Lansford wins mayor’s race (updated)

David Lansford wins Clovis mayoral election over incumbent Gayla Brumfield with 62.5 percent of vote — 2,914 to 1,718

Mayor looks back at 2011

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield delivers annual the state of the city address Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex. Kevin Wilson Mayor Gayla Brumfield said it felt like more than a year since she’d taken to the podium at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. That, she said, was because 2011 […]

State of the City address text

Editor’s note: The following is Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield’s State of the City address, provided in advance by city staff: 2011 was a great year for our community as we continued to grow and thrive despite the continued national and global economic climate. The Clovis community is blessed with hardworking municipal employees who continue to […]

Mayoral candidates share views on city issues

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson David Lansford and Gayla Brumfield are vying for the position of Clovis mayor. Robin Fornoff David Lansford is a former Clovis mayor. He had the job 12 years before stepping down four years ago, opening the door for Gayla Brumfield to best five other candidates for the position. Now Lansford […]

Mayor stresses importance of economic development

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield speaks at Thursday’s press conference held at the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex. Tonjia Rolan Mayor Gayla Brumfield said she called a press conference Thursday to stress the importance of economic development for Clovis. The mayor also highlighted recent federal and state appropriations for the Ute […]

Brumfield running for re-election

CNJ staff Gayla Brumfield announced her intention to run for re-election as Clovis mayor. Brumfield, 58, is the owner and a broker for Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate of Clovis. She plans a further announcement Tuesday afternoon. “Four years ago when I ran, I had a five-point platform,” Brumfield said. “We’ve worked hard to check […]

Mayor: Verhines appointment good for water project

Staff and wire reports Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield thinks the appointment of Scott Verhines as the state’s new top water manager is nothing but positive for the Ute Water Project. Verhines was named state engineer Thursday by Gov. Susana Martinez. He is a civil engineer from Albuquerque and project manager for the Eastern New Mexico […]

Mayor calls ‘open hours office meeting’ success

CNJ staff Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield called her first “open hours office meeting” Wednesday a success, noting three groups of people stopped by to speak their minds on a variety of subjects, including restoring the Lyceum Theater. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time now,” said Brumfield, adding the office she used […]

Commission makes changes in hotel ‘Plan B’

Kevin Wilson Going with what Mayor Gayla Brumfield called a “Plan B,” the Clovis City Commission passed three items in a special meeting Tuesday regarding the city-owned Hotel Clovis. Tierra Realty Trust of Taos, which plans to convert the building — which many residents regard as a historic gem and/or albatross — into a series […]

Reader-submitted: Habitat holds groundbreaking

Last Thursday at 5:30 p.m., approximately 40 friends and neighbors joined the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield and our newest prospective homeowner, Sonia Dunlap, to hold a short groundbreaking ceremony at 2100 West Manana Blvd. in Clovis. After a short opening prayer, Brumfield spoke regarding the need for affordable housing […]

City officials announce pay increase

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield thanked city employees for their work during a press conference Tuesday at City Hall. City officials announced a 2 percent pay increase for city employees. Liliana Castillo Clovis city officials announced Tuesday in a press conference that they will be bringing a 2 percent pay increase […]

Letters to the editor: Brumfield’s behavior tyrannical

Brumfield’s behavior tyrannical Gayla Brumfield’s comments in the May 11 edition of the CNJ regarding the petition filed for a vote on the affordable housing ordinance were, at the very least, despicable. It appears Queen Gayla has forgotten how things work in this country. She and the majority of the city commission don’t get to […]

City holds second town hall on gross receipts tax

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The City of Clovis held a town hall meeting Wednesday regarding a special election for a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase. About 20 residents attended. The special election is May 3. Kevin Wilson Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said the first time the city held a town hall meeting on […]

Mayor’s son among hikers rescued in California

Sharna Johnson Monday morning, Mayor Gayla Brumfield was wearing her mother’s hat as she waited for confirmation her son had been rescued from a storm that stranded his hiking group in a California forest. Derek Brumfield was among a group of 32 hikers pulled from the Los Padres National Forest Monday morning after a freak […]

Mayor Brumfield to deliver state of city address

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield will deliver the annual state of the city address 4 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The address is intended to inform citizens and accomplishments and activities of the last year and to answer questions about the upcoming year. The address will be broadcast on Cable Channel 6. Information: 769-7828.

Our people: Hometown girl

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Courtesy photo Brumfield and her husband Don were married June 24, 1972 at First Baptist Church in Clovis. Mayor Gayla Brumfield enjoys rock ‘n’ roll music and the beach. She has always enjoyed the roots Clovis has to rock ‘n’ roll and misses the beach while in our landlocked state. Tell us how you met […]

Mayor focuses on goals, past and future

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mayor Gayla Brumfield gives her state of the city address Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex. Brumfield addressed the past successes and future goals of the city. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Despite a trying economy, Mayor Gayla Brumfield said Clovis has maintained stability and continues to […]

State of the city address text

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield is scheduled to give her “state of the city” address at 5:15 p.m. today at Clovis-Carver Public Library. City officials provided the text as follows: It has been an amazing year. The City of Clovis has undergone an exciting growth and expansion period and the things that have been accomplished could […]

Press Release: Brumfield resigns from PRMC board

Gayla Brumfield resigned as Chair from Plains Regional Medical Center, PRMC, Community Board of Trustees as of April 1, 2010. Brumfield served on the hospital board for 15 years with the last 4 as chair. “The past several years serving as a Board Member and continuing on as the chairman of the Board has been […]

Blight battle: Committee taking beautification steps

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Keep Clovis Beautiful committee installed welcome signs at all four main entryways to Clovis. Freedom New Mexico Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield wants the city to make a good first impression on travelers. That is why the condition of the city’s entryways comes up frequently when the “Keep Clovis Beautiful” […]