Bill could raise utility costs

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Local electricity providers expect customer costs to go up if a proposed federal cap-and-trade climate legislation passes the U.S. Senate without changes. This summer, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, which has a number of provisions to limit carbon emissions […]

City to ask BNSF for payment extension

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The City of Clovis, hoping to cover costs through the federal economic stimulus program, decided to ask Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad

Health care overhaul will prove costly

Freedom New Mexico You have to admit it takes a certain amount of chutzpah to try to sell expanding the role of government in health care as a way of controlling costs and improving services. Yet judging by recent statements and his speech Monday to the American Medical Association, that has become one of President […]

Meals program fights costs with bubbles

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Albuquerque Journal halts local home deliveries

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Falling on hard financial times, the Albuquerque Journal is canceling distribution of its paper to more than 30 New Mexico towns including Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari. The paper will terminate home delivery and rack sales in outlying communities on Jan. 31 because of falling advertising revenue and rising production […]

Increased BAH rates announced

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to service members living off base in stateside areas will increase an average of 6.9 percent in January to keep pace with local rental costs. The new BAH rates will pump an additional $1 billion into service member paychecks in 2009, raising total BAH […]

Education feature: Students help cut energy costs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Halli Heath, 10, is a member of one of Mesa Elementary School’s green teams, which monitor classrooms after school for left on lights and computers. They also turn down thermostats in the rooms. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As the school empties out each day, a select group of […]

Business feature: Clovis flights on rise

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer High fuel costs may have grounded private pilots in Clovis but they have played a hand in the increase of passengers flying out of Clovis in the last year, according to Clovis Municipal Airport Director Steve Summers. And more use of the airport is expected as Cannon Air Force […]

Board hopes turf change offsets costs

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer In an effort to cut down on water costs the Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board will recommend to the city commission seeding certain parks with water-saving grass. The board unanimously approved Tuesday the recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Department during its regular monthly meeting. Clovis Parks and Recreation […]

Xcel Energy proposes rate increase

CNJ staff Xcel Energy is requesting a 5.9 percent base rate increase in Texas to offset increasing infrastructure costs. Xcel filed a proposal of a base rate increase with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and area municipalities served by the company, according to Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy. He said Xcel also included in […]