Business digest – Aug. 7

Xcel Energy seeks more renewables in New Mexico Xcel Energy's Southwestern Public Service Company is seeking proposals for renewable resources other than wind or solar as part of its plan to diversify its renewable energy portfolio. According to a release from the company, SPS is seeking approximately 88,705 megawatt hours annually of "other" renewable energy […]

Everybody’s business: Mid-year good time to review finances

Now that the year is more than half over, it's the perfect time to review the finances and tax health of any small business. Plans and budgets should be compared with actual figures as of June 30 to allow for any corrections or adjustments. If there are no plans or budgets, here's a question: Is […]

Farmer: More rain, less heat needed

Farmers in Curry and Roosevelt Counties say a recent increase in rain has helped produce better crops this year, but more rain and less heat are needed for crops to flourish. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Tye Vineyard, left, Anthony Owusu-Appiah, center, and Courtney Vineyard hoe weeds from pink-eyed pea crops Saturday at Keystone Ranch […]

Shoppers fill carts on tax-free weekend

Shoppers around New Mexico were filling up their carts, and filling up a few school buses, while trying to not completely empty their wallets this weekend. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Britany Valdez, left, and son Nate Carney, both of Hereford, check out athletic shorts Saturday at JCPenney at the North Plains Mall in Clovis. […]

Field day focuses on sorghum, safflower

New Mexico agriculture lives on despite the prominence of drought, according to New Mexico State University agricultural scientists. More than 70 agricultural minds gathered onto two trailers Saturday morning for a tour of the crops at the NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Clovis. "My dad said he'd rather be dried out than mudded out," area […]

Business licenses – Aug. 3

The following business licenses were obtained from the City of Clovis for the month of July: West Grand RV Park Type: Mobile home/RV park Owner: Rothwell and Chapman Location: 2309 W. Grand Ave. The Dugout Type: Mobile food Owner: Jesse Gonzales Location: 125 Yale St. Bizzee Beez Roofing and Construction Type: General contractor Owner: Javier […]

Base partnership perspective presented

A new base-partnership perspective was presented to members of the Local Growth Management Committee Monday at its monthly meeting in Clovis. Monterey, Calif., city manager Fred Meurer told members about his community's partnership between the Presidio of Monterey (Army base), which is a "shared services concept." "It's looking at both sides of the fence where […]

Business digest – July 31

Shipping, logo businesses moves With demolition of its previous location pending, Pack and Mail and Sir Logo have relocated elsewhere in Clovis. Pack and Mail, which has been in business since 1988, operates at 3918 N. Prince St. The business ships all varieties of packages, giving customers the option of multiple shipping services depending on […]

Business digest – July 24

Agency owner designated for award A Clovis insurance agency owner was designated last week for a company award. Nick Wiegel received Allstate's Premier Service Agency designation, an honor bestowed on less than one-third of Allstate's total agency force, according to a release from the company. The designation, according to the release, is given to Allstate […]

Texas mayor: Wind energy good for region

Wind energy has been good to Nolan County, according to Sweetwater, Texas, Mayor Greg Wortham. CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Greg Wortham, right, executive director for Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse and mayor of Sweetwater, Texas, gives the keynote address during Wednesday's Pure Energy Expo at Clovis Civic Center. Wortham said since the arrival of wind […]