First responders get thanks on morning of anniversary

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CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna JohnsonCentral Baptist Church deacons, from left, Dwain Collins, George Shuckman and Fred Birdsong fix a plate for patrolman Tim Marshall of the Clovis Police. The church hosted a breakfast for law enforcement. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As the sun dawned on the fifth anniversary of 9/11, nearly two dozen […]

Carey’s unexpected career coming to close

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Raised in the small Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas, Bill Carey said he spent much of his youth helping with cutting, balling and delivering hay for his father’s hay business. His father was also a school district mechanic. Around age 20, Carey enlisted in the Air Force, knowing he […]

Police chief retiring

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey is retiring after 29 years of service. Carey announced his decision Thursday in a memo to his employees, according to a CPD press release. His last day will be Sept. 29, the release said. The press release did not cite a reason for Carey’s […]

5/7 Local roundup

Police Chief says he’s doing well Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey is recovering after suffering a minor heart April 20 and expects to return to work soon. “I’m doing very well. I will be back to work very quickly,” Carey said Saturday by telephone. “It was a minor procedure, and I’m recovering very well,” Carey […]

Police chief stable after mild heart attack

CNJ staff The chief of the Clovis Police Department had a mild heart attack Thursday, according to City Manager Joe Thomas. Chief Bill Carey is in stable condition and will receive more extensive tests in the coming days, Thomas said. Carey remained in a Lubbock hospital as of Thursday night, Thomas said. Carey was promoted […]

U2 steals Mariah Carey’s spotlight at Grammys

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The rock gods snatched Grammy history from the comeback queen Wednesday, as perennial favorites U2 took home five trophies while Mariah Carey had to settle for three. U2 won the 20th Grammy of its career, including album of the year for “How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” — the […]

Family planning benefit concert

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Friends and family of Clovis’ latest homicide victim have planned a concert next weekend and it has two missions: Help offset hospital bills and funeral costs for Wilfred Salas’ mother and, according to one of its organizers, “to stop the violence.” “We’re trying to make something positive from what happened […]

Officer on duty at time of fatal accident

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police Lt. Roger Grah was doing routine patrol Monday evening when his police vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Gary Ross, whose agency is investigating the fatality. Delores Jacks, 71, was crossing Mitchell Street around 6:45 p.m. when she was struck, officials […]

12/2 Local Roundup

Two hospitalized in stabbing Two people were stabbed about 10 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Sheldon Street, Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey said. Two people were hospitalized after a fight erupted, and it’s unclear who the suspects are in the stabbing, Carey said. “I’ve got all my detectives out investigating three crime scenes […]

Community support sought for Farwell garden

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Jeanette Carey wears her “grandma hat” as she weeds the community garden by Mill and Elevator Supply on Avenue A in Farwell. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer FARWELL — There’s only one thing wrong with the community garden his parents started, according to Stephen Carey. It’s lacking the community part […]