Commission candidates share views

Kevin Wilson Clovis City Commission candidates spoke at the Q101.5 forum Tuesday night about quality of life, water and roads, and exactly how to pay for all of those things. The forum included both candidates from the District 4 race — incumbent Chris Bryant and challenger R.L. “Rube” Render — and one candidate each from […]

Business feature: Quality Liquid Feeds joining industrial park

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Quality Liquid Feeds, which sells 750,000 tons of molasses-based liquid feed for dairy and feedlot animals annually, plans to open a production plant Nov. 1 in Clovis. Kevin Wilson A second tenant is in the process of calling the Clovis Industrial Park home. Dodgeville, Wisc.-based Quality Liquid Feeds plans to […]

AgSense: La Ni

Dry and windy conditions of the winter of 2010 and spring of 2011 decimated the dryland wheat crop and severely impacted the quality and quantity of irrigated wheat due to heavy evaporation of irrigation water and stronger than normal late winter freezes. Hot weather throughout the spring and summer and the lack of help from […]

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Clovis dairy evaluated A Clovis dairy business has received Expert in Animal Health and Verified Premium Plus designations from the Iowa-based Dairy Quality Center. Dutch Valley Farms received an on-site review from a licensed veterinarian for the DQC. The biosecurity evaluation looks at vaccination schedules, bulk tank milk tests, employee training and milk quality scores. […]

Clovis man picked for state commission

The governor has appointed a Curry County man to serve on the state Water Quality Control Commission. Orville “Hoyt” Pattison is one of two appointed around the state. He served as a state representative from 1963 to 1984, is the president and CEO of O.H. Pattison Engineering; the president and organizer of Clean Funnel Inc.; […]

Press release: Air quality in several areas of the state to be impacted by two wildfires

(Santa Fe) – Wind conditions in New Mexico Wednesday and Thursday are expected to circulate smoke from wildfires burning in New Mexico and Arizona that could cause unhealthy air quality conditions in several areas of the state through June 16. The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department are reminding residents […]

Soil health critical for sustainable farming

Soil health is the ability of the soil to produce safe and nutritious crops sustainably without degrading or affecting the environment negatively. An example of a negative effect of an unhealthy soil is water erosion, which removes the fertile surface soil from the farm and deposits it in places where it is unwanted, such as […]

Dairy regulations still up in air

Argen Duncan The fate of new state dairy environmental regulations remains to be seen as involved parties wait for decisions from the Court of Appeals and the Water Quality Control Commission. At the end of December, the commission issued regulations, which contained points of contention over linings for dairy wastewater lagoons and the use of […]

Audiences killing off quality TV

It was just days ago that we said goodbye to quality football programming, and I fear that except for a few repeats, it’s gone for good. The NFL? No, I’m talking about “Friday Night Lights.” Last week marked the swan song for the series … well, sort of. The series, based loosely on the 1990 […]

Friday morning briefing: Scholarships and snow

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Free money The state Higher Education Department is seeking applications for the No Child Left Behind Title II Improving Teacher Quality grants. The program aims to help shape state and local activities to improve teacher quality and to increase the number of highly qualified […]

AgSense: Researchers finding ways to add value to cotton

Not much can be done to control the price of lint harvested from cotton, but research can develop ways to add value to cotton by exploring alternative uses for its byproducts such as the seed and waste materials. Higher-yielding, better-quality lint is another way to increase the value of the crop. The Cotton Breeding Program […]

GI Bill attracting quality recruits

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Military recruiting commands report “some all-time highs” in the quality of recruits who enlisted in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. Acknowledging that the dismal job market is a factor, and that the Post-9/11 GI Bill is becoming a great tool to draw volunteers, the Army, Navy, Air Force […]

‘Quality of life’ benefit falls short

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Disabled veterans were thrilled in 2007 when the Veterans Disability Benefits Commission asked Congress to enact an immediate “quality of life” increase to disability payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The special increase, said VDBC commissioners, should be across the board, benefiting all veterans with service-connected health conditions, and […]

Ag sense: Safflower: An oilseed for drier and warmer climates

Broad-leaf crops, which fit well into our cereal-based cropping systems, are needed to improve long-term sustainability of our agriculture in the High Plains. Depending on the crops selected, it can improve resource-use efficiency, break the pest and disease cycle and control weeds better. In addition, if the broad-leaf crop is better heat and drought adopted, […]

Don’t judge a party by its labeling

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Politics has the quality of being boring and divisive, all at once. But as Monday showed us twice, adding sex and alcohol, and suddenly it’s hilarious and depressing, all at once. n Last year, President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard Act, an expansion of hate crime law to allow […]

New parks director expected to focus on quality of life projects

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The next director of the Clovis Parks and Recreation Department will be expected to shift the emphasis to quality of life projects, city officials said. City Manager Joe Thomas estimated receiving about 35 to 40 applications for the position being vacated by Rob Carter, who is leaving the city […]

Quality of service often overlooked

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist One of the greatest ways to end the old year, or begin the new, is to be handed a column idea that really works by someone who doesn’t even know they are doing it. So I would like to extend a big thank you to the hostess in a local […]

Clovis provides quality education

By Jay Burns: Guest columnist I have often heard my peers, local residents and incoming Cannon Air Force Base personnel remark about the poor quality of education this district provides. After all, Clovis High has failed to meet state testing standards for several consecutive years now, and the graduation rate is far from perfect. However, […]

City seeking Quality of Life Task Force members

The City of Clovis is currently seeking volunteers to serve on a Quality of Life Task Force.

New Mexico prekindergarten program meets high quality standards

New Mexico’s PreKindergarten program met nine of 10 possible quality standards in “The State of Preschool 2008” report issued by the National Institute For Early Education Research (NIEER) today. New Mexico and eight other states met nine or more of the standards. “This report shows that New Mexico has invested responsibly in early childhood education, […]