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 […]

Jan. 17, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: At 11:30 a.m. onm Jan. 10 the school resource officer was called by the principal at a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street. The officer and another police officer went to the principal’s office, where they observed […]

Rash of property damage reported to police

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More than 30 reports of damage to lawns, outdoor Christmas decorations and vehicles trickled into Clovis police Saturday and Sunday. Dispatcher call logs show residents in several different areas of the community reported broken vehicle windows, punctured, destroyed or stolen decorations, and lawns and landscape damaged by vehicles. Juanita […]

Mobile home catches fire, no one harmed

CNJ staff An unoccupied mobile home suffered excessive damage when it caught fire Friday, according to Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman. Firefighters were called to the home, located at 324 Ewing St. on the west side of Clovis, around 7:30 a.m., Westerman said. “The extinguishment was uneventful,” he said. The cause of the fire is […]

Fire damages Kripple Creek restaurant

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A fire started about 1 a.m. Monday at the Kripple Creek restaurant and caused significant damage to the kitchen, fire officials said. CNJ staff A fire early Monday morning caused significant damage to the Kripple Creek restaurant on north Prince Street, according to Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman. The business […]

Official: Tornado didn’t materialize

Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County spent several hours early Friday evening under a tornado warning and eventually a tornado watch, according to National Weather Service. While the storm with hail and strong winds jangled residents nerves, no major damage was reported. According to Capt. Lonnie Berry, spokesperson for the Portales Police Department, branches were down in […]

Arson suspected in vacant home fire

CNJ staff Officials are conducting an arson investigation into a fire in a vacant home in the 300 block of Oak Street May 5 that caused more than $25,000 of damage, according to police reports. Fire personnel extinguished a small fire last week that had been started in the home and caused significant damage. The […]

Patriot Act didn’t prevent latest terror threat

By Freedom Newspapers The six men arrested on charges of plotting a terrorist action against the Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey may turn out to have been the gang that couldn’t shoot straight, a bunch of wannabes who might never have gotten their destructive act together. Even if that’s the case, however, it […]

May 9, 1969

Don Bonner, co-owner of New Tex Outdoor Advertising in Clovis, was the newest city commissioner. He was appointed the night before to succeed Ted Waldhauser, who resigned a week earlier. … George Lake, Fred Williams, Gilbert Oakeley, Marvin Tucker and Herbert Bergstrom were all city pastors. … Police learned someone broke into Bella Vista school […]

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 […]

May 6, 1974

Fire swept through the Ward Brothers Tractor Co. on the Grady highway north of Clovis. One man was injured. Damage was estimated at more than $50,000. … Margaret’s Figure Salon at 1521 N. Prince was promoting “good health and good looks.” … M*A*S*H was among the most popular television shows. Clovis TV Center, 10th and […]

April 22, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 a.m. April 15 an officer responded to a report of a woman screaming for help in the parking lot of apartments in the 2800 block of Prince Street. A woman sitting on the front steps of an apartment with an […]

Water heater sparks Melrose trailer fire

CNJ staff A trailer home at 417 Eighth St. in Melrose caught fire about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and sustained significant damage, according to officials. Melrose Police Chief Lee Ferguson said no one was injured in the fire, which he said started in the water heater element. Melrose police and fire departments were on the scene […]

Tornado leaves body of work

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Auto body repairman Adam Gleaton of Bender Auto Repair works on a truck damaged by hail during the tornado in Clovis two weeks ago. Gleaton said the shop has been staying busy since the storm. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Auto body shops have been busy repairing vehicles battered […]

Tornado of ’95 still fresh in Frionans minds

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ron Carr had been in Friona for a month in 1995 and was still feeling the place out when he accepted a job as a reporter at the city’s newspaper. “I asked him if anything exciting happened around Friona,” Carr said of his conversation with then-owner Bill Ellis. “He […]

Tornado of ’95 still fresh in Frionons minds

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ron Carr had been in Friona for a month in 1995 and was still feeling the place out when he accepted a job as a reporter at the city’s newspaper. “I asked him if anything exciting happened around Friona,” Carr said of his conversation with then-owner Bill Ellis. “He […]

One critical from tornado, about 100 buildings damaged

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A tornado that struck before 8 p.m. Friday caused extensive damage throughout southeast Clovis. Clovis Body Shop, 2024 S. Prince St., was among the hardest hit businesses. (CNJ Correspondent Photo: Roger Hatcher) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Throngs of Clovis residents waded through tatters of their lives Saturday as officials plodded to piece together […]

Tornado leaves more than a dozen injured

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A tornado hit the city of Clovis on Friday night. The unidentified passenger in this car on Mabry Drive escaped serious injury, according to witnesses. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Freedom Newspapers The worst tornado in Clovis’ history struck the city’s southeast side Friday night, leaving more than a dozen injured and possibly hundreds […]

Business Feature: Storm doesn’t demolish will of local business owners

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Clovis Body Shop on South Prince Street is located in one of the hardest hit sections in town. Family members said they plan to rebuild the 50-year-old shop. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A tornado may have torn apart a few buildings and countless cars, but it wasn’t strong […]