Tax ordinance to go to vote

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon said the city verified enough signatures to force a special election on a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase. The election would be May 3, pending city commission approval. Kevin Wilson An ordinance approved by the Clovis City Commission to raise gross receipts taxes will now […]

Group: Tax petition has two thirds of necessary signatures

Kevin Wilson A little more than one week into their efforts, the High Plains Patriots appear roughly two thirds of the way into forcing a special election on a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase. “We have somewhere around 300 (signatures), is what I’ve gotten from people we’ve talked to over the weekend,” High Plains […]

Gross receipts tax petition circulating

Kevin Wilson The countdown has begun for a citizens group to put a gross receipts tax hike to a public vote. The High Plains Patriots have circulated a petition throughout Clovis stating, “The undersigned registered voters of the City of Clovis ask that a special election be conducted on the adoption or rejection of the […]

Lieutenant governor candidates display few differences

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Kent Cravens, left, answers a question while Brian Moore, center, and John Sanchez look on during Thursday’s Republican lieutenant governor forum at the Master’s Center. About 70 people attended the hour-long forum. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The three lieutenant governor candidates who visited Clovis Thursday had little differentiation […]

Republican lieutenant governor candidates participating in forum

CNJ staff All three Republican candidates for lieutenant governor are participating in a forum Thursday in Clovis organized by the High Plains Patriots. President Kim Runyan said candidates John Sanchez, Kent Cravens and Brian Moore will be at the organization’s 7 p.m. meeting at the Masters Centre conference room. A candidate forum will follow the […]

More than 200 attend Clovis TEA rally

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fannie Brown of Clovis said she attended the Taxed Enough Already rally Thursday because “I want to see a change in American government. The government should work for the people. The people shouldn’t work for it.” CNJ staff The High Plains Patriots hosted a Taxed Enough Already rally in front […]

Giants upset Patriots

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Oh well, nobody’s perfect. Except maybe Eli Manning. A masterful magician when the stakes were highest, Manning engineered one of the best drives in Super Bowl history Sunday to help the New York Giants squash the New England Patriots’ run at history-making perfection with a 17-14 victory. In a game, and […]

She’s rooting for Patriots … to lose

Cathy Olona is looking forward to Feb. 3. “I am going to watch the Super Bowl,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I always do, and I will be cheering for the Patriots to take a fall. “The commercials are a big draw as well.” • • • Clovis’ Mac McDonald on the nation’s economy: “I […]

Ex-CHS standout Pinckney transfers to Dallas Baptist

CNJ staff DALLAS — Justin Pinckney, a 2004 Clovis High graduate, has transferred from Abilene Christian to Dallas Baptist this year and will be a part of the Patriots’ inaugural basketball season. Pinckney spent two years at Abilene Christian and will be a redshirt sophomore this season. In 2005-06, he played in 20 games and […]

America’s leaders brought their team to victory

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist “Any resemblance in persons living or dead in the following story is purely on purpose,” said Mark Morris, Clovis High School sports editor of the Purple Press back in 1976. “The spirit of ’76 is now upon us in shades of red, white, and blue, and everywhere one looks, Ben Franklin, […]