Police blotter - Jan. 4

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 12:10 a.m.: Caller requested a situation check, 3700 block of North Prince Street. 3:17 a.m.: Caller reported prowlers in the area, 200 block of Olive Drive. 3:21 a.m.: Caller reported a dispute in progress, 600 block of Gunstock Road. 4:06 a.m.: Caller reported […]

Editorial: 2012 full of unnecessary regulations

2012 was a boom for new government regulations. Unfortunately, a lot of them aren't likely to do anyone any good, except perhaps as employment insurance for those bureaucrats already employed or hired to enforce them. The biggest regulation offenders on a Top 10 worst list, compiled by the conservative Heritage Foundation, range from a simplification […]

State should stay out of parenting

Should parents have the final say in raising a child? How can you protect children without violating their rights, or the rights of their parents? Everyone who isn't mentally or emotionally damaged wants to protect innocent children, but how far can you go to protect them? I think parents do have the last word and […]

Obama should revise energy policy

Just prior to the election, battery-maker A123 Systems filed for bankruptcy. As the recipient of $249 million in federal money, the Massachusetts-based company represents just the latest in a long line of troubled taxpayer-enabled green ventures — some 34 companies and $7.5 billion to date. How little different this is from Houston-based Enron's forays into […]

New Mexico fishing report: Jan. 3

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Q&A – Trainer says setting reachable goals important

Local personal trainer Jane Hamann knows it's the goal of many to get healthy and fit in 2013. Originally from Chicago, Hamann is a dedicated marathon runner interested it getting others healthy. But she knows at times when people decide to make a change, they tend to bite off more than they can chew. She […]

By the numbers – Building permits

A look at permit information for the city of Clovis for the month of December, and for 2012, according to city records. 0 — New commercial permits in December 11 — New residential permits in December 13 — New commercial permits in 2012 16 — Right-of-way permits issued in 2012, each carrying $20 permit fees. […]

Road projects top city’s to-do list for 2013

Street improvements, changes at the Hillcrest Park Zoo and the first phase of the effluent reuse project are city projects on the horizon for 2013. Here is a general summary of what's coming up for the year ahead: n Norris Street project: A request to go out for bids on improvements on Norris Street between […]

Victim describes armed assault as ‘surreal’

David Shober, 82, stood on the still blood-spattered floor of his garage on Stone Place about eight hours after he was beaten and robbed Wednesday and shook his head in disbelief. "I had opened the garage door and started the car to warm it up," Shober said, "went back inside to get the dog and […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission – Jan. 3

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: A 4:45 p.m. executive session to discuss threatened litigation. Permission to seek bids for Norris Street improvements. The timeline calls for opening bids Feb. 7, with an anticipated cost of $3.9 million. The project […]