Jan. 20 Business Digest

CNJ staff Deadline to buy banquet tickets nears The deadline to buy tickets to the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is Friday, according to a chamber of commerce news release. The banquet is scheduled for Jan. 30 at the Clovis Civic Center. Tickets are $40 each and available at the Chamber of Commerce office, according […]

Richardson named commerce secretary

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson is becoming an “economic diplomat” in President-elect Barack Obama’s administration and plans to step down as governor after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Lt. Gov. Diane Denish will become New Mexico’s first female governor when Richardson resigns to assume his duties as […]

Donations sought for annual fireworks

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File photo The Smoke on the Water Fireworks display is held at Greene Acres Park in celebration of Independence Day. CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce is making a fundraising push for its annual Smoke on the Water Fourth of July fireworks display. Funds received so far for this year’s show total $12,000, according […]

April 27, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4:30 p.m. Monday, an officer responded to the area of Commerce and Axtell streets for an intoxicated man. Witnesses reported a man was walking in and out of traffic. The officer found the man staggering down the road. The man […]

ACI urges more involvement in legislation

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Small business owners need to get more involved in the creation of state regulations pertaining to businesses, according to Association of Commerce and Industry President Beverlee McClure. More than 70 people attended Friday’s ACI breakfast at the Clovis Civic Center, including small business owners and city, county and state […]

Proposal would stop cars from left turns off Commerce

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Vehicles turn left from Commerce Street onto Prince Street Wednesday afternoon. A proposal would extend a median to stop cross traffic from Commerce. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A discussion about repairing the traffic lights at 21st and Prince streets turned into a debate on possible solutions to traffic […]

No. 13 Commerce makes quick work of Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia forward Til-Lois Fifer gets tied up by Texas A&M-Commerce defender Britney Jordan in the second half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The Zias were in Saturday’s game against Texas A&M-Commerce for all of the first 10 […]

Commerce gets first win, routs Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound guard Justin Redman-Trotter throws up an off-balance shot against the defense of Texas A&M-Commerce guard Derrick Darkis in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Sooner or later, you had to figure the Texas A&M-Commerce […]

ENMU teams host Commerce

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Look past Texas A&M-Commerce’s 0-5 record and you see a team which is not that far from being pretty good. The Lions have been competitive in all of their games to this point and are looking to break into the win column in today’s 4 p.m. Lone Star Conference […]

Commerce deals ENMU shutout loss

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Senior forward Bailey Geels scored a goal and had an assist Friday and Texas A&M-Commerce limited Eastern New Mexico University to two shots on goal, blanking the Zias 2-0 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer matchup. Gaels was credited with an assist on teammate Meagan Lasley’s goal midway through […]

Commerce sweeps past Zias

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Senior middle blocker Colleen Favaro posted a double-double with 16 kills and 13 digs Thursday night as Texas A&M-Commerce kept Eastern New Mexico University reeling with a 30-17, 30-26, 30-21 Lone Star Conference volleyball sweep. The loss was the 12th in a row and 17th in 18 matches for the […]

Internet service tax will hinder online growth

By Freedom New Mexico Congress has an opportunity to permanently ban Internet taxes, but it had better act fast. The temporary moratorium instituted in 1998 and extended twice since then expires Nov. 1. We hope Congress has the courage to take advantage of its opportunity, but if lawmakers are tardy, prepare to see a feeding […]

Sept. 6, 1918

The Clovis Journal reported A.E. Signer, who had farmed southeast of Clovis for nine years, had “the best crops this year” that he had ever raised. … Secretary Rufus Jones of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce was asking area businessmen to be careful “in subscribing to the various war charities which are soliciting throughout the […]

Aug. 27, 1921

Wrigley’s chewing gum claimed to keep teeth clean, breath sweet and throat soothed in an advertisement. … A number of citizens met at the courthouse to hear discussion of the 11 amendments to the constitution by members appointed by the forum committee of the Chamber of Commerce. It was noted there were few Republicans and […]

July 15, 1926

The Clovis-News advised that people driving their cars purely for pleasure should avoid Commerce Way so that wheat haulers can rush the crop to market. … Clovis was selected as the next meeting place for the State Federations of Labor. … A Dr. Chapman offered to help “save your teeth” at his office located over […]

May 28, 1955

Clovis police were targeting the intersection at Prince Street and Commerce Way amid reports that many motorists were “failing to heed the stop sign.” … A Chamber of Commerce “growth survey” reported Clovis was “bursting at the seams.” Officials reported the city’s light connections had increased 119 percent since 1940, while school enrollment was 4,968 […]

Boit posts line win for ENMU in LSC track

COMMERCE, Texas — Junior Felix Boit won the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the Greyhounds posted a 2-3-4-5 finish in javelin in the Lone Star Conference track meet, hosted over the weekend by Texas A&M-Commerce. ENMU finished last in both divisions of the six-school meet, with the men scoring 47 points and the women 16. Abilene Christian […]

May 15, 1954

More than 6,000 people attended Armed Forces Day festivities at Clovis Air Force Base. … Snyder Furniture, at 122 Main, was “really wrapped up in our business” and holding a sale in celebration of its 19th year. … Highland Park Memorial Co. and The Clovis Monument Co. were offering a new service – an installment […]

March 26, 1947

The Clovis Rotary Club was preparing to host its annual “Farmers Day” program in which each member brought a farmer as a guest. … Paving was under way on Prince Street from 14th to Commerce Way. … The Silver Grill at Seventh and Main was advertising its sundaes with “lots of fruit and plenty of […]

Movie gets star treatment

By CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is rolling out the red carpet at 7:30 p.m. on March 8 at the Clovis Civic Center. The Hollywood-style event, which will feature champagne and hors d’oeuvres, is in honor of the Clovis premiere of the movie “Believe in Me.” “We (Chamber of Commerce) are hoping […]