Reporter’s Notebook: Clovis woman wins $50k

Gary Mitchell A Clovis woman has won $50,000 playing the New Mexico Lottery’s “$50,000 Money Game,” introduced two weeks ago. The winner requested anonymity when she presented her winning ticket at lottery headquarters in Albuquerque last week. The winner said she’s a loyal player of the scratcher games and shared the strategy she uses when […]

Defense attacks alleged rape victim’s memory

By Mike Linn Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal has opted to withhold the name of the alleged victim in this case. The story contains some graphic descriptions that some readers may find objectionable. PORTALES — The alleged victim in the first of five rape cases against a Clovis man said Thursday in Portales district […]

Police Blotter 8/29

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A 53-year-old Clovis man came to the police department Monday morning to report a possible case of credit card fraud. The man said he wrote a $49 check to a Florida company in July that said it would open a credit card […]

Police Blotter 8/24

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to the 700 block of Tierra Blanca about 9 a.m. Monday when a 43-year-old Clovis man reported that his 35-year-old nephew from Clovis had kicked open his door and begun fighting with him over allegations involving the nephew’s girlfriend’s daughter. […]

Police Blotter 8/22

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police arrived at Plains Regional Medical Center about 1 a.m. Sunday morning following up on a sexual assault complaint. According to police reports, a Clovis woman arrived home with her boyfriend after work on Saturday, put her young son to bed, and […]

Police blotter 8/17

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A Clovis mother called police about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday after her 8-year-old son told her three older boys tried to set him on fire near their home at the 2900 block of Virginia Avenue. The boy told police the older boys held […]

Woman arrested in stabbing incident

By Darrell Todd Maurina Two onlookers chased down and captured a woman from Missouri who stabbed her daughter-in-law about 11 a.m. Thursday morning, according to Clovis police reports. Clovis Police Capt. Dan Blair said the daughter-in-law, Dawn Southern, 28, of Clovis, was treated and released at Plains Regional Medical Center following the incident outside an […]

Police Blotter 8/8

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: After a two-vehicle crash about 9:45 a.m. on July 30 that slightly injured a 65-year-old Clovis woman, Clovis police cited a 19-year-old Clovis man for following too closely. Police reported that the man was northbound on Prince Street in a GMC pickup […]

Time for a refresher on the Golden Rule

By Judy Brandon Several months back, I had an appointment in town. I arrived about 30 minutes ahead of time really hoping to get in a bit early. The waiting room was not that large, but there were about 10 chairs. After signing in at the desk, I turned to find a chair and saw […]

Police Blotter 7/23

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: After receiving a call about noon on Wednesday that a woman was threatening to throw herself in front of traffic on the 1600 block of East Second Street, police separated a feuding couple staying in a Clovis hotel. Police left after […]

Friends say volunteer leaves a legacy of service

By Gary Mitchell Karen Shayotovich left a lasting impression on everyone she met, according to family and friends. Karen Sue Shayotovich, 59, died June 21 at her home in Clovis after a valiant struggle against cancer. A two-time cancer survivor, the last battle took its toll. “She had a long, hard fight, but none of […]

Police blotter 6/25

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Police responded about 2:30 a.m. on June 15 to the 1300 block of Hickory where a pregnant woman reported that her ex-boyfriend broke into the house and began yelling and pulling her hair with her children present. — Police arrived at […]

Police blotter 6/22

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A 17-year-old Clovis woman flagged down police on June 14 while they were driving past the county courthouse to report that she had been attacked by another Clovis woman. The second woman claimed the first had been driving by her place […]

Police blotter 6/20

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Early Friday morning, police responded to the 800 block of Sheldon after a battery incident. According to the victim, a former roommate had opened a window, gotten into the home, and concealed himself under the bed. The former roommate then began […]

Police blotter 6/19

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: After receiving a 911 call Thursday afternoon reporting a fight in progress between two women at the 300 block of Sheldon, police caught up with one woman who said a second woman had stolen her purse. When the first woman refused […]

Clovis woman embarks on mission trip to Mexico

By Gary Mitchell Kizzy Vigil says Mexico changed her life. Maybe it was the day Vigil spent with the medical team. “The medical team consisted of two doctors and a dentist who would travel to different clinics to provide free health care,” she said. “I went along with the medical team on Wednesday to be […]