Roosevelt fire scorches more than 2,000 acres

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Clovis firefighters prepare to hose down the remains of a grass fire along New Mexico Highway 202 Tuesday afternoon. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Shannon Lee said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Staff and wire reports Firefighters were expecting to be up most of the […]

Cancer claims former Clovis resident

A 24-year-old former Clovis resident battling cancer died Friday night in Pullman, Wash., according to family members. Virginia Lee, recently recognized for her research in strengthening wheat crops and awarded an honorary Ph.D. from Washington State University, was featured in a Dec. 24 Clovis News Journal story. Lee was a Clovis native and 2004 Clovis […]

CHS grad battling cancer receives honorary doctorate

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Courtesy photo Virginia Lee, 24, was awarded an honorary Ph.D. in molecular plant science by Washington State University Dec. 13. Lee, a Clovis native, is battling terminal cancer. Sharna Johnson Virginia Lee’s outlook is simple — people were put on earth to help. “If we’re not here to help others what are we here for?” […]

Portales fire guts downtown warehouse, Dollar General

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan A fire broke out Friday morning in a warehouse located on Avenue C and 7th Street. The fire quickly spread to Dollar General as firefighters fought to contain it. Nearby homes were evacuated and some traffic was diverted because of the heavy smoke. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A […]

Grass fire burns 300 acres of pastureland in Melrose

CNJ Staff A grass fire about five miles northwest of Melrose consumed about 300 acres of pastureland Tuesday evening, according to fire officials. The fire started about 7 p.m. between Curry roads 14 and 15 about a mile and a half west of New Mexico 268, according to Melrose Fire Chief Kenny Jacobs. Firefighters had […]

Battling depression not uncommon

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I’ ve tried writing this column many times. I really wanted to come up with something clever to say, or a comment about all that’s going on. But I find myself unable to. I ran through my list of controversial topics to discuss, but even in my present state, […]

Battling depression not uncommon

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist I’ve tried writing this column many times. I really wanted to come up with something clever to say, or a comment about all that’s going on. But I find myself unable to. I ran through my list of controversial topics to discuss, but even in my present state, the excitement […]

‘Special pay’ begins in health sector

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The military medical community, battling shortages in war-critical health professionals including psychiatrists and clinical care nurses, will be the first community in the Department of Defense to use more flexible, responsive “special pay” authorities enacted by Congress nearly a year ago. Other communities — including nuclear and aviation, the enlisted […]

Fire fighters battling Grand Ave. blaze

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Clovis firefighter sprays a burning residence at Grand Avenue and Thornton Street Monday afternoon.

Multiple departments fighting Curry grass fire

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A pile of rail road ties burns as a result of a grassfire that began when someone burned trash Wednesday on County road AB. CNJ staff Firefighters from multiple departments are battling a large grass fire between Clovis and Melrose.

Firefighters monitoring blaze at Curry County dairy

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis firefighters Nate Joy, left, and Jim Austin attempt to contain a fire Thursday at the South Pole Dairy north of Texico. The fire started in a hay barn and the wind spread the fire to a silage pit, according to Capt. Reed Wheeler of the Texico Fire CNJ staff […]