Police blotter — March 21

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday • 7:31 a.m.: Call in reference to a stray dog chained to a tire. Dog has dragged the tire and gotten wrapped around the caller’s porch swing. Caller has tried to help it but it growls at her, 200 block of Circle Drive. […]

Police blotter — March 20

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Saturday • 12:20 a.m.: Caller reported that her sister attacked her, 1000 block of County Road 5. • 1:12 a.m.: Caller reported an officer responded to a domestic dispute, said there were four males outside who were waiting for him and threatened to shoot […]

Police blotter — March 18

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday • 9:12 a.m.: Caller reported his back door was left unlocked. There is now a set of keys on the kitchen table that don’t belong to him or his roommate, 200 block of Ruth. • 2:07 p.m.: Call in reference to a female […]

Police blotter — March 16

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday • 8:13 a.m.: Call in reference to a suicide attempt, 500 block of Hinkle. • 9:03 a.m.: Caller reported passing by a driveway and seeing a pickup with window broken out, 3100 block of Wicks. • 9:26 a.m.: Caller reported the apartment next […]

Police blotter — March 15

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday • 11:16 a.m.: Caller reported driving by and seeing a male hitting a female and then go inside, 100 block of Aspen. • 11:32 a.m.: Caller reported her ex came into her home uninvited and took items, 2100 block of Howard Cowper. • […]

Police blotter — March 14

Here are police, sheriff and fire call logs from Monday through 11 a.m. Tuesday: • 12:45 a.m.: Caller reported a group of teenagers causing problem in the playground, 4300 block of Lew Wallace Drive. • 12:49 a.m.: Caller reported an unknown male kicked in his door and walked away, 800 block of Beta. • 2:07 […]

New budget may call for fee hike

As defense budgets grew over the past decade, Congress shrugged off complaints of runaway military health costs and blocked every proposal from the Bush administration to raise TRICARE fees sharply on retirees. Defense budgets have stopped rising, however, and Defense officials today are sounding more confident that Congress will follow last October’s $5-a-month bump in […]

Man sought for illness may have been spotted

CNJ staff A Clovis man sought in a statewide manhunt may have been spotted Monday near West Seventh and Thornton streets. Clovis police and Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller confirmed responding to a report of someone spotting Robert J. Gutierrez, 45, who officials say has active pulmonary tuberculosis and is considered infectious. Both departments responded […]

Peanuts popular at Capitol

They used to call it “The City Different” years ago. I haven’t heard Santa Fe called that in a while though, I checked last week and it is indeed still different. I’ve written a whole lot of New Mexico Legislature stories over the years but strangely enough I had never been in Santa Fe while […]

State needs to put down phones

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Dear Gov. Susana Martinez, May I call you Susana? Or maybe even “Suzy?” I know we have not formally met. By “met,” I mean we have not been in the same town at the same time, ever. No problem. That’s the way I started out with your predecessor. By the end I was stalking him […]

Time for some GOP candidates to call it a day

Freedom New Mexico The TV networks declared Mitt Romney the winner in New Hampshire about five seconds after the polls closed, so commentators had to scramble to find something interesting to say the rest of the night. It wasn’t easy. Mr. Romney had been expected to win Tuesday’s GOP primary and did. Jon Huntsman tried […]

CCC offering chorale class

Freedom New Mexico Beginning Jan. 19, Clovis Community College is offering a new High Plains Chorale class. Course students will give a spring concert featuring the music of classic American composers. Clovis Community College instructor Ken McDonald said the course will be offered for college credit. Non-students can attend the course for $15 per semester. […]

Our people: Answering the call

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Courtesy photo Clovis residents Gerri and Richard Gomez met over 30 years ago. Clovis natives Richard and Gerri Gomez have run the Lighthouse Mission for nearly 25 years. Richard Gomez said the reason is simple. “It’s a calling.” Gerri Gomez said they do what they do “to give people help today and hope for tomorrow.” […]

Friday morning briefing: Last call, help for college and a big protest

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Last call United Way of Eastern New Mexico needs cardboard tubes for its Zenith Leadership project. It’s the last chance to donate because they must be delivered by 4 p.m. Monday in Portales or 3 p.m. Tuesday in Clovis. Can’t deliver? Call United Way […]

Hippie child shouldn’t have illegal status

Freedom New Mexico Call it hippie abuse. We’ve all heard about undocumented immigrants and their absurd conundrum: They cannot get documents, in part, because they lack documents that are needed to get documents. Duh. Our economy wants them, needs them and taxes them. Meanwhile, the law makes certain they live underground without the licenses and […]

Press release: Two die from gunshots

From Clovis police: On Wednesday, September 13, 2011 at approximately 8:45 PM, the Clovis Police Dispatch Center received a 911 call of shots being fired in the 1000 blk of N. Prince Street. As officers were enroute to the area, the dispatch center received a second call indicating a person was “down.” Officers arrived on […]

Anniversary is call for sober reflection

For many of us, we clearly remember the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 — the surreal news reports, the images of iconic buildings collapsing, the uncertainty of the extent of these terrorist attacks. Now, almost unbelievably, it is 10 years later, and likewise amazingly and miraculously, our nation has not sustained another comparable hit like […]

State police: Lack of response to call result of procedural breakdown

Robin Fornoff New Mexico State Police on Thursday said a procedural breakdown resulted in no response to a call for help from a Quay County couple whose home was invaded by a stranger. “Somebody should have been here,” said Fay Edwards, 68, who placed two calls to 911 after a man barged through her back […]

Letters to the editor: Obama covertly executing agenda

We have a president that cares nothing about his popularity. He is interested only in getting his Socialist agenda done. Right now Obama and his Federal Communications Commission czar Mark Lloyd are working on a plan to shut down conservative and Christian programs, both talk radio and TV. He is good at changing names that […]

Grant McGee: Reputation has no price tag

I got a phone call from “The Better Biz Center” the other day. That’s not the real name of this organization, I’ve changed it to avoid hassles from the real one. You know these folks, they’re the people who keep a list of naughty or nice businesses. Sort of like Santa Claus, or so I […]