Large water leak fixed in Portales system

Water storage levels in Portales have risen 4 feet since a large leak was discovered and stopped, and three more city wells are expected to go online within the next two weeks, the city manager has said. Portales City Manager Tom Howell made the remarks during an emergency city council meeting Friday morning at City […]

Southern Curry County wells going dry

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County Resident Darlene Upham looks at her grandchildren’s handprints in the sidewalk in front of her home. Upham said she lives in fear everyday that her water well will run dry and she will lose her dream home. Sharna Johnson When Darlene Upham purchased her south Curry County property […]

Veterans may receive refunds from Wells Fargo loans

Nearly 60,000 service members and veterans who refinanced their Veterans Affairs Department mortgage loans through Wells Fargo, Wachovia and SouthTrust will receive refunds as the result of a $10 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit, a Wells Fargo official said. Wells Fargo spokeswoman Vickee Adams said there was no way of knowing how many veterans […]

Domestic wells going dry in Curry County

Argen Duncan Domestic wells in some areas of Curry County are drying up, while Roosevelt County wells are still pumping, although often with less volume, according to the Office of the State Engineer. This area of eastern New Mexico has three basins, geographical areas in which water drains to a specific point. Mike Barajas, OSE […]

Exploratory well comes up dry

CNJ staff An exploratory well completed last month by New Mexico American Water came up dry. The company said in a press release Thursday that what little water was found was not suitable for use. Since June 2010, New Mexico American Water has been drilling south of Clovis to the Lower Dockum Formation to determine […]

Engagements — May 23

Crozier-Wells John and Rhonda Crozier of Canyon, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter Kaysha Crozier to Luke Wells, son of Scott and April Wells of Canyon, Texas. The couple is planning an Aug. 7 wedding at Ashmore Inn and Suites in Amarillo. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Canyon High School and is […]

State engineer OKs authorization for Clovis wells

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Ag Sense: Ag center uses remote sensing to monitor crops

By Naveen Puppala: New Mexico State University Dwindling of the Ogallalla aquifer is going to be a great concern to the area growers. Unpredictable rains and change in climate can make a difference in what to plant and when to irrigate. The wells, which used to pump 600 gallons of water per minute, are now […]

Measure on deep water wells gains momentum

By Staci Matlock:The New Mexican Rep. Mimi Stewart’s bill to give the state engineer authority over brackish water in deep wells sailed through its second committee hearing Monday, winning unanimous approval. The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee saw fit to add a clause calling the need for the legislation an “emergency” after six private […]

Officials express varied concerns about water supply

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The operations manager for New Mexico American Water Co. said the company is adding new wells to stay ahead of the growth the city is expected to experience from the transition of Cannon Air Force Base to a Special Operations Command and new industries settling in Clovis. Jim Bonner […]

Aug. 20, 1932

Co-captains Newton Lancaster and R.L. Wells were announced as leaders for the 1932 Clovis High School football squad in pre-season training. … The Better Homes Club spent the afternoon sewing for a little girl in the Portales orphan’s home. … R.L. Hollis, a Roosevelt County deputy sheriff, was injured in a gunfight during the apprehension […]

July 14, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 6 through Wednesday: • Quentin Cornelius Hedgepeth, 20, to Stephanie Yvette Cruz, 21, both of Clovis. • Robert J. Montanez, 19, to Franchesca Renee Griego, 19, both of Clovis. • Christopher Scott Garrison, 26, to Julie Ann Wells, 26, both of Clovis. • Joshua […]

July 2, 2006 Engagements

Delgado/Hernandez Craig and Ina Carey of Texico announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kelly Delgado of Clovis, to Hector Hernandez of Muleshoe. He is the son of Margarito and Lala Hernandez. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. on July 15 at the Spanish Baptist Church in Muleshoe. The reception will […]

5/30 Business digest

Orbit activates wells in Roosevelt County Orbit Petroleum has activated seven oil and gas wells in its Chaveroo Field in Roosevelt County in the last month, bringing the company’s total active wells in New Mexico to 35, according to a news release from Orbit. Production increases will be reported after the wells are on for […]

Melrose awarded wastewater funds

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The village of Melrose was recently awarded $400,000 to ensure safe drinking water for its residents. According to Mayor Lance Pyle, Melrose received the funds through a Community Development Block Grant to improve the village’s wastewater treatment facility. Communities applying for a CDBG must meet one of three criteria: […]

2/25 Local roundup

Udall staffer to hold constituent office hours Peter Wells, a staff member for U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours in the area next week. He will be available to meet with area residents on a drop-in basis or people can make an appointment by calling 763-7616. On Monday Wells will be […]

Lynn Martin, James Wells

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Lynn Martin Date of birth: May 1, 1924 Dates of service: 1943-1945 Hometown: Golthwaite, Texas Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

3/15 Business Digest

Southwest Cheese taking applications Southwest Cheese is beginning to hire key production personnel. Candidates should be interested in working in food production, have good communication skills, high work standards and be committed to a team where excellence is the standard, a press release from the company showed. “We aim to have a strong performance culture […]

Ice cream manufacturer buys Clovis business

CNJ Staff A national ice cream and dairy manufacturer announced its acquisition of the Froz Fruit and Chill Ice on Aug. 18. The deal has Wells’ Dairy, Inc., a national manufacturer of more than 2,000 products, acquiring the lease on the manufacturing facility of Froz Fruit and Chill Ice brands here in Clovis, according to […]

Clovis could learn from Texas town

By Grant McGee: Local Columunist I went to Midland, Texas, last weekend. It’s about four hours south-southwest of Clovis. It was a pretty nondescript trip across a nondescript part of the Llano Estacado and the Permian Basin. Along the way there were lots of wild sunflowers, pumpjacks and the gentle, wafting fragrance of raw petroleum […]