Press release: Xcel declares energy alert

AMARILLO – High electricity demand and maintenance issues at area generating plants has led Xcel Energy to declare an Energy Alert in its Texas and New Mexico service territory. Xcel Energy is urging customers to cut back on their use of electricity until 8 p.m.

Obama declares ’I don’t quit’ in State of Union

By Jennifer Loven: The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he gets it, he knows America is not happy. “I campaigned on the promise of change, ’change we can believe in,’ the slogan went,” he said Wednesday night in his first State of the Union address. “And right now, I know there […]

Judge declares mistrial in murder case

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Anthony Ray Casillas, 23, listens Tuesday as prosecutor Andrea Reeb presents opening arguments to a jury. Casillas is accused of shooting and killing two people in 2008. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A district judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the murder trial of Anthony Ray Casillas after a […]

USDA declares seven counties disaster areas due to drought

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Acting Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Brenda Archuleta, announced that the US. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has designated seven (7) New Mexico counties as disaster areas due to the ongoing drought and high winds in portions of the state, from October 1, 2008 and continuing. Secretary Vilsack […]

USDA declares counties disaster areas

CNJ staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared 31 New Mexico counties disaster areas Thursday because of persisting drought conditions, including Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties according to a USDA press release. Eligible farmers have an eight-month deadline to apply for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency to help cover their losses, according […]

USDA declares 31 counties as disasters due to drought

Albuquerque, NM – State Executive Director for the New Mexico Farm Service Agency, Rick Lopez, today expressed his appreciation for the decision to designate 31 counties in New Mexico a disaster due to drought. “Our farmers and Ranchers in New Mexico have been enduring a tough year in most parts of the State. This drought, […]

Associated Press declares win for Cosner

CNJ staff Quay County native Craig Cosner won the only contested primary race for a seat in the state House of Representatives in Tuesday’s primary election. Cosner beat Van Robertson 1,247 to 875 for the State Representative District 67 in the Democratic Primary with complete results from all counties except Curry County. The Associated Press […]

Library declares amnesty

Good news for library patrons with overdue books in Clovis: This week has been declared “Amnesty Week.” Librarian Marilyn Belcher reports fines will be waived for anyone who brings in an overdue item this week. • • • It’s true — government in Tucumcari wants to control population … the animal population, that is. The […]