No injuries reported in house fire

CNJ staff The Clovis Fire Department responded to a house fire on Cameo Street around 5 p.m. Friday. Battalion Chief Tim Peterson believes the fire began in the attic. He believes sparks from the fireplace caused the fire. The fire department ventilated the attic through the roof to contain the fire in the attic, he […]

Texico welcomed settlers, bumper crops

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Editor’s note: This column about Texico’s history is based on an article published in the 1913 weekly Clovis News. Full names of the residents mentioned are not available. William M. Franklin was the first man to settle on the spot where Texico now stands. He came here prospecting in March […]

Pet-friendly rooms

Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon’s “pet friendly room” program has been in operation for nine months at the Caprock Inn to provide guests with a cost-effective means to allow animals to travel with them. Caprock has nine rooms that are considered pet-friendly and appropriate for families traveling with their pets, said Michelle Fry, Caprock Inn’s manager. Guests […]

City civic center expected to be completed by mid-December

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Lanny Gass of Clovis hangs wire for decorative sheet rock Tuesday at the Clovis Civic Center located on the north side of Seventh Street near Schepps Boulevard. The civic center is scheduled to open by mid-December. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A light coat of tan dirt covers the site […]

Farfield Inn schedule to open in April

CNJ staff The Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott under construction on North Prince Street, which features a pool, spa and business center, is scheduled to open in April, according to a company official. Dick Fields, vice president of operations for Marriott, said the new hotel will have 69 rooms. “Approximately one-third of the rooms […]

Flames in Clovis fire of 1909 were well-fed

Tom Pendergrass moved with his family from Texico to Clovis in 1907 when he was 7. He remembered all the excitement of those early days, especially the fires. This is his story about what he called the “big fire” in 1909: “Clovis’ first major fire occurred on April 29, 1909. That’s what my dad said. […]

Women’s medical center reopens with more to offer

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The Women’s Medical Center in Clovis recently expanded its facility with the addition of seven examination rooms. At 2000 W. 21st St., the center celebrated its extra 2,000 square feet — to 13,000 now — with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception on Friday. “Now we have a total of 23 […]

Woman attacked in car

By Darrell Todd Maurina One man is in jail following a Wednesday night beating of a passing motorist, but a second suspect escaped from the Clovis police station. Police said Johnny J. “J.J.” Chavez, 20, escaped from police custody while another suspect was being interviewed. According to police reports, Chavez had been handcuffed and left […]

Rally shows off different kind of hog

By Gary Mitchell Like the fabled Phoenix rising from its own ashes, the Badlands Street Party has the makings of success after its earlier demise, organizers say. “We’re pretty pleased,” said Brent Capshaw, an event organizer. “For something that was belly-up and canceled about six months ago, it’s coming along well, thanks to the effort […]