Clovis grad succeeding at Hagerman

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Hagerman head coach and 1998 Clovis High School graduate Anthony Mestas instructs his team during the first half of their Class 1A quarterfinal game Wednesday against Melrose in Bernalillo. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent BERNALILLO —A veteran coach he’s not, but Clovis High grad Anthony Mestas is finding some success very […]

Covered rodeo arena may not be cost effective for county

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Increased estimates are causing county officials to question whether they can complete plans to remodel the fairgrounds rodeo arena, proposed as a cheap way to build a county special events center. An estimate for a metal building that would be part of the proposed remodeling has come back at […]

Readers: Covered arena not part of deal

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about Curry County’s latest plan to build a special events center by refurbishing the rodeo arena at the county fairgrounds. Some responses: “It’s the same old story — politicians promise one thing and deliver something else. At this point, I would just like to see […]

Unanimous vote puts arena cover in motion

By Jack King Curry County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to request bids for a plan to erect a building over the rodeo arena at the fairgrounds as an economical way of building a county special events center. Several county residents at the meeting raised questions about the proposal, but commissioners said — if the bids […]

Architects consider Civic Center uses

By Jack King Members of the city’s Civic Center Steering Committee met Wednesday with architects from Albuquerque firm of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini for a brainstorming session on plans for the city’s civic center. The City Commission approved a contract with Dekker/Perich/Sabatini in November for architectural services on the civic center. Steven J. Perich and Bill Sabatini said […]

Strong faiths, foundations built on solid rock

Judy Brandon Here’s a good thought for the year 2004: build on the Solid Rock. Let me explain. When I was a child living on the outskirts of Kansas City, Mother often took Susie and me into the city to explore museums or shop at Macy’s. I remember one cold January day we headed downtown. […]

What does it take to build a cathedral?

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A CATHEDRAL? It was one of those weeks. I’d been working hard on a thousand things that week — except my sermon. And then it was crunch time. Lots of things had gotten done, but my sermon for that particular Sunday wasn’t one of them, and the well seemed […]

Clovis/Curry reworks economic growth plan.

By Jack King Clovis and Curry County are working on a new vision for economic development. In a brainstorming exercise near the end of Friday’s economic development forum at Clovis Community College, participants were asked to list major trends affecting Clovis. They came up with a series of recent accomplishments, strengths and advantages, and challenges […]

Lady Cats look to build on first win

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Clovis High School girls soccer head coach Larry Jones stops his watch as eighth grader Victoria Adams finishes a 2 3/4-mile run during Wednesday’s practice. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner It was a while coming, but the Clovis High girls soccer team finally got over the hump last weekend. The Lady Wildcats picked […]

Two events centers one too many?

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if the city of Clovis needs to build a civic center now that county officials seem to have decided on an events center for the fairgrounds. Some responses: “Both the city and county have researched the economics of an events center. Most will remember concerns about the centers […]

Mayor backs idea of park for skateboarders

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Tim Needham, 17, of Clovis, skates off the sidewalk Wednesday across the street from Sandia Elementary School. By Jack King Adam Pendland and a friend already have built a mini-skateboard park in the friend’s driveway. He said Wednesday the idea of a larger skateboard park in Greene Acres Park sponsored by the city of Clovis […]