Budget shows increase in gross receipts revenue

By Jack King The 2004 Clovis city budget adopted Tuesday by the City Commission shows little change in expenditures from last year and is supported by an increase in gross receipts tax revenue, city officials said. “We haven’t been in this good a shape in years,” said City Manager Raymond Mondragon. Mondragon said gross receipts […]

Governor doles out funds

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Gov. Bill Richardson talks to Brian Condit, right, with legal and political affairs, and Caleb Chandler, center, of Clovis, after a press conference Wednesday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Jack King Clovis will get $800,000 from $10.5 million in federal money allocated for the southeastern and southern parts of the state, Gov. Bill Richardson announced […]

Board to seek fed money

By Jack King The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority will prepare an authorization request for Congress seeking federal money for the project by Aug. 13, even though a financial study showing how its members will pay for the project has not been completed. The board of the water authority, which is planning a Ute […]

Two events centers one too many?

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if the city of Clovis needs to build a civic center now that county officials seem to have decided on an events center for the fairgrounds. Some responses: “Both the city and county have researched the economics of an events center. Most will remember concerns about the centers […]

Cyclists raise money, awareness

By Mike Linn Jane, a fictional character in the form of a puppet, said she had Down syndrome and was a slow learner. She said she wasn’t like others because she had an extra chromosome. She also said with practice she can do many things ordinary people can — and she proved she can do […]

Abortion is becoming moral question

By Mona Charen Last week’s news contained a couple of nuggets that stand conventional wisdom on its head. Among the things everybody knows is that Democrats, being the party of the little people, raise money in small contributions, whereas Republicans, being the party of fat cats, raise funds in huge basketfuls from wealthy corporate types. […]

Our government should protect us, not care for us

In government, as in people’s personal lives, when money gets tight, folks start looking for places to save money. Whatever gets cut out of the budget is going to affect someone and that someone usually has the ear of some public official. In turn, that official attempts to get the funding restored for his or […]

Incentives offered for conserving water

By Mike Linn New incentives for farmers to conserve water in the area lack the compensation funds and may have come too late to save considerable amounts of water in area wells, local conservation specialists said. Financial incentives to save water will never outweigh the income irrigation provides through the harvesting of water-thirsty crops, the […]

Community help sought in robberies

By Darrell Todd Maurina North Plains Cinema manager Abby Parrish said he has taken steps to improve security since two gunmen robbed the movie theater Tuesday night. He said he doesn’t want to disclose those steps, but doesn’t believe the theater was unsafe to begin with. “It’s as safe a place as anywhere; it’s the […]

Clovis growing in some ways, not others

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about new businesses moving into town less than two years after Kmart closed its doors. Here are some responses: “Clovis is just turning into another cookie cutter American city/town. They call it progress but I’m not sure! “In just a short 20 years, the place the United States […]