Clovis awarded money for Ned Houk Park

CNJ staff The New Mexico State Parks has awarded Clovis money to restore motorized-use trails at Ned Houk Park. The state announced Tuesday it is allocating $15,000 for the park as part of almost $1.6 million for eight trail projects around New Mexico. The Recreational Trails Program, managed by the State Parks Division of the […]

City parks provide, escape, leisure

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Wednesday evening, as the storm which never arrived was brewing west of Ned Houk Park, my granddaughter and I were feeding the ducks. With the careful attention of a five year old, she was dropping pieces of food in the lake, and I was watching the birds. On shore came […]

Band set for concert at Ned Houk

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Robin Cozine and Stephen Quinn, Clovis Community band members, play their bass clarinets to the Sound of Music during band practice at Marshall Middle School. CNJ Staff The Clovis Community Band will perform a variety of standard band pieces, Broadway selections and a few marches in the informal setting of […]

Residents enjoy free fishing day at Ned Houk

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Norman Woodard of Clovis helps his grandson, Leighton, pull in his fishing line during a clinic on Saturday at Ned Houk Park. By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer It was a slow day for fishing as Santana Garcia reeled in a 12-inch channel catfish Saturday at Ned Houk Park. The […]

Free fishing clinic scheduled for Saturday

CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is conducting a free fishing clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ned Houk Park, according to a press release. As part of National Fishing Day, anglers do not need a license or habitat stamp to fish in public waters, the release said. All […]

Clovis Relay raises $100K

CNJ Staff The 2007 Clovis Relay for Life has raised more than $100,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society, according to event organizers. This year’s effort has brought in the most donations since the fund-raiser began in 1996, according to event co-chair Rebecca Holt. More than $80,000 was raised at May’s annual Relay for Life […]

June 18, 1986

Clovis City Manager Don Clifton was proposing a 5 percent pay increase for city employees. Otherwise Clifton had asked city commissioners to approve only “necessary” requests – roof repairs at Potter Park pool and the youth center at Ned Houk Park and a typewriter for the Inspections Department. … Poor Boy’s Butcher Shop, 16th and […]

Female motocross racer takes to track

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Danni Williams, 10, of Clovis, has won nearly 100 motocross races. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Behind oodles of gear — a jumpsuit, a helmet, white boots and gloves — Danni Williams appears formidable. When she puts on the final piece of her outfit (orange-tinted goggles that shadow her […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis City Commission action at Thursday’s regular meeting included the following: —Accepted a $754,346 state grant to maintain and enhance the Clovis Police Department’s 911 system. The upgraded system will automatically route calls to the appropriate emergency responder and display the caller’s location and telephone number. Funds also will […]

Where the bison roam

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CNJ Staff Photo: Marlena HartzThe outlines of bison kept at Ned Houk Park are illuminated during sunset. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Far from the pens of the Hillcrest Zoo, 10 shaggy bison roam along the banks of Ned Houk Park in Clovis. The plot of land at Ned Houk, enclosed by barbed wire, […]

Houk, June

June C. Houk, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 22, 1914, in Roswell, to Isaac and Anna May Cravy. She married Maurice Houk on June 15, 1935. She was a member of Central Christian Church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Keystone […]

Cravy, Patricia

Patricia Cravy Services: Have been held. Patricia Lynn “Patsy” Cravy, 72, of Clovis, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 21, 1931 in Clovis, to Isaac and Annie Williams Cravy. She was a graduate of Clovis High School and attended Highlands University for two years. […]

Lady Wildcat duo making impact like their brothers

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Clovis sophomore Tori Northcutt, left, and freshman Lindsey Appelman, run the hills Wednesday at Ned Houk Park. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Lady Wildcats have leaped beyond last year’s performance with a solid pack of seven runners. They won a meet at Borger two weeks ago, with […]

Off-road vehicles just create problems

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Clovis should ban recreational vehicles from Ned Houk Park. Some responses: “RATHER THAN BANISHING recreational vehicles from the park, I favor appropriate regulations with enforcement. Disregard of the rules should result in the vehicle operator being banished from the park.” — Harold Burris, Clovis “I BELIEVE RECREATIONAL […]

Riders in the storm

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Clovis city officials are considering closing Ned Houk Park to recreational vehicle riders because of safety concerns and rising costs. Clovis City Manager Ray Mondragon said the issue will go before an upcoming Ned Houk Board meeting. The seven-member group, which has not yet scheduled a meeting time, will face […]

Ned Houk race to benefit cancer

By Ryan Lengerich In 1996, Jim Davis died of lung cancer only a year after seeing the Ned Houk Motor Sports Complex construction completed — a project in which he had a major stake. To honor Davis, NHMSC board members are holding the Jim Davis Memorial Race at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night to benefit […]