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 […]

Dec. 23, 1971

Curry County inmates decorated the main cell block for Christmas, using aluminum “poptops” from canned beverages, icicles and pine branches. … Burns Agency, 420 Mitchell, claimed to offer “good insurance from good insurance companies.” … CHS seniors Cathy Flory and Donald Young were named Clovis High School band queen and king.

Air patrol teaches cadets to fly

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jay Burns of Clovis, a pilot in the Civil Air Patrol, sits inside a Cessna aircraft Saturday morning at the Clovis Municipal Airport. Burns, a flight officer joined the group two years ago to learn how to fly. By Gabriel Monte The Civil Air Patrol has three congressional mandates: Search […]

Cannon airmen donate time to Meals on Wheels program

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Some airmen take for granted the food allowance given to them, whether it’s a meal card or basic allowance for subsistence, so for them to give back to those in need shows the support servicemembers have for their local communities. […]

Firefighters quell two weekend blazes

The Clovis Fire Department responded to fires at two homes over the weekend, according to Battalion Chief Ike Burns. Around 10 a.m. Saturday, firefighters made entry to a mobile home at 2405 1/2 Alabama. Burns said a bathroom in the home was fully engulfed but firefighters were able to get the fire under control quickly. […]

Fire in unoccupied Clovis home extinguished

By Freedom Newspapers There were no injuries from a fire that erupted in an unoccupied house on Ninth Street near Hull Street in Clovis around 1 a.m. Friday, according to Clovis Fire Department officials. Flames could be seen in the windows when firefighters arrived, Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Ike Burns said. Responders extinguished the […]

Curry County native selected as Masked Rider

CNJ Staff A Curry County native has inherited a famed cape and mask. Texas Tech University student Kevin Burns was named the 2007-2008 Texas Tech Masked Rider, Lubbock university officials announced Friday. The Masked Rider has been a symbol of Texas Tech for decades. Atop a black quarter horse, wearing black clothes, a mask, bolero […]

Old-timers carry on family traditions

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist On Dec. 28, 1999, I gathered together some old-timers, calling them the “Sons and Daughters of the Pioneers,” and took them to dinner at a nice restaurant. It was about remembering the old days. The guests were Lynell Skarda, T. E. Willmon Jr., Jim Burns, Dale Campbell and his wife, […]

Ramifications of icy weather far-reaching

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Icy road conditions from an Arctic cold front that crept into the area Friday kept Clovis ambulances from transporting patients out of town and city employees busy over the weekend. “We (Clovis Fire Department) could not transport anyone to a higher-care facility in Lubbock or Amarillo Friday through Sunday,” […]

Fires extinguised at school, home

CNJ Staff Clovis Fire Department firefighters extinguished small fires Friday at a Clovis school and residence that caused no injuries, according to officials. An electrical fire about 11 a.m. at Marshall Junior High School caused by a malfunctioning stove was put out with a fire extinguisher, according to Clovis Fire Department Public Information Officer Karen […]

Politicians beware: America is watching

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sometimes I have a suspicion I’m being watched by somebody, and that elaborate plans are made with me in mind. Of course, it’s probably unfounded. When I drove to the office all of last month and saw that an adjacent restaurant had “Very Vanilla” as its frozen yogurt of […]

Residents trying to co-exist with bees

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer Africanized honeybees, or killer bees as they are commonly known, are here to stay, according to officials. With a little education and a keen sense of the surrounding area, area residents can co-exist with the insects in relative peace, according to Carol Sutherland, an entomologist with New Mexico State […]

Spill snarls traffic

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A tanker truck overturned Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. 60 and State Street in Texico, spilling gas and diesel fuel. The driver was treated and released from the Plains Regional Medical Center. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About a dozen homes and businesses had to be evacuated and […]

Local brief

By CNJ Staff Smoke causes school evacuation Odor and smoke from a fluorescent light fixture prompted the evacuation of Yucca Junior High School Tuesday afternoon, according to fire officials. Firefighters responded to a call of smoke and odor in the office area of the school toward the end of the school day, according to Battalion […]

Burns, Gary D.

 Gary D. Burns, 46, of Clovis died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Muffley Funeral Home.

Fire near Floyd burns about 4,500 acres

CNJ staff A fire started by lightning Friday burned approximately 4,500 acres of grassland about 16 miles east west of Floyd, according to Floyd Fire Chief Leland Terry. Terry reported no injuries or structure damage from the fire, which started about 2:30 p.m. “With the hot and dry conditions and the lightning, this has been […]

Curry County fair secretary resigns

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Curry County Fair secretary Peggy Burns has resigned effectively immediately, the fair board’s president announced at Tuesday’s regular Curry County Commission meeting. Burns had been employed by the fair board for eight years. Curry County Fair Board President Kerry Crist declined to comment on the reason Burns resigned. Attempts […]

Skarda, Gregory

Gregory A.F. Skarda, 50, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He was born on April 7, 1956, in Clovis. After graduating from Clovis High School, he attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where he majored in business. He was a Commissioned National Bank Examiner for the […]

Killer bees cause buzz

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Emergency responders from the Clovis fire and police department were officially introduced Tuesday to a rising threat — Africanized honeybees. At least one colony of the bees is nesting on the fringe of Curry County, according to Les Owen, an agent from the Curry County Cooperative Extensive Service of […]

Winds whip city

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Wind gusts peaked at 75 mph in the afternoon, according to Carlos Arias, manager of Blue Sky Aviation at Clovis Municipal Airport, and averaged around 45 mph. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Southerly winds sandblasted the area Thursday, blanketing the sky with a coffee-with-cream hue and making driving difficult and […]