Sheriff talks about training at FBI academy

Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., for 10 weeks. Now back at his desk, Hatcher talks about what he learned and how it may affect his office. Q. What classes did you take? A. I took six classes: Physical training, public speaking, effective writing, educational leadership, ethics and [...]

Spring is in the air

Clyde Davis Driving down New Jersey Route 539, the traffic-laden central part of the state begins to give way, slowly, to the more open road of the southern stretch, less crowded and therefore less stressful. Though the morning ground was sugarcoated with frost and the air held a see-your-breath chill, the March sun has warmed [...]

World could use injection of sense

By Ned Cantwell It may get a little stuffy in here, so patience, please. If a kid has to pee, a kid has to pee. Here’s the problem. Standards-based testing is now under way in New Mexico. Some school officials are wringing their hands over the restroom break issue. The tests last 50 to 60 [...]

Wildcats win second straight

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Jayme Nauman scored two goals as the Clovis soccer team beat Artesia 4-2 on the road Thursday. Clovis coach Shaun Gill said his team dominated play, but allowed their opponents to stay in the game until late. James Gant and Scott Elliott also scored for the Wildcats. Josh Bussen manned the [...]

Clovis summer school attendance up

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Game-oriented teaching, three hours a day of music and fine arts, and new computer-assisted curricula helped increase school attendance this summer at Clovis schools. There were 411 students grades 1-12 who attended summer school this year, up from roughly 240 students in 2003, records presented at Tuesday’s Clovis Municipal [...]

Prep baseball linescores

Tuesday Levelland JV 8, Clovis JV 3 Clovis 000 210 0 — 3 8 6 Levelland 103 220 x — 8 9 3 Luke Gray, Cade Wheeler (3), David Root (6) and Daniel Casarez; Gaonoa and Garza. W — Gaona. L — Gray. 2B — Clovis, Eric Smith 2, Scott Blakely. Levelland, Coronado, Lopez, Alexander. [...]

Porn in public a sign of declining respect

Leonard Pitts Jr. Let me set the scene. You’re sitting in traffic with your 4-year-old. Suddenly you notice she’s watching with rapt interest something in the next car. You glance over and realize the other vehicle is equipped with one of those DVD screens that are available on certain late-model cars. The option is usually [...]

Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats…

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A cat trapped Saturday morning by Clovis Animal Control Officer Martin Martinez waits to be transferred to a cage at the Clovis Animal Shelter. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Ben Kessler Like the man going to St. Ives in the nursery rhyme — whose cats each had “seven kits” — Clovis may soon be overrun [...]