Chaparral CC upgrade in full swing

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A informal dinning room is is one of many new additions to the club. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner A year after purchasing the former Colonial Park Country Club, Norman and Dana Kelley are starting to see their million-dollar renovation project take shape. Norman took early retirement as an operations manager for […]

Ortega, Julia

Julia Ortega Services: Have been held. Julia Ortega, 74, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at her home. She was born on Jan. 1, 1930, in Derramadero, to Rita and Miguel Garcia. She grew up in the Encino/Derramadero area, where she attended school. She married Chris Ortega on Oct. 1, 1949, in Clovis. She […]

Krattiger, Helen

Helen Krattiger Services: Have been held. Mrs. Helen Edna Krattiger, 78, of Clovis, a clerk, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. She was born Nov. 3, 1924, in St. Vrain, to Thomas and Helen Davis Miller. She was a telephone operator, a business owner and a store clerk. She […]

Renovations in progress at newly purchased Clovis country club

By Jack King The facelift at Chaparral County Club has begun. The groundskeeping crew has been busy repairing the course’s sprinkler system and reseeding the fairways at what was formerly Colonial Park County Club. Within two weeks, contractors will begin building concrete paths on the course for golf carts. This winter sand traps and water […]

Country club to get redone

By Jack King The facelift at Chaparral County Club has begun. The groundskeeping crew has been busy repairing the course’s sprinkler system and reseeding the fairways at what was formerly Colonial Park County Club. Within two weeks, contractors will begin building concrete paths on the course for golf carts. This winter sand traps and water […]

Buddy Holly, Norman Petty at the heart of the ‘Clovis Sound’

Don McAlavy In 1949, Hank Williams was all over the radio, as were a dozen cowboy, western and hillbilly singers. A few years later, Elvis Presley came out with his first hit, “That’s Alright, Mama,” and popular music would never be the same again. Then came Buddy Holly, who in 1957 soft-rocked the world with […]