Officials: Tres Amigas groundbreaking set for July

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Benna Sayyed Groundbreaking for the Tres Amigas superstation that will serve as the nation’s first renewable energy market hub is expected in July, according to Tres Amigas officials. The new power facility to be built on 14,400 acres will be located northeast of Clovis, near the intersection of Hwy 209 and Curry County Rd. 31. […]

Graffiti concerns local officials

Kevin Wilson Members of the Clovis City Commission said they’re getting plenty of constituent phone calls about graffiti in the city, and are imploring citizens to say something if they see something. Public Works Director Clint Bunch addressed the city commission during its regular meeting Thursday, noting his staff of about 100 public works employees […]

Officials: School construction right on track

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Micah Howard, left, of Portales tests concrete samples for strength Wednesday at the construction site of the Arts Academy at Bella Vista. Lance Langan of Clovis tracks the results to see it the concrete is in compliance. This is the first stage of construction for the performing arts center and […]

Clovis scores below state average in A-F grading system trial

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Alisa Boswell Curry and Roosevelt County school districts did not fare well with the trial test results for the New Mexico Department of Education’s new A-F Grading System, which is set to replace the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) grading system. The Clovis school district received As for only two schools out of their 18, averaging […]

Area officials share new year goals

Benna Sayyed While today brings the promise of a new year, it also brings a year of new promises. Less eating, spending and complaining. More working out, saving money and helping others. We asked area officials what they hope to hold themselves to for 2012.

Tres Amigas officials tout project’s possibilities

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Frank Barbera, director of reliability assurance for Tres Amigas, speaks on the future of the power superstation during a legislative luncheon Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center. A groundbreaking is planned for the second quarter of 2012, with full operation by the end of 2014. Kevin Wilson Tres Amigas officials […]

Portales police deputy chief arrested (updated)

Freedom New Mexico Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry is accused of destroying traffic tickets issued to a woman and her boyfriend. The accusations are part of a 19-page affidavit filed Thursday in District Court after Berry was arrested and charged with three felony counts of tampering with public records. Berry, a 26-year career Portales […]

Officials offer winter driving advice

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Big Valley Auto Technician Ysidro Gonzales works under the hood of a truck in his shop. Big Valley Service Manager Billy Bagwell said as winter approaches, people need to take their cars in to be winterized. Alisa Boswell Blankets, a flashlight and some nonperishable foods are items drivers should always have […]

CIDC: Hundreds of jobs headed to Clovis (updated)

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Courtesy photo: Nick Mondragon Lee Malloy, president of Clovis Industrial Development Corp., spoke at Wedneday’s press conference about a beauty supply manufacturing facility being buiit in Clovis Benna Sayyed The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation on Wednesday recommended city commissioners approve a $3 million interest-free forgivable loan to a beauty supply manufacturing company that could create […]

Problems continue at jail

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Officials have cited poor construction of the facility, limitations in organizing inmates within the facility and overcrowding as ongoing reasons for the jail’s problems. By Kevin Wilson and David Stevens At least one Curry County jail employee has been placed on paid administrative leave and “more than one” appears to […]