ENMU braces for state funding cuts

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble said he expects substantial cuts in legislative funding for the school during a special session in October. At Friday’s ENMU Board of Regents meeting in the university Administration building, Gamble predicted ENMU would receive between a $1.2 million and $1.5 million less […]

N.M. Senators: Senate-approved agriculture spending bill supports New Mexico

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today reported that a key spending bill that passed the Senate today (80-17) contains funding for key New Mexico agricultural-related projects. The 2010 Agricultural Appropriations Bill contains $350,000 the senators secured for the Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium. The funding is for New Mexico State University’s Agriculture Science […]

N.M. Senators: Senate approves key spending bill that contains funding for N.M. labs, water projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall reported that the Senate has approved legislation that provides funding for New Mexico’s two national laboratories, and to a variety of key water-related projects. The Senate’s version of the 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill cleared the Senate Wednesday night. A House-Senate panel will convene in […]

Bingaman: Two New Mexico organizations awarded federal funds

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that two New Mexico organizations will benefit from funding being awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority will receive $50,000 through HUD’s HOME Technical Assistance program, which helps communities implement housing strategies that lead to more affordable housing in […]

Bingaman: Feds release additional $19.12 million in education funding for New Mexico

Freedom New Mexico U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that the U.S. Department of Education is releasing $19.12 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). “In these difficult economic times, we must do whatever we can to prevent cuts to school budgets. This funding will allow New Mexico to give school districts the […]

House OKs Cannon funding

Freedom New Mexico Congress took the first step Thursday to funding more than $67 million of new construction at Cannon Air Force Base. The House approved the money as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. It includes $450,000 for a new dormitory and an additional $52.8 million in construction by Special Operations Command, according […]

Bingaman voted to approve emergency spending bill

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today voted to approve legislation that contains funding for border security.

County manager hires assistant

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle has appointed an assistant. Connie Harrison, who has been administrative services coordinator and worked at the county more than two years, will assume the position of assistant county manager Monday. Pyle said in a news release the growth of Curry County and expansion at Cannon Air Force Base has created […]

Richardson plans Hull Street funding

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo During his visit to Clovis Tuesday, Gov. Bill Richardson said he intends to secure $5 million in funding needed to repair the Hull Street overpass. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson on Tuesday stopped short of promising, but said he intends to secure $5 million needed to […]

Seven district schools qualify for state funding

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo La Casita Elementary School is set to be the first of seven Clovis schools to be renovated. Construction at La Casita is estimated to begin late summer with completion by July 2011. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer