Sunland recall extended to shelled and in-shell peanuts

Sunland Inc. announced Friday on its website that it is extending its ongoing voluntary recall to include raw and roasted shelled and in-shell peanuts processed in its plant because the products have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. Specifically, the recall is being extended to include raw and roasted peanuts, both in-shell and shelled, […]

Wind project ‘little behind,’ official says

An energy company with plans to set up a wind farm just south of Grady is working on a tight schedule to get a pair of power plants built in the next few months. Jesse Hopkins-Hoel, a project developer for National Renewable Soluti'litle 'behindons, said the company is probably a little behind where it wants […]

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

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 […]

By the numbers – Building permits

Based on the city of Clovis' building report for September: 3: New commercial permits 6: Permits for new residential homes on Carmel 9: Permits for new residential permits to Crisp Custom Homes 12: New commercial permits year-to-date 24: New residential permits in September, most of any month in 2012 131: New residential permits year-to-date in […]

New grocery store hosting job fair Friday

Bill Bargman claims to have a "silly amount" of Hawaiian shirts. He's got one for Christmas and even a western-style Hawaiian shirt. CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Patrick Madrid, owner of Final Touch Painting, smooths the soffit over the ice cream bar and hot case Thursday at Paradise Market. Market owner Bill Bargman said he […]

Everybody’s business: How to finance a small business

There's an old saying, "It takes money to make money." This can be a just another generalization to anyone aspiring to start a business. For those who are long on desire but short on funds it seems like a roadblock. The truth is many worthwhile small businesses can be started with little capital. A Harvard […]

New lab helping hospital with fight

Heart disease was the leading cause of death in Curry County in 2010, according to a report from the New Mexico Department of Health. Being able to diagnose blockages early can make a difference, according to area health officials. CNJ Staff photo: Gabriel Monte Mary Martin, Plains Regional Medical Center cardiac cath lab supervisor, reviews […]

Newspapers partnering with Google surveys

Google Survey Screen Shot Starting Sept. 1, online readers of Clovis Media Inc. will be asked to take a short survey to access full versions of stories. The company that owns the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and Cannon Connections is partnering with Google to implement a survey component on its sites. […]

Ranchers hoping for help from farm bill

Hit hard by the drought, the state cattle industry could use a little help right now, according to industry officials. That's why it is important Congress approves a new Farm Bill that includes relief for livestock producers affected by drought and natural disasters, according to Matt Rush, Roosevelt County cattle rancher and director of the […]

Official: Vandalism, theft responsible for cosmetics plant delay

The newest target date for a national cosmetics production company to be up and running is within the next two months, according to company officials. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Beauty Health and Science Innovations officials hoped to open its Clovis plant in April but vandalism and theft have delayed opening, according to Drew Martin, […]