Bingaman talks about bill to create national conservation area in northern New Mexico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about a bill he wrote that seeks to protect and enhance cultural, ecological, recreational, and scenic resources on public lands in Northern New Mexico. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman111411m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the […]

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Haying approval possible New Mexico farmers can gain approval for haying Conservation Reserve Program acres that will be converted from a Lovegrass, Bluestem or Klein grass to a native grass species cover, according to a press release from New Mexico’s Farm Service Agency. Producers have until Sept. 30, 2012, to request approval, which will be […]

Conservation program policies modified

CNJ staff The U.S. Farm Service Agency is modifying its Conservation Reserve Program policies to help agricultural producers affected by drought. FSA is permitting farmers and ranchers approved for emergency grazing in drought-stricken states, including New Mexico, to extend the emergency grazing period for a month, to Oct. 31, without an additional payment reduction, according […]

Press release: Clovis customers asked to limit water use

New Mexico American Water is renewing its call for water conservation by urging all of its Clovis customers to continue to limit their outdoor water use during the current hot spell. “We are asking customers to reduce outdoor water usage to ensure our ability to meet demand,” said Daniel Bailet, New Mexico American Water’s vice […]

Press release: Xcel continues to ask for conservation

Wes Reeves AMARILLO, Texas – Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in Texas and New Mexico to join their neighbors across the region in conserving energy as regional utility systems struggle to meet high demand with diminished resources. The utility company is not planning rotating outages in the area at this time, but is cautioning […]

Press release: Xcel Energy asks for power conservation

Xcel Energy ROSWELL, N.M. – Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in eastern New Mexico to conserve energy because of expected high demand on the area’s electric distribution system. The utility company urges customers in eastern New Mexico to limit their power use for the next 24 hours in order to reduce the strain on […]

Education column: Students going green with conservation programs

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Clovis Municipal Schools Ever had cookies baked in a solar oven? How about cooking your own solar personal pan pizza? Students in the Clovis Municipal Schools have. The CMS Energy Program and other energy conservation projects headed up by our own Mike Thomson, district energy manager for Clovis Schools, are teaching students about […]

Texico institutes water conservation measures

CNJ staff The city of Texico has initiated water conservation measures. Watering of lawns and landscape is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and a car may only be washed if a bucket or shut-off hose is used. Residents with odd-numbered addresses may water outside on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Residents with even-numbered […]

Water officials holding conservation workshop

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Public Works Director Clint Bunch said the city is conscientious in maintaining its parks and grounds, using the minimal water needed to keep things green and be conservative at the same time. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Water officials are holding a community workshop Monday to talk with residents […]