Portales gas leak evacuees allowed to return home

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Portales firefighter Rick McNally is stationed near the site of a gas leak Tuesday afternoon on North Boston in case of a fire or explosion. Alisa Boswell A handful of Portales residents were allowed to return to their homes about 5 p.m. Tuesday after being evacuated earlier in the day […]

One family’s home saved by inches; another consumed in fire

Brian Victor, who lives off Highway 467 just before the Roosevelt County line, said the fire came within inches of his home. Victor said he and most of his family were in Clovis around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, preparing to go to the movies when he received a phone call telling him his home area was […]

Wildfires force evacuations

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Travis Reynoles of the Texico Fire Department puts his gear on Saturday night at the Milnesand Fire Department as he prepares to be called out to a grass fire which started 15 miles north of Tatum. The fire was estimated to have burned 500 acres. Freedom New Mexico Wind-whipped wildfires […]

School official: False alarm at Zia elementary

Students at Clovis’ Zia Elementary school are returning to class after a fire alarm sounded about 10:20 a.m. today.

Police department evacuated after gas leak

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said the Clovis police department was evacuated for two hours this morning. A construction crew struck a gas line while working on plumbing in the building next door to the department. There were no injuries. The building was evacuated from about 9:30 to 11:30 am., Whitney said.

Portales homes evacuated for gas leak

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Portales — A natural gas leak Monday morning on Yucca Drive led to the evacuation of several homes. A city of Portales crew digging in an alley in the 100 block of Yucca Dr. hit a PNM gas line about 8:30 a.m., causing the leak, according to city and […]

Bomb threat reported at Bank of America

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Police officers stand outside Bank of America on North Prince Tuesday after it was evacuated because of a bomb threat around 1 p.m. No bomb was found and the bank reopened around 3 p.m. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Bank of America received its third bomb scare in […]

4/12 Local roundup

Man struck by vehicle listed as stable A 22-year-old Clovis man who was hit by a vehicle while walking Monday night was in stable condition Tuesday at a Lubbock hospital, according to a Clovis Police Department press release. Gary Pacheco was struck about 8:20 p.m. while walking on Elm Street by a vehicle driven by […]

Fire near Logan chars 8,000 acres

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer When O.B. Coffey saw smoke rising south of his home on the south side of Ute Lake in Logan on Saturday afternoon, he took a hose and wet things down around his home. A short while later, a sheriff’s deputy knocked on Coffey’s door. “The sheriff’s deputy came … […]

ENMU campus evacuated after receiving bomb threat

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University campus was evacuated Friday morning after the Portales Police Department dispatcher received a bomb threat, according to school officials. After a three-hour search with nothing suspicious found, the campus was re-opened around 1 p.m. Campus police and resident hall assistants evacuated faculty and students from […]