Meetings watch: Charter Review Commission

The Clovis city charter review commission will hold its first meeting 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Clovis City Hall, 321 Connelly. Agenda items include a welcome from City Manager Joe Thomas, an explanation of the city charter and the review process from City Attorney David Richards, general discussion and election of a chair and vice chair […]

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 […]

Elida mayor facing felony charge

Freedom New Mexico Elida Mayor Durward Dixon, 45, has been charged in what Roosevelt County Sheriff’s officials described as a domestic dispute with his girlfriend June 25 at their home. Dixon, arrested July 2, is charged with false imprisonment, a fourth-degree felony, and four misdemeanors — battery against a household member, interference with communications, negligent […]

Fire burns 5,000 acres near Melrose

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A grassfire burned about 5,000 acres Tuesday afternoon near Melrose. The fire was contained after about three hours. Melrose Mayor Tuck Monk said the fire is believed to have started off the side of the highway by either sparks from a vehicle or a discarded cigarette. Sharna Johnson A grass […]

Farwell mayor spot up for grabs

CNJ staff A mayor’s race in Farwell is among those to be decided Saturday in nearby Texas communities. Saturday is recognized as a day for city elections, along with other elections handled by the city, such as hospital and school boards. Bovina, Farwell, Friona, and Muleshoe all have at least one position up for grabs. […]

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 […]

State needs leader such as Berry

What about Richard Berry? The mayor, I mean. Albuquerque. There are laundry lists of possible candidates for the Senate seat of Jeff Bingaman when he leaves office after his current term ends. Mayor Berry is on none I can find. Check out the New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan. Political junkie Joe is giddy with […]

Mayor’s speech upbeat on future

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mayor Gayla Brumfield gives her third annual state of the city address Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex. Kevin Wilson Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield itemized 2010 for the city and spoke of a future that was upbeat, albeit full of challenges. The third annual state of the city […]

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.

Weekly update —

Settlement talks ongoing in discrimination case An attorney for the village of Melrose and its former mayor said settlement talks are ongoing in a discrimination claim filed by the village’s former police chief. Friday, Albuquerque attorney Greg Biehler said there is an agreement “in principle” between parties but there are still things to be worked […]

Portales mayor resigns as chamber of commerce executive director

Argen Duncan Portales Mayor Sharon King has resigned as Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce executive director. King said she didn’t know when her last day would be because she had committed to help train her replacement. She said she would stay until the chamber board of directors was comfortable with her leaving, but no later […]

Ticket feature: Mayor’s charity ball set for Friday

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File photo Mayor Gayla Brumfield said her annual charity ball, scheduled for Friday night, gives between $8,000 and $10,000 to community groups each year. Freedom New Mexico The Mayor’s third annual charity ball is Friday night and promises to be a night of “dinner, dancing and fun.” Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said about 25 tables […]

Friday morning briefing: Christmas kids, the mayor’s ball and an old guy with new tricks

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday morning briefing. Christmas kids Deadline is Nov. 16 to enter your daughter in the annual Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s

Mayor’s ball set for Nov. 12

CNJ staff The Mayor’s third annual charity ball is set for Nov. 12, with proceeds to benefit the Hartley House and High Plains Humane Society. With cocktails scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m., the event will be held at the Clovis Civic Center. Tickets are $75, $600 for a table of eight […]

Honors — Oct. 3

Area quilters top show Area quilters took honors at the Roswell Quilt Show, which was presented by Pecos Valley Quilters Sept. 24 and 25. Linda Custer of Rogers won Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice and first place for her “Finally!!!” large appliqued and machine-quilted (one-person) quilt. Lou Sikes of Portales won first place for “The […]

Grady mayor asks county for direct road to Cannon Air Force Base

Kevin Wilson Grady residents are hoping a straight shot from Cannon Air Force Base is just the shot an economically- and population-depressed village needs. An upgrade of about eight miles of Curry Road Q is a project Mayor Wesley Shafer and others have proposed. The road improvements would allow motorists to bypass Clovis en route […]

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 […]

Mayor to talk accomplishments in state of city address

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File photo Securing money for the Hull Street Overpass construction is one of the successes Mayor Gayla Brumfield plans to discuss during Thursday’s State of the City address. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Mayor Gayla Brumfield thought there were great successes for Clovis over the last year, but an easy ride isn’t expected for […]