Police blotter — Nov. 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday • 12:47 p.m.: Domestic, 1000 block of Mitchell Street. • 12:50 a.m.: Juvenile problem in progress, 700 block of East First Street. • 1:03 a.m.: Premise check, 1000 block of Ashton Street. • 2:10 a.m.: Subject with a weapon, 2000 block of East […]

What’s happening — Nov. 1

Today “Ask a Lawyer” Legal Fair — 2 p.m.-4 p.m., YAM Theatre, 219 S. Main St., Portales. Information; clodbsc@nmcourts.giv or 505-797-6039 NM Finance Authority Legislative Interim Committee Meeting — 9:30 a.m., Civic Center. Information: 763-3435. L.J. Jenkins Invitational Bull Riding — 7:30 p.m., Curry County Events Center. Information: 763-3435. Saturday Surviving the Holidays Event — […]

Letter to the Editor — Oct. 31

GOP’s real Obamacare fear? It will work Every time you turn on a news channel or radio station there is someone running down the Affordable Care Act. There is an ideology in our country that believes anything government does is bad. This group is not concerned about the needs of the majority of citizens in […]

Citizens have right to know “dark” money sources

I n a bad omen for transparency and accountability, “dark money” groups are spreading in New Mexico like fleas on an old dog. Two fliers were recently sent out by a new nonprofit “social welfare” group, New Mexico Competes. Its members have ties to Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration and the Republican Party. Its executive director, […]

What’s happening — Oct. 31

Today Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Craft Room. Information: 769-7840. High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., Master’s Center, Conference Room. Information: 575-791-1218. Curry County DWI Task Force — 4 p.m., Curry County Commission Room, 700 N. Main Street. Information: 763-7725 ext. 162. Ute Water Commission meeting — 2 p.m., Grady Senior […]

Police blotter — Oct. 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday • 12:34 a.m.: Premise check, 2000 block of East 21st Street. • 1:43 a.m.: Premise check, 1000 block of Layton Court. • 1:46 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 500 block of Maple Street. • 2:22 a.m.: Domestic in progress, Fourth and Axtell streets. • […]

Peanut parameters

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Peanut allergies can be a serious issue for some children, and local school districts are putting rules into effect to protect the health and safety of those vulnerable students. According to the Mayo Clinic, peanut allergies are especially common in children, and symptoms can range from minor irritation […]

Clovis firefighters ready to welcome Halloween visitors


CNJ staff Local firefighters are getting into the Halloween spirit with the Clovis Fire Department’s annual trick-or-treat event. According to Chad Healer, public education coordinator for CFD, monetary donations are given by local American Legions and VFWs each year and a large candy purchase is made. Candy is then passed out to local trick-or-treaters at […]

Our Shepherd Gave His Life for His Sheep

Curtis Shelburne

Our Shepherd Gave His Life for His Sheep By Curtis K. Shelburne In this fallen world we are accustomed to hearing stories of selfishness and greed, but, as Paul Harvey used to say, “Wash your ears out with this!” When Wake Forest freshman baseball outfielder (and 19th round draft pick for the New York Yankees) […]

Art can carry students long way

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy

Throughout the day and evening children and adults will be seen out and about, clad in a wide variety of costumes. It is, of course, Halloween, a holiday with a number of traditions: “trick or treating;” carving pumpkins into Jack o’ Lanterns; bobbing for apples; eating candied corn and caramel apples; and more. Celebrations at […]