Ute Water Project loan collateral sought

Gabriel Monte Ute Water Project Manager Scott Verhines said the region’s water authority will discuss establishing a revenue stream in its next meeting to relieve the city of Clovis of the burden to provide collateral for any loan it receives on behalf of the Ute Water Project. As the financial agent of the Eastern New […]

No bull here

Glenda Price Glenda Price When my husband and I were young and just starting out, we decided to apply for a loan from a government-underwritten outfit to purchase a few cows. We had the place to run them secured and the drought was temporarily over (which is all we can ever ask for in the […]

Rural home loans available

Federal Government Funding Available For Home Loans in Rural New Mexico Albuquerque, NM, January 14, 2008 – USDA Rural Development State Director Ryan Gleason reminded rural New Mexicans that the agency he leads has financing for the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (GRH) and other housing programs. In making the announcement, Gleason said, “While […]

Dec. 1, 1945

C.V. Bridges, chairman of the Curry County Commission, reported the county had received its second road grader. … An Associated Press dispatch stated that $221,000 had been allotted by the Federal Public Housing Authority for a public housing project in Clovis. … First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Clovis, 116 E. 14th St., advised […]

Domenici proposes student loan

CNJ staff Federal government student loan repayments for law students serving as prosecutors or public defenders could help encourage attorneys to commit to public service, officials said. Under legislation cosponsored by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., attorneys would be required to commit to three years employment as state, local or federal prosecutors or public defenders […]

Q&A: Department cultivates rural life

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Ryan Gleason is the New Mexico director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. He was appointed by President Bush in May 2006. He oversees a staff of 59 employees located in 11 offices throughout the state. A fifth-generation New Mexican, Gleason, 32, was born in Portales. Gleason […]

Small business workshops set

CNJ Staff The Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College has several upcoming workshops for small business owners and self-employed individuals as well as one for commercial loan officers, according to its Web site. • A two-session QuickBooks basic workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and March 17 at Clovis […]

DMV employee accused of acquiring loans off fake IDs

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff An employee with the Clovis office of the Motor Vehicle Division used duplicate driver’s licenses to take out fraudulent loans, according to allegations contained in court documents filed in Curry County Magistrate Court. Amy Ramirez-Trevino, a clerk at the MVD, and her now 18-year-old son took out bank loans locally […]

Defense bill includes payday loan limitations

By CNJ Staff WASHINGTON — With a long list of caveats, President Bush signed a bill Tuesday authorizing $532.8 billion in defense spending, including a 2.2 percent pay raise for members of the military. The measure, for the 2007 fiscal year that began Oct. 1, authorizes $70 billion in supplemental funding to support the war […]

Woman thankful for generosity of others

Letters to the Editor I would like to thank the unknown person who was so generous to give my daughter a coat. My daughter said a teacher asked if she had a coat. My daughter said no and that she could not find her sweater. A teacher then presented my daughter with a box wrapped […]

Military looking into payday lending system

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleGina Ricketson, manager of A&A Title & Check Loan, left, and assistant Donna Fredrickson, right, try to get in touch with a client behind on payments. Ricketson said the military are the business’ best customers. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Concerns over payday loans have military leaders looking for legal […]

City will sign $9.5 million loan agreement for wastewater improvements

CNJ staff Clovis Mayor David Lansford plans to sign a $9.5 million agreement Friday to improve the city’s wastewater system. The ceremony will be held at the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. office at 10 a.m. The agreement is between the New Mexico Environment Department and the city of Clovis and will enable the city to […]

5/16 Business digest

Electric cooperative approved for loan The Farmers Electric Cooperative Inc. of Clovis has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a $14.9 million low-interest loan from the federal government, according to news releases from the offices of U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.). The 35-year low-interest loan will help […]

Representative selected for Accion New Mexico

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Accion New Mexico will soon have a new representative in southeast New Mexico whose mission is to help entrepreneurs and small-business owners who want to expand in the Portales and Clovis area. Pamela Nance was selected as the regional outreach coordinator for the Accion New Mexico, a non-profit organization that […]

Payday loans draw state’s interest

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The attorney general’s office is concerned about the lending practices of payday loan companies and is proposing stricter regulations. Payday loan advocates said the companies provide a valuable service and are already regulated. The attorney general’s office hosted a meeting Wednesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library to discuss proposed […]

City helps cheese plant with loans

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission voted Monday to accommodate the process of a bank loan to help fund construction of the roughly $195 million Southwest Cheese Plant. The loan — between Southwest Cheese and Citibank — will not leave the city liable for any financial obligations, said City Attorney David Richards. Since the city […]

There’s always a critic in every crowd

Ned Cantwell, State Columnist A reader asked recently whatever happened to my friend Barney from New Jersey. I told him Barney and I had a falling out of sorts. Barney is this couch-potato guy who spends all his time reading newspapers and magazines. He finds out what he thinks is wrong with New Mexico and […]

Litchfield, Calvin

Calvin Litchfield Services: Have been held. Calvin Litchfield, 60, of Tucumcari, died on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004 in Tucumcari. He was born March 23, 1943, in Clovis to Homer and Vera Litchfield. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1961 and from McMurry University in 1965. He was a certified public accountant who owned and […]

Service makes houses homes

Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. By Eric Butler CNJ CORRESPONDENT Sitting on the floor and eating a pizza in a house you’re about to move into has a certain romantic quality about it. […]

Local Briefs 10/21

County commission to consider loans The Curry County Commission will consider authorizing loans for two volunteer fire departments at its regular meeting today. The commission will consider a $102,000 loan agreement with the Field Volunteer Fire Department and a $175,000 loan agreement with the Broadview Volunteer Department. In other business, the commission will consider designating […]