Main Street mood: ‘Expressive’

By Darrell Todd Maurina Editor’s note: With dancers, painters, even automobile enthusiasts, Clovis’ Main Street offered something for most every taste over the weekend. Here’s a sampling of the festivities: For members of the Flamenco Nuevo Mexico dancing and music group from Santa Fe, dancing and playing traditional music is a way to keep Hispanic […]

One killed in car wreck

Darrell Todd Maurina One woman died and six people were hospitalized in two unrelated car crashes late last week, officials said. Patrolman Jason Spearman of the New Mexico State Police said he arrived about 4:20 p.m. Friday at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 70 a few feet from the Curry-Roosevelt […]

St. Helen Fiesta shows cars, food

By Helena Rodriguez PORTALES — The region can be well fed — spiritually and physically — at St. Helen Catholic Church’s annual Fiesta and Car Show which began Thursday and continues with daily activities through Sunday. Portales’ four-day fiesta of faith will feature “good food, praise and preaching,” said Father Tobin Hitt, pastor of St. […]

Local Briefs

Darrell Todd Maurina Early risers for miles around Clovis could see a large dark plume of billowing black smoke from a Monday morning tire fire, according to Clovis Fire Department officials. Acting Battalion Chief Tim Peterson said 12 firefighers with three engines, a basket truck, and an ambulance responded at 5:42 a.m. to a tire […]

Car show in park draws ‘nice’ crowd

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Jason Baglien, 15, of Clovis, right, looks at Archie Warthen’s 1965 Ford Cobra during the 7th annual Desert Cruzers Run to Hillcrest Car Show Saturday at Hillcrest Park. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Gary MItchell Andy, a 2-year-old white poodle, rested contentedly in the shade Saturday on the lap of his owner, Karlan Boultinghouse of […]

Tax hike for police may not be wise

A petition with 800 signers to raise police salaries was presented to the Clovis City Commission on Thursday. This is a very small number compared to the city population of 33,000 citizens who pay the taxes. A commissioner suggested a property tax increase as the answer. During the presentation, Clovis salaries were compared with Roswell, […]

Police Blotter 8/29

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A 53-year-old Clovis man came to the police department Monday morning to report a possible case of credit card fraud. The man said he wrote a $49 check to a Florida company in July that said it would open a credit card […]

Child injured in car/bicycle accident

CNJ Staff An 8-year-old Clovis girl is recovering at home from bruises after being hit by a car about 7:20 a.m. Thursday while riding a bicycle. According to police reports, a 52-year-old Clovis woman was driving eastbound on 21st Street approaching the intersection of Sycamore Street when the girl rode out in front of her. […]

Police Blotter 8/18

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10:30 a.m. Thursday, police received a report that a man was running around the area of Brady Avenue and Tennessee Street in his underwear; a second caller advised that the man was sitting on top of a barbed wire fence and […]

Police blotter 8/17

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A Clovis mother called police about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday after her 8-year-old son told her three older boys tried to set him on fire near their home at the 2900 block of Virginia Avenue. The boy told police the older boys held […]