Visitors get sneak peek at museum

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CNJ correspondent photo: Martha Hardwick Robin Isler of Clovis visits with Jochen Rehberg Jr., left, and his father, Jochen Rehberg Sr., at the Norman Petty Studio tour on Saturday. The Rehbergs came from Hannoves, Germany for the Clovis Music Festival. The museum is set to open next year. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer When […]

Petty studio offers step back in time

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “There is a shower in the men’s room.” Ah, I thought. My new co-worker has discovered the uniqueness of our radio station’s men’s room, courtesy of the late Norman Petty. Had he not decided to open a recording studio in Clovis there probably wouldn’t be a shower in the men’s […]

Historical marker unveiled at Petty studio

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Shirley and Kenneth Broad, owners of the Norman Petty Recording Studio in Clovis, unveil a historic marker presented Thursday by the New Mexico Historical Preservation Division. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Dozens gathered Thursday in a small court yard at the Norman Petty Recording Studio to watch the unveiling of […]

Holly, Petty proteges performing at festival

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The history of rock ’n’ roll, from the revolutionary sound of Elvis to the modern beat of Tejano, will be showcased at the 2007 Clovis Music Festival. The first concert in this year’s event sponsored by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will be at 7 p.m. Thursday with […]

Historic marker honors Petty

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis’ music history is being cast in stone with a scenic historic marker by the state honoring Norman Petty, according to state and local officials. The placard will be unveiled in a ceremony in front of the Norman Petty Studios at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6 to kick off the […]

Holly bandmate is back

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Self-taught guitar player Tommy Allsup performs Friday during a Clovis Music Festival planning session By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tommy Allsup’s hands slid up and down the fret board of his guitar with a fluid grace, his fingers plucking at the strings. A smile played across his face as […]

Local museum plans rolling

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CNJ staff photo: Helena Rodriguez Ernie Kos of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce shows one of the first donations to the future Curry County Historical Museum — a handgun used in a 1920s or 1930s feud. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Roswell draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to its UFO museum every […]

Business Feature: Local men acquire Hilltop property

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Though it’s not the high-traffic area Prince Street has become, Clovis’ Hilltop Plaza has plenty to offer potential new tenants — most recently, local ownership. Three Clovis residents — Sid Strebeck, Brent Strebeck and David Petty — have acquired the northern part of the plaza under the name Masters […]

Weather delays CCS construction

CNJ Staff Nasty weather has delayed construction of Clovis Christian School’s elementary school on 21st Street and Humphrey Road by a couple of months, according to the licensed contractor for the project, David Petty. “The weather’s been really tough on us,” said Petty, referring to higher than average winter and spring precipitation. Construction of the […]

March 21, 1957

Clovis Community Singers were preparing for a performance at New Bethel Baptist Church, 13th and Oak. … Dragnet, I Spy and State Trooper were among television options for the night. … Jimmy Brown, Mike Robertson, Joe Robertson and David Petty were among winners in a local ping pong tournament. … Safeway grocery was giving away […]