|The City of Clovis|
Location of Clovis, New Mexico
|- Mayor||Gayla Brumfield|
|- City Manager||Joe Thomas|
|- Total||22. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically New Mexico ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States of America. This is a list of the thirty-three' counties in the US state of New Mexico. Curry County is a County located in the US state of New Mexico. Joe Thomas may refer to Joe Thomas (actor, actor playing Simon Cooper in the comedy The Inbetweeners Joe Thomas (Alaska politician Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 5 sq mi (58. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 2 km²)|
|- Land||22. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 4 sq mi (58. 0 km²)|
|- Water||0. 1 sq mi (0. 3 km²)|
|Elevation||4,268 ft (1,301 m)|
|- Density||1,458. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 9/sq mi (563. 3/km²)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|- Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|ZIP code||88101 88102|
|Area code(s)||505, 575|
|GNIS feature ID||0915815|
Clovis, New Mexico is a city in Curry County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 42,314 at the 2007 census. The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada Daylight saving time ( DST Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks North American area code 505 is a State of New Mexico Telephone Area code which was one of the original area codes established in October Area code 575 is an area code in the State of New Mexico, intended to serve the remainder of the state outside of the Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Curry County is a County located in the US state of New Mexico. New Mexico ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census It is the county seat of Curry County. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Curry County is a County located in the US state of New Mexico. 
Clovis is located in the Llano Estacado and eastern New Mexico regions. Llano Estacado ( Sp /ˈʎano ˌestəˈkado/ " Palisaded Plains" is a region in the southwestern United States that encompasses parts of Eastern New The largely agricultural town is also noted for its role in early rock music history. Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Nearby Cannon Air Force Base has a significant impact on the community. Cannon Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Curry County, New Mexico, near the city of Clovis.
It is the principal city of the Clovis Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Clovis-Portales Combined Statistical Area. The Clovis-Portales Combined Statistical Area is made up of two counties in east central New Mexico.
Clovis is located at  It lies at approximately 4281 feet above sea level (1304 m)http://www.fallingrain.com/world/US/35/Clovis.html(34. 412509, -103. 204611).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 5 square miles (58. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 2 km²), of which, 22. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 4 square miles (58. 0 km²) of it is land and 0. 1 square miles (0. 3 km²) of it (0. 44%) is water. This water area is primarily artificial ponds in Clovis' several public parks.
Albuquerque, Roswell, Lubbock and Amarillo are frequent destinations for Clovis residents seeking products and services, a wider range of retail shopping, and others, not easily available in the nearby area. Medical care is provided by the Plains Regional Medical Center.
The eastern New Mexico region was home to the Clovis culture, a significant early anthropological group of Native Americans. Eastern New Mexico is a region of the US state of New Mexico. The Clovis culture (sometimes referred to as the Llano culture) is a Prehistoric Paleoindian culture that first appears in the archaeological Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States This community is frequently studied in the history of North American anthropology and is fairly well known, even among lay persons. Historical remains were found at the Blackwater Draw site, south of the town, which remains a historical and tourist site. Blackwater Draw, also known as Anderson Basin or Blackwater Locality No Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel
Before receiving the name Clovis, the community was known as Riley's Switch.
The town takes its name from Clovis, the first Christian king of the Franks, at least according to most reports; it is often reported that this is because the daughter of the settlement's railroad stationmaster was studying French at the time of the town's naming and proposed the appellation. Clovis I (c 466 &ndash 27 November 511) was the first King of the Franks to unite all the Frankish tribes under one ruler A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth The Franks or Frankish people (Franci or gens Francorum) were West Germanic tribes first identified in the 3rd century as an Ethnic group French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people
The original name of Clovis was Riley's Switch.
Like most of east-central New Mexico and west Texas, the vicinity hosts agriculture and ranching, including peanut and cotton farming and cattle ranching, for meat and dairy production. West Texas is a region in Texas that has more in common geographically with the Southwestern United States than it does with the rest of the state Several processing plants exist for these products. In 2004, construction began on the Southwest Cheese Company and it commenced operations in late 2005 providing a substantial boost to the local economy employing over 200 personnel. It is one of the largest plants of its type in the world, processing in excess of 2. 3 billion pounds of milk yearly, provided by the numerous local dairies. A high proportion of local residents make their living in the services sector. Dillards and Wal-Mart have a large influence among retail consumption in the community, though smaller stores including regional and national supermarket chains do exist. Cannon Air Force Base and a small Army National Guard unit exist in Clovis. The Army National Guard ( ARNG) is the land force militia organized by each of the several states and territories of the United States Clovis has recently had an economic boom with many new stores and restaurants as well as new hotels opening in the Northern and mid-town areas of the city. This has caused the population to increase to an estimated 42,314 people.
