2006 Intramural Golf League in full swing

Dennis Christensen Cannon golfers teed off for the first major event of the 2006 golf season March 18 resulting in the lowest nine medalists representing the Cannon Varsity Golf Team. The two-day competition’s first round ended with Ed Armijo in the lead with a 72 and Scott Hanna applying pressure with a 75 in the […]

Clovis grows despite BRAC

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A summer swoon brought on by the announcement that Cannon Air Force Base was targeted for closure appears to be easing, according to area officials. Gross receipts taxes for the first nine months of this year are up 7.84 percent from 2005 and 36 percent from 2001. Gross receipts […]

Tax hike going into effect Friday

CNJ staff Today is the last day to purchase goods and services in the county before a gross receipts tax hike goes into effect Friday. The tax increase — passed by the County Commission on Jan. 4 — was challenged by local residents in March when they petitioned to put the tax issue to a […]

New food tax law causes confusion for some retailers

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer To some, the new tax law that exempts certain food items is simply confusing. For others, the Jan. 1 legislation — prepared food and hot food still carry sales tax while staple items and cold food are exempt — has been a nightmare. “The biggest problem is the retailers’ […]

Residents petition against gross receipts tax

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer County residents concerned over a proposed tax increase have taken matters into their own hands, filing a petition this week to put the tax issue to a vote. Petitioners say the public is already taxed enough and the county needs to tighten up the budget. County officials counter by […]

City tax numbers reflect growth

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Spurred by residential and commercial construction and heavy holiday retail sales, Clovis’ gross receipts taxes for February skied to an all-time high. The city received $1.45 million in receipt taxes from the state in February, eclipsing the previous high of $1.34 million returned in July of 2004, according to […]

ENMU students lobby legislators for projects

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University students are on a crusade to convince legislators to fund a renovation of the anthropology facility and to upgrade the lighting in the theater building. Members of the school’s five-person student lobbying committee spent time two days in Santa Fe earlier this week talking with area […]

Clovis group helps publish portions of scripture for missionaries.

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(CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) Six-year old Matthew Gross, left, helps his dad Jon Gross staple Scripture portions together Saturday at High Plains Baptist Church. Members were at the church Saturday to get a hand-on approach to helping missionaries. Eric Kluth: CNJ staff writer She cannot see, but that doesn’t stop High Plains Baptist Church […]

Economy booming in Clovis

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Updated photo of construction on the cheese plant in November of this year. By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Property values in Clovis are on the rise, a surge in the residential home market has begun, gross receipts taxes made big gains, new businesses and restaurants moved into the area and one of the largest […]

Gross-receipts tax going up

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Lowe’s grocery store employee Javier Madrid, 17, left, and Assistant Manager Andrew Forrest stock the shelves Wednesday at the store. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich:CNJ staff writer Prepare to save a little money on groceries and pay a little more for just about everything else when New Mexico rings in the new year. […]

County proposing tax hike

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission is poised to increase gross receipts taxes for next fiscal year. The Commission on Tuesday passed a notice of intent to adopt an ordinance that would raise gross receipts tax by .125 percent. The increase falls under a “negative referendum,” meaning the Commission does not […]

Tax increase takes effect

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Reporter Most people in a man-on-the-street poll Wednesday said they support the city of Clovis’ 1/4 of 1 percent gross receipts tax increase, which goes into effect today. The tax increase, approved by voters March 2, will fund infrastructure improvements and capital outlay purchases like fire and police equipment, city […]

Issuance of $1.3 million bond approved by county

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer County Commissioners approved issuing a $1.3 million gross receipts tax revenue bond Monday to fund building an annex for the county’s adult detention center. But, County Manager Geneva Cooper said, in order to afford the bond payments — while avoiding a deficit — the commission also must pass two […]

CITY ELECTION TOTALS

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Fred Van Soelen looks at Tuesday’s final election results as they are projected on the screen at City Hall. Van Soelen defeated Gloria Wicker and Len Vohs to win the district 2 city commissioner race. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Mayor: • (I) David Lansford — 2,474 votes. Raymond Atchley — 366 votes. Steve Muscato […]

Gross receipts taxes pass throughout area

By Michelle Seeber Tuesday proved a good night for supporters of gross-receipts tax hikes. Like Clovis, voters in Melrose and Texico said OK to proposals aimed at funding water issues. In Melrose, voters overwhelmingly (61-9) approved a 1/16th of a percent gross-receipts tax. Texico’s proposed quarter-percent tax hike also got the majority (55-24). Both communities […]

Texico and Melrose consider quarter-percent gross receipts tax increase

By Michelle Seeber Clovis is not the only eastern New Mexico community asking for an increase in gross-receipts taxes. The issue is also on the ballots in Texico and Melrose in city-wide elections today. Texico is proposing a quarter-percent gross receipts tax increase for distributing, acquiring, storing and heating water to meet the future needs […]

Births 2/29 – Borjas

Borjas Jose and Jodi Borjas of Clovis, are the parents of a 7-pound, 3-ounce girl, Kaydynce Rose Borjas, born on Feb. 7, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her grandparents are Jose G. Borjas, Diane Borjas and Joe Wilson. Her great-grandparents are Richard Gross and Rose Gross.

Town hall meetings set for tax discussion

By Glen Seeber Clovis city officials have scheduled a series of town hall meetings beginning Friday to discuss the proposed quarter-percent gross receipts tax election scheduled for March 2. “Over the last several years, compensation and benefits of city employees has been an issue,” Mayor David Lansford told directors of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of […]

Clovis city officials address gross-receipts tax concerns

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Clovis City Manager Ray Mondragon, along with assistant city manager Joe Thomas, discussed the city’s request for a quarter-percent increase in the gorss receipts tax on Tuesday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Q&A Editor’s note: Clovis News Journal Publisher Ray Sullivan, Editor David Stevens and reporter Jack King sat down with Clovis City Manager Ray […]

Commission considers tax hike

By Jack King The Clovis City Commission will consider a resolution to put a one-quarter percent gross receipt tax increase on the ballot in March 2004 at its regular meeting Thursday. The commission will meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. If passed, the gross receipt tax increase would be […]