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 […]

Business digest — May 10

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Courtesy photo Jerry Cass, broker and co-owner of Town and Country Real Estate, earned the certified commercial investment member designation from the Chicago-based CCIM Institute. CNJ staff Clovis broker earns designation Jerry Cass, broker and co-owner of Town and Country Real Estate, earned the certified commercial investment member designation from the Chicago-based CCIM Institute, one […]

Our people: Fan of the 50s

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Portales resident Nancy Gentry said her poodle, Zuni, intentionally avoids photographs. Portales resident Nancy Gentry has worked in banking, telecommunications, real estate and public service as a Roosevelt County Probate Judge for 10 years. She adopted a rescue poodle and named him Zuni and her children joke that he’s replaced […]

Legal fair scheduled at courthouse

CNJ staff A legal fair will be held 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Curry County Courthouse. Free consultations are available with attorneys and civil legal service providers. Issues covered include divorce, custody and support, wills and estates, unemployment, real estate transactions, family law, criminal law, juvenile law and Social Security. Consultations are […]

Santa Fe depot, Harvey House oldest buildings in Clovis

By Don McAlavy I n 1908, Burns Agency was started in back of the old Citizens Bank on Grand Ave. It was an insurance and real estate business, but moved several times. It’s now at 5th and Mitchell streets. It was started by Frank Burns, but ran many years by a son, the late Jim […]

Municipal candidates hold similar views

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis City Commission hopeful Dan Stoddard listens as his opponent Furgus Tunnell addresses the issue of blighted properties during a Wednesday candidate forum hosted by the Board of Realtors. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer No new taxes, planning for growth, a need to clean up Clovis and Portales, and […]

Slow real estate sales plague ag industry

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Much like the rest of the country, the market for agricultural land in eastern New Mexico is lagging, say local real estate agents. Charles Bennett of United Country Vista Nueva Inc. said during economic downturns, land quits selling. Bennett said when market starts coming back, sales are so scattered […]

North Plains parent company files bankruptcy

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File photo Staff and wire reports LOS ANGELES – The nation’s second-largest shopping mall owner, including Clovis’ North Plains Mall, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday in a tough bargaining move to restructure its $27 billion in debt. Shoppers at its malls will not be affected by its bankruptcy filing, according to General Growth […]

Realtors expect housing jump

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Weichert Realtors owner Carolyn Spence likes a sudden surge in real estate sales. But it’s starting to interfere with her Christmas.

Brumfield to run for mayor

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File photo Gayla Brumfield By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Clovis Realtor Gayla Brumfield announced her intention to run for mayor Friday afternoon. She joins Gloria Wicker, Rube Render and Tim Ashley in announcing a bid for the office. Mayor David Lansford announced in November he would not seek a fourth term. Mayoral and city commission […]

Business Feature: Market on the move

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle A home is built on the corner of Jaydn Lane and Norris Street. Since June 2006, 52 new homes have sold in Clovis, according to Gayla Brumfield, president and owner of Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Even with sales lagging, local real estate agents […]

Business Digest: Real estate office buys ‘room to grow’

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate is expanding its offices at 4201 N. Prince St. “After purchasing Kenneth Realty, we did not have enough room for all of our agents, so the expansion will consist of offices for our agents as well as room to grow,” said marketing director Holly […]

Jan. 29, 1961

Lawrence Welk’s “Calcutta” topped the United Press International’s list of most popular recordings for the second straight week. Elvis Presley’s “Are You Lonesome Tonight” came in at No. 9. … Clovis Real Estate Co. was promoting Eastridge Heights as “The Ultimate in Exclusive Living.” … City officials announced plans for a $700,000 paving project that […]

Clovis couple finds calling in auctioneering

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James Priest of W&J Auctions auctioned off more than 5,000 items Saturday in a warehouse behind Joe’s Boot Shop. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer After more than a half century in business, James and Jerry Priest have a few simple rules for how they conduct auctions. They bid on […]

Richardson appoints Clovis realtor to growth committee

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate broker Gayla Brumfield was chosen by the governor last month to serve on a volunteer organization to consider growth issues that may arise with the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a spokesperson for the governor, Jon Goldstein. The 16th Air […]

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 […]

Home sales on rebound

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The College Park subdivision east of Clovis is one of several housing complexes in the area under construction. Home sales have returned to pre-BRAC levels in recent months, according to area real estate officials. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The area housing market has experienced a major revitalization in the […]

Estate tax burden that should be fully repealed

Freedom Newspapers Family farms and small businesses are depending on Congress to make permanent the 2001 phase-out — leading to complete repeal in 2010 — of the “death tax,” otherwise called the estate tax. The U.S. Senate will take up the measure in the next couple of weeks. Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is planning […]

2/14 Business digest

CCC graduate opens hair salon in Clovis Recent Clovis Community College graduate Amanda Drake has opened a hair salon at 2400 N. Main, Suite B. Drake said The Beauty Bar offers “everything hair” to clients. “We are a full-service hair salon that specializes in foil color and cuts,” Drake said. Drake said the hair salon […]

Kenneth Realty sold to Colonial

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Kenneth Jones, owner of Kenneth Realty, has sold his business of 29 years to Gayla Brumfield of Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate. “Jo (his wife) and I are in our 60s,” Jones said. “We were ready to slow down.” Jones said he has been considering selling the business for […]