Man facing multiple charges after car chase

A 24-year-old Clovis man faces multiple charges after a high-speed motor vehicle chase ended when he slammed into a parked vehicle. Among the charges Carlos Lopez faces is a second offense of aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident involving great bodily harm and resisting and evading or obstructing an officer, Curry County Undersheriff […]

Food bank adds office space

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Patricio Garcia, left, and Adam Garcia of Bennett Trucking lift the building off beams Tuesday in front of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. The former Cannon Federal Credit Union building will be used for office space. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer It seems no matter where Sheila […]

Traffic signal changes at Seventh and Pile streets

CNJ staff The city’s Public Works Department has placed stop signs at Seventh and Pile streets for north and southbound traffic and has placed the signal into a flash mode. “The signal is over 50 years old,” Public Works Director Clint Bunch said, “and the traffic department is no longer able to repair it due […]

Parade lights Portales streets

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Ashlynn Idsing, 11, put a styrofoam cone under her hair to mimick the Whos in the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” which was the theme of the C&S Inc. float in Portales’ Lighted Christmas Parade. To view more photos, visit fnm.myc By Mickey Winfield

City to install four-way stop at Main, Manana streets

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Aug. 7, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 a.m. July 27 an officer on patrol in the area of Main and 13th streets observed a vehicle run a stop sign and accelerate at a high rate of speed. The officer located the vehicle abandoned in an alley between […]

City receives grant to repave streets in south Clovis

CNJ Staff The city received about $350,000 Tuesday from the state to repave several streets in the south Clovis area, according to a city press release. The city applied for the Community Block Grant to fund street improvements for low-income residential areas. Public works director Harry Wang said the city hoped to get about $500,000 […]

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 […]

Street stories

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Though many streets inClovis and Portales are named for letters or trees, other streets have more detailed histories. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Streets are the veins of a city. They run throughout the city, dictating where and how the city’s traffic will flow. Though the names of Clovis […]

Morning fire extinguished

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Firefighter Chuck Haman walks across the backyard of a home where a fire occurred Thursday morning. The fire was contained to the utility room of the house and was extinguished quickly, according to Fire Marshal Allan Silvers. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A fire in the home of a local rabbi around 10 a.m. […]

Nov. 20, 1926

W.C. Estes returned from Santa Fe, where he went to a meeting of the board of directors of the New Mexico Automobile Club. … City commissioners made plans to pave the streets of Clovis. … The City Drug Co. sold the “Eugene Wave” hair permanent for women.

Nov. 14, 1975

John Hadley, a Texico cattle grower, defeated Richard Miller to become the president of the Curry County Farm Bureau. … Bob Vinson TV and Appliance Inc., located at 20th and Mitchell streets, offered a microwave cooking cookbook with the purchase of a microwave. … “The Other Side of the Mountain” was playing for the fourth […]

Oct. 9 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 8 p.m. Sept. 29 an officer stopped a vehicle in the area of 10th and Cameo streets for a broken taillight. The driver ran from his vehicle. When the officer caught up to him, the driver had his […]

July 22, 1930

Weather officials reported 3.85 inches of rain flooded the business section of Clovis. … In an advertisement in the Clovis Evening News Journal, Dr Pepper claimed to be “The answer to a maiden’s prayer.” … Orders to raze the Curren building on Main and Second streets were believed to be an indication that Southern National […]

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 […]

Portales streets flooded again

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Water department employees Roberto Sanchez, left, and Daniel Fetterman start a large pump to aid in evacuating water from around a water main break Sunday. The break caused water service to be interrupted overnight for up to 60 percent of the city. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — For the […]

May 4, 1929

The Elks Lodge had broken ground for its new home at Sixth and Mitchell streets. … Dr. S.J. Wright, Welch Grocery and New State Auto were among those encouraging Clovis Evening News-Journal readers to “Go to church or Sunday school Sunday.” … Clovis Floral, at 501 E. Fifth, was suggesting “live potted plants” for Mother’s […]

April 23, 1944

A headline in the Clovis News-Journal proclaimed “Clovis High boys look good in spring football sessions.” … Joe Bosse led the CHS junior class to victory in the annual “tree climb” competition. … U.S. Sen. Carl Hatch and his wife Ruth were returning to their home in Washington after a weekend visit to Clovis Army […]

Resident: ‘I’ve never seen hail like this’

Freedom Newspapers Thunder, lighting and a feisty spell of hail hit the Tucumcari area between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Fluctuations in power flickered lights. Tucumcari Police officers directed traffic at Highway 54 and Route 66 because the signal lights were out. Hail was about three to four inches deep in that area. […]

Letters to the Editor: Weather warrants more equipment, care

Regarding the city of Clovis’ performance in combating the weekend snow: Public Works Director Harry Wang said he feels the town has done a good job dealing with the snow. Apparently neither Wang nor the Public Works Department drove down the majority of side streets in town. I would think with the changing weather pattern […]