Woman attacked in car

By Darrell Todd Maurina One man is in jail following a Wednesday night beating of a passing motorist, but a second suspect escaped from the Clovis police station. Police said Johnny J. “J.J.” Chavez, 20, escaped from police custody while another suspect was being interviewed. According to police reports, Chavez had been handcuffed and left […]

Turn back the hands of time

By Sue Gilmore Welcome to the dark side … of the day. Yes, it’s that time again. Time to set back the clocks and bid farewell to that extra hour of daylight. Except, of course, in Arizona (not including the Navajo Nation), Hawaii and most of Indiana. Their time zones are constants — always standard […]

Police Blotter 10/12

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Male Clovis police officers had to call for assistance from a female officer after a woman began stuffing what appeared to be crack cocaine into her bra during a traffic stop about 8 p.m. on Oct. 1. The call began with a […]

Floyd teen to perform at City Celebration

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Lucero Davalos practices at her home on Wednesday in preparation for Saturday’s City Celebration at Master’s Books and Gifts in Clovis. Lucero said this will be the first big event at which she will perform. Freedom Newspapers: Lisa Sonnenschien. By Helena Rodriguez When Lucero Davalos walked away from a truck rollover near Floyd last September […]

The grumpy old toad

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the grumpy old toad boss there s a grumpy old cuss who s always up for a fuss he lives at the far end of the road just under the […]

Hotel catches fire

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Firefighters surround the south side of Hotel Clovis, which was once New Mexico’s tallest building. CNJ staff photo Rick White. Darrell Todd Maurina A late-night fire at the Hotel Clovis spewed acrid smoke over downtown on Monday, but fire officials said no one appears to have been injured and damage was relatively light. Battalion Fire […]

Detention officer attacked at county jail

By Darrell Todd Maurina An altercation at the Curry County Adult Detention facility shortly after midnight Wednesday morning prompted an emergency call for backup to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Clovis police. According to Jail Administrator Don Burdine, the incident began when one of three inmates in a cell attacked a detention officer during […]