Portales residential rentals dwindling

Cannon Connections file photo Rental residential properties in Portales are “at a historic low,” according to Roosevelt County Economic Development Corp. Director Gregg Fisher. He attributes the shortage to the populations at Eastern New Mexico University and at Cannon Air Force Base. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Portales has few vacancies among residential rental properties, […]

$18,000 reward offered in vandalism case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Six weeks since heavy equipment was used to ransack a budding housing development, there are still no leads. Workers arrived at the development early Sept. 19 to discover a front-end loader and dirt compactor were used to damage three houses on Carmel Street, northwest of the Clovis Civic Center. […]

Community Development Director treated after auto accident

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community Development Director Claire Burroughes was treated and released from Lovelace Hospital after she was involved in a crash in Albuquerque Wednesday while attending the New Mexico Municipal League Conference. Burroughes said she was driving to a meeting at the New Mexico Environment Department when she was struck […]

Bingaman: Contractor selected to construct $7.9 million child development facility at Cannon Air Force Base

CLOVIS – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today reported that the Department of Defense has selected a contractor for construction of a new 23,304 square foot child development facility at Cannon Air Force Base. The cost of construction is $7.9 million; the contractor is based in California. “I visited Cannon Air Force Base Tuesday morning and […]

Small Business Development Center sponsoring a free seminar

CNJ staff Clovis Community College’s Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a free seminar. The seminar is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Business Enterprise Center, 105 E. Grand Ave. The two-hour seminar focuses on new advantages in Small Business Administration loans and other financing available for start-ups or existing small businesses. The deadline to register […]

Committee approves Luj

Washington, DC — Today, the Committee on Science and Technology approved an amendment submitted by Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Cannon to receive stimulus money

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Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Two-year-olds at the Cannon Air Force Base Child Development Center, from left, Jacob Clines, Natasha Cotton and Kaira Morgan, play under the care of program technician Norma Alonso. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections $26.4 million in federal stimulus money is going into improving the quality of life and utilities at […]

Cannon to receive $26 million from stimulus package

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is set to receive $26.4 million from the federal economic stimulus package. Capt. Mae-Li Allison of Cannon Public Affairs said $12 million would go to a new Child Development Center, $12.8 million was earmarked for facility improvements and $1.7 million was headed to family housing […]

Bingaman to hold energy committee hearing regarding energy development on public lands

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman will hold an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing to examine energy development on federal lands, including the Outer Continental Shelf.

Richardson appoints Ray Mondragon to State Economic Development Commission

CNJ Staff Gov. Bill Richardson appointed Raymond Mondragon to the Economic Development State Commission. Mondragon was appointed last month, according to a spokeswoman at the governor’s office. Mondragon, the director of economic development/government relations at ENMR Plateau, replaces George Munoz who resigned from the position after winning a seat in the state senate in November. […]

Udall: Projects in bill would spur economic development

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced legislative projects included in the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Bill to spur economic development in New Mexico. The projects, which then-Rep. Udall requested for the state through the Appropriations process, include Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Small Business Development: Transportation: North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) Bus Facility […]

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Bill would change infrastructure development authority

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 25 Development bill: The House Taxation and Revenue Committee has approved a measure (HB552) that would allow infrastructure development zones to be set up with local government approval. The bill, sponsored by House Speaker Ben Lujan, D-Nambe, would allow newly developed areas to pay for their own infrastructure […]

Measure would promote green jobs

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 30 Green measures: A pair of bills in the Senate, (SB318) and (SB420), aim to promote green jobs in the state. Sen. Eric G. Griego, D-Albuquerque, is carrying the bills. One would require spending of a minimum of $1 million each year from the Development Training Fund for […]

Developer under fire over N.M. ads

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican A California development company that has been advertising in New Mexico in recent weeks might be in violation of state lobbyist laws, according to a complaint filed Thursday with the Secretary of State’s Office. SunCal, which is planning a project on Albuquerque’s West Mesa, has advertised on television and […]

Curry and Roosevelt counties see unemployment increase

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American Medical Alert center grew from 45 employees to 75 in 2008. By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Local economic development experts said Cannon Air Force Base’s transition to a special operations wing has softened the blow of unemployment in the area. New Mexico’s unemployment rate climbed to 4.9 percent in December, a 53 percent […]

Dec. 12 -Dec. 18 What's Happening

Friday Child Development Center Open House — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., CDC. Learn more about the program and tour the facility. Social Hour — 4:30 p.m., The Landing. Karaoke Friday — 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., The End Zone.

Tight credit market changes focus for local business

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The economic development arm of the city is pumping its brakes on recruiting businesses because of the tight lending market and focusing efforts on supporting existing ones. Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry said the meltdown on Wall Street has made it hard to secure financing to […]

Mondragon recognized for economic development

CNJ staff The New Mexico Industrial Development Executives have awarded Clovis’ Raymond Mondragon the 2008 Dallan Sanders Award for excellence in economic development. The award, given in honor of Dallan Sanders of Portales, recognizes a person with a direct connection to rural economic development in New Mexico. Mondragon, director of economic development and government relations […]

Aug. 5, 2008 Business Digest

State committee to discuss economic development today The state Economic and Rural Development Committee will meet today in Gallup, according to a press release from the State House of Representatives. Topics of discussion during the three-day session include tourism, transportation and consumer protection in the context of payday lending and home mortgages. Today’s meeting is […]