Officials: Guarded business dealings necessary

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In the age of information, keeping secrets is standard business practice, according to some academic and business officials. A growing method of grapevine circumvention is the confidentiality agreement. Once signed, it legally binds individuals from divulging a wide range of information, from a food recipe to the identity of […]

Commission approves civic center management

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The Clovis City Commission unanimously approved Philadelphia-based Global Spectrum as the management group for the Clovis Civic Center. Located on the east edge of Clovis, the center is expected to begin operations by mid-January. Dean Dennis, a vice president with Global Spectrum, introduced commissioners to Neil McMullin, who Dennis said […]

Whey plant means money for region

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Mesa Ingredient Co. is coming to Clovis with a bang, according to the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. Mesa’s main operation is turning the liquid byproduct of cheese — commonly known as whey — into a nutrient-rich powder used in animal feed. Mesa’s factory, which has already broken ground, will […]

Leaders focused on keeping Cannon open

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Lyn Henderson, of Clovis, was on hand for Saturday’s town hall meeting for Cannon Air Force Base Saturday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Henderson, a widow of a 28 1/2 year veteran, said they chose to retire in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In the face of staggering statistics — […]

Rodgers, Nadine

Nadine Rodgers Services: Have been held. Nadine Rodgers, 72, of Lubbock, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at University Medical Center Hospital in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 17, 1932, in Clovis, to Floyd and Hattie Gentry. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Vickie Drake. Survivors include her husband, Merle […]

Bilingual service company moving in

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ClientLogic employed an estimated 230 workers when it closed in January 2002 after 14 months. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer An Illinois-based customer service company signed a lease Wednesday to rent the old ClientLogic building. The company, SEI, is immediately looking to hire bilingual employees from the area for customer […]

Proposed business center unveiled

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A preliminary plan for a Business Enterprise Center was presented Thursday at the Clovis City Commission meeting. The project includes two museums, computer labs and a business help center. “With all of the growth we have experienced, with all the people who might want to start their own business, […]

Overpass committee to seek cost estimates

CNJ staff City and county officials, Clovis Industrial Development Corp. leadership and concerned citizens met Monday to discuss the best way to approach an overpass project at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. It was the first meeting held locally since the subject of an MLK overpass was broached last month in Santa Fe. “It was […]

Plant construction on target

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View of construction at the Southwest Cheese plant on Friday. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Above-average rain totals in January have not slowed construction at the Southwest Cheese plant, officials said. The plant, which will become the largest cheese and whey plant in North America when completed, remains on […]

Funding stalls overpass

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An eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train crosses N.M. 467 as it enters the west end of the Clovis yard Thursday afternoon. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer County officials hope to have grant money by February to start a railroad overpass project west of Clovis. So far, over $2.6 million […]