City approves preliminary 2007 budget

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission approved a preliminary budget for the 2007 fiscal year of nearly $35.4 million at a special meeting Thursday. The preliminary budget does not yet include anticipated grant funding as well as such expenditures as the Clovis Civic Center. According to City Manager Joe Thomas, expenditures will likely increase about […]

Muleshoe schools facelift up for vote

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Muleshoe residents will decide whether to fund a $25 million facelift for four schools in Saturday’s bond election. If approved, the school district’s tax rate would increase 37.5 cents per $100 taxable value for the life of bond, or $375 per year for a home valued at $100,000, according […]

This one doesn’t require money or donations

CNJ Editorial This has been a year of everyone being asked to help on a variety of occasions. Earlier this year it was to turn out and let the Base Closure and Realignment commissioners see the support for Cannon Air Force Base staying open. Recently the requests were to help our fellow Americans dislodged and […]

Cannon has huge economic impact

The Associated Press Southeastern New Mexico suffered a body blow with the Pentagon’s announcement that it intended to close Cannon Air Force Base, part of the Clovis community for more than 60 years. Supporters have vowed an all-out lobbying effort to save the base. “It makes no sense to close Cannon. … To pick our […]

Early morning fire destroys trailer home, called suspicious

Darrell Todd Maurina An early morning fire drove a mother and four children out of their trailer home about 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Fire officials said the cause of the fire was suspicious but declined to specify the reasons for their investigation. “(It was) just the way everything was this morning when we went in […]

Project pipeline cost increased

By Jack King The board of directors of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority voted Wednesday to raise the official cost of the Ute Pipeline Project by $52 million. A peer review of the conceptual design of the project estimated that its total capital cost should be estimated at $296 million, instead of the […]