Business digest — March 13

Finance authority accepting applications The New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) is accepting applications through March 30 for awarding low-interest loans for businesses in qualified low-income areas throughout New Mexico. New Markets Tax Credits can provide low cost gap financing to fund projects and business expansions that are more than $5 million. Benefits include lower cost […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • Introduction of an ordinance that would combine the Parks and Recreation Board, the Keep Clovis Beautiful Committee and the Ned Houk Park Board. Members of each board have expressed frustration at an inability […]

Cannon Appreciation Day set for Saturday

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce Director Karl Terry, left, and Promotions Director Sandy Van Der Veen go through boxes of door prizes Monday afternoon for the Cannon Appreciation Day, which is happening Saturday in the 801 military housing. Alisa Boswell The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is holding a Cannon Appreciation […]

Curry County woman’s death attributed to listeria infection

CNJ staff A 61-year-old Curry County woman is among three fatal cases attributed to listeria infection, according to a New Mexico Department of Health press release issued Monday. The state health department has identified nine cases of listeria infection throughout the state. Preliminary results have identified cantaloupe as the likely source of the outbreak, since […]

Meetings watch: Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the administration building, 1009 Main. Agenda items include: • A discussion of the name, mascot and school colors for the district’s new middle school. Suggested names include Liberty, Bataan, W.D. Gattis, Llano Estacado, Robert H. McDougal, Clovis, and Jim McDaniel. Suggested mascots […]

Reader-submitted content: Hospital to host health fair

Roosevelt General Hospital is hosting a free health fair Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon to celebrate the birth and first 10 years of your hospital. Adults can go to RGH and have their blood drawn through Friday and come to the health fair to pick up their results. On Saturday, they can visit with […]

Alltech expanding Clovis plant

Alltech is expanding its Clovis facility to include a plant to make Optigen, a feed that allows more flexibility in adjusting the formulation of cattle’s rations to compensate for high corn prices and the impact of weather on this year’s planting, according to a news release from the company. According to the release, plant construction […]

National Guard hosting open house

The New Mexico National Guard is hosting an open house from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Clovis armory. During the event, the National Guard will have equipment on hand to demonstrate its capabilities along with guided tours of the armory. Equipment demonstrations include a ride in a HMMWV Egress Assistance Trainer, a […]

Food at the speed of life: Food column now features online show

My food columnist role has expanded to include “cooking show hostess.” Sort of. Freedom New Mexico has started a parenting section that runs online and in a quarterly newspaper section. I do a monthly online video demonstration of cooking with kids. The first demonstration, “Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas,” is at www.parenthoodnm.com. I’ve also filmed demos […]

Ag training sessions available

CNJ staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development is conducting free training sessions for its Rural Energy for America Program and Value Added Producer Grant program. Eligible applicants for REAP include agricultural producers and rural small businesses. Eligible applicants for VAPG include independent producers, farmers or rancher cooperatives, agricultural producer groups and majority-controlled producer-based […]

Organic farming conference to be held

The New Mexico Organic Farming Conference will be held Friday and Saturday in Albuquerque, according to a news release. The conference, to be held at the Marriot Albuquerque Pyramid North, will include 30 production and marketing workshops and a large exhibitor hall for producers to learn about organic farming. The registration fee is $100 for […]

Parade lights up Main Street

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Beacon of Light float was one of the floats with the most lights during the Christmas Light Parade. Liliana Castillo It might have been because it was cold, but the only float to include fire took first place at the Christmas light parade Saturday. With temperatures hovering around 40 […]

Business column: New year good time for new business

Gordon Smith, Business Specialist of the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College has a knack for educating others on the importance of having a business plan; which can be a predictor of business success or failure. Read on as he expounds on the process of planning for a business: Happy New Year. 2011 […]

Ticket feature: ENMU Wind Sympony hosting concert

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Courtesy photo The Eastern New Mexico Wind Symphony is holding a free concert Oct. 17. Freedom New Mexico The wind symphony of Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a free concert. The concert has been organized to illustrate the diversity of wind instrument compositions, according to a press release from ENMU. The performance will include […]

Education digest: JROTC summer orientation wrapping up

JROTC summer orientation wrapping up The Clovis High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp summer orientation will finish 10 a.m. Friday with a graduation ceremony. The graduation will include 20 cadets who spent a week learning the basics of the program. The ceremony will include a small demonstration of marching skills and each […]

Cannon hosting Open House

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing is hosting an Open House and Industry Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April. 17 on the flightline. The open house is free, open to the public, and will feature 27 SOW and Air Force Special Operations Command personnel, units and assets to include static […]

Portales hosting family event

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event to inform new residents about activities in the city. The event will include information from the city, school system, library, and Eastern New Mexico University. Free food will be served and activities will keep children entertained while residents learn about Portales. The even […]

Meetings watch: City public works

The Clovis Public Works Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the City Hall assembly room. Agenda items include: • Roadway prioritization. City Engineer Justin Howalt said at a previous city commission meeting that 14 roadways needing improvements will be prioritized in preparation for seeking money to complete the projects. • Discussion of access management. • […]

High school sports cancellations

With classes canceled and New Mexico roads difficult to traverse, local school sports events scheduled for Thursday are cancelled.Local games cancelled include a game between Roswell and Clovis’ girls, and a doubleheader with Springer and Clovis Christian.Clovis girls coach Jeff Reed said there will be a “wait and see” approach for Friday’s home game against […]

National rodeo final not for timid

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, 10 days in early December in Las Vegas, just finished. Events include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, steer roping, women’s barrel racing, bull riding. The top 15 competitors of the year in each event could compete for the world […]