Health care facilities change hands

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A California health care company assumed ownership Sept. 1 of two Clovis senior health care facilities. Skilled Healthcare Group bought 10 Laurel Healthcare Providers New Mexico facilities for $51.5 million, according to an August New Mexico Business Weekly article. Eight of those properties are in the Albuquerque area, according […]

Minimum wage leads to maximum debate

By Walter Willliams: syndicated columnist There are decent people, without a selfish hidden agenda, who support increases in minimum wages as a means to help low-skilled workers, and there are other decent people, with the identical goal, who strongly oppose increases in the minimum wage. So the question is: How can people who share the […]

Officials say vocational school would help fill need for skilled workers

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Stylist Angie Jones cuts a customer’s hair Wednesday at Solutions in Clovis. After working a minimum wage job for several years, Jones now co-owns a Norris Street hair salon. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The blue-eyed foreman climbed his way to the top. He graduated from high school and “went […]

Cannon volunteers to the rescue

Darrell Todd Maurina The main mission of Cannon Air Force Base is training to fight wars. But each year, more than a thousand airmen put in more than 15,000 hours volunteering to help the communities of Clovis and Portales. “I’m always impressed that even with the major deployments we’ve had, folks still contributed their time […]