Air Force answers questions on base transition details

Air Force Special Operations Command spokeswoman Lt. Amy Cooper and 73rd Special Operations Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Tom Markland answered some questions last week about how Cannon Air Force Base’s transition from a fighter wing to a special operations wing is going. Q: How many MC-130Ws are currently at Cannon? A: There are four MC-130Ws […]

Portales gross receipts taxes grow

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ economy seems to be defying national trends along with localized concerns of a slow-down as gross receipts tax collection grew in 2007. With better than 73 percent of the city of Portales’ budget tied to GRT, the monthly collection reports are of special interest to city officials looking […]

Events Center update to be given

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer DavTek vice president Randy Kamradt is scheduled to update county commissioners today on the progress of the special events center. The county hired DavTek to manage the construction of the facility. At the Dec. 4 county commission meeting, County Manager Lance Pyle said the total cost of constructing the […]

Bowling alley expected to reopen in December

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mainline Bowl owner Phil Wood sits Monday in the rubble of his business five months into reconstruction after the March tornado destroyed the building. View a video of Wood talking about the bowling alley at cnjonline.com. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Mainline Bowl owner Phil Wood walked through a […]

Construction on Main Street gateway starting soon

CNJ staff Construction on a Main Street gateway should begin soon, according to Clovis MainStreet Director Robyne Beaubien. Construction drawings are being routed through the appropriate offices for approval and construction will begin when permits are obtained, Beaubien said. Two 15-foot-tall pillars will be constructed in the 100 block of Main Street. They are modeled […]

Work begins on Farwell egg plant

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Construction crews are digging the foundation in Farwell for what will be one of the biggest egg-processing plants in the Southwest. Mississippi-based Cal-Maine foods started the initial work on the plant about three weeks ago after receiving building permits last month, said company Vice President and Chief Financial Officer […]

Weather puts wedge in events center plans

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Courtesy photo: Randy Kamradt Construction crews build the south arena wall of the Curry County Special Events Center. County officials said the construction has been delayed because of recent rainfall. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Rainfall last week has delayed construction of the Curry County Special Events Center by three months, county officials said. […]

Bill could jump-start Cannon construction

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A funding bill before the U.S. Congress could help Air Force Special Operations Command begin construction at Cannon Air Force Base earlier than planned if it meets with final approval, according to AFSOC officials. The U.S. Senate approved a bill Thursday that included more than $10 million in funds […]

AFSOC: Cannon changes hinge on construction

CNJ Staff Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs issued the following press release regarding frequently asked questions regarding Cannon Air Force Base’s transition from a fighter wing to a special operations wing. AFSOC is scheduled to take control of the base Oct. 1. Q: What units will move, and when? A: The first unit […]

Tractor Supply building begun

CNJ Staff Construction is under way on a Tractor Supply Co. store at the northern end of North Prince Street, according to a Tractor Supply news release. The 19,000-square-foot store at 1282 State Road 209 will be the farm and ranch supply retailer’s first New Mexico location. “Farmers in Curry County grow a lot of […]

Workers raise walls for Habitat

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Laurie Kennedy, second from left, invests sweat equity Saturday into a home being built for her by Habitat for Humanity. People throughout the Clovis community helped with raising the walls of the home. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Laurie Kennedy helped lift the walls of her new house Saturday […]

Aug. 14, 1925

First National Bank of Clovis was ordered to pay a 40 percent dividend on deposits that were in the bank when it closed. … H.C. Getty began construction of an addition to Clovis Floral Co. due to steadily increasing out-of-town orders. … Southwestern Drug Co. was having a sale on Victrola phonographs.

Ethanol plant permit hearing planned

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A hearing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Clovis Civic Center on an appeal of the air quality permit granted to ConAgra Trade Group for its Clovis Ethanol plant. The petition was filed by Concerned Citizens for Curry County, the Clovis branch of the NAACP and […]

Two men killed in grain elevator accident

By Don McAlvy: Columnist In 1950 I graduated from Clovis High School. In the middle of July that year, after plowing wheat stubble, I came into town and I saw the bold headlines on the left front side of the Clovis News Journal of Friday, July 14, 1950. It said “Two Killed In 133-Foot Fall.” […]

Number of elderly, disabled facilities growing in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Construction continues Thursday on the Wheatfields Senior Living Community on North Prince Street. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis looks like prime real estate for developers hoping to build living facilities for senior citizens and the disabled. Six housing development projects for the elderly and the disabled have either […]

ConAgra procures air permit

CNJ staff SANTA FE — ConAgra officials learned Tuesday they can move forward with plans to build a $175 million ethanol plant west of Clovis. New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ron Curry’s approval of the plant’s air quality construction permit was the final step before construction can begin at a grain handling facility ConAgra operates […]

Scholarship helps CHS senior pursue dream

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Robert Cordova, a Clovis High senior, graduates today. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer A prestigious scholarship and a background in construction has paved the way for Robert Cordova to pursue a civil engineering degree. Cordova is one of 352 students expected to receive diplomas during Clovis High School’s graduation […]

N.M. 467 overpass near completion

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The N.M. 467 overpass is set to open in June, according to project manager Patrick Garcia. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By CNJ staff The N.M. 467 railroad overpass is in the final phases of construction and will be open in June, according to the project superintendent Mike Barnes. The $3.6 million project, which began […]

Weather delays CCS construction

CNJ Staff Nasty weather has delayed construction of Clovis Christian School’s elementary school on 21st Street and Humphrey Road by a couple of months, according to the licensed contractor for the project, David Petty. “The weather’s been really tough on us,” said Petty, referring to higher than average winter and spring precipitation. Construction of the […]

Events Center plans take shape

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners approved the final plans and construction bids Tuesday for the Special Events Center during a regular meeting. Curry County Manager Dick Smith said the multi-purpose facility will cost $80 per square foot, or $7 million total including kitchen equipment. The construction bids were originally let in […]