Workday scheduled to repair damage to Habitat house

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties has scheduled a volunteer workday today to repair recent vandalism to the newest Habitat house. The workday is set for 8 a.m. until midafternoon, with lunch provided about 11:30 a.m., at 309 E. Kaywood Street. Volunteers will continue repairing vandalized appliances and water damage, […]

700,000 New Mexico working families to benefit from making work pay tax credit

The United States faces the most severe economic and financial crisis in generations. Tragically, much of the damage has fallen principally on Main Street.

Crop summary for the week ending March 8, 2009

NEW MEXICO: Alfalfa was 4% poor, 40% fair and 56% good. Winter wheat was 30% very poor, 36% poor, 18% fair, 12%good, and 4% excellent with 52% grazed. Lettuce was 40% good and 60% excellent. Chile was 4% planted. Onion was29% fair, 34% good and 37% excellent with 70% planted. Cattle were 3% very poor, […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 p.m. Feb. 6 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Country Meadows for a report of criminal damage. A man said he was driving north on Norris Street when someone in a southbound vehicle threw an […]

1/28 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 a.m. Jan. 15 an officer responded to a report of criminal damage at a business in the 2000 block of Main Street. The owner said when he arrived he found the soda machine outside lying on the ground and graffiti […]

Dec. 18 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 p.m. Dec. 7 an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Plaza Street for a report of criminal damage. A woman said the night before she heard a loud bang in front of her home. She showed […]

Wind damage relatively small

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Lisa Crump of Clovis moves some of the tumbleweeds Monday that gather in her front yard on Purdue Avenue as a result of the high winds Sunday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Though Sunday’s high winds made the early part of the day uncomfortable, there wasn’t any major damage […]

Clovis teens charged in vandalism spree

CNJ staff Clovis police have charged five teens in connection with a vandalism spree in early August, according to a press release. A 17-year-old female, two 16-year-old males and a 15-year-old male were arrested Wednesday, the release said. The arrest of a 14-year-old male is pending. The youth are accused of breaking almost two dozen […]

Local guardsmen aiding in Hurricane Gustav aftermath

CNJ staff As part of his mission in the New Mexico National Guard, Sgt. 1st Class Terry Stevens of Portales is in Louisiana with 400 other New Mexico guardsmen deployed to regions affected by Hurricane Gustav. The Category 2 storm made landfall Sept. 1, causing flooding and wind damage to homes in the state, according […]

Aug. 20, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7:30 a.m. Aug. 13 an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton for a criminal damage report. The officer documented damage to the practice football field, noting a vehicle drove across the field and did circles at […]

Severe thunderstorm causes damage in Logan

Freedom New Mexico Staff Logan was cleaning up Saturday after a violent thunderstorm produced damage around the community. At 8:58 p.m. Friday the National Weather Service in Albuquerque received a report of damage from wind gusts of 71 mph from residents in Logan, said Meteorologist Jonathan Suk. The wind knocked a mobile home off it’s […]

Police investigating criminal damage spree

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a rash of vehicle damage incidents reported Wednesday morning in the Jonquil and Colonial Park areas. As of 9:30 a.m. police had received 25 reports from residents in the northeast Clovis neighborhoods, Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Officers were in the area taking reports as they came in, Whitney said. […]

July 9, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 p.m. July 1 an officer responded to a home in the 1200 block of Maple for a theft report. A man said $400 was stolen off his bedroom dresser. The victim said the only other person who had been in […]

Weather causes extensive crop damage

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Hail from a series of thunderstorms last week caused at least $10 million in crop damage in Parmer and Bailey counties, according to agricultural officials. Bailey County Extension Agent Curtis Preston said the hail — some as big as baseballs — destroyed about 25,000 acres of corn, cotton and […]

Power loss attributed to storms

CNJ staff A broken power pole caused approximately 1,200 Clovis residents to lose power briefly early Monday morning, according to Xcel Energy. Spokesman Wes Reeves said the outage occurred from 12:35 a.m. to 1:45 a.m. due to a broken pole in the northern area of Clovis. Reeves said it was likely the product of storm […]

Storm activity produces damage

CNJ staff Officials for Parmer and Bailey counties said residences and vehicles sustained hail damage Tuesday evening from severe thunderstorms that made their way through the area. Bailey County and Muleshoe Emergency Management Coordinator Terral King said golf ball- to baseball-sized hail and strong winds were reported in the Muleshoe area. King said the tornado […]

Reward offered in vandalism spree case

CNJ staff Curry County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in connection to a vandalism spree last week, according to a press release from the Clovis Police Department. Police received reports of 56 criminal damage incidents through northwest Clovis on April 18-21. Thousands of dollars damage was caused, […]

Feb. 26, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: All Star Dents Location: 908 N. Prince St. What they do: They offer paintless dent repair, hail damage, windshield and door ding repair for vehicles. Also offered for vehicles is an odor elimination system. Who’s in charge: DeLoyce Brothers, and son Zane. Employees: Two. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday […]

Feb. 20, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a report of breaking and entering and criminal damage at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 in the 3600 block of Sheridan Street. They found a broken window, holes kicked in walls and a door and small holes in walls throughout […]

Jan. 30, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 7:37 p.m. Jan. 22, an officer observed a person driving erratically near 9th and Main streets. The driver ran a stop sign and drove onto the curb into the grass. The driver failed field sobriety […]