Water conservation effort draws concern

By Jack King Officials of Clovis’ water policy advisory board and the Curry County Commission are still working out compromise language for a resolution encouraging and supporting water conservation, advisory board Chairman Randy Crowder said Wednesday. The City Commission adopted an emergency drought management plan, with water conservation plans and regulations, on Nov. 6. Crowder […]

Business Digest 12/9

Some state land open for tree cutting Commissioner of Public Lands Patrick H. Lyons has announced he is opening state trust lands for the cutting of Christmas trees during the holiday season, at no cost to the public. Ten parcels of state trust land will be opened for tree cutting through Christmas Eve. Beginning Friday, […]

State senate candidate has big plans for future of local area

Question and Answer William V. Palmer is a Lovington oil and gas company owner, operator and investor. He has announced he will run as a Republican for State Senate District 42, which covers Curry, Lea and Roosevelt counties. The seat is currently occupied by Gay Kernan, also a Republican, from Hobbs. Q: Tell us a […]

Cannon policies protect the water supply

Carla Givens An article recently published in the Clovis News Journal quoted a local citizen who expressed concern that Cannon Air Force Base is not participating in water conservation efforts. For years, water use has undoubtedly been one of the most polarizing issues in New Mexico and prolonged drought has made the issue yet more […]

Water storage on the rise

By Jack King The good news is the water storage tanks are filling up again. The bad news is the drought’s not over, New Mexico-American Water Co.’s operations manager said Thursday. The water company and the city of Clovis asked residents July 31 to conserve water because New Mexico-American’s water storage tanks were less than […]

Water needs to be conserved drop by drop

Don’t water your lawn every day. Don’t wash your car every weekend. Don’t use your dishwasher until it’s full. Save water whenever you can. Those are common-sense ideas to follow any day in the arid West, but they take on more urgency today. If we don’t follow them, we may have serious water shortages in […]

Conservation critical

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Jimmy Dominguez, greens superintendent for the Clovis Municipal Golf Course, hand waters a green Thursday at the course. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King If Clovis residents don’t voluntarily reduce water consumption, they could face a water emergency in a week, city officials said Thursday at a press conference. New Mexico-American Water officials announced […]

Car wash living with conservation measures

By Darrell Todd Maurina Requests to restrict water use in Clovis won’t be a major burden to at least one car wash, according to Washpointe owner and manager Eric Wuest. “It may affect us some, but we already recycle our water,” Wuest said. “It’s not like it all goes down the drain.” Wuest showed a […]

Preserving Ogallala Aquifer a balancing act

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — People from different walks of life are meeting in Portales for one common goal — to slow the decline of the Ogallala Aquifer. The workshop, “Land Uses and their Effects on the Ogallala Aquifer,” is in its second day at the Memorial Building. Today’s meetings start at 8:15 a.m. and […]

Incentives offered for conserving water

By Mike Linn New incentives for farmers to conserve water in the area lack the compensation funds and may have come too late to save considerable amounts of water in area wells, local conservation specialists said. Financial incentives to save water will never outweigh the income irrigation provides through the harvesting of water-thirsty crops, the […]