Reader submitted content: FFA week honors farmers, gives mission to ‘grow’

The week of Feb.16-23 was the National FFA week. Which means that more than 557,318 members of the FFA in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands celebrated and contributed to get the name of FFA and the importance of agriculture to the community. The FFA members and other agriculturalists are constantly faced [...]

Biodiesel group hopes mandate remains intact

Renewable Energy Group officials have been tracking a bill in the state Legislature that could have impacted the biodiesel manufacturer's decision to resume construction at its facility west of Clovis. Senate Bill 374, which would repeal a state mandate that diesel contain 5 percent biodiesel, was scheduled to be addressed in a hearing on Tuesday, [...]

Business digest: Green program seeks applicants

The New Mexico Environment Department is accepting applications for the 2013 Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program. The program recognizes environmental and sustainability achievements of New Mexico organizations and assists members with goal setting and assessments. Last year, participating companies reported reductions of 3,060 pounds of hazardous waste; 573,374 pounds of solid waste; 340,000 gallons of [...]

Business digest: Great Lakes holding ribbon cutting

Great Lakes Aviation will host a ribbon cutting and open house 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Clovis Municipal Airport. The air service provider will give information about its new service between the Clovis Municipal Airport and the Denver International Airport. Refreshments will be served and attendees may enter a drawing for two round-trip tickets [...]

Black Friday results mixed

?? Prize drawings and free breakfast were among the ways local retailers plied shoppers on Black Friday. Burns Do It Center staff prepared grilled pancakes in the morning to attract shoppers. Also, store merchandise such as kitchen and Christmas items were marked up to 60 and 70 percent off and a drawing for a $1,000 [...]

Local Walmart workers plan strike

Johnny Wilson is going on strike Friday with at least six other current and former Clovis Walmart employees. Wilson and his Walmart associates are among thousands of Walmart workers around the nation who plan to engage in non-violent protest strikes, rallies and flash mobs on Black Friday to bring attention to how claim they are [...]

Leases available at Hotel Clovis Lofts

Apartment leases are now available at Hotel Clovis Lofts, according to an advertisement in the Clovis News Journal. A woman answering a phone number listed in the ad said she was directed not to provide any information about the apartments to the media and all questions regarding the project were to be directed to owner [...]

October business licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis for October: • Julie's Pet Sitting Service Type: Pet care-in home Owner: Julie Pridgen Location: 1716 Axtell St. • DC Tactical, Inc. Type: Guns Owner: Daniel J. Coleman Location: 512 Pile St. • Paradise Market Type: Grocery store Owner: William and Rhonda Bargman Location: [...]

Roma’s owner plans Portales restaurant

Plans are already being made for the former Portales Dairy Queen three weeks after it closed its doors. The owner of Roma's Italian Restaurant in Clovis, Mario Ajrula, plans to open Mario's Pizza and Pasta. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Chef Armando Martinez, right, describes the preparation of freshly cooked Italian dishes to waitress Briana [...]

Business digest – Oct. 16

Verizon adding 4G service in Clovis Beginning Thursday, customers of Verizon Wireless in Clovis will become part of the wireless carrier's 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. Along with similar upgrades for Taos and Grants on Thursday, the service expansion for Clovis will make it one of 417 planned markets by the end of the [...]