Civic leaders address concerns during Special Ops visit

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer panel of local civic leaders fielded questions about eastern New Mexico health care, real estate, schools and recreation Thursday at Hurlburt Field, Fla., home of the Air Force Special Operations Command, according to civic leaders. The local community representatives addressed the concerns of about 600 AFSOC personnel during the […]

Concerts provide lifetime of memories

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Did you go to The Clovis Music Festival last weekend? That was some event. Rock ’n’ rollers from another time came to our town to play electric music and boogie. Folks I talked to said Thursday and Saturday’s performers gave great shows at the Clovis Civic Center. We went to […]

Civic center draws rave reviews

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin WilsonClovis Civic Center Operations Manager Brock Neely lines up glasses Wednesday afternoon at the center. Neely was setting up for a retirement party later that evening. By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Web postings by area residents gave rave reviews to the Clovis Civic Center. Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas’ testimony […]

Operation: Celebration

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Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLisleErnie Kos, executive director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, hangs a patriotic ribbon at the Clovis Civic Center Friday in preparation for today’s “Operation Kept Cannon” celebration. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer The anticipation surrounding today’s “Operation Kept Cannon” celebration was too much to bear for Linda Jackson. On […]

Clovis Civic Center holding open house

CNJ staff Live, upbeat music, tasty treats and decadent cake will be part of the celebration at Saturday’s open house at the Clovis Civic Center. The free event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at 801 Schepps Blvd. According to Manager Neil McMullin, visitors will be able to take self-guided tours through the […]

5/5 Local roundup

Applications sought for new judgeship A vacancy on the 9th Judicial District Court will occur July 1 with the creation of a new judgeship in Clovis by the New Mexico State Legislature. Applications are being solicited from lawyers who meet the statutory conditions. The deadline to apply is May 22. Once applications have been received, […]

Home show makes comeback

Keith Moore, left, of Clovis participates in a speed drill contest at the 2006 Home and Garden Show on Saturday at the Clovis Civic Center. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After a three-year layoff, the Home and Garden show returned to Clovis. The 2006 show was in a new facility […]

Civic Center hosting Home and Garden Show

CNJ staff A Home and Garden Show will be held this weekend at the Clovis Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexico. According to Chairman Todd Farrell, 70 vendors will display products in a show-and-tell setting. Attendees can register to win door prizes or sit and relax […]

THE MATCH GAME: Pairing employees with employers is a challenge

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Carl Hall of Clovis applies for a job Wednesday at the Clovis Civic Center. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Three years have passed since Lasonia Grissom of Clovis received her degree in criminal justice. Her long search for a job in her field ticks on and on, and continued […]

Officials hoping to book first events for civic center in April

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Javier Madrid Jr. works on the airduct system Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center. Officials said the center is near completion and has already booked events for May. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Civic Center is welcoming the arrival of its air-conditioner units as well as three new […]