Commissioner announces intent to run

CNJ staff District 1 City Commissioner Randy Crowder has announced he will run for re-election. Crowder, 61, is a self-employed general contractor who has held his seat since 2004, said he feels he still has some things he’d like to see through as a commissioner. He served as mayor pro tem from 2006-2010, and served […]

City, airport contractor dispute runway deadline

Robin Fornoff The meter is running — to the tune of $1,500 a day — as far as Clovis city officials are concerned. But the contractor building a $5.5 million runway extension at Clovis Municipal Airport doesn’t figure it that way. At issue is the completion date of the project. The city contends it was […]

Job takes Portales man to Middle East

Courtesy photo Portales resident Bob Johnston, left, and British Reconnaissance Officer Andy Recouski, retired, worked together in Iraq. Liliana Castillo Being a general contractor never meant looking around every corner or learning to sleep through bombings until Portales resident Bob Johnston decided to take his job international. After seven years in the Army and 28 […]

New mission draws variety of volunteers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Billy Tate, auctioneer for Tate Auction Service of Clovis, makes a Monday inspection of items that will be auctioned off Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds Pavilion to provide funds for the Lighthouse Mission. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Area businesses are stepping forward to try and make a […]

Business column: Taxes can be complicated for self-employed

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business Who is an independent contractor? According to the Internal Revenue Service, they are people who have an independent trade, business or profession in which their services are offered to the public and they perform a job in which they determine how the task is accomplished is an independent contractor. Money […]

Current TRICARE contracts extended

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Six million military health care beneficiaries learned last July that their TRICARE support contractor would be changing on April 1, 2010, because those companies that run TRICARE’s North and South Regions had lost in competing for the next generation of contracts. But what a difference six months makes. Government auditors […]

Contractor seeking damages after falling down Hotel Clovis elevator shaft

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A contractor who fell 16 feet down an elevator shaft in Hotel Clovis is seeking unspecified damages from the city and a biohazard abatement company. In a lawsuit filed in the 9th Judicial District Court, John Smith said he fell down the shaft because the city and GranCor Enterprises […]

Bingaman: Contractor selected to construct $7.9 million child development facility at Cannon Air Force Base

CLOVIS – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today reported that the Department of Defense has selected a contractor for construction of a new 23,304 square foot child development facility at Cannon Air Force Base. The cost of construction is $7.9 million; the contractor is based in California. “I visited Cannon Air Force Base Tuesday morning and […]

Contractor believes in tightening borders

Rio Rancho civil contractor Dan East is running for the district 3 U.S. representative seat against seven other candidates. The district covers San Juan, McKinley, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, San Miguel, Los Alamos, Taos, Colfax, Mora, Union, Harding, Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties. Tom Udall, who is running for Pete Domenici’s seat in the […]

Jan. 2008 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in January: • Stadelman and Son Carpentry Type: Carpenter Owner: Lisa Stadelman Location: 3908 Weston St. • Jack’s Plumbing Type: Plumbing Owner: Jack Clewis Location: 728 FM 292 • The Canine Coach Type: In-home pet care Owner: Jennifer Moretta Location: 3605 Palmer Ct. • […]

Jan. 8, 2008 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in December: N.E. Construction Type: General contractor Owner: N.E. Constructions L.L.P Location: 420 S. Fork Dr. Redemption Counseling, LLC Type: Counseling Owner: Heidi R. Borden Location: 701 E. 11th St. Fluhman Outdoor Inc. Type: General contractor Owner: Chris Fluhman Location: 7550 Wetherly Lane Hampton […]

Officials: Choose building contractors carefully

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor With many area residents beginning home improvement projects at this time or fixing damage from the March 23 tornado, city officials advise: Hire licensed contractors. Clovis city building safety director Pete Wilt said New Mexico requires contractors to be licensed and homeowners should ask to see their license when […]

March 2007 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in March: Johnson Controls Inc. Type: Heating/Air Conditioning Owner: Charles Steele Location: 8316 Washington St., Albuquerque Llano Enterprises Inc. Type: Farm Supplies Owner: Robert and Regina Dart Location: 305 N. Connelly St. Auto Tech Type: Auto Parts Owner: Justin Weese Location: 504 E. Second […]

Busines Licenses

The following business licenses were granted by the city of Clovis in February: • Beyond the Surface Type: Counter-top fabrication Owner: Glen Richard Westall Jr. Location: 1309 Martin Luther King • Crisp Custom Homes Type: General contractor Owner: Jessie Crisp Location: 232 Hawken Rd. • NM’s Detail King Type: Car Wash Owner: Luis Griego Location: […]

August business licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in August: • Discount Party Plaza Type: Party Supplies Owner: Michael and Becky Dlouhy Location: 2614 N. Prince St. • Hawaiian Extreme Shaved Ice Type: Snow Cone Owner: Kenny Payne Location: 110 W. Manana, Apt. B • Eastern New Mexico Maintenance Type: Lawn Care […]

Business licenses June

The following business licenses were obtained from the City of Clovis in the month of June: • Quick Gym Clovis Type: Trinity Family Medicine Owner: 320 Health Club/Gymnasium Location: 810 E. 21 Street • Baron Telecom Type: Utilities Owner: Baron Telecom Inc Location: Houston, Texas • Marcia’s Massage Therapy Type: massage-therapeutic Owner: Marcia H. Trujillo […]

2/21 Business licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of January: • KDA Construction Inc. Type: General contractor Owner: Douglas Sproul Location: Fairview Ind. • Global Spectrum Type: General contractor Owner: Global Spectrum LP Location: 3601 S Broad St. • Beth Hovey Accounting Type: Accountant Owner: Beth Hovey Location: 815 […]

7/19 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the City of Clovis in the month of June: Name: Quality Renovations Type: General contractor Owner: Diego L. Lucero Jr. Location: 821 W. 16th St. Name: Best Value Car center. Type: Automobiles Owner: Lloyd Seefeld Location: 117 N, Main Name: Richard’s Fantasys and Gifts Type: Gifts Owner: Richard […]

Unlicensed contractors causing concern

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Problems with unlicensed contractors in New Mexico have reached an all-time high, according to state officials. It’s such a problem the state recently released a top 10 list of known unlicensed contractors, a first-time measure Construction Industries Division spokeswoman Charmaine Jackson-John said the agency took to crack down on […]

City landmark in need of major repair, but cost prohibitive

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An angel statue stands in front of a collapsed stone wall at the Sunken Gardens in Hillcrest Park. The 20-foot long wall has been in disrepair for about two years. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A longtime Clovis tourist attraction and one of the city’s most popular wedding spots […]