent winter storms, according to a news release from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. According to the release: • Telecommunication and electric cooperatives have access to normal lines of credit through the USDA Rural Utilities Service […]

Officials holding growth meetings

Local officials are holding a series of meetings to gather public input on a plan to address growth issues related to expansion at Cannon Air Force Base. Areas addressed in the two-year study include land use, public utilities, transportation, education, health and social services, public safety and emergency services, economic and fiscal impact and quality […]

Nov. 24, 1925

The New Mexico Utilities Company was installing four-inch cast iron water mains north and south across west Seventh street. … Final arrangements were made between the Santa Fe Railway and the city of Clovis Fire Department in cooperation in fire protection for the Santa Fe Railway and city property. … M.L. Morris purchased a new […]

Energy costs killing southwest industries

Jim Constantopoulos: Guest Columnist It is becoming increasingly clear that if industries in the southwest are to survive, something must be done to hold down energy costs. Of all fuels, natural gas requires the most immediate attention, because wholesale gas prices have tripled in the past four years. The key reason is that 90 percent […]

Good idea gets stopped in favor of handouts

CNJ staff Politicians and interest groups already seem to have snuffed out one of the more sensible money-saving recommendations in President Bush’s fiscal 2006 budget — his proposal that four Department of Energy-run utilities start charging closer-to-market rates for electricity generated by federal dams. The episode illustrates how difficult it is to win Congressional backing […]

Conservation and windmills can’t power growth

Jim Constantopolous If we want to avoid a serious national energy crisis, we need to move beyond temporary fixes and focus on workable long-term solutions. Congress is about to make that choice. Let’s hope it doesn’t settle for politically popular steps that would have no impact on the real energy problems we face. In considering […]