Two injured in explosion recovering

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CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan An explosion at H20 Express, 1120 N. Prince Street, blew the building apart Saturday and injured two people. Tonjia Rolan Ed Sabia stopped by H2O Express on Saturday to help longtime friend Ken Urban fix a water pump. Marynell Urban, Ken’s mother, stopped by later to invite the two to […]

One dead, one injured in one-vehicle accident

CNJ staff A Muleshoe man was killed and a Clovis man injured Tuesday afternoon in one-vehicle accident on U.S. 82 east of Dickens, Texas. A Department of Public Safety communications spokeswoman said the DPS received the call about 12:30 p.m. (CST). A 2003 Chevrolet two-ton utility truck driven by Tanner Bertram, 23, of Muleshoe struck […]

Fund established for injured man

CNJ staff A fund has been established to help with medical expenses for a former Clovis man injured in a traffic crash Friday in Midland, Texas. Donations can be made at any branch of the Bank of Clovis to the Christopher Gladwell Fund.

None injured in mobile home fire

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis firemen put out flames Wednesday on a mobile home that caught fire on Connie Lane. Richard Hausmann, who lived in the home, said he was away shopping for a get well card and gift for his girlfriend and learned of the fire on returning home. CNJ staff No one […]

Injured soldier showing improvement

Kevin Wilson Just a few months ago, Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith Jr. had no problem walking. Or running. Or seeing. Or carrying on a conversation. That hasn’t been true since July 15, when the 1999 Clovis High graduate sustained a gunshot wound to the head during battle in Afghanistan. But family members are […]

Injured soldier awarded Purple Heart

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Courtesy photo: Cassie Smith Army Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins presented a Purple Heart to 5-year-old Cadence Smith, standing with her mother, Lindsey Smith, on July 30 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., for her father Dale Smith Jr., who was wounded July 15 in Afghanistan. Sharna Johnson When Cadence Smith accepted […]

Vigil held for injured Clovis soldier

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cassie Smith, second from right, sister-in-law of Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith Jr., takes part in a prayer vigil Wednesday for Smith at Central Baptist Church. Smith was critically injured July 15 while serving in Afghanistan. Nearly 60 attended the vigil. Sharna Johnson Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale “D.J.” […]

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. […]

One killed, one injured in crash near Carlsbad

CNJ staff A 35-year-old Clovis man was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Carlsbad Sunday afternoon, which also critically injured his 11-year-old passenger. Juan Castillo was driving his 2000 Isuzu Rodeo east on US 62/180, east of Carlsbad, when his vehicle traveled into the median, according to a press release from state police. Castillo overcorrected […]

I’m determined to conquer 5K run

Saturday was my second 5K race. I hoped to erase memories of my 37:58, when I pulled up injured and saw other racers driving home while I was still running/walking. Mark Bussen, a coach at Clovis High School, reassured me by saying, “That’s better than everybody who didn’t show up.” Calming words, but they didn’t […]