Phone call leads to suspect’s capture

CNJ staff A phone call from a citizen led to the capture Tuesday of a man Clovis police have been seeking for about six months. Gabriel Chavez was taken into custody without incident just before 5 p.m. in the 700 block of Gidding Street, said Chief Steve Sanders. “Somebody witnessed him going down the street […]

Company manager: Overpass on schedule for November completion

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The Hull Street Overpass is scheduled for completion in the first week of November. It has been closed since June 2008 for safety reasons. CNJ staff A manager for the company rebuilding the Hull Street Overpass said a November completion date is on the agenda. “The process is going well,” […]

Part of 21st Street, Prince Street intersection closing temporarily

CNJ staff The city of Clovis is asking drivers to avoid traveling eastbound on 21st Street from Prince Street between 4 a.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday because of construction. The turning lane for southbound traffic from Prince Street to 21st Street will be closed. This is due to extensive street repairs that will be occurring […]

Press release: Drivers asked to avoid eastbound travel on 21st Street on Wednesday

The City of Clovis is asking drivers to please avoid attempting to travel eastbound on 21st Street from Prince Street between 4:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 4th, 2010. This is due to extensive street repairs which will be occurring on the east side of the 21st and Prince Street intersection which will prevent […]

Construction to begin on 21st Street

CNJ staff The city of Clovis will begin construction on 21st Street between Prince Street and Norris Street today. The project is estimated to take eight to 12 weeks, according to City Engineer Justin Howalt. There will be lane closures during the period and drivers are being cautioned to seek alternate routes. The project will […]

Portales police investigating death of ENMU student

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Portales Police and Fire personnel were on-scene at the 1200 block of North Avenue A, investigating a suspicious death Thursday evening. Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry said the victim had evidence of head trauma. Jared Tucker Portales police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old woman found outside her residence […]

Sesame Street stopover

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Clarisa Valdez, 7, gets a hug from Cookie Monster. Liliana Castillo Five-year-old Natalie Whitson was disappointed that Elmo didn’t shake her hand but she enjoyed the Sesame Street live show anyway. The show came to Cannon Air Force Base last week to present three free shows. Dawn Whitson said the […]

Press release: Senator discusses oil independence legislation, Wall Street reform and unemployment insurance extension

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, talked with reporters today about his recently introduced Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act. He also gave remarks on the passage of Wall Street reform legislation and today’s long-overdue vote to move forward with an extension of unemployment insurance benefits for out-of-work Americans. To listen to the […]

Group hosting outreach block parties

CNJ staff Christian Believers is hosting two community outreach block parties. The first is July 24 at Gatewood Apartments on W. 15th Street. The second is Aug. 28 in the Clovis Apartments on W. Grand Street. The group is seeking volunteers to help with program setup, games, food, music, supplies and teardown. To volunteer or […]

Press release: Senator discusses green infrastructure for Clean Water Act, Small Business Lending Fund Act, Wall Street reform and comprehensive immigration reform

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, talked with radio reporters today about new legislation he recently introduced called the Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act. He also discussed pending small business and jobs legislation and this week’s anticipated final vote on Wall Street reform in the Senate. To listen to the audio, click here. […]

Flooding closes section of 14th Street

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The city of Clovis Public Works Department closed 14th Street between North Edwards and North Hull on Thursday because of flooding from Chavez Lake, according to public works director Clint Bunch. Barring any major rainfall, Burch anticipates the road will reopen in a day or two.

Overpass, 21st Street improvements on public works agenda

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Committee merging, updates on the Hull Street Overpass and improvements to 21st Street during Wednesday’s Public Works Committee meeting. Also the agenda for the 8:30 a.m. meeting at City Hall includes a request to present comments on the city’s trial program with polycarts for sanitation instead of dumpsters. The […]

Police: Witnesses aid woman after robbery

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police say witnesses came to the aid of a Clovis woman robbed Friday morning, chasing and holding the suspect until officers arrived. Rondy Q. McDonald, 24, was arrested for robbery and taken to Curry County jail. Around 10 a.m. a woman was entering Allsups at Grand Avenue and Prince Street when […]

Fun run walk scheduled

Freedom New Mexico A fun run walk has been added to the list of events held on the Fourth of July in Clovis by a couple of athletes. Cory and Kala Adair of Clovis said they drove to other cities in eastern New Mexico and west Texas to participate in walks and runs. The couple […]

Ticket feature: Clovis Soap Box Derby taking place Saturday

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File photo The ninth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday on Sycamore Street. Freedom New Mexico Thirteen youngsters will gather Saturday for the ninth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby. The race begins at 10 a.m. on Sycamore Street near Yucca Middle School. According to Director Larry Erwin, racers are ages […]

Thunderstorm hammers Clovis

Clovis dealt with flash flooding and hail late Saturday night. As of 11 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service in Albuquerque had recorded .76 inches of rain at the Clovis Municipal Airport and .67 inches at Cannon Air Force Base. About 9:45 p.m, spotters reported heavy rain and flooding from a group of thunderstorms over […]

More than 70 floats featured in Pioneer Days Parade

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Brooke Reid, left, and Emile Reid ride a miniature horse-pulled carriage with the help of Harry Riser on Saturday during the 40th annual Pioneer Days Parade on Main Street. The miniature carriage and horses was a float with Southwestern Flavor, a riding group in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff […]

Pioneer Day parade deadline Friday

CNJ staff The dealine to enter the annual Pioneer Days Parade is 5 p.m. Friday. The parade is 10 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. This year’s theme is The Clovis Sounds. The parade will start at Hilltop Plaza at Main and 21st streets and finish at Grand Street. Entry forms are available at the Clovis […]

Seven-foot bull snake found on Seventh Street

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Watched by fellow officer Dennis Weist, Animal Control Officer Robin Wiggins, at 5-feet-two-inches tall, has difficulty fully stretching a Bull snake that was killed Thursday morning on Seventh Street. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A near 7-foot long dead Bull snake caught Clovis Animal Control Officer Dennis Weist by […]

Police blotter — May 30

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon May 13 an officer responded to the 500 block of Thornton Street for a report of battery. A man told dispatch he had followed a man who had hit him. Officers met with the 20-year-old, who said he was driving […]