Officials make calls for open government

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Robin Fornoff An otherwise routine Curry County Commission meeting got startled by calls for more open government Tuesday from two top elected officials. It started with Commissioner Dan Stoddard, who accused County Manager Lance Pyle of trying to hide $7,200 in a cash payout for unused vacation time. Later while announcing her retirement effective April […]

Police blotter — Feb. 26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9:30 p.m. Feb.18 an officer responded to a call about a criminal damage. A woman told the officer that someone shot out the window of her vehicle as her son drove it. The officer observed the vehicle’s back window was missing […]

State auditor calls for Patrick Lyons resignation at PRC (updated)

Robin Fornoff Two key state officials spent most of Thursday accusing each other of incompetence over an audit that charges the scandal-ridden Public Regulation Commission is corrupt from top to bottom. State Auditor Hector Balderas, a Democrat, set it off in the morning, calling on PRC chairman and Clovis native Patrick Lyons, a Republican, to […]

Mayor calls ‘open hours office meeting’ success

CNJ staff Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield called her first “open hours office meeting” Wednesday a success, noting three groups of people stopped by to speak their minds on a variety of subjects, including restoring the Lyceum Theater. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time now,” said Brumfield, adding the office she used […]

Sept. 4 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records:

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Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 a.m. Aug. 16 an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Sam Snead Place in reference to suspicious items found in a yard. A woman said she found a burned, melted plastic bottle in her yard. She […]

Police blotter — Aug. 14

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 a.m. July 30 an officer responded to the 400 block of East Ninth Street for a report of suspicious circumstances. A woman said a man she didn’t know knocked on her door and told her he wanted to have sex […]

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Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 p.m. June 18 an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of Ash Street for a report of a battery. When the officer arrived he noted a broken beer bottle in the driveway with blood all over the […]

Police blotter — June 22

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Saturday • About 6:15 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 500 block of East 18th Street to take a report of a stolen porch swing. A 65-year-old woman said the swing was hanging from the porch at 6:45 a.m., and she noticed […]

Police blotter — June 19

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 10 p.m. June 4 an officer responded to a residence in the 1900 block of Chapparal Court for report of shots fired. A woman said someone shot a pellet gun at her home, causing a hole in the wall. The woman […]

Bin Laden’s death calls for reassessment

Freedom New Mexico Osama bin Laden’s death presents a milestone for sober evaluation and planning concerning Afghanistan, where U.S. troops have been in a killing war for almost 10 years. What has occurred? What should come next? Terrorism has not been defeated, and may flare up in retaliation for bin Laden. But if the 2001 […]

Letters to the editor: Serious drought calls for prayer

Serious drought calls for prayer Given the serious impact of the drought on area residents in eastern New Mexico and West Texas (i.e., fire danger, water supply, farmers, ranchers, wildlife and nature, etc.), let us unite our faith in our communities in praying Sunday for moisture. Invite your family, friends, co-workers, pastors and neighbors to […]

Dry, windy weather raises fire concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Clovis Fire Department sent two fire trucks and two tankers Monday morning to extinguish a fire in animal pens at a residence on south Prince Street. High wind was a concern, but firefighters were able to keep the fire contained, Chief Ray Westerman said. Sharna Johnson A dry winter […]

Police blotter — Dec. 12

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Dec. 2 an officer responded to the 100 block of Hull Street for a report of vehicle theft. A contractor told the officer his company had worked on the building the overpass and left some equipment behind the day […]

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Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11 p.m. Nov. 11 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a report of a homeless teen. A 16-year-old girl told the officer her parents were dead and she had been […]

Police blotter — Nov. 14

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11 a.m. Oct. 28, an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street for a report of child abandonment. A 16-year-old girl said her mother moved to another state, leaving her with a friend. She said when […]

Police blotter — Oct. 10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. Sept. 24 an officer was on patrol in the area of 21st and Thornton streets when a vehicle passed him with its hazard lights on. The officer followed the vehicle to Plains Regional Medical Center and observed a male […]

Police blotter — Aug. 29

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Aug. 18 an officer on traffic patrol in the area of 14th and Hickory streets stopped a vehicle after dispatch informed him it had rammed another vehicle. The driver told the officer he was following his wife to make […]

Police blotter — Aug. 24

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Aug. 11, an officer responded to a report of arson in the 100 block of Manana Boulevard. A woman said she found what appeared to be a burning box of fried chicken under a coworker’s car, got some water […]