Construction back on upswing

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Alvie Baca, with Armijo Bricklayers in Portales, mixes mortar for a house on Hammond Drive in Clovis. Baca and fellow workers have been working on the house since Feb. 6. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Construction around Clovis is on the rise. Or, construction around Clovis is declining. It all depends […]

Officers posting notices in crackdown on weeds, debris

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The yellow and blue yard signs seen around town recently are not advertising real estate or garage sales. They are part of the city’s effort to beautify Clovis by strictly enforcing codes related to weeds and debris. According to city officials, the “code crackdown” began on Nov. 1. The […]

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 […]

Officials planning ordinance crackdown

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According to city codes, weeds and grass must be kept below 12 inches and alleyways must be kept clear of debris. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer City officials plan to step up the battle to rid Clovis of overgrown lawns and unsightly rubbish. Starting Nov. 1, the city will begin […]

City civic center expected to be completed by mid-December

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Lanny Gass of Clovis hangs wire for decorative sheet rock Tuesday at the Clovis Civic Center located on the north side of Seventh Street near Schepps Boulevard. The civic center is scheduled to open by mid-December. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A light coat of tan dirt covers the site […]

Local entertainment club closed down

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer A local entertainment club is relocating its music events to the Lyceum Theatre on Main Street after its previous establishment was closed down by the city of Clovis for operating without a business license. The city closed down a warehouse known as The Hole at 1505 Mabry Dr. on […]

Clovis man sentenced to eight years

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man convicted of voluntary manslaughter in September was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday by a district judge. James Rogers, 44, received the maximum for voluntary manslaughter of six years, an additional year for a firearm enhancement and another for aggravated circumstances. A Curry County jury […]

Judge postpones mansalaughter sentencing

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A district judge on Monday postponed the sentencing of a Clovis man convicted of voluntary manslaughter, saying he needed a diagnostic evaluation of the defendant before making his decision. District Judge Joe Parker said he would like to learn specific anger issues that affect James Rogers, 43, of Clovis. […]

Clovis man convicted on manslaughter

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James Rogers By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A Clovis man was convicted of voluntary manslaughter last week. The victim’s mother had hoped for more. James Rogers, 43, of Clovis, was convicted on Friday of shooting and killing David Wilt, 47, on Sept. 9, 2003, in a mutual friend’s home at 4220 N. Prince Street. […]

Wilt, David

David Wilt Services: Have been held. Mr. David Michael Wilt, 47, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 23, 1955, in Ardmore, Okla., to Peter Charles and Anita Kipp Wilt. He came to Clovis in 1960 and graduated from Clovis High School in […]

Victim’s sister: ‘Part of me’ gone

Darrell Todd Maurina Police said an ongoing “situation” throughout the day on Tuesday may have led to Clovis’ latest homicide, but they offered no details. James Rogers, 42, was charged with open murder on Wednesday in connection with Tuesday evening’s shooting death of David Michael Wilt, 47, outside a home at 4220 North Prince. Police […]