Another tax hike planned

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission is expected to increase the gross-receipts tax today, just four days after state and county hikes took effect. Commissioners will vote on an ordinance that would increase the gross-receipts tax by 1/8 percent beginning July 1. Officials estimate the impact to be between $700,000 and […]

Economy booming in Clovis

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Updated photo of construction on the cheese plant in November of this year. By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Property values in Clovis are on the rise, a surge in the residential home market has begun, gross receipts taxes made big gains, new businesses and restaurants moved into the area and one of the largest […]

Gross-receipts tax going up

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Lowe’s grocery store employee Javier Madrid, 17, left, and Assistant Manager Andrew Forrest stock the shelves Wednesday at the store. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich:CNJ staff writer Prepare to save a little money on groceries and pay a little more for just about everything else when New Mexico rings in the new year. […]

County proposing tax hike

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission is poised to increase gross receipts taxes for next fiscal year. The Commission on Tuesday passed a notice of intent to adopt an ordinance that would raise gross receipts tax by .125 percent. The increase falls under a “negative referendum,” meaning the Commission does not […]

Tax increase takes effect

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Reporter Most people in a man-on-the-street poll Wednesday said they support the city of Clovis’ 1/4 of 1 percent gross receipts tax increase, which goes into effect today. The tax increase, approved by voters March 2, will fund infrastructure improvements and capital outlay purchases like fire and police equipment, city […]

Issuance of $1.3 million bond approved by county

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer County Commissioners approved issuing a $1.3 million gross receipts tax revenue bond Monday to fund building an annex for the county’s adult detention center. But, County Manager Geneva Cooper said, in order to afford the bond payments — while avoiding a deficit — the commission also must pass two […]

Gross receipts taxes pass throughout area

By Michelle Seeber Tuesday proved a good night for supporters of gross-receipts tax hikes. Like Clovis, voters in Melrose and Texico said OK to proposals aimed at funding water issues. In Melrose, voters overwhelmingly (61-9) approved a 1/16th of a percent gross-receipts tax. Texico’s proposed quarter-percent tax hike also got the majority (55-24). Both communities […]

Texico and Melrose consider quarter-percent gross receipts tax increase

By Michelle Seeber Clovis is not the only eastern New Mexico community asking for an increase in gross-receipts taxes. The issue is also on the ballots in Texico and Melrose in city-wide elections today. Texico is proposing a quarter-percent gross receipts tax increase for distributing, acquiring, storing and heating water to meet the future needs […]

Receipts tax issue subject at town hall

CNJ STAFF Clovis city officials will begin a series of town hall meetings tonight to discuss the proposed .25 percent gross receipts tax election scheduled for March 2. If citizens approve the .25 percent gross receipts tax increase, the city would generate — based on current receipts, Mayor David Lansford said recently — $1.2 million […]

Town hall meetings set for tax discussion

By Glen Seeber Clovis city officials have scheduled a series of town hall meetings beginning Friday to discuss the proposed quarter-percent gross receipts tax election scheduled for March 2. “Over the last several years, compensation and benefits of city employees has been an issue,” Mayor David Lansford told directors of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of […]