Growth plan highlights housing, mental health challenges

Freedom New Mexico Housing, mental health services, public transportation, future water availability and recreation are among items in the area that need improvement, according to a growth management plan released Monday. The Regional Growth Management Plan is aimed at evaluating the communities within Curry and Roosevelt counties and their needed responses to growth at Cannon […]

Survey: Majority of potential Cannon airmen have families

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Steven Blakeley of Spriggs Electric in Clovis wires a home under construction Monday on Lowe Avenue. Blakeley said that business is steady. The number of new residential building permits issued by the city of Clovis in 2009 is up from a year ago. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The […]

Cannon growth plan approved, implementation discussed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A plan for how the community should respond to potential growth at Cannon Air Force Base was approved Monday morning in a joint meeting of the Local Growth Management Organization and Local Growth Management Committee at city hall. Members also agreed to discuss implementation further and to consult with […]

Ute water meeting set in Tucumcari

Freedom New Mexico The Ute Reservoir Advisory Group is holding a 10 a.m. meeting Friday at the Tucumcari Convention Center to discuss water supply management at Ute Lake. The session is about a proposed water pipeline to bring water to Clovis and Portales, according to Mark Murphy, Canadian River Basin Manager for the Interstate Stream […]

County will consider events center management contract

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners are expected to consider a management contract for the Special Events Center from Global Spectrum at today’s meeting. In addition to discussing the contract, Global Spectrum is expected to address concerns the Commission had about aspects of the contract. In April, commissioners approved a six-month contract […]

Teachers union representative: School labor board unnecessary

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools creation of a labor management board Tuesday was in response to the National Education Association’s potential to seek collective bargaining, Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said. The National Education Association, a public sector union, came to Clovis in March to resurrect its following. Consultant Andres Becerra said […]

School board establishes labor board

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday resurrected a local labor management relations board. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the board would serve as a go-between between a union and the district. The board will be made up of three people, Seidenwurm said. One member would be a […]

Drought management for alfalfa

By Leonard Lauriault: Guest columnist While alfalfa is one of the few legumes that can go dormant during extended dry periods, alfalfa growers should consider several strategies to protect their alfalfa stands during drought to protect it for future years. If enough plants survive the drought (5 plants per square foot or 40 stems per […]

Public meetings scheduled for regional growth plan

The following meetings have been scheduled to gain public input on the Regional Growth Management Plan. Presentations of the plan will be presented at: • Cannon Air Force Base Theater, 4:00 p.m., Monday April 20th • Portales City Hall, 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 20th • Melrose Senior Center, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 21st • Clovis-Carver […]

City plans to revise flood map

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer If the Federal Emergency Management Agency can’t do it, the city will. During Tuesday morning’s Public Works meeting City Engineer Justin Howalt said it looks like the city may be on its own to revise a FEMA floodplain map and get credit for more than 20 years and $20 […]