Wounds from tragedy not just physical

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer These wounds cannot be seen or felt or touched. But they are just as painful as those that can. Mental health officials said victims of Friday’s tornado can endure the same emotional effects as soldiers in wars. And the mental toll of surviving a disaster can be triggered weeks […]

Notes on tornado happenings

CNJ staff —Clovis 911 dispatchers received an unprecedented number of calls during the period of tornado activity Friday night, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department. During about a half-hour period, 1,043 calls were fielded by dispatchers, he said. Dispatchers field about 200 calls on an average day. A normal shift has […]

Water funding request cut short

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Consideration of just how much project funding is likely this year topped discussions of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority’s monthly meeting Wednesday in Clovis. ENMRWA requested $5 million in Ute Water Project funding from the 2007 New Mexico Legislature thinking the timing was right for their request since […]

Land officials overstep bounds in property battle

By Freedom Newspapers Let’s say government officials want you to turn over a piece of your property to them for free. Let’s say you refuse, arguing that you have no legal requirement to do so. And let’s say the government officials then embark on a harassment campaign to intimidate you into giving them what they […]

Zias find going rough against New Mexico

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University’s foray into Division I softball Tuesday night didn’t go too well. The Zias scored first, but by the second inning they were out of contention and were handed a 19-2 pasting by the University of New Mexico. ENMU (20-18), which had won seven of its previous eight […]

Highlands crushes Hounds

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M — New Mexico Highlands had a run on the board before getting a hit on Tuesday against Eastern New Mexico University. That was certainly bad news for the Greyhounds. Once they started raking, the Cowboys pounded out 26 hits and rolled to a 24-5 rout in a non-conference clash. All […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats sweep Roswell High

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Three extra-base hits produced ninth-inning runs Tuesday night as Clovis High’s softball team defeated Roswell High 8-5 in the first game of a twin bill. The Lady Wildcats then scored early and often in the nightcap, rolling to a sweep with a 12-7 victory. After the Lady Coyotes forced extra innings […]

Assistance available

CNJ staff —The Salvation Army is asking that all households whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Friday’s tornado go to the Curry County Fairground to complete a pink form. The form will give the Salvation Army information regarding their households needs. —New Mexico Bank & Trust is establishing a Disaster Assistance Fund for victims […]

Business Feature: Storm doesn’t demolish will of local business owners

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Clovis Body Shop on South Prince Street is located in one of the hardest hit sections in town. Family members said they plan to rebuild the 50-year-old shop. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A tornado may have torn apart a few buildings and countless cars, but it wasn’t strong […]

FEMA aid process will take time

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Evonne Grantz of the State Office of Emergency Management, left, and Mike Elliott of the Small Business Administration, right, look at a map with Clovis Director of Building Safety Pete Wilt outside Yucca Junior High. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer It could take up to a month to decide […]

First life lost to tornado in Clovis history

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Little remains of a trailer home in South Clovis that belonged to Heleneta Blevins. Blevins died in her son’s home on Sunday after sustaining injuries during Friday’s storm. (CNJ staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Heleneta Blevins died the way she lived — surrounded by what she held most dear, her […]

Great Race returning to Clovis

CNJ staff More than 100 classic cars will cruise into Clovis on July 9 as part of the 25th Anniversary Great Race. The event is a recreation of the legendary 1908 New York to Paris “Greatest Auto Race,” according to www.greatrace.com. The coast-to-coast event, sponsored locally by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, has rolled […]

Gifts great, small all make difference

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I was renting a movie a few weeks ago, and the clerk asked me, “Would you like to donate a dollar to the Muscular Dystrophy Association?” That evening, I agreed and the clerk told me to write my name on the card “so people will know what a sweetheart […]

Opinion: Gifts great, small all make difference

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I was renting a movie a few weeks ago, and the clerk asked me, “Would you like to donate a dollar to the Muscular Dystrophy Association?” That evening, I agreed and the clerk told me to write my name on the card “so people will know what a sweetheart […]

Tornadoes carry blessings after few tragic minutes

By Freedom Newspapers The shock, euphoria and amazement at surviving Friday’s eastern New Mexico tornadoes are slowly changing for residents of Roosevelt, Curry and Quay counties, including the communities of Logan and Clovis. Five days later, our thoughts and energies are focused on cleaning up, rebuilding and moving forward with our lives even as we […]

Opinion: Tornadoes carry blessings after few tragic minutes

By Freedom Newspapers The shock, euphoria and amazement at surviving Friday’s eastern New Mexico tornadoes are slowly changing for residents of Roosevelt, Curry and Quay counties, including the communities of Logan and Clovis. Five days later, our thoughts and energies are focused on cleaning up, rebuilding and moving forward with our lives even as we […]

March 31, 1913

Wilson’s Confectionery on north Main Street was offering “Home made, pure and delightful ice cream candies and confections.” … The Antlers Café, in connection with the Antlers Hotel, offered meals for 35 cents and “special rates for regular boarders.” … H. Bell & Co. promised its cleaning and pressing would be done “under sanitary conditions.” […]

March 30, 1949

Church of the Nazarene was in the middle of a10-day revival. Evangelist C. Wesley Brough’s topics included “Heaven,” “When God quits,” and “Eternal Retribution.” … Clovis High’s baseball team held its second workout of the season. The first workout included clearing the field of brush and debris that had accumulated over the winter. … Miller’s […]

March 29, 1937

The proprietor and an employee of Long Horn Café were facing charges they sold liquor to minors and sold liquor after designated hours. The arrests came on the heels of Clovis Mayor L.J. Stone’s promise to residents that the city would crack down on liquor regulations. … The entire region received 2 to 3 inches […]

March 28, 1960

Sacred Heart High School student Toris Jaeger had won top honors in the biology division at a Roswell science fair. She received a $50 prize and was named an alternate to a national competition scheduled in May. … Clovis was preparing to host the annual convention of New Mexico’s U.S. Highway 60 Association. … Track […]