Aug. 5, 2008 Business Digest

State committee to discuss economic development today The state Economic and Rural Development Committee will meet today in Gallup, according to a press release from the State House of Representatives. Topics of discussion during the three-day session include tourism, transportation and consumer protection in the context of payday lending and home mortgages. Today’s meeting is […]

Cargill looks to increase involvement in community

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cargill Meat Solutions representatives gave city and county officials a tour of the 4,500-cattle-a-day meat processing plant located in Friona on Thursday. Human Resources Manager Margaret Renteria said the company would like more involvement in eastern New Mexico communities since almost a quarter of the plant’s 2,000 employees live […]

Associated Press declares win for Cosner

CNJ staff Quay County native Craig Cosner won the only contested primary race for a seat in the state House of Representatives in Tuesday’s primary election. Cosner beat Van Robertson 1,247 to 875 for the State Representative District 67 in the Democratic Primary with complete results from all counties except Curry County. The Associated Press […]

County association holds first meeting in Portales

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Association of Counties is meeting in Portales today for the first time in its history. The group plans to discuss issues ranging from county budgets and wildfires, to CPR training for state employees and federal benefits for jail inmates. Representatives from all of the state’s 33 […]

Meetings Watch: New Mexico Environment Department

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer What: New Mexico Environment Department will host an informal community meeting in Clovis concerning the air permit for the proposed ConAgra Trade Group ethanol plant. When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., today Where: Bella Vista Elementary School, 2900 Cesar Chavez St. Who: NMED representatives will speak for 20 minutes followed by representatives […]

Meetings watch: New Mexico Higher Education Department

What: New Mexico Higher Education Department officials will meet with representatives of eastern New Mexico colleges and universities Where: Clovis Community College When: 8 a.m. today Why: Representatives of eastern New Mexico colleges and universities will present their capital outlay requests. Officials from Clovis Community, which has no request, will give a short presentation at […]

Meatpacking officials visit Clovis

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Mum is the word from Clovis officials on the possibility a Wisconsin-based meatpacker is considering a plant in eastern New Mexico. The Clovis area is one of two sites being considered for a plant that could employ up to 2,500 people, according to published reports by newspapers in Kansas […]

BRAC Digest 6/22

Representatives from Amarillo coming Representatives of the city of Amarillo, the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce and the Amarillo Economic Development Council will visit Clovis on Thursday, according to a Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce press release. The representatives will host a press conference at 4 p.m. at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex, and focus […]

Portales mayor considers bid for House

By Mike Linn Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega is seriously considering expanding his political aspirations to the stately stage of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The Democrat said there’s a 50 percent chance he will run for the District 66 position. He said he will make his decision on Monday morning. If he decides to […]

Area mayors defend water project

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A swimmer cliff-dives off the rocks at Ute Lake near Logan. Area water troubles could be lessened by a pipeline to Ute lake, water officials say. CNJ file photo. By Jack King The mayors of Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari faced tough questioning from state Water Trust Board members when they went before the board in […]