Clovis is adjacent to Cannon Air Force Base, a special operations base. Cannon Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Curry County, New Mexico, near the city of Clovis. Etymology The word bases is first recorded in English language from c This military installation has a large impact on the community and typically receives a great deal of support from local civic and business leaders. Clovis hosts a local organization, the Committee of Fifty, whose stated purpose is to express support for Cannon AFB. The nearby community of Portales also has a similar organization, the Military Affairs Committee.
The corporate headquarters of Allsup's convenience stores is located in Clovis. Allsup's, sometimes misspelled as Allsups, is a family-owned chain of convenience stores that serves New Mexico and Texas.
The recent round of Defense Department BRAC investigations prompted a large campaign among Clovis and neighboring communities called "Save Cannon" or "Operation Keep Cannon. The United States Department of Defense ( DOD or DoD) is the federal department charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government Base Realignment and Closure (or BRAC) is a process of the United States federal government directed at the administration and operation of the Armed " The City of Clovis government and other governmental and non-governmental organization rallied behind this cause, including hiring professional consultant and hosting a visit of the BRAC committee members. The BRAC committee proposed on August 26, 2005 not to close the installation, but instead to decrease its quantity of military assets. Events 1071 - Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In June 2006 the DoD gave Cannon a new mission, as a center for Special Operations training to all branches of the military. Residents were elated by the news and for weeks "Mission Accomplished" signs were seen throughout the city. Air Force Special Operations Command took control over the base and initiated the 27 SOW (Special Operations Wing) on 1 Oct 2007.
Plains Regional Medical Center is the primary hospital serving Clovis. A hospital is an institution for Health care providing treatment by specialised staff and equipment and often but not always providing for It is part of the Presbyterian Hospital system based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There are numerous private physician practices, as well as nursing homes, home health care firms, and other medical practitioners, including at least one traditional Hispanic healer (consejero de salud). SNF redirects here For the sports show see NBC Sunday Night Football. Hispanic (hispano hispánico hispânico Hispānus adjective from ''Hispānia'', the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically
Southwest, Spanish Mission, or Adobe architectural styles are prevalent, being considered representative of New Mexico. Much of Clovis architecture is indistinguishable from the group of styles prevalent throughout the United States' small cities and suburbs since the 1930s.
The Hotel Clovis, a local landmark, opened on October 20, 1931. At the time of its construction it was the tallest building between Albuquerque, NM and Dallas, TX. The hotel was designed by architect Robert Merrill, combining an Art Deco exterior with Southwestern Indian interior. An architect is a licensed individual who leads a design team in the Planning and Design of buildings and participates in oversight of Building Construction Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1925 until 1939 affecting the decorative arts such as Architecture, Interior design, and Industrial The elegant ballroom hosted such names as Louis Armstrong, Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Hank Williams. Louis Armstrong (August 4 1901 &ndash July 6 1971 nicknamed Satchmo or Sachimo and Pops, was an American Jazz Trumpeter Alton Glenn Miller ( March 1 1904 &ndash presumably December 15 1944) was an American Jazz musician and Tommy Dorsey ( November 19 1905 &ndash November 26 1956) was an American Jazz Trombonist, Trumpeter Hank Williams ( September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American Singer-songwriter and Musician who has The nearby train depot supplied the hotel with most of its business. Hotel Clovis closed its doors shortly after the Santa Fe Railroad discontinued passenger train service to Clovis. The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. The building is currently unused and frequently vandalized. Several plans for restoration have surfaced but for now the building remains merely a part of Clovis' past.
Clovis is also home to the Lyceum auditorium and the State Theater. The Lyceum auditorium has been restored and often hosts plays and shows.
The climate is relatively temperate with low humidity. Summers are warm with few extremes of heat and winters are cool with few extremes of cold. Severe thunderstorms are frequent in the spring. Rainstorms are prevalent in the summer, typically in the evening. A few snowfalls occur each winter.
