2003 was most arid year in two decades

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The drainage area on East Seventh Street in Clovis is bone dry as the sign reads no swimming, wading or boating. Clovis received less than 13 inches of rain this year, making it the driest year since 1980. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber Sticky, hot and nasty. Those were the words U.S. […]

Cold weather in Clovis is snow joke

By Darrell Todd Maurina If preliminary reports turn out to be accurate, the Thanksgiving morning snowfall in Clovis tied the record high snowfall for the date. National Weather Service volunteer observer Nancy McPherson said Clovis received about one inch of snow between 6 and 9 a.m., with about 0.02 inch liquid equivalent precipitation. “I was […]

Police Blotter 11/25

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A 27-year-old Clovis woman contacted police about 4:30 p.m. Thursday regarding a possible theft of her dog. The woman said the dog turned up missing Nov. 15 during a yard sale at the 3000 block of La Luz. The dog, a young […]

Newest feature not in black and white

David Stevens — From the editor’s desk The Clovis News Journal has added two new features, but you won’t find them in the pages of our newspaper. They’re on our Internet Web site. Pull up our site — www.cnjonline.com — and on the left side you’ll see a section called “Web Exclusives.” Below that heading […]

Police Blotter 11/9

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A dog owner called police about 9:30 a.m. Monday to report his daughter’s pet husky had disappeared about 7:45 a.m. from the 1700 block of Laura Lane. Police inspected the dog’s leash, which appeared to be intact and in working condition, and […]

Organizations 10/26

Beta Phi Beta Phi members held a monthly business meeting on Oct. 6 with hostesses Mary Ann Vinson and June Patrick. Correspondence was received from Theta Rho chapter of Farwell inviting District 1 to attend the district meeting on Nov. 8. Registration is 9:30 (MST). The philanthropic project for the meeting is to bring canned […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sex ring suspects’ previous charges include traffic violations and drug possession.

CNJ STAFF New Mexico’s computerized criminal case records date to 1997, with some records before that. Here are recorded histories involving those named in connection with Clovis’ child sex ring: Jeanette Martin, 44, charged with child abuse: n No criminal history. Billy Martin, 49, charged with child abuse and criminal sexual contact with a minor […]

Inch of rain falls on Clovis

Staff and wire reports Clovis received its highest rainfall total since Aug. 30 on Saturday night. Early reports from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque showed Clovis receiving up to 1.2 inches by 8:30 p.m. On Aug. 30, Clovis received 1.21 inches. Towns farther west were hit even harder, according to meterologist Kerry Jones. “We […]

Police Blotter 8/29

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A 53-year-old Clovis man came to the police department Monday morning to report a possible case of credit card fraud. The man said he wrote a $49 check to a Florida company in July that said it would open a credit card […]

Police searching for suspects in Portales shooting

By Mike Linn Police are searching for suspects involved in a Sunday night shooting that injured two men, one critically, in what police and witnesses say was provoked by arguments at a horse race earlier that day a few miles east of Portales. Ernesto Sanchez, 39, received bullet wounds in the abdomen and upper thigh […]

Child injured in car/bicycle accident

CNJ Staff An 8-year-old Clovis girl is recovering at home from bruises after being hit by a car about 7:20 a.m. Thursday while riding a bicycle. According to police reports, a 52-year-old Clovis woman was driving eastbound on 21st Street approaching the intersection of Sycamore Street when the girl rode out in front of her. […]

City’s dry spell broken

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Danny Acosta, 10, rollerblades as he enjoys the rain Sunday outside his home in the 600 block of Gidding Street in Clovis. This was the first measurable rainfall Clovis has received in more than a month. Photo by Eric Kluth. Freedom Newspapers Clovis officially ended an historic dry spell on Sunday, recording its first measurable […]

Police Blotter 8/18

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10:30 a.m. Thursday, police received a report that a man was running around the area of Brady Avenue and Tennessee Street in his underwear; a second caller advised that the man was sitting on top of a barbed wire fence and […]

Roosevelt County Fair wraps in grand style

By Janet Bresenham Where else but the county fair can a contestant take a puppy, a fish, a kitten or even a stuffed animal and win a prize? One of the highlights of the Roosevelt County Fair this was the assortment of children’s events Saturday afternoon, including the Kiwanis Pet Show, the stick horse race, […]

City plans drainage projects on First Street

By Jack King City and county commissioners received an update on some recent and upcoming local government projects at a joint luncheon Tuesday. Among the projects discussed: • City Airport Director Steve Summers said his personnel have just finished upgrading and replacing runway edge lights, regulators and runway end identification lights at the airport. The […]

Zias picked fourth in LSC preseason poll

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers West Texas A&M received 15 of a possible 18 first-place votes in the Lone Star Conference’s South Division preseason volleyball poll. The Lady Buffs, who have made 14 NCAA postseason appearances in the last 15 seasons, tallied 103 total points in the poll to easily top Abilene Christian. The Wildcats collected […]

Storms hit area again

By Darrell Todd Maurina Friday evening’s thunderstorms brought high winds, pea-sized hail, and heavy rain to the Clovis area, but area law enforcement agencies reported no major weather-related damage. “We did have some streets flooded, which is normal due to all the rain,” said Curry County Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos. “The flooding […]

Cops and Courts 6/8

A Curry County grand jury handed down first degree murder indictments Friday afternoon in the double homicide of Wesley Griest and Alex Rodriguez on Feb. 28. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter, the grand jury indicted Dominic L. Murphy, 25, of Clovis, on two counts of first degree murder and tampering with evidence, […]