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 […]

Tornado claims second life

CNJ staff report The March 23 tornado that thrashed through Clovis has claimed another life. Walter “Snap” Cravy, 90, of Clovis died Thursday evening at Lubbock Covenant Hospital, according to his son, Thomas V. Cravy. Cravy said his father spent 20 days in the hospital before succumbing to the severe injuries he sustained in the […]

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 […]

Yucca rushing to get ready

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Paul Vernon, project superintendent for LCI2, looks at a drop ceiling damaged by rain at Yucca Junior High School. (Staff photo: Andy DeLislie) By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Floating floor tiles, damaged plaster and soaked carpets greeted school officials last week after rain seeped through portions of a partially constructed roof and flooded […]

Cotton crop damaged by hail

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Todd Lingnau stands over his ruined crop of cotton on County Road 3 east of Farwell. Recent hail storms totaled the field, which Lingnau said should have been budding by now. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Hundreds of acres of cotton have been damaged or destroyed by hail damage in […]

Fire damage estimates much higher at $1.5 million

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer An early morning fire on Oct. 23 at Bender Chevrolet-Cadillac on Mabry Drive is being called intentional by the State Fire Marshal, according to Clovis police. Damage resulting from the flame is now being estimated at $1.5 million. Clovis police originally estimated the damage at $250,000. “We don’t have […]