Fishing report — Oct. 5

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Owners say ‘mom-and-pop’ businesses challenging, rewarding

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Roger and Patricia Grah said their family-run business is working out well after years of dreaming about owning a business. Sharna Johnson Running a “mom-and-pop” business is rewarding and offers freedom, and some Clovis business owners wouldn’t have it any other way. Patricia Grah said after more than 50 years […]

Digital signs popping up

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Coli Hunt programs a new digital sign for Joe’s Boot Shop on Mabry Drive. Hunt said the sign seems to be an attention-getter to passing traffic. Sharna Johnson A new breed of sign cropping up around town is downright moving. In recent months, several businesses — from banks to car […]

Everybody’s Business: Non-traditional businesses need licenses, tax ID

By Gordon Smith, business specialist and Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, director of the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Commu What does it take to register and license a new business that will not be a traditional “store-front” operation or located in a commercial area? Some examples of these can include home-based businesses, Internet businesses and mobile […]

More businesses donate toward Lighthouse homeless shelter

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Lighthouse Mission Executive Director Richard Gomez said workers are expected to break ground on a new homeless shelter sometime in the next week. Sharna Johnson Businesses and contractors continue to step forward and donate their services, bringing the Lighthouse Mission’s new homeless shelter closer to being a reality. Executive Director […]

Fishing report – Aug. 10

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cimarron River — The flows are 16 cfs below Eagle Nest […]

DoD commits to disabled veterans’ businesses

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials are committed to providing service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses with contracting opportunities, and are closer to its goal of awarding 3 percent of department contracts to such businesses, the acting director for the Pentagon’s Small Business Programs Office said […]

Substance off limits to Cannon military

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Three Clovis businesses known to be selling the substance known as “spice” have now been ordered off limits to all military service members assigned temporarily or permanently to Cannon Air Force Base by the 27th Special Operations Wing commander. In a July 9 memorandum to all Cannon personnel, Col. Stephen […]

Gross receipts tax hampers state businesses

By Paul Gessing: Guest columnist In case you missed it, Clovis’ gross receipts tax rose to 7.5625 percent on July 1. This is due to the statewide .125 percent increase passed by the Legislature earlier this year to help close the state’s budget deficit. While the hike may seem innocuous enough (it’s only a fraction […]

Health reform hurts small businesses

Freedom New Mexico Before Congress rushed approval of the massive government overhaul of health care, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi infamously said: “(W)e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” The more we find out about the Obamacare “reform” that put the federal government in control of one-sixth […]

Shoutouts

Bella Vista pinewood derby On May 13 at 1 p.m., the Arts Academy at Bella Vista hosted the first annual pinebox derby car race. Nine students built one of a kind cars and competed against one another to identify the fastest car at Bella Vista. Each student spent two months creating, painting and decorating their […]

Metal businesses joining forces

CNJ staff A pair of longtime metal businesses are combining forces. Clovis Metal Buildings and Wilhite Construction are combining to form Consolidated Metal Builders. The business will work with clients to offer design assistance, engineering and consulting services through the execution of construction projects, according to press release. Jarod Wilhite, chief operating officer of CMB, […]

Local businesses offer recycling services

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Clarence Plank: Portales News-Tribune Kevin Loveday of Portales shreds tree branches on Friday at the Portales Convenience Centerr. The mulch he is making is free to the public . By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Where do you go if you want to recycle metal, cardboard or that old personal computer? Not too far if […]

Business feature: Local businesses expanding with economic recovery

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Sonic Drive-in’s Area Manager Jim Howard said his company chose a lot on U.S. 60/84 as its third location because a demographics study pointed to the area as a solid investment. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer With the economy starting to turn the corner, local businesses are expanding and […]

Business digest: Businesses to be notified of credits

Businesses to be notified of credits The Internal Revenue Service will begin sending postcards to 25,709 New Mexico businesses this week to notify them of benefits of small business health insurance tax credits. Tax credits of 25 percent of premium costs will be available for small businesses that purchase health insurance for employees if there […]

New Mexico businesses to be notified of health insurance tax credits

Washington, DC – This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin sending postcards to 25,709 businesses in New Mexico to notify them of the benefits of the small business health insurance tax credit, which was part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was passed in March. View the postcard. “Small businesses […]

Businesses, customers object to Texas Avenue median

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A motorist correctly moves to the left of a new median on North Prince Street Tuesday evening only to be blocked head-on by a northbound vehicle that has incorrectly entered the lane. The motorist eventually wove through oncoming traffic to enter the parking lot of Chili’s Grill and Bar. By […]

Business workshop being held

CNJ staff A training workshop is being held Wednesday to help businesses evaluate and improve their progress. Free and open to the public, the workshop helps business people evaluate where they are in their business and how to continue improving the overall performance of their business. Trainer Retha Shiplet provides professional development to businesses and […]

Letters to the editor: Intersection block hurts businesses

Intersection block hurts businesses Driving up North Prince Street recently, I noticed some roadwork was going on ahead of me near the Texas Avenue entrance to Wal-Mart and the retail center. I continued up the street and turned left into another entrance. Later I drove back to the intersection and was shocked at what I […]

Local businesses using Facebook, Twitter to promote services

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Michele Robertson comments Wednesday on the Facebook status of Hestands Floral and Gifts. Robertson displays photos of flower arrangements that have been created in the store and offers tips to customers for taking care of the flowers they purchase. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico More and more local businesses […]