Big world out there

Statistics from Clovis Industrial Development Corp:

• More than 120,000 people live in a 60-mile radius of Clovis.

• The city is home to 58 churches, 789 motel rooms, 165 civic clubs and 110 hospital beds.

• The region’s largest employer is Allsup’s convenience store, which employs about 3,000. Wal-Mart has about 300 employees.

• Clovis has an estimated 19,068 housing units worth an average of $66,260.

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Clovis’ mayoral candidate Tim Ashley on public access to government information:

“During my tenure in public office I have historically supported and been an advocate for openness in government.”

See what else he has to say on Editor David Stevens’ Web log,

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