Meetings watch: Clovis MainStreet

The Clovis MainStreet board met Tuesday and discussed the following: • Train renovation update by Phil Williams, owner of the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, and CATS. Williams said the funding process for the renovation of the former Hillcrest Park train and landscaping of the model train museum should take place by March. He said […]

Press release: Christmas parade update

(From Clovis MainStreet) The 2011 Christmas Light Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2011 and will start at 6:00 pm. At this time we plan to proceed with the parade. However, if a severe or hazardous weather alert is issued, we will cancel the parade for the safety of participants and attendees. This determination […]

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Clovis MainStreet receives accreditation Clovis MainStreet was one of 11 MainStreet projects in the state to receive national accreditation for commercial district revitalization, according to a release from the New Mexico Economic Development Department. It is the third straight year the Clovis office has received the accreditation. MainStreet Executive Director Robyne Beaubien said that with […]

Clovis MainStreet having sidewalk replaced

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Oscar Pinon, a finisher with Nick Griego and Sons, spreads sealer Tuesday on stamped concrete along the west side of Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. Liliana Castillo Clovis MainStreet is laying the groundwork for further Main Street renovations by replacing sidewalk along the historic byway. With the help […]

New Mexico MainStreet planning marketing, business development seminar

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexco MainStreet Institute is holding a seminar May 13 for targeted business development and marketing. The seminar will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel and Event Center in Las Vegas, N.M. Seminars will be conducted separately for economic positioning and promotion in the morning and […]

Wind festival to feature kinetic sculpture race

Cannon Connections staff Clovis MainStreet is organizing the inaugural Downtown Wind Festival 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 30 in downtown Clovis. The event will be held following Cannon Air Force Base’s annual Kite Karnival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Doc Stewart Park. There will be educational booths and food vendors, […]

Wind festival to feature kinetic sculpture race

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CNJ staff Clovis MainStreet is organizing the inaugural Downtown Wind Festival 4-7 p.m. April 30 in downtown Clovis. The event will be held following Cannon Air Force Base’s annual Kite Karnival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Doc Stewart Park. There will be educational booths and food vendors, with the “Pedal Art-itude […]

MainStreet to host wind festival

Freedom New Mexico Clovis MainStreet will be hosting a new Downtown Wind Festival April 30 on Main Street, according to a news release. The event will be held in conjunction with Cannon Air Force Base’s Kite Karnival, which will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Doc Stewart Park. The main event at the […]

Press release: Clovis to host “Wind Festival”

The Clovis MainStreet Board of Directors and some great volunteers have decided it is time for all of us to embrace one of our natural assets — the wind!

Downtown has made good progress

As 2010 draws to a close, Clovis MainStreet has a lot to be thankful for, especially during these challenging economic times. With the support of the city, county and community, we have made great strides in all four points of the MainStreet Approach. We have been recognized at the state and national levels for programmatic […]

Volunteers beautify four Main Street facades

CNJ staff Clovis MainStreet’s Facade Squad beautified four facades Saturday as part of a four-hour project. The four properties that received upgrades in the 500 block of Main Street were Penny Lane, The Patchwork House, Skin and Sacrifice and a currently unused property on 511 Main. MainStreet Director Robyne Baubien said several places applied, but […]

MainStreet aims to raise money with downtown gala

Liliana Castillo An event that started as a wine and cheese tasting nine years ago has evolved to include New Mexico wines, beers, an olive bar, salsa bar and chocolate fountain. The food is part of the attraction at the annual Downtown Gala, which serves as the biggest fundraiser for Clovis MainStreet. Clovis MainStreet is […]

MainStreet receives grant to move locomotive

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis MainStreet received a $20,000 grant Saturday to move the locomotive located at Hillcrest Park to the Clovis Model Train Museum. CNJ staff Moving a locomotive is expensive when there’s no track to move it with. That’s why Clovis MainStreet is excited to get grant funding for transfer of the […]

Press release: Clovis MainStreet wins award

The New Mexico MainStreet Program celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday with an awards banquet in Albuquerque. The evening brought together representatives from all 23 New Mexico MainStreet communities, national MainStreet luminaries and various local leaders to honor the program’s silver anniversary. “New Mexico MainStreet has been a vital part of our economic development over the […]

MainStreet seeking light parade judges

CNJ staff The Clovis MainStreet organization is looking for judges for the annual Christmas Light Parade, according to executive director Robyne Beaubien. Beaubien said the organization is looking for three judges. The organization prefers judges not affiliated with anyone in the parade to ensure no bias. Judges need to be at the judging station on […]

Volunteers help spruce up Main Street

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kylee McCormick, 7, tried to paint the building instead of herself with little luck. A group of volunteers helped Clovis MainStreet repaint some of the buildings in downtown Saturday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Slowly but surely, white paint delivered by rollers covered the chipped brick red paint at […]

Clovis MainStreet hosting downtown makeover event

Freedom New Mexico Clovis MainStreet is continuing its revitalization efforts by creating a Facade Squad, to help repaint buildings in the downtown district on Saturday. Robyne Beaubien, executive director of the Clovis MainStreet program, said she’s hoping the event will be the first of many. Beaubien said Clovis MainStreet received a grant of $1,500 from […]

March, 3 2009 Business digest

Workshop to avoid fines set for March 11 A workshop educating manufacturing businesses to identify possible penalties will be held March 11 at the Business Enterprise Center in the Chamber of Commerce Building, according to a New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership news release. Information from the workshop includes issues with employment eligibility and complying with […]

Grants will make cleanup of Hotel Clovis possible

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The first step toward the redevelopment of Hotel Clovis is on the horizon. Clovis MainStreet announced Thursday it landed a $300,000 grant from its state-level organization to aid in the removal of asbestos from the landmark. The grant comes from a New Mexico MainStreet pool of $1 million. Combined […]

Portales hosting Summer Wine Fest

Portales will get a taste of New Mexico Friday during Portales MainStreet’s annual Summer Wine Fest. A fundraiser for the non-profit organization, the event, cosponsored by First Community Bank, gets under way at 7 p.m. at The Ice House, 208 N. Ave. A. The $25 per person ticket price includes food, music, art viewing and […]