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 […]

Board approves school rezoning

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Barry Elementary School attendance zone has been expanded to encompass a section of the zone previously assigned to the Arts Academy at Bella Vista. The Clovis school board approved the rezoning at Tuesday’s meeting. The Barry school zone is extended from 21st Street south to be in line […]

Trial postponed

By CNJ Staff Due to inclement weather, the first-degree murder trial of a 31-year-old Clovis man scheduled Monday was postponed until today. Robert “Pelon” Macias is accused of shooting Wilfred Salas Jr., 19, in the head early in the morning of Jan. 15, 2006, as Salas drove on Merriwether Street. Salas was found with a […]

Movie theater plan rolling

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis City Commissioners began paving the way Thursday for a 10-screen movie complex to be built in the city’s northern corridor behind Roden Smith Village on Llano Estacado Boulevard. Commissioners approved introduction of an ordinance at their meeting that would revise off-street parking standards and amend the existing code […]

Parking preferences can speak volumes

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I’m halfway through the book “Long Way Round.” It’s about actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s eastward motorcycle journey from London to New York. The two are reminiscing about training for the trip through places where they might be looking down the barrels of several AK-47 machine guns. They described […]

Police cite about a dozen for drinking in public

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police sent a message Friday that softball and beer do not go together on city property, according to officials. Approximately a dozen people were cited Friday for drinking in public during a softball tournament at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. Police said Friday’s arrests were part of an initiative […]

Seeing God requires faith, spiritual vision

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist When I was a little girl, I often played a game of making objects out of the huge clouds that would cross the sky. I would play guessing games with Susie, telling her to look at the clouds to guess what animal or tree or person or whatever my imagination […]

4/15 Local roundup

Clovis police search car in jail parking lot for drugs Clovis police on Friday searched a vehicle outside Curry County Adult Detention Center and found what appeared to be marijuana, Lt. Patrick Whitney said. No arrests had been made early Friday evening, and officials said they would have to test the substance found in the […]

One dead at Clovis motel

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Clovis Police investigate the scene of a suspicious death Saturday evening at the Econo Lodge on Mabry Drive in Clovis. CNJ Staff photo: Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF Investigators believe the man who died in a Clovis motel parking lot Saturday night did not know his alleged killer, 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Officials […]

PRMC parking nearing completion

CNJ staff CLOVIS — The parking lot construction taking place at Plains Regional Medical Center will be completed within the next three weeks, according to Wes White, chief operating and financial officer for the hospital. The northeast parking lot will be closed during construction, however additional parking has been constructed on the existing southeast parking […]

Q&A: PRMC keeping pace

Wesley White is chief operating and financial officer at Plains Regional Medical Center. He answered questions recently about the hospital expansion. Q. What is capacity now? A.The hospital is licensed for 106 beds. The Intensive Care Unit beds will increase from 8 to 12 in 2007. Q. Is PRMC seeing increase in demand, and how […]

Strangers to each other, but not to God

Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist I can still recall the man who used to roam the streets of Clovis. Our children named him the “strange guy.” The first time we noticed him was on one of our usual trips to the grocery store. He was peculiar, we thought, as he held his chin high, holding his […]

Locals gather in prayer

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Rhonda Boswell, of Clovis, bows her head during prayer services during the National Day of Prayer ceremonies Thursday outside the Master’s Center. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer The National Day of Prayer drew nearly 150 people to a Thursday noon prayer rally in the parking lot of the […]

Police Blotter 4/30

A Portales man came to the Clovis Police Department about 5 p.m. on April 22 to report a case of stalking via computer. The man said he had walked from one location to another in Clovis on April 19. After returning home, he received a pop-up message on his computer by someone who described every […]

Police Blotter 4/28

About 1 p.m. Friday, police responded to a Clovis junior high school where the assistant principal had a 15-year-old male student in his office who had admitted to grabbing the breast of a 14-year-old female student. Police told the boy what he did was illegal, issued him a juvenile citation, and advised the boy’s mother […]

Police Blotter 10/24

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded about 4 a.m. Saturday to a reported rollover crash with injuries at a store parking lot entrance. Two men were standing next to a black Honda on its side in a large drainage area north of Llano Estacado. The driver […]

Police Blotter 10/20

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police received two calls shortly before midnight Tuesday regarding drive-by shootings According to a man at the 2100 block of Ross Street, two vehicles were driving south when the man heard a sound that may have been a shotgun discharge. Two people […]

School board discusses parking ordinance

By Gary Mitchell City residents around Clovis High School — if not the entire city — may have to purchase permits to park in front of their own residences because of complaints of students parking off campus. Clovis school officials are considering submitting an ordinance to that effect to the city after a number of […]