Sept. 2, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11 a.m. Aug. 23 an officer responded to a business in the 300 block of Main for a theft report. A manager said an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon was stolen from his store sometime over the past three days. The gun was […]

Convenience store robbed Sunday

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Shoplifter run over by getaway car

CNJ staff A woman trying to steal liquor was run over by her getaway car on Wednesday afternoon, according to Clovis police. A woman ran from a North Prince Street store with several bottles of liquor and a security guard on her heels, Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Another woman police believe was her accomplice […]

ENMU alumnus appears in films, TV

By Mickey Winfield It may surprise many Portales residents who frequently browse the latest new releases at their favorite local video store, that they can actually rent a movie, or a television show featuring an Eastern New Mexico University theater alumni. But if your local video store of choice is Landall’s Box Office, on Portales’ […]

July 11, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. July 4 an officer responded to the 300 block of Sycamore Street for a robbery report. A man said he was walking home from a convenience store when a male and female suspect started following him, asking for money. […]

Local bookstore wins award

This just in: The Masters Parable Christian Store in Clovis has been named Parable Franchise of the Year by the Christian bookstore.

June 19, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. June 11 an officer responded to a business in the 1300 block of Prince street for a robbery. A clerk said two men threatened to hit him and demanded money. He gave them an unknown amount of cash and […]

Woman kidnapped and robbed Saturday

CNJ staff A 26-year-old female fast-food employee reported she was kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning while en route to the bank to make the store’s deposit, according to police. The victim, a manager at Wendy’s restaurant on North Prince, said two Hispanic males got into her vehicle at Ashford and Parkland around 9 […]

All not adept at shooting hoops

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The Lady of the House and I were in the feed store picking up some wheat straw for this year’s garden. We couldn’t miss the lively, energetic conversation between a customer and one of the feed store dudes about the recent college basketball playoffs.

Three arrested in 13-month-old homicide case

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Booking photo: Curry County Adult Detention Center Larry McClendon and two other Clovis men are charged with an open count of murder in the 2007 shooting death of Emmett Salisbury. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Vassie Salisbury said she had given up hope anybody would be arrested in her son’s homicide after 13 months. […]

2-27-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 p.m. Feb. 20 an officer was dispatched to a department store in the 3000 block of Prince Street for a report of battery. A woman said she and her boyfriend encountered his former wife at the store. She said she […]

Feb. 26, 2008 Business Digest

New pet store to open in Clovis Petsense, a pet food and supply store, is scheduled to open next month in Clovis, the store’s regional manager said. Tom Luba, manager for the stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, said the two-year old company looks to establish stores in towns of 30,000 or more population […]

If the shoes fit: Wear them out

Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Last week, several people stood in line at a shoe store in San Francisco for five days, waiting for the latest edition of Michael Jordan designer shoes, which cost $295 a pair. Ridiculous, if you ask me. Even more ridiculous, is that these footwear-obsessed fans say they will not even think […]

Jan. 27, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a report of a possible domestic violence situation at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 19 in the 1100 block of Merriweather. When police arrived at the residence, the person who allegedly caused the problem was […]

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army can use volunteers once a month to help distribute commodities to senior citizens. Volunteers also are needed to sort donations and to stock the thrift store. Information: 762-3801

Photo of the day: Broken glass

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Business owner Jim Graham talks inside his store with Clovis City Commissioner Len Vohs Monday morning. Graham said vandals broke windows on his store twice over the weekend. “I’m just sick of it,” he said. “Something’s got to be done.”

Year-old homicide remains unsolved

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer One year after 36-year-old Emmett Salisbury’s body was found in his Clovis secondhand store, police say they are no closer to making an arrest in the homicide. Salisbury was shot once in the chest approximately 12 hours before his body was discovered by his partner on Jan. 8, 2007. […]

Grocery business runs in family’s blood

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist As told to Don McAlavy by Steven Brian of Colorado: “I read your column ‘Clovis man spent majority of life in grocery business’ with great pleasure. I am one of the proud graduates of ‘Hubby Tech’ as Less jokingly referred to his store. Anyway, I wanted to write you also […]

Jury finds man guilty of armed robbery, assault

CNJ staff Curry County jury found a 22-year-old Clovis man guilty of armed robbery Friday, according to the District Attorney’s office. Frank Lasky was convicted of armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault with intent to commit a violent felony, felon in possession of a firearm, and criminal damage. He faces up to 28 years […]