Landscape of the town and surrounding area is stereotypically flat, though to the south, near Portales, undulating hills are found. Most open land is grassland, much of which has been converted into grazing land. Much land is also farmed, with a high degree of irrigation use. Irrigation is an artificial application of water to the soil usually for assisting in growing crops
A high proportion of streets in the central town area feature significant dips or depressions at each street intersection. These can cause incovenience to motorists. It is often reported that these were intentionally created in the first part of the twentieth century to catch water drainage, or to induce slower speeds on the part of drivers. The twentieth century of the Common Era began on Water is a common Chemical substance that is essential for the survival of all known forms of Life. Drainage is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given area These are most prominent along Main Street, and between 14th and 1st Streets. However, Clovis is currently undergoing a major road renewal project
Clovis Christian School 
For post-secondary education, there is one community college, Clovis Community College (CCC). Middle school or Junior High School serves as a "bridge" between the Elementary School and the High School Middle school or Junior High School serves as a "bridge" between the Elementary School and the High School High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution Tertiary education, also referred to as third stage third level and' post-secondary education', is the educational level following the completion of a school providing A community college is a type of Educational institution. The term has different meanings in different countries Clovis Community College (CCC located in Clovis New Mexico, is a higher education institution offering instruction at the Associate's degree level Eastern New Mexico University in nearby Portales, New Mexico, is the nearest four-year college/university. Eastern New Mexico University (abbreviated ENMU) frequently called Eastern, is a state university in Portales, Roosevelt County Portales is a city in and the County seat of Roosevelt County, New Mexico, United States. New Mexico ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States of America. College ( Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an Educational Institution. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Many local high school graduates attend the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas (90 miles away), or New Mexico State University in Las Cruces . The University of New Mexico ( UNM) is a Public University in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Texas Tech University is a public, coeducational research university in Lubbock Texas. New Mexico State University, or NMSU is a Land-grant university that has its main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
On April 29, 2005 a male student at Marshall Junior High School touched off a massive police alert when he carried into school a wrapped object approximately 30 inches in length, which turned out, in fact, to be a burrito which he had made as an extra-credit project. Events 1429 - Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A burrito or taco de harina is a type of food found in Mexican and Mexican-American cuisine School authorities thought the object might have been a weapon--given heightened sensitivity to potential violence in schools throughout the US. In the United States and Canada, zero tolerance policies are applied in some schools and other education venues 
On March 23, 2007 an EF3 tornado damaged or destroyed significant parts of the city, killing two people. March 2007 is the third month of the year It began on a Thursday, and ended 31 days later on a Saturday. The Enhanced Fujita Scale, or EF Scale, is the scale for rating the strength of Tornadoes in the United States estimated via the damage they cause A tornado is a violent rotating column of air which is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a Cumulonimbus cloud or in rare cases the base of a Cumulus This page documents the Tornadoes and Tornado outbreaks that occurred in 2007, primarily (but not entirely in the United States. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is assisting the State of New Mexico with disaster aid to the affected areas. The purpose of FEMA is to coordinate the response to a Disaster which has occurred in the United States and which overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities
In addition to general American cooking styles, Mexican and New Mexican cuisine are prevalent. Local restaurants are increasingly dominated by national chains and fast food, both of which are very popular. Several Mexican establishments, mostly franchises, exist, as well as a limited number of Chinese and other restaurants, including a Japanese steakhouse and a Thai Restuarant. National pizza chains are present,and the city hosts the only dine in Dominoe's with buffet in the United States. Several new national chains are also planning to add locations because of an expected rise in growth.
As of the census of 2000, there were 32,667 people, 12,458 households, and 8,596 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,458. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 9 people per square mile (563. 3/km²). There were 14,269 housing units at an average density of 637. 3/sq mi (246. 1/km²).
The racial makeup of the city was 37. 86% White, 7. 32% African American, 1. 02% Native American, 1. 62% Asian, 0. 13% Pacific Islander, 14. 98% from other races, and 3. 63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino were 33. 44% of the population. Much of the Hispanic/Latin population knows Spanish, with code-switching also common. To some extent, the community is divided between "Anglos" (non-Hispanic Caucasians) and Hispanics/Latinos, though much social interaction does occur.
There were 12,458 households out of which 36. 3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49. 8% were married couples living together, 14. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31. 0% were non-families. 26. 8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10. 3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 57 and the average family size was 3. 12.
