2003: More business than usual

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad began the expansion of its railroad yard in Clovis this year, promising to add at least 80 jobs to the economy. CNJ FILE PHOTO By Jack King By all accounts, 2003 was a banner year for business in Clovis. Officials said commerce across the board grew at a record pace […]

Officials anxious over cheese in 2004

By Jack King Ernie Kos, executive director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, said her hopes for 2004 can be summed up in one word: cheese. “We’re waiting for the first 600-pound block of cheese to come out of the plant,” she said. Glanbia Cheese has not yet broken ground on its projected $200 […]

Kos, Winnie Mae

Winnie Mae Kos Services: Have been held. Mrs. Winnie Mae Kos, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003. She was born on April 15, 1916, in Elida. She was orphaned as an infant and raised by her grandmother and other relatives. Family members said she was a vivacious, outgoing woman who […]

Hastings, other new stores coming to Clovis area soon

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Manuel Bencomo of Superior Signs of Roswell installs letters Wednesday on the front of the Hobby Lobby building on North Prince Street. CNJ staff photo: Rick White Jack King Hastings Entertainment, Inc., a multimedia entertainment retailer, is opening a store in Clovis, the company announced Wednesday. The store will be at 2001 N. Prince, but […]

Summer’s last fling

By Gary Mitchell Ernie Kos was struggling with a dilemma for the Labor Day holiday. But it was a pleasant dilemma. “I was torn between going to the lake or to the mountains,” said the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce executive director. “The mountains won out when we checked with the weather man and found […]

Clovis businesses to say thanks to Cannon

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis businesses will say “thanks” to Cannon Air Force Base personnel on Friday. Beginning at noon, about 50 representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Committee of 50, and the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation will serve food and host entertainment events for both adults and children in Unity Park next to the […]

Hands across the border

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Eight-year-old Farwell resident Tait Cooper’s bike entry is decorated with “Border Town Days or Bust” as Border Town Days bicycle decorating judge Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, looks at an entry from Tracy Hughes’, 10. By Darrell Todd Maurina Many people like to keep track of how many people come to their community festivals. Mike Pomper, chairman of […]

City comes to grips on gangs

By Darrell Todd Maurina Many members of the Clovis Public Safety Committee knew the city had a gang problem. Few, however, knew that Clovis now has documented 438 gang members — nearly a fivefold increase over the 88 documented gang members in December 2001. According to Sgt. Chris Kinley of the Clovis Police Department’s gang […]

Microplex drawing businesses to Clovis

By Gary Mitchell With the coming of Lowe’s, Hobby Lobby and Chili’s restaurant to the area, a new era of growth seems to be permeating the business community, local officials say. One of the factors that has apparently influenced chain retailers and other businesses to locate in the region is the recent designation of the […]

Pioneer Days planning under way

By Jack King “Flying High in Clovis” is the theme of this year’s Pioneer Days celebration scheduled June 2-8, said Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Director Ernie Kos. This year, in addition to the annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, Pioneer Parade, Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Pioneer Women of the West breakfast and beauty pageants, Pioneer […]