A home: Her canvas

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Linda Durant, a Clovis resident, stands in front of her home Monday afternoon. Durant finds cheap homes and fixes them to make a small profit on a re-sell. The process is called “flipping” a home. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The view from her window is a barren field. […]

Judge questions system monitoring homicide suspect

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An employee of Hanks Bail Bonds shows an ankle bracelet that monitors the movement of suspects on bail to ensure they are following court-ordered restrictions. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis judge held a hearing Monday to determine why an ankle bracelet used to track homicide defendant Jimmy Bentley […]

Detention center budget focus of commission meeting

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer The Curry County Adult Detention Center’s continued financial drain on the county budget once again dominated discussions at Tuesday’s County Commission meeting. According to Curry County Manager Dick Smith, 65 to 75 percent of the county’s budget is already being poured into the detention system because of continued […]

Little House slated for demolition

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Clovis firefighter Jeff Allen checks his mask as he gets dressed outside the historic Teola Artman house Friday before an arson exercise. City officials say they will demolish the building some time this winter. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King Clovis City Manager Ray Mondragon said last week the city probably will demolish the […]