Ceremony marks range expansion

File photo State trust land in Roosevelt County will be leased to the U.S. Air Force. The range currently includes about 66,000 acres in Roosevelt County Cannon Connections staff SANTA FE — A lease signing ceremony took place Wednesday in Santa Fe, resulting in the lease of a large parcel of state trust land — […]

Clovis still waiting on MVD expansion

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Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico residents waiting for a new, expanded motor vehicle department in Clovis, touted by state officials two years ago, are going to have to resort to a standard MVD tradition. They’ll have to wait. S.U. Mahesh, a spokesperson for the state Taxation and Revenue Department, said the expansion to a 4,000-square-foot […]

Military officials planning Melrose range expansion

Kevin Wilson Representatives from the State Land Office and the state military base planning commission held a pair of informational meetings Thursday on what they hope will expand the Melrose Air Force Range by nearly one-sixth of its current size. The state, working with the Department of Defense, has set aside $5 million towards the […]

State planning to lease land to Air Force

Sharna Johnson The state has determined it would rather be a landlord than a seller when it comes to use of state lands for expansion of the Melrose Range for the Air Force, citing more revenue for education and surplus money for Cannon Air Force Base projects. A long-term leasing arrangement to get the Air […]

Food bank seeks donation needed for expansion

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Liliana Castillo The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico received a donation of $150,000. There’s one catch; it needs to match it by Dec. 1. Executive Director Nancy Taylor said the money was donated by a foundation in Texas that wishes to remain anonymous. Taylor said money will be used toward refrigeration expansion. The food […]

City officials share proposals for meeting Portales’ future water needs

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer The expansion of Cannon AFB and the city budget were discussed during Tuesday’s chat with city officials, but water issues flooded most of the meeting. City officials shared with citizens several proposals to address the city’s long-term water supply needs. Portales Mayor Sharon King said Portales is currently self […]

State awards funding for range expansion

File photo Gov. Bill Richardson announced a waiver from defense officials late Monday which approved the state’s gift of $5 million in capital outlay money to the Air Force for bombing range expansion. By Thomas Garcia: Cannon Connections News that the Melrose Bombing Range is a go for expansion was hailed Tuesday by local officials […]

Local officials laud land gift for Melrose bombing range expansion

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico News that the Melrose Bombing Range is a go for expansion was hailed Tuesday by local officials as a positive for Cannon Air Force Base and eastern New Mexico. Gov. Bill Richardson announced a waiver from Defense officials late Monday which approved the state’s gift of $5 million in […]

Melrose Bombing Range spared from legislative cuts

By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections The $5 million for expansion at the Melrose Bombing Range has escaped cuts in the Legislature. State Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-District 27, said the money is there for now, although he doesn’t know what the governor will propose. Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said the project has been around since the […]

Melrose Bombing Range spared from cuts

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The $5 million for expansion at the Melrose Bombing Range has escaped cuts in the Legislature. State Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, said the money is there for now, although he doesn’t know what the governor will propose. Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said the project has been around since the […]

Offcials: State bombing range money safe for now

By Argen Buncan: PNT senior writer The $5 million for expansion at the Melrose Bombing Range has escaped cuts in the Legislature. State Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-District 27, said the money is there for now, although he doesn’t know what the governor will propose. Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said the project has been around since […]

Press release: Additional road closure planned for Sunland expansion

One additional road closure has been scheduled for the Sunland Expansion on Thursday, August 6, 2009. This will be at the same location as was before between Spruce Street and the traffic light at Kilgore Avenue and Hwy 70. Crews need to close this portion of the road for at least half the day to […]

Government funds help Sunland expansion

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Sunland Inc. is expanding with help from a government incentive program and plans to introduce a new peanut butter flavor and line of peanut products in the coming months. The expansion will create at least 40 jobs over the next four years. Work began Wednesday to connect Sunland to […]

Cost of expansion

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

City OKs radio station funding

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Portales City Council voted to provide about $11,400 to Rooney Moon Broadcasting for expansion and digital conversion. At their meeting Tuesday night in City Hall, councilors unanimously approved a recommendation to that effect from Greg Fisher, director of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. City Manager Debra Lee, […]

Meeting on Melrose Bombing Range set

Freedom New Mexico The State Land office will hold an open meeting at 10 a.m. today at the Melrose public school regarding the expansion of the Melrose Bombing Range. Retired Brig. Gen. Hanson Scott said the meeting will inform area land owners about the status of the land acquisition for the expansion. Cannon Air Force […]

State, Air Force agree to bombing range expansion

Freedom New Mexico SANTA FE — The state and the Air Force agreed during a meeting this week to move forward with the expansion of Cannon Air Force Base.The proposed expansion will transfer land from the State Land Office to the U.S. Air Force to expand the Melrose Bombing Range, according to a press release […]

Jail expansion complete, officials delighted

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter County officials are pleased with the expansion and renovation of the Roosevelt County Detention Center. The $3.3 million expansion which was approved by the Roosevelt County commissioners in February 2006. Wilson and Wilson Construction of Clovis was contracted for the addition at RCDC. The construction of the new addition […]

Energy bill in need of major overhaul

We oppose most of what’s in the energy bills awaiting Congress’ return from recess because they favor mandates over markets, pie in the sky over practicality and are largely disconnected from reality. It turns out they’re disconnected in a literal sense, too. In a case of putting the renewable energy bandwagon before the horse, Congress […]

Hospital board addresses expansion

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A proposed Roosevelt General Hospital expansion project would include building a new emergency room and a wing of private rooms. Discussions during Tuesday’s hospital board meeting also included expanding its medical/surgical and intensive care units to be self-contained. Cooper Medical Building representatives spent Tuesday meeting with department heads to […]