Bin Laden’s death ignites conspiracies

Freedom New Mexico Conspiracy theorists are just so darned cute. Unfortunately, they are big in numbers and serve as an alarming indication that truth no longer prevails in these times. Lies get to flourish, despite any amount of evidence that proves them as false. Get enough people telling the same lie, all day, every day […]

Police: Former Clovis chief victim of extortion plot

Former Clovis police chief and city manager Raymond Mondragon was the victim of an extortion scheme and robbery at an Albuquerque hotel early Wednesday morning. Three men have been arrested, court records show. According to an arrest affidavit filed in Albuquerque Metro Court, the three admitted hatching a plan to blackmail Mondragon, threatening to ruin […]

Chunn slaying became tale of conspiracy

Freedom New Mexico When Jimmy Bo Chunn’s body was found in his rural Causey home, no one could have guessed the story of the rancher’s shooting would turn into a twisted tale of conspiracy, a white supremacy group and murder for hire. Five years later, Roosevelt County farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson — accused of […]

Man sentenced for drug smuggling

CNJ staff A 35-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to four years in prison for having a woman sneak drugs into the jail. Paul Apodaca was convicted Friday of conspiracy to traffic narcotics into the Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. In October 2008, a detention officer […]

Feb. 24, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever by Roger Gould identifies the basic emotions behind unhealthy eating habits and offers a manageable, step-by-step program to combat these stumbling blocks in your life. Justice Denied by J.A. Jance features Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont who follows […]

Halloween brings out the trickster in many

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist First they shut down daylight-saving time. Two days later they celebrate Halloween. Is that a conspiracy or what? The mystery is, who’s behind it? Here at the Academy for Thorny Plots I’ve researched that question, coming quickly to the conclusion that in both cases I need a government grant for […]

Detention officer charged with smuggling drugs

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Curry County Detention Center officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempting to smuggle marijuana and other contraband into the jail. Damien Pardue, 29, told police he was smuggling the marijuana and contraband into the jail for inmate Byron Logan, according to police reports. Logan, 25, pleaded guilty […]

Much-maligned fruitcake not all bad

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist I like fruitcake. There, I admit it. Shoot me! Yes, you read right. My name is Helena Rodriguez and I like fruitcake. I didn’t say I’m a fruitcake, but these days, admitting during the Christmas season that you like fruitcake, for reasons other then using them as door stoppers or […]

12/1 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 3 p.m. Sunday, police went to a shop on the 500 block of Sycamore Street regarding a break-in and graffiti. The store owner told police an intruder ran out the back door when the owner entered the store. He said he […]

Conspiracy of kindness

By Gary Mitchell Faith Christian Family Church is hoping to give back to the seniors citizens who have given so much through its “Conspiracy of Kindness” campaign. Several area businesses have partnered with the Clovis church to provide free oil and filter changes and car washes Aug. 24-25 to all senior citizens ages 60 and […]