Clovis Aquatics Center opening Saturday

CNJ staff The Clovis Aquatic Center will open for the season noon Saturday, according to a press release from the city. Opening weekend operating hours are noon to 6 p.m. today and Sunday. After the weekend, regular operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday […]

Woman’s death nicknamed ‘bathtub murder’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In the early afternoon hours of Saturday, June 19, 1993, concerned neighbors reported hearing a scuffle and a woman’s screams coming from a duplex at 406 S. Avenue B in Portales. Police entered an unlocked front door to find 21-year-old Catherine Elizabeth Kelton dead in a partially filled bathtub, […]

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Local reaction to president’s speech mixed

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In the hours following President Barack Obama’s first address to Congress, local opinions ranged from optimism in the face of tough times to wondering how the president plans to keep all of his promises. Portales resident Sandra Robinson shed tears during Obama’s hour-long address. “I thought it was so […]

Road work to begin on U.S. 60

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Transportation started crack sealing work on U.S. 60 between Fort Sumner and Clovis, according to a department press release. The $1.8 million project is expected to last three to four weeks. Motorists can expect a one-lane closure and short delays between the hours of 7 a.m. and […]

Fugitive calls CNJ again

Saturday, fugitive Noe Torres contacted the Clovis News Journal for a third time, leaving a near-five minute meassage on an answering machine. CNJ staff Fugitive Noe Torres, accused in the 2005 slaying of a 10-year-old boy, has called the Clovis News Journal again.The latest calls were left on an answering machine in the early morning […]

Dec. 7, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight Nov. 26 an officer responded to a burglary report at a residence in the 900 block of Hondo Street.A man said he had come home a few hours earlier and found his door broken in and several of his possessions […]

Clovis woman arrested for robbery

CNJ staff A 35-year-old Clovis woman is in jail after police said she stole beer and cigarettes from a convenience store Tuesday night using a pellet gun. Cindy Mendoza was taken into custody a few hours after police said she robbed the Allsup’s on the corner of Sycamore and Mabry Drive.She is charged with robbery […]

Pathway House serves as holding facility for delinquent youth

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Pathway House, a residential and outpatient treatment center in Clovis, will serve as a holding center for youth when police can’t locate parents. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The city has contracted with a local treatment center for temporary holding services for youth who fall between the cracks in […]

Udall staffer to hold office hours

CNJ staff A staff member for U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours here next week. Udall staff member Christopher Neubauer will be available to meet with area residents. Anyone wishing to make an appointment may do so by calling 763-7616. Anyone desiring to discuss issues relating to Congress or the federal […]

Udall aide to hold office hours in eastern New Mexico

EASTERN NEW MEXICO – A staff member for U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours here next week. Udall staff member Christopher Neubauer will be available to meet with area residents. Anyone wishing to make an appointment may do so by calling 505-763-7616.

Cannon adjusts airfield hours

By CNJ staff CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Local residents may notice aircraft noise during later hours as Cannon Air Force Base has adjusted the hours of its airfield operations to further accommodate Air Force Special Operation Command’s mission requirements. New hours of operation for Cannon’s airfield will be from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., […]

Cannon adjusts airfield operation hours

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Cannon Air Force Base has adjusted the hours of its airfield operations to further accommodate Air Force Special Operation Command’s mission requirements. Hours of operation for Cannon’s airfield are currently from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., so local residents may notice aircraft noise during later hours. Airfield operations vary […]

Take time to remember abuse victims

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist They used to lock her in the closet for as much as an hour at a time, then send her to bed without supper. They said it was good for her soul. Next time, they said, she would listen better. Whippings were not uncommon, though in truth they never hit […]

Spirituality cannot be forced

By Clyde Davis They used to lock her in the closet for as much as an hour at a time, then send her to bed without supper. They said it was good for her soul. Next time, they said, she would listen better. Whippings were not uncommon, though in truth they never hit her anywhere […]

Muleshoe bomb threat a hoax

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The area around Muleshoe State Bank was blocked off for more than two hours Wednesday as police responded to a bomb threat, according to Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda.

Jurors view interrogation video

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — In video and audio interrogations played during Thursday’s session of the court-martial of Edward Novak II, jurors heard the Cannon airman say he repressed memories of the night his wife died, but couldn’t imagine any circumstance in which he’d harm her. In the first […]

Lawmakers fast-track overtime pay proposal

Staff and wire reports Lawmakers are moving quickly to help cities and counties avoid millions of dollars in overtime pay for police, firefighters and some other workers. The Senate approved a bill on Wednesday to fix a problem that occurred last year when the state enacted a higher minimum wage. The bill now goes to […]

Senior meals program

City of Clovis, Senior Meals Program, needs volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound senior citizens. About three hours a day. 769-7908.

12-11-07 It’s their business

Leslie Candy Co. Name: Leslie Candy Co. What they do: Manufacture and distribute candy in 16 states as well as operate a small candy store in Clovis. Who’s in charge: Greg Southard Employees: 14 How long in business: Since 1949 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Contact: 763-3990 or www.lesliecandy.com Of note: […]