Change to city golf course exciting

I would like to thank the city of Clovis for the new plans for the Municipal Golf Course space. Keeping the par-3 course open will provide opportunities for youth programs, academic programs through Clovis Community College, and an alternative to the 18-hole course for golfers. I am especially, excited, however, about the majority of the […]

‘Par 3′ golf course renovations top parks priority list

Kevin Wilson In line with approving the start of a bid process for fixing the sprinkler system at Colonial Park Golf Course, the Clovis City Commission on Thursday directed Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell to push the “par-3” golf course renovation at Hillcrest Park to the top of his park renovation priority list. The […]

Park going to dogs

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Golden retrievers Maya, left, and Rio wait for Wes Robertson of Clovis to throw them a tennis ball Friday afternoon at the city’s new dog park. Kevin Wilson The city of Clovis is holding a ribbon cutting 12:30 p.m. Monday at its new dog park at Hillcrest Park. The park […]

Golf course greens damaged by vehicles

CNJ staff The city will work to secure entry points to the Colonial Park Golf Course after four greens were heavily damaged by vehicles Dec. 6, according to Bill Bizzell, director of City of Clovis Parks and Recreation. Bizzell said damage to the greens indicates a full-size vehicle or vehicles spun donuts on the greens. […]

Closing city golf course mistake

It seems to me the city is making a mistake by closing the municipal golf course. It is still the best course in Clovis. It was in very good condition right up to the closing on Aug. 30, thanks to the maintenance personnel. Many senior citizens, ladies and children enjoyed the course, but it seems […]

Golfers express concerns at parks plan tour

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield points out a potential new area for a “Par 3” course at Clovis Municipal Golf Course Monday morning. Commissioners spoke of the need to retain the “Par 3” and make it an agenda item for a future commission meeting, but many leaned toward moving the “Par […]

Food provider to be contracted for golf course

Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Commission approved a stopgap measure Thursday to avoid hitting into rough territory with the Colonial Park Golf Course. By a 6-0 vote, the commission allowed golf pro Charlie Maciel to contract a food provider for the 18-hole course purchased until the course is taken over May 1, 2012, by a […]

Officials meeting to take stock of park

Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Commission is going on a field trip. Commissioners, and any member of the public who wishes to join them, will meet at the Clovis Municipal Golf Course pro shop 10 a.m. Monday and spend the next two hours looking over what will be absorbed into Hillcrest Park. The outdoor meeting […]

Room for two golf courses in Clovis

As of next week, the Clovis Municipal Golf Course will be no more thanks to a recent vote by the Clovis City Commission. Clovis officials are always comparing our city to other area cities of comparable size. I would like to share some comparisons. Carlsbad has two 18-hole courses. Ruidoso has six 18-hole courses. Why […]

City landmarks set to change

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File photo The Hotel Clovis, opened in 1931, was once the tallest building between Albuquerque and Dallas. It will be converted into an apartment complex, with a ceremonial groundbreaking set for 11 a.m. Friday. Kevin Wilson A shovel will hit the ground Friday morning, and a gate will be locked Friday evening. The Hotel Clovis […]

Groundbreaking, ribbon-cutting being held

CNJ staff The city has held a pair of ceremonies for parks and recreation properties this week, including a groundbreaking for the Youth Recreation Building and a ribbon cutting for the new city golf course. Community Development Director Claire Burroughes said the ribbon cutting was a basic event to let citizens know the city now […]

Commissioners vote to rezone golf course

Sharna Johnson In a 6-1 vote, Clovis Commissioners rezoned the Colonial Park Golf Course during a meeting Thursday night. The ordinance to rezone the area from a single family district zone to a mixed development zone came recommended by the city’s planning and zoning committee, which held a public hearing July 13. Planning and Zoning […]

Letters to the editor: Golf course waste of our dollars

Golf course waste of our dollars I was in the audience the night Clovis city commissioners voted to purchase Chaparral Country Club for $2.81 million. The city took control of the golf course May 1. Not that much has improved since. The city has proven in the past it won’t spend the money necessary to […]

Committee endorses golf course zoning change

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Darwin Bailey of Clovis addresses the planning and zoning committee during its meeting Wednesday afternoon at city hall. The committee approved a zoning change that would allow for alcohol sales to continue at the Colonial Park Golf Course when it is purchased by the city. Kevin Wilson A recommendation to […]

Zoning change will allow liquor sales at Colonial Park course

Sharna Johnson Clovis is proposing a zoning change for the golf course at Colonial Park to allow for the sale of liquor at the facility. For 25 years while the club was privately owned, it was operating under a variance granted by the city, allowing it to sell alcohol even through it is within a […]

Fontenot’s memory honored in tourney

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Hunter McLemore watches his tee shot from No. 4 during Saturday’s Tyler Fontenot Memorial tournament at Municipal Golf Course. Dave Wagner Municipal Golf Course is scheduled to be closed later this year, but on Saturday it hosted a four-person scramble honoring the memory of former Clovis High golfer Tyler Fontenot. […]

Commission votes to raise golf course fees

Kevin Wilson A week after buying the Chaparral Country Club on a unanimous vote, the Clovis City Commission hit a few rough patches in follow-up action. A pair of agenda items at the Thursday commission meeting yielded approval, but not without consternation from both residents in the audience and commissioners at their table. The commission […]

Annual golf tourney set

Cannon Connections staff The annual Cannon Spouses’ Club Golf Classic charity tournament is set for 11 a.m. April 29 at Whispering Winds Golf Course. The event is open to the public. Player registration is $30 and includes a goodie bag, catered barbecue lunch, and green fees. Cart rental costs extra. Extra lunch tickets are $10 […]

Golf course purchase to be discussed at city meeting

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Christian Fontanilla, 11, of Clovis, practices his chip shot Monday afternoon at Chaparral Country Club. The city is considering purchasing the club. Kevin Wilson Clay Bracken said it would break his heart if the current Clovis Municipal golf course was to shut down. “I grew up golfing there,” Bracken said. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Golf, a chicken fest and shots fired

Welcome to the best way to start your day. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Sponsors needed The 2010-2011 Leadership Clovis Class’ Annual Golf Tournament — in memory of the late Greg Skarda — is Saturday at Chaparral Country Club. Teams and sponsorships are currently being sought.