57-year-old killed in crash

CNJ staff A 57-year-old man was killed in a motor vehicle accident Sunday afternoon on U.S. 60/84. The crash occurred around 4 p.m. in front of Indian River Transport at 4100 Mabry Dr., according to police records. Clovis Police Chief Sanders said the man’s identity is not being released at this time to ensure notification […]

Foreman: Mabry road work temporary fix

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson A resurfacing of Mabry Drive from Prince Street to Norris Street has been finished, and a state crew starts Tuesday on resurfacing from Prince Street to Thornton Street. Maintenance Foreman Lee Marquez said the project is supposed to keep the road together until a more complete project starts 18 months […]

Blight battle: Some ‘used to’ blight

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Paula and Jesse Baca said a lot has changed since they moved to the 200 block of Cameo Street a half-century ago. “We had a nice neighborhood at one time,” Paula Baca said. “Everything started falling apart when our neighbors left.” By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer U.S. 60/84 connects […]

Letter to the Editor: K’Bob’s history began in Clovis

K-Bob’s history began in Clovis I was one of the two guys who owned and built the buildings at 1600 Mabry Drive that housed K-Bob’s Steakhouse and Sasser’s Western Wear in 1976. We moved K-Bob’s from First and Prince and Sasser’s from 311 Main. Gabe Parson and I had a dream of opening and sharing […]

Clovis police: Crash victim airlifted

On 09/30/2009 at approximately 8:42 am this morning, the Clovis Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the area of the 2400 block of Mabry Drive in Clovis in reference to a loaded Semi-Tractor/Trailer truck versus a motor vehicle car crash with injuries. Upon arrival of Officers they found that a female driver had been […]

Big Valley sells Clovis inventory

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bender Chevrolet and Cadillac on Monday took over inventory from the Big Valley GMC Buick Pontiac. Bender Chevrolet and Cadillac co-owner Bryce Bender said the dealership will be called Bender GM World. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer There is a reason the Big Valley lot on Mabry is empty. […]

April 18, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 a.m. Sunday officers were dispatched to a fuel station in the 4000 block of Mabry Drive for a possible DWI. A man was found sleeping in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. The man said he was just trying to […]

April 17, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. April 10 an officer responded to a business in the 2500 block of Mabry Drive for a vehicle theft. A manager said a man rented a car in December and had not returned it. He said several unsuccessful attempts […]

DAR holding annual meeting

CNJ staff The Daughters of the American Revolution are holding its annual state conference beginning today at the Mabry Inn. About 100 members are registered for the event, said DAR member Linda Baldock. The conference includes a business meeting, election of delegates, recognition of essay contest winners and entertainment. This year’s theme is “Salute to […]

Jan. 8, 2008 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in December: N.E. Construction Type: General contractor Owner: N.E. Constructions L.L.P Location: 420 S. Fork Dr. Redemption Counseling, LLC Type: Counseling Owner: Heidi R. Borden Location: 701 E. 11th St. Fluhman Outdoor Inc. Type: General contractor Owner: Chris Fluhman Location: 7550 Wetherly Lane Hampton […]

Nov. 10, 1967

Cheri White and Don Beasley were crowned as 1967 Clovis High School Homecoming queen and king. … A spokesman for the Pioneer Lodge, 1700 Mabry Drive, reported the theft of nine cases of soft drink bottles. All of the bottles were empty. … “The Sound of Music,” featuring Julie Andrews, was showing at the State […]

March 4, 1983

New Mexico lawmakers were considering a bill requiring automobile safety restraints for children under 5. Clovis health officials were loaning car seats at no charge. … The Clovis News-Journal cost a quarter, even on Sundays. … Clovis High’s Grand Concert was scheduled for 7 p.m. at Rock Staubus Gym. Cost was $2 for adults and […]

6/23 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp meeting — Through Saturday. Begins with fellowship at 5 p.m.followed by free supper, sermon and music. Information: 762-3237. Badlands Rally Kick Start Party — 7 p.m. Elks Lodge on Sycamore. Free and open to public. All you can eat hamburgers and hotdogs for $6. Information: 769-1000. Badlands […]

New hotel on the way

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Imesh Vaidya of Premier Hospitality Suites is a businessman who can predict the future. He predicts the face of Clovis will continue to change. His most recent venture — the construction of a new Holiday Inn Express — in fact, ensures it. “With more franchises coming in, Clovis […]

Clovis pizza place on the move

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Area Manager John Rink stands in front of the future site of Pizza Hut, on the 1200 block of West 21st Street. CNJ staff photo: Jack King. By Jack King: CNJ staff writer A Clovis Pizza Hut is delivering itself to a new location. John Rink, general manager of Clovis’ Pizza Huts, said moving one […]

‘Trek for Trash’ turnout down, but results good

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By Jack King Who knew “Trek for Trash” could be such an adventure? “I’ve picked up two dead birds and a rat,” said Delinda Ashburn, one of a team of 12 people from Citizens Bank who turned up at the city Parks and Recreation Department headquarters at 8 a.m. Saturday morning to help with Clovis’ […]

Cannon service member hurt in car crash

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Clovis traffic officer Mike Harmer surveys the damage to a Honda Civic after it was hit by a tractor-trailer Wednesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 60/70/84. CNJ staff photo: Rick White Darrell Todd Maurina A Cannon Air Force Base airman was flown to a Lubbock hospital on Wednesday afternoon following a crash that shut down traffic […]