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. […]