Fair vendors ready for annual event

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers The life of a traveling concessionaire can be exhilarating. So says Pat Cumings of Fritch, Texas, who arrived at the Curry County Fairgrounds on Sunday with the trailer she calls “Pat’s Yum-Yum Hut.” “When you’re working in the trailer during the fair and you get a line of people, then […]

One killed in shooting

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A Clovis police officer tends to an unidentified woman on the steps of 1013 Mercury Place where Rick Gallegos was shot Tuesday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King A 47-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday night following a shooting on Sunrise Boulevard in south Clovis. Ricardo “Ricky” Gallegos was pronounced dead at 8 p.m. […]

Police Blotter 11/16

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to a report that paintballs were being shot at cars passing the 1100 block of South Prince. Officers found numerous broken paintballs and splattered blue paint in a front yard on the block and a large […]

Police Blotter 7/24

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A Clovis woman getting ready to leave for a job interview at about 2 p.m. Friday forgot some items she needed for the interview, left her car running while she went into her apartment at the 1000 block of MLK to […]

Mother arrested when children found abandoned, malnourished

By Janet Bresenham By Janet Bresenham CNJ STAFF WRITER janet_bresenham@link.freedom.com A Clovis mother of two was arrested Saturday after police found her 8-month-old daughter abandoned, dehydrated and malnourished inside a travel trailer, police said. The baby, in critical condition late Saturday, was flown by medical helicopter to University Medical Center in Lubbock, said Clovis Police […]

Trailer washing outfit fined by EPA

Jack King The New Mexico Environment Department has charged a Clovis cattle trailer washout facility with violating the state Water Quality Act and charged it a $483,994 fine. NMED Communications Director Jon Goldstein said Bigger and Better Septic Tanks of Clovis dumped wastewater and contaminated water from its trailer washout facility into unlined lagoons. Darin […]