Remains of lost airman discovered

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Julia Carvutto, a 90-year-old retired school teacher in Norwalk, Conn., received a phone call from a friend 16 months ago asking if a soldier mentioned in the local newspaper that morning was Julia’s brother, Mart. “What are you talking about,” Carvutto recalled asking her. “She said, ‘They found his remains.’ […]

Oct. 31, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 a.m. Oct. 23 an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of Mabry Drive for a larceny report. A manager said when he arrived at work he discovered a customer’s vehicle sitting on the ground with its tires […]

Heifer broke convention at county livestock show

By Glenda Price During the latter part of the 19th century American cattlemen discovered England’s Hereford cattle, and began importing them. The idea was to improve the native descendants of the Longhorns that had evolved from the cattle brought in by the Spaniards. It worked. These red-and-white cattle were easier to handle and produced succulent, […]

Dead body identified

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson An ambulance carries the body of 20-year-old Isaac Zarate from the field where he was found Monday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A body found in a Curry County field is that of a 20-year-old Clovis man reported missing since Thursday, according to the sheriff’s department. A utility employee […]

May 1, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon Thursday an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Mabry Drive for a motor vehicle theft report. The owner said while taking inventory it was discovered a vehicle and its keys were missing. He said it was […]

Music brings one closer to faith

By Joe Champouillon: Guest columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. When I was young and in school, I probably was what everyone thought of as the typical male athlete, only interested in what […]

Meth lab discovered in empty Melrose house

CNJ staff Area law enforcement discovered a methamphetamine lab in the late stages of construction Thursday while serving a search warrant at a Melrose house, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said the house, located at 623 Third Street, was not occupied at the time the warrant was served. Arrest warrants are anticipated […]

Sept. 30 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19 an officer responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Kingston Avenue in reference to a criminal damage report. A man told the officer someone had slashed the tires on […]

Transient’s family accepted way of life

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The mother of a transient whose body was discovered in an abandoned house last month said her family is at peace with his death and is thankful for the thoughtfulness Clovis residents showed before and after his death. Marie Autrand of Yuma, Ariz., described her son, Howard J. Payne, […]

June 6, 1934

Frederick Pratt, for more than two years rector of the Clovis Episcopal Church, was the new grand chaplain of the New Mexico Masonic order. … Area farmers reported hail stones larger than hen eggs beat holes in roofs and brought blood to the backs of animals. … Camel cigarette makers reported “science” had discovered smoking […]