DPS agent arrested

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An agent assigned to the Special Investigations Division of the Clovis Department of Public Safety was arrested Thursday, accused of fabricating police citations. Dolores Ledezma-Pinon, 51, is charged with five counts each of forgery, tampering with public records and disposition of citations. Department of Public Safety Communications Director Peter […]

Construction back on upswing

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Alvie Baca, with Armijo Bricklayers in Portales, mixes mortar for a house on Hammond Drive in Clovis. Baca and fellow workers have been working on the house since Feb. 6. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Construction around Clovis is on the rise. Or, construction around Clovis is declining. It all depends […]

Workers receive back pay

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer For Phyllis Fenn, Chris Edstrom and 19 other former Alex Transportation workers, it was a moment of triumph, amidst a sea of letdowns. The group received about $86,000 in back wages on Wednesday, officials said. According to Fenn and others, problems with their employer began about six months ago […]

3/17 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police initiated a traffic stop Friday in the area of Rio and Jefferson streets. Upon approaching the car, the officer smelled marijuana. The subject stated that he had not been smoking, but another subject had been riding in his car earlier and […]

Former fire chief, city settle

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ STAFF WRITER Former Clovis Fire Chief Sam McCallie has agreed to a $15,000 settlement with the city of Clovis and its city manager after attempting to sue for wrongful termination in January 2003. McCallie’s lawyer, Eric Dixon of Portales, said the city also agreed not to challenge $9,000 in unemployment compensation. […]

Police Blotter 3/12

A junior high assistant principal called police about 10:45 a.m. on March 5 regarding a 13-year-old male student with four marijuana joints. Police informed the student’s father that he would be suspended from school and issued a juvenile citation for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana when he returned. Shortly after noon, police […]

New business licenses issued

The following business licenses were issued by the city of Clovis between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31. Clovis Family Healthcare Center 912 W. 21st. St. owner: Dr. Jon Shrader Dennis W. Baker Insurance Agency 807 Lexington St. owner: Dennis W. Baker The Tin Roof 2521 Fairway St. owner: Kim Ward Carylon Davis 2017 Glenarm St. […]

Police Blotter 10/24

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded about 4 a.m. Saturday to a reported rollover crash with injuries at a store parking lot entrance. Two men were standing next to a black Honda on its side in a large drainage area north of Llano Estacado. The driver […]