City landmarks set to change

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File photo The Hotel Clovis, opened in 1931, was once the tallest building between Albuquerque and Dallas. It will be converted into an apartment complex, with a ceremonial groundbreaking set for 11 a.m. Friday. Kevin Wilson A shovel will hit the ground Friday morning, and a gate will be locked Friday evening. The Hotel Clovis […]

First person: Keeping connected

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Courtesy photo: Bob Morgan Jeff Moore retired earlier this month following 35 years with ENMR-Plateau. He left as chief operating officer of the cooperative’s wireline division. When Jeff Moore first moved to Clovis in 1964, it was just a few months before he started selling newspapers along Main Street as a part-time job. Nearly half […]

ENMU connects with state supercomputing center

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Eastern New Mexico University faculty and staff gather in the computer center building on Monday for a demonstration of the New Mexico’s Supercomputing Center. They got to see a 3D presentation and hear Gov. Bill Richardson talk about what the Supercomputer purpose for education, economic development and workforce development. By […]

Drug trafficking suspects believed connected to Mexican drug cartels

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Camilo Sport Staff and wire reports Two men arrested Wednesday in Tucumcari on federal drug trafficking charges are believed to be connected to Mexican drug cartels, according to New Mexico State Police. Based on a tip from federal authorities, state police located Camilo Sport and Asunsio Martinez at an undisclosed location in Tucumcari just before […]

VA health enrollment will increase

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist An estimated 258,000 middle-income veterans with no service-connected health conditions will be allowed by late June to enroll in the VA health care system.

Homicide defendant gets 36 years for robberies

CNJ STAFF A Clovis teen was sentenced to 36 years for robbery charges connected to the homicide of a Clovis man, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.

Clovis man shot and killed

Staff Report Clovis police are investigating the Wednesday night shooting death of a 32-year-old Clovis man, according to a department press release. Police responding to a report of shots fired found Hugo Ochoa about 7:30 p.m. at 410 Rencher St. with a single gunshot wound in the back, the release said. He was pronounced dead […]

Police say robberies may be connected

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Two recent armed robberies at Seventh Street convenience stores may be connected, according to the Clovis Police Department. Police have made no arrests and have no suspects in the crimes that occurred four blocks apart in the evening hours of Feb. 15 and Tuesday, said Clovis Police Lt. James […]

Clovis police respond to two bomb threats

CNJ staff Clovis police responded to two bomb threats Wednesday night, but didn’t believe them to be connected. Clovis Community College was evacuated just after 6 p.m., police said, after receiving word of a bomb threat. A separate bomb threat caused an investigation between 9 and 10 p.m. at the Allsup’s of 14th and Norris […]

Heart attack may have killed Clovis man

By Jack King The Clovis man who was declared dead twice on Wednesday became ill at home early in the day and was transported to the hospital by ambulance, his son said Thursday. Felipe Padilla, 94, was first declared dead at Plains Regional Medical Center on Wednesday morning and his body was taken to Muffley […]