Cannon airman injured in motorcycle accident

CNJ staff An airman assigned to Cannon Air Force Base is in critical condition at a Lubbock medical facility after being involved in a motorcycle accident at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Clovis, according to a base press release. Additional information will be released pending notification of the next of kin, the release said.

Cannon looks to build new airmen center

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Courtesy photo: Cannon Air Force Base The 28,000 square foot Dining Hall-Airman Center will consist of a dining facility and is also scheduled to have a post office, community center, and other services. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Cannon officials are consolidating dining, recreation and services venues in one 28,000-square-foot building in anticipation of […]

Texas firm awarded contract for Cannon flight simulator

CNJ staff report The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $8.1 million contract to complete construction of a flight simulator facility at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Phil Howry Co. of West Lake Hills, Texas, will construct a Special Operations MC-130J aircraft simulator facility to […]

July 29, 2008 Business Digest

Alltech waiting on permits to build Clovis facility An international animal food supplement producer is waiting on state permits to begin construction of its Clovis facility, according to spokeswoman Laura Hadley. Officials announced in August 2007 plans to build a Clovis site in the fall. Hadley said the permitting process has delayed the project. Alltech […]

Funding approved for weight training facility at ENMU

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved the use of $395,000 toward the design and construction of a weight training facility at the Portales campus. ENMU fields 14 men’s and women’s Division II teams. “It make sense to construct the new facility to increase the recruitment of […]

Undercover investigator films alleged livestock abuse

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry The Portales Livestock Auction, located just west of Portales, was the subject of a May undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS alleges animal abuse involving downer cattle took place at the facility. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer New allegations of livestock abuse surfaced […]

Family best gift of all

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Margarette Forrest, 91, enjoyed making meals for her family on Mother’s Day. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The Laurel Ridge Healthcare facility is home to many mothers including Maurine Winkles, 92, and Margarette Forrest, 91. Both women said the best Mother’s Day gift is the time spent with their […]

Military, Cannon funding bill headed to Senate

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Financing halts White Hat Energy plant

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The home loan crash has affected the start of another proposed alternative-energy facility in Curry County. Gibbs Energy president Joe Maceda said the construction of biogas facility that would extract methane gas from cow manure has been stalled after the primary investor for the $25 million project was financially […]

Building plans put on hold

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city might have to wait until the next legislative session before it receives funding to start any work on a $5.2 million emergency operations facility. City Manager Joe Thomas told members of the 400 Mitchell Street Task Force that the $350,000 capital outlay request approved in the legislative […]

CCC approves bid for medical training facility

By Gabriel Monte, CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Community College Board of Trustees approved Wednesday a bid to construct a medical training facility on campus. The construction for the first phase of the Allied Health center was awarded to Wilson and Wilson, which bid $3.33 million. The first phase includes a lecture hall, three classrooms, a […]

Commissioner: Events center usage far off

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CNJ file photo County officials are hopeful for $850,000 in capital outlay money from the state Legislature to help with construction of the Curry County Events Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Even when construction is finished on Curry County’s Special Events Center, it could be several months before it’s available for use, a […]

Bingaman: Budget would invest in N.M. air bases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on MOnday said New Mexico Air Force Bases would receive a total of about $57 million in improvements under the Bush administration’s budget proposal for 2009. All three bases would see upgrades under the plan, which was released by the Bush administration today.    “The budget proposal makes an […]

Bingaman: Bill supporting N.M. bases headed back to President

            WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today reported that the Senate has once again given final passage to a bill that authorizes spending at New Mexico’s two national laboratories and defense installations.              The bill, called the fiscal year 2008 Defense Authorization Bill, sets funding levels for the Waste Isolation Pilot Project, Los Alamos […]

Education Feature: Proposed allied health center downsized

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A proposed allied health center at Clovis Community College has been downsized and construction delayed because of higher than expected bids, according to school officials. CCC Vice President for Administration David Pacheco said the college solicited bids for a 16,000-square-foot facility with a budget of about $4.2 million. Out […]

Transportation vehicles, employees ready to roll

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks City Manager Joe Thomas said the new Clovis Area Transit System facility could serve as a central hub if the transit system established a fixed route bus system. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Area Transit System will move into its new $2 million facility next month, according to […]

Special Events Center 30 percent complete

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Randy Kamradt told county commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting the Special Events Center is 30 percent complete. Kamradt represents DavTek, which the county hired to manage construction of the $7 million facility. The county is serving as the project contractor. About 92 percent of the cost of the facility has […]

Events Center update to be given

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer DavTek vice president Randy Kamradt is scheduled to update county commissioners today on the progress of the special events center. The county hired DavTek to manage the construction of the facility. At the Dec. 4 county commission meeting, County Manager Lance Pyle said the total cost of constructing the […]

Tenants get ready to move into park

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Industrial Park could have its first tenant operating by next month, according to Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry. Gentry said the Blue Sun-owned Clovis Biodiesel plant should be ready to process vegetable products into biodiesel by January. The plant will produce about 15 million […]

Military Feature: Airman’s Center in works

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base is proceeding with previously-shelved plans for a larger dining facility and Airman’s Center, according to base officials. The new center will provide 45,000-square-feet of space, according to Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower of Cannon Public Affairs. The center will house a post office, dining center, […]