Police press release: Peacock nest at zoo

Incident Type: There Is No Police Investigation Into Disturbing of a Peahen Nest And Broken Peafowl Eggs At Hillcrest Park Zoo In Clovis Contact Person:  Patrick Whitney, Captain   This media release is to inform the media that there is no Clovis City Police investigation into the breaking of the Peafowl eggs or disturbing of […]

Education Feature: Sew-ful studies

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Saida P. Guidero, right, owner of Saida’s Designs, gives student Daisy Negrete of Clovis guidance on her first day at fashion design school. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Saida Guidero moved to Clovis from California three months ago to be closer to family members and to open a custom-clothing […]

Commissioners adopt 4 percent budget increase

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners adopted a $9.3 million operational budget for the 2007-2008 fiscal year at a special meeting Wednesday, about 4 percent higher than the previous year’s budget. The 2006-2007 budget was $8.9 million, although only about $7.9 million was spent. County Manager Dick Smith said county departments received […]

Vaughan Pipeline begins flowing

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Members of the Bureau of Reclamation and Interstate Stream Commission take a hayride Wednesday from the Vaughan Pipeline. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers FORT SUMNER — With a hay ride and buckets, the Interstate Stream Commission celebrated the first water delivered through the Vaughan Pipeline on Wednesday. The pipeline, named […]

CHS Notes: Wildcat football to air on ESPNU

By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer Clovis High’s Oct. 19 football game at Artesia is scheduled to be televised nationally as part of ESPN’s Old Spice High School Showcase. The 14-game schedule has 10 games on ESPNU (including the Clovis-Artesia tilt), one on ESPN and three on ESPN2. Although the latter two channels are available […]

Local teams eliminated in Little League tourneys

CNJ Staff LOS LUNAS — The Clovis American All-Stars got off to a fast start Tuesday, but were blanked by Albuquerque Petroglyph after the first inning in absorbing a 10-4 losers bracket loss in the state 13-14 Little League tournament. American, which went 1-2 in the double-elimination event, got a leadoff triple from Jake Lopez […]

Police records: Clovis man harbored shooting suspect

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis man alleged to have harbored a teenage homicide suspect sought by police is now himself the target of a police search. An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Ivan Vasquez, 48. He is charged with a felony count of harboring and/or aiding a felon. The maximum penalty is […]

Funds sought to fix roads

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The City of Clovis Public Works Committee decided at its meeting Wednesday to recommend the city pick up the balance for funding road improvements that include Sycamore and Main streets. The committee initially asked the state for $222,000, but received $62,000, leaving the city to provide $160,000. Public Works […]

Local Roundup: Man faces forgery charges

CNJ Staff Man faces five forgery counts A 26-year-old Clovis man is facing five counts of forgery for allegedly attempting to pass $3,600 in phony money orders at the post office, according to police reports. Rosario Claudio was released from the Curry County jail Tuesday on a $10,000 bond, court records show. A post office […]

Education Digest: Clovis schools awarded $5 million

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Clovis school district is set to receive nearly $5 million in state funds for construction at La Casita and Zia elementary schools, according to officials. More than $3.8 million will be used for planning, design and construction for additions and renovations at La Casita and to bring the […]

Ohio senator’s change of heart good for politics

By Freedom Newspapers The Associated Press reports U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, has been under fire from both sides of the political aisle because of the way he has voted on contentious issues. Liberal activist groups are upset with the second-term senator because he voted against a Democratic bill to micromanage the war in Iraq […]

DWI battle intensified

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ashlea Sink serves customers Tuesday at Webb’s Watering Hole. Sink said she supports efforts to curb drinking and driving and has no problem cutting off customers who have had too much to drink. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis police are doubling up their efforts against drunken driving this year […]

Board approves school rezoning

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Barry Elementary School attendance zone has been expanded to encompass a section of the zone previously assigned to the Arts Academy at Bella Vista. The Clovis school board approved the rezoning at Tuesday’s meeting. The Barry school zone is extended from 21st Street south to be in line […]

Man says teen struck him with SUV

CNJ Staff Police are investigating a case involving a teen who allegedly struck a Clovis man with her car when he tried to break up a fight Sunday, according to police reports. The case is being investigated as felony aggravated battery. Around 4:30 p.m. officers responded to a home in the 2500 block of Axtell […]

Doctor named in lawsuit

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor An emergency room doctor with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit hanging over his head worked briefly at Plains Regional Medical Center and Roosevelt General Hospital, hospital representatives said this week. Dr. Theodore Collins worked briefly in PRMC and RGH’s emergency rooms as a contract physician before the administrations became aware of […]

Tammy Faye proof second act of life can be sweetest

By Freedom Newspapers For someone like Tammy Faye Messner, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s assertion that there are no second acts in American lives falls flat. The public first came to know her as the wife of Jim Bakker, a televangelist who eventually had a rendezvous with disgrace. In later years, however, this woman proved she was […]

Parents best bet in censoring kids’ video games

By Freedom Newspapers It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. And it’s on the way. “Grand Theft Auto IV,” the latest in arguably the most offensive, raunchy and controversial video-games series of all time, heads to stores this October. It’ll likely be rated M for mature, meaning no one under 17 should probably be in the same […]

Any step against D.C. nepotism good

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers With potential voters You-Tubing questions for debating Democrats on Monday and Dick Cheney’s short-lived presidency on Saturday, it’s possible you missed an example of good government by the House of Representatives. On a voice vote Monday, the House passed the Campaign Expenditure Transparency Act. The measure, co-sponsored by Rep. Adam […]

Soggy Potter book could be sign

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist My life is not so boring that I need to go out of my way to poke somebody, offend a few, or otherwise provoke e-mail to further bury my in-box. (My saved e-mails just broke into five figures.) But, I’ll tell you anyway: I love Harry Potter. If confession […]

Baskett ready for Eagles’ preseason camp

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Michael Perez As a rookie in 2006, Clovis High grad Hank Baskett caught 22 passes during the regular season and led Philadelphia Eagles receivers with a 21.1-yards-per-catch average . CNJ staff Hank Baskett is getting ready for his sophomore season in the NFL. The 2001 Clovis High graduate leaves Wednesday to join his […]