Economy repair begins with less government

Freedom New Mexico P.J. O’Rourke wrote, “The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.” Advocates for limited government can identify with that sentiment. It seems that each successive administration in Washington piles on more regulations and more bureaucracy, and intrudes more into the everyday lives of Americans, regardless […]

Shop owners: More car owners squeezing out extra miles

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ray Dodge of No Hassle Muffler and Auto Service replaces a valve cover gasket Monday on an 1996 Plymouth Neon. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Local auto service and repair shops operators said business is up as vehicle owners opt to repair and maintain their rides rather than spend […]

Risk-taking OK, but don’t expect taxpayer help

Freedom New Mexico The city of Galveston, Texas, has asked Congress for $2.2 billion to repair hurricane damage to the island city’s port, rebuild infrastructure and housing, restore beaches and give grants to small businesses. It has become traditional, of course, for Congress to appear generous in such instances by appropriating large sums of other […]

Business feature: Closing up shop

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Jack Lapp, owner of JL’s Automotive Service, said he has worked more than 12,000 work orders since setting up shop 29 years ago. On Oct. 1, Lapp is retiring from the mechanic trade and closing his shop. Jack Lapp said one reason he is closing his auto repair shop after […]

Cottage needs repair

Portales historian Joe Blair is looking to focus attention on a caretaker’s cottage near Greyhound Stadium that’s in need of repair.

April 29, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: JT Glass Co. Location: 2320 N. Main St. What they do: The business offers residential and commercial glass installation, which includes window glass, mirrors, shower doors and store fronts. Stained glass repair is also available. Who’s in charge: Jerry Trollinger Employees: One How long in business: 43 years Contact: 762-3575 or 799-0075 Hours: 8 […]

April 15, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: Audibel Hearing Aid Center Location: 520 W. 21st St. What they do: They sell, test fit and repair hearing aids. Who’s in charge: Caroline Carrasco Employees: Two How long in business: 15 years Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: 769-8119. It’s their business is compiled by CNJ administrative assistant […]

Feb. 26, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: All Star Dents Location: 908 N. Prince St. What they do: They offer paintless dent repair, hail damage, windshield and door ding repair for vehicles. Also offered for vehicles is an odor elimination system. Who’s in charge: DeLoyce Brothers, and son Zane. Employees: Two. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday […]

Officials consider repair of Hull Street bridge

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials are looking into a more permanent solution for the Hull Street bridge. Public Works Committee members discussed Wednesday a plan of action to repair the bridge, which was built in the late 1950s. Members also agreed to recommend to the City Commission the extension of Axtell Road […]

Group discusses Hull Street overpass repair

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials discussed Wednesday funding the repair of the Hull Street overpass at the Public Works Committee meeting. Public Works director Harry Wang said BNSF Railway officials complained of chunks of concrete from the structure falling onto the railroad. “Structurally it’s fine,” Wang said. “The surface will cause them […]