Bill targets domestic violence offenders in police ranks

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican A person convicted of domestic violence couldn’t be certified as a law-enforcement officer for three years, and officers convicted of such a charge would lose their certification under a bill introduced Wednesday. House Bill 17, sponsored by Rep. Nate Cote, D-Las Cruces, is being pushed by Gov. […]

Players, fans attend school board meeting in support of coach

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CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick Clovis Wildcat fans in support of Varsity Basketball Coach J.D. Isler signed in for the Clovis School Board Meeting on Tuesday night at Lockwood Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Forty-one Wildcat basketball fans and players showed up en mass Tuesday for a Clovis Municipal Schools board of education […]

Airmen lend hand in shopping spree

Cannon Connections photo: Sharna Johnson Senior Airman Kurt Rodriguez, left, and Staff Sgt. Joseph Howard from the 27th SOW Security Forces Squadron help children select toys Monday during the Shop with a Cop program at Clovis’ Wal-Mart. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Leaning out of the Wal-Mart shopping basket, staring at the nearby toy isle, […]

Milk prices make slow climb

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Alan Anderson, owner of Anderson Dairy near Portales, said rising milk prices are helping dairies, but it will take some time to financially recover from about a year of prices that didn’t pay for production costs. By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Milk prices are rebounding but dairy owners expect […]

First person: Private investigator takes week off for rodeo

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident and Mounted Patrol member Kevin Clements gets the Curry County Events Center arena ready for the rodeo each night. Pioneer Days rodeo events couldn’t take place without help from Mounted Patrol member Kevin Clements. Clements, 53, prepares the arena for the rodeo events each evening. Clements took a […]

CHS senior sad to say goodbye but eager for future

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Freedom New Mexico Nakesha Ross is headed to Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico to major in pre-medicine, and possibly double major in psychology. She said she wants to be a general surgeon or work in a hospital emergency room. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Graduation couldn’t come soon enough for Nakesha Ross. […]

Education feature: FCCLA molds business leaders

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Yucca Middle School seventh-grader Taya Leeder made a quilt out of recycled T-shirts as a Recycle and Redesign project for FCCLA. Leeder won a gold medal at state for her project. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Guy Leeder died in April 2007, his family couldn’t part with the […]

Sexual offender encounter unsettling

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist I try not to judge someone when I first meet them, but I couldn’t help myself when I saw this man at my neighbor’s daughter’s birthday party. He looked scary. The neighbor introduced him as an ‘uncle.’ He had long white hair in a pony tail, blue eyes and a […]

Not all can adopt to motherhood

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist We found a newborn calf, still wet, shivering in the freezing springtime wind. For the longest time we couldn’t find the mother, and the wind was getting colder by the minute. Finally, we topped a hill a mile away from the baby and saw what had to be the mama […]

Editorial: Automakers no longer shielded from feds

We pored through the U.S. Constitution and just couldn’t find the clause that says, “the president of the United States shall have the authority to fire the president of any corporation with whom he is dissatisfied.” Maybe it was an amendment that hadn’t been printed yet in the edition we have? We understand the argument […]

Melrose mother facing child abuse charges

A Melrose woman who called 911 to report her infant daughter was crying when touched and couldn’t use her arms to hold a bottle is now facing child abuse charges along with the baby’s father. A warrant was filed Friday for the arrest of Crystal Broeder on a felony charge of child abuse, according to […]

Greyhound rally falls short

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Gerald Brown tries to shoot over Texas A&M University-Kingville Robert Williams but his shot is blocked Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. By Karl Terry: CNJ Correspondent The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds (4-15, 0-4) hung around until the final two minutes but couldn’t drop the hammer on their first conference […]

Teen who slipped ankle bracelet program avoids capture

Tuesday, police got close but couldn’t nab an 18-year-old wanted for escaping the jail’s ankle bracelet program. Just after noon, a Clovis police officer spotted and chased Fermin Rodriguez on foot in the 500 block of Ninth Street, but lost sight of him when he ducked around a corner, police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Officers […]

10/21 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 a.m. Oct. 9 an officer responded to an office in the 200 block of Llano Estacado Boulevard for a report of child abandonment. A social services case worker told the officer a woman brought in her 8-year-old daughter and said […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. Sept. 5 an officer responded to a home in the 500 block of West Street for an extortion complaint. A woman said she allowed her estranged husband to spend the night because she was afraid and couldn’t get him […]

Iraqis eager to take control of own country

Freedom New Mexico It couldn’t come soon enough. President Bush agreed with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Friday to a “general time horizon” to have Iraqis take control of their own security, and thus reduce U.S. forces in Iraq. President Bush finally responded days after the initial overture by the prime minister, who let […]

Scott to be honored for service to N.M. bases

Hanson Scott By Kevin Wilson, Cannon Connections Military supporters around New Mexico say they couldn’t succeed without the efforts of Hanson Scott. Scott insists it’s a mutual partnership. “What we’ve had is a team working together in the state,” said Scott, who was named the Public Sector Official of the Year by the Association of […]

Retired general honored for Cannon efforts

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Military supporters around New Mexico say they couldn’t succeed without the efforts of Hanson Scott. Scott insists it’s a mutual partnership. “What we’ve had is a team working together in the state,” said Scott, who was named the Public Sector Official of the Year by the Association of Defense […]

Baskett, Eagles draw Wildcat fans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Hank Baskett III started off Jocks at the Rock with a hug for Jaden Isler. The event brought Philadelphia Eagles and Clovis alumni onto the basketball court at The Rock to raise money for Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Hank Baskett couldn’t bring Clovis to […]

Apathy in Italy creates mozzarella tragedy

By Anita Doberman I heard a lot of outrage about New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s alleged involvement with a prostitution ring and this man’s fall from grace. Even my husband, who is originally from upstate New York and presently in Iraq, has not only followed the scandal closely, but couldn’t get over his disappointment about […]