Summer rainstorm soaks Clovis

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A soccer ball sits in a puddle on the Yucca football field as the St. Michael’s girls soccer team practices before its championship match Saturday against Moriarty. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell Friday night’s thunderstorms prevented Ranchvale farmer Dudley Bailey from harvesting his 150 acres of watermelons on Saturday, but he looked at […]

Railway continues expansion

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The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe expansion of the Clovis rail yard has created 60 new conductor positions. Photo by Eric Kluth By Jack King Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway has hired 60 new people as a result of its recent expansion, “90 percent” of whom are from Clovis, a BNSF spokeswoman said. Spokeswoman Lena Kent said […]

Portales struggles with two drowning deaths

By Mike Linn Frank Davis went from grade-school dropout to successful businessman to worthy of an appearance on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show.” And while his $360,200 purchase of Leno’s celebrity-autographed Harley Davidson motorcycle in 2001 caught the attention of millions, it was his gentle kindness and zest for life that won the hearts of family […]

Harassment suit filed against dealership

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — A Portales car dealership has been named in a federal lawsuit in which four women say they were harassed while they worked at the company. The allegations against Chuck Daggett Motors, now called Big Valley Auto, were made in the lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Phone calls […]

Summer’s last fling

By Gary Mitchell Ernie Kos was struggling with a dilemma for the Labor Day holiday. But it was a pleasant dilemma. “I was torn between going to the lake or to the mountains,” said the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce executive director. “The mountains won out when we checked with the weather man and found […]

Offices close for Labor Day holiday

CNJ Staff All city, county, state and federal offices will be closed Friday and Saturday for the Independence Day holiday. Specifically, the following city offices will be closed Monday: Clovis City Hall, Public Works, the Clovis Area Transit System, the Friendship Center, Baxter-Curren Senior Center and Clovis-Carver Public Library. However, Baxter-Curren Senior Center will hold […]

Group plans 9/11 observance

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis chapter of a national fraternal organization will welcome chapters from across New Mexico on Sept. 11 for a ceremony observing the second anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. At 9:30 a.m., the Woodmen of the World Lodge 41 will conduct a flag presentation […]

Fight at high school leads to arrest

Clovis police responded to a fight Thursday afternoon at Clovis High School, arrested a 15-year-old boy for battery on school personnel, and are obtaining warrants for two others on charges of public affray. According to police reports, a large crowd of students gathered about noon to watch the fight between the 15-year-old male and the […]

Police Blotter 8/31

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: While responding to a one-vehicle crash about 7 a.m. Wednesday at the corner of Manana Boulvard and Harrison Avenue, police found that a car had crashed through a chain link fence and entered a yard. Police smelled alcohol on the driver, a […]

Court Dispositions 8/31

Here are dispositions recorded from July 15 to Aug. 13 in Curry County District Court: • Michael R. Pace, 49, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to distribute a non-narcotic controlled substance, a third-degree felony. Sentenced to concurrent terms totaling 5 1/2 years in state prison with two years parole upon release […]