Farmers, not government should set policy on resource management

Years ago (after the 1950s drought broke him) my father had a business helping other ranchers get rid of invasive saguaro cactus. It was set up so the government helped with the cost, although I don’t know the details. He had two tractors and other equipment. They dug the plants up. Since the government was […]

Their view: Congressman encourages business contracts

Congressman Ben Ray Luj

It's their business: Twin Cronnies

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Twin Cronnies kitchen staff member Cherry Anaya prepares a Twin Cronnie sandwich. The restaurant has been open since 1952. Twin Cronnies • Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; 7 a.m. to10 p.m. weekends • Location: 709 Commerce Way, Clovis • Type of business: Drive-in restaurant • What they offer: Burgers, […]

It's their business: McDaniel’s Furniture

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte McDaniel’s Furniture has multiple locations in Clovis. McDaniel’s Furniture • Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays • Location: 1020 Main, Clovis; 417 Main discount furniture; 1013 Mitchell, floor covering store • Owner/manager: Ben McDaniel • Type of business: Furniture store • What they offer: Home furnishings, appliances, floor […]

It's their business: Blacklock’s Auto Service

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Blacklock’s Auto Service owner Ronnie Blacklock said he offers free auto diagnostics to military dependents. He said 60 percent of his business comes from Cannon Air Force Base. Blacklock’s Auto Service • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturdays by appointment. • Location: 220 W. Seventh St. • […]

Quay residents plan protest of start of pipeline project

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Residents, business owners and public officials are using the social network Facebook to organize a protest against the start of Phase 1 of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System’s Ute Pipeline Project. The groundbreaking for the ENMRWS project is set for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 along the south […]

All business: Small Business Program director acts as liaison

Courtesy photo Cherri Duval is getting the word out about contracts for Air Force Special Operations Command at both Hurlburt, Fla., and Cannon Air Force Base. Liliana Castillo Air Force Special Operations Command has a new face for small businesses to meet and discuss prime and subcontracting opportunities. Cherri Duval, who works out of Hurlburt […]

It's their business: Thai Bamboo

Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Open since 2009, Thai Bamboo restaurant offers cuisine from Thailand and China. Thai Bamboo • Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Saturday. • Location: 221 N. Prince St., Clovis • Type of business: Thai restaurant • What they offer: Thai […]

Higlet rescue efforts hampered

It came as a surprise to me that there is a brisk hedgehog business in the country. It shouldn’t have. Earlier entrepreneurial promoters had done well with Chia Pets, pet rocks, longhorn cattle, sstrich and hum vees. Hedgehogs (HH) are about the size of an orange with a pointy nose and spiny back. They bring […]

It's their business: Blanca’s Bridal and Floral

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Blanca’s Bridal and Floral owner Blanca Rios said she has decorated more than 1,000 weddings and can show clients photos of her work. Blanca’s Bridal and Floral • Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays • Location: 1401 N. Main Street., Clovis • Type of business: Bridal and floral […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Business interests and local growth

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Website of the day Interested in the business world of Roosevelt County? The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce newsletter, “Communiqu

My turn: Breaking into new business

Occasionally, I attend seminars about becoming a better time manager, communicator, team player, more Zen-like, etc. Realizing how much these companies make in peddling high-falutin’ ways of saying do your job, I‘m creating my own “Dark Chocolate and Hoops: Adrenaline Boosts for Drowsy Employees” seminar. Most seminars have testimonials from satisfied customers. Here are a […]

Press release: Federal help available for local business

In an effort to combat the high unemployment rate and frozen credit markets, President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act late last year. The federal government has distributed several million dollars to Small Business Development Centers across all fifty states to help small business begin exporting and increase sales overseas. In New […]

It's their business: Pet Care

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Alice McMath, a groomer for Pet Care in Clovis, trims a Shih Tzu named Shelby. McMath said she has been in the dog grooming business for more than 20 years. Pet Care • Hours: Monday through Saturday • Location: 2216 W. 7th St., Clovis • Type of business: Pet grooming service […]

Portales school business manager relies on experience as comptroller

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Alisa Boswell New Portales Municipal Schools business manager Sarah Marquez is no stranger to financing and thinks that may be a bonus with current New Mexico state budget cuts in the education system. Portales Municipal Schools recently replaced Finance Director Carol Kriegshauser with Marquez, who has worked with the district for five years and was […]

Ingle to receive legislative award

State Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, will be recognized by the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce with its inaugural Legislative Award for working diligently for the business community and for “fiscal leadership while making difficult fiscal decisions for New Mexico that combine both high risk and high subjectivity.” Ingle will receive the award at […]

It's their business: The New You

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte The New You beauty salon offers services including hair waxing, hair coloring and perms. The New You • Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays • Location: 609 Ave. A, Farwell, Texas • Type of business: Beauty salon • What they offer: Hair […]

It's their business: Clovis Cutz

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Clovis Cutz owner Sam Martinez says he offers lowered prices for children’s haircuts on Tuesdays. Clovis Cutz • Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. • Location: 1010 W. 21st. St. • Type of business: Barber shop • What they offer: Men’s […]

It's their business: Rembrandt’s Auto Body

Rembrandt’s Auto Body • Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays • Location: 3101 W. Seventh St. • Type of business: Auto repair • What they offer: Collision repair, auto glass and restorations • Specialty: Collision repair. • Owner:George Songer • Open since: 1999 • Information: 763-1434

It's their business: Guthal’s Nursery and Landscaping

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Guthal’s Nursery and Landscaping celebrated its 67th anniversary on May 15, according to owner Charles Guthals. The nursery offers landscaping design and installation services and contains a full stock of plants for traditional or xeriscape gardens. Guthal’s Nursery and Landscaping • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. • […]