Elida, Texico face loss of grant money on water projects

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A view of the Texico wastewater treatment plant. Argen Duncan The towns of Elida and Texico are facing the loss of grant money, and further stalling on key projects, and town representatives are blaming what they say are unreasonable requirements from the New Mexico Environment Department. If the towns can’t […]

Thursday morning briefing: Just for kicks, sneak peaks and money machines

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing. Just for kicks There’s a kickball tournament Saturday at the Portales Recreation Center. Registration deadline is Friday.

Official seeking public input at city meeting

CNJ staff The City of Clovis is holding a meeting to get public input on infrastructure and capital improvements, according to a news release. The city is revising the Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan and officials want to discuss major projects and purchases that should be included. The meeting will be held 10 a.m. Sept. […]

Ground broken on Melrose clinic

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Courtesy photo: Emily Crowe Ground was broken Wednesday for a new healthcare clinic in Melrose. Completion of the building is expected by January. CNJ staff The Village of Melrose broke ground Wednesday on its new health clinic. County Manager Lance Pyle said more than 80 people attended the long anticipated event, including Melrose Elementary students, […]

Two cases Muleshoe to be presented to grand juries

CNJ staff Authorities plan to present two Muleshoe homicides to a grand jury Sept. 13. Police Chief Brian Frieda said Wednesday a special grand jury has been called to hear the cases. Daniel Mendoza, 20, and Michael Garcia, 25, are being held in connection with the July 3 shooting death of 19-year-old Rolando Sauceda. Police […]

Education digest — Sept. 2

Head Start programs accepting applications The Clovis Head Start and Early Head Start programs are accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year. Head Start is a federally funded comprehensive program for pregnant women, infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers of low income families with the purpose of supporting children’s physical, social-emotional and cognitive development. Information: 742-3426

Bond money will be put to use on updates, upgrades and renovations

Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools’ operations department will be busy updating, upgrading and renovating buildings, parking lots and technology at several schools with money approved in Tuesday’s bond election. Sixty-three percent of voters approved the $16 million bond issue. Fourteen percent of 18,059 voters eligible cast ballots in the election. Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel […]

Meetings watch — Clovis Community College board of trustees

At its meeting Wednesday, the Clovis Community College board of trustees: • Voted to name the college town hall after Jay Gurley in recognition of his service to CCC and the community. • Voted to name the Business Service Center at CCC after James H. Turner in recognition of his service to the college. • […]

County fair much more accessible

County fair much more accessible Scooters, chairs, walkers and canes: Every handicapped person that has to use one of these devices has one goal in mind — to go places that a normal healthy person would go. We just have to use different means to get there. I met and spoke a few months ago […]

Wind energy may be costly in long run

Is wind power a viable alternative to low-cost fossil fuels? Consider this: relying on windmills to reduce greenhouse gas emissions not only is expensive and ironically harmful to the environment, it won’t accomplish its main goal. “A slew of recent studies show that wind-generated energy likely won’t result in any reduction in carbon emissions — […]