Local community leader honored

By Jack King Mayor David Lansford and the Clovis City Commission will declare Friday “Doc Stewart Day” at the City Commission meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in the North Annex of Carver-Curry Public Library. Gov. Bill Richardson plans to attend the commission meeting to recognize Stewart’s many efforts on behalf of the community, his office […]

Business Briefs 11/18

Local provider offers new technology ENMR-Plateau, a regional telecommunications provider, is providing some area customers with “fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technologies,” according to a company news release. The Pleasant Hill Exchange, which incorporates the Brettana and San Vincente residential sub-divisions in Clovis, will be the first residential community in New Mexico to have access to this “groundbreaking […]

Portales forum discusses golf course, truck stop

By Tony Parra PORTALES — The development of a truck stop and golf course are two objectives that residents at Thursday’s economic development forum follow-up determined to be important goals for Portales. The truck stop idea was brought up during an economic forum on Oct. 2 because U.S. Highway 70 is now four lanes and […]

Community leader loses bout with cancer

By Gary Mitchell Those who knew her best invariably described Mary Carol Hartley as a brave, compassionate lady. Hartley, 62, died at her home Thursday after a 15-year on-and-off bout with cancer. Hartley’s husband, 9th Judicial District Judge Ted Hartley, choked back his emotions late Thursday. “It’s kind of a tough time, but the Good […]

Clovis economic development forum Friday

Freedom Newspapers Clovis business leaders are sponsoring an economic development forum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in room 409 at Clovis Community College. Mayor David Lansford will present an overview. Other presentations will be moderated by Mark Lautman, president of Santa Teresa Real Estate Development Group, who also has conducted successful economic development […]

CIDC director named state’s top developer

Jack King The vision and determination of a legendary economic development director live on in Chase Gentry, officials said Thursday. Gentry, who was given his first economic development job by Portales development executive R. Dallan Sanders, became the third person to receive an annual award named in Sanders’ honor Thursday. The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation […]

Local musicians hope to form community chamber orchestra

Helen Rodriguez Hoping to pull the right strings — or rather “pull in” the right strings — several local musicians are trying to organize a Clovis chamber orchestra. Area violin, viola, cello and bass players interested in being a part of the community sound are encouraged to attend an organizational meeting from 7-9 p.m. on […]

Town to honor old-timers

By Darrell Todd Maurina Melrose has about 700 residents, but town leaders are expecting more than double that number later this week during Old Timer’s Days. The annual event, which features local music talent, contests and an old-fashioned small-town parade, runs Thursday through Saturday and is sponsored by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce. “We have […]

Roosevelt County Fair opens today

By Kevin Wilson Although the Roosevelt County Fair officially opens today it was a busy place on Tuesday as people from every facet of the fair made their final preparations. Local businesses and organizations set up shop in the merchant’s building, with spots reserved months in advance through the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Anna […]

Roadies needed for Holly Dunn show tonight

By Gary Mitchell The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few good volunteers — to serve as “roadies” for tonight’s Holly Dunn concert at Greene Acres Park. “We need them to help set up and tear down for the Holly Dunn show,” said Liz Eisenbraun, events coordinator for the chamber. Volunteers are […]