Police press release on bomb threat

Here is the press release issued Friday by Clovis police following a bomb threat at Bank of America: On 06/29/2007 at about 10:58 AM the Clovis Police Department received a call from Bank of America staff reporting that they had received a bomb threat from a female caller asking if it was the bank that […]

Bomb threat just a scare

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A Cannon Air Force Base explosive detection dog and his handlers, members of Cannon Security Forces, run away from Bank of America on Prince Street Monday after the dog indicated the possible presence of explosives in the building. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police closed down several blocks […]

June 20, 1931

A man who married a school teacher in Clovis was being held on charges of bigamy in Floydada, Texas. Officials believe he was also married to a woman in Kansas City. … New seats were being installed in the Lyceum Theatre. … Clovis National Bank invited area farmers to “put your money where you know […]

April 24, 1963

Clovis Police Chief Lloyd Niece announced plans for officer training. Classes were scheduled on public relations, bank robbery investigation, shooting skills and traffic ordinances. … Nita Ortega was honored as “Outstanding Girl of the Year” by the Beta Phi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. … The Yucca Drive-In Theatre was showing “rare and racy hits” […]

March 31, 2007 Tornado Notebook

Tornado victims (with damaged or demolished homes) who are seeking assistance need to go to the Disaster Relief Center at the Curry County Fairgrounds 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. • The Salvation Army has begun to see a decline in volunteer support and in-kind donations. The long-term recovery phase needs support from the community in […]

Assistance available

CNJ staff —The Salvation Army is asking that all households whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Friday’s tornado go to the Curry County Fairground to complete a pink form. The form will give the Salvation Army information regarding their households needs. —New Mexico Bank & Trust is establishing a Disaster Assistance Fund for victims […]

Old-timers carry on family traditions

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist On Dec. 28, 1999, I gathered together some old-timers, calling them the “Sons and Daughters of the Pioneers,” and took them to dinner at a nice restaurant. It was about remembering the old days. The guests were Lynell Skarda, T. E. Willmon Jr., Jim Burns, Dale Campbell and his wife, […]

Texico welcomed settlers, bumper crops

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Editor’s note: This column about Texico’s history is based on an article published in the 1913 weekly Clovis News. Full names of the residents mentioned are not available. William M. Franklin was the first man to settle on the spot where Texico now stands. He came here prospecting in March […]

Extending credit to immigrants poses no threat

By Freedom Newspapers We must confess to befuddlement over all the anger directed at Bank of America for its policy, revealed Tuesday in a Wall Street Journal story, that it will offer credit cards to Spanish-speaking people who do not have Social Security numbers. The implication, of course, is that the most likely candidates for […]

Letters to the Editor: Individual disrespect for rules hurts others

I recently witnessed a disturbing incident outside a local store. The father and son parked beside me had just finished putting their purchases in their car and the young boy (perhaps 10 or 12) took the shopping cart and gave it a great shove. It sped across the drive and into the parking spaces for […]

DMV employee accused of acquiring loans off fake IDs

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff An employee with the Clovis office of the Motor Vehicle Division used duplicate driver’s licenses to take out fraudulent loans, according to allegations contained in court documents filed in Curry County Magistrate Court. Amy Ramirez-Trevino, a clerk at the MVD, and her now 18-year-old son took out bank loans locally […]

Public should have say in area growth

Letters to the Editor In the article about the Growth Committee in Thursday’s newspaper, it was mentioned that the committee voted for a bylaw barring the public from its subcommittee meetings. Is this a committee that decides the growth and development for the city of Clovis and its citizens? Who are these people who believe […]

Charity facing food crunch

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is caught in a food crunch that is gripping food charities across the United States, according to New Mexico Food Bank officials. The food shortage has halted food deliveries in eastern New Mexico and elsewhere, according to officials. “We are in a […]

Air Force: F-16 pilot killed

Staff and wire reports The American pilot whose F-16 fighter jet went down in Iraq on Monday was listed as killed in action following DNA analysis of remains recovered at the crash site, the U.S. Air Force said Sunday. Maj. Troy L. Gilbert, 34, was supporting troops fighting in Anbar province, where many of the […]

Fund started for family of missing F-16 pilot

CNJ staff A memorial fund has been set up for the family of Air Force pilot Troy Gilbert, whose F-16 jet crashed Monday in Iraq. Donations may be made to the Gilbert Family Memorial Fund, in honor of Maj. Gilbert, whose wife, Ginger, is a Clovis native. The fund was announced Saturday by the Bank […]

Quick thinking saves swimmers’ lives at unforgettable picnic

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist “There was an air of excitement in the group for we had planned a big picnic for several weeks,” said Lucille Matlock. “We departed for a far-off destination, Cottonwood Grove, about 10 miles west of Melrose. We all felt a great adventure was in store for us that day. If […]

Government needs to push reform in Mexico

By Freedom Newspapers Prosperity is advancing in Mexico – but only to the most wealthy and those working in government-linked industries, according to a study released this week by the World Bank. It found great inequalities in wealth stemming from “concentrated wealth in the business sector; and unions in protected sectors, the heritage of corporatist […]