Black Friday sales move at steady pace

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Customers line up for the register at Bealls in Portales Friday morning during Black Friday sales. Manager Melissa Bonem said within two hours after opening, the store had already made 25 percent of its goal. Alisa Boswell “Booming” was not the word most local Clovis and Portales retail officials used […]

Clovis home sales down

Sharna Johnson Home sales in Clovis dropped about 28 percent in 2010 but home values remained steady, even inching up a little — both indicators the area is faring better than other communities nationwide, local real estate agents say. Clovis mayor and Realtor Gayla Brumfield said despite the decrease, the real estate community is pleased […]

Business Feature: Retailers say business steady

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CNJ file photo North Plains Mall Manager Cindy Banister said the mall is showing economic gain in spite of the recession. Monday, economists announced the recession is nearing an end. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer While economists are declaring the recession nearly over, many Clovis businesses say they never felt it and the city’s […]

Tax holiday brings local stores steady business

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Erika Meadows of Raton took advantage of tax free weekend at Joe’s Boot Shop Saturday in Clovis. Meadows was on her way to Portales to drop her two oldest children at Eastern New Mexico University for the fall semester. Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer It looks like customers from across […]

Black Friday sales steady

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bob Standridge, store manager of North Plains Mall’s RadioShack, and his staff help customers Friday. By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield

Precautions advised when using heatings units

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Lingering cold weather in Curry and Roosevelt counties has prompted residents to turn up the heat. Temperatures have taken a steady dive due to the combination of recent rainfall and overcast conditions. Tuesday’s high in Roosevelt and Curry counties was 45 degrees, according to Annette Mokry, meteorologist with National […]

Slow and steady

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maija Brown, 11, of Grady lowers her turtle into the starting gate during the Great Turtle Race Saturday at the Curry County Fair. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Kolter DeFoor’s turtle wasn’t bad, considering he just picked it up on the road. The mango-sized box turtle won the 17-year-old […]

Former residents describe Ruidoso flooding

Staff and wire reports Clovis native Bruce DeFoor, who retired and moved to Moon Mountain in Ruidoso two years ago, said flooding in Ruidoso was a shocking surprise after steady but gentle weekend rains. “It had rained Saturday, on and off most of the day, but it was just a real light rain,” DeFoor said. […]

Zias’ first baseman steady influence

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ENMU senior first baseman Anna Hershkowitz gets congratulations from coach Amber Daniel after a home run earlier this season. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After two seasons in junior college in her home town of Scottsdale, Ariz., Anna Hershkowitz didn’t know where she would go to continue playing softball. She just knew […]

Clovis gas prices steady

CNJ STAFF Clovis gas prices have been steady for more than a month, averaging between $1.48 and $1.52 per gallon for regular unleaded since Jan. 8. The average price for February has been $1.50, compared to $1.54 in February of 2003. The year’s average has been $1.48, compared to $1.47 in 2003.