Ethnic fair in 20th year

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File photo Everette Sage, a 2008 performer with the Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dancers, was one of four Navajo dancers to perform the bow and arrow dance at the Ethnic Fair on Clovis’ Main Street. The dance group from Albuquerque is again one of the entertainment acts slated for this year’s fair. Kevin Wilson In 1992, […]

Officials: Giraffe died after fall

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Hillcrest Zoo’s giraffe Jael eyes a heated barn in her enclosure Monday afternoon. Zoo keepers say giraffes Jael and Jay frequently went inside to escape the cold during cold weather last week. Jay was euthanized Saturday after he was injured in a fall. Sharna Johnson Clovis zoo keepers believe […]

Newest Clovis zoo giraffe dies

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File photo Jay the giraffe was moved to Clovis’ Hillcrest Zoo on Oct. 10. He died Saturday, nearly five months after his arrival. Kevin Wilson Jay, a giraffe who had resided at the Hillcrest Park Zoo for approximately four months, died Saturday. City Manager Joe Thomas said zoo staff found Jay down in his pen […]

Male giraffe arrives at Clovis zoo

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks City Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell feeds an apple to new Hillcrest Park Zoo resident Jay the Giraffe. Jay was delivered at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, with city officials hoping he and Jael will produce offspring. Kevin Wilson Jael knew something had to be up, with the zoo closed […]

Some residents fear Dennis Chavez Park neglected by city

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Domingo Bolanso of the Clovis Parks and Recreation Department lops a branch Thursday from a pine tree in Dennis Chavez Park. Shane Cole of the Parks and Recreation Department said they plan to trim and shape all trees in the park, allowing patrons a chance to enjoy more shade this […]

March 7, 1984

Clovis’ newest city commissioners were James. B. Moss, James R. Dickenson, Jay Michael Johnson and Patrick C. Sandoval. Russell Muffley beat nine other candidates for the municipal judgeship. The March 6 election brought out 4,128 voters. … A Rotan, Texas, woman won the “name the cup contest” sponsored by Clovis-based Allsup’s convenience stores. She selected […]

Oct. 27, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 19 through Wednesday: • James Mark Cleveland, 49, to Victoria Julia Ortiz, 48, both of Clovis. • Brian Amando Hernandez, 24, of Mission, Texas, to Erica Villarreal, 29, of Friona, Texas. • Roberto Martinez, 24, to Thelma Yzaguirre, 31, both of Hereford, Texas. • […]

Weddings 8/13

Rice-Anderson Susan Rice and David Anderson were joined in marriage July 1 at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Urbana, Ill. The bride is the daughter of June Rice of Munroe Falls, Ohio, and the late Alan Munroe. She is a graduate of Stow High School in Ohio. The bridegroom is the son of Wayne […]

In Cristal matter, rappers may be all wet

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist “Don’t believe the hype” — Public Enemy I feel sorry for Shawn Carter. I know I shouldn’t, but I do. It seems that in recent weeks, Carter, a rap star and music executive known professionally as Jay-Z, has pronounced himself angry with the makers of Cristal champagne. Cristal, you should […]

Reaching Clovis Junior High fire an adventure

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian William A. Noffsker is to be remembered as a banker and a soldier in the 200th Coast Artillery during World War II, four years of which were in a Japanese prison camp. Returning home to Clovis, he resumed his former position with the Citizens Bank of Clovis and had a […]