Structure fire being investigated

CNJ staff The Clovis Fire Department is investigating a fire in an empty house on Pile Street. The fire was called in about 9:25 p.m. Saturday for an empty building located at 1305 Pile, Chief Ike Burns said. Burns said arson is likely, and the case is under investigation. He added the fire was contained […]

11/30 Engagements

Gibbs-Burns Dr. Jim and Claudia Gibbs of Canyon and Kathy Gibbs of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Gibbs of Lubbock, to Kevin Burns of Clovis. He is the son of Michael and Peggy Burns of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows April 4, 2009, at Hidden Falls Ranch in […]

Legend of buffalo hunter Causey lives on

By Ruth Burns: CNJ Correspondent By Ruth Burns Special to the CNJ No story of the High Plains would be complete without mentioning T.L. “George” Causey, for whom Causey, New Mexico was named. Causey was a rancher, freighter, and most famously, a buffalo hunter. It was his heavy wagons and ox teams hauling hides to […]

Cannon to conduct prescribed burns

CNJ staff CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The Cannon Air Force Base fire department will be conducting prescribed burns from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday on the northeast sector of the Melrose Air Force Range. People traveling and living around the Melrose Air Force Range may see and smell smoke during these […]

Blaze results in no injuries

CNJ staff Clovis fire crews responded Monday night to a fire at an apartment complex. No injuries or deaths were reported in the fire, which caused extensive damage to a bedroom in a duplex apartment on the 1,000 block of Cameo Street. Battalion Chief Ike Burns said the department received the call shortly after 6 […]

Dec. 23, 1971

Curry County inmates decorated the main cell block for Christmas, using aluminum “poptops” from canned beverages, icicles and pine branches. … Burns Agency, 420 Mitchell, claimed to offer “good insurance from good insurance companies.” … CHS seniors Cathy Flory and Donald Young were named Clovis High School band queen and king.

Air patrol teaches cadets to fly

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jay Burns of Clovis, a pilot in the Civil Air Patrol, sits inside a Cessna aircraft Saturday morning at the Clovis Municipal Airport. Burns, a flight officer joined the group two years ago to learn how to fly. By Gabriel Monte The Civil Air Patrol has three congressional mandates: Search […]

Firefighters quell two weekend blazes

The Clovis Fire Department responded to fires at two homes over the weekend, according to Battalion Chief Ike Burns. Around 10 a.m. Saturday, firefighters made entry to a mobile home at 2405 1/2 Alabama. Burns said a bathroom in the home was fully engulfed but firefighters were able to get the fire under control quickly. […]

Fire in unoccupied Clovis home extinguished

By Freedom Newspapers There were no injuries from a fire that erupted in an unoccupied house on Ninth Street near Hull Street in Clovis around 1 a.m. Friday, according to Clovis Fire Department officials. Flames could be seen in the windows when firefighters arrived, Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Ike Burns said. Responders extinguished the […]

Curry County native selected as Masked Rider

CNJ Staff A Curry County native has inherited a famed cape and mask. Texas Tech University student Kevin Burns was named the 2007-2008 Texas Tech Masked Rider, Lubbock university officials announced Friday. The Masked Rider has been a symbol of Texas Tech for decades. Atop a black quarter horse, wearing black clothes, a mask, bolero […]