Property owners feeling pressure

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Robert Garcia loves the home he and his wife share in Clovis, a three-bedroom, two-bath brick house he considers average. The Garcias are planning to move for a possible promotion with Robert’s computer job, and he’s shared a problem with average Americans in trying to sell his house. A […]

Flood protection shouldn’t fall on rest of us

By Freedom Newspapers The American dream includes owning one’s own home. For many in New Mexico, those homes are in or near the mountains. In coastal states, it’s often beach-front property — where folks such as Cindy Armour can be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves washing ashore and awaken to the cries […]

Aug. 20, 1932

Co-captains Newton Lancaster and R.L. Wells were announced as leaders for the 1932 Clovis High School football squad in pre-season training. … The Better Homes Club spent the afternoon sewing for a little girl in the Portales orphan’s home. … R.L. Hollis, a Roosevelt County deputy sheriff, was injured in a gunfight during the apprehension […]

Clovis builder’s designs still prevalent

By Don McAlvy: Columnist With World War II over, the temporary Santa Fe Heights apartments at 14th and Thornton streets had come to an end. The occupants at the Santa Fe Heights started looking for homes they could afford. It wasn’t long until they found a man who had come out of the war in […]

“Helping Our Kids and Families” campaign started

CNJ staff Money and gift card donations are being sought to help Clovis public school children and staff members whose families suffered damage to their homes or property from the March 23 tornado. Clovis Municipal Schools and the Clovis News Journal will collect donations for two weeks. The campaign starts Monday and runs through April […]

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 […]

Neighbors work together on cleanup

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Bob Sellers of Clovis inventories his home on Fairmount Ct. Monday for insurance purposes. Sellers said he and his wife, Dina, have been grateful for help from neighbors and the whole Clovis community. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Hundreds of volunteers descended on a small neighborhood south of Brady […]

Tornado victim’s condition worsens

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The condition of a woman critically wounded Friday by a Clovis tornado has worsened, according to her daughter. Betty Denton of Clovis said her mother, Heleneta Blevins, is being treated at Plains Regional Medical Center and has fatal wounds, including brain trauma. “She’s not doing good,” Denton said Sunday. […]

Tornado tales: Clovis parent surprised by damage

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Cody Johnson figured the obvious — her mobile home probably wasn’t safe for her or for 6-year-old Kaitlyn during Friday’s tornado. They rushed to a friend’s house, and realized she wasn’t the only one in a hurry as visibility worsened. “It was raining so hard, and hailing so hard,” […]

Tornado destroys 30 homes in Quay County

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Tim Loveland said the wind knocked his trailer and belongings over as he was traveling on U.S. 54 driving into Logan from Tucumcari. Loveland was passing through on his way to the Phoenix area. (Freedoms Newspapers: Chelle Delaney) By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers LOGAN – A tornado touched down in the Village of Logan injuring […]

Cannon asbestos testing planned

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base is testing its military housing units for asbestos following the discovery of the potentially hazardous material in two unoccupied military houses, according to Cannon spokesperson Capt. Rebecca Garcia. Approximately 30 homes will be tested and test results will be released in June, Garcia said Thursday. […]

Jan. 17, 1959

Two brothers from Pennsylvania were caught in the act of burglarizing Irby’s Variety Store at 405 Main. Police said they smashed a window at the rear of the business to gain entry. … Officials announced 359 new homes had been built in Clovis in 1958. … The Junior Bowling League had 35 boys and girls […]

Jan. 8, 1955

Stagner and Sons Inc. obtained building permits from Clovis City Hall, announcing plans for 78 new homes in the north part of town. The homes had a combined value of “over a half million dollars,” according to the “Clovis News-Journal.” … Dunlap’s at 318 Main was having a “January clearance sale.” Cotton blouses were $1.93 […]

January 8, 1955

Stagner and Sons Inc. obtained building permits from Clovis City Hall, announcing plans for 78 new homes in the north part of Clovis. The homes had a combined value of “over a half million dollars,” according to the “Clovis News-Journal.” … Dunlap’s at 318 Main was having a “January clearance sale.” Cotton blouses were $1.93 […]

Oct. 8, 2006 Letters to the Editor

Are we Americans concerned of the dangers surrounding our daily lifestyle? Our great God has allowed us liberty and national existence for some 230 years since the signing of our constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Are the successes about to come to an end? Despite all of our kindnesses — financial and medical help […]

Texico residents allowed to go home

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More than a dozen Texico residents were allowed to return to their homes around 2:30 p.m. Friday, two days after a truck accident resulting in a fuel spill forced their evacuation, according to Texico Fire Chief Lewis Cooper. The residents of five homes in the 300 block of north […]

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. […]

Local Realtors expect increase in housing demands

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers With the announcement of Cannon Air Force Base’s new Special Ops mission this past week, one local real estate owner predicts subdivisions will be created on the outskirts of Portales to accommodate an expected influx of people. “I was very happy to hear that Cannon has received a new mission. […]

United Dairy Women charity-driven

By Michael Harrell: Freedom Newspapers Founded as a charity that aids charities, the United Dairy Women of the Portales and Clovis area has been an avid promoter of the dairy industry in supporting children and nutrition. The group is involved in educational programs, public relations and supporting local charities such as the food bank, children’s […]

Home sales on rebound

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The College Park subdivision east of Clovis is one of several housing complexes in the area under construction. Home sales have returned to pre-BRAC levels in recent months, according to area real estate officials. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The area housing market has experienced a major revitalization in the […]