Clovis man recounts year of recovery

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Freedom New Mexico: Christina Calloway Robert Bell demonstrates how he fell 30 feet down an elevator shaft about one year ago. Bell considers his survival a miracle and is very grateful that he is still alive. Christina Calloway Robert Bell is reflecting on how grateful he is for being alive as the one-year anniversary of […]

No injuries in feed elevator fire

CNJ staff Clovis firefighters were able to defeat a blaze in a feed elevator at Mesa Ingredients after more than six hours battling the Monday fire. Clovis Battalion Chief Tim Peterson said firefighters were called to the plant in the 300 block of Curry Road K around 9 a.m. Peterson said the plant processes milk […]

Man injured after falling into service elevator shaft

CNJ staff A man was injured around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after falling in a service elevator shaft at 318 North Main St. Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Kevin Crouch said the man was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center and airlifted to a Lubbock Hospital. Crouch said he could not comment further on the incident. […]

Contractor seeking damages after falling down Hotel Clovis elevator shaft

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A contractor who fell 16 feet down an elevator shaft in Hotel Clovis is seeking unspecified damages from the city and a biohazard abatement company. In a lawsuit filed in the 9th Judicial District Court, John Smith said he fell down the shaft because the city and GranCor Enterprises […]

Gavilon wants to expand grain operation

CNJ staff The new owner of a grain elevator located west of Clovis hopes to distribute corn residuals from ethanol production and increase the volume of grain handled at the site. Omaha, Neb.-based Gavilon Group, which took over the Peavey Grain Elevator on U.S. Highway 60/84 this spring, will need approval from the state Environment […]

Company untold key to Clovis development

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Most people go by the old Clovis Mill and Elevator Co. on the second block of First Street, east of Main, by the railroad tracks, and never realize the jewel it became. Lester Stone came in 1917 and was the founder of the Clovis Mill and Elevator Co., but it […]

Many mills make up Worley’s story

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Clarence Worley came to Logan in 1929, bringing a cotton gin from Stillwell, Okla. The Worley family lived in Logan until 1934, when Clarence moved them to Portales to build another cotton gin, one in Dora, and another in Causey. Later his brother, Olan Worley, and his father Arthur Worley, […]

Person rescued from Portales grain elevator

By Freedom New Mexico Portales Fire Department personnel performed an aerial rescue Monday at the J.D. Heiskell grain elevator in Portales. One person was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said the accident did not result in a fatal injury. Hill said privacy laws prohibited him from releasing the […]

Two men killed in grain elevator accident

By Don McAlvy: Columnist In 1950 I graduated from Clovis High School. In the middle of July that year, after plowing wheat stubble, I came into town and I saw the bold headlines on the left front side of the Clovis News Journal of Friday, July 14, 1950. It said “Two Killed In 133-Foot Fall.” […]

Wheat harvest overflowing

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Jerome Provencio loads grain into a truck Monday at the Friona Wheat Growers Association’s Grady station. (CNJ Correspondent: Martha Richardson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer The end of the wheat harvest is still two weeks away and one area elavator is already overflowing. Jimmy Schell, manager of the Friona Wheat Grower’s Grady station, said […]