Child ID kits offered

CNJ staff The Clovis Police Department will offer child ID kits from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at the North Plains Mall substation. Each kit includes fingerprinting, height, weight and voice recognition. In addition, the police department will offer educational programs and city ordinance briefings the first Saturday of every month at the North […]

Jesus helps keep us in our moral restraints

About two weeks ago, we were visiting in Scottsdale, Ariz. We spent a day at Paradise Valley Mall. It was there that I watched a young mother trying to corral three little children. I was amused as I thought about my own experiences with my two oldest children. Annie and John Scott were two and […]

Officials ready for Goodwin Lake Trail ribbon cutting

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The Goodwin Lake Trail in north Clovis travels through a 32-acre parcel of land the city owns for drainage purposes, and covers about 1.125 miles. Kevin Wilson Clovis city officials are set for a ribbon cutting on a walking trail first discussed two years ago, on a piece of land […]

It's their business: Main Street Crafters Mall

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte The crafters mall offers crafts and antiques and a sandwich shop on the second floor called the Lunch Box that offers deliveries to businesses. Main Street Crafters Mall • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday • Location: 321 Main St. in Clovis • Owner: Anna Powell • Type […]

Early voting turnout at 11.7 percent

CNJ staff More than 2,400 Curry County residents have already had their say in the upcoming general election. County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman said Wednesday that 1,694 people have cast an early ballot at the county courthouse. As of 4:30 p.m. at the North Plains Mall, the county’s alternate early voting site, 761 votes had […]

Local law enforcement hosting display at North Plains Mall

In recognition of National Police Week, local law enforcement will be hosting a display Wednesday at North Plains Mall. The display will include vehicles and equipment from local and military law enforcement agencies and there will also be a fingerprinting booth set up for children, according to a release. The display will be held from […]

North Plains Mall corporate owner reaches bankruptcy deal

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The nation’s second-largest shopping mall operator General Growth Properties Inc. said Wednesday it reached a deal with Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management Inc. that will speed its exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. General Growth is the corporate owner of North Plains Mall in Clovis. Speculation raged for weeks that […]

Takeover bid targets North Plains Mall parent company

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Simon Property Group, the nation’s largest shopping mall owner, made a $10 billion hostile bid Tuesday to acquire ailing rival General Growth Properties. General Growth is the corporate owner of North Plains Mall in Clovis. The acquisition would allow General Growth, the No. 2 owner of shopping centers, to […]

Local shoppers boost business at the mall

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Connie Marquez of Lovington works on finishing her Christmas shopping Tuesday at North Plains Mall. Marquez said she was happy for the chance to travel to Clovis so she could get to the mall before the holiday. By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer If shopping at North Plains Mall is […]

Child’s health more important than size

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist A few days ago, my eight year old daughter Luisa burst into tears at the mall and told me that she’s too big. Luisa knows that she’s overweight, and when she tried on some outfits at the store, none of them flattered her figure. She was crushed and through tears […]

North Plains parent company files bankruptcy

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File photo Staff and wire reports LOS ANGELES – The nation’s second-largest shopping mall owner, including Clovis’ North Plains Mall, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday in a tough bargaining move to restructure its $27 billion in debt. Shoppers at its malls will not be affected by its bankruptcy filing, according to General Growth […]

Parent company of North Plains Mall struggling

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Severe financial difficulties and the looming possibility of bankruptcy for the corporation that owns North Plains Mall is unlikely to cause noticeable changes at the mall for customers, a General Growth Properties spokesman said Monday. CNJ staff Severe financial difficulties and the looming possibility of bankruptcy for the corporation that […]

Early voting numbers down

CNJ staff Early primary election voting ends at 6 p.m. Saturday. Curry County residents may vote in person at the courthouse or the North Plains Mall, according to Chief Deputy County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman. The primary is Tuesday. As of Wednesday, 617 people have voted in person at the courthouse and at the mall, […]

Malls’ shifts to icon status feel inauthentic

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Anytime I get off the interstate to head toward my parents’ home, I pass the shopping mall where I used to work. Penney’s hardware and sporting goods departments helped, greatly, to finance my seminary education. Sadly, today’s Penney’s carries neither category of item. This mall, of course, would be in […]

Clovis police patrolling mall

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police are spending more time at the North Plains Mall in response to concerns and complaints about disruptive teens, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney In recent weeks, Whitney said the police department has assigned its gang unit and patrol officers to walk through the mall on evenings and […]

Patronage varies on Black Friday

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Electronics Boutique Games sold out of video game consoles within five minutes of opening on Black Friday, according to Store Manager Bill O’Shea. Located at North Plains Mall, the video game store along with other stores at the mall opened at about 6 a.m. Friday. Some Clovis retail store […]

Mall hosting emergency exercise

CNJ Staff Local emergency responders are conducting an exercise at North Plains Mall this morning to simulate a mass casualty incident, according to Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman. Westerman said the exercise was sprung on responders this morning to put them through the paces of responding to a large scale incident. “Everything’s going real well,” […]

Teen loitering issues rising

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Cruising Main Street, hanging out at the mall, and gathering in parking lots are part of teen culture. So is angst and mischief. Police were called Friday to assist security officers at North Plains Mall when more than 80 youth gathered in a parking lot, according to dispatcher call […]

Donors have chance to win trip, prizes at blood drive

CNJ Staff United Blood Services will hold blood drives from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Ingram Room of Clovis-Carver Public Library and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at North Plains Mall, according to UBS news releases. Donors must be 17, in good health and have a photo ID. They will receive […]

Business Digest: Clovis Realty joins national franchise

CNJ staff Clovis Realty and Associates at 201 E. Llano Estacado Blvd. has joined a national franchise and become Exit Clovis Realty, according to one of the owners. Lonnie Mitchell said the firm joined Exit Realty because of the benefits to sales associates as well as clients. “I believe it has some benefit for our […]