Retail all about respect

It was a little bit of a shock to see his obituary since I didn’t know what had become of Mr. Nick or for that matter that he was even still living. Luke Nichols, Mr. Nick, as my grandmother referred to him, was the J.C. Penny store manager in Portales when I was growing up […]

Budget may raise TRICARE costs

Out-of-pocket health care costs for military retirees and for users of the TRICARE retail pharmacy network would jump next October if Congress approves President Obama’s fiscal 2013 budget request delivered last week. Annual active duty pay raises also would be impacted but not until January 2015 when raise caps would begin and last three years. […]

Gidding Street post office remodeled, reduced

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales resident Sara Allison checks her employer’s post office box Thursday at the Gidding Street post office in Clovis. The post office has changed from almost 14,000 square feet to a 2,500 square foot space in the same building. Liliana Castillo Patrons to the Gidding Street post office are adjusting […]

Peanut retail costs going up

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Wilba Duggan of Las Cruces shops at Sunland Inc.’s retail store Thursday. She and her husband, Dan, said they always stop when they come through Portales and buy peanuts for relatives in Oklahoma. Higher-than-normal wholesale peanut prices this year are expected to drive up retail costs. By Argen Duncan: Freedom […]

Commission candidates talk water, retail

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer In a light-hearted dig, Rosalie Riley gave fellow city commissioner candidate Robert Sandoval a Target T-shirt during Thursday’s candidate forum at the Clovis Civic Center. “My biggest mandate from my constituents has been: See if you can get a Target store,” Sandoval said. On a more serious note, City […]

Portales gross receipts taxes grow

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ economy seems to be defying national trends along with localized concerns of a slow-down as gross receipts tax collection grew in 2007. With better than 73 percent of the city of Portales’ budget tied to GRT, the monthly collection reports are of special interest to city officials looking […]

Dec. 19, 1930

Clovis retail stores announced they would stay open until 9 p.m. to accommodate last-minute Christmas shoppers. … The Clovis Evening-News Journal reported railroad traffic was heavier than usual because military cadets from the New Mexico Military Institute were traveling for the holidays. … Tom Phelps Grocery and Market claimed to offer the best cuts of […]

Portales strip mall still in development

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A new retail development that could accommodate up to 10 retail and service businesses is under construction near the Wal-Mart store in Portales. The developer is hoping to have tenants in the building by early 2008. Tom McSpadden, a marketing representative with CMS Properties of Lubbock, said Wednesday the development, […]

July 12, 1945

City commissioners approved an ordinance levying a tax of 1 cent per gallon on all gasoline sold at retail stores in Clovis. … Dr. V. Scott Johnson, who had practiced medicine in Farwell for 15 years, opened an office at 419 Mitchell in Clovis. …Guthals Produce Co. at 200 E. 1st St., sold a variety […]

Tractor Supply store opening in Clovis

CNJ staff Tractor Supply Co. has plans to build a store on North Prince Street just north of Clovis city limits, according to Clovis Building Safety Director Pete Wilt. A spokeswoman for the company was uncertain when construction will begin or when the retail farm and ranch store will open. “We are still in the […]

Black Friday doesn’t sound all that festive

By Karl Terry: Local columnist Black Friday. In recent years, it’s come to mean the Friday after Thanksgiving. But the name itself seems pretty negative to me. With a wife who spent a good deal of her professional career in a family retail business I know full well how important the Christmas season is to […]

Nov. 14, 2006 Business Digest

Paint store making move to Prince St. Sherwin-Williams is moving its retail paint store from downtown Clovis to North Prince Street, according to store manager Rusty Baker. Baker said the new store will have 5,000 square feet of space, 25 percent more than the 1201 North Main St. location. Assistant Manager Jeff Huddleston said the […]

Drug lobby, White House resist TRICARE rebates

By Tom Philpott: Military Update As the Justice Department prepares to battle drug manufacturers in court to win what U.S. lawyers say are long overdue price rebates for the TRICARE retail pharmacy network, the White House quietly is pressuring Congress not to pass legislation that would support the cause. Bush administration politicos, in effect, have […]

The Beginning, and the End of Wal-Mart?

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Sam Walton was born in Kingfish, Okla., on March 29, 1918. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1940. From there he began his career by opening the first of several Ben Franklin franchises in Arkansas. Finding that he couldn’t manage these franchises as he thought best, he gave […]

Initiative would improve health benefit

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Every drilling reservist and National Guard member would have access to a military health plan for a reasonable monthly premium under an initiative endorsed last week by the House Armed Services Committee. The improved TRICARE Reserve Select benefit, which senior Defense officials oppose as too expensive, would take effect in […]

Military update: Campaign targets mail-order drug usage

By Tom Phllpott: Last year, only 6 percent of 6.6 million military beneficiaries with prescriptions to fill used the low-cost TRICARE Mail Order Program. By contrast, 51 percent had at least one prescription filled through TRICARE’s more costly retail network. The rising popularity of the retail drug benefit versus near “flat line” usage of mail […]

Some medical benefits moving online

Tom Philpott: Military Update Every month, about 400,000 users of the military’s retail pharmacy network — those who have other health insurance — have to file paper claims with TRICARE to be reimbursed for co-payments and other costs incurred that their primary insurance won’t cover. The paper hassle is about to end, said Navy Cmdr. […]

Wal-Mart makes efforts to sway public opinion

CNJ staff After winning the war for the public’s dollars, Wal-Mart has launched a battle for public opinion. And after years of simply rolling with the punches of those who’ve been warning the retail giant is destroying everything from our neighborhoods to the nation’s economy, it’s about time. In full-page newspaper ads, Wal-Mart President and […]

2003: More business than usual

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad began the expansion of its railroad yard in Clovis this year, promising to add at least 80 jobs to the economy. CNJ FILE PHOTO By Jack King By all accounts, 2003 was a banner year for business in Clovis. Officials said commerce across the board grew at a record pace […]

There’s nothing like the day after

Mike Linn Call me a scam artist, if you will. But one of the main reasons I love Christmas is the day-after sale, when I take back all my presents and get two for one. That’s right. The day after Christmas, many stores have 50-percent off sales. So I take back the fancy shirt my […]