CCC candidate forum Q&A

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: The following is a summary of the Q&A portion of Tuesday’s forum. Questions and answers have been edited for brevity and clarity. Candidate answers were limited to one minute. The election is March 6. Early voting runs weekdays through March 2 and is held from 8 a.m. […]

Richardson appoints Clovis realtor to growth committee

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate broker Gayla Brumfield was chosen by the governor last month to serve on a volunteer organization to consider growth issues that may arise with the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a spokesperson for the governor, Jon Goldstein. The 16th Air […]

Clovis broker tabbed by governor

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Clovis real estate broker Gayla Brumfield has been hand-picked to assist Gov. Bill Richardson transition to his second term. Brumfield, a small business owner and former Clovis city commissioner, will serve as co-chairman on Richardson’s transition committee alongside Ambassador Edward Romero, former U.S. Ambassador to Spain. Brumfield said she […]

Home sales on rebound

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The College Park subdivision east of Clovis is one of several housing complexes in the area under construction. Home sales have returned to pre-BRAC levels in recent months, according to area real estate officials. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The area housing market has experienced a major revitalization in the […]

Dever, Ethel

Ethel Dever, 93, of Portales died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales She was born May 5, 1912, in Coweta, Okla., Jessie Lee and John A. Dever. She married to W.O. Dever on March 11, 1929, in Snyder, Texas. They farmed in the Snyder area until February 1948, when they […]

Report released to PRMC officials

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A report detailing deficiencies discovered at Plains Regional Medical Center was released Wednesday afternoon to PRMC officials. Its contents were compiled by state health officials during an unannounced February hospital inspection, which was conducted in response to a complaint against the medical facility. Though hospital officials could release details […]

Kenneth Realty sold to Colonial

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Kenneth Jones, owner of Kenneth Realty, has sold his business of 29 years to Gayla Brumfield of Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate. “Jo (his wife) and I are in our 60s,” Jones said. “We were ready to slow down.” Jones said he has been considering selling the business for […]

BRAC news has had minimal economic impact — so far

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Michael Encinias of Plains Masonry cuts bricks to put the finishing touches on the facade of a new home Monday in the Raintree subdivision just off of Norris Street. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Yes, Applebee’s is still coming to town and, yes, Fairfield Marriott will soon be opening its […]

CCC board seeking to fill vacant position

CNJ staff Clovis Community College Board of Trustees member Charlton Guthals has resigned from the board after moving into a home outside the city limits. Guthals was appointed in January 2002 and served until Oct. 13. Guthals was secretary and represented District 2. His term was due to expire in 2007. Guthals said he is […]

Clovis having trouble keeping up with demand for housing

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Brothers jake, left, and John Neufeld work on a house under construction Monday at 3909 Springwood in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The housing market in Clovis is so tight that homes are selling nearly as fast as they are being built. In response, local real estate companies […]

Residential building has tripled in less than three years, officials say

By Gary Mitchell Not only are major businesses — such as the new cheese plant, Lowe’s, Hobby Lobby and Chili’s — coming into the area, but new homes are on the increase as well. In fact, residential construction in the Clovis area has tripled since 2001, according to statistics from the city of Clovis Inspections […]

CCC Board of Trustees swears in Gayla Brumfield as new member

By Jack King Gayla Brumfield, owner of Colonial Real Estate in Clovis, was sworn in as the new District 1 trustee for Clovis Community College at CCC’s regular board meeting Wednesday. Brumfield replaces Ted Hartley, who has been appointed a judge in the 9th Judicial District. “I’m really excited,” Brumfield said, “I’ve always been very […]