One killed in Portales vehicle crash

Freedom New Mexico One person died and a mother and two children were injured in an automobile collision just before 9 p.m. Thursday night on U.S. 70 northeast of Portales. State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said a small pickup truck appeared to have t-boned a small car. The driver of the car was killed, Varnell […]

Police investigating vehicle rollover

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Freedom New Mexico Police are investigating a one-vehicle rollover Thursday night. Police responded to the crash around 11:30 p.m. Clovis police Sgt. Roman Romero said an F-150 truck was involved in a chase with an unknown vehicle before it flipped over. The truck was heading eastbound on 6th street when […]

Spring wind storm kills Clovis man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The National Weather Service warned that the strong winds would result in areas of reduced visibility in blowing dust, which were visible most of the day. A strong wind gust is being blamed for the death of a Clovis man at the Southwest Cheese Plant Freedom New Mexico A spring […]

Homicide victim believed to be Tucumcari truck driver

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Law enforcement had blocked roads to traffic approximately one mile in each direction from the intersection of Sugarbeet Road and State Road 523 on Thursday morning after police discovered a dead adult male in a ditch. CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson Investigators believe a homicide victim found in eastern Curry […]

Truck crash forces cattle roundup

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Truck driver Cody White of Amarillo helps unload cattle from his overturned rig at 7th and Grand Friday morning. Freedom New Mexico

Former Cannon airman pulls truck driver from overturned vehicle

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Dec. 18 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 p.m. Dec. 7 an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Plaza Street for a report of criminal damage. A woman said the night before she heard a loud bang in front of her home. She showed […]

Monster mash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Charles Benz launches over smashed cars during the side-by-side race on Saturday during the Monster Truck rally at the Curry County Fairgrounds Mounted Patrol Arena. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Correspondent Monster truck shows are something new for many Clovis residents. But many were introduced to this form of […]

Monster truck tour coming to Clovis

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Courtesy photo The American Monster Truck Association is bringing its Steel Thunder Tour to Clovis this weekend. Freedom New Mexico The American Monster Truck Association is bringing its Steel Thunder Tour to Clovis this weekend. Five monster trucks and their metal victims will swarm Mounted Patrol Arena at the Curry County Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday […]

Family feud lasted 40 years

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist I was up at the Loring filling station at 21st and Main in 1978 when a furniture truck pulled in and the two men got out and inquired of me where Oakhurst Street was. I gave them directions and then made a few inquires of them, seeing the sign on […]

Cattle trucking requires more than just driving

Years ago we had a cattle truck. My husband was the driver and I was his “booking agent.” Fall, of course, was our busy time. Every rancher who called asked the same question: “Can he be here at daylight?” Naturally, I said he could. There was a slight problem. He drove by himself, so he […]

Amarillo man dead after Monday morning crash

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Amarillo man died Monday morning following a three vehicle crash on East Mabry Drive in Clovis. Donnie Burris died during helicopter transport to a Lubbock hospital for trauma care, according to a press release from Clovis police. The crash occurred just before 7 a.m., the release said. A 2005 GMC Panhandle […]

June 13, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. June 5 an officer responded to a business in the area of 14th and Mitchell streets for an attempted break-in. A man said he had parked his semi-truck behind the store so employees could unload food. While he was […]

May 11, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7:30 a.m. Monday an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of Mabry Drive for a theft report. A man said the tires and rims had been stolen off a vehicle sometime after midnight. The officer noted the truck […]

May 9, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. Saturday an officer responded to the 1000 block of Oak Street for a recovered stolen vehicle. A man said he had found a pickup truck that was stolen from his relative in Portales two days earlier. The officer verified […]

Fire out

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A Clovis firefighter sprays foam over a truck after it veered and overturned November on Wilhite street.

Trash catches fire while in truck

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Firefighter Steve Ervin sprays foam on a burning pile of trash in an empty lot at 14th and Pile Streets around 11:30 a.m. Thursday while city workers look on. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis city sanitation truck driver dumped a burning load of trash at an empty […]

It’s Their Business: Master Trim

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Master Trim By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Master Trim Location: 800 Main St. What they do: They sell truck and car accessories, which include truck signage, bed liners, running boards, tool boxes, anti-theft devices and DVD entertainment systems. Who’s in charge: Ovidio Balli and Scott Rawding Employees: Eight How long in business: They […]

County says no to liquor

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners voted Tuesday in a special meeting against applying for a government liquor license for the fairgrounds and the special event Center. The vote was 3-2. County manager Dick Smith said the liquor license, which is similar to the one the city has for its civic center, […]

Clovis man sentenced for stalking

CNJ Staff A 45-year-old Clovis man will serve six years in prison in connection with a two-year stalking spree, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. Brent Walker pleaded guilty to arson, attempted arson, aggravated stalking, shooting at a dwelling, telephone harassment and tampering with evidence, the release said. Walker harassed his […]