Portales gas leak evacuees allowed to return home

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Portales firefighter Rick McNally is stationed near the site of a gas leak Tuesday afternoon on North Boston in case of a fire or explosion. Alisa Boswell A handful of Portales residents were allowed to return to their homes about 5 p.m. Tuesday after being evacuated earlier in the day […]

Large water leak fixed in Portales system

Water storage levels in Portales have risen 4 feet since a large leak was discovered and stopped, and three more city wells are expected to go online within the next two weeks, the city manager has said. Portales City Manager Tom Howell made the remarks during an emergency city council meeting Friday morning at City […]

Press release: Bingaman visits Gulf of Mexico, applauds N.M. National Labs for their role in helping stop leak

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today visited the Gulf Coast to learn more about BP’s plans to plug its leaking well and to clean up the disastrous spill.

Agencies designate ‘Fix a Leak Week’

CNJ staff This week, March 15 through 21, has been designated “Fix a Leak Week” through partnership between the City of Clovis, New Mexico American Water and the Environmental Protection Agency. Water in the Clovis region is of particular concern because the area draws most of its water from the rapidly depleting Ogallala aquifer, the […]

Police department evacuated after gas leak

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said the Clovis police department was evacuated for two hours this morning. A construction crew struck a gas line while working on plumbing in the building next door to the department. There were no injuries. The building was evacuated from about 9:30 to 11:30 am., Whitney said.

Salvation Army hit hard by gas leak

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Salvation Army, located at Gidding and Second streets, has been working around major construction due to a gas leak for the past 3 1/2 weeks. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The staff at Clovis’ Salvation Army knew this summer was going to be tough. Goodwill moved in to […]

Gas leak shuts down Salvation Army building

The Salvation Army of Clovis, 317 E. 2nd Street, is hoping to re-open operations in its family services building today after a week of closure due to a nearby gas leak. On Thursday, June 25, New Mexico Gas Company notified the volunteer organization of the leak, which closed family services and, temporarily, the Salvation Army’s […]

Officials hopeful Oasis pond will open early next year

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico State Parks officials hope to have the fishing pond at Oasis State Park fixed by early next year. The three-acre pond has been closed since February when park officials drained it after discovering a leak, according to Oasis State Park Manager Jim Whary. The state parks department […]

Portales homes evacuated for gas leak

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Portales — A natural gas leak Monday morning on Yucca Drive led to the evacuation of several homes. A city of Portales crew digging in an alley in the 100 block of Yucca Dr. hit a PNM gas line about 8:30 a.m., causing the leak, according to city and […]

Gas line broken along U.S. 70

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksJohnny Torres, left, and Fred Segura of PNM observe a gas leak on U.S. Highway 70 and Kimberly Drive Wednesday afternoon. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A labyrinth of cable and telephone wires hampered work Wednesday on a broken natural gas line along U.S. 70, according to officials. Attempts to […]