Apartment fire’s cause still under investigation

Tonjia Rolan Fire Marshal Allen Silvers said the cause of Wednesday’s fire at Clovis Apartments is still under investigation. He said investigators believe they have the start of the fire traced to an apartment, but the cause is still unknown. Investigators started sifting through the rubble while hot spots were still being put out. “We’re […]

Fire victims assistance meeting

New Mexico Emergency Management Director Kenneth De Los Santos asked that all families displaced by the Clovis Apartment fire meet at the Lighthouse Mission 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Red Cross will assess the needs of fire victims and arrange for temporary housing and other services. Clovis Apartment Manager Judy Portillo said Belle Vista school will […]

Apartment destroyed in fire

CNJ Staff One Clovis apartment was destroyed, but no injuries were reported in a chimney fire Sunday night in the 300 block of Innsdale Terrace. Battalion Fire Chief Mike Nolen said six residents were evacuated from four apartments in the complex, but only apartment B sustained major damage. The fire was reported at 9:16 p.m. […]

Accepting Christ life-changing experience

Judy Brandon It was in the early 1950s, and my parents were in seminary in Kansas City. Our family had the opportunity to live at the seminary with other couples and families. All were full time students at the seminary just like my parents were. We lived on the seminary grounds in apartment buildings that […]

No injuries in apartment fire

CNJ staff Nobody was hurt in a fire Monday night at a Clovis apartment complex. Crews were still investigating the cause of the fire late Monday night at one of four duplex buildings at 928 Cameo St., Battalion Chief Montie Powell said. The 911 call came in around 8:20 p.m. Residents of the neighboring apartments […]

Caretakers say greyhounds adjusting well to campus life

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University students Dallas Ellsworth, left, and Gilbert Valdez show off the university’s new live mascots, Tory, left center, and Vic. Ellsworth and Valdez live with the dogs and expect them to make their official debut Jan. 23 at the men’s basketball game. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New […]

Two fires extinguished Monday night

CNJ staff Two separate fires in residential structures kept Clovis firefighters moving Monday night. Just before 4:30 p.m., fire fighters were called to investigate smoke at an apartment complex at 501 Pile Street. About an hour later, the second call came in saying an unoccupied, condemned apartment complex in the area of Second and Ross […]

Two Clovis Women Sentenced to Serve One Year for Aiding in Curry County Jail Escape

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Robin Kirven, age 40, and Samantha Wallace, age 21, was convicted of Harboring a Felon. The incident stems from August 24th, 2008, when Michael England, along with seven other jail inmates escaped from the Curry County Detention Center. England was awaiting trial for Tampering with Evidence […]

Commission moves ahead with Hotel Clovis proposal

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File photo Commissioners unanimously approved a $13 million proposal to turn Hotel Clovis into an apartment complex. The 78-year-old hotel has been closed since closed since 1983 and in city hands since 2004. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis has owned the Hotel Clovis for nearly five years. City commissioners took […]

Nov. 4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Oct. 26 an officer responded to an apartment in the 2000 block of Norris Street for a loud party.When the officer arrived, several subjects could be seen running into an apartment.The apartment resident allowed the officer to enter the […]

Teenage girls give testimony during second day of murder trial

CNJ Staff Two teenage girls gave testimony for the prosecution Tuesday morning that placed three brothers and two other men at the apartment complex where 10-year-old Carlos Perez was shot and killed more than two years ago. Melissa Sanchez was the first witness in Day 2 of the first-degree murder trial of Edward Salas, 23, […]

Blaze results in no injuries

CNJ staff Clovis fire crews responded Monday night to a fire at an apartment complex. No injuries or deaths were reported in the fire, which caused extensive damage to a bedroom in a duplex apartment on the 1,000 block of Cameo Street. Battalion Chief Ike Burns said the department received the call shortly after 6 […]

Nov. 28, 1948

A one-room furnished apartment located at 320 Edwards could be rented for $5 a week. … Maytag washing machines, ranging in price from $134.95 to $189.95, could be purchased at the Maytag Electric Shop, 110 Main Street. … A slideshow featuring 57 color slides entitled “China’s Changing West” was scheduled to be shown at Trinity […]

Police blotter 10/12/07

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 a.m. Oct. 1 officers responded to an apartment in the 900 block of Gidding for a battery. A woman told the officers her former husband broke into her apartment and began kicking a friend of hers who was sleeping on […]

Oct. 7, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. Sept. 25 an officer responded to a business in the 100 block of Grand Avenue for a theft of services report. An employee told the officer a customer had gone to the bank across the street to get money […]

July 30, 1931

All bids for the $30,000 National Guard Armory in Clovis were rejected by Brig. Gen. Osborne C. Wood. He said the plans would be revised and that a call for new bids would be advertised soon. … A reduction of 1/2 percent in freight rates on grains was announced. … For $15, a furnished apartment […]

Arrest made in homicide

CNJ STAFF Clovis police on Sunday morning arrested a man wanted in connection with Thursday’s homicide. Albert Ramirez, 18, was arrested without incident at 714 W. 13th Street, Apartment A, police said, about 8:30 a.m. He’s accused of shooting Eladio Robledo, 39, who died on Thursday afternoon. Police believe Ramirez shot Robledo, the boyfriend of […]

Man escapes from police

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A fugitive escaped police custody Saturday morning under the guise of helping them recover property stolen in local burglaries, according to a police report. Michael Gutierrez, 22, of Clovis was arrested around 10 a.m. Saturday on an outstanding warrant, the report said. The warrant was for burglary, larceny, conspiracy […]

March 22, 1950

Flowerland, 1007 Main, was preparing to give away gladiola bulbs to those attending Milton Berle’s “Always Leave Them Laughing,” at the State theater. … Gideons across New Mexico were preparing for a weekend gathering at First Presbyterian Church in Clovis. … A small, furnished apartment close to Clovis’ business section was going for $36 per […]

Man arrested on federal warrant

CNJ Staff Officers responding to a domestic dispute report arrested a Portales man on a federal drug trafficking warrant in the early morning hours Thursday, according to police reports. Victor Sotelo, 24, was arrested and booked at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on the trafficking warrant and charges of evading police, the documents read. […]