Community choir rehearsals held Sundays

CNJ staff Community choir rehearsals are being held on Sundays through the end of August for “Homeland,” a patriotic musical. Scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, rehearsals will include singers from across Eastern New Mexico drawn from church choirs in Clovis, Portales and Texico in addition to others. The musical will be presented […]

Voters OK Sunday alcohol sales

By Gabriel Monte CNJ Staff Writer Clovis voters approved a proposal to allow Sunday alcohol sales in bars and restaurants in Tuesday’s municipal election. More than 55 percent of 5,264 votes cast addressing the initiative were in favor of Sunday sales that would be limited to purchases by the glass. City attorney Dave Richards said […]

Alcohol sales proposal on ballot

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sunday alcohol sales could boost the local economy and make Clovis more attractive to more businesses, according to proponents. But allowing one more day of the week to sell alcohol could lead to more alcohol-related crimes and sends the wrong message to the youth, according to critics. Voters will […]

Police outline alcohol sales impact

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Sunday alcohol sales wouldn’t drastically affect DWIs in the city and county, law enforcement officials say. But it could affect other incidents that police and sheriff’s deputies respond to. “Basically, anytime you have an increase in an area, whether it’s alcohol sales or anything else, you’re going to see […]

Personal choice, responsibilities at heart of alcohol sales vote

Freedom New Mexico Voters will decide March 4 whether Clovis restaurants should be allowed to sell alcohol on Sundays. We recommend they vote yes. A yes vote supports freedom of choice first and foremost. It affirms the rights of individuals of legal consent to decide whether they wish to sell alcohol in their business on […]

Citizens split over sales

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents will decide during the March 4 municipal elections whether to give restaurants the ability to serve alcohol on Sundays. While restaurant owners and managers say Sunday alcohol sales will help their bottom line, some Clovis residents argue the cost will be passed on to the community in […]

Petition seeks alcohol sales on Sunday

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A petition to allow the sale of alcohol at restaurants and bars on Sundays is circulating around Clovis. Petitioners believe alcohol sales on Sunday would benefit the city economy by offering area residents more dining and drinking options. The petition needs 733 signatures (10 percent of the voters in […]