Standoff ends with man in custody

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Police Lt. Doug Ford leads stabbing suspect Antoine Brigham, 29, from a house Thursday at 1021 N. Gidding St., where police say they found him hiding in the attic after a 2 1/2 hour standoff. Brigham is accused of stabbing his roommate, Brand Hutchinson, 20, in the house earlier […]

Officials: Inmate broke out windows of transport vehicle

CNJ staff An inmate who didn’t want to be transferred to state prison is facing felony criminal damage charges after sheriff’s officials say he broke out the windows of a transport vehicle. Around 7:30 a.m. Monday, Michael Padilla became violent and had to be extracted from his cell and restrained after he refused to leave […]

Windows on the World opening with mural painting

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A program aimed at preventing gangs in Clovis and Portales kicks off Thursday. Windows on the World sponsored by the non-profit Artists of America in New Mexico is targeting middle school and high school youth at risk for joining a gang. The program recruits students on probation for tagging […]

Teens accused of shooting out car windows face felony indictment in Texas

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Four teens accused of shooting out dozens of car windows in four communities during the holidays are facing felony indictment in Texas and more than 50 criminal counts in Clovis. Kathryn Gurley, Parmer County Texas district attorney, said she is combining damage estimates from incidents in Bovina and Farwell, […]

Police identify suspects in holiday crime spree

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ollie Hall of Clovis points out plastic he applied to his Chevrolet Suburban as a temporary replacement for his rear window. Hall said it will cost about $375 to replace the window, one of at least 60 shot out during a holiday weekend crime spree. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff […]

Businesses recovering from weekend vandalism

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mickey Hamilton, manager of York Tire on Seventh Street, is one of at least a dozen business owners who found gun shots in his windows Saturday morning. CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson Shattered windows and shards of broken glass greeted at least a dozen business owners across Clovis as they […]

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.”

Turning off heat at night not always efficient

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With evening temperatures in the low 40s this week, eastern New Mexico residents will be pulling out extra blankets and mugs for hot chocolate and cider. They’ll also be looking for ways to heat their residences. A few small steps can make a home warm, safe and efficient. Andy […]

Residents come to each other’s aid

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Adam Turboville cleans debris and tree limbs from his roof Saturday morning in the 1400 block of Eastridge Street. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Neighbors were out in force Saturday morning, working together to clean debris from one of several tornadoes that struck the Clovis area Friday night. About a […]

Jan. 6, 1967

Winds gusting to 60 mph ripped through Clovis, breaking numerous windows and glass doors downtown. … Carl Scott was pastor at Central Baptist Church, while Herbert Bergstrom was pastor at Parkland Baptist. E. Leonard Gillingham of Kingswood Methodist was president of the Curry County Ministerial Alliance. … Steve Carlson of Clovis was preparing to perform […]

Church celebrates 100 years of worship with special services

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The Rev. Danny Sanders has been at the First United Methodist Church in Melrose for six years. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Kathryn Viggers fondly recalls watching her daughter recite her wedding vows at the First United Methodist Church in Melrose. A member of the church since 1938, the […]

Vandals damage mailboxes, windows Thursday night

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Clovis Nazarene School was one of several locations that were victims of criminal damage late Thursday night and early Friday morning. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Staff reports Numerous criminal damage incidents were reported to Clovis police late Thursday night and early Friday morning. Sgt. Jim Schoeffel, public information officer for the Clovis Police Department, said […]

A safe, warm and cost-effective winter is all about preperation

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Jake Cavanaugh, 3, plays in the freshly fallen snow in Truckee, Calif., Oct. 26. The Sierra Nevada city got about a foot of the white stuff in the latest storm. By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Before cars, heaters and grocery stores, fall was a season dedicated to preparing for winter, but modern conveniences haven’t […]

‘Service pack’ installation could be confusing

By Tom Difrancesca: Internet Safari The long awaited “Service Pack 2” for Windows XP has finally been released, not without problems though. If you’ve got a good bit of computer experience, then installing the service pack shouldn’t be all that difficult. For most typical users though, it could end up being a royal pain. There […]

Apartment residents find windows bashed

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This blue Chevrolet is one of at least 10 vehicles parked at the Clovis Apartments that were vandalized early Saturday morning. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Residents of Clovis Apartments awoke early Saturday morning to find that windows in at least 10 vehicles had been shattered. Resident Jackie Brown, a retired […]

Windows service pack worth the long wait

Tom DiFrancesca If you’ve not run “Windows Update” on your PC lately, you need to do so. Microsoft has released yet another security patch for Internet Explorer. I’ve also just recently learned that Microsoft will be releasing “Service Pack 2” for Windows XP. The service pack is predicted to be large and may take some […]

Secret to computer health is tight security

Tom DiFrancesca: Internet Safari Worms, I wish I were talking about the wiggly kind that we take fishin’ with us, but no, I am writing about the Internet type today. The “Sasser Worm” started off by plaguing computers in Taiwan last weekend, and then with a fury, it starting striking computers in North America on […]

European decision against Microsoft is double jeopardy

Freedom Newspapers Despite the settlement in 2001 of the U.S. antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corp., the European Union is continuing its attack on the software firm. In the U.S. case, Microsoft was allowed to continue “tying” — or combining — new software into its Windows operating system. But in the ruling released last week, the […]

Residents explore anti-crime options

By Darrell Todd Maurina Following a series of burglaries and vandalism incidents in the Chaparral Country Club residential subdivision, more than 100 people turned out Tuesday night at the Chaparral clubhouse to learn from Clovis police how to organize a neighborhood watch group. Meeting organizer Jerry Cass, himself a burglary victim, told residents that they […]

Letters to the editor 6/1

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will publish thank-you letters of public interest on the first Sunday of each month. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may be deleted prior to publication. I was visiting Clovis recently during a violent wind and dust storm. As the new […]