Paper delivery delayed

Friday’s storm has prevented delivery of some newspapers and delayed others. Newspaper officials said delivery was continuing late this morning, but some carriers’ vehicles have been disabled because of the icy road conditions. Efforts will continue throughout the day.

Weather causes woes

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Frank Lucero, a 24-year city employee, sands the streets of Clovis Tuesday afternoon. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff After battling icy roads Tuesday and temperatures hovering below freezing, area residents didn’t have time to take a breather before having to brave more wintery weather. Clovis was under a winter storm […]

Cold blast hits area

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George Rodriguez of Clovis checks on his nephew, David Davulos, who wrapped up to beat the cold weather that moved into the region Monday afternoon. Today the high is expected to be in the low 30s. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Snow shovels and bags of salt used to […]

Second phase of Prince St. construction starting

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer City officials said despite more than 5 inches of rain in the last month, the newly constructed storm drainage project on Prince Street remains untested. The city-funded project, which stretched from the corner of 21st Street to Ace Triangle Hardware, was needed to alleviate water pooling along the street […]

Nasty storm couldn’t slow McAlavy clan

Don McAlavy: Local Columist “A ‘baby tornado’ formed in the Claud community, on Saturday, July 5, 1930,” according to a letter received this morning (July 9) from the correspondent of the News-Journal at Claud, 12 miles north of Clovis. “Telephone lines were down and even the rural mail carrier could not make the trip through […]

Greenwalt back in Seattle

CNJ staff Clovis’ Cisti Greenwalt is back in the WNBA, and back in Seattle. The 2001 Clovis High graduate played in four games with the Storm earlier this season, then was traded to the expansion Chicago Sky in late June and promptly cut. The 6-foot-5 center, who had been living and working out in Sacramento, […]

Chicago cuts Greenwalt’s season short

CNJ staff Cisti Greenwalt’s recent venture into the WNBA turned out to be a short one. The 6-foot-5 Greenwalt, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, had a tryout with Sacramento in preseason before signing with the Seattle Storm in early June. She played in four games for the Storm, scoring two points and grabbing eight rebounds […]

Greenwalt finds comfort with Storm

By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer The Seattle Storm view former Clovis High standout Cisti Greenwalt as project. Storm coach and player personnel director Anne Donovan said the team was looking for a young post player when they signed the 6-foot-5 Greenwalt in late May. “Our staff watched her quite a bit when she was […]

Greenwalt sees first WNBA action

CNJ Staff Former Clovis High standout Cisti Greenwalt saw her first game action Wednesday night with the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. Greenwalt played the final 4:30 of the Storm’s 86-73 home victory over the Chicago Sky. She finished scoreless on 0-for-1 shooting. Greenwalt signed with Seattle on May 26, according to her mother, Terri Greenwalt. She […]

Course offered in storm spotting

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Steve Summers has been a storm spotter for 12 years. Although he’s never seen one up close or heard the signature freight train sound, he is well aware of the damage they can do. The director of the Clovis Municipal Airport, Summers is one of 20 storm spotters in […]

Hounds rally to salvage split with Southeastern

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team avoided suffering its first doubleheader loss of the season on Friday, but the Greyhounds certainly had to work hard to do it. Southeastern Oklahoma’s Adam Bennett blanked the Hounds 3-0 in the opener of their Lone Star Conference crossover twin bill at Greyhound Field before […]

Residents seek alternatives to ‘pits or holes’ in developed areas

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Clovis city commissioners view ideas for storm-water management during a presentation Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Commissioner Cathy Haynes says storm-water retention ponds in the city are unhealthy, unsightly and dangerous. Several area residents shared her views on […]

Commissioner raises concerns about storm-water management

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The issue of retention structures, like this one on Sycamore Street across from HiIlcrest Zoo, will be reviewed in a Thursday night study session after the regular City Commission meeting. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Storm-water management is back on the mind of at least one Clovis city commissioner. The […]

Storm-water debate deserves public input

Freedom Newspapers Numerous Clovis residents are unhappy with the city’s storm-water management solutions. Particularly unsettling are the trash- and weed-collection points, euphemistically known as retention ponds, that are championed by Clovis Public Works Director Harry Wang. Those voices will be heard and we urge you to join them, even if you favor the present methods. […]

Hurricane falsehoods leading to waste

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist Reviewing the falsehoods, myths and misrepresentations spun by the press, politicians and pundits following Hurricane Katrina, one is reminded of Nora Ephron’s bon mot: “No matter how cynical I get, I can’t seem to keep up.” Most recently, we have word from the National Hurricane Center that Katrina was not […]

Survivors to speak at two local churches

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Two survivors of separate harrowing experiences are scheduled to share their inspirational messages Sunday in Clovis. Gilbert Forrest will conduct multiple services at a revival being held at First Christian Church of Clovis where his son, Jon Forrest, currently serves as senior pastor. The longtime Oklahoma pastor is a […]

Environmental, fiscal challenges coming into focus

Knight Ridder Newspapers BILOXI, Miss. — Hurricane Katrina damaged or demolished nearly half a million homes in three states, the American Red Cross said Wednesday — four times as many as Hurricane Andrew did when it hit South Florida in 1992. As President Bush prepared to speak to the nation from an undisclosed location in […]

Government simulation predicted 61,290 deaths in hurricane

Ron Fournier and Ted Bridis: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — As Katrina roared into the Gulf of Mexico, emergency planners pored over maps and charts of a hurricane simulation that projected 61,290 dead and 384,257 injured or sick in a catastrophic flood that would leave swaths of southeast Louisiana uninhabitable for more than a year. […]

Congress passes bill for $51.8 billion in relief

By David Espo: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Acting with extraordinary speed, Congress approved an additional $51.8 billion for relief and recovery from Hurricane Katrina on Thursday. President Bush pledged to make it “easy and simple as possible” for uncounted, uprooted storm victims to collect food stamps and other government benefits. “We’re not asking for […]

Floodwaters receding in New Orleans

Knight Ridder Newspapers NEW ORLEANS — As floodwaters slowly receded Tuesday, more bodies surfaced and many more are expected, even as a new tropical threat lurked offshore. However, some shafts of light split the grim Gulf Coast reality. First, the shadow: A storm developing just off Florida’s east coast could strike as a hurricane by […]