Clovis having trouble keeping up with demand for housing

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Brothers jake, left, and John Neufeld work on a house under construction Monday at 3909 Springwood in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The housing market in Clovis is so tight that homes are selling nearly as fast as they are being built. In response, local real estate companies […]

It takes a critical eye to get rid of junk

By Grant McGee An acquaintance of mine was tidying up his Clovis home recently. As I approached his house I wondered if he were having a garage sale. There was all this stuff in the driveway. I don’t really know why folks hold on to stuff. I was telling my mom I was writing about […]

Nursing home in state hands

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer State officials took control of Buena Vista Nursing Home Thursday afternoon after filing a special court petition to put the facility into receivership, a state cabinet secretary said Thursday evening. While three nursing homes are under investigation, so far Buena Vista is the only one state officials have […]

Documentary shows plight of U.S. orphanages

Freedom Newspapers A documentary film now making the rounds brings back into focus an institution from American history that might have new relevance today. “Homecoming: The Forgotten World of America’s Orphanages” includes interviews with 15 people who attended these children’s homes before they went into decline in the 1970s. The movie is touching and informative. […]

Business Licenses 3/2

The following are business licenses issued in Clovis in January 2004, according to information provided by city officials. • Unlimited Woodworks Inc. Contractor No owner listed 216 Mitchell • Charles R. Williams Caretaker Rocky Williams 509 W. Yucca Ave. • Bejeweled Jewelers Patsy Paiz 420 Merril Dr. • Ragz “2” Riches Clothing Travis Martin 119 […]

Clovis’ grand estates still cropping up

By Don McAlavy Clovis’ big, expensive homes are an indicator of the growth of the city, most of which has been to the north and east after World War II. In the early days of Clovis, the big homes were primarily built on Gidding Street, from the 300 block to East Seventh Street. Maybe that’s […]

Fisher Houses: Comfort zones for wounded and families

Tom Philpott “It’s unbelievable that places like this exist,” said Brian Alaniz, 29, a Navy hospitalman who lost part of his right leg and suffered other wounds just four days after President Bush ordered the invasion last March. Brian isn’t referring to Iraq, however. What he wants to talk about are Fisher Houses. He knew […]

Long-standing house has wild history

Don McAlavy The first homes in early-1900s Clovis were tents and one- or two-room shacks. But one of the homes built in 1908, at Ninth and Gidding streets (almost out of town at the time) was the J. S. Fitzhugh home that ranked among the best homes in eastern New Mexico. It cost more than […]

Residential building has tripled in less than three years, officials say

By Gary Mitchell Not only are major businesses — such as the new cheese plant, Lowe’s, Hobby Lobby and Chili’s — coming into the area, but new homes are on the increase as well. In fact, residential construction in the Clovis area has tripled since 2001, according to statistics from the city of Clovis Inspections […]