Alltel office finishes transition to Verizon outlet.

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Verizon representatives say $275 million has been spent on network enhancements throughout New Mexico and El Paso since 2000 when the company was formed. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A week before the Clovis Alltel office became a Verizon outlet like others across the nation as part of a […]

Merger satellite radio’s chance for survival

By Freedom Newspapers Satellite radio has been a godsend to American music and sports fans who have felt marginalized by the relentless consolidation of the companies behind the traditional broadcast signals. Now, inevitably, consolidation of the two largest providers may be the only way to preserve the options that industry provides. XM, with 7.6 million […]

Education feature: Lincoln-Jackson easing into transition

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Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy will merge with Bella Vista Elementary in the fall. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The costumes, museum artifacts and literature Sara Hennessy uses to teach her fifth-grade class about the Colonial era have been packed away in a box. The Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy teacher finished the unit […]

Area Farm Service Agency offices under consideration for merger

By Marlena Hartz A federal initiative to modernize the Farm Service Agency could lead to a merger of the Portales and Clovis offices. The agencies serve as federal program liaisons for thousands of local ranchers and farmers. According to an FSA press release, the consolidation is a result of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns initiative to […]

Big Brother’s merger still stalemated

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Jill Dennis, executive director of the Roswell-based agency, answers questions about financial matters involving the contract presented to the Curry/Roosevelt County agency Tuesday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich A two-hour meeting on Tuesday between the local Big Brothers and Big Sisters agency and the Roswell-based agency about a possible merger ended with […]

Big Brothers, Big Sisters try to mend sibling rivalry

By Ryan Lengerich Local Big Brothers and Big Sisters officials are hoping a meeting on Tuesday with the Roswell agency will ease tensions between the two entities and get the Clovis agency back up and running. The Clovis-based agency serving Curry and Roosevelt counties had its office shut down on March 1 when Clovis officials […]

United Way merger OK’d; board member resigns over decision

By Mike Linn Board members of the Roosevelt County United Way voted on Thursday to pursue a joint venture with United Way’s Clovis branch, but not without the dissent of a longtime member. Sharon King, who had been a member of the RCUW for eight years, resigned from the board effective immediately after members voted […]

Two charities united may be the only way

By Mike Linn Roosevelt County United Way board members will meet at noon today to discuss joining forces with the Curry County United Way. Many RCUW officials are enthusiastic about the merger. Others are concerned. Board member Leo Lovett of the RCUW said he is for the merger and hopes the board will make a […]

Exchange service merger reviews mixed

By Tom Phillpott: Military Update Bush administration plans to merge the three military exchange systems, to cap commissary shopper savings at an average of 30 percent and to test “variable pricing” as a way to reduce commissary taxpayer support drew sharp criticism during a House hearing on Wednesday. Republican subcommittee chairman John McHugh of New […]

United Way groups consider joining forces

By Mike Linn Officials with the Curry and Roosevelt County United Ways are entertaining the idea of merging the two charitable organizations. Citing difficulties meeting set goals the last two years, RCUW President Rick Hauptmann said his organization could be more effective and raise more money if the merger took place. “When we talked to […]

Bank, holding company merger is terminated

By Jack King Access Anytime Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Clovis’ FirstBank, announced Monday that its proposed merger with First National Bank Holding Company of Scottsdale, Ariz., has been terminated. According to Access Anytime’s Web site, the boards of directors of the two companies mutually agreed to terminate the merger agreement effective Friday upon […]