Curry County, centrally located on the High Plains of eastern New Mexico, covers just over 1,400 square miles. The county celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009.
Elevation of the county is 4,280 feet, and this high altitude and the dry air contribute to pleasant days and cool nights. Roosevelt County lies to the south, Quay County to the north and the Texas Panhandle to the east. For more information, check out the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce website at www.clovisnm.org.
Clovis was selected as a townsite by Santa Fe Railroad engineers in the early 1900s. The city flourished, and today Clovis is home to a college, modern businesses and Cannon Air Force Base. Cultural attractions are varied, with museums highlighting everything from archeology to trains to rock ’n’ roll.
The city of Clovis’ 22.71 square miles are home to approximately 39,000 people. Mean travel time to work is about 14 minutes. Median rent is $809, and the selected monthly owner costs of housing units with a mortgage are $1,054.
The city of Clovis offers 17 parks and recreational areas encompassing 3,700 acres, including sports fields, a youth recreation building, a dog park, a skate park, indoor and outdoor pools, a splash park, a golf course and more. The city is also home to Hillcrest Park Zoo, the second-largest zoo in New Mexico.