Committee suggests wind turbine ordinances

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city’s planning and zoning commission is recommending to the city commission an ordinance regulating residential wind turbines within city limits. The Planning and Zoning Commission discussed the proposal Wednesday during its monthly meeting. Commission member Tom Martin said during an October meeting the development of an ordinance was […]

Clovis mayoral candidates

CNJ staff Tim Ashley Age: 44 Occupation: Construction supply business owner Prior elected offices: Currently serving his second term as Curry County Commissioner. • What do you think is the mayor’s most important job? The mayor’s most important job and first duty is to preside over the board of commissioners meetings. Other “important” duties include […]

City commission candidates — District 4

CNJ staff District 4 David Briseno Age: 51 Occupation: Educator Prior elected position: none • What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and how do you propose we get there? I personally would like to see the Hotel Clovis restored. However, I do understand that coming up with the capital to make […]

City commission candidates — District 3

CNJ staff Candidate: Fidel Madrid Age: 60 Occupation: UPS driver, 31 years. Prior elected position: Fair board for 12 years. • What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and how do you propose we get there? What I would like to see happen with Hotel Clovis would be for it to be […]

City commission candidates — District 2

CNJ staff Candidate: Ben McDaniel Age: 27 Occupation: Operations manager of McDaniel’s Furniture, Floor Covering and Appliances Prior elected positions: None —What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and how do you propose we get there? Because my family’s businesses have been established in the Clovis community for nearly 60 years, I […]

City commission candidates — District 1

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked Clovis City Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 150 words or less. The election is March 4. Candidate: Randal Crowder Age: 57 Occupation: Builder/developer Prior elected positions: City commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem since 2004 —What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and […]

Officials to explore land-use ordinances

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer County officials said they will explore the possibility of creating land-use ordinances aimed at unkempt and unsafe property in residential areas. Chief Deputy County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman told fellow Land Use Committee members Thursday that several county residents have called her office with complaints about a neighboring property […]

Year-round water plan suggested


CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks City commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem Randy Crowder expects new water conservation ordinances to come into effect next summer. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A new plan city commissioners adopted in their last meeting will lead to year-round ordinances restricting water use next year. City commissioners adopted a water […]

April 24, 1963

Clovis Police Chief Lloyd Niece announced plans for officer training. Classes were scheduled on public relations, bank robbery investigation, shooting skills and traffic ordinances. … Nita Ortega was honored as “Outstanding Girl of the Year” by the Beta Phi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. … The Yucca Drive-In Theatre was showing “rare and racy hits” […]