Letters to the editor: Intersection block hurts businesses

Intersection block hurts businesses Driving up North Prince Street recently, I noticed some roadwork was going on ahead of me near the Texas Avenue entrance to Wal-Mart and the retail center. I continued up the street and turned left into another entrance. Later I drove back to the intersection and was shocked at what I […]

Lack of cooperation slows shooting investigation

By CNJ Staff Lack of cooperation from victims and witnesses is stunting an investigation into a shooting Wednesday night on Mora Street. Around 5:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Mora for multiple reports of shots fired. Police believe a home that had just been burglarized a block over was the target […]

12-20 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 p.m. Dec. 4 officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of Fourth Street for a domestic dispute. A man met them outside the residence, bleeding from a wound on his head. He told them he had been drinking […]

Police make arrest in fatal shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller views a 10th Street apartment where a body was found Tuesday morning. Police have classified the death as suspicious. By Liliana Castillo and Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writers A 37-year-old Clovis man was arrested Tuesday and charged in the shooting death of Gary Gill, 48, […]

Churches will ‘Rock the Block’

Courtesy photo Live music, bounce houses, face painting and food are all part of the free fun at the Rock the Block party on Saturday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Three churches in north Clovis are teaming up to host a block party on Saturday. The pastors of Highland Baptist Church, Kingswood United Methodist […]

10/7 Portales police blotter

A sampling of calls received by the Portales police department from Oct. 2-4: Oct. 2 9:11 p.m., caller at Jake Lopez Community Center said she was fighting and screaming for a male to get off and leave her alone. No incident report filed. 11:42 p.m., caller at 1100 block of Leo Drive reported a strange […]

Police blotter — Sept. 3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Noon Aug. 18 an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Holmberg for a domestic dispute. A man said he and his wife were arguing and she threw Gatorade at him, then hit him in the mouth with the bottle. The officer […]

Police blotter: June 26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. June 5 an officer responded to a state office in the 1600 block of North Prince Street to arrest someone for a probation violation. A probation officer told the officer a man told her he killed a dog with […]

Woman arrested in Clovis homicide

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Robbin Banister By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clifford Webber’s last words as he lay dying of a stab wound to the chest were “I love you,” according to the woman accused of killing him. Robbin Banister, identified as the 37-year-old Webber’s girlfriend, is charged with murder, two counts of tampering with evidence and conspiracy […]

United Way hosting block party

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is hosting a block party Saturday to raise money for a new playground at the Grand Avenue Homes community. According to a press release, money will be raised through a “Duck Drop.” Individuals can purchase a square for $20 and when all squares are sold, a duck will […]

Storm dumps hail, rain on Portales

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Portales got some much needed rain, but some residents took a battering in the process. Heavy rain caused problems in troublesome areas of town with flooding leading the Police Department to block off roadways. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said they had to block off Third Street and Kilgore Avenue […]

Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. April 22 an officer responded to a medical facility in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard for a theft report. A security man said someone had stolen a 42-inch flat screen television off the wall around […]

4/15/09 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. April 2 an officer responded to a school in the 400 block of Davis Street for a forgery report. A school administrator said a parent of a fifth grader had turned in three doctors notes to the nurse but […]

April 12, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight March 31 an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Hickory for a burglary report. A woman said she came home and called out for her boyfriend but he didn’t answer so she went out back to […]

March 26, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. March 12 an officer on patrol in the area of Seventh and Gidding Streets noticed a vehicle being driven erratically. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it sped up, running at least one stop sign before crashing […]

March, 17, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 a.m. March 1 an officer responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Axtell for a report of prowler. A woman said there was a male in the yard across from her home. The officer found the male hiding […]

March 15, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. Feb. 26 an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Yucca Avenue for a report of theft. A man reported he found a gas cap several feet from his vehicle and believed someone had siphoned gas. […]

March 5, 2009 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. Feb. 18 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of North Prince Street for a report of embezzlement. A manager said an employee had been taking merchandise, his cash drawer had been short and there was […]

Amos the churchmouse: amos overcomes writer s block

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the other day i stumbledacross a ripped-out pagefrom the m encyclopediaboss and it intrigued me on the ripped-out pageit had a picture of apainting […]

Two men report robbery, assault

PNT Staff Report Two men were assaulted and robbed Saturday in the 800 block of University Drive near Eastern New Mexico University, according to Portales police. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said James Williams of Clovis and Robert Powell of Portales were accosted about 10 p.m. by two males. The victims told police they were […]