Portales resident Karl Terry named Roosevelt chamber director

Argen Duncan Portales native Karl Terry is the new executive director at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Terry, former Portales News-Tribune managing editor, officially starts work Monday, although outgoing director Sharon King is expected to stay on until the end of February. “Out of all the candidates, Karl had the most overall experience, and […]

Awards to be presented at Chamber banquet

CNJ staff The Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating 2010 tonight. The chamber is hosting its annual banquet, which includes a reception honoring the chamber’s past presidents and citizens who have had a big part in the last year. Chamber Executive Director Ernie Kos said that 350 tickets have been sold […]

Letter to the editor: Chamber program appreciated

I read with admiration Friday’s article about the Chamber of Commerce handing out grocery money from “Random Acts of Kindness.” I thought how nice, especially this time of year. Large family gatherings and lots of goodies can strain a budget. I was thinking about this while in line at a local grocery store… in front […]

Zias rally comes up short at Commerce

CNJ STAFF COMMERCE, Texas — Junior Precious Herrin led a late Zias rally, but Texas A&M-Commerce held on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 64-63 for its first win of the season Monday. Herrin’s first 3-pointer of the season cut what was a 10-point Commerce lead with a little more than three minutes left in […]

Hounds falter on road

CNJ STAFF COMMERCE, Texas — For eight minutes, Eastern New Mexico University’s men looked like they’d give Texas A&M-Commerce everything it wanted Monday night. Then the roof fell in. Trailing 14-8, the Lions outscored ENMU 40-8 the rest of the first half and went on to a 94-67 pasting of the Greyhounds in a Lone […]

Residents asked to invite airmen to Christmas dinner

CNJ staff Local organizations are asking residents to invite a guest to Christmas Day dinner from Cannon Air Force Base. Ernie Kos, executive director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, said response was overwhelming after the “Invite an Airman to Christmas Day Dinner” project was announced Friday afternoon. “It was surprising how many single […]

Chamber hosting listening session

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and Clovis Industrial Development Corporation will host Lt. Gov. Elect John Sanchez for a Thursday listening session about job creation and small business growth. The session is scheduled for 9-10 a.m. in the board room of the chamber of commerce, 105 E. Grand. Information: 763-3435.

Police blotter — Dec. 5

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 p.m. Nov. 25 an officer responded to an undisclosed alley for a report of a stabbing. Officers searched and found the victim in the area of Sheldon Street and Commerce Way. The man had what appeared to be multiple puncture […]

State lawmakers invited to Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce annual legislative breakfast is 7 a.m. Thursday at Wells Fargo Bank, 223 Main St. The breakfast is the presentation of legislative positions for the City of Clovis, Curry County, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Clovis Industrial Development Corporation, Clovis Community College, Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis MainStreet. All state […]

Portales mayor resigns as chamber of commerce executive director

Argen Duncan Portales Mayor Sharon King has resigned as Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce executive director. King said she didn’t know when her last day would be because she had committed to help train her replacement. She said she would stay until the chamber board of directors was comfortable with her leaving, but no later […]

Taco Box wins award

CNJ staff Taco Box of Clovis and Portales was named a winner Friday of the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico’s Vision, Investment, Vitality and Action (VIVA) Awards. Tom and Gail Martin are the owners of Taco Box and have been in business since 1969. The VIVA awards recognize New Mexico businesses demonstrating […]

Public must not pass judgment

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist No one in his right mind denies that people in commerce can become criminals. That’s because people in any walk of life can — it is a basic human capacity not only to do something wrong but to hurt others with it. No other known animal is like […]

Easter a time to celebrate resurrection

Freedom New Mexico For reasons having more to do with modern secular culture and commerce than religious significance, Christmas is more elaborately celebrated. But for believing Christians, Easter is the centerpiece of the faith. It marks the improbable miracle that God’s messenger in human form was killed by the agents of the powers of this […]

Program connects personnel, families

By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections The Clovis/Curry County and the Roosevelt County chambers of commerce are teaming up with Cannon Air Force Base personnel to kick off a new program today — “Adopt an Air Commando.” Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce said the program is a cooperative effort between Clovis, Portales and Cannon leadership in […]

Program hopes to match volunteers with airmen to introduce them to community

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis/Curry County and the Roosevelt County chambers of commerce are teaming up with Cannon Air Force Base personnel to kick off a new program Friday — “Adopt An Air Commando.” Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce said the program is a cooperative effort between Clovis, Portales and Cannon leadership […]

Commerce topples Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU forward Tyler Jefferson shoots over Ronnie Morgan of Texas A&M-Commerce during the first half of Saturday’s game. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Standing 6-foot-6 with a mohawk and a booming voice, Ronnie Morgan is tough to miss on the court. Much to Eastern New Mexico’s chagrin, […]

Commerce clips Zias in OT

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — Meagan Lasley scored off of her own rebound 3:57 into overtime, and Texas A&M-Commerce held visiting Eastern New Mexico to five shots for a 1-0 win in Monday afternoon’s Lone Star Conference matchup. Lasley’s first shot in overtime deflected off Zia goalkeeper Sierra Cardenas, and back to Lasley for […]

Ceremony will mark anniversary of Petty’s death

CNJ Staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of famed record producer Norman Petty’s death.The ceremony is 10 a.m. Saturday at Mission Gardens Cemetery, the site of Petty’s grave.Petty, who produced records for Buddy Holy, Roy Orbison and others, died Aug. 15, 1984, from leukemia.

Activities abound for July 4 holiday

File photo The Smoke on the Water fireworks display will light up the sky over Greene Acres Park around 8:45 p.m. Saturday. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer Even though the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce isn’t quite to their $25,000 goal for the Smoke on the Water fireworks display on Saturday, […]

Lobby group encourages political involvement among local business owners

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Association of Commerce and Industry President Beverlee McClure told area political and business leaders Thursday it’s time they get involved in the political process to protect their interests. Environmental legislation, taxes, health care, regulatory and legal reform and other legislative moves, she said, are continually impacting business. “We are […]