Police: Fireworks complaints increase


CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Delilah Barela and her 2 1/2-year-old daughter Destinee look for fireworks Thursday at a tent sale west of Clovis to help the family celebrate the July 4th weekend. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Independence Day draws closer, Clovis police are getting 10 calls or more a day because […]

Closings in observance of July 4 holiday weekend:

Freedom New Mexico Friday • Clovis City Hall • Curry County Courthouse • Clovis-Carver Public Library • Clovis News Journal business office • Clovis Community College (Health Center open Friday from 6 a.m. – 11:45a.m., with open swim from 6:30 a.m. – 9:15a.m. Closed Saturday.) • Clovis Schools • District Attorney • Most Banks and […]

Clovis man accused of receiving stolen property

A Clovis man was arrested Wednesday at Oasis State Park, accused of receiving stolen property. Dustin Nelson, 31, of Clovis was taken into custody by Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies after he admitted to stealing items from the Portales Wal-Mart. Deputies were investigating a report Nelson tried soliciting marijuana from an off-duty Portales Police Officer […]

First Person: Pilot by day, writer by night


CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maj. Steve Beattie flies unmanned aircraft for the Air Force and wrote a children’s book in his spare time. Maj. Steve Beattie flies unmanned aircraft for the Air Force and in his spare time, he wrote, illustrated and published a children’s book. And, he’s working on a master’s degree. But […]

Clovis man gets 18 years for child porn

A 48-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for child pornography. The sentence was part of a plea agreement between prosecutors and Elijah McClain. He was originally charged with 98 counts of sexual exploitation of children and exploitation with intent to distribute. McClain pled guilty to 21 counts of sexual exploitation […]

Clovis Community College’s Health and Fitness Center and Campus Hours during July 4th Weekend

Clovis Community College’s Health and Fitness Center and Campus Hours

Press Release: Drug probe yields theft charges

Deputies from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dustin Nelson, 31, of Clovis New Mexico, on Wednesday July 01, 2009 for Receiving Stolen Property during a follow-up investigation. Initially Deputies responded to Oasis State Park to locate a male subject who attempted to purchase marijuana from an off duty Portales Police Officer who was at […]

DWI saturation patrols scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Clovis

On Friday, 07/03/09, from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols in the city of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from Safer New Mexico Now. The Clovis Police […]

Bingaman: Feds release additional $19.12 million in education funding for New Mexico

Freedom New Mexico U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that the U.S. Department of Education is releasing $19.12 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). “In these difficult economic times, we must do whatever we can to prevent cuts to school budgets. This funding will allow New Mexico to give school districts the […]

Ticket feature: Clovis, Portales July 4th events set

Freedom New Mexico Portales and Clovis area residents won’t be short on options for celebrating July 4th this year. Clovis festivities at Greene Acres Park begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. Anyone not wanting to wait until July 4 to celebrate can join in with Portales’ Smokin’ 3rd Bash 3 p.m. Friday at Greyhound Arena. Both […]