Ute Water Project goes to Senate

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority members expect an uphill battle in their latest attempt to gain federal approval on the Ute Water Project. Sens. Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman introduced a bill two weeks ago authorizing the Bureau of Reclamation to provide financial assistance to the Eastern New […]

Underdog not out of political running

By Ned Cantwell: Syndicated Columnist Here’s how I got it figured. Jim Madison, Alex Hamilton and the boys are sitting around the pub after a hard day of constitution writing, and they are trying to figure out the finer details on how this thing called the United States of America is going to work. And […]

Money, service mean sure Senate win

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist I think Sen. Jeff Bingaman is going to get beat in November by his Republican opponent. I also think Lordsburg High School will defeat La Cueva in the state football championship game, Santa Fe will become a conservative enclave, Carlsbad Caverns bats will relocate to White Sands National Park, and […]

Sept. 5, 2006 Business Briefs

Cattle Feeders holding convention The Texas Cattle Feeders Association will hold its annual convention Oct.11-13 at the Amarillo Civic Center, according to a TCFA news release. The group and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will meet jointly as TSCRA convenes for its quarterly board and committee meetings, the release said. TCFA and TSCRA […]

County marks overpass groundbreaking

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleirt is shoveled Thursday to symbolize the start of the N.M. 467 railroad overpass project. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Fluffy white clouds, a clear blue sky and a light breeze created a pleasant atmosphere for the N.M. Road 467 railroad overpass groundbreaking held Thursday at the future construction site. […]

1/15 Letters to the editor

Senatorial candidate clarifies statements I read with interest the review by Andy Jackson of the recent Republican senatorial candidate debate in Clovis. Unfortunately some statements attributed to me are false. While “(Jeff) Bingaman’s stand on the war in Iraq is not consistent with the beliefs of state voters” is certainly a statement with which many […]

Republicans: Bingaman out of touch

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Five men vying for Republican nomination to a U.S. Senate seat say incumbent Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is disconnected from the people he serves. “Is he (Bingaman) committed to New Mexico or to a job?” asked Dr. Allen McCulloch, a Farmington urologist, on Tuesday at a forum hosted by the […]

Senator Bingaman discusses BRAC, Iraq and more

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U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman D-N.M. spokes about various issues concerning eastern New Mexico on Thursday during an interview with Freedom Newspapers. (Photo by Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., was in Clovis and Portales on Thursday and was on hand for a briefing at Clovis Community College with […]

State senators push bill to find Cannon new mission

By Jennifer Talhelm: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — New Mexico Sens. Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman said Thursday they hope to require the Pentagon to carry out a federal panel’s recommendation that a new mission be found for Cannon Air Force Base. The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission last month handed Cannon a reprieve […]

Three N.M. colleges receiving federal funding

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman,D-N.M., announced that three New Mexico colleges will receive federal funding to encourage more minority students to pursue a postsecondary education. Bingaman said Clovis Community College will receive $516,000; Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will receive $1.376 million; and New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas will receive $563,558. […]

New mission proposed for Cannon

The Associated Press Cannon Air Force Base would be home to the Defense Department’s fledgling Airborne Laser program under a plan proposed by New Mexico’s two senators. Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., sent a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday, urging him to consider the option. Cannon is one of […]

State senators meet with BRAC commissioner

The Associated Press A member of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission assured New Mexico’s two senators Thursday that data behind the Pentagon’s decision to recommend the closure of Cannon Air Force Base would be closely scrutinized before the base’s fate is decided. Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said they received the […]

Reporter’s notebook: Recent bill declares July 23 ‘National Day of the American Cowboy’

It’s time to pull up those boot straps and sharpen those spurs, for July 23 is declared “National Day of the American Cowboy.” A bill cosponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M, which recently passed the Senate, requests the country honor the role of the rancher in the development of the western United States. As […]

5/8 Agriculture Digest

Wheat demonstration being held Friday Farmers in eastern New Mexico and West Texas can learn about wheat production and variety selection at the 2005 Wheat Field Day from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday at the Agricultural Science Center. Officials will present topics on wheat variety trial results, an update on the current status of […]

Ute water project introduced in Washington

David Arkin: CNJ CORRESPONDENT Lawmakers in the nation’s capital on Wednesday got the ball rolling for a project that could be the answer to eastern New Mexico’s water needs. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., introduced the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Act of 2004 on Wednesday to Congress, which would allow the U.S Bureau […]

Authorization requested for Ute water funds

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Federal authorization legislation for the Ute Water Project will be submitted to the U.S. Senate in June, a spokeswoman for Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said Thursday. Officials have said authorization legislation is required before the project can be eligible for federal funds. Jude McCartin, Bingaman’s Washington press representative, said […]

Grant would fund flights to Dallas

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor For the third time in as many years, Clovis Municipal Airport Manager Stephen Summers is banking on a federal grant to help send passengers to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. And he has a heavy hitter backing his proposal. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., on Wednesday threw his support toward […]

Republicans praise Bush vision after State of the Union address

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House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, applauds President Bush as Bush’s State of the Union speech is on television at Radio Shack Tuesday at the North Plains Mall. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Robert Gehrke WASHINGTON (AP) — New Mexico’s congressional delegation praised President Bush’s strong stance on national security and terrorism during his […]

Oil and gas provisions yes … Hooters no

Ned Cantwell New Mexico writers come to realize they don’t want to mess with Pete Domenici. The Republican Senator of three decades is revered by folks all across I-40, up and down I-25, along the byways of 285. Some years back I wrote some funny stuff about how Pete’s campaign ads showing him reading to […]

Service to small airports in jeopardy

By Gary Mitchell Air service to Clovis and other similar-sized communities was jeopardized recently by potential congressional action. A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman said Bingaman and fellow senators beat back an initiative last week that would have forced some of New Mexico’s communities that take part in the Essential Air Service (EAS) program […]