June hailstorms still keeping roofers busy

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Adam Engram of Harris Construction lays down shingles Wednesday afternoon at a job on Fairfield Avenue. Engram said the crews haven’t been at a loss for work since hailstorms hit Clovis in June. Kevin Wilson When he was asked how busy July was, Roger LeClear’s first instinct was to laugh. […]

Officials: Choose building contractors carefully

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor With many area residents beginning home improvement projects at this time or fixing damage from the March 23 tornado, city officials advise: Hire licensed contractors. Clovis city building safety director Pete Wilt said New Mexico requires contractors to be licensed and homeowners should ask to see their license when […]

4/30 Births

Sanchez Santiago Nazzareno Sanchez was born March 25 to Rachel and James Sanchez of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. He has two brothers, Stefano, 2, and Matthew, 5, and one sister, Siyerra, 7. Grandparents are Susan and Rick Poe of Clovis, and Herminia Sanchez of Clovis. Great-grandparents are […]

Girls battle for state seed at Lil’ Custom Classic

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tony Cordova is in for a busy weekend. Cordova has two teams in the fourth annual Lil’ Custom Classic slow-pitch softball tournament at Guy Leeder Complex — one in girls 16-and-under and another in boys 12-and-under — and, he said, they approach it in different ways. For the girls, […]

Mother urges neighborhood drivers to slow down

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Krisha LeClear has been watching the cars zip by on Tierra Blanca for three years, and she does not like what she sees. Her oldest child is in second grade, but he is not even allowed on the sidewalk in front of her house. The section of street where […]

Business Digest 6/1

Fun-Putt reopens for business After acquiring it from Play Inc., new owner Paul LeClear has reopened the Fun-Putt Fun-Time Miniature Golf course at 1520 Thornton. LeClear estimates that it’s been “three or four years” since anybody had played a round at the site — until, that is, LeClear officially opened for business two weeks ago. […]

Gras, Bobby

Bobby Gras Services: Have been held. Bobby Gras, 47, of Levelland, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock. He was born May 28, 1956, in Portales. In 1979 he moved to Levelland from Portales. He was active in league bowling in Levelland and was on a number of championship teams. […]

Public Record 8/22

Compiled from court records from Aug. 14 through Aug. 20 Divorces – Jerry Lee Reid from Heidi Christine Reid. – Donald Wayne Burdine from Melba Ray Burdine. – Naomi LeClear from John LeClear. – Cesar Rodriguez from Dulces Nombres Artalejo. – Darrell Boney from Patricia G. Boney. Marriage Licenses – David Mathias Robert Bell, 32, […]