Water advisory lifted

The boil water advisory for Cannon Air Force Base and Chavez housing has been lifted. Extensive testing of the water system has determined that the contamination was isolated to one outside faucet at the Landing Zone. All other tests from inside the Landing Zone and across base and Chavez housing were negative. There is no […]

Cannon water advisory lifted

CNJ staff The boil water advisory for Cannon Air Force Base and Chavez housing has been lifted, according to a release from Cannon Air Force Base Public Affairs. Extensive testing of the water system has determined that the contamination was isolated to one outside faucet at the Landing Zone. All other tests from inside the […]

Officials: Boil water order expected to be lifted by Saturday

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer State environmental officials expect a boil water order at Cannon Air Force Base will be lifted by Saturday at the latest. The order was issued Wednesday after testing revealed E. coli contamination of Cannon’s water. Drinking water Compliance Operation Manager Mike Huber said Cannon has increased chlorine levels in […]

Dairy submits plan to clean up contamination

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Environment Department representatives have said they’ve found groundwater pollution at a local dairy, but the owner said he has decreased existing contamination since taking over the property. NMED environmental scientist Bart Faris, reading from the abatement plan the dairy has turned in to address the situation, said […]

Local food bank discards recalled items

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sheila Ferreira, left, Patricia Weist, middle, and Nancy Taylor of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico pack up any food items on a 16-page list containing peanut paste, which was part of a national recall. CNJ staff The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has thrown out about 15 […]

Environmental report debated

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Highland Dairy Farm employee Alfredo Ordonez of Clovis looks over the ponds used to collect dairy waste, called lagoons. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer About half of New Mexico’s 160 dairies have groundwater beneath them that’s been polluted with nitrate, according to a New Mexico Environment Department internal review completed […]

Diesel fuel tanker rolls

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A tanker carrying diesel fuel fell over near the train tracks across Mabry Drive from Cook’s Restaurant Saturday afternoon. The driver was not injured. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) CNJ staff A tanker truck filled with 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel overturned about 3 p.m. Saturday on a gravel access road alongside the railroad tracks across […]