April 20, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Intersection yield sign problematic

Bahama Bucks on the way

Gary and Jaccie Kraner e-mailed to ask about construction next to Pizza Hut on Prince Street.

Proposal would stop cars from left turns off Commerce

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Vehicles turn left from Commerce Street onto Prince Street Wednesday afternoon. A proposal would extend a median to stop cross traffic from Commerce. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A discussion about repairing the traffic lights at 21st and Prince streets turned into a debate on possible solutions to traffic […]

2-27-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 p.m. Feb. 20 an officer was dispatched to a department store in the 3000 block of Prince Street for a report of battery. A woman said she and her boyfriend encountered his former wife at the store. She said she […]

Feb. 26, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: All Star Dents Location: 908 N. Prince St. What they do: They offer paintless dent repair, hail damage, windshield and door ding repair for vehicles. Also offered for vehicles is an odor elimination system. Who’s in charge: DeLoyce Brothers, and son Zane. Employees: Two. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday […]

Possible bomb threat at bank

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a possible bomb threat this morning at Bank of America on North Prince Street. A bomb threat was reported at the bank on the police scanner at 11:02 A.M. Customers were evacuted from the bank and police have blocked off the parking lot. The bank has received three bomb […]

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 […]

Police probe suspicious death

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The death of a Clovis man whose body was found in a Bloomfield hotel last month is being investigated as suspicious, police said. Donald Prince, 52, was found dead Sept. 14. Bloomfield Police Lt. Mike Kovacs said the case has been classified as suspicious and is still under investigation. […]

Business Licenses: August, September 2007

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in August: Southwest Siding, Windows and Doors Type: Siding Owner: Steve Cox Location: 600 N. Grimes Pattye Austin Insurance Agency Type: Insurance agent Owner: Pattye Austin Location: 3217 N. Prince Matlock Insurance Agency Type: Insurance agent Owner: Matt Matlock Location: 3217 N. Prince Soothing […]

Prince Lounge closing

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Bartender Linda Kelm serves drinks at the Prince Lounge. Owner Kit Pettigrew opened the bar in 1965. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer With money he said he earned gambling, Kit Pettigrew bought one of 12 liquor licenses available in Clovis and opened a bar. More than four decades later, […]

Six charged with alleged inmate beating

CNJ Staff Curry County Sheriff’s deputies charged six inmates at the Curry County Detention center Wednesday in connection with the July 19 battery of another 41-year-old inmate, according to an incident report. The men are each charged with one misdemeanor count of battery, and $500 was added to their respective bonds, the report said. Michael […]

Altercation investigated at adult detention center

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers An investigation is under way after an inmate was injured in an altercation at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Thursday, officials said. Michael Prince, 41, was released on bond and taken to the hospital in the afternoon where he was being treated by emergency room personnel, Sheriff’s Deputy […]

Cameras replace traffic loops

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer What it is: A computerized control system that uses sensor cameras to control traffic at intersections. How it works: The light stays green on the main throughway until vehicles approach from side streets. When vehicles from the side streets approach, the light turns green […]

Bomb threat just a scare

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A Cannon Air Force Base explosive detection dog and his handlers, members of Cannon Security Forces, run away from Bank of America on Prince Street Monday after the dog indicated the possible presence of explosives in the building. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police closed down several blocks […]

Ligion prepares to rock Prince Lounge

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Clovis’ and Portales’ legion of hard rock fans have plenty to get excited about Saturday as the rock band Ligion appears at the Prince Lounge in Clovis. “Melodic hard modern rock is the way I would characterize these guys,” KICA-FM corporate program director and afternoon drive personality Jack Shaw said […]

May 6, 1974

Fire swept through the Ward Brothers Tractor Co. on the Grady highway north of Clovis. One man was injured. Damage was estimated at more than $50,000. … Margaret’s Figure Salon at 1521 N. Prince was promoting “good health and good looks.” … M*A*S*H was among the most popular television shows. Clovis TV Center, 10th and […]

Feb. 13, 2007 Business Digest

Manager: New steakhouse opening by March at latest A Clovis steakhouse featuring certified angus beef on Lexington Road just east of North Prince Street is expected to open late this month or early March, according to the eatery’s manager. Dakota’s Steakhouse is the second Clovis dining establishment by Jim Clark, owner of the Golden Corral […]

Symbol might be ticket to Super Bowl

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sunday’s Super Bowl led me to many questions, more so than other Super Bowl games I’ve watched. I struggled back and forth on whether or not Peyton Manning deserved the MVP award (he did) and whether it was that important to mention the first time two black coaches were […]

Ligion prepares to rock Prince Lounge

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Clovis’ and Portales’ legion of hard rock fans have plenty to get excited about Saturday as the rock band Ligion appears at the Prince Lounge in Clovis. “Melodic hard modern rock is the way I would characterize these guys,” KICA-FM corporate program director and afternoon drive personality Jack Shaw said […]

Officials look to solve intersection congestion

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A new median on North Prince Street from 21st Street to Commerce Way prevents illegal left turns from businesses. Clovis Public Works Director Harry Wang said city officials are considering ways to alleviate congestion. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A new Prince Street median built to eliminate illegal left-hand […]