Lansford wins mayor’s race (updated)

David Lansford wins Clovis mayoral election over incumbent Gayla Brumfield with 62.5 percent of vote — 2,914 to 1,718

Mayor looks back at 2011

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield delivers annual the state of the city address Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex. Kevin Wilson Mayor Gayla Brumfield said it felt like more than a year since she’d taken to the podium at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. That, she said, was because 2011 […]

Clovis mayor hopeful of federal money for Ute Water Project this year

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FNM file photo Brumfield speaks at the groundbreaking of the first phase of the Ute Pipeline Project in August. A crowd of protesters can been seen in the background. The protesters chanted and jeered during speeches by Brumfield and other officials during a groundbreaking for the Ute Water Project intake. By Thomas Garcia Her own […]

Mayor calls ‘open hours office meeting’ success

CNJ staff Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield called her first “open hours office meeting” Wednesday a success, noting three groups of people stopped by to speak their minds on a variety of subjects, including restoring the Lyceum Theater. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time now,” said Brumfield, adding the office she used […]

Commission makes changes in hotel ‘Plan B’

Kevin Wilson Going with what Mayor Gayla Brumfield called a “Plan B,” the Clovis City Commission passed three items in a special meeting Tuesday regarding the city-owned Hotel Clovis. Tierra Realty Trust of Taos, which plans to convert the building — which many residents regard as a historic gem and/or albatross — into a series […]

Our people: Hometown girl

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Courtesy photo Brumfield and her husband Don were married June 24, 1972 at First Baptist Church in Clovis. Mayor Gayla Brumfield enjoys rock ‘n’ roll music and the beach. She has always enjoyed the roots Clovis has to rock ‘n’ roll and misses the beach while in our landlocked state. Tell us how you met […]

State of the city address text

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield is scheduled to give her “state of the city” address at 5:15 p.m. today at Clovis-Carver Public Library. City officials provided the text as follows: It has been an amazing year. The City of Clovis has undergone an exciting growth and expansion period and the things that have been accomplished could […]

Mayor to talk accomplishments in state of city address

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File photo Securing money for the Hull Street Overpass construction is one of the successes Mayor Gayla Brumfield plans to discuss during Thursday’s State of the City address. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Mayor Gayla Brumfield thought there were great successes for Clovis over the last year, but an easy ride isn’t expected for […]

Blight battle: Committee taking beautification steps

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Keep Clovis Beautiful committee installed welcome signs at all four main entryways to Clovis. Freedom New Mexico Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield wants the city to make a good first impression on travelers. That is why the condition of the city’s entryways comes up frequently when the “Keep Clovis Beautiful” […]

Text of the state of the city speech

The text of Mayor Gayla Brumfield’s state of the city speech was provided by the city of Clovis: Infrastructure & Water In 2008 we saw some restructuring in our Public Works Department. Mr. Clint Bunch became our Public Works Director and Mr. Justin Howalt joined us in January 2009 in the newly created position of […]

Mayor Brumfield to give state of the city address

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield will give a state of the city address 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex. Brumfield will speak about changes in the city during her first year as mayor and also discuss future projects for the city. The address will also be broadcast live on cable channel 6. […]

Mayor hosting New Year’s Eve gala

CNJ staff Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield is hosting a New Year’s Eve Ball at the Clovis Civic Center. Advanced tickets are $85 and available at the Clovis Chamber of Commerce and Clovis MainStreet. Dress is black tie optional. Proceeds from the event will benefit downtown revitalization through the Clovis MainStreet program. Information: Robyne Beaubien at […]

Vision plan voted down

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer New Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said during her campaign community members told her they wanted more input in the direction of the city. Her plan is to hire a consultant to develop a blueprint for how the city progresses in the next 12 years. She pitched the concept to […]

No votes lost

Editors asked for readers’ response to Tuesday’s municipal elections in which Gayla Brumfield became Clovis’ first female mayor and voters approved Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Here’s what Mac McDonald had to say: • “It sure is nice to finally not lose a vote in an election. I think the entire crew (mayor and city […]

Potholes before flowers

Editors asked for readers’ response to Tuesday’s municipal elections in which Gayla Brumfield became Clovis’ first female mayor and voters approved Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Here’s what Maria Cheverez had to say: • “For me the alcohol sales on Sundays is a minor thing when we have bigger tumbleweeds to deal with. Congrats to […]

New mayor kinda snooty?

Editors asked for readers’ response to Tuesday’s municipal elections in which Gayla Brumfield became Clovis’ first female mayor and voters approved Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Here’s what Anna Baucom had to say: • “The election (results are) fine with me but I do know some people that will be unhappy with Gayla’s win. They […]

Common-sense approach a winner

Editors asked for readers’ response to Tuesday’s municipal elections in which Gayla Brumfield became Clovis’ first female mayor and voters approved Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Here’s what Connie Belcher had to say: “Gayla had my vote from the beginning. Her common-sense approach and five-point plan demonstrated she had a well thought-out campaign. I was […]

Brumfield to run for mayor

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File photo Gayla Brumfield By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Clovis Realtor Gayla Brumfield announced her intention to run for mayor Friday afternoon. She joins Gloria Wicker, Rube Render and Tim Ashley in announcing a bid for the office. Mayor David Lansford announced in November he would not seek a fourth term. Mayoral and city commission […]

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 […]