April 16, 1953

The annual Red Cross fund drive had collected $9,392.63. Officials were hoping to beat the record of $10,017.77 set in 1949. They’d already passed the previous year’s total of $8,961.28. … Ronald Reagan and Rhonda Fleming were starring in Tropic Zone at the Sunshine theater. … Workers were installing 1,566 seats in Clovis’ new junior […]

Vohs, Edwards win seats

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Len Vohs, left, talks with Clovis Mayor David Lansford on Tuesday at City Hall after Vohs won a seat on the Clovis City Commission. Vohs defeated Gloria Wicker for the District 2 seat. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Just a sliver of registered city voters logged in at polls Tuesday, […]

Municipal candidates get priorities straight

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer They’ve knocked on doors and talked to voters, and now with the election two days away, City Commission candidates say they understand the people’s priorities. They said voters care about issues such as water, roads, drainage, crime and youth. Len Vohs and Gloria Wicker are running for the District […]

Voter turnout dropping

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Clovis Bureau of Elections Coordinator Stephanie Boydstun enters voter registration information into the state system Friday afternoon at the county clerk’s office. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Statistics show a significant decrease in voter turnout in the last municipal election, which has some candidates concerned. The next municipal election is […]

Alcohol petition lacks enough signatures

Andy Jackson: CNJ Staff Writer A petition to allow Sunday alcohol sales in Clovis bars and restaurants lacked the required signatures to be placed on the ballot for the next municipal election, according to City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon. To have made it on the March 7 ballot, the petition required 733 signatures from registered Clovis […]

Officers posting notices in crackdown on weeds, debris

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The yellow and blue yard signs seen around town recently are not advertising real estate or garage sales. They are part of the city’s effort to beautify Clovis by strictly enforcing codes related to weeds and debris. According to city officials, the “code crackdown” began on Nov. 1. The […]

Incumbent ousted in tight District 2 race

By Jack King Fred Van Soelen summed it up in five words: “It was a nail biter,” he said. Van Soelen, an assistant district attorney, won the city commission District 2 race with 285 votes — 37 more than runner-up Len Vohs and 40 more than incumbent Gloria Wicker. Van Soelen said his efforts on […]

Three candidates vie for the City Commission District 2 post: Fred Van Soelen, Len Vohs and the incumbent, Gloria Wicker

By Jack King Fred Van Soelen Age: 33 Employment: Assistant District Attorney Contact: 762-7611 Political experience: None. Len Vohs Age: 50 Employment: Senior sales executive, KICA-KKYC radio Contact: 762-0550 Political experience: None. Gloria Wicker Age: 73 Employment: Retired, formerly worked for the Santa Fe railroad and Cannon Air Force Base. Contact: 762-0029 Political experience: City […]