Clovis residents express shock over theft

Project reader reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question focused on the Indian-head monument stolen from atop Hotel Clovis. Should the city haul the six remaining monuments down and store them away for safekeeping? Some responses: “THE THEFT IS TRULY tragic. What it says about our community is sad. As for removing the (remaining) heads […]

Huge stone monument stolen from Hotel Clovis roof

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An Indian chief statue is one of five monuments sat atop the nine-story high Hotel Clovis. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A 350-pound historic monument is missing from atop Hotel Clovis. The 73-year-old stone in the shape of an Indian chief with a war bonnet vanished on Tuesday. City […]

Buena Vista patients moving

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor State officials plan to relocate residents of a Clovis nursing home within 30 days, claiming the health care facility poses health concerns for its occupants. Wednesday’s decision to move all 19 residents of Buena Vista Nursing Home came after a recent barrage of heavy rainfall compounded existing problems with […]

Yucca to get new roof: Reporter’s Notebook

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent Folks at a Clovis junior high school are getting ready for a bona fide roof raising, courtesy of the state’s Public School Capitol Outlay Council. “I am pleased to announce that Yucca Junior High in Clovis has been selected to receive a new million-dollar roof,” said Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa […]

Schools ready to make use of bond money

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A computer screen at the Curry County Courthouse shows the unofficial results of the school bond election Tuesday night as Clovis School’s Superintendent Neil Nuttall, left, is congratulated on the passing of the bond issue. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth. Ryan Lengerich Let the renovations commence. The Clovis school bond has been passed and Assistant Superintendent […]

Bond election will decide $5 million for schools

Ryan Lengerich A special school bond election will be held Feb. 3 and $5 million for school renovations hangs on its outcome. The bond money would be directed to the replacement of roofs, building renovations, replacement of heating and cooling systems, parking additions and the addition of fiber optic networks in Clovis public schools district […]

Area residents see different sides of thunderstorm

By Janet Bresenham A powerful storm cell packing heavy rain, pounding hail and high winds that cut a swath across Portales and Roosevelt County Wednesday night left a trail of stranded motorists, damaged property and nervous residents. Here are some of their stories: Maryann Pawlyshyn got more than she bargained for when she ventured out […]

Monsoon rising

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Clovis was under thunderstorm and tornado warnings on Wednesday evening as severe storms moved through the area. CNJ Staff Severe weather hopscotched over eastern New Mexico on Wednesday evening, largely sparing Clovis but damaging farms in northwest Curry County, downing power lines at Cannon Air Force Base and Portales and causing flooding in Portales. The […]

High winds spark grass fire, cause minor damage to church.

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Sacred Heart employees Johnny Gallegos, left, and Jose Montoya survey the damage to the Sacred Heart School’s roof Thursday after a gust of wind ripped a piece from the building. Darrell Todd Maurina Despite Thursday’s high winds, Clovis was mostly spared from damage. One exception was Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where winds approaching 50 mph […]