Tax hike effective July 1

By Jack King A quarter-percent increase in the city’s gross-receipts tax approved by voters Tuesday will not go into effect until July 1, when the city begins its next fiscal year, City Manager Ray Mondragon said. “Our first collection won’t be until September, because we get the reports from the state every two months,” he […]

Voters OK tax hike

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Gena and Kevin Wilkerson of Clovis walk into Marshall Junior High School before voting in Tuesday’s election. By Jack King Clovis voters approved a quarter-percent gross-receipts tax increase for the city by a more than 2-to-1 margin Tuesday. Voters favoring the tax hike numbered 2,234; those opposed were 1,077. City officials attributed the success to […]

Pankonie, Judy

Judy Pankonie Services: Have been held. Judy Lou Pankonie, 56, of Clovis, a registered nurse, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 30, 1947, in Harrison, Ark., to James C. and Dolly Baker Mills. She had been a resident of Clovis the past year, moving from […]

Town hall has light turnout — one guy

By Michelle Seeber Clovis’ city officials held their first town hall meeting Friday to explain their request for a quarter-percent increase in the gross-receipts tax. Aside from media and city officials, only one man showed up. He was from Friona and is unable to vote in the March 2 election. Alvin Petty, 55, said he […]

Clovis city officials address gross-receipts tax concerns

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Clovis City Manager Ray Mondragon, along with assistant city manager Joe Thomas, discussed the city’s request for a quarter-percent increase in the gorss receipts tax on Tuesday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Q&A Editor’s note: Clovis News Journal Publisher Ray Sullivan, Editor David Stevens and reporter Jack King sat down with Clovis City Manager Ray […]

Gonzales, Alfonso Junior

Alfonso Junior Gonzales Service: Have been held. Alfonso “Junior” Gonzales, 37, of Clovis died Dec. 24, 2003, west of St. Vrain. He was born Nov. 8, 1966, in Clovis to Alfonso and Mary Aragon Gonzales. A graduate of Clovis High School, he worked for Valley Cabinet Shop for 11 years, then went to work for […]

Cannon, water top priorities for Clovis planners

By Darrell Todd Maurina Water and the retention of Cannon Air Force Base are among Clovis’ highest priorities for continued and expanded growth, community leaders said Monday. “Without water, we cannot have economic development,” City Manager Ray Mondragon said. “We have (Base Realignment and Closure) 2005 coming up and we’ve got to look at these […]

Police still on lookout for escapee

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police are still looking for a man who walked out of the police department offices Oct. 29 after being arrested for attacking a woman in her car. In the meantime, police are looking for ways to make their building more secure. Those options could include anything from better doors to […]

Carports must be engineer-stamped before sale

By Jack King New Mexico Construction Industries Division Bureau Chief Fermin Aragon said this week CID will require sellers, rather than buyers, of premanufactured carports to provide an engineer’s stamp, certifying they meet construction standards for the area of the state in which they are sold. But, Aragon added, in the case of prefabricated carports […]

Street dedicated to R.L. Moreno

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A new street sign for the late District 3 City Commissioner R.L. Moreno sits atop the newly named road for him at the corner of Grand Avenue after Thursday’s dedication ceremony. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King Approximately 50 people attended a dedication ceremony Thursday as the city of Clovis renamed Bonita Street […]