July 18, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight July 9 an officer responded to a call of larceny at a store in the 2000 block of West 21st Street. A clerk told the officer a man grabbed him by the shirt and demanded […]

Cloudcroft has much to offer

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Last week in this column, I mentioned the town of Cloudcroft. In fact, the column itself was sent in from Cloudcroft. This week, in keeping with the idea of summer trips that involve only an overnight or even a long day, I want to bring the focus back to that mountain […]

July 14, 1915

Hazel Moye of Clovis died of scarlet fever. There were no funeral services at the home due to the nature of the illness and the victim’s home being quarantined, but a host of sympathizing friends followed the remains of the little girl to the cemetery. … The Clovis Journal celebrated its six-year anniversary. … Rural […]

Summer reading continues

CNJ staff The summer reading program at the Clovis-Carver Public Library has reached the halfway point and is a rousing success, according to organizer Krissie Carter. “It’s been going wonderfully,” Carter said of the two-month program that concludes at the end of July. Thursday’s children’s programs have been drawing crowds of around 100 children and […]

Fireworks show required hard work, flexibility

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Thirty-nine years ago on July Fourth, a man and his wife and two children were sitting around thinking there ought to be something to do. The only celebration of July Fourth was some fireworks at the drive-in theater north of Clovis, and people had to pay to get in. Charlie Wade, […]

Summer days often centered around TV

By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer Hispanic comedian George Lopez jokes about abuelitas who keep track of time by the order of their favorite TV programs. For example, abuelita says, “When Judge Judy is over, that’s when I take my medicine.” The summer days of my childhood also operated around TV time for many years. […]

No slacking off

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Jason Amon’s horse Cajun Moon rears up as it leaves the chute Thursday during the 37th annual Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Amon scored a 77 on his ride. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Two recent PRCA all-around world champs were in the calf roping competition […]

Cops and Courts: Police: Robberies linked

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police believe armed robberies Tuesday afternoon on North Prince and Main Street are related. Both robberies involved a white male wearing a black bandana who threatened store workers with a black handgun, according to police. The owner of Patty’s Fashion at 800 N. Prince told police a white male […]

Electric transformer shooting investigated

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A rural Curry County electric transformer shot by an unknown suspect Sunday will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair and has spurred a criminal investigation, according to officials. The transformer, located at a substation on Curry Road R north of Ranchvale, serves about 1,000 meters for the […]

Tattoos’ meanings not always obvious

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It was surreal, but in a good way — and kind of spooky. It came as an attachment to an e-mail the other day — my mother’s face, a portrait of her as a young woman. Thing is, it was a tattoo, a very good one, on the arm of […]

May 6, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4:30 p.m. Monday an officer responded to the area of 20th and Thornton streets for a report of aggravated assault. A man told the officer a female he knows had tried to run him over with her car while he was […]

Wall epitomizes communication problems in Iraq

By Freedom Newspapers Good fences make good neighbors, Robert Frost has his neighbor say in the famous poem, “Mending Wall.” But his own sentiment — this is poetry so it’s open to interpretation — seems to be rather contrary: “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling […]