Sept. 27 Education Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of school-related incidents in which area law enforcement responded: Around noon Sept. 13 an officer responded to a fight in the Clovis High School cafeteria. The boys told the officer they exchanged words and began fighting. Each said the other started the fight. The case is open, pending […]

Sept. 25 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. Sept. 16 an officer responded to a home in the 2900 block of La Fonda Road for a report of larceny. A man told the officers he had caught a female child stealing […]

Sept. 20 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. Sept. 9 an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of Prince for a report of a theft of a purse. A woman told the officer a woman grabbed the purse […]

Sept. 18 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 a.m. Sept. 8 an officer stopped to talk to a male walking through the softball fields on 14th Street. The officer noted the male seemed intoxicated and was advancing on him in an aggressive […]

School honors anthem

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Members of the Portales High School Choir gathered around the flagpole in front of James Elementary School Friday along with elementary students for a short program on National Anthem Day. Choir members shown singing the anthem around the flagpole are, left to right, Alyssa Sapp, Hannah Stroud, Shawn Franken, Kaitlynn Stratton […]

Tossing diapers can’t be good karma

By Grant McGee: Local columnist There’s something great about a new morning on the High Plains. The sun has just come up, the air is still cool and fresh, birds are singing. It’s even better when it’s my day off and The Lady of the House hasn’t given me her chore list yet. This was […]

Sept. 13 Education Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of school-related incidents in which area law enforcement responded: Around noon Aug. 28 an officer came upon school personnel breaking up a fight in the hall at Yucca Middle School. One of the 13-year-old girls said she was punched first and then fought back. The other student said […]

Sept. 9, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. Aug. 28 an officer responded to a home in the 1000 block of Rencher Street for a report of an assault. A man told the officer a male acquaintance pulled a gun on him in a dispute over a […]

Aug. 31 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 p.m. Aug. 23 an officer responded to a home in the 1400 block of Gidding Street for a harassment report. A woman said she had sent a text message announcing her recent marriage to […]

$2 bills spend same as any other note

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Two-dollar bills always seem to get a bad reputation. Many folks don’t want them in their wallets and some cashiers even scrunch up their faces when you pay for stuff with them. I ran across an article the other day about $2 bills used regularly as change at some exotic […]

Aug. 28 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 p.m. Aug. 21 an officer was called to a home in the 800 block of Corrales for a battery report. A woman told police she had an argument with her baby-sitter. While getting her […]

Aug. 24 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Aug. 17 an officer responded to an apartment in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard about a credit card. A man told the officer he found his neighbor’s credit card […]

Aug. 19, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Aug. 10 officers responded to the area of Cesar Chavez Drive and Traver Street for a vehicle crash involving a child. The driver of a car told the officers he struck a child […]

June bug by any other name not same

By Grant McGee: Local columnist With Cannon Air Force Base here, you’re going to have folks from all over the country living around Clovis. Along with the different accents from around the country come different terms and words to describe the same thing known as colloquialisms. Giving someone a ride on your bicycle is called […]

Complacency has no place in military

Commentary by Capt Josh Kubacz: 27th Fighter Wing Safety CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Complacency is a term often heard in a briefing room before flying or in an annual Operational Risk Management (ORM) refresher classroom. Although normally associated with flying, complacency applies to everyone. Whether you are a comptroller, electrician, crew chief or pilot, […]

Aug. 8, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. July 30 an officer took a report of credit card fraud at the police department. A woman said charges for purchases she did not make from Bulgaria appeared on her account totaling almost $250. About 3:30 p.m. July 30 […]

Aug. 2, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight July 25 an officer was called to a home in the 300 block of West 11th Street for an injured suspect. He found a man accusing a woman of injuring him and the woman saying he did it himself by […]

Report: Pizza deliverer robbed at gunpoint

CNJ Staff A Clovis pizza delivery woman was robbed at gunpoint by two masked men around midnight Monday, according to police reports. The 28-year-old told police she was delivering an order to a home in the 3000 block of La Fonda Street when the men approached her and one pointed a black handgun at her, […]

July 31, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11 a.m. July 23 an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Aspen for a report of narcotics. Another officer reported seeing two juveniles smoking blunts with marijuana in them. The boys, […]

Aug. 3, 1956

The Clovis News-Journal reported that a rainbow forming a perfect circle around the sun was visible for several minutes around 11:30 a.m. … The El Paso Texans handed the Clovis Pioneers’ baseball team its fifth straight loss by a score of 13-6. … Clovis TV Service, located at 1005 Main, claimed to offer the latest […]