Local recycling program proposed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city could establish a recycling program by early next year after Public Works Committee members approved during a Wednesday meeting a proposal for a program. The committee is recommending the proposal because it would free up space in the landfill, according to Public Works Director Clint Bunch. “It’s […]

City commission changes priority rankings

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The Clovis City Commission rearranged its wish list for the state Legislature, with a proposed wellness center and road repairs for Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard getting bumped up. Commissioners unanimously approved the revision at Thursday’s regular meeting. Upgrades for the city’s wastewater treatment plant, the former No. 2 priority, […]

College previews project priorities

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The top projects for Clovis Community College for the next five years are the construction of a performing arts center and the demolition of military barracks south of the campus. The college board of trustees approved prioritizing the projects in the college’s master plan during Wednesday’s monthly meeting. CCC […]

Funding approved for weight training facility at ENMU

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved the use of $395,000 toward the design and construction of a weight training facility at the Portales campus. ENMU fields 14 men’s and women’s Division II teams. “It make sense to construct the new facility to increase the recruitment of […]

Ag and dairy funding approved by committee

Cannon construction funds approved

Bush expected to sign new GI bill

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist With Congress adding a $1 billion-a-year transferability feature, President Bush has dropped his opposition to the extraordinary Webb GI Bill initiative and is prepared to sign it into law as early as this month. Known also as the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the new GI Bill will […]

City approves zoning change

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Google maps Clovis City Commissioners approved a zoning change for Raintree Estates near Llano Estacado Blvd. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Commissioners approved a zoning change for Raintree Estates, but not before they heard “marching orders” to widen Norris Street to four lanes. The measure passed 7-1, with Commissioner Robert Sandoval voting […]

County vote canvass approved

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

County inmate escapes during medical furlough

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Courtesy photo Shane May escaped from jail while released on a medical furlough to see the dentist. CNJ staff A convicted drug trafficker is on the run after failing to return to custody following a court-approved medical furlough, according to the district attorney’s office. District Attorney Matthew Chandler said an arrest warrant was issued Wednesday […]

Senate Armed Services Committee approves Domenici’s funding request

WASHINGTON – The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved

Preliminary plans for subdivisions approved

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer To the dismay of one resident, the Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission approved preliminary plans of a 25-acre subdivision within the city’s extraterritorial zone. Commissioners also approved preliminary plans for two other subdivisions on about six acres of land in south Clovis. Barry Lewis said the proposed Stonebrooks subdivision, […]

CCC Board of Trustees approves architect contract

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved hiring an architect to design the proposed Norman and Vi Petty Performing Arts Center on Main Street. Board members approved a $48,000 contract with Albuquerque architectural firm Van H. Gilbert Architect PC. “It will provide a main venue for our […]

Fish farm officials ready to dive in

Gabriel Monte The state has approved the permits needed to operate a proposed fish farm in south Clovis, according to Mike Sloane of the New Mexico Game and Fish Chief of Fisheries. AquaRanch president Garth Watson said Thursday that work to continue the conversion of the former Frozfruit plant off Brady Street into a $4 […]

Wind project moving forward

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff writer City commissioners voted unanimously to move toward creating a six megawatt wind farm on land near the city landfill. The commissioners’ decision would allow the city to request bids for the wind generators and find funding for the project estimated to cost $10 million. Commissioner Randal Crowder said the […]

Lawmakers hand out $500 million for projects

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — More than a half-billion dollars in capital improvements will be financed across New Mexico under measures approved by the Legislature on Saturday and sent to Gov. Bill Richardson. “I don’t think there is a corner of the state that we don’t touch with this,” Rep. Roberto […]

Public hearing on subdivision planned

CNJ staff A proposed subdivision north of the city is ready for a public hearing, according to county officials. The Curry County Land Use Committee has approved the Strebeck Ranches-owned Mariposa Subdivision for a public hearing during a Curry County Commission meeting. The subdivision, which has plans for 24 lots, is located in the city’s […]

Security officer approved for County Courthouse

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Courthouse is adding another facet to its security system — a security officer. Curry County commissioners approved a security officer position for the courthouse during Tuesday’s regular meeting. The District Court will provide $95,000 over the next two fiscal years to pay the salary of a […]

Regents OK Natatorium renovation plans

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A $1.5 million renovation of Eastern New Mexico University’s natatorium received formal approval Friday from the board of regents at their regular meeting. Scott Smart, vice president for Business Affairs at ENMU, told regents an inadequate heating and cooling system installed when it was built in 1958 has resulted […]

Commission OKs industrial park design

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners approved the design Tuesday for the Clovis Industrial Park, which will be constructed in the county. Plans are already under way for two biodiesel plants in the 237-acre park, and it could include a business incubator, according to Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry. […]