Variety of festivals planned for Halloween

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Afterschool Program Director Andrea Copenhaver works on a grave for the Portales Recreation Center on Tuesday. The center’s haunted house is going to be open to the public 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and the cost of admission is $5. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Clovis […]

City officials urge caution at Hillcrest Park

CNJ staff The Clovis Parks and Recreation Department is cautioning residents not to climb the wall located at Hillcrest Park. Parks and Recreation director Rob Carter said the wall is not safe. His warning is in response to a photo in Thursday’s Clovis News Journal showing a youngster climbing the wall. Carter said the wall […]

Cannon looks to build new airmen center

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Courtesy photo: Cannon Air Force Base The 28,000 square foot Dining Hall-Airman Center will consist of a dining facility and is also scheduled to have a post office, community center, and other services. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Cannon officials are consolidating dining, recreation and services venues in one 28,000-square-foot building in anticipation of […]

Local teams do well in youth nationals

CNJ staff Clovis teams captured five of the nine divisions over the weekend in the USSSA youth slow-pitch recreation-level national championship tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. A total of 46 teams participated in the three-day event, including 27 from Clovis. Boys winners from Clovis were Too Clean in the 16-and-under division, the Clovis Reds in […]

Board hopes turf change offsets costs

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer In an effort to cut down on water costs the Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board will recommend to the city commission seeding certain parks with water-saving grass. The board unanimously approved Tuesday the recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Department during its regular monthly meeting. Clovis Parks and Recreation […]

Clovis Aquatic Center pool fails inspection

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Aquatic Center pool failed a New Mexico Environmental Department inspection Tuesday. The pool failed the inspection because it lacked repairs city officials were not aware needed to be made, according to Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter. “I would have like to open today, but it didn’t […]

June 25, 1959

City officials agreed to give $8,000 in cigarette tax funds to the Clovis Youth Recreation Board. YRB officials said about 7,000 Clovis youth benefited from YRB services and the recreation program would have been defunct on July 1 without the money. … GAC Finance Corp., 418 Mitchell and 105 S. Main, was offering loans up […]

Commissioners express concern about Parks & Rec board

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis city commissioners are calling for changes to the Parks and Recreation Board because of what they believe to be a lack of communication from members. Commissioners Lunelle Winton and Fred Van Soelen proposed an ordinance at an Aug. 10 commission meeting that would change the current board […]

Public input gathered for master plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Healthcare services, infrastructure and parks and recreation emerged as top concerns Monday during a meeting to gather public input on comprehensive plans for Clovis and Curry County. For Clovis resident Christy Masterson, the meeting was an opportunity to shed light on hobbled recreation in the city. “My biggest complaint […]

Day trips: Carrizozo offers treat for lava lovers

Compiled By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Just west of Carrizozo lies a 45-mile long lava flow which is estimated to have been formed more than 1,000 years ago. The perfect place from which to begin exploration of the lava flow is the Valley of Fires Recreation Area, four miles west of Carrizozo. The recreation area […]

Letters to the editor: General letters

Youth deserve more free programs It was with great interest that I read about the little boy riding his skateboard on the basketball court at Greene Acres Park (last Sunday’s CNJ). Whatever happened to the proposed skating park the city has talked about? I guess it went the way of the improvements of the Patrick […]

City votes to keep recreation building

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor City officials refuse to pull the plug on the Youth Recreation Building. Despite a leaky roof, no electricity and shoddy plumping. Despite the parks and recreation committee’s initial request to have it demolished. Despite a $218,000 estimate to have it renovated. In spite of all those concerns, the City […]

City Commission hoping to find use for Youth Recreation Building

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Clovis Park Superintendent Neil Lambert looks for leaks in the roof and cracks in the tiles Monday at the Youth Recreation Building at the northeast corner of Seventh and Sycamore streets. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor As sunlight pokes through the cracks in the foundation of the city-owned Youth Recreation […]

Empty stocking: Dec. 21

CNJ staff As sunlight pokes through the cracks in the foundation of the city-owned Youth Recreation Building, Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter delivers a laundry list of reasons why he thinks the building should be demolished. The tiles are cracked, the roof leaks and there is no electricity. When it rains, he said, the […]

Clovis ‘posse’ aims to round up litter bugs

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Members of Clovis Pride told city commissioners Thursday they would be out in force on June 12 to help clean up the city. Clovis Pride board member Len Vohs said the group — along with city employees — will form a “posse” that will go up and down city […]

Best collectors to receive gold award

By Jack King, CNJ Staff Writer Volunteers will spread out across Clovis Saturday to pick up trash, litter. Area residents will have yet another chance Saturday to earn the coveted Golden Dumpster award — given each spring and fall to the group that collects the most trash — during the annual spring “Great American Clean […]

‘Trek for Trash’ turnout down, but results good

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By Jack King Who knew “Trek for Trash” could be such an adventure? “I’ve picked up two dead birds and a rat,” said Delinda Ashburn, one of a team of 12 people from Citizens Bank who turned up at the city Parks and Recreation Department headquarters at 8 a.m. Saturday morning to help with Clovis’ […]