Police Blotter 11/11

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the 2000 block of Chaparral regarding a stolen firearm. The owner said she found a lock box open in her home on the coffee table with a semi-automatic pistol missing. She said she does not […]

Robbery suspect indicted

By Darrell Todd Maurina Sammy Guerrero, 21, faces sentences that could total more than 40 years in jail following his indictment Thursday by a Curry County grand jury in connection with a string of armed robberies from June 14 to Sept. 4. “Our position is we’re going to review the evidence and put together the […]

Police Blotter 10/14

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Two vehicles received heavy damage in a crash about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Hinkle Street and 12th Street. According to police, a 17-year-old Clovis woman was northbound on Hinkle in a 2003 Chevy and a 36-year-old woman was westbound […]

Bovina man stable after gunshot

CNJ Staff A 36-year-old Bovina man is in stable condition at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock following an early Monday morning shooting in Clovis. According to Clovis police reports, Juan Villarreal came to the Towne & Country store on the corner of Seventh and Thornton streets about 12:10 a.m. with blood running down his leg. Villarreal […]

Clovis man charged in theater robberies

By Jack King Clovis police have made additional charges against a 21-year-old Clovis man in connection with a series of summer armed robberies, including three at North Plains Cinema 4. Sammy Guerrero, of 1709 Laura Lane, is being held in Curry County Adult Detention Center on $150,000 cash bond. He is charged with multiple counts […]

Garcia, Mary

Mary Garcia Services: Have been held. Mary O. Garcia, 79, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. Mrs. Garcia was born on May 3, 1924, in Trinidad, Colo. She was raised in Raton and lived most of her life in Clovis. In 1944, she married Frank Garcia in Clovis. She moved […]

Early bird voters have two options this year

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Clovis resident Jo Ann Teeter casts her early voting ballot Monday at the Curry County Courthouse. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King A little more than 1 percent of Curry County’s registered voters have participated so far in early voting for the Sept. 23 special election. Since early and absentee voting started on Aug. […]

Pena, Marjorie

Marjorie Pena Services: Have been held. Mrs. Marjorie Doris Hood Pena, 76, of Clovis, a retired school teacher, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Byers, Texas. She received a bachelor’s degree in music from Highlands University and a master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University. She […]

Rogers, Florence

Florence Rogers Services: Have been held. Mrs. Florence Vivian Rogers, 101, of Clovis, a retired bookkeeper, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on June 5, 1901, Chelsea, Okla., to Crummel and Elizabeth Kissinger DeLozier. She moved to Pleasant Hill in 1906. They farmed and helped to build […]

Letters to the Editor 8/3

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will publish thank-you letters of public interest on the first Sunday of each month. Letters should be less than 300 words and must be signed. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses […]

CCC chorale hits high note at spring concert

By Janet Bresenham The rousing sounds of patriotism echoed throughout Town Hall at Clovis Community College Sunday afternoon, as the men and women of the High Plains Chorale presented their spring concert. Both the audience and the 37-member singing group were a sea of red, white and blue, with many people still dressed in their […]

One injured in truck-train collision

By Jack King A Clovis man was at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock on Monday after ramming his truck into a train just off U.S. Highway 60-84 between Clovis and Texico, officials said. His condition was unknown at press time. Derek Glidewell, 41, was westbound on U.S. 60-84 when the wreck occurred at 9 a.m. Monday […]

Aquifer history goes back millions of years

By Claire Bushey The word “aquifer” comes from two Latin words, which together mean “to bring water.” That is what the Ogallala Aquifer has done for the High Plains for nearly a century. Named after the town of Ogallala, Neb., the aquifer covers 174,000 square miles in parts of eight states, including New Mexico and […]

Ethanol plant escapes fines for dumping

By Mike Linn Scientific test results show an ethanol byproduct spill in Melrose in mid-September contaminated the area’s soil, forcing a local ethanol manufacturing company to clean up the mess. High Plains Ethanol officials dug up the soil and disposed of it at a licensed landfill and received no fines for the mishap, said Christina […]

Clovis History Tied to Land

Don McAlavy David Calvin Myers and his family stand outside of their home at 123 Prince St. in Clovis in 1916. Photo Courtesy of High Plains Historical Foundation. “The old-time cowmen were a type of which we will never see again. They are as distinct as gold is from silver. They came from the same […]

Sources

Don McAlavy Reading sources on east-central New Mexico, Curry County and Clovis: “Curry County History,” 1978, published by the High Plains Historical Foundation of Eastern New Mexico. “High Plains History,” 1980, published by the High Plains Historical Foundation of Eastern New Mexico. “Our Kind is Hard to Kill,” 1997, by Don McAlavy. “Clovis Revisited – […]