City civic center expected to be completed by mid-December

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Lanny Gass of Clovis hangs wire for decorative sheet rock Tuesday at the Clovis Civic Center located on the north side of Seventh Street near Schepps Boulevard. The civic center is scheduled to open by mid-December. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A light coat of tan dirt covers the site […]

City OKs $20,000 for civic center

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission on Thursday approved a $20,000 contract to hire a firm to assist in the planning, opening and initial operations of the civic center. The Pennsylvania-based company, Global Spectrum, operates civic centers, arenas and other special events centers across the country. “It’s the feeling of that […]

Committee considers facility management

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Civic Center steering committee is considering several ideas for managing the $6 million facility once it’s complete, including establishing an independent Civic Center Board and hiring a center director. The city-funded center is located at Seventh Street and Schepps Boulevard. “It’s an exciting time,” said Jay Gurley, […]

Center no longer dream

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Clovis Mayor David Lansford (right) celebrates with City Commissioner Juan Garza on Wednesday moments after the groundbreaking for the Clovis Civic Center on Seventh Street near Schepps Boulevard. (CNJ staff photo: Ryan Lengerich) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer After about 50 years of planning and dreaming, a frosty winter Wednesday morning and a thick […]

New center will fill city’s need for public venue

CNJ staff Civic center proponent John Bourne was but a pup when the idea first surfaced to build a facility in Clovis back in the late 1950s. And Mayor David Lansford and many other proponents were not yet born. Finally, as Lansford, now in his middle years, noted Tuesday morning, the momentous birth of the […]

Clovis only needs one special events center

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the city’s proposed civic center. Some responses: “AFTER ALL THIS TIME, all I want to see is the finished product and be able to attend an event held in it. Surely before the contract (will be) let there (will be) specs and a time frame to be […]

8/12/04 Events Calendar

All times Mountain Alto “The Pendragons” — 8 p.m. Saturday at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, Airport Highway 220. Information: 505-336-4800. Amarillo “Old West Melodrama” and dinner — 7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. dinner served, 9:15 p.m. show starts, Friday and Saturday. Big Texan Steak Ranch. Information: 806-372-6000. Starlight […]

Steering committee gives go-ahead on civic center

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer While the proposed Clovis Civic Center continues to shrink in size and rise in price, supporters are applauding its refinement and functionality. A Civic Center steering committee voted Wednesday to advise the city commission to go ahead with plans for a 28,000-square-foot building with two access roads for approximately […]

Proposed civic center appears within budget

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent A proposed Clovis civic center may be smaller than some might like, but it fits in a $5 million budget, officials said Thursday. An Albuquerque-based architectural firm presented conceptual drawings of a proposed civic center to Clovis city commissioners and to a steering committee on Thursday. No action was taken, […]

Upcoming entertainment events

All times Mountain Alto The Grass Roots — 8 p.m. Saturday, Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, Airport Highway 220. Information: 505-683-0016. Independence Jazz Reunion (New Orleans, Dixieland, Ragtime) — 8 p.m. June 26. $25 and $28. Information: 505- 867-6500. Albuquerque Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque — Friday through June 19, The National Institute of […]