Ten Commandments hike Saturday

CNJ staff The Boy Scouts annual Ten Commandments hike through Clovis is 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The hike is a cooperative effort between Scouts and various faith groups interested in promoting religious tolerance and knowledge of their faith, according to John Schonberger, a Clovis certified public accountant and scout leader. The hike will […]

City to host town hall meeting on tax hike

Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis is hosting a town hall meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to answer questions and present information about a .25 percent gross receipts tax to pay for the Ute Water Project. Present will be city officials and Eastern New Mexico Water […]

Group: Petition has enough signatures to force special election

Kevin Wilson The High Plains Patriots said they have enough signatures to force a special election on a .25 percent gross receipts tax hike. The citizens group plans to bring the city signatures on Monday, the deadline day established after the Clovis City Commission approved the GRT increase in its Feb. 3 meeting. The group […]

Commission member seeking alternative to tax hike

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Cindy Vaughan of Clovis, right, takes her change Thursday from Cindy Arnold, owner of Pet Logic on north Main Street, while purchasing a sweater for her pet Chihuahua Blackie. Arnold said she files gross receipt taxes every month. Kevin Wilson Clovis’ mayor hates the idea of a tax increase, but […]

Town hall announced on gross receipts tax hike

Kevin Wilson What started as opposition to a tax increase morphed into support Thursday from one Clovis resident. But opposition to a proposed zoning change from a neighborhood of others remained solid. The Clovis City Commission dealt with proposed zone changes, and announced a town hall on a possible gross receipts tax hike, during its […]

Boys Scouts catching ride for Ten Commandments Hike

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ten Commandments Walk event chair John Schonberger maps out churches in Clovis to figure out the scouts route for the annual walk taking place Saturday. Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Boy Scouts will be riding church-to-church Saturday as part of the Ten Commandments Hike. This is the second time the El Llano […]

Congress should consider USPS privatization

The U.S. Postal Service has increased rates so often in recent years it came out with the Forever Stamp, which is good for a first-class mailing into the indefinite future. On July 6, the USPS proposed another increase, a two-cent hike, to 46 cents, in 2011. That’s a 4 percent increase. Rates for other types […]

Boy Scouts plan Ten Commandments hike

CNJ staff The El Llano Grande Boy Scouts District is planning a Ten Commandments hike on May 1. The hike will last from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will be introduced to a variety of faiths and houses of worship. Scouts will hike to churches, avoiding major traffic areas. Each stop will be approximately […]

Tax hike only temporary solution

By Keith Gardner: Guest columnist The day many of us warned of is now here. New Mexico’s budget deficit has risen to somewhere around the $650 million mark. This problem was not just caused by the shrinking economy and the declining state revenue that followed — it was also caused by state government overspending. Between […]

Experience necessary hiking tool

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The clearest memory, the one which stands out above all others, and there are many beautiful ones, was the beginning. 5:15 a.m. Cold to many. Not to me. And we started up the mountain. In all there would be 450 of us. But some of us, who deemed ourselves slower, […]