Cannon airman had knack for making others smile

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By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor He was good at mimicry. He always opened the door for his coworkers. And he had a voracious appetite. But what coworkers with Cannon Air Force Base Public Affairs remember most about Airman 1st Class Brian Kane was his ability to put a smile on their faces — day […]

Let’s let Clovis’ spirit shine through

BY Liz Eisenbraun, guest columnist Wow, what an amazing few weeks the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce and I have spent with the directors and producers of the movie “Believe in Me.” When I initially found out there was a chance that a portion of the movie could be filmed in our area I thought, […]

Governor to speak on economic development

CNJ staff New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is expected to talk economics and praise a film being shot in the area during a Wednesday Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce meeting. The meeting will be at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn on 2700 E. Mabry Dr. The public is invited. The governor will arrive at […]

Chamber nurtured early Clovis growth

Don McAlavy A lot of people in Clovis today may not remember Bob Spencer. He was manager of the Chamber of Commerce for 25 years, from 1957 to 1982. We have a file of his notes of the history of the chamber, donated to the High Plains Historical Society by his wife Helen in 1983. […]

Water on the minds of area officials

Freedom Newspapers Water is the most pressing issue on the minds of eastern New Mexico business and government leaders who attended a Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Friday. About 50 area leaders participated in the Clovis Issues Roundtable Breakfast at the Holiday Inn. “We will see several (legislative) bills on the issue, some […]

Committee of 50 dates back to 1948

By Don McAlavy Toward the end of 2003, Doc Stewart was recognized for his many years of dedicated and faithful service to the community of Clovis, Cannon Air Force Base and the Committee of 50. He deserved all the applause and thanks he received. The Committee of 50 was organized before Stewart arrived in Clovis, […]

Ag group to host breakfast

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer In the spirit of Clovis’ successful Committee of 50, the recently organized Ag 50 of Eastern New Mexico aims to work for the best interests of agricultural producers and the community, the group’s Chairman Blake Curtis said Wednesday. Ag 50 will hold a breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Friday at […]

Festivities set for 4th

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ CORRESPONDENT Gearing up for four days of fun, fireworks and food, the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce is setting final plans for this year’s Fourth of July festivities, dubbed “2004 Cannon and Clovis Salute to Freedom.” “We’re calling the celebration the ‘Salute to Freedom’ because we’re welcoming home about 200 of […]

Chamber of commerce seeking grant for bigger, better building

By Eric Butler: CNJ CORRESPONDENT If the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce gets its way, a future ribbon cutting will be for its own move into a bigger building. The chamber is seeking a $900,000 economic development grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to establish a Business Enterprise Center. Such a center would serve […]

Ag 50 strong in first meeting

By Glen Seeber: CNJ staff writer Ag 50 of Eastern New Mexico, a lobbying group for agriculture, held its organizational meeting last Tuesday, according to Blake Curtis, who was elected chairman. “We had good attendance,” he told directors of the Clovis-Curry County Chamber on Wednesday. The organization’s bylaws call for no more than 59 members, […]