Officials to explore land-use ordinances

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer County officials said they will explore the possibility of creating land-use ordinances aimed at unkempt and unsafe property in residential areas. Chief Deputy County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman told fellow Land Use Committee members Thursday that several county residents have called her office with complaints about a neighboring property […]

Sunday alcohol sales to appear on ballot

Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers A local group’s petition will allow Clovis voters to decide in the March 4 municipal election if they want alcohol sales on Sundays in Clovis restaurants. While some city officials think Sunday alcohol sales would be good for the city, others say they will leave it to the voters to decide […]

Deadline to submit petition for alcohol sales draws near

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MCT photo: Bill Hogan Committee for Clovis Progress spokesperson Robin Howe said his group has collected about 2,000 signatures from patrons who want the issue of Sunday alcohol sales on the next election ballot. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The deadline to submit a petition proposing Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants and bars is […]

Local Roundup: Court officials warn of scam

CNJ staff A recent scam that plays on citizens being called for jury duty has court officials getting the word out. A caller claims to be a jury coordinator and tells the citizen he or she didn’t report for jury duty and asks for a social security number and date of birth, so the caller […]

Two announce candidacy for mayor

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By Tonya Fennell and Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writers Two more Clovis residents have indicated they will run for the mayor’s seat up for election in March. Former City Commissioner Gloria Wicker and Curry County Republican Party Chairman Rube Render announced their candidacies for mayor on Thursday. Clovis residents urged her to seek the position, […]

Judicial court employees promoted

CNJ staff The 9th Judicial District Court has announced the promotions of three personnel. Orlando Ulibarri has been promoted to the position of deputy court administrator. A 15-year employee with the court, Ulibarri formerly managed the domestic violence program. He will now oversee the domestic violence program, computer and network information technology, digital recording and […]

Police: Clerk robbed at video rental store

CNJ Staff A clerk at a Clovis video store was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night of an undisclosed amount of money, according to police records. Police received a call just before 10:30 p.m. from Hollywood Video at 4017 North Prince St. that a man wearing a ski mask had entered the store and demanded money, […]

Cops and Courts: Police report clerk robbed at gunpoint

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis hotel clerk was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night, according to police reports. A clerk told officers a man came into the office of the Rodeway Inn at 1616 Mabry Drive around 11 p.m. and pointed a black rifle or shotgun at her, the report said. He told […]

July 15, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 p.m. July 4 officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 1300 block of Rencher Street. A man told the officers he and his wife had been fighting since the day before. He said his wife tried to hurt him […]

In Tribute: Family remembers court clerk’s kindness

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Christine Casaus’ desk at the district court clerk’s office still has socks in the drawer and her jacket on the chair two weeks after she died June 15. Casaus, 52, was a deputy court clerk in the 9th Judicial District Court for 15 years. Family and friends remember her […]

Cell phone shopper arouses suspicions

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Muleshoe store clerk’s suspicion that a customer might be engaged in terrorism led police last week to question a Palestinian man regarding his attempt to purchase prepaid cell phones, according to police. Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda said the unidentified man, who said he was involved in an international […]

Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election information

At a glance What: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election for District 1 and District 4 seats When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 6 Where: See precincts and polling places More information Want to be a trustee? You must: • Be a resident and registered voter of CCC District 1 or District 4 […]

Dec. 14, 2006 Cops and Courts

A 38-year-old convenience store clerk was beaten and kicked Dec. 7 by a customer, according to police reports. Around 7 p.m., officers were dispatched to Allsup’s at 301 N. Prince St. for a report of battery. The clerk, who was helping customers when they arrived, was bleeding from the ear and seemed dazed, the report […]

Local roundup: Robber holds up store with toy gun

By CNJ STAFF A man who held up a convenience store clerk with a toy gun then changed his mind was charged with robbery, according to police reports. A store clerk called police around 1 p.m. on Nov. 21 to report a man had used a toy gun to hold up a Chevron gas station […]

Early voting turnout consistent to previous years

CNJ Staff Seven percent of Curry County’s registered voters have exercised their right to vote during early voting that began Oct. 10. The general election is Nov. 7. According to Curry County Deputy Clerk and Election Administrator Coni Jo Lyman, 1,498 of 21,179 registered voters have already cast their ballots. The county clerk’s office has […]

Primary votes certified

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer After two meetings and eight days, final vote totals from last week’s primary election were certified during a special meeting Wednesday of the Curry County Commission. County officials said software problems incurred during the election delayed canvassing of the more than 4,100 votes in party races for county and […]

Candidate Profile: Shirley Hooper

Shirley Hooper is campaigning for the Democratic nomination for secretary of state against Mary Herrera, Stephanie V. Gonzales and Letitia Montoya in the June 6 primary. The position is currently held by Rebecca Vigil-Giron. Bio: Hooper grew up in Lovington, and has lived and worked in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Portales and Hobbs. She served as […]

Roosevelt County man shot in leg

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A 19-year-old Roosevelt County man was shot in the leg sometime Sunday night in Portales, but police aren’t sure exactly where the incident occurred or who shot him. Police were summoned to Roosevelt General Hospital by an emergency room desk clerk at 10:30 p.m. Sunday. The clerk reported a patient with […]

Police blotter: Feb. 23

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 2:30 a.m. Feb.15, police responded to the 2600 block of Seventh Street in reference to an armed robbery. Police arrived at the business after a silent alarm was set off by the store’s clerk. The clerk told police the unidentified suspect […]

1/8 Local Roundup

Candidacy deadline 5 p.m. Tuesday Parties interested in running for office in the March 7 Clovis municipal election must declare their candidacy in the city clerk’s office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to City Clerk Leighann Melancon Four City Commission seats and a judge’s position are up for election in Clovis. The […]