Airport history explored and explained

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Several times in the past couple of years I have been asked about the history of the Clovis Municipal Airport on East 21st Street. I didn’t have any history of this airport. And when I started researching, I ran into a brick wall, so to speak. It seemed all the […]

Local airports consider future

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Marti Roberts, a foreman with K Barnett & Sons of Clovis, performs sub grade work on a taxiway Tuesday at the Clovis Municipal Airport. Construction crews were working to expand the taxiway next to the hangers at the airport. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Tom Baca, director of Aviation […]

Former PGA player to be here Saturday

By Dave Wagner After 22 years on the PGA Tour, Lovington native Ronnie Black was ready to get back to his roots. A two-time winner on the Tour, Black will be in Clovis all day on Saturday giving golf lessons on an hourly basis to individuals or groups at Municipal Golf Course. He said he’s […]

Municipal League director named

CNJ Staff TUCUMCARI — Clovis City Commissioner Isidro Garcia was re-elected as director of the New Mexico Municipal League on Thursday during the organization’s 47th annual conference in Tucumcari, according to a press release from the non-profit organization. More than 600 people from across the state attended the annual conference, including several Clovis officials. Santa […]

Clerk called year’s best

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Like a grown man who never let go of his favorite pair of Chuck Taylors, so Vicki Kelley doesn’t want to let go of her 22 years working at Clovis Municipal Court. The municipal court administrator describes herself as the “old shoe that never wears out” — and she’d […]

CITY ELECTION TOTALS

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Fred Van Soelen looks at Tuesday’s final election results as they are projected on the screen at City Hall. Van Soelen defeated Gloria Wicker and Len Vohs to win the district 2 city commissioner race. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Mayor: • (I) David Lansford — 2,474 votes. Raymond Atchley — 366 votes. Steve Muscato […]

Voters to decide city leaders, tax issue

By Jack King Clovis voters will select a mayor and four city commissioners and decide on a proposed quarter-percent gross-receipts tax increase on Tuesday. City officials have said funds generated by the tax increase would be used for acquisition, construction or improvement of water, wastewater or solid waste systems or facilities; acquisition, rehabilitation or improvement […]

Ticket blitz sends citizens to court

By Darrell Todd Maurina Tuesday’s special traffic enforcement operation at the corner of Prince and Commerce will bring many people into contact with a part of the court system that doesn’t always get much attention — the Clovis Municipal Court, served by Judge Jan Garrett. While police often write citations in a form that allows […]

Money headed to Clovis Municipal Airport

By Gary Mitchell The Clovis Municipal Airport will receive $457,818 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for improvements to the facility, according to New Mexico’s congressional delegation. U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., reported Friday that the U.S. Transportation Department has approved an award of 19 grants worth more than $5.53 million to […]