Local museum plans rolling

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CNJ staff photo: Helena Rodriguez Ernie Kos of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce shows one of the first donations to the future Curry County Historical Museum — a handgun used in a 1920s or 1930s feud. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Roswell draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to its UFO museum every […]

July 17, 1947

Louise Massey, NBC singing star, was scheduled to be in Clovis as one of the features for the Western Music Jamboree. … Nearly 200 people were scheduled to attend the Chamber of Commerce dinner at the Hotel Clovis ballroom. … The Clovis Pioneers baseball team was defeated by the Pampa (Texas) Oilers, 7-4, at Bell […]

Business Feature: Enterprise Center open for business

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CNJ staff photo: Helena Rodriguez Sara McClain, front, and Stephanie Jamison answer telephones for American Medical Alert. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer The new Business Enterprise Center is now open for business at 105 E. Grand Ave. Located inside of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and Clovis Industrial Development Corp. building, the center […]

Great Race cruising through Clovis

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Courtesy photo: greatrace.com Drivers in the Great American Race will stop in Clovis Monday for an overnight stay on their way to Anaheim, Calif. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Clovis stands to earn its third Great American City Award in a row, the first city to do so, as the Great American Race passes […]

Festivities involve more than fireworks

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer This year’s Smoke on the Water Fourth of July celebration at Greene Acres Park will be the biggest held, according to Jenni Gee of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. While previous celebrations included fireworks displays, this year’s will also include live music and a boat race. “Everybody’s so […]

Meetings watch: county/city luncheon

CNJ staff County, city and local officials reported on the following at Tuesday’s city/county luncheon: • Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the district will have about 100 fewer students in the coming school year because of Cannon Air Force Base’s transition to its new mission as home to the 16th Special Operations Wing. […]

Summer months offer numerous activities

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Summer will officially be here soon, and family activities have already begun. Pioneer Days, especially in light of our centennial year, might be viewed as the official kickoff to the golden season. For readers with children, a number of opportunities are available. Art and creative activities are offered in a number […]

Local Roundup: Potter Park pool open for season

CNJ staff The following is the schedule for Potter Park pool: Tuesday, 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, closed Thursday, 1-7 p.m. Friday, 1-6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1- 5 p.m. Information: 769-7870. Centennial coins on sale at Chamber A limited number of centennial coins commemorating Clovis’ 100-year birthday can be purchased for $3 at […]

Great Race returning to Clovis

CNJ staff More than 100 classic cars will cruise into Clovis on July 9 as part of the 25th Anniversary Great Race. The event is a recreation of the legendary 1908 New York to Paris “Greatest Auto Race,” according to www.greatrace.com. The coast-to-coast event, sponsored locally by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, has rolled […]

Cannon moving forward with housing privatization

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Cannon Air Force Base commander Col. Scott West gave an overview of base programs and highlighted upcoming projects Wednesday at a monthly board meeting of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The base has started moving toward housing privatization, and dormitory renovations are expected to commence this summer, West […]

Local Roundup: Movie memorabilia for sale at Chamber

CNJ staff Posters, props, photos, T-shirts and other memorabilia from the movie “Believe in Me” are for sale at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, according to a Chamber news release. The original cast and crew polo shirts, basketball key chains and props are available. Photos displayed at the Red Carpet Reception at the Clovis […]

Premiere chance to step out in style

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents will get to experience the glamour of a Hollywood premiere tonight for the movie “Believe in Me,” including the chance to strut across a red carpet. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Red Carpet reception in the Clovis Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. The […]

‘Believe in Me’ tickets selling fast

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CNJ staff More than half of the VIP tickets for the sneak preview of “Believe in Me” have been sold, according to Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Jenni Gee. “As of 2:11 p.m. (Monday),” Gee said, “we have sold 393 tickets out of the 600 available.” The tickets, which went on sale at 8 […]

Movie gets star treatment

By CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is rolling out the red carpet at 7:30 p.m. on March 8 at the Clovis Civic Center. The Hollywood-style event, which will feature champagne and hors d’oeuvres, is in honor of the Clovis premiere of the movie “Believe in Me.” “We (Chamber of Commerce) are hoping […]

“Believe” preview set for March

CNJ Staff A sneak preview for a movie filmed in and around Clovis will be shown March 8 at the North Plains Mall Cinema 7 Theaters, according to a Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce press release. Limited VIP tickets for the sneak preview of “Believe In Me” will go on sale at 8 a.m. Feb. […]

Business Digest: Companies form joint venture

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Engineering firm ARES Corp. and Blue Sun Biodiesel have formed a joint venture to improve biodiesel processing technology and to build biodiesel production facilities in North America, according to a press release. The new company — ARES Blue Sun Development — has already selected a site in Clovis to […]

Chamber ranked third in growth

CNJ Staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is the third fastest growing and the fifth largest Chamber in New Mexico, according to New Mexico Business Weekly. The business journal ranked New Mexico Chambers by percent changes in members from last year, according to Megan Kamerick, Special Sections Editor of New Mexico Business Weekly. Clovis […]

United Way seeks volunteers

By CNJ Staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is seeking volunteers to serve on a fund distribution panel. The panel will be responsible for reviewing applications submitted by area programs and recommending funding levels, according to Executive Director Erinn Burch, according to Executive Director Erinn Burch. “We (United Way) need people to help […]

Panhandle town bears charm of yesteryear

Filled with history that dates back to the 1800s, Pampa, Texas, has a wide variety of activities and attractions for visitors to experience. Located in the Texas Panhandle, northeast of Amarillo, Pampa is home to industries that include oil and gas, cattle and railroad. High school sports are also an integral part of the community, […]

Banquet honors best

Citizens of Clovis mingle and watch a slide show that celebrates Clovis’ 100 year anniversary before the start of the 2007 Annual Awards Banquet at the Clovis Civic Center Friday night. (CNJ staff photo:Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell Hundreds gathered Friday evening at the Clovis Civic Center to celebrate leadership, a centennial and the accomplishments […]