Mayor’s views of president point of contention in city meeting

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The audience at Thursday’s city commission meeting listens as one of the numerous speakers takes the podium at the city commission meeting. Kevin Wilson In the first Clovis City Commission meeting following the March 6 municipal election, Clovis citizens and commissioners debated new Mayor David Lansford’s views on President Obama, […]

Officials, residents in tune on worst roads

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CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan The state of New Mexico has allocated $2.5 million for upgrades to state highway 60/84 between Prince and Norris streets. Tonjia Rolan Newly elected Clovis Mayor David Lansford said infrastructure improvements, particularly streets and roads in Clovis, will be a major focus for him. In an effort to help the […]

Clovis’ voice clear in results of mayor race

Clovis Media Inc. David Lansford’s overwhelmingly victory in the Clovis mayor’s race sends a clear message that a majority of Clovis voters believe quality of life — and its different meaning for every person — is not government’s responsibility. Forget all the emotion voiced on Facebook posts and comments left on websites about Barack Obama […]

Lansford says he plans to focus on infrastructure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Mayor-elect David Lansford is interviewed by a television crew from Amarillo Tuesday after winning the race for mayor at Clovis City Hall. Lansford won 2,914 to Brumfield’s 1, 1718. Robin Fornoff Roads and streets across Clovis will take on new priorities. Recreation and other quality of life projects will […]

Clovis voice clear in mayor race: Less government preferred

David Lansford’s overwhelmingly victory in the Clovis mayor’s race sends a clear message that a majority of Clovis voters believe quality of life — and its different meaning for every person — is not government’s responsibility. Forget all the emotion voiced on Facebook posts and comments left on websites about Barack Obama and socialism and […]

Lansford takes mayoral win

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis mayor-elect David Lansford listens and takes questions from local and Amarillo media Tuesday at Clovis city hall. Robin Fornoff In the end, newly elected Mayor David Lansford said it seemed to matter less what he thought of the president than some key local issues in Clovis. Lansford breezed to […]

Voter turnout second lowest of at-large mayoral races

CNJ staff Voter turnout for the Clovis municipal election was about double the amount for the 2010, non-mayoral race. But the 27.5 percent turnout was the second-lowest turnout, percentage-wise, of the five elections that have featured an at-large mayoral race. The highest turnout came in 1996, the first year the city elected a mayor at-large. […]

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 […]

Ballot and polling locations

Mayor • Gayla D. Brumfield • Davis M. Lansford Commissioner District 1 • Janice A. Elliott • Randall S. Crowder Commission District 2 • Sandra Taylor-Sawyer • John Douglas Jones Commissioner District 3 • Robert O. Sandoval Commission District 4 • R.L. “Rube” Render • Chris Bryant Proposal No. 1 Charter amendment to add a […]

Lansford says he’ll step down if personal beliefs make it necessary

Kevin Wilson David Lansford said if he is re-elected mayor, and his personal views will make him a detriment to getting something Clovis needs from the federal government, he’ll step aside or step down. Lansford, the former three-term Clovis mayor running against incumbent Gayla Brumfield, made the statement near the end of the Q101.5 candidate […]

Two distinct choices in mayor’s race

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Mayor stresses importance of economic development

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield speaks at Thursday’s press conference held at the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex. Tonjia Rolan Mayor Gayla Brumfield said she called a press conference Thursday to stress the importance of economic development for Clovis. The mayor also highlighted recent federal and state appropriations for the Ute […]

Security officer withdraws from mayor’s race

CNJ staff The upcoming Clovis mayoral election is down to two candidates. City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon said Clovis security officer Rick Tenorio filed paperwork on Friday, formally withdrawing his name from the March 6 election. “He just said it’s not the right timing. That’s all he told me,” Melancon said. Attempts to reach Tenorio for […]

Three vying for mayor position

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Rick Tenorio, right, signs paperwork to run for the mayor’s position as City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon, sitting, gives election details and Deputy Clerk Joanne King waits to notarize his paperwork Tuesday at City Hall. Tuesday was the only day to file for the mayor’s and city commission races. Kevin Wilson […]

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 […]

Lansford announces candidacy for mayor

Freedom New Mexico David Lansford, Clovis’ first elected mayor, is seeking his fourth term for the job after a four-year hiatus. Lansford, 52, a pharmacist, announced Thursday in a Clovis News Journal advertisement that he has a desire to serve the public and be a good steward of the city’s obligations and resources. He is […]

Mayor: $18,000 raised at charity ball

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FNM Correspondent: Liliana Castillo Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce president Raymond Mondragon displays a quilt during the live auction Saturday at the fourth annual Mayor’s Ball held at the Clovis Civic Center. The quilt was donated by Clovis resident Adah Dean. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Food Bank of Eastern New […]

Strong mayor system offers checks, balances

Some on the Colorado Springs, Colo., City Council are openly confused about their roles under the executive-mayor form of government. The issue arose several times two weeks ago as councilors marked up Mayor Steve Bach’s proposed budget. Tensions had arisen weeks earlier, after Bach unilaterally fired Police Chief Richard Myers and then eliminated red-light ticketing […]

Mayor: Verhines appointment good for water project

Staff and wire reports Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield thinks the appointment of Scott Verhines as the state’s new top water manager is nothing but positive for the Ute Water Project. Verhines was named state engineer Thursday by Gov. Susana Martinez. He is a civil engineer from Albuquerque and project manager for the Eastern New Mexico […]