New chief veteran firefighter

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By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Assistant Fire Chief Ray Westerman will be appointed Clovis’ new fire chief on Thursday. “I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Westerman, who will take over for Ron Edwards, who after 31 years in the department will retire on Friday. Westerman, who has been with the Clovis Fire Department […]

One killed in shooting

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A Clovis police officer tends to an unidentified woman on the steps of 1013 Mercury Place where Rick Gallegos was shot Tuesday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King A 47-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday night following a shooting on Sunrise Boulevard in south Clovis. Ricardo “Ricky” Gallegos was pronounced dead at 8 p.m. […]

County and residents at odds over railroad

By Jack King District Court Judge William McBee dismissed two complaints against Curry County Wednesday that had been filed by residents of the Wheaton Street neighborhood south of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks. They had claimed the Curry County commissioners harmed them when they voted to close the Wheaton Street crossing. McBee dismissed […]

Emergency delivery

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Jessica Taylor delivered son Aidan at her home in June, with the help of husband, Aaron, who was being coached by Clovis 911 dispatcher Carolyn Aragon. Photo by Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina When Airman 1st Class Aaron Taylor went into the Air Force on June 19, 2002, he knew he might have […]