County and residents at odds over railroad

By Jack King District Court Judge William McBee dismissed two complaints against Curry County Wednesday that had been filed by residents of the Wheaton Street neighborhood south of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks. They had claimed the Curry County commissioners harmed them when they voted to close the Wheaton Street crossing. McBee dismissed […]

Editor’s death, new law blows to freedom

Mona Charen Last Wednesday, freedom took two body blows. The first was the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to permit the limitation of political speech. This is not exotic dancing or flag burning. This is “Vote for Sam Smith” — the beating heart of our democracy. The Supreme Court has just […]

Remnants of Santa Fe project remain

Don McAlavy Editor’s note: This is the conclusion of a two-part series on the Santa Fe Heights housing project that began in Clovis in the 1940s. Part one was published Dec. 3. “My brother and I,” said Cameron Mactavish, “had part-time work at the Santa Fe Heights project when out of school. Andrew was the […]

Police Blotter 12/7

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police noticed about 1:30 a.m. Nov. 29 that a white Chevy Silverado traveling west on 21st Street failed to stop for the flashing red light at North Main Street, and stopped the vehicle. The driver was unsure about the proper paperwork to […]

Police Blotter 12/3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A city sanitation truck driver called police about 10:45 a.m. Nov. 25 to report that he had struck and severed a gas line in the alley between Prince and Lea streets south of Piersal Street. The driver said he had moved over […]

Police Blotter 11/27

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Shortly before midnight Saturday, a police officer heard engines revving and tires squealing near the corner of 21st and Thornton streets. Upon investigation, police found two vehicles racing westbound on 21st Street from Thornton and stopped one of them. After detecting what […]

Police Blotter 11/19

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Two vehicles sustained heavy damage in a crash about 6:20 p.m. Monday on the corner of 21st and Thornton streets. A 1991 GMC pickup was westbound in the left-turn lane of 21st Street while a 1994 Buick was eastbound in the left […]

Police Blotter 11/14

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A gas company meter reader called police about 10:30 a.m. Monday regarding an unauthorized gas meter at the 600 block of Sheldon Street that had been taken from the 500 block of Merriwether Street. The owner of the Sheldon Street residence had […]

Police Blotter 11/10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, police received a report of a crash on the corner of Thornton and Purdue streets. The 29-year-old male driver of a GMC pickup said he was northbound on Thornton when he hit the rear end of a Toyota […]

Pedestrian killed when struck by car

CNJ STAFF An 80-year-old man was struck and killed by a motorist on the 2200 block of North Prince Street on Saturday night, police said. Late Saturday night police identified the victim as Robert Grimm. Sgt. John Corley of the Clovis Police Department said Grimm, whose hometown was not immediately known, was hit about 6:45 […]

Police Blotter 10/2

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, police observed a 17-year-old male on Fourth Street who was wanted on an outstanding warrant. The man surrendered without incident. A check of his pockets revealed a knife, a marijuana pipe, and about $1,000 in cash. Police issued […]

Police Blotter for 10/22

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police received a call from a gas station on 700 South Prince Street about 11 p.m. Oct. 15 where the clerk reported a customer had blood on him and said he had been stabbed in his lower leg, abdomen, and chest. The […]

Police Blotter 10/17

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Clovis fire investigators reported an Oct. 8 car fire at the 1200 block of West Seventh Street looked suspicious but they could not find evidence of arson. The vehicle owner told police he had purchased a 1995 Cadillac DeVille for the engine […]

Police Blotter 10/14

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Two vehicles received heavy damage in a crash about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Hinkle Street and 12th Street. According to police, a 17-year-old Clovis woman was northbound on Hinkle in a 2003 Chevy and a 36-year-old woman was westbound […]

Managers’ program arrives in Clovis

CNJ staff reports Representatives of cities around New Mexico will meet in Clovis Monday through Wednesday for the quarterly New Mexico Main Street managers training session. Main Street is a statewide program, sponsored by the Economic Development Department, that concentrates on downtown revitalization and historic preservation, providing technical assistance for businesses locating within Main Street […]

ENMU celebrates homecoming

By Tony Parra The sirens on the police cars and fire trucks sounded off and the bright red and blue lights signaled the beginning of the 2003 Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade Saturday morning. Parents, children and residents gathered on the sides of 1st Street in the downtown area in anticipation of the parade […]

Police linked seemingly unrelated cases

Freedom Newspapers Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey said three seemingly unrelated cases of child sex abuse came to police attention about the same time in mid-September. Police soon linked them to a home at 700 E. 10th Street and found other alleged victims. Carey said an internal check of police records on Wednesday also showed […]

Vehicular homicide incident may lead to lawsuit

By Darrell Todd Maurina The city of Clovis faces a possible lawsuit in connection with a July 4 car crash that killed Bobbie Lynn Sandoval. Sandoval died after being struck by a pickup truck driven by Joe Martinez Jr., who was fleeing a Clovis police officer. Martinez, 32, is in the Curry County Adult Detention […]

‘Trek for Trash’ turnout down, but results good

By Jack King Who knew “Trek for Trash” could be such an adventure? “I’ve picked up two dead birds and a rat,” said Delinda Ashburn, one of a team of 12 people from Citizens Bank who turned up at the city Parks and Recreation Department headquarters at 8 a.m. Saturday morning to help with Clovis’ […]

Street dedicated to R.L. Moreno

A new street sign for the late District 3 City Commissioner R.L. Moreno sits atop the newly named road for him at the corner of Grand Avenue after Thursday’s dedication ceremony. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King Approximately 50 people attended a dedication ceremony Thursday as the city of Clovis renamed Bonita Street […]