Cannon construction contract approved

CNJ staff WASHINGTON — A $12.1 million contract to renovate a fuel storage and loading facility at Cannon Air Force Base has been approved, according to a press release issued Friday by Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. First funded before the base was targeted by the 2005 base closure process, the project involves the renovation of […]

Domenici: Cannon to benefit from Army contract

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today announced that a $12.1 million contract has been approved to renovate a fuel storage and loading facility at Cannon Air Force Base, a project first funded before the base was targeted by the 2005 base closure process.             Domenici, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, was […]

Domenici responds to GAO

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman today asserted that a new Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) report affirms that the Air Force used the correct analysis and made the right decision to locate an Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) mission at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico           The GAO-initiated report, […]

Domenici advocates larger economic stimulus package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today suggested that federal policymakers are offering “too little, too late” in terms of keeping the American economy from sliding into a recession, and suggested significantly increasing the size of an economic stimulus package.             Domenici, the former long-time chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, on Monday issued the […]

Domenici: Need for economic stimulus

          CARLSBAD, N.M. – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today issued the following statement regarding proposals for an economic stimulus to energize the U.S. economy:             “While there are economic bright spots in New Mexico, there is no doubt that the national economy is in trouble.  I was […]

Eastern Plains Council receives housing grant

CNJ staff The Eastern Plains Council of Government of Clovis has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici R-N.M. The $115,728 awarded will provide rental assistance for 10 to 13 individuals or families, Shelter Plus Care Program Manager Lori Howard […]

Pearce takes flight

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., announced his plans to run for Pete Domenici’s Senate seat Saturday at the Clovis Municipal Airport. “Friends,” he said, “Democrats are not the enemy but neither are Republicans the enemy.” By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R.N.M. said Saturday during a […]

Water authority counting on senator

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — The impending retirement of U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., one of the biggest supporters of the Ute Water Project, seems on the surface to be an obstacle for the project’s chances of authorization and funding. Members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, and its advocates, […]

ENMU honors Domenici at Foundation breakfast

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has succeeded lately where other state higher education institutes have come up short. Another manifestation of that success was demonstrated this week when it was announced the ENMU Foundation had reached its fundraising goal last year, the best year in its 32-year history. Foundation President […]

Heather Wilson to seek senate seat

By The Associated Press Rep. Heather Wilson intends to seek the Senate seat being vacated in New Mexico by fellow Republican Pete Domenici, the Associated Press has learned. Wilson made the decision Thursday after meeting with her family and notified her staff Friday morning. She was calling supporters around New Mexico to tell them of […]

Domenici: Brain disease leads to retirement

By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Republican Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico, one of the most influential voices in Congress on budget and energy issues, announced Thursday that he is retiring at the end of his sixth term because of a degenerative brain disease. “I come here today, to the site of the school […]

ENMU honoring Sen. Domenici

Freedom New Mexico staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is presenting Sen. Pete Domenici an honorary lifetime alumni award during its homecoming breakfast on Oct. 6. Also receiving alumni awards are Deborah M. Sawyer, founder, president and CEO of Environmental Design International; Clifton L. Smith, professor at the University of Georgia; and Margie and […]

Source: Domenici won’t run in 2008

By Andrew Taylor: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico intends to retire at the end of his term next year, closing out a 36-year career in Congress, Rep-ublican officials said Wednesday. These officials said the 75-year-old Domenici intends to make a formal announcement today in his home state. They […]

Education Digest: Lockwood scores earn $6,000 grant

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Lockwood Elementary will receive a $6,000 New Mexico Department of Public Education grant for showing an improvement in math and reading proficiency, according to a press release from Secretary of Education Veronica Garcia. The Department of Public Education awarded about $1.5 million to 89 schools that showed reading and […]

Senator pressured to support renewable energy standards

By Susan Montoya Bryan ALBUQUERQUE — The message seems simple, and it’s hard to miss when plastered on a large yellow billboard along one of New Mexico’s busiest interstates. “Senator Domenici: Don’t Dim Our Future! Support Renewable Energy.” The billboard — along with radio ads, bumper stickers and yard signs — is part of a […]

Officials aim to take Ute project to federal level

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., addresses a witness during Tuesday’s hearing at Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Local, state and federal leaders reached a similar conclusion at Tuesday’s water field hearing: They’re ready to seek federal authorization of the Ute Water Project, with or without the Bureau […]

Senate committee grants bovine TB detection funds

CNJ Staff U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R.-N.M., voted Thursday with the Senate Appropriations Committee to provide federal funding to continue research carried out in New Mexico to more rapidly detect livestock diseases such as bovine tuberculosis (TB), according to a news release from his office. Domenici serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee that Thursday approved […]

Domenici endorses grant for Clovis Industrial Park

CNJ staff U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., said Thursday he has endorsed an application for $1.5 million in federal economic development grant funding for infrastructure needed at the Clovis Industrial Park, according to a news release from his office. Domenici has written Pedro Garza, regional director for the Economic Development Administration, endorsing the Clovis application […]

Sens. Bingaman, Domenici push for Cannon funding

CNJ Staff U.S. Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said Wednesday they continue to seek up to $68 million in funding for military construction at Cannon Air Force Base to support the new Air Force Special Operations Command mission. The senators offered three amendments to a defense policy bill on Wednesday intended to […]

Domenici proposes student loan

CNJ staff Federal government student loan repayments for law students serving as prosecutors or public defenders could help encourage attorneys to commit to public service, officials said. Under legislation cosponsored by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., attorneys would be required to commit to three years employment as state, local or federal prosecutors or public defenders […]