Police standoff ends after three hours

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Police officers try to talk an armed man into surrendering in a field at Hondo and Seventh streets . The pursuit, which started with a traffic stop, lasted almost three hours and ended peacefully behind Bella Vista Elementary School, police said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An armed Clovis […]

AFSOC displays aircraft

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tech Seargent Aaron Brown explained how the CV-22 Osprey operates to James Carter of Clovis at the Cannon Air Force Base static display on Monday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Capt. Mike Holding stood before an aircraft that looked as if it came out of a science fiction movie. […]

8/7 Local Roundup

Texico-Farwell highway closing U.S. 70/84 at the Texico-Farwell state line will be closed at 8 a.m. Monday through 4 p.m. Wednesday for repairs on the railroad crossing, according to railroad and highway officials. Resurfacing is taking place due to the settling of concrete, which is causing a rough crossing, according to Burlington Northern State Railroad […]

Holding Scouts responsible OK, if not opportunistic

Freedom Editorial T he federal government and state of Utah have decided to sue the Boy Scouts of America for $14 million to recover the costs of fighting a 2002 wildfire that members of one troop are suspected of inadvertently setting. That smells suspiciously like scapegoating to us. It’s not necessarily out of line for […]

Bank, holding company merger is terminated

By Jack King Access Anytime Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Clovis’ FirstBank, announced Monday that its proposed merger with First National Bank Holding Company of Scottsdale, Ariz., has been terminated. According to Access Anytime’s Web site, the boards of directors of the two companies mutually agreed to terminate the merger agreement effective Friday upon […]

Holding company to buy FirstBank

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis bank whose history dates back to 1934 has agreed to be acquired by First National Bank Holding Company, a company with subsidiaries in Arizona and Nevada. Norman Corzine, chairman of the board for the holding company that owns FirstBank in Clovis, said the acquisition will be good for Clovis […]