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  • State judge dismisses one of three lawsuits against Ute pipeline project

    Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer|Dec 4, 2012

    A state judge on Monday granted a motion to dismiss litigation the Village of Logan filed in an attempt to halt construction on the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, also known as the Ute Water Project. The litigation, heard by Judge Sarah Singleton of the First Judicial Court in Santa Fe, is one of three that have been filed this year against the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority, a body comprised of municipalities in Curry and Roosevelt counties. The authority is responsible for the construction, operation and management of the... Full story

  • FCC grants Plateau $9.6 million for improving wireless in rural areas

    Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer|Oct 9, 2012

    A local communications provider is one of three statewide that received federal money to upgrade mobile service in rural areas of New Mexico that lack 3G or 4G wireless service. According to a release from Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., Plateau Telecommunications Inc. received $9.6 million to upgrade service across seven counties in the central and southeastern areas of the state. The project will provide up to 17,920 road miles served by the upgrades, with projects set for completion within three years. A road mile, Plateau Chief Financial Officer...

  • Woods, Spears lob attacks at end of forum

    Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer|May 22, 2012

    Even when it was time for closing statements, Pat Woods and Angie Spears were willing to open attacks on each other at the KTQM political forum. The two-hour forum, aired by Zia Broadcasting from the KTQM studio south of Clovis, featured the two Republican candidates for state Senate District 7 and 14 others candidates for six county or state positions in the June 5 primary. Moderator Grant McGee goes over pre-forum particulars Tuesday night at the KTQM candidate forum. McGee has handled the duties since 1999, except for two years when he had f...

  • Harden speaks out on Senate race

    Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER|May 8, 2012

    Clint Harden feels a primary challenge for his New Mexico Senate seat was engineered by Gov. Susana Martinez, who denies the charge. From left, Clint Harden, Angie Spears and Pat Woods But Harden said he was not forced into retiring after 10 years in office. "It was my decision," Harden said this week, speaking in depth about his decision to leave the Senate for the first time since his announcement on Feb. 18. "Had I decided to run, I'd have been successful," he said. "It just wasn't worth it a...

  • Ute project bids higher than projected

    Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER|Apr 24, 2012

    The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority had a pair of firsts Monday. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Bids for the first phase of construction for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System are unsealed Monday afternoon at Clovis City Hall. Seated are, from left, Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas, Project Manager Paul von Gulick, City Purchasing Agent David Bryant and Barbara Crockett of CH2MHill. In the afternoon, it unsealed its first bids for work on the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water...