Melrose mayor: Robbery handled well

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From left, Juana Griego, Marcos Maestas, Patrick Quintana and Santos Preciado. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer For a village without a police department, Melrose’s mayor said things went considerably well after Monday’s bank robbery. When a robbery at American Heritage Bank was reported just after 9 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy in the area responded […]

Melrose council fills vacant slot

Freedom New Mexico The city of Melrose selected C.C. Pyle Thursday night to fill its vacant village council position. Pyle, a retired Clovis police captain and the father of former Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle, was chosen by Mayor Tuck Monk from a field of four applicants. Monk said Pyle’s dedication to the village over the […]

Portales residents elect first female mayor

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Mayor candidate Sharon King and city council candidate Oscar Robinson watch as vote tallies are written for display Tuesday night. Both candidates won their races. By David Stevens: FNM Editor Portales has its first female mayor. Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce but a political […]

Melrose elects new mayor

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Melrose elected a new mayor Tuesday and raised gross receipts taxes. Tuck Monk with 97 votes was elected mayor by a 19-vote margin over his opponent Donald Harrell. Monk succeeds Lance Pyle, who elected not to seek re-election. “I don’t see any changes when I take office,” Monk said. […]

Blight battle: Committee taking beautification steps

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Keep Clovis Beautiful committee installed welcome signs at all four main entryways to Clovis. Freedom New Mexico Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield wants the city to make a good first impression on travelers. That is why the condition of the city’s entryways comes up frequently when the “Keep Clovis Beautiful” […]

Municipal elections candidate filings

CNJ staff The following candidates filed for the March 2 municipal election: Texico Mayor • Jerry Cunningham (I) Village Council Two positions • Monnie Cunningham (I) • Oran J. Autrey (I) Municipal judge • Dean Henninger (I) Melrose Mayor • Arlie M. Mitchell • Donald E. Harrell • Tuck N. Monk City counselor Two positions […]

Mayor’s Ball benefits charities

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A trio of local charities stand to benefit from this year’s annual Mayor’s Ball. Proceeds from the ball, scheduled for Nov. 21, are earmarked for Clovis Animal Welfare League, Clovis MainStreet and the United Way of Eastern New Mexico. Mayor Gayla Brumfield said she selected the three groups because […]

MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE: OPERATION SANTA COP

Portales, NM- Once again, this year, the City of Portales is managing the Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop program. The “Lighting of the Tree” ceremony will be on Monday, November 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Portales City Hall located at 100 West 1st Street in downtown Portales. This program is structured […]

Judge: Tucumcari mayor innocent of animal cruelty charges

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico After seven hours of eyewitness and expert testimony, Quay County Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett on Wednesday found Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca innocent of an animal-cruelty charge. “Thank God that justice prevailed and is well and alive in Tucumcari,” Apodaca said after Wednesday’s court appearance. Apodaca, 61, was accused of […]

9-29 business digest

Freedom New Mexico Brumfield recognized as state’s top Realtor Clovis Realtor and Mayor Gayla Brumfield has been named as the 2009 Realtor of the Year, the highest honor given by the Realtors Association of New Mexico. According to an association press release, Realtor of the Year is awarded to “an outstanding leader who has committed […]

Former mayor plans public address

Former Clovis Mayor David Lansford will address the community 10 a.m. Satuday at the south entrance of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lansford said he plans to discuss local, state and federal policy, and ask for support from local citizens on matters related to Constitutional rights and desired actions by elected officials. He said he is […]

Former mayor remembered for warm heart

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Charles “Chick” Taylor Jr., one of Clovis’ longest serving mayors, is remembered as a friend to all and a man who warmed hearts. Taylor died at Saturday at Lubbock Heart Center. He was 76 years old. “He was a woodworker,” Cindy Banister said, describing her uncle. “The mayor of […]

Tucumcari mayor accused of dragging dog

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca, accused of dragging a dog alongside his car, has been charged with one count of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor, according to court records. Apodaca’s attorney, Donald Schutte, said the mayor is innocent of the charges. “There is a rational explanation to what occurred and […]

Wife of former Clovis mayor dies

CNJ Staff The wife of a former Clovis mayor is dead. Elaine Moss, 80, died Saturday at Retirement Ranch in Clovis, according to Muffley Funeral Home. She is the wife of Dr. James Moss, who served as mayor from 1990-92, and has remained active in civic and community affairs. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Col. Lenfant recognized

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Courtesy photo Col. Babette Lenfant, 27th Special Operations Mission Support commander, second from left, receives an endorsement from Curry and Roosevelt County leadership for the National Public Service Award on May 1 in Portales. From left, Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr., Portales City Manager Debi Lee, Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield, Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas […]

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Mayor Brumfield makes first state of the city address

The text of Mayor Gayla Brumfield’s state of the city speech was provided by the city of Clovis: Infrastructure & Water In 2008 we saw some restructuring in our Public Works Department. Mr. Clint Bunch became our Public Works Director and Mr. Justin Howalt joined us in January 2009 in the newly created position of […]

Mayor discusses city accomplishments

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield addressed about 75 community residents Tuesday during her state of the city speech at Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer With more than 1,000 jobs created in the last couple of years and more businesses attracted to Clovis, the city’s economy is isolated […]

Text of the state of the city speech

The text of Mayor Gayla Brumfield’s state of the city speech was provided by the city of Clovis: Infrastructure & Water In 2008 we saw some restructuring in our Public Works Department. Mr. Clint Bunch became our Public Works Director and Mr. Justin Howalt joined us in January 2009 in the newly created position of […]

Mayor Brumfield to give state of the city address

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield will give a state of the city address 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex. Brumfield will speak about changes in the city during her first year as mayor and also discuss future projects for the city. The address will also be broadcast live on cable channel 6. […]