Investigators rule fire accidental

CNJ staff A fire that gutted Clovis Apartments and displaced 12 families Feb. 1 was ruled accidental by the Clovis fire marshal. “The fire originated in the attic space above apartments 93 and 95 of Building 8 and was not intentionally set,” Fire Marshal Allan Silvers said in a press release. Silvers said the purpose [...]

Twelve families displaced by Clovis Apartments fire

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Firemen from the Clovis Fire Department take time Wednesday to rest and regroup before continuing their battle with the fire at the Clovis Apartments. Tonjia Rolan Nathan Alvarado was home with his 5-year-old son Kaiden and his mother, Angela Copeland, when the fire started Wednesday morning at the Clovis Apartments. [...]

Press release: Police arrest two in stabbing case

Two local Clovis men identified as 24 year-old Kenneth Lamar Nash and 25 year-old Angelo Vargas were arrested Monday morning, September 27, 2010 on charges of Felony Aggravated Battery and Felony Aggravated Burglary stemming from a burglary and stabbing incident at Clovis Apartments on the afternoon of September 18, 2010. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on [...]

Group hosting outreach block parties

CNJ staff Christian Believers is hosting two community outreach block parties. The first is July 24 at Gatewood Apartments on W. 15th Street. The second is Aug. 28 in the Clovis Apartments on W. Grand Street. The group is seeking volunteers to help with program setup, games, food, music, supplies and teardown. To volunteer or [...]

Volunteers sought to build playground

CNJ staff The United Way is looking for volunteers to build a playground at the Grand Avenue Apartments Saturday, according to a news release. The project is sponsored by the United Way’s Day of Caring Committee. Installation of the playground will begin at 8 a.m. Volunteers are need to help build, clean, paint and move [...]

Police investigate drive-by shooting

Freedom New Mexico A Texas man was shot in the leg during a Saturday night drive-by shooting at the Grand Avenue apartments. Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said around 8:30 p.m. William Mitchell was struck near the buttocks by a .45 caliber bullet that bounced up from the pavement. “When the shooting started, he grabbed [...]

New care facility opening in Clovis

By Jean Verlich: CNJ new editor A new adult residential care facility will help fill the need for assisted living in Clovis when it opens late next year, according to the project coordinator. Prairie Meadows will be built on Dillon Street next to its sister facility, Retirement Ranch. Four buildings each will house two one-bedroom [...]

Bell, Mary

Mary Elizabeth Bell, 84, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 14, 1922, to Clayton and Martha Ryan Reed in Clovis, she married Maurice “Fud” E. Bell on July 17, 1937, in Farwell. She was the owner and manager of the Mirador Apartments on 21st Street. She was a member [...]

Man shot dead near apartment complex

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Clovis Police Officer Timothy Marshall stands in the doorway as detectives seach for evidence at Clovis Apartments at the scene of Saturday’s homicide. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A 31-year-old Clovis man died early Saturday morning after suffering several gunshot wounds, police said. Officials said Tony Parker was shot about [...]

Apartment residents find windows bashed

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This blue Chevrolet is one of at least 10 vehicles parked at the Clovis Apartments that were vandalized early Saturday morning. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Residents of Clovis Apartments awoke early Saturday morning to find that windows in at least 10 vehicles had been shattered. Resident Jackie Brown, a retired [...]