Tres Amigas officials tout project’s possibilities

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Frank Barbera, director of reliability assurance for Tres Amigas, speaks on the future of the power superstation during a legislative luncheon Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center. A groundbreaking is planned for the second quarter of 2012, with full operation by the end of 2014. Kevin Wilson Tres Amigas officials […]

Patriots confident they have signatures to force special election

CNJ staff The High Plains Patriots don’t have a verified count, but the citizens group believes it will be able to file enough signatures to force a special election on the city’s affordable housing plan. “They’re finally flooding in,” said High Plains Patriots President Kim Runyan on Friday afternoon. “We’re right at the amount we […]

Group heads to Santa Fe to discuss Hull overpass

CNJ Staff A group of about 20 Clovis elected officials and citizens, led by Mayor Gayla Brumfield, are en route to Santa Fe this morning for an afternoon meeting with Gov. Bill Richardson. The subject is the Hull Street overpass, and finding ways to fund its repair or replacement. Brumfield said the trip was basically […]

Jesus’ birth most humble of miracles

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Several years ago I visited a birthing center in a huge metropolitan city. It was a popular place, and women expecting babies put their names on a list months before their due dates so they could take advantage of the state-of-the-art facility. The place looked more like a fancy hotel […]

Senate winner remains unclear

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer New Mexico Sen. Clint Harden said Saturday he is confident his narrow lead will stand and he will retain the District 7 senate seat. Even so, the Clovis Republican with a 37-vote lead over challenger Robert Frost, D-San Jon, said he is not yet willing to proclaim victory. He […]