Commissioner tries to revisit alcohol sales

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Robert Sandoval begged his fellow commissioners Tuesday to revisit the issue of alcohol sales at the Special Events Center before three new commissioners take office next year. Sandoval said the county needs the extra $300,000 a year alcohol sales and sponsorships would generate for a facility that is projected […]

Oct. 14, 2008 Business Digest

Portales residents ranked second in nutritional supplement sales nationwide. Two Portales distributors were ranked second in sales in August for nutritional supplement company Reliv International, according to a company press release. Glenda and Kelly Tivis were ranked the second highest in sales among more than 55,000 distributors in the country, according to the release. The […]

New FNM advertising director committed to customers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks FNM Advertising Director Ian Cooke moved to Clovis in March from San Bernardino, Calif., where he served as the outside classified sales manager for the San Bernardino County Sun. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Ian Cooke, new advertising director for Freedom New Mexico, wants to provide local businesses consistent […]

Alcohol sales being considered by Texico officials

By CNJ staff writer: Gabriel Monte Texico city officials are looking into allowing alcohol sales in the city. Proponents say alcohol sales could increase city revenues. Detractors say burdens outweigh benefits. The idea was brought up last month during a roundtable discussion regarding the city’s budget, according to Texico City Clerk Carolyn Johnson. She said […]

Fireworks sales starting to explode

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amanda Herrera totals up the Salinas family’s purchase of fireworks at a fireworks stand north of Clovis. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Fireworks vendors in Curry and Roosevelt counties said sales are picking up as July 4 nears. “We have been open since June 20 and have already had […]

Scooter sales see increase

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bill Pyle said he bought himself and his wife matching scooters two years ago “just to have fun on.” “But now we use them to conserve fuel,” Pyle said. “Gas prices dictated that we use them more.” By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Local retailers say interest in scooters has […]

Alcohol sales on Bailey County ballot

CNJ staff A Bailey County commissioner gathered enough signatures on a petition to add an alcohol sales proposal to November’s general election ballot. Bailey County Clerk Paula Benton said the county certified 747 signatures on Commissioner Juan Chavez’ petition earlier this month. She said Chavez needed 545 signatures to have the petition to allow packaged […]

Clovis man gets 9 years for drug sales

Clovis, NM – Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that Raymond Gonzales, age 34, was sentenced to prison for nine (9) years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections.

Garage sales offer rare finds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Stephanie Lopez of Raton looks at a chess set at the Hubby’s garage sale. Lopez stopped at the garage sale while visiting her daughter in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Joannie Spear goes to a garage sale, she’s mostly looking for resale value. She never thought she’d […]

Chamber not attracted to magnets

Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials report they are not endorsing any sales of promotional items, specifically “community magnets.”

Cancer battle fought by many

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Relay for Life teams have been forming for months. Organizational meetings have been held, and soon the fundraisers will start. There will be carwashes, bake sales, auction items, garage sales and so on. All of these happen in service to the underlying issue — raise awareness, raise money, and raise […]

Sunday alcohol sales already started in Clovis

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer The first Sunday of alcohol sales fell on Easter for Applebee’s. “It went really well,” said manager Dustin Barnes. He said the success of the sales was hard to gauge on a holiday that traditionally focuses on family gatherings. “People who didn’t have family to go to definitely enjoyed […]

Four apply for Sunday alcohol sales

CNJ Staff Applebee’s, Chili’s and the American Legion Post 25 have been approved for Sunday alcohol sales, according to the state regulation and licensing department. Robin Howe, manager of Chili’s, said the restaurant is waiting to receive its permit from Santa Fe. Sunday alcohol sales will begin the Sunday after the permit is received, he […]

Bailey County official favors alcohol sales

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A Bailey County Commissioner said he thinks it is time for the county to rethink its status as a dry county. Juan Chavez said he is circulating a petition to allow the sale of packaged liquor, beer and wine in hopes of getting the proposal on the Nov. 4 […]

Jury convicts on meth sales

Freedom New Mexico A jury found a 34-yearold Clovis man guilty Friday of selling methamphetamine to undercover narcotic agents from Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. Raymond Miguel Gonzales was found guilty on three counts of seconddegree distribution of methamphetamine. It was the defendant’s second conviction of […]

No votes lost

Editors asked for readers’ response to Tuesday’s municipal elections in which Gayla Brumfield became Clovis’ first female mayor and voters approved Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Here’s what Mac McDonald had to say: • “It sure is nice to finally not lose a vote in an election. I think the entire crew (mayor and city […]

Voters OK Sunday alcohol sales

By Gabriel Monte CNJ Staff Writer Clovis voters approved a proposal to allow Sunday alcohol sales in bars and restaurants in Tuesday’s municipal election. More than 55 percent of 5,264 votes cast addressing the initiative were in favor of Sunday sales that would be limited to purchases by the glass. City attorney Dave Richards said […]

Alcohol sales shouldn’t even need ballot

Freedom New Mexico By now you have heard every argument imaginable for and against Sunday alcohol sales in Clovis restaurants. Yes, alcohol abuse is a great evil in our community, state and nation. Yes, economic development could get a boost if area residents could have a glass of wine with their Sunday dinner out. But […]

Alcohol sales proposal on ballot

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sunday alcohol sales could boost the local economy and make Clovis more attractive to more businesses, according to proponents. But allowing one more day of the week to sell alcohol could lead to more alcohol-related crimes and sends the wrong message to the youth, according to critics. Voters will […]

Cannon Briefs

A childcare provider training class will be offered March 3-7 for those interested in providing childcare in their homes. 784-6560. Now hiring — Services HRO Office hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Current positions open: Cooks, waiters, food service workers, bartenders, school age program assistant, custodial workers, sales clerk. 784-2402. The Community […]