It’s Their Business: Nuco Pool and Spa

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Name: Nuco Pool and Spa Location: 116 Main St. What they do: They sell pools, spas, accessories and also offer maintenance services. They also carry commercial janitorial supplies, paper products and barbecue grills. Who’s in charge: Mark Millender Sr. Employees: Eight How long in business: 66 years Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

Going green

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Patrick Kircher, left, Roosevelt County agriculture extension agent, and Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, hang a sponsor banner on the gate of the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Friday. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico With rising energy costs, Americans are taking a harder look lately […]

Dec. 28, 2007 Passing through

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By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Who: Nancy Boucher, pictured with husband, Len and dog, Smokie Joe Hometown: Cartersville, Ga. Traveling to: Cochiti Park, to do volunteer work for the Corps of Engineers Thoughts on Clovis: “Just came into Clovis and noticed on our GPS that the elevation was almost as high as North Carolina, […]

Forcing farmers to promote dairy goes too far

By Freedom New Mexico As congressional fights go, this one isn’t on the scale of the annual budget battle that rages for months. But it is important because it shows how far Congress and the rest of the federal government have strayed from the government described in the Constitution. There’s a tug-of-war going on primarily […]

Minimum pricing prompts better customer service

By Freedom Newspapers It might not sit well with Wal-Mart, Costco and some Internet retailers. But the Supreme Court’s decision last week to reverse a 1911 precedent and allow what is called minimum retail pricing or vertical pricing — or at least not to conclude automatically that such schemes violate antitrust laws — was a […]

Day full of dairy

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Angelica Martinez, 6, tries to rope a plastic calf Saturday at a calf-roping booth at the second annual DairyFest held by the United Dairy Women at the Clovis Civic Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Angelica Martinez aimed her lasso carefully before throwing it this time. The 6-year-old’s family […]

Imports pose increasing threat to consumers

By Freedom Newspapers Our support for free trade doesn’t come without caveats — including, obviously, that reasonable safeguards exist to prevent foreign trading partners from dumping unsafe or fraudulent products on the U.S. market. Accurate and honest country-of-origin labeling also is crucial, so consumers can make educated choices. Increased U.S. trade with China is generally […]

Size doesn’t solve society’s issues

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer My dad was talking to my 10-year-old niece, Mireya, recently about the music devices he grew up with — cassettes, reel-to-reels and eight-tracks. “And those ‘big CDs,’” Mireya remarked about the old vinyl records. This remark not only cracked me up, it got me started thinking about how so […]

United Dairy Women on milk mission

Michelle Heavyside: Guest columnist The second annual Milk Lover’s Ball hosted by the United Dairy Women (UDW) on Feb. 17 was a huge success! More than 400 people attended and raised more than $10,000 to help assure the residents of three area children’s homes receive the recommended three servings of dairy products a day for […]

Government unheralded customer

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business Business owners should always keep an eye on new product or client markets. The government — federal, state and local — is a common market, perhaps overlooked at times. Government entities have a need for products and services small businesses produce. However, selling products and services to the federal government […]