Juvenile detention center to expand capacity

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Curry County Juvenile Detention Center has increase its capacity by adding Dayroom East, which can hold six additional juveniles. For the first time since capacity was slashed by the state almost two years ago, the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center will be able to house more inmates. County Manager Lance […]

Clovis man sentenced for drug trafficking

CNJ staff A Clovis man has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment for drug trafficking, according to a press release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office. Larry Viera, 40, was convicted by a jury on two counts of possession with intent to distribute an illegal narcotic. Judge Stephen Quinn sentenced him immediately following the […]

County jail administrator fired

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Bean By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Nine months into her tenure, Lois Bean has been released from duties as the Curry County detention administrator. The change, effective immediately, was announced in a press release sent at the close of business Wednesday. Bean, contacted Wednesday night, said she was “still digesting” her dismissal and there […]

Man stabbed at party

Freedom New Mexico An Albuquerque man is in stable condition at a Lubbock Hospital after being stabbed during a party at a Clovis residence Saturday. Police were called around 3 a.m. to the 100 block of Herb Street for a report of a fight in the street in front of a residence, records show. Capt. […]

Man, woman robbed at gunpoint

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are investigating the Monday night robbery of a man and woman in a parking lot. According to police records, a man called police around 11 p.m. and said a group of suspects pulled him and a female passenger from his car parked at Allsup’s at Seventh and Hull streets and […]

New look: Clovis police vehicles getting new decals

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Didi Sotelo of Master Trim applies a new decal Wednesday to a Clovis police vehicles. All 51 police vehicles will receive new decals. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police vehicles are getting a brand new look and the goal is a more professional image. The department has already […]

Aug. 22, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

EPCOG head reinstated following investigation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Fort Sumner greets AFSOC

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers FORT SUMNER — Air Force Special Operations Command personnel were in Fort Sumner Wednesday for an encore presentation of a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Statement for a proposed move to Cannon Air Force Base. With residents in the Fort Sumner vicinity impacted by changes in the use of […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats prep for rematch with Portales

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — While the Portales Lady Rams play their final pre-district tuneup tonight, their Clovis counterparts are glad to be back on the court. Portales (8-7), riding a three-game winning streak, visits Rock Staubus Gym for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff against the Lady Wildcats. Meantime, Clovis (8-5) had a scheduled […]

Surviving in a world of silence

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Jerrdan Jones, 17, of Portales, watches his mother, Darynda Jones, use sign language as she talks. Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Only the loudest sounds penetrate Jerrdan Jones’ world — the rumble of a lawn mower, the rush of a subway train, the buzz of a chain saw and, occasionally, […]

June 4, 2006 Engagements

Amy Leaverton of Clovis announces her engagement and approaching marriage to Justin Johnson of Clovis. She is the daughter of Stan Lassiter of Clovis and the late Rebecca Lassiter of Levelland, Texas. He is the son of Wade Wilson and Sondra Johnson, both of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5:30 p.m. July 2 […]

Ackley, Don

Don Ackley Services: Have been held. Don Ackley, 73, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Aug. 12, 1931, in Lawrence, Kan., to Clarence D. and Opal Benjamin Ackley. He married Mitsue Takada on July 20, 1956 in Tokyo, Japan. He was a housing inspector […]

Toy store winds down

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis location of KB Toys is among 375 stores determined to be “underperforming” or that do not fit strategic plans and are slated for closure, according to a Wednesday press release from the company. A woman who identified herself as a manager said Wednesday evening that local employees were aware […]

Texico seniors learn what they’ve missed

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Texico seniors John Nate Williams (left) and Johnny Rivera have been key contributors to the Wolverines’ 9-0 season, even though both are playing football for the first time since junior high. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner TEXICO — Texico seniors Johnny Rivera and John Nate Williams have been on the sidelines since junior […]

Police blotter 7/13

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Police responded at 10 a.m. Saturday to the 800 block of Connelly and found two pit bulls barking and growling at two residents of a home who were pinned up against their porch. When the officer arrived, the dogs began charging […]