Oct. 17, 1945

The Clovis News-Journal reported that plans to raise $10,000 for a professional baseball club in Clovis were made at a meeting of 60 businessmen. … Fur coats ranging in price from $50 to $250 could be purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Geo Williamson at the Hotel Clovis, room 201. … Wilson Ward opened a tire […]

Oct. 13, 1989

A Frigidaire cooktop could be purchased for $149 at McDaniels, 1020 Main. … The Curry County Fair Board discussed the possibility of the new county jail being built on land near the fairgrounds. … “Uncle Buck” was playing at the United Artists Cinema 4 at 2809 Prince. … A one-bedroom apartment at 309 Gayland could […]

Oct. 11, 1980

D.A. Lowery of Clovis, technician for the Central Curry Soil and Water Conservation District, was selected to work on a project at Mount St. Helens. … Curry County United Way workers gained $71,954.27 toward their goal of $200,000 in the first week of the United Way Campaign. … An 18-year-old airman stationed at Cannon Air […]

Sept. 17, 1947

A Clovis committee for education on alcoholism was organized, to wage a local campaign against alcoholism and its attendant social and personal problems. … The Treasury Department reported that Curry County residents purchased $36,198.50 worth of U.S. Savings Bonds during the month of August. … A Safe-T-Babe play pen could be purchased at Denton’s Furniture […]

Women’s day offers learning experience

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Variety, education and entertainment will be offered to women in the community during the third annual Women’s Day Out program on Saturday. The event, sponsored by the Portales Woman’s Club, will be held at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena in Portales. “It’s just a way for women to learn […]

Jan. 5, 1953

Ealy Furniture of 209 Main advertised a 21-inch television set and other merchandise for sale, promising to “take your old furniture as trade-in.” … J. Johnson, former chef at the LaVista Dining Room, announced he’d purchased Miller’s Café,113 W. Grand. Johnson said the café would specialize in tender steaks, southern fried chicken and home-baked pies. […]

Police want privacy

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Clovis Police Officer Christopher Lopez programs the encrypting device on his portable radio Thursday at the Clovis Police Department. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Police scanners lodged in Clovis kitchens and living rooms may soon be junk pile fodder. Almost all Clovis Police Department transmissions will be encrypted beginning next […]

Air Force top service in green power; Cannon does its environmental part

Janet Taylor-Birkey The Air Force purchased more renewable energy than any other member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s green-power partnership last year, according to a report released Jan. 24 by the EPA. This is the second year in a row the Air Force has topped the list consisting of U.S. companies and organizations that purchase […]

Politician stands tall in tale of Clovis history

By Don McAlavy: Curry Historian I don’t believe any other man stood taller in the estimation of Clovis citizens than Bill Duckworth. He was a pharmacist, drug store owner, politician (Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico), state senator for six years, Curry County Commissioner, automobile dealer, farmer, 33 degree Mason, Rotarian who achieved an almost unbelievable […]

Long-standing house has wild history

Don McAlavy The first homes in early-1900s Clovis were tents and one- or two-room shacks. But one of the homes built in 1908, at Ninth and Gidding streets (almost out of town at the time) was the J. S. Fitzhugh home that ranked among the best homes in eastern New Mexico. It cost more than […]

Police Blotter 10/30

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7:45 Monday, school administrators contacted police to report that a contractor had found a forklift missing from a school construction site. Police issued a “be on the lookout” order for the forklift and located it about 45 minutes later in a […]

Painting the town white

By Darrell Todd Maurina As one of Roosevelt County’s oldest communities, Elida has had a long time to build a rich history. It’s also had a long time to accumulate dust and dirt. Beginning this weekend, Elida residents are starting to spruce up their town by painting older buildings, removing junk, and otherwise getting the […]