Navajos look to invest in grid connection project

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A $1.5 billion effort to link the United States’ three major electricity grids has caught the attention of one of the country’s largest American Indian tribes as it looks to enter the energy race. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has met with developers of the Tres Amigas Superstation and sees [...]

Small business conference scheduled

Clovis Media Inc. A small business outreach conference has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. March 13 at the Clovis Civic Center for subcontractors and suppliers to work on a privatized housing project at Cannon Air Force Base. Balfour Beatty Construction is seeking qualified applicants to work on a project of approximately 677 new housing [...]

U.S. 70 reconstruction to begin soon

Christina Calloway The New Mexico Department of Transportation has made a preliminary award of contract to a company out of Carlsbad for the reconstruction of U.S. 70. The reconstruction will take place from Avenue K to Bryan Street,which will replace the existing asphalt with concrete pavement. The work is expected to begin in late March [...]

No mistake in supporting project

I’ve made a huge mistake. As you may have seen on these pages a week ago, I offered a Coke to anybody who could guess one of the four country songs on my mp3 player. The competition is now closed, with no winners but a few arguing they won on second-chance entries. But as little [...]

ENMU hosting regional science fair

ENMU press release Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host the annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair in the Campus Union Ballroom on Saturday. The Science Fair is open to students from the 6th through the 12th grade. Entries are being accepted for individual projects and team projects (Junior Division only). The entry [...]

Ute water project receives $1 million

WASHINGTON — The Ute Water pipeline project has received $1 million from the Department of Interior, according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. The money will go toward

New Ute water project program manager in place

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Kevin Wilson The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority on Tuesday cut its ties with longtime Program Manager Scott Verhines, clearing the way for him to fill the office of state engineer. He was replaced with Paul van Gulick, an engineer who worked with Verhines when he first started working on the Eastern New Mexico [...]

U.S. 70 reconstruction topic of discussion

Karl Terry U.S. 70 reconstruction in Portales will be the topic of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Luncheon. The luncheon is set for noon Tuesday in the Latte Lounge at Mark’s Restaurant. Cost is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. New Mexico Department of Transportation Technical Support Engineer Matt Grush is [...]

Verhines recommends Ute water project manager successor

Kevin Wilson Less than four weeks from now, the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority could have a new project manager, paving the way for its current one to officially take over as the state’s new engineer. It was business as usual for the authority during its regular meeting Thursday morning at the Yam Theater, [...]

Friday morning briefing: Last call, help for college and a big protest

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Last call United Way of Eastern New Mexico needs cardboard tubes for its Zenith Leadership project. It’s the last chance to donate because they must be delivered by 4 p.m. Monday in Portales or 3 p.m. Tuesday in Clovis. Can’t deliver? Call United Way [...]