The truth about dragons: They can be beaten

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I built a dragon last week. He was only a very small dragon, I’m afraid, and not very strong. We’ve had at least one much larger dragon who was far more daunting. This one only breathed fire two or three times, and I had to supply a light from […]

Memorial to be built for little known black community

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Courtesy photo Members of Geni Flores’ “Teaching Multicultural History of the Southwest” class at ENMU visited the Blackdom site and historic marker last spring. By Helena Rodriguez: FNM Correspondent A small black community between Roswell and Artesia was an epicenter of social life during its heyday in the early 1900s. Before succumbing to ghost town […]

Clovis housing authorities receives grant

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded a total of $325,403 to six New Mexico housing authorities to help public housing residents find jobs that lead them toward economic independence.

Two women join ranks of Clovis police

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders shakes the hand of new officer Ruth Martinez Monday while fellow recruit Patty Terry looks on. The two women were sworn in Tuesday in an afternoon ceremony at the police department. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tuesday, two women joined the ranks at Clovis […]

Business feature: Shop returning to roots with addition of Christmas room

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Patsy Liston glues on a piece on a gingerbread house Monday at the Christmas shop she and her daughter Jaqque Johnson built next to the family craft business west of Clovis. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Just on the edge of Clovis, a small lighted Santa Claus waves to […]

Roosevelt pastor to be memorialized

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Courtesy photo Joel Givens served as a circuit rider in Roosevelt County in the early 1900’s, driving a horse-drawn buggy to take the Methodist ministry to rural residents. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Traveling by horse and buggy, the Rev. Joel Givens traversed the small communities of Roosevelt County in the early 1900’s, visiting […]

Old veterans daunted with current wars

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist A small group of U.S. war veterans, the age difference among them as wide as 70 years, gathered this month at American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., for a special event at the annual Veterans Day Community Fair. They had agreed to participate in a “living history,” co-hosted by […]

Excellent customer service win-win option for businesses

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s business Several years ago, I purchased an item, and within a matter of weeks, it malfunctioned. Upon contacting the business, the item was serviced but malfunctioned again. This scenario of repair-malfunction continued for weeks. Most folks who know me will say I am a patient person; it takes a lot to […]

Small Business Development Center sponsoring a free seminar

CNJ staff Clovis Community College’s Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a free seminar. The seminar is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Business Enterprise Center, 105 E. Grand Ave. The two-hour seminar focuses on new advantages in Small Business Administration loans and other financing available for start-ups or existing small businesses. The deadline to register […]

Author found success after struggle

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist I grew up to be 16 on a small farm, driving a tractor, pulling a one-way and plowed all day and dreamed of being a cowboy. My hero was none other than Zane Grey and yet not a cowboy, but the best writer of the west. Recently I’ve had time […]

Jury system imposing on business

I operate a small company with 14 employees. It is difficult for me to find professional, trained help, so each employee is vital to my business’ everyday operations. Panel jurists are not informed until after 5 p.m. whether they have jury duty the next day. Scheduling is impossible to plan, not knowing whether an employee […]

One killed in Portales vehicle crash

Freedom New Mexico One person died and a mother and two children were injured in an automobile collision just before 9 p.m. Thursday night on U.S. 70 northeast of Portales. State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said a small pickup truck appeared to have t-boned a small car. The driver of the car was killed, Varnell […]

Albertson’s sustains small electrical fire

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fire Marshal Allan Silvers, front to back, Battalion Chief Ike Burns and fireman Chris Elam inspect wiring under a deli case at Albertson’s Grocery Store Wednesday. Burns said there were no injuries and the store did not need to be evacuated. The Clovis Fire Department was called to a small […]

The Small Business Development Center is hosting a seminar tomorrow

April 8, 2009 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Clovis 417 Schepps Blvd. ~ Room 103 Seminar $20.00 Dianna Thompson (575) 769-4136 sbdc@clovis.edu Description Understanding Money and Credit This seminar will offer participants the right tips and tools on how to make best use of your money and credit. It will talk about effective ways to plan […]

Bingaman bill aids self-employed New Mexicans

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would change the tax law to benefit small business owners.

Xcel Energy launches Solar Rewards in New Mexico

Electric customers of Xcel Energy in New Mexico can now apply for Solar*Rewards incentives on small and medium solar photovoltaic (PV) generating systems installed on their homes and businesses. For small and medium systems, Xcel Energy will purchase the Renewable Energy Credits (REC) generated by a customer’s PV system. Credits are purchased at a rate […]

Business feature: Center helps small businesses

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo As the director of the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College, Sandra Taylor-Sawyer conducts seminars on topics helping business owners and those thinking about starting a business such as accounting, marketing and employees, rules By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Dr. Jayashree Sinha decided she wanted to […]

Small school provided broad learning opportunities

By Glenda Price

Small businesses finding ways to survive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Twin Cronnies employee Jennifer Chavez checks an order before running drinks out to a waiting customer. The Twin Cronnies is one of several regional businesses making changes to cope with the recession. By Gabriel Monte and Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Despite having to increase his prices, cut staff and shorten […]

Balance sheet important ‘snapshot’ of business

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: CNJ columnist One of the most important tools that can be used to analyze a small business’s financial condition is its balance sheet. A balance sheet is a “snapshot” of a business’ financial status on any particular day. There are three parts to every balance sheet: assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity. The […]