Richardson: Act despite budget crisis

By Kate Nash: The New Mexical If you mostly listened for the new projects and programs that Gov. Bill Richardson pitched to lawmakers in his State of the State speech Tuesday, you could have missed the part about the state’s money crisis. Richardson wants to build a “green grid” to harness solar and wind power. […]

Incumbents hope to continue work on school boards

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Incumbent Clovis Board of Education and the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees members said they want to continue to work on ongoing projects with the schools, which is why they are running for re-election. Max Best, a 53-year-old attorney, said there are still projects in the Clovis Municipal […]

Bush authorizes bill containing Cannon funding

CNJ staff President Bush signed into law Tuesday a military spending bill that authorizes $726 million in construction projects and new aircraft for Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The measure would permit $630 billion in spending for national defense programs in 2009, including $70 billion for operations […]

College previews project priorities

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The top projects for Clovis Community College for the next five years are the construction of a performing arts center and the demolition of military barracks south of the campus. The college board of trustees approved prioritizing the projects in the college’s master plan during Wednesday’s monthly meeting. CCC […]

Air Force, N.M. partner for green projects

McClatchy Newspapers: Jill Johnson The Air Force, the city of Clovis and New Mexico state officials have agreed to pursue a wind energy project. Air Force Link Santa Fe — Air Force officials signed several agreements July 24 with the governor of New Mexico that will add up to 245 megawatts of additional renewable energy […]

City holding projects meeting

CNJ staff The city of Clovis will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to discuss major projects or purchases that should be included on the city’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan. The plan is revised each year to show major projects the city hopes […]

Construction projects upgrade CAFB

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USAF Photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Butler Construction Co. finishes covering one of the hangars in the first section of the flightline. This hangar is one of three under construction for the 27th Special Operations Wing. By Kevin Wilson, Cannon Connections While members arrive for Air Force Special Operations Command, construction crews are working […]

Richardson signs $341 million capital outlay

CNJ staff and wire reports Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill this morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. The vetoes account for around 8 percent of […]

United Way to hold meeting

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico will hold its annual business meeting at noon Friday at Mark’s Eastern Grill in Portales. Topics on the agenda include: • Approval of distribution amounts to local human service providers • Welcome newly elected board members • Reports on ongoing and completed projects • Upcoming events […]

Mayor hopefuls discuss water, downtown, city salaries

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mayoral candidates answered questions from an audience of about 30 at the a forum held Tuesday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis mayoral candidates are in it to win it. The five mayoral candidates attending Tuesday’s forum said if they couldn’t win the March […]

Legislature adjourns — for now

Staff and wire reports The Legislature adjourned Thursday after approving a $348 million capital improvement package to replace one vetoed by Gov. Bill Richardson, but a special session loomed large as lawmakers headed home. Capital outlay projects include $3.1 million for Curry County. Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson blasted lawmakers for what he described as “the […]

Governor vetoes capital outlay

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson vetoed a $348 million capital outlay package on Wednesday and used his line-item veto powers to reject some legislator-backed projects in a $21 million budget measure. The governor took his action before a deadline in a dispute with the Legislature over the deadline for signing […]

Mayoral candidates split on alcohol sales vote

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Mayoral candidates in the March 4 municipal election attended a forum Monday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library organized by the Clovis chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the League of United Latin American Citizens. Candidates were asked about the Ute Water project and […]

Lawmakers hand out $500 million for projects

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — More than a half-billion dollars in capital improvements will be financed across New Mexico under measures approved by the Legislature on Saturday and sent to Gov. Bill Richardson. “I don’t think there is a corner of the state that we don’t touch with this,” Rep. Roberto […]

Clovis, Portales could see more than $13 million from capital outlay

The Associated Press SANTA FE — A measure to finance nearly $224 million in capital improvements, including buildings at colleges and universities, was approved Tuesday by the Senate. Financing would come from general obligation bonds, which must be approved by voters in the November general election. Revenues from a property tax levy would back the […]

Air Force answers questions on base transition details

Air Force Special Operations Command spokeswoman Lt. Amy Cooper and 73rd Special Operations Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Tom Markland answered some questions last week about how Cannon Air Force Base’s transition from a fighter wing to a special operations wing is going. Q: How many MC-130Ws are currently at Cannon? A: There are four MC-130Ws […]

Clovis Pride

Clovis Pride seeks volunteers to help enhance and improve the city through beautification and other projects. Claire Burroughes, 763-9653.

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Church holding rummage sale Trinity United Methodist Church at 1320 W. 21st St. will hold its annual rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the church’s multi-purpose room. Most of the proceeds will be used to benefit local mission projects, according to church representatives. Information: 762-3115.

Sens. Bingaman, Domenici push for Cannon funding

CNJ Staff U.S. Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said Wednesday they continue to seek up to $68 million in funding for military construction at Cannon Air Force Base to support the new Air Force Special Operations Command mission. The senators offered three amendments to a defense policy bill on Wednesday intended to […]

Group discusses Hull Street overpass repair

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials discussed Wednesday funding the repair of the Hull Street overpass at the Public Works Committee meeting. Public Works director Harry Wang said BNSF Railway officials complained of chunks of concrete from the structure falling onto the railroad. “Structurally it’s fine,” Wang said. “The surface will cause them […]