Legion post ruined

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By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Decades of camaraderie and Friday night bingo sessions faded with the smoke and flames that engulfed the second floor of American Legion Post 117 late Wednesday afternoon. Nobody was in the structure at 1400 W. Seventh St. and firefighters reported no injuries, but the more than 55-year-old building is […]

Rodeo ciruit keeps cowboys on the move

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Matt Austin of Wills Point, Texas, hangs on during Thursday’s bull riding competition at the 34th Annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. CNJ photo by Rick White By Eric Butler, CNJ Correspondent As the 34th annual Pioneer Days Rodeo kicked off on Thursday night, probably only the astute […]

Blind man flees blaze

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T.J. Chevette gets medical attention from the Clovis Fire Department as he waits to be transported from 1317 N. Oak St. to PRMC Tuesday. Chevette was home at the time of the fire but managed to escape through a window. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina A blind man managed to make […]

Fire heats up local grocery store

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A Clovis firefighter carries a hose out of Lowe’s grocery store as emergency personnel responded to a fire at the store Monday evening. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Lowe’s grocery store won’t be opening today and may not reopen for some time due to an after-hours fire late Monday evening. As […]

Missed FTs leave Grady in foul mood

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Grady’s John Schueler corrals an offensive rebound during the second half of Friday’s championship game of District 4-1A boys tournament. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White GRADY — The parade to the foul line started less than three minutes into the game and didn’t end until the final buzzer sounded — 47 fouls […]

Fire drill proves pupils’ prowess

By Darrell Todd Maurina As the fire alarms blared at La Casita Elementary, the teachers followed the practices they’d been taught in numerous fire drills over the previous months and years. In classroom after classroom, teachers directed their students to remain calm and exit the room in an orderly manner. The teachers did a head […]

Fire rips through area home

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Clovis firefighters try to contain a fire at a house off U.S. Highway 60/84 Saturday in Clovis. Firefighters from Clovis, Cannon, and Texico were called to the fire around 9 p.m. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Michelle Seeber Investigators spent Sunday trying to learn the cause of two weekend house fires. A Saturday night […]

Clovis weathers the storm

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By Darrell Todd Maurina Monday’s high winds blew down more than 20 power poles and knocked out power to about 500 customers of Farmers’ Electric Cooperative, including the Clovis wastewater treatment plant. Although the treatment plant lost its power source from 10 a.m. until shortly before 5 p.m., Lance Adkins, general manager of the electric […]

Clovis blaze may be arson

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis Fire Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Office suspect arson caused a Tuesday morning blaze near the corner of 21st and Sugarbeet on the northeast end of Clovis. “The fire was suspicious and will be treated as such until proven otherwise,” said Capt. Karen Burns of the Clovis Fire Department. […]

There’s a hot new house in Clovis

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Capt. Karen Burns with the Clovis Fire Department demonstrates new features on the stove in the fire safety house on Tuesday. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis Fire Department has a new and improved version of one of its more popular pieces of equipment — a “fire safety house” used by […]

Public Record 11/7

Compiled from court records from Oct. 29 through Wednesday Marriage licenses Javier Diaz Oviedo, 21, and Dandy Mae Cones, 24, both of Friona James Ryan Hyatt, 34, and Tessa Renea Stamps, 32, both of Lubbock Ja’Wayne Steven Helfferich, 34, and Patricia Judith Robinson, 34, both of Clovis Paul William Burns, 24, of Danville, Ill., and […]

Buffaloes win in OT at Logan

CNJ STAFF LOGAN — Junior James Walker scored on 6-yard run on fourth down and added a single-point conversion run as Melrose outlasted Logan 35-34 in overtime Friday night in a six-man clash. Neither team led by more than eight points in the game. The Buffaloes (4-1) were down 28-20 when Jason Runyan sacked Logan’s […]

Improved practice habits key for Cats

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Clovis junior Phillip Williams was the leading rusher against Valley in his first varsity start. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Rick White Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley isn’t ready to declare the Wildcats’ roller coaster ride in the first four games of the season over yet. The Wildcats have won two games by a combined […]

Alligator handler to headline venue of events at Curry County Fair

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Harold Ives of Wright’s Amusement of Elbert, Colo., sets up the ferris wheel Saturday at the Curry County Fair Grounds. The 2003 Curry County Fair starts Monday. Photo by Rick White. By Gary Mitchell Jeff Quattrocchi’s job often lands him up to his neck in alligators — especially when he’s bulldogging them. Quattrocchi, also known […]

Hot times: Summer in the city

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Hunter Hughes, 5, from Texico, left, jumps into the Grady pool with friend Garrett Page, 5, of Albuquerque, as the two enjoy cooling off from the warm weather Saturday in Grady. Photo by Eric Kluth By Janet Bresenham For ideas about how to beat the heat on a sweltering summer day, just follow the sounds […]