Shooting ‘supposedly’ over stolen stereo, according to police report

CNJ staff The shooting of a Portales man Friday in the parking lot of a motel on Mabry Drive was “supposedly” over a stolen stereo system, according to a Clovis police incident report obtained Monday. Jerry Abeyta, 26, was shot in the chest and arm area, according to the report. He was reported in serious […]

Train to move to Hillcrest Park parking lot

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte David Ortiz of Joe Bennett Trucking Co. sets a piece of wood under the No. 9005 train engine on Saturday at Hillcrest Park. Crew members worked to prepare the locomotive to be moved to the Clovis Train Depot on First and Main streets. Benna Sayyed The first movements of the […]

Parking limit signs installed on Main Street

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A recently installed two hour parking sign on Main Street has at least one business owner in an uproar. The signs were placed in numerous locations Tuesday along Main Street. Sharna Johnson Some downtown business owners were surprised to discover new 2-hour parking limit signs being installed along the seven […]

Police blotter — March 25

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. March 6 an officer responded to a parking lot in the 3900 block of North Prince Street for a report of a man falling. The caller told the officer he saw a man fall, then get into a vehicle. […]

Officials holding fair open house

CNJ staff Curry County is hosting an open house 6:30 p.m. Monday at the fairgrounds to discuss future growth and improvements to the grounds, according to a press release. County Manager Lance Pyle said some of the suggestions his office has received for improving fairgrounds have included: Parking and hook-ups for recreational vehicles, covered horse […]

Attending Legislative session presents challenges

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican For years people trying to attend a session of the state Legislature have complained about the parking situation at the Capitol. There’s finally some good news on that front. Last year the state opened a new $13 million parking structure just west of the Roundhouse with 580 […]

Bible’s stories accessible to everyone

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Very often newspapers are filled with accounts of children in the United States who have been lost or abducted. It is still a mystery as to the whereabouts of a boy who was camping with his family in the Utah mountains one summer. He was with his dad fishing and […]

Press Release: Stabbing at Stripes

On Monday, December 7, 2009 at approximately 5:30 PM Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to the parking lot of the Stripes Convenience Store at the corner of South Prince Street and Brady Avenue in Clovis for a call of a stabbing victim at that location in the parking lot. Upon Officers arrival […]

Letter to the editor: Handicap parking not for everyone

Handicap parking not for everyone I am concerned that people don’t seem to understand what handicap parking means. We recently traveled to Clovis from Muleshoe for some errands and shopping. I drive a one-ton van with a hydraulic patient lift. I have a sign on the door stating that 10 feet of access is needed […]

More parking available at fair

CNJ staff Fair-goers are being encouraged to use additional parking at the Special Events Center. County Manager Lance Pyle said Friday there is parking available on the east side of the fairgrounds, as well as at the events center, with ticket booths and entrances at both sides of the fairgrounds. People attending concerts at the […]

City starts recycling program

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The city started a recycling program in January that includes containers in the Albertsons and Wal-Mart parking lots and the city landfill. City Public Works Director Clint Bunch said the program is designed to save space at the landfill. CNJ staff Clovis is giving recycling another go with containers in […]

Oct. 9, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight Sept. 28 an officer responded to a business in the 700 block of Prince Street for a report of a subject with a weapon. A male teen said he was in a parking lot on Main Street when two males […]

Engineer: $1.2 million needed for Events Center parking lot

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The field in front of the Special Events Center will serve as a parking lot, but needs to be graded and paved. By Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Tuesday gave the OK for

Performers bring 1950s rock ‘n’ roll to students

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Buddy Holly tribute artist Johnny Rogers performs Friday at an assembly at Mesa Elementary School. The assembly was held in conjunction with the annual Clovis Music Festival. Holly recorded many of his hits in Clovis. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Outside, the 1950-era vehicles of the Desert Cruzers Car […]

July 8, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. June 29 an officer in the area of 21st and Thornton Streets observed a vehicle running a red light. The vehicle traveled at a high rate of speed to a parking lot on W. 21st Street and stopped. When […]

May 18, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. May 10 an officer in the area of 13th and Walnut was approached in reference to a battery. A man said he was attacked by a man who stopped him while he was driving in a shopping center parking […]

Residents oppose re-zoning of nearby property

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Glynna Martin told city commissioners Thursday a commercial neighbor would compromise her privacy and devalue her property. Martin, a single mother of four, and a handful of Clovis residents who live on Lea Street attended the City Commission meeting to protest a proposed rezoning of a residential lot in […]

Area gas prices unreasonably high

I have traveled extensively this past year and find gas much cheaper in other communities and states. On Friday, AAA New Mexico reported the average price for gas in Tucson, Ariz., was at $2.67 per gallon. The average was $2.75 in Denver and $2.81 in Amarillo. The average price in Texas was $2.69 per gallon. […]

Aug. 31 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 p.m. Aug. 23 an officer responded to a home in the 1400 block of Gidding Street for a harassment report. A woman said she had sent a text message announcing her recent marriage to […]

Fair concludes without typical rainy weather

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Ticket sales for the Curry County Fair totalled about $88,000. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Preparations for this year’s Curry County Fair included roof work and chip sealing of the food court area in case of rain. But not a drop fell during last week’s fair, a rarity according […]