City takes first step to approve $200 million dollar bond

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer The City Commission gave initial approval Thursday night to the issuance of a $200 million industrial revenue bond to finance the construction of the Southwest Cheese Plant. A special commission meeting will be held May 13 to give final approval to the bond, commissioners said. The proposed bond purchase […]

Big Brother’s merger still stalemated

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Jill Dennis, executive director of the Roswell-based agency, answers questions about financial matters involving the contract presented to the Curry/Roosevelt County agency Tuesday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich A two-hour meeting on Tuesday between the local Big Brothers and Big Sisters agency and the Roswell-based agency about a possible merger ended with […]

Big Brothers, Big Sisters try to mend sibling rivalry

By Ryan Lengerich Local Big Brothers and Big Sisters officials are hoping a meeting on Tuesday with the Roswell agency will ease tensions between the two entities and get the Clovis agency back up and running. The Clovis-based agency serving Curry and Roosevelt counties had its office shut down on March 1 when Clovis officials […]

City Commission lauds local pastor

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A picture of Herbert Bergstrom and a thank you from the city of Clovis is projected on a screen as Mayor David Lansford reads from a proclamation Thursday at the city commission meeting naming today, “Dr. Herbert Bergstrom Day.” CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King The City Commission honored Herbert Bergstrom, a pastor who […]

Business Digest 2/10

Nuco to increase warehouse space for pool supplies Nuco Supply, 116 N. Main St. in Clovis, is increasing its warehouse capacity to hold an enlarged inventory of hot tubs and above-ground pools, owner Mark Millender said Monday. The work will add about 3,000 square feet to existing warehouse space, Millender said. Nuco Supply sells commercial-grade […]

Deal may jeopardize local dairies

By Mike Linn Local dairy operators are fearful a proposed free trade agreement the president is negotiating with Australia may negatively impact their future business. Terms of the agreement are scheduled to be released this week, and early indications are that Australia is seeking free trade of dairy products into the United States, according to […]

ENMU signs agreement to recruit foreign students

By Mike Linn PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University officials are actively recruiting students from universities in foreign countries, especially China, something that has become increasingly difficult since Sept. 11, 2001. Eastern President Steven Gamble recently signed a World American Cultural Exchange agreement with officials from Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China. The agreement will […]

Local Briefs 10/21

County commission to consider loans The Curry County Commission will consider authorizing loans for two volunteer fire departments at its regular meeting today. The commission will consider a $102,000 loan agreement with the Field Volunteer Fire Department and a $175,000 loan agreement with the Broadview Volunteer Department. In other business, the commission will consider designating […]

Agreement made: No increase in water rates

By Jack King New Mexico American Water Company has reached an agreement with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to drop its request to increase Clovis water rates this year. City Attorney Dave Richards told the city commissioners on Thursday the company may file another rate case next year. Under the agreement, New Mexico American […]

‘Agreement’ may pose threat to American lives

Freedom Newspapers Environmental groups are calling “groundbreaking” an agreement they’ve wrested from the Pentagon that will drastically limit the Navy’s ability to use a new, low frequency sonar system that animal advocates say poses a threat to whales and porpoises, but which the service says is essential to tracking the world’s increasingly stealthy submarines. It […]