Police investigate drive-by shooting

Freedom New Mexico A Texas man was shot in the leg during a Saturday night drive-by shooting at the Grand Avenue apartments. Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said around 8:30 p.m. William Mitchell was struck near the buttocks by a .45 caliber bullet that bounced up from the pavement. “When the shooting started, he grabbed […]

Local postal workers organize food drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers is gearing up for its 17th annual food drive May 4-9. Andres Montoya, coordinator of the drive in Clovis, said last year’s drive netted 8,647 pounds as part of a nationwide drive that gathered more than 73 million pounds. Montoya said this year’s goal is 12,000 pounds. Nonperishable food […]

Drive-in movies make me hostage

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist The slightest cue can spark a moment of nostalgia for me these days, such as the sight of a step van reminding me of going to the drive-in movie in a bread truck. I guess the first thing to do is make sure those under 35 or so know what […]

Program trains teen parents

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Martha Torres, an eighth grader from Marshall Middle School, holds her newborn son at the hospital Friday. Torres, 15, said a teen parent program has taught her about everything from nutrition and health to how to read to and play with her baby. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As […]

Drive offered peek at nature’s beauty

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist It was a brief respite but last Sunday’s rainstorm provided us with hope during a long dry winter. The evidence of that hope was everywhere as the wife and I rose before daylight Monday for a trip to Lubbock. The night before the rare February thunderstorm had left us eating […]

Woman foils burglary attempt

CNJ staff Clovis police say a woman fired two shots Friday at two men trying to break into her home on the 700 block of Comer Drive. It hasn’t been determined if either suspect was hit. Police responded to a call at the residence around 12:34 p.m., according to a department police report. A 23-year-old […]

Small businesses finding ways to survive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Twin Cronnies employee Jennifer Chavez checks an order before running drinks out to a waiting customer. The Twin Cronnies is one of several regional businesses making changes to cope with the recession. By Gabriel Monte and Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Despite having to increase his prices, cut staff and shorten […]

Nobody’s set apart to be better

Even though it has been many years ago, I still remember some of the experiences our family had when we lived in Kansas City, Kan. One such experience is when we would go to pick up mother in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Mother taught part-time at a business college. She went to seminary […]

Clovis Community College sponsoring blood drive

Find the HERO in you! Every two seconds, someone needs blood. This year alone, as many as five million patients will require blood transfusions. You can help!

Dec. 18 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 p.m. Dec. 7 an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Plaza Street for a report of criminal damage. A woman said the night before she heard a loud bang in front of her home. She showed […]

Nov. 21 Religion Digest

Church hosting child gift drive National collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 17-24. Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, which supplies needy children worldwide with Christmas presents. The project delivers 8 million gift-filled shoe boxes to children in more than 100 countries, according to an […]

Reporter’s notebook: Residents organizing slipper drive

Two local residents are organizing a slipper drive to help senior citizens in Curry County keep their feet warm this winter. Jo Eyster and Kimberly Clark are taking donations to purchase slippers and hope to be able to purchase and deliver 4,500 pairs by Dec. 15. Slippers will be given to seniors in retirement homes, […]

Oct. 31, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 a.m. Oct. 23 an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of Mabry Drive for a larceny report. A manager said when he arrived at work he discovered a customer’s vehicle sitting on the ground with its tires […]

Community fan drive being held

CNJ staff The Print Shop, High Desert Honda and United Way of Eastern New Mexico are sponsoring Community Fan Drive 2008 from June to September. Many older individuals and families with small children sit in sweltering houses during hot New Mexico summers without air conditioning or even a fan, according to a United Way news […]

April 18, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 a.m. Sunday officers were dispatched to a fuel station in the 4000 block of Mabry Drive for a possible DWI. A man was found sleeping in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. The man said he was just trying to […]

April 4, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. Saturday an officer was flagged down in the 1500 block of Mabry Drive. The driver of a vehicle said one of his passengers had been injured by a beer bottle thrown into his window. He said he had stopped […]

3-14-08 Police Blotter

Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2:30 a.m. Saturday an officer was dispatched to a restaurant in the 4000 block of Mabry Drive for an assault report.

Clovis Community College: Jan. 30 Blood Drive

Clovis,NM–Old Man Winter is overstaying his welcome in  Clovis and the area’s residents are gearing up for a community blood drive to help avoid possible blood shortages this month. Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps, is having a blood drive, on Wednesday, January 30th, in the Commons, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  You must be […]

Street stories

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Though many streets inClovis and Portales are named for letters or trees, other streets have more detailed histories. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Streets are the veins of a city. They run throughout the city, dictating where and how the city’s traffic will flow. Though the names of Clovis […]

Dec. 16, 1957

An 18-year-old Clovis boy suffered minor injuries when the car he was driving crashed through a backstop at the baseball diamond at Main and Yucca streets. … Members of the Clovis First Presbyterian Church celebrated 50 years of Presbyterianism with special services. … The special at Foxy Drive In was “fox legs in a basket” […]