Meetings Watch: Planning and Zoning Commission

The Clovis City Planning and Zoning Commission met Wednesday at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center. All matters approved will be on the agenda for approval in the June 19 City Commission meeting. • Following debate, commissioners voted 6-0 to recommend rezoning a 15-acre section of Raintree Estates by the intersection of Norris Street and […]

Planning key in dealing with disaster

By Ken De Los Santos: CNJ Guest Columnist While the tornado of 2007 remains fresh on our minds, I would like to ask, “Are you prepared for another?” With severe weather, you can never let your guard down. The main purpose of this article is to educate on preparation for any type of disaster.There are […]

Clovis falls in 5A final

Josh Sanders converted a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left to lift Hobbs to a 73-71 win over Clovis on Saturday night in the Class 5A boys state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque.

Feb. 10, 2008 What’s Happening

Monday Senior Citizen public meeting — 1 p.m. 901 W. 13th St. Curry Resident Senior Meals organization and La Casa Senior Center will provide information on available services to senior citizens. Parks and Recreation Board meeting — 5:30 p.m. 500 Sycamore St. Tuesday LEPC Exercise Design and Planning Committee meeting — 9 a.m. 320 Connelly […]

Do you know David Lansford?

David Lansford has been Clovis’ mayor the last 12 years. He’s stepping down in March and the Clovis News Journal is planning an in-depth report on the life and times of the man some say has been the city’s most influential citizen for a decade. Do you know any David Lansford stories? Do you know […]

Three Wildcats 5A first-teamers

Three members of state runnerup Clovis earned first-team honors on the Class 5A all-state football team released today. The team was selected by 5A coaches. Running back Manuel Robles, cornerback Jaden Isler and center Nathan Carver earned first-team honors for the Wildcats, who finished the season 9-4. All three are seniors. Senior defensive end Diondre […]

Ag trumps technology — good for local economy

Here are some area readers’ views on the economy: “Clovis has always been rather insulated from the economic swings that affect the rest of the nation because our local economy is based more on agriculture than technology. But as we grow, so will our business and this will gradually make us more susceptible to those […]

Ag industry solid foundation for local economy

Here are some area readers’ views on the economy: “I am not concerned about the local economy as we don’t rely entirely on the banking industry or the stock market. We tend to forget how much money the farm and ranch industry, which includes the dairies, bring into the local economy, not to mention the […]

John Edwards not exactly the ‘freedom’ candidate

Not sure which presidential candidate is best for America in 2008? Our editorial pages offer brief summaries on where the candidates stand on individual freedom. We’re not thrilled with any of the options, but the extremes range from John Edwards – we think he’s basically wrong on everything – to Ron Paul, whose ideas of […]

Share your memories

We’re planning ahead – at least thinking about planning ahead – and starting to compile content for the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d […]

Police going mobile with new vehicle

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The mobile command center purchased by the Clovis Police Department. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The Clovis Police Department’s new mobile command center will make it possible for commanders to operate on-scene during major incidents and events, Chief Dan Blair said. Designed to provide police a central, portable location for communications and strategic planning, the […]

May 27, 1934

City banks and other businesses were planning to close in observance of Wednesday’s Memorial Day holiday. Clovis Floral Co., located at 501 E. Fifth, reported it could have flowers “delivered fresh to most any address in the United States.” … Area farmers were complaining that city residents were hauling trash to the country and dumping […]

May 19, 1973

Clovis school administrators were planning graduation ceremonies at Leon Williams Stadium. Officials said 474 seniors were scheduled to receive diplomas. … Cherries were 49 cents a pound at Bob’s Fruit Market, 621 Prince. … The Clovis YMCA was sponsoring advanced and beginning adult ballroom dancing courses. Costs were $13 for members, $15 for non-members.

March 19, 1928

Clovis city commissioners had passed new ordinances aimed at curbing drunken driving. New fines ranged from $100 to $200 and included jail sentences from 10 to 60 days. … Mandell Dry Goods was planning its 19th anniversary. … Greathouse Grocery had opened a new story at 210 Main, promising “We deliver. Any amount.” … Local […]

Report urges protecting water rights, conservation

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Nine strategies for conserving water in arid Northeast New Mexico are evaluated in a preliminary water plan recently released by a water resources and environmental consulting firm. Municipal conservation, agricultural conservation, groundwater management, rangeland conservation and watershed management, water rights protection, Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, planning for […]

Writer should be remembered as freedom advocate

Freedom Newspapers Writing about an urban planning experiment proposed in 1898 in England, author Jane Jacobs, who died last week at age 89, declared: “As in all Utopias, the right to have plans of any significance belonged only to the planners in charge.” That quotation, printed in her acclaimed 1961 book, “The Death and Life […]

Chamber hands out awards

CNJ staff The following awards were handed out Friday at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber banquet: • Leadership Awards: Clovis Community College, Director of the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission Hanson Scott • Ambassador Spirit Award: Norma Patterson • Ambassador of the Year: Jacque Ochs • Business of the Year: ENMR Plateau • Volunteer of […]

Base planners say protecting state’s bases not limited to BRAC rounds

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Keystone International data analyst Erin Ward talks about the economic impact that Cannon Air Force Base has on the Clovis-Portales area during the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission meeting Friday at CCC. (Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The importance of protecting not just Cannon Air Force Base, but all New […]

New Orleans planning not by ordinary citizens

CNJ Editorial The floodwaters have not receded yet — indeed they have been augmented — but the devastation that is much of New Orleans has attracted a coven of planners, visionaries, utopians, reformers and moral uplifters to dream at the Big Easy’s corpse. They don’t seek to pick the city’s bones clean, but to feast […]

Leaders focused on keeping Cannon open

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Lyn Henderson, of Clovis, was on hand for Saturday’s town hall meeting for Cannon Air Force Base Saturday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Henderson, a widow of a 28 1/2 year veteran, said they chose to retire in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In the face of staggering statistics — […]