Webb’s Watering Hole bar closing

Another bar in Clovis — Webb’s Watering Hole — is closing. Thursday, employee Didi Sandoval confirmed the owner sold the facility’s liquor license and plans to close in September. It is the second bar to announce closure in 30 days, after Clovis City Limits closed June 14. The two were the only businesses in Clovis […]

Portales rescinds water alert

Freedom New Mexico The City of Portales rescinded its mandatory water alert Monday. Watering lawns was banned under the alert starting Thursday because of broken pumps in city wells. City Manager Tom Howell said one pump was fixed Friday, one Monday and one would be repaired Tuesday. After the city asked residents to stop watering […]

Texico institutes water conservation measures

CNJ staff The city of Texico has initiated water conservation measures. Watering of lawns and landscape is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and a car may only be washed if a bucket or shut-off hose is used. Residents with odd-numbered addresses may water outside on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Residents with even-numbered […]

Ready or not, smoking ban in effect

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Ashtrays were no longer on tables at Webb’s Watering Hole Thursday in preparation for a law that goes into effect today. State legislators voted in February to ban smoking in bars, restaurants, stores and workplaces. “We’ve put sand buckets outside, if people do want to smoke,” said Webb’s Watering […]

City asks for voluntary water conservation

CNJ staff The city of Clovis is initiating a Stage 1 water watch and asking residents to monitor water usage. “We (New Mexico) are in a drought situation,” said City Manager Joe Thomas. “This is a reminder to people to conserve water.” Thomas said the Water Authority Advisory Board determined earlier in the year that […]

Spring greening: Experts say a little work can lead to lush garden in summer

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Eastern New Mexico University grounds employee Danny Silva aerates the school’s soccer field Friday in Portales. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Sharna Johnson Recent warm weather may have local residents inspired to begin sprucing up outside. Curry County Extension Agent Stan Jones said it’s still a little early to begin gardening, but it’s a great […]

Program aimed at reducing water demands

CNJ staff New Mexican-American Water Co. is teaming up with Clovis’ Water Conservation Advisory Committee on a public awareness program aimed at reducing demands for water over the summer months. The water company is sending letters and running advertisements urging customers to water their lawns on designated days in hopes of reducing peak demand that […]

Cannon trying to save water

By David Arkin/Correspondent Southwest landscaping is helping Cannon Air Force Base conserve water. Base officials say they’re concerned about future water supplies like everyone else. Ken Cable, operations flight deputy commander at Cannon, said base officials are trying to put plans together for the outside of their main buildings that include southwest landscaping, or xeriscaping. […]

Excessive lawn watering just a waste

Letters to the Editor I would like to mention a probably little-known fact in these here parts: People waste a lot of water. With the area under a drought that has lasted for a number of years, why do people still have to have lawns? You don’t live in the Great Lakes area where there […]

Cannon policies protect the water supply

Carla Givens An article recently published in the Clovis News Journal quoted a local citizen who expressed concern that Cannon Air Force Base is not participating in water conservation efforts. For years, water use has undoubtedly been one of the most polarizing issues in New Mexico and prolonged drought has made the issue yet more […]