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May 27, 2020



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1970: Clovis and Curry County were celebrating “one of the healthiest growths in New Mexico over the past decade,” the Clovis News-Journal reported.

Mayor Chick Taylor said unofficial Census figures showed the county’s population at 39,163 — up from 32,691 in 1960.

The city’s unofficial count showed a population of 28,192 — up from 23,713 a decade earlier.

“This is a good barometer to the type of growth we desire and experienced in Clovis,” Taylor said. “We didn’t want a boom, just a healthy overall growth.”

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