Xcel Energy proposes rate increase

CNJ staff Xcel Energy is requesting a 5.9 percent base rate increase in Texas to offset increasing infrastructure costs. Xcel filed a proposal of a base rate increase with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and area municipalities served by the company, according to Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy. He said Xcel also included in […]

Quick fixes won’t solve gas price problems

By Kevin Wilson To promote the Philadelphia 76ers making the NBA playoffs, a Philadelphia gas station offered gas for 76 cents a gallon. The promotion started at noon Friday, and cars lined the block as early as 6:30 a.m. I like cheap gas as much as anybody else, but you know what I like more? […]

Grady gas station gone

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Red Rock Oil Co. on Monday removed its fuel pumps in Grady, leaving the northern Curry County village without a fueling station. The nearest place to buy fuel is San Jon or Clovis, more than 30 miles away. Red Rock Oil owner Darrell Cook said he reluctantly shut operations […]

March 26, 2008 Local Roundup

Ag meeting set for April 10 The U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold a public meeting at 1 p.m. April 10 at the Best Western, 2912 Mabry Dr., according to a news release. The USDA Farm Service Agency is proposing changes to the program that would allow managed haying or grazing no more than once […]

Teacher helped write hometown tune

By Don McAlvay: CNJ columnist About 1963 Keith Ingram went to work for KCLV radio station. Bob Gold hired him as a disc jockey. The Echols still owned that station then. But Ingram went over to KICA radio station at 10th and Sycamore in 1966, at age 21 or 22, as a disc jockeys for […]

Radio forum set for Tuesday

CNJ staff Radio station KTQM-FM will broadcast a candidate forum on Tuesday for candidates in the March 4 municipal election. The forum will air at 6 p.m. The radio station will also stream the forum online. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. will host a candidate forum for mayoral […]

Beware of knife-wielding bosses

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were passing through Canyon, Texas, the other day on our way to Amarillo. While we were looking for a good Amarillo radio station we stumbled on the West Texas A&M student-run station. “Oh I remember, that’s the station where a couple of DJs […]

Business Digest: Radio stations win broadcast awards

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis radio station KTQM-FM and Portales radio stations KSEL-FM and KSMX-FM were winners in the New Mexico Broadcaster’s Association Excellence in Broadcasting Awards, according to the NMBA Web site. In its division, KTQM earned awards for best complete newscast and best public service announcement for United Way of Eastern […]

Fire chief: $400,000 in funds expected

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The city should receive about $400,000 in state fire funds in the coming fiscal year that will help pay for equipment and station improvements, according to Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman. The money is enabling the fire department to continue to work to improve its fire protection classification, Westerman […]

Creative mementoes enhance capsules

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Friday they opened that time capsule from 1957. Now really, if you were going to bury a time capsule, what would you put in it? I’d put in some music of the day: Sheryl Crow, 50 Cent, George Strait, All-American Rejects; you know, a cross section. An aerial photo of […]