Two fires extinguished Monday night

CNJ staff Two separate fires in residential structures kept Clovis firefighters moving Monday night. Just before 4:30 p.m., fire fighters were called to investigate smoke at an apartment complex at 501 Pile Street. About an hour later, the second call came in saying an unoccupied, condemned apartment complex in the area of Second and Ross […]

Chase ends in crash

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The Curry County Sheriff ‘s office is investigating a pursuit that ended in a crash Monday night at State Road 209 and Curry Road 16. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Clovis police began pursuing the vehicle around 9:45 p.m. on Concord Street and the pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed north of Clovis. There were no […]

Boy Scouts fixing bicycles for badges

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CNJ staff photo: KevinWilson Rocky Martin, a coordinator of charity events for High Plains Harley Davidson of Clovis, brings a pair of bicycles into the Scout Center of the Matt 25 Hope Center Thursday night. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Boy Scouts Troop 333 will earn merit badges for community service by fixing […]

Education feature: Cat Grad Night organizers planning to up ante

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A group of community members are working to provide Clovis High School graduates “one last hurrah” for the second year. Not just any last hurrah. A safe one. Cat Grad Night is a lock-in event that provides graduates with a safe, chaperoned environment in which to celebrate. Event organizer […]

Car crashes into house

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Freedom Photo: Argen Duncan Freedom New Mexico Glenn Fuller, front, and Jesse Estrada, both of American Auto Salvage, investigate the best way to remove a mini-van from the front of a house on south Main Street just south of Brady Avenue on Monday night. Clovis Police Sgt. Roger Dial said the driver of the van […]

Oct. 30 -Nov. 5 What's Happening

Friday Fright Night Halloween Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing Zone. Four Seasons of Marriage workshop — 10 a.m. to noon, Airman and Family Readiness Center. Register by Oct. 29. Information: 784-4228. Library Swap Shop — Cannon Library. Drop off gently used items and receive ticket per item. Family Bowl-a-Rama — […]

Felt good to watch the old guy win

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist It all came down to Monday Night football and I choked. This past week was the first time I was a real contender to win the weekly office football pool. After Sunday’s games I was tied with one other guy and we had picked on each side of the Green […]

Home invasion experience still haunts Portales resident

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Freedom Photo: Eric Butler Jo Ann Vickers stands over the spot in her hall where she lie beaten and suffering a broken femur during a March 30, 2008 home invasion. Vickers attackers are serving prison time, but memories of the attack still haunt her. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico It was late on a […]

Oct. 2 Cannon Community

Monday Night Turf Nite — Single airmen are invited to enjoy Turf Nite at 6 p.m. on Mondays at the base chapel. Food and drinks are provide and you can watch the game on a big screen Information: Tech. Sgt. Richard Watson at 784-2507.

Gubernatorial candidate pledges end to corruption

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Allen Weh, Republican candidate for governor, said he plans to bring integrity back to state government. Allen Weh said unraveling corruption and doing away with unnecessary or irrational regulations are top priorities for him if he should become governor. Weh spoke to a group of more than 75 during a […]

Man, woman robbed at gunpoint

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are investigating the Monday night robbery of a man and woman in a parking lot. According to police records, a man called police around 11 p.m. and said a group of suspects pulled him and a female passenger from his car parked at Allsup’s at Seventh and Hull streets and […]

Jailbreak one year later: Into the night

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District Attorney Matt Chandler and other law enforcement held numerous press conference after the escape seek the help of the public in capturing the inmates. News of the escape of eight from the Curry County jail broke worldwide. On Aug. 24, 2008 — a year ago Monday — eight of the most violent inmates held […]

Communities committed to prep football

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PNT Photo: Argen Duncan Portales Rams booster club secretary Chelle Strawn talks with her son, Justin, after the football scrimmage Friday. Justin Strawn, a junior, plays right guard. Chelle Strawn said football is an important part of her family’s life. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Large cheering crowds, sponsorship posters, t-shirts in school colors […]

Meetings watch: City commission approves ‘wish list’ budget

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday night at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s north annex. The following items were included in the consent agenda — items approved unanimously without discussion: • Recommendations from City Manager Joe Thomas for “wish list” budget changes for the fiscal year 2010 budget. From an available pool of about $673,000, Thomas […]

Education digest: CHS senior parent night set

CHS senior parent night set Clovis High School is hosting the class of 2010 senior parent night at 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. The meeting will cover subjects pertaining to graduation and entrance into college such as college entrance exams, college application processes, information on scholarships, financial aid and career exploration. Information: […]

Man killed in single-vehicle crash in Curry County

CNJ staff A man was killed and another is in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash Sunday night on State Road 467. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said the victims’ names are being withheld until next of kin have been notified. Glascock said the crash happened around 9:15 p.m. at a curve near mile marker […]

First Person: Pilot by day, writer by night

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maj. Steve Beattie flies unmanned aircraft for the Air Force and wrote a children’s book in his spare time. Maj. Steve Beattie flies unmanned aircraft for the Air Force and in his spare time, he wrote, illustrated and published a children’s book. And, he’s working on a master’s degree. But […]

War on rodent not without carnage

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist They mostly came out at night. I think it was usually recreational but it might have had something to do with food. The first time I noticed them was a short time after the plumbers had initially turned the drywall in our home into Swiss cheese in order to temporarily […]

Clovis man facing felony drug charges

Freedom New Mexico A 27-year-old Clovis man is facing felony drug charges after task force agents seized nearly a pound of marijuana Monday in a raid at his house. Brandon Johnson was released on $31,000 bond Monday night, jail officials said. He is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine […]

Local LL team wraps up 22-0 season

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson American Orioles catcher Tucker Dobbs high-fives pitcher Derik Kuykendall after the team got out of the first inning in Thursday’s game against the Braves. The Orioles erased a 6-0 deficit to win 17-9 win and finish 22-0. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Thursday night didn’t start well for the […]