Press release: Law enforcement conducting warrant roundup

District Attorney Matthew Chandler is teaming up with local law enforcement to conduct a 3-day warrant sweep beginning Tuesday, May 28, 2013. These warrants were active as of May 22, 2013 and at the time of printing were verified by NCIC and County Court Records. Warrants will aslo be verified prior to arrest. Multiple Law […]

Public funds require utmost accountability

Some local governments are just learning the fiscally troubling news that they will not be getting back as much in gross receipts tax revenue from the state as they thought they would. Businesses collect the gross-receipts tax from consumers and turn it over to the state, which distributes the tax revenue to cities, counties and […]

Business digest – May 28

Hospital receives pair of awards Plains Regional Medical Center received two awards for vaccination successes in 2012, according to a release. The first award was given for the childhood immunization rate exceeding the state benchmark of 90 percent. PRMC's childhood immunization rate was 96 percent in 2012. The second was given for the excellent rate […]

Honoring the fallen

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Baird After kissing her hand, Lillian McDonough places it on the grave of her husband, Walter, at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens. Walter McDonough served in the Korean and Vietnam wars as an airman. He passed away in February 2009. David Ash joined the Marines at 18 and fought in the Pacific […]

Local spelling champ competing in national bee

Legato: in a manner that is smooth and connected — used especially as a direction in music. Courtesy photo Ariel Kokoricha, 10, won the title of New Mexico Spelling Bee champion in March. "I'd be a poor pianist if I didn't know that word," said 10-year-old Ariel Kokoricha of the piece of vernacular that won […]

What’s happening – May 28

Today Summer Volunteer Training — 10 a.m., 701 N. Main St., Clovis-Carver Library. Teens and adults welcome to volunteer in the "Summer Reading Program" that begins June 3. Contact Krissy Carter at 769-7840. Thursday Archaeological Program — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Chuck Hannaford, Archaeologist with the Office of Archaeological Studies in Santa Fe will […]

Obama should demand serious action from IRS

Overshadowed by the trio of Obama Administration scandals that have dominated Washington's attention in recent weeks is the renewed attention to sexual assaults and harassment in the military. Behavior that ranges from inappropriately boorish to criminal has long been a major problem. The issue resurfaced this month after an Army sergeant who was assigned to […]

Morally wrong to impose your religion on others

I last saw Janet Leslie Reynolds in 1978 when I was "friends" (pre-Facebook) with her older cousin Helen in the graduate counseling program at East Texas State University — and Janet helped in the family restaurant. Since then, Janet has married, divorced, and now lives with Beth — a nanny. My Florida Facebook friend does […]

Wait for uptick or head for the hills

That wild and crazy Richard Branson says New Mexico's space future will roar into reality on Christmas Day when he will blast into orbit — wheee! — himself and others who coughed up a couple of hundred thousand bucks. Rich promises a soft landing. This deadline will pass as others have, of course. However, there […]

In living color

Dario Hita crossed the finish line of his first 5K race (3.1 miles) Saturday splattered in pastels. He wore flat soled sneakers, which are not usually worn by runners. He didn't train for the race, and he said he never runs. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Dario Hita of Clovis braces for impact from a […]