Local Roundup: League to meet about ethanol plant

CNJ staff The League of United Latin American Citizens Council 8050, serving Clovis and the surrounding area, has scheduled a meeting for 6 p.m. today at the Lincoln Jackson Family Center. The meeting will include a town hall portion, mainly focusing on opposition to the proposed Clovis Ethanol plant. New Mexico LULAC Executive Director Martin […]

Address follows historical suit of false hope

By Freedom Newspapers You could tell this was a president for the first time facing a Congress controlled by the opposition party, and not coming from a position of strength. President Bush was sober, almost somber at times, and his proposals at least gave the appearance of being calculated to appeal to more than a […]

Plant’s future up to state

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ConAgra consultant Steven Frey talks about the potential environmental impact of a proposed ethanol plant Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An army of residents lambasted the idea of building an ethanol plant just west of Clovis on Thursday during a New Mexico Environment […]

City vetoes health risk study request

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Commissioners Thursday voted against a resolution encouraging the New Mexico Environment Department to investigate health impacts of a proposed ethanol plant southwest of Clovis. By a vote of five against and two in favor, the commission opposed a resolution submitted by Commissioner Robert Sandoval that the city […]

Ethanol risk study spurned

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Citizens’ call for an independent study of health risks related to the proposed Curry County ethanol plant was snuffed Tuesday at a Curry County Commission meeting. The Commission turned down a resolution that would have initiated a study of health risks to entities within close proximity of the proposed […]

Ethanol plant permit decision expected by May

By Freedom Newspapers Whether the proposed Clovis Ethanol plant gets the go-ahead for its air quality permit from the New Mexico Environment Department could be decided by mid-May, according to NMED officials. A public hearing concerning the air quality permit for the proposed facility is scheduled for Jan. 11 at the Clovis Civic Center, according […]

Citizens concerned over ethanol plant advances

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer New Mexico Environment Department representatives said Tuesday they’ve found no reason to deny the proposed Clovis Ethanol an air quality permit. The news, delivered during an informational meeting at Bella Vista Elementary, didn’t please the vocal majority of the 55 citizens in attendance who are concerned the proposed 110-million-gallon-a-year […]

City officials meet with state about ethanol plant

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer City of Clovis and New Mexico Environment Department officials met privately Tuesday to discuss the permitting process for a controversial ethanol plant proposed for Curry County. Clovis resident and ethanol plant critic Frank Dottle believes it was inappropriate to hold the private meeting. “Naturally, it makes me angry,” said […]

Citizens post ethanol plant opposition

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Players in the proposed Clovis ethanol deal assembled Friday to discuss issues related to the plant during a Curry County Commission meeting. Representatives from the Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce, Clovis Industrial Development Corp. and Clovis Ethanol LLC spoke in support of the plant. Several private citizens and Curry County […]

Melrose officials want plant consideration if Clovis balks

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer If one community shuts its doors to an ethanol plant, another may open its arms. The Melrose City Council wants partners who have proposed an ethanol plant for Clovis to consider rural Melrose as a site, according to city documents. “There are a lot of people that seem to […]