Train moving with combination of public, private money

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File photo The retired locomotive at Hillcrest Park is scheduled for a move to the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, likely this week. The cost is estimated around $21,500. Of the total, $8,000 comes from the city. Kevin Wilson The locomotive sitting in Hillcrest Park is moving to a new home, with moving expenses in […]

Locomotive relocation postponed

CNJ staff report A retired locomotive is staying at Hillcrest Park for at least the weekend. The 105-year-old locomotive, set to be moved to the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, was not moved Thursday, and inclement weather should nix any possible weekend movement plans, Clovis Community Development Director Claire Burroughes said. The move is set […]

Groundbreaking, ribbon-cutting being held

CNJ staff The city has held a pair of ceremonies for parks and recreation properties this week, including a groundbreaking for the Youth Recreation Building and a ribbon cutting for the new city golf course. Community Development Director Claire Burroughes said the ribbon cutting was a basic event to let citizens know the city now […]

Draft of the Clovis affordable housing plan

The city of Clovis released the first draft of its Affordable Housing Plan. At this point all the individual recommendations are not included, according to Clarie Burroughes, the city’s community director. The city is seeking public input regarding the document.

Block grant meeting kept short

CNJ staff The City of Clovis held a quick public meeting for information on the Community Development Block Grant process. Just one member of the public, Michael Sena of Clovis, attended. Burroughes spent the 15 minutes of meeting describing the CDBG process and answering related questions from Sena. The process allows state entities to apply […]

Community Development Director treated after auto accident

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community Development Director Claire Burroughes was treated and released from Lovelace Hospital after she was involved in a crash in Albuquerque Wednesday while attending the New Mexico Municipal League Conference. Burroughes said she was driving to a meeting at the New Mexico Environment Department when she was struck […]

City to hold Hotel Clovis meeting

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city is planning a meeting today to update citizens on the progress of cleanup efforts at Hotel Clovis. The meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Ingram Room of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Claire Burroughes, the city’s community development director, said the meeting falls under the umbrella […]

Assistant city clerk promoted

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis has handed Claire Burroughes new responsibilities and a new job title. As of Tuesday, Burroughes has been the city’s legislative and community development director. The position, appointed by City Manager Joe Thomas, requires Burroughes continue duties as assistant city clerk, and take on other duties […]

Preliminary city budget includes new position

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission approved a $33.1 million preliminary budget for the 2009 fiscal year during a special meeting Tuesday at the Bert Cabiness Government Center. The budget includes $83,000 for an assistant city manager position. The assistant city manager position has been vacant and unfunded for three years, according to city officials. […]

A call for help

This call for help came in an e-mail from Clovis’ Community Relations Director Claire Burroughes:

City receives grant to help clean up Hotel Clovis

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The city received a $200,000 federal grant Monday to help detoxify the former Hotel Clovis. The Environmental Protection Agency awards the grant to help fund projects that clean up run down properties for redevelopment, according to Tressa Tillman, a spokeswoman for the agency. The city applied for the grant […]

Exercise promotes handicap awareness

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Brenda Miller of Southwest Cheese, left, and Erinn Burch of the United Way of Eastern New Mexico, make their way to the buffet line Wednesday at the Pizza Palace while participating in an event that raised awareness about life for people in wheelchairs By Gabriel Monte, CNJ Staff Writer Claire […]

Volunteer Opportunity – Public Works Committee

City of Clovis Public Works Committee currently has a vacancy for a District 4 representative. The committee advises the city commission on public works activities such as drainage, landfill and streets. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Claire Burroughes, 763-9653.

Clovis Pride

Clovis Pride seeks volunteers to help enhance and improve the city through beautification and other projects. Claire Burroughes, 763-9653.

Terrorism hits home for some residents

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A young Londoner in the 1980s, Claire Burroughes remembers the subway system of the famous city vividly. The underground transportation system, known as the “tube,” is the fastest and most convenient way to travel from the suburbs to the city, and within the city itself, said Burroughes. “It is […]

City votes to keep recreation building

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor City officials refuse to pull the plug on the Youth Recreation Building. Despite a leaky roof, no electricity and shoddy plumping. Despite the parks and recreation committee’s initial request to have it demolished. Despite a $218,000 estimate to have it renovated. In spite of all those concerns, the City […]

City manager known for his communication skills

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Clovis City Manager Ray Mondragon, left, jokes with his secretary Vicki Reyes Thursday in his office at city hall while thanking his employees for their service over the years. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor On Ray Mondragon’s desk in city hall, phone messages from residents pile up on a note […]

Changing times for the military

By Darrell Todd Maurina Ken Huey has vivid memories of the public reaction he received while serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam era. “My wife, then my girlfriend, was a student at (the University of New Mexico) and I remember picking her up in my flight suit,” Huey said. “I was booed, hissed, […]