Jan. 12, 1966

Workers were busy pouring concrete for a new post office at Fifth and Gidding streets. The federal building was going to cost $900,000. … Samuel Neff, James W. Messer, Allan Haynes and T.J. Glenn were among Clovis doctors planning to attend a medical conference in Santa Fe. One of the main speakers was to address […]

Jan. 9, 1946

Chamber of Commerce directors were struggling with community issues that ranged from overcrowded schools and inadequate teacher salaries to dark city streets and the need for a municipal airport. … A Clovis man who lived at 212 Connelly was fined $100 and had his driver’s license suspended for one year after he was convicted of […]

Bumpy road ahead for Clovis streets

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A large crack stretches across the northbound lane of North Prince Street at the intersection of Llano Estacado Boulevard. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Past the housing units, the businesses and the hospital, West 21st Street turns to dirt. Young rancher Fred Davis lives on that dusty road, and he […]

Suspect’s cousin says portrayal unfair

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The cousin of a suspect wanted by police in connection with a homicide Wednesday feels his relative is being unfairly portrayed. Javier Martinez believes his cousin Tony Martinez must have been acting in self-defense if he shot and killed Hugo Ochoa, 32, as police allege. Ochoa was found dead […]

Immigrants looking for chance for living

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Si se puede! “Yes, we can!” “Yes, it can be done!” However you translate these three words, this was the chant that led many Latinos to take to the streets and the fields in the 1960s and 1970s to demand better working conditions for farm workers and civil rights for […]

City adopts new standards for metal buildings

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The idea is to improve the appearance of Clovis. The means is upsetting to at least one city official. In a Nov. 3 meeting, city commissioners approved the adoption of an ordinance that will mandate the minimum design standards and guidelines for metal buildings. The vote was 7-1. City […]

Clovis man shot in face

CNJ staff A 25-year-old Clovis man was listed in serious condition Thursday night at a Lubbock hospital after being shot in the face earlier in the afternoon. Officers discovered Richard Dattilio on the front porch of 516 East Fifth St. with single gun-shot wound. Dattilio was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center for treatment, and […]

Ticket process for BRAC hearing finalized

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Guidelines for next week’s Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing in Clovis have been cemented by local leaders, who have set strict guidelines for public appearance and conduct at the meeting where New Mexico congressional delegates, members of the Committee of Fifty, and DLA Piper will fight to keep […]

Summer of road projects ahead for city, county

CNJ staff Clovis and Curry County will be busy with road projects this summer, according to city and county officials. The majority of city projects will be on residential streets, said Public Works Director Harry Wang, where they will overlay current roads with a hot mix asphalt. The residential street projects are all funded through […]

Clovis man struck, killed while walking

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A hat sits in the road as Clovis Police officers investigate the scene at the corner of Thornton and 10th Streets in Clovis where a pedestrian was killed Friday evening. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff A Clovis man was killed by a vehicle Friday evening at the intersection of 10th and Thornton streets. […]

Democratic protests mask intolerance

By Thomas Sowell The enraged speeches and street disorders across the country that accompanied the inauguration of President Bush may tell us more than we want to know about what is happening to this country. The media dignify these outbursts by calling them “protests” but what are they protesting? That they lost the election? Doesn’t […]

Where do you stand in times of controversy?

Freedom Newspapers “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King III is today 8 years older than his father was when he was assassinated at age 39 in 1968. But even as the younger King ages, his father’s cause of racial […]

New Mexico tops in pedestrian deaths

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer In a report released Thursday from the Surface Transportation Policy Project, New Mexico was shown to top the nation for number of pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents. STPP reported the state’s fatality rate at 3.01 pedestrian traffic deaths per 100,000 residents. The national rate is 1.68 per 100,000, according […]

KGB: A dangerous game of hide and seek?

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CNJ illustration: Rick White, Eric Kluth By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Police say newest teen rage is unsafe; players say it keeps them out of trouble. The streets, alleys and lawns of Clovis serve as the playing fields. The players are high schoolers, college students and young adults. The point is to go undetected […]

Mini bikes ruling roads

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Billy Hernandez, 12, right, and his brother Jesse, 9, ride their mini-chopper bikes in the parking lot Monday at Farwell High School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer They’re the trendiest wheels on the road. But yes, you do need a license to operate a pocket bike on Clovis’ streets. And […]

After drug lapse in Colombia, let’s rethink drug war

Freedom Editorial W hite House “drug czar” John Walters recent ly lapsed into a moment of candor about Plan Colombia, the five-year, $3.3 billion expenditure of U.S. taxpayers’ money that was supposed to — finally — reduce cocaine manufacturing in Colombia and availability in the United States. As AP reporter Dan Molinski wrote, “After flying […]

Mini bikes trendy way to travel

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By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers They’re only 3 feet high and can travel at 35 mph., and they’re catching on as trendy transportation for children and young adults. But Clovis police warn not just anyone may legally operate “pocket bikes” on Clovis’ city streets. “The pocket bikes are motor vehicles,” Clovis police Lt. Ron Hutchison […]

Police blotter: May 16, 2004

While patrolling near the corner of 21st and Thornton streets about noon on May 8, police noticed a black 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup that appeared to be the same one reported missing earlier in the day. Police stopped the truck and asked the driver, who was an employee of the dealership that had reported […]

New electric cars met with concern, applause

By David Arkin A bill signed by the governor that will allow electric cars to be driven on city streets and highways is receiving mixed reviews. The bill, which was crafted by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and signed into law by Richardson last week, would allow “neighborhood electric cars,” which are four-wheeled electric motor vehicles […]

King’s message still rings true today, tomorrow

King’s message still rings true today We’re bound to hear all sorts of interpretations today of where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream stands. One needs only look around to see that anyone who wants success can achieve it today. The night before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., King told sanitation workers […]