Ruling puts end to states’ power grab

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a sensible ruling concerning the regulation of pollution and the supposed threat of global warming. The ruling directly affects eight states that sued four electric power companies, the main one being American Electric Power Co. of Ohio, for causing global warming. The court’s summary of Monday’s […]

Bailey electric board meeting

CNJ staff The Bailey County Electric Cooperative Association Board of Directors are scheduled to meet 9 a.m. (CDT) Monday at the association’s office at 305 E. Ave. B in Muleshoe. The monthly meeting is expected to last through lunch. Information: 806-272-4504

Farmers’ Electric receives $28.1 million USDA loan

The Associated Press CLOVIS — Farmers’ Electric Cooperative of Clovis is receiving a $28.1 million loan to upgrade its electric delivery system for seven counties in eastern New Mexico and three in Texas. The cooperative will use the money to expand service to current customers and extend service to new customers. It also will replace […]

Water conservation tour coming to Clovis

CNJ staff Border States Electric of Clovis is hosting a stop Wednesday on the Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour. The tour, sponsored by American Standard, shows how an average four-person household could save an average of $293 and 48,000 gallons of water annually through the use of water-saving products. The products will be featured in […]

Press Release: Farmers’ Electric Cooperative working through the night

Member Services Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Re: Power Outages Accumulated ice and winds caused outages in and around the Clovis area within Farmers’ Electric Cooperative’s (FEC) service area. Members reported the first outages at approximately 6:00 a.m. Thursday. FEC crews responding to the outages reported several poles down and numerous broken cross-arms and insulators.

Operation Santa Cop toy drive in full swing

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Kim Terry and Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department add donations from the Portales High School National Honor Society to a pile of toys for the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree: Operation Santa Cop toy drive on Thursday. The honor society contributes every year, and provided 77 toys this year. […]

Curry County hub would link nation’s three electric grids

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CNJ illustration: Rick White By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Economic development specialist Gene Hendrick believes an electric power super station that looks like it may be coming to Curry County was destined for the area — all the pieces just had to come together to make it happen. “Truth be known, was maybe it […]

Local electric workers aid in Ike recovery

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Six Farmers Electric Cooperative linemen are helping to bring back power in areas in Texas and Louisiana hit by Hurricane Ike, according to utility company officials. The linemen join other volunteers from Curry and Roosevelt counties who have assisted with relief efforts in areas hit by the hurricane. Farmers […]

Free to good home

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Naomi Martin, front, helps Amy Smith load up a twin bed frame into her van. Smith was picking up the frame from Vasquez after she listed it on Freecycle.org. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Education feature: Miniature Mozart

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Sarah Jo Samora, 8, of Clovis plays Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” on her guitar Wednesday afternoon at her home. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sarah Jo Samora balanced an electric guitar that was almost her size while playing the opening chords to Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the […]

CCC to implement new technology courses

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College will offer industrial technology courses starting in the fall, according to CCC President John Neibling. The CCC Board of Trustees approved on Wednesday the purchase of more than $500,000 of equipment for an industrial technology program, which offers courses in mechanical and electric maintenance. Neibling said […]

Clovis remains perfect

On a night when Lubbock was abuzz with news of Bobby Knight’s sudden resignation, the Clovis Wildcats quietly came in and pushed their season-opening winning streak to 21 games. Jaye Crockett scored 26 points and Bryce Hill added 19 in a 78-55 victory over Trinity Christian. The game was played at the Rip Griffin Center […]

Domenici says goodbye

U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., spoke to New Mexico lawmakers on Monday and shared this story: “Almost 20 years ago, I spoke at the annual meeting of the New Mexico Electric Cooperatives down in Ruidoso. After I finished speaking, two ladies came up, tugged on my coat and began thanking me profusely. “I asked them […]

Nov. 28, 1948

A one-room furnished apartment located at 320 Edwards could be rented for $5 a week. … Maytag washing machines, ranging in price from $134.95 to $189.95, could be purchased at the Maytag Electric Shop, 110 Main Street. … A slideshow featuring 57 color slides entitled “China’s Changing West” was scheduled to be shown at Trinity […]

March 17, 1948

Anthony’s was selling bedspreads for $5 and lace tablecloths for $2. … Five men were fined $25 each for drinking in public. Another man was fined $25 for wife beating, the Clovis News-Journal reported. … Woody Electric Co. at 117 W. Grand was offering free 10-day home demonstrations on radio-phonographs.

March 17, 1948

Anthony’s was selling bedspreads for $5 and lace tablecloths for $2. … Five men were fined $25 each for drinking in public. Another man was fined $25 for wife beating, the Clovis News-Journal reported. … Woody Electric Co. at 117 W. Grand was offering free 10-day home demonstrations on radio-phonographs.

Jan. 31, 1978

Clovis awoke to 4 inches of snow, forcing traffic to a crawl. … Henry Winkler and Sally Field were starring in “Heroes” at the Hilltop Twin. … Dennis the Menace complained that “anybody old enough to be cold is old enough to have an electric blanket.” … Woolworth was selling packages of 60-minute cassette tapes […]

5/16 Business digest

Electric cooperative approved for loan The Farmers Electric Cooperative Inc. of Clovis has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a $14.9 million low-interest loan from the federal government, according to news releases from the offices of U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.). The 35-year low-interest loan will help […]

Electric workers to help hurricane victims in Texas

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Giving up the comforts of home for two weeks, 16 power company workers from eastern New Mexico are on their way to restore power in homes of hurricane victims in southern Texas. Apolonio Santillanes, line superintendent for Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative, said he received a notice Friday from the New […]

Friend says Odis, Doris Newman provided fond memories for lifetime.

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Suspect may have used Newmans’ debit bank card. By David Stevens: CNJ Editor David Sanders will never understand why anyone would want to harm Odis or Doris Newman. “They were the kind of people that would open the door to anybody,” he said. “They figured if somebody knocked on their door, they needed something, so […]