Room for two golf courses in Clovis

As of next week, the Clovis Municipal Golf Course will be no more thanks to a recent vote by the Clovis City Commission. Clovis officials are always comparing our city to other area cities of comparable size. I would like to share some comparisons. Carlsbad has two 18-hole courses. Ruidoso has six 18-hole courses. Why […]

Green jobs only produce fiscal black hole

Freedom New Mexico The faddish obsession with “green jobs” is being revealed as a massive waste of taxpayer money. Pipe dreams eventually are revealed for what they are — unrealistic, wishful thinking. It didn’t take long for Spain’s touted green-job revolution to be revealed as a financial disaster, siphoning taxpayer subsidies and destroying 2.2 real […]

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 […]

Day trip: Blue hole of Santa Rosa

Courtesy photo Blue hole is located in Santa Rosa • Location: Santa Rosa • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Diving, limited recreation swimming. The natural, bell-shaped pool is 80 feet deep and has astonishing clarity and a constant water temperature of 64 degrees. There’s also a training platform at 20 and 25 […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 10 a.m. April 17 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Ash Street for a report of a vehicle with a bullet hole in it. A man said the prior morning he went to the area of […]

City commission approves purchase of country club

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Residents packed the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library on Thursday evening for a special meeting of the Clovis City Commission. The commission voted 8-0 to purchase the Chaparral Country Club for $2.81 million. Kevin Wilson The city shelled out green Thursday night, and got 18 greens in return. […]

City officials: Country club negotiations ongoing

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales resident Eldon Merrick said he feels there are enough golfers in the area for the city to have two golf courses, both Clovis Municipal Golf Course, shown here, and the Chaparral Country Club course. Kevin Wilson Clovis city officials confirmed Saturday they are in negotiations to purchase the Chaparral […]

Zias continue climb out of early hole

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Tony Bullocks: Freedom New Mexico ENMU junior pitcher Erin Roufosse brings some heat in the top of the fourth inning of the first game against University of Texas Permian Basin Wednesday at Zia’s Field. Permian Basin went on to win the first game 5-4. Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Senior first baseman Taylor Howard hit […]

a view from under the pew: a night s dark deep hole

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. a night s dark deep hole boss i may have told you thisbut […]

Prospects dim for tax hikes to plug N.M. budget hole

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prospects for tax hikes during New Mexico’s special legislative session dimmed even further as a House panel rejected several tax bills. The House rules committee decided Monday that tax increases could not be considered because Gov. Bill Richardson did not put them on the agenda for the special session. A […]

A view from under the pew: amos falls in a hole

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos falls in a hole i don t know how it isup there in the human realm […]

May 22 Commander's Action Line

Is the base planning on converting the 18-hole golf course to a 9-hole golf course to make more room for construction? Thank you for your question. Cannon is certainly poising itself to make use of all available space to accommodate the tremendous growth we expect here. That being said, we are not planning to convert […]

Jan. 4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. Dec. 24 an officer responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Second Street for a report of criminal damage. A woman said the door of her parked vehicle had been damaged. The officer noted a hole in […]

County manager: Jail changes in works

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Pod 1 at the Curry County Detention Center was emptied and closed following the escape of eight inmates on Sunday evening. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said he plans to reveal an action plan for the adult detention center next week after he evaluates […]

Sports briefs May 23

Friday Nine-hole shootout — 5 p.m., Whispering Winds. Joe Cannon Memorial Golf Tournament — Noon: Sign-up deadline, Whispering Winds. Saturday Liberty Pool — Opens for season on base; season passes available. Joe Cannon Memorial Golf Tournament — 7 a.m. shotgun start, Whispering Winds. 2-4-1 Night — 5-9 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Bowl two games for the […]

Clovis Christian falls to Gateway

Gateway Christian 70, Clovis Christian 6 Records: Gateway Christian 1-0, Clovis Christian 0-1 Difference: “We had nine kids (playing in) their first varsity game, so we had a lot of inexperience and it kinda showed,” said Clovis Christian Coach Jason Swann. “They are a great team and great teams take advantage of situations like that.” […]

Drive-through prank equals stupidity

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I’ll fess up. I do a lot of stupid things as an adult, and I did a lot more as a kid. There was the time my friends and I won water guns at an arcade and tested them while driving the streets of Helena, Mont. I got challenged to […]

July 24, 1937

Bill Church, 24, was trapped in the basement of Charles Ilfield Liquor Wholesale when the main floor collapsed, breaking bottles and spilling $1,000 worth of whiskey into the basement. … Glenn Havensteing made a hole-in-one using an 8 iron on the 90-yard No. 12 hole of Clovis’ municipal golf course. … The movie Trader Horn […]

July 6, 2007 Sports Briefs

Boosters meet Tuesday The Clovis High Football Boosters Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Clovis High film room. The meeting is for parents of freshman through varsity football players. Information: Mike at 760-2085. Golf clinic upcoming A junior golf clinic is being held from 9 a.m. to noon July 16-20 at Clovis […]

Clovis’ Reid qualifies for U.S. Public Links tourney

CNJ staff EULESS, Texas — Clovis’ Travis Reid birdied the 18th hole for the second straight day and finished tied for first Tuesday in a U.S. Amateur Public Links qualifier tournament at Texas Star Golf Course. Reid, a junior on the New Mexico State golf team, finished the two-day, 36-hole tournament at 2-under-par 140 and […]