Police blotter — March 21

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday • 7:31 a.m.: Call in reference to a stray dog chained to a tire. Dog has dragged the tire and gotten wrapped around the caller’s porch swing. Caller has tried to help it but it growls at her, 200 block of Circle Drive. [...]

Police blotter — March 20

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Saturday • 12:20 a.m.: Caller reported that her sister attacked her, 1000 block of County Road 5. • 1:12 a.m.: Caller reported an officer responded to a domestic dispute, said there were four males outside who were waiting for him and threatened to shoot [...]

Police blotter — March 18

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday • 9:12 a.m.: Caller reported his back door was left unlocked. There is now a set of keys on the kitchen table that don’t belong to him or his roommate, 200 block of Ruth. • 2:07 p.m.: Call in reference to a female [...]

Police blotter — March 16

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday • 8:13 a.m.: Call in reference to a suicide attempt, 500 block of Hinkle. • 9:03 a.m.: Caller reported passing by a driveway and seeing a pickup with window broken out, 3100 block of Wicks. • 9:26 a.m.: Caller reported the apartment next [...]

Police blotter — March 15

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday • 11:16 a.m.: Caller reported driving by and seeing a male hitting a female and then go inside, 100 block of Aspen. • 11:32 a.m.: Caller reported her ex came into her home uninvited and took items, 2100 block of Howard Cowper. • [...]

Police blotter — March 14

Here are police, sheriff and fire call logs from Monday through 11 a.m. Tuesday: • 12:45 a.m.: Caller reported a group of teenagers causing problem in the playground, 4300 block of Lew Wallace Drive. • 12:49 a.m.: Caller reported an unknown male kicked in his door and walked away, 800 block of Beta. • 2:07 [...]

Officials preparing for high-alert fire season

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CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway Portales Firefighter Chay Chenault checks a fire truck’s water and fluids, a daily check to prepare for the day and very important during high-risk fire seasons. Christina Calloway Portales and Clovis fire departments are preparing for another high-alert fire season and officials want to make sure residents and farmers are [...]

Fire destroys sorghum, hay on ranch east of Portales

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune A fire, which broke out on a ranch east of Portales, claimed more than $1 million in sorghum and hay Thursday afternoon. Wes Fraze, son-in-law of the ranch owner said some corn may have also been threatened. Fire destroyed an estimated $800,000 worth of ground hay and sorghum this afternoon on [...]

Commission approves burn ban

CNJ staff Curry County residents face severe restrictions on open fires under a Fire Danger Emergency resolution approved Tuesday by county commissioners. The resolution — a burn ban — was approved on a unanimous vote after commissioners were told the 90-day weather forecast for calls for less than average precipitation, continuing a severe drought. The [...]

Fire destroys motorhome interior

CNJ staff A fire early Monday morning destroyed the interior of a motorhome parked in the driveway at 2201 Marvin Hass, according to Lt. Rick Qualls of the Clovis Fire Department. According to Lt. Qualls: • There were no injuries reported. • The fire was called in at 3 a.m. • The cause is not [...]