Elida wind farm nearing completion

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By Tony Parra The wind farm near Elida is nearing completion and will be generating power to homes in New Mexico, West Texas and Oklahoma by the beginning of 2006. Dave Hayward, field engineer of the wind farm project construction, said 98 wind turbines have been constructed and completion of the 120 wind turbines is […]

Congress OKs Cannon construction funding

The Associated PRess Congress on Friday agreed to language that ensures construction projects continue at Cannon Air Force Base as the Pentagon seeks a new mission for the eastern New Mexico installation. In May, the Pentagon proposed to close the base near Clovis. However, in August the Base Realignment and Closure Commission directed the Defense […]

President Bush needs to lift tariffs to prevent recession

Freedom Newspapers Just as the Gulf Coast struggles to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, the Bush administration has tossed another obstacle in the way that makes the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s bungled disaster relief seem like a minor wrinkle. It’s no secret that construction costs are on the rise, and part of the reason is enormous […]

Construction continues on new surgical center in Clovis

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Construction on a $4 million surgical center will restart Wednesday, according to a project official. City building inspector Pete Wilt said a new permit has been issued and some ground work has begun at the site. The outpatient surgery center will be located at 2421 W. 21st St. According […]

Plans for railroad overpass due to be submitted

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Final plans for the construction of a railroad overpass on state Road 467 are due to be submitted Monday to the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Officials from the state and county road departments met Aug. 11 in Albuquerque to finalize plans for a railroad overpass that will serve residents […]

School start delayed due to construction

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer he start of classes at Dora Consolidated Schools has been delayed from Thursday to Aug. 18 because of ongoing construction, according to superintendent Jim Reed. Reed said construction is taking place on a new complex between the high school and elementary buildings. The complex will have the school library, a […]

Cement shortage creates problems

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Tony Parra: PNT staff writer A lack of cement has affected Clovis and Portales construction companies trying to keep pace with the building boom in eastern New Mexico. New Mexico is feeling the effects of a growing construction industry in China, the rebuilding southeast Asia after the tsunami disaster, and rebuilding in Florida after hurricanes, […]

Portales streets receiving facelift

By Tony Parra Portales residents will have to adjust to the sounds of construction on their streets within 60 days in street projects costing more than $190,000. Tom Howell, public works director, said he hopes street repairs, curb and gutter construction will begin in approximately 45 days, but noted that it could take up to […]

Funds set aside for Cannon construction

Freedom Newspapers A bill working its way through the U.S. Senate includes $13.2 million earmarked for a project at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The sum will remain in the bill despite the fact Cannon has been targeted for closure by the Pentagon. Domenici recommended the […]

Construction on horizon for north Portales

By Tony Parra Sometime next spring, certain parts of north Portales will take on a new look. The Portales City Council, in a meeting Tuesday night, authorized the start of a construction project to improve curbs and gutters in north Portales. The project will give a new look to: • North Abilene Avenue from West […]