Clovis man dies when vehicle forced off road

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday night after the vehicle he was riding in may have been forced off U.S. 60-84 by another vehicle, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Brandon Vann was a passenger in a 1995 green Ford Explorer traveling west on U.S. 60-84 about four miles west of Clovis […]

Cantaloupe voluntary recall issued

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks David Figueroa, store manager of Lowe’s Supermarket in Clovis, stocks California cantaloupes Tuesday in his produce department. California cantaloupe are not being associated with a deadly Listeria outbreak that state and federal health officials say they have traced to fruit from the Rocky Ford region of southeastern Colorado. Robin Fornoff […]

Ranchvale students paint veterinary hospital

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ranchvale sixth grader Aaliyah Lane adds teeth to her painting of a shark Wednesday on a ceiling tile for the Clovis Veterinary Hospital. Liliana Castillo Ranchvale Elementary School students brought a little bit of color to the Clovis Veterinary Hospital. Twenty-five fourth- through sixth-graders applied their artistic talents to the […]

Two injured in crash

CNJ staff Two Clovis men are in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital following a single-vehicle rollover in Curry County Wednesday night. Hilario Ulibarri, 27, and Hector A. Guzman, 29, suffered head injuries when they were ejected from a 2001 Ford Expedition just before 8 p.m., according to a press release from state police. Police […]

Firefighters battle it out

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Airman 1st Class Matthew Roberts hoists a hose in the firefighter obstacle course. Liliana Castillo The 12th annual Cannon Air Force Base fire muster took place Oct. 8 at Unity Park. The event included only four teams this year. Organizer Bruce Ford, assistant chief of fire prevention on base, said […]

First person: Clovis volunteer toils behind the scene

Andy Ford was named the Clovis Municipal Schools’ volunteer of the year for his dedication to Zia Elementary School’s recycling program. Ford, 60, took charge of the dirty job of cleaning trash out of the school’s can collection trailer nine years ago. Backstage: The award was very nice. There are some people who do things […]

Police still determining cause of Big Valley Ford fire

Police said Saturday they are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that gutted the Big Valley Ford dealership in Portales. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said fire investigators have sealed off the building so they can take their time examining the scene. “Some of the guys who were on scene talked about an […]

Fire guts Big Valley Ford

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said the fire appeared to have started in the attic area. The cause of the fire is under investigation. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico In the second major structure fire in Portales in a week, the roof of Big Valley Ford’s repair shop burned Friday […]

Auto enthusiasts gather for show

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Adrian Martinez, 4, calls his father’s 1964 Chevy Impala Super Sport his car. Tech Sgt. Francisco Martinez said he’s worked and lived in low riders since he was his son’s age. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Staff Sgt. Adam Platt said his 2004 Ford Mustang GT parked in between two […]

CHS grad doesn’t give up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kristle Ford, 19, said she’s excited for graduation. “I can’t believe I made it,” Ford said. A year ago, education was not a focus of Kristel Ford’s life. She said she lacked confidence in her abilities, but with help from school officials, family and friends she turned her academic life […]

’89 Ford just part of lifelong journey

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Mom called to tell me recently that Dad found an old set of my car keys. Judging by her description, they didn’t sound familiar. She handed them to me a few days later, though, and memories reawakened. “Here!” Mom handed me a set of rusty keys held on to a […]

Sept. 16 Wedding

Kos-Spriggs Jeannette Kos of Clovis and Philip Spriggs of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 3, 2007, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. The bride is the daughter of Bryan and Louise Kos of Melrose. She is the granddaughter of Rosemary Smithhisler of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Steve and Debbie […]

May 11, 1942

U.S. Sen. Carl Hatch, a Democrat from Clovis, answered his first Senate roll call of the year after a Feb. 27 car wreck. Hatch, who suffered a back injury in the crash, was “thinner and walking with a cane,” according to newspaper accounts. … Clovis police were searching for a 1934 black V-8 Ford stolen […]

Local resident had chance encounter with Ford

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Jim Garrison, left, talks to his son John on Wednesday about the time he met President Ford over 30 years ago in Grand Junction, Colo. and had a drink with him. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A simple act of kindness, involving a dog and a pocketknife, led to […]

Revered leader leaves legacy of quiet integrity

By Freedom Newspapers Gerald R. Ford, who died Tuesday evening at 93 at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., may have been the most fundamentally decent person to serve as president of the United States during the 20th century. An “accidental” president in that he had not been elected nationally either as president or vice […]

President Gerald Ford dies at 93

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Gerald R. Ford, who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon’s scandal-shattered White House as the 38th and only unelected president in America’s history, has died, his wife, Betty, said Tuesday. He was 93. “My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, […]

Pumpkin damage reported by sergeant

CNJ Staff A Clovis police car was damaged Friday night by a tossed pumpkin, according to police reports. Around 6 a.m. Saturday, Sgt. Douglas Ford called police to report a tail light on his cruiser had been broken when someone threw a pumpkin at it the night before, the report said. Ford told officers the […]

Republican ad provides comic relief

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist Democrats are complaining about a Republican ad that ran in Tennessee making fun of Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. It features mock voters giving dumb reasons to vote for him, such as “Terrorists need their privacy,” “Harold Ford looks nice — isn’t that enough?” and “So he took money from […]

4-2 Reunions

CHS band reunion A reunion for former Clovis High School students who were band members between 1956 and 1969 is scheduled for June 16 and 17 in Clovis. The event will begin with dinner at 6 p.m. on June 16 at Chaparral Country Club. Brunch June 17 will be from 10 a.m. to noon at […]

Firefighters train for flames

If firefighters fall or are injured, motion sensors on their packs trigger a siren to alert their fellow firefighters that they are in need of help. Janet Taylor-Birkey Receiving calls daily, the Cannon Fire Department provides more than relief from fire emergencies. In addition to the obvious job of fighting fires, these Airmen and civilians […]