Clovis man arrested on arson charges

By Darrell Todd Maurina Police arrested a Clovis man Wednesday night in connection with a house that burned down last weekend. Police said Matthew Southers, 20, admitted to burning down a house at 820 1/2 Jones late Saturday night. They said he is also suspected in connection with an arson early in the morning of […]

Officials fear more arson cases

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis fire and police officials believe two recent structure fires in abandoned buildings were arson and the fire chief said he fears more arson cases will hit Clovis soon. Firefighters found houses at 708 W. Eighth St. and 820-1/2 Jones St. fully engulfed upon arrival early Friday and late Saturday, Fire […]

Residential building has tripled in less than three years, officials say

By Gary Mitchell Not only are major businesses — such as the new cheese plant, Lowe’s, Hobby Lobby and Chili’s — coming into the area, but new homes are on the increase as well. In fact, residential construction in the Clovis area has tripled since 2001, according to statistics from the city of Clovis Inspections […]