30. 0% are under the age of 18--the largest segment; 9. 4% are from 18 to 24; 28. 1% are from 25 to 44; 19. 5% from 45 to 64; and 13. 0% are 65 or older. The median age is 33 years. Gender ratio is somewhat titled toward female population with an overall ratio of 100:92. 5 females to males. For the adult population (18 and over), it is even more strongly titled at 100:88. 1 females to males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,878, and the median income for a family was $33,622. Males had a median income of $26,586 versus $20,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,561. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 17. 2% of families and 21. 0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 2% of those under age 18 and 14. 6% of those age 65 or over.
Protestant Christianity is strongly predominant in Clovis, with over 90% of residents declaring themselves to be Protestant Christians. Protestantism refers to the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated in the 16th century Protestant Reformation. Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings Protestantism refers to the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated in the 16th century Protestant Reformation. A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth In particular, numbers of evangelical Christians and evangelical churches are high. Evangelicalism is a theological movement tradition and system of beliefs most closely associated with Protestant Christianity, which identifies with the Gospel Two Catholic parishes are located in Clovis, Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Guadalupe, in addition to the Catholic community at the base chapel at Cannon Air Force Base, St. Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete". A parish is a Local church; it is an administrative unit typically found in episcopal or presbyterian churches Cannon Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Curry County, New Mexico, near the city of Clovis. Francis Parish. Religion has a prominent influence on local radio (see below for more details). There is also a place for Muslims to worship in nearby Portalas at the Al-Hilal Masjid. The Masjid serves both Clovis and Portalas.
Locally tunable stations have wide variety of content relatively typical of most of the United States, including music and talk broadcasting. Due to religious demographics of the area, Contemporary Christian music, as well as preaching (typically Protestant Christian) and other religious-themed broadcasts are common on local radio. Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term " inspirational music " is a genre of Popular music which is Several Spanish-language stations are tunable, broadcasting largely Mexican music and a proportion of Christian-themed content, mostly music.
Performances, including music, drama, and other content, take place at Clovis Community College and nearby Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Some Performances are also held at the Lyceum auditorium. The Clovis Music Festival is a high-profile event held annually at the beginning of September. The Festival has featured many artists who recorded at the Norman Petty Studios and generally 50s Rock'n'Roll acts. Norman Petty ( May 25, 1927 – August 15, 1984) was an American musician songwriter and pioneer Record producer The Clovis Civic Center has hosted this and some other entertainment events. A Special events center is currently being built adjacent to the county fairgrounds. The Special events center will hold events such as rodeos, auctions, and concerts.
The town achieved some fame in the 1950s as it is home to the Norman Petty Recording Studio, founded by early pop musician Norman Petty, at which rock pioneers Buddy Holly & The Crickets and other prominent early pop music artists recorded. Norman Petty ( May 25, 1927 – August 15, 1984) was an American musician songwriter and pioneer Record producer Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holley (September 7 1936 – February 3 1959 was an American Singer-songwriter and a pioneer of Rock and roll. The Crickets were a rock band from Lubbock Texas, formed by Singer / Songwriter Buddy Holly in the 1950s In fact, The Crickets trademark #1 song, "That'll Be The Day" was recorded in Clovis.
Since the 1990s the town has played a large role in hosting performances by national artists such as Machine Head, Hemlock, Legion, White Zombie, Leann Rimes, Kiss Army, Minus the Bear, Murder by Death, Moments in Grace, and Between the Buried and Me, as well as many other acts from such cities as Seattle, WA, Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY, and Gainesville, FL. For other uses see Legion The Roman Legion (from Latin legio "military levy Conscription," For the film see White Zombie (film White Zombie was an American Heavy metal band named after the 1932 film of the same LeAnn Rimes (born Margaret LeAnn Rimes August 28, 1982 in Pearl Mississippi) is an American Country pop Singer The Kiss Army is the official Fan club for the American rock band Kiss, as well as the unofficial name used to refer to Kiss fans in general Minus the Bear is a rock band from Seattle Washington. The band features current and former members of Botch, Kill Sadie, and Sharks Keep Moving Murder by Death is an American four-piece Rock band from Bloomington Indiana. Moments in Grace was a Post-hardcore band from St Augustine Florida. Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM is a Progressive metal band from Raleigh North Carolina. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The City of New York Gainesville is the largest City in and County seat of Alachua County, Florida, United States. These events have been held in the Clovis/Portales area since the early 1990s but have become more consistent in recent years. Organizers and Promoters of these events have often been the local youth (ages 24 and under) who make up 39. 4% of the community and are the largest segment in the population.