Apartment destroyed in fire

CNJ Staff One Clovis apartment was destroyed, but no injuries were reported in a chimney fire Sunday night in the 300 block of Innsdale Terrace. Battalion Fire Chief Mike Nolen said six residents were evacuated from four apartments in the complex, but only apartment B sustained major damage. The fire was reported at 9:16 p.m. […]

Police blotter — July 31

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. July 20 an officer responded to a church in the 2500 block of Norris Street for a report of criminal damage. A church representative showed the officer tire marks on the sidewalk and grass of the church and said […]

Fire damage estimate climbs to 71,000 acres

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan From left, Kenneth Workheiser of Transmatic Wrecker Service and Curry County Deputies Michael Brockett and Erica Romero man a roadblock on U.S. 70 near Southwest Cheese Company LLC during the grass fire April 17. Workheiser said he was there in case a fire truck needed help. Twenty-eight fire departments fought […]

Families, officials assess damage from fire

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Courtesy photo: Missy Terry Britni Sherwood’s horses run from Sunday’s blaze in south Curry County. While all of Sherwood’s animals survived the fire, she said they are still going to have to sell their cattle because they no longer have anywhere to graze them. Sharna Johnson For about $20,000, five miles of fence line can […]

Grass fire burns about 4,000 acres

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Officials estimate 4,000 acres of Curry County grassland burned during a Sunday fire north of Clovis. Firefighters from multiple departments worked more than 11 hours to extinguish the blaze, the cause of which has not yet been determined. Sharna Johnson About 4,000 acres of grassland burned north of Clovis on […]

AgSense: Soil temperature key to crop survival

We are slowly warming up from the record breaking low temperatures of early February. Although it is too early to assess the damage on many crops, reports on damage to different crops are appearing in news reports. The growing tip or crown of most winter crops, including winter wheat, is below soil surface. In northern […]

Police blotter — Jan. 13

Sharna Johnson Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. Jan. 2 an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Weston Street for a report of criminal damage. A woman said she saw her boyfriend’s former wife walk up to her car where it […]

Weekly update — Jan. 9

Pipes burst, closing food barn The food barn at the Curry County fairgrounds will be closed for about two weeks after frozen pipes burst, causing more than $15,000 in damage. County Maintenance Superintendent Lee Delk said damage in the building, which is not used on a daily basis, was discovered Wednesday and is believed to […]

Hail damage claims through roof

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Juan Flores, left, and Manuel Morales of R.G. Construction apply shingles to a new home Monday on Springwood Drive. As 2010 gets ready to bid its farewell, hail damage from a pair of June storms is hanging around some houses like the Griswolds’ cousin Eddie. The storm caused millions of […]

Weekly update — Sept. 19

Burglaries under investigation Police are looking into a series of burglaries in the same block as large-scale acts of vandalism took place in 2009. Various tools were stolen from a series of homes on Carmel Street and Cobblestone Drive, which intersects Carmel. Carmel Street, near the Clovis Civic Center, is where a series of homes […]

Potter Park pool reopens

Potter Pool reopened Tuesday after vandalism Friday prompted the city to close it for cleaning. Sometime Friday night, vandals got through a door mistakenly left unlocked, according to a police report released Tuesday. The suspects took a fire extinguisher from the office wall and sprayed it into the pool, the report said. The damage was […]

Police blotter — July 18

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. July 5 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a report of criminal damage. A woman said she was asleep and woke when her bedroom window exploded and she […]

Agencies flooded with hail damage repairs, claims

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Zane Brothers pulls dents on a car hood caused by a June 12 hail storm. Brothers said he has been busy all week with repair jobs from the storm. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A week after a storm dumped more than an inch of rain and pelted Clovis […]

Most area crops escape major hail damage

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Seth Bright helps harvest a wheat field farmed by Bruce Lee between Elida and Floyd on Friday. Farmers say crops are growing well in the area but need rain. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Crops are growing well in much of Roosevelt and Curry counties, although hail and excessive […]

Storm leaves widespread damage

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks George Songer, owner of Rembrandt’s Auto Body in Clovis, points out hail damage Monday on a 2009 Honda Civic that occurred during Saturday’s night hail storm. Songer said, “this is one of 165 vehicles assignments that have come in for estimates the past six hours, and this is the most […]

Official: ‘Small’ tornado was spotted south of Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Storm clouds darken the sky over Texico and Clovis Tuesday afternoon. CNJ staff Real life alert sirens sounded in Clovis for the first time since the March 23, 2007, tornado. Funnel clouds were spotted Tuesday south of Clovis but apparently moved through the area without causing damage. Aside from weekly […]

High winds cause damage in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Portales Police patrol officers Colby Morgan, front, and Byanca Vega direct traffic around a tree the wind blew into one lane of U.S. 70 near Stripes convenience store Monday morning. The National Weather Service reported peak wind speeds around 60 mph in the area. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico […]

2-26 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. Feb. 7 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Cameo Street. A woman said a man she knew had reached in through the window of her home to try and open the door after she […]

$18,000 reward offered in vandalism case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Six weeks since heavy equipment was used to ransack a budding housing development, there are still no leads. Workers arrived at the development early Sept. 19 to discover a front-end loader and dirt compactor were used to damage three houses on Carmel Street, northwest of the Clovis Civic Center. […]

Press release: Neighbors lead police to burglar

A 22-year-old local Clovis man identified as Anthony Moore was arrested September 23rd, 2009 by Clovis Police Detectives and Patrol Officers on 1count each of Residential Burglary, Felony Tampering with Evidence, Felony Larceny and Criminal Damage after watchful neighbors contacted police immediately with personal suspect identifying information and suspect vehicle description upon seeing suspect Anthony […]