Police Blotter 5/26

Police responded about 6:44 p.m. May 16 to a motorcycle crash near Ned Houk Park that sent a 23-year-old man to Lubbock for emergency treatment. Medical staff in Lubbock said the man had been transported by air ambulance while in a coma. After waking from the coma at the hospital he was found to be […]

Herrington, George

George Herrington Services: No services will be held George R. “Judge” Herrington, 79, of Texico, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 1, 1925, in Ponca City, Okla., to Warren and Ella Wittmer Herrington. He married Jere Alison Tharp on Oct. 9, 1981, in Clovis. […]

Gandhi seen as noble woman for renunciation

It is always instructive, whatever the reason, to watch a politician decline to assume power that might have been hers. In the case of India’s Sonia Gandhi, perhaps in an illustration of the pervasiveness of paradox in human affairs, it might lead to her becoming an even more powerful political presence over time than if […]

Cosby raises awareness through comedy

By Leonard Pitts Jr Maybe somebody spiked his Jell-O. I bet the audience seriously considered the idea when Bill Cosby performed recently in Washington at a commemoration of Brown v. Board of Education. According to the Washington Post, Cosby’s routine ridiculed “lower economic people” in the black community for their values, their mannerisms, their dysfunctions. […]

Word War I costly for Clovis, Grier

By Don McAlavy Memorial Day, observed on Monday, is upon us. This is the day we honor our veterans who lost their lives in service to our country. I’ve chosen to tell you about soldiers from Clovis and Grier who fought in World War I and were killed in France fighting the German army. Tom […]

Summer league lets coaches experiment

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Clovis freshman Jaden Isler tries to get past Texico’s Garett Mayfield as he drives to the basket during their Clovis summer league basketball game Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner If they don’t already, the Clovis and Portales High boys basketball teams should get to know each other pretty […]

Clovis sunsets are smokin’

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A haze of smoke purportedly from a fire in the Capitan Mountains hovered over Clovis on Monday afternoon. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer People looking to the southwest on Monday afternoon may have noticed a dark sky and smelled smoke. The smoke wasn’t coming from anywhere nearby, however […]

District 2 candidates talk on the issues

By Jack King District 2 Commissioner Pete Hulder, a Republican, is running for re-election. He has two opponents in the June 1 Republican primary — Carol S. Nichols and Ray Montoya. Since he has no Democratic challengers, the race will be decided in the primary. Last week, the three candidates spoke with the Clovis News […]

Better biz at CCC

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer A conference for business owners on how to obtain government contracts will be held Thursday in Clovis Community College’s Town Hall. Titled “How to Get Through the Government Contracting Door,” the conference will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Topics will include the state of New Mexico’s procurement […]

Clovis has a voice in national conference call

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis residents participated in a national conference call with the White House on Thursday regarding improvements in the state and national economy. “All over the United States, different people were on the conference call about how the economy is turning around,” said state Rep. Anna Crook. “There […]

Women’s medical center reopens with more to offer

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The Women’s Medical Center in Clovis recently expanded its facility with the addition of seven examination rooms. At 2000 W. 21st St., the center celebrated its extra 2,000 square feet — to 13,000 now — with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception on Friday. “Now we have a total of 23 […]

Primary Ballot

The following local, state and national primary candidates will be on local ballots on June 1, election day. President of the United States George W. Bush, Republican David Cobb, Green Party Paul Glover, Green Kent Mesplay, Green Carol Miller, Green Lorna Salzman, Green United States Representative, District 3 Tom Udall, Democrat Gregory M. Tucker, Republican […]

Police: Shooting may have been gang-related

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A shooting early Sunday morning that sent a Clovis man to a Lubbock hospital may have been gang-related, Clovis police say. Jaime Aragon, 21, was transported to a hospital in Lubbock after he was shot by unknown assailants about 3:20 a.m. Sunday, according to Detective Matthew Solari. The […]

Sci-fi mystery novel has local flavor

Reporter’s Notebook Cows, UFOs, and a murdered Singaporean airman all come together in a new fictional crime novel, “The Clovis Incident,” set in Clovis and published by the University of New Mexico Press. Author Pari Noskin Taicher said she wanted to set her novel in a community near Roswell and learned about Clovis by reading […]

Late scientist’s contributions to the field significant

Freedom Newspapers Joshua Lederberg is president emeritus of Rockefeller University. In a 2000 commentary for The Scientist magazine, he compared Arnold O. Beckman’s importance to the progress of science with that of Galileo (who invented the telescope) and Leeuwenhoek (who invented the microscope). That might seem a bit extravagant, but “the electronic and electromechanical tools […]

Party switching displays lack of loyalty

Letters to the editor I’m sure we’ve all heard about the hundreds of “Democrats” who have suddenly turned Republican, mainly so they can vote in the upcoming district attorney’s election. Is it just me, or is this wrong? What’s the point of declaring a party affiliation if it’s that easy to switch back and forth? […]

Same-sex couples’ children are different

Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist Are children raised by gay parents worse off than other children? As same-sex couples line up for marriage licenses in Massachusetts, the question achieves greater urgency. Two researchers answered when they reviewed the available scholarly literature in the American Sociological Review three years ago. What makes their essay intriguing is that […]

Barbee, Ella Mae

Ella Mae Barbee Services: Have been held. Ella Mae Barbee, 74, of Portales, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 13, 1930, in Olney Springs, Colo., to Octavia and Frank Betts. She grew up in Del Norte, Colo., and Portales, where she graduated from Portales High […]

Treasurer race about different experiences

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of question and answer sessions with county office candidates. The county treasurer’s duties include collecting taxes in the county and maintaining a bond fund account and a general fund account. The treasurer also is responsible for the safekeeping, disbursement and […]

Deputy had job in waiting

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Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Brockett checks the information of a driver after pulling him or her over for speeding Friday on South Prince Street. (CNJ photo by Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer When Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Brockett gets ready for work, he puts on a dark blue-black uniform […]