Man injured after falling into service elevator shaft

CNJ staff A man was injured around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after falling in a service elevator shaft at 318 North Main St. Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Kevin Crouch said the man was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center and airlifted to a Lubbock Hospital. Crouch said he could not comment further on the incident. […]

Christmas toy story

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer “I don’t remember toys. But when my sister was little bitty — we were raised poor; my mom would sew for money. My mom got a tricycle as payment for some sewing she had done, and it was rusty and old. My mom painted it while we slept and […]

Van fire

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Courtesy photo: Melanie Gutierrez A van caught fire at approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday at 2318 W. Grand Ave. when the son of the vehicle owner attempted to use a torch to cut the vehicle in half, according to daughter-in-law, Melanie Gutierrez. Ruben Acuna was attempting to remove the disabled vehicle by cutting it in half, […]

Hagar, Bill

Bill Hagar Services:Have been held. Mr. Bill Hagar, 78, of Portales, died Friday, April 22, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Jan. 18, 1927, in Girard, Texas, to Iona Bell and Alvin Clifton Hagar. His family moved to Dora in January of 1942. He graduated from Dora High School in […]

Clovis sunsets are smokin’

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A haze of smoke purportedly from a fire in the Capitan Mountains hovered over Clovis on Monday afternoon. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer People looking to the southwest on Monday afternoon may have noticed a dark sky and smelled smoke. The smoke wasn’t coming from anywhere nearby, however […]

Early morning fire destroys trailer home, called suspicious

Darrell Todd Maurina An early morning fire drove a mother and four children out of their trailer home about 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Fire officials said the cause of the fire was suspicious but declined to specify the reasons for their investigation. “(It was) just the way everything was this morning when we went in […]

Neighbors pitch in to help fight blaze

By Darrell Todd Maurina As Wayne Palla saw thick smoke rising over his two-story house north of Clovis, he gathered up his tools and went out along with other neighbors to help the firefighters. “Everybody really chipped in,” Palla said. “I think that’s one of the benefits of living in a rural community — everybody […]