Meetings watch: Parks and Recreation Board

The Clovis Parks and Recreation Board met Tuesday at the Parks and Recreation Department, 500 Sycamore. • Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell said the Clovis Municipal Golf Course would stay open until the end of August, at least. He said the Colonial Golf Course is averaging 100 rounds a day on the weekend, and [...]

Officials eye first step of parks plan

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson A view of the enclosed patio at the Youth Recreation Building, through a hole in the patio’s west wall. Lead-based paint and asbestos removal could begin by next week, Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell said. Kevin Wilson At Hillcrest Park sits about 5,000 square feet of concrete, paint and [...]

Police investigating hit-and-run

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are investigating a hit and run that injured a 30-year-old Roswell man. According to a police report, Greg Nielson was walking in the area of Sycamore and Sharondale streets around 9 p.m. Monday when he was struck by a dark colored car headed northbound on Sycamore. Nielson suffered injuries to [...]

Great American Cleanup set for next week

Freedom New Mexico The Great American Cleanup is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25, starting at 500 Sycamore. The Clovis landfill will waive fees from noon Friday to 5 p.m. April 27 in conjunction with the event. Tire dumping will only be allowed for residential customers. The cleanup effort will cover the [...]

May 7, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon Thursday an officer observed an altercation while at a school in the 1500 block of Sycamore Street. A male student said he kicked a soccer ball and accidentally hit another male student, who attacked him.

It’s Their Business: Roper Vinyl Fence

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CNJ Staff Name: Roper Vinyl Fence Location: 321 Sycamore St. What they do: Sell and install vinyl and wood fencing and porch railing. Who’s in charge: Leonard Roper and daughter, Cheryl Roper. Employees: Three. How long in business: Five years. Contact: 742-1044. Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s Their Business [...]

Funds sought to fix roads

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The City of Clovis Public Works Committee decided at its meeting Wednesday to recommend the city pick up the balance for funding road improvements that include Sycamore and Main streets. The committee initially asked the state for $222,000, but received $62,000, leaving the city to provide $160,000. Public Works [...]

Soap Box Derby zooms to finish

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Logan Garner, 12, of Clovis, heads down the race track during Saturday’s Soap Box Derby on Sycamore Street in Clovis. Garner finished the derby in fifth place. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Eric Collings said he was not at all surprised when he zoomed away as champion of Clovis’ Soap [...]

Summer of road projects ahead for city, county

CNJ staff Clovis and Curry County will be busy with road projects this summer, according to city and county officials. The majority of city projects will be on residential streets, said Public Works Director Harry Wang, where they will overlay current roads with a hot mix asphalt. The residential street projects are all funded through [...]

Clovis Soap Box Derby to take place in June, featuring home-made hill

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Geoffrey Holmes, 8, leads Tara DeWitt as he heads to the finish line during the final race in the 3rd annual Soap Box Derby last year in Clovis. Holmes won the Derby and raced in Akron, Ohio. (File photo) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Back in 1960, 14-year-old speedster Larry Erwin fastened his Soap [...]