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Curtis Shelburne You don’t have to be an English major to be amazed by the power of words, but the English major under my hat is still amazed every time I open a really great book and find myself inside the head of a really great person. It’s almost a miracle to be able to […]

Escaped inmate recaptured

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Courtesy photo Narcizo Soto Jr. David Stevens A Curry County jail inmate who escaped early Sunday morning was back in custody Sunday night, officials said. Narcizo Soto Jr., 35, was found hiding in the attic of a residence in the 1300 block of Hinkle Street in Clovis, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. He was captured about […]

Keeping warm dangerous, costly

Don’t you just hate the cold? I really do. In fact, there’s nothing about it that I particularly care for. I would just as soon skip the chilliness of winter months. We could all celebrate Christmas at Disney World — better yet, Oodnadatta, South Australia — and I don’t think anybody would truly miss the […]

Current administration dangerous

Tibor Machan It bothers me to no end that millions of Americans simply don’t get just how dangerous this current administration’s views are, especially about the nature of our basic rights. I suppose I should not be surprised, given the utterly perverted primary and secondary education most people receive now in their government-run schools. After […]

Veterans deserve thanks, praise

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Armistice Day. Veterans’ Day. November 11th, so designated to coincide with the signing of the agreement to end the First World War, the war to end all wars. This we knew, growing up in the 60’s and 70’s as we did, and I presume before that. It was always a […]

March 13, 2009 legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 8 The living daylights: The Senate Public Affairs Committee voted 7-1 on Thursday in favor of a bill to abolish daylight saving time in New Mexico. In a news release, bill sponsor Sen. Mary Jane Garcia, D-Dona Ana, said “There are so many reasons for New Mexico to exempt itself from […]

Dogged lawmaker changes his mind

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A state lawmaker is pulling a proposal to classify all pit bulls and rottweilers as dangerous dogs. State Rep. John Heaton said Friday he’s been persuaded by negative public reaction. Heaton said he will offer a substitute bill, minus the breed specification, when the bill is scheduled for a […]

Dogs dangerous?

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Alex Penland and her 2-year-old pitbull Bella play together during Penland’s lunch break from her work as a veterinarian assistant. Penland said Bella doesn’t bark or growl and likes to spend her time watching things through her own dog-height Sharna Johnson A new twist proposed for an old law would […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The Mercedes Coffin by Faye Kellerman sends LAPD detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus racing through a dangerous urban world as a cold case turns red hot and threatens to consume everyone it touches. Beyond the Mommy Years: How to Live […]

U.S. has small role in Georgia, Russia conflict

Freedom New Mexico The still-small but dangerous war that broke out over the weekend between Georgia and Russia is the culmination of decades of mutual hostility fed by centuries of acrimonious history remembered conveniently by partisans on all sides. Also in play were recent developments that made the Caucasus region something of a tinderbox waiting […]

Nov. 23, 1977

The Clovis Police Department received new uniforms in a shade of dark blue called “L.A. Blue,” named after the Los Angeles Police Department’s uniform colors. … The Clovis City Commission decided to sidestep federal regulation and re-install traffic signals at the 10th and 14th street intersections on Prince Street, claiming the intersections were dangerous. … […]

Feb. 27, 1973

Edward Brizendine, 56, was putting shingles on his roof. The Clovis News-Journal considered the task front-page news since Brizendine was blind. Of course it was dangerous, he said, but shingling a roof could also be dangerous for those who could see. … “Maude,” “Hawaii 5-0” and “Marcus Welby” were among TV options for the night. […]

Since life is dangerous, how should we live?

By Curtis K. Shelburne I don’t think I’m revealing anything you don’t already know when I observe that living life is dangerous business. Ever since our First Parents fouled up and got tossed out of the Garden, forbidden fruit juice trickling down the corners of their mouths, Planet Earth has been an address where people […]

Residents can no longer be complacent

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Police warned us in September 2003. They presented a petition to city commissioners alleging Clovis is “one of the most dangerous places in the state to live.” Mostly, we waved them off. They were just a bunch of drama queens, we told ourselves, their credibility in question because of their […]

Meth latest ‘most dangerous’ drug

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist “America’s Most Dangerous Drug,” blares the cover story in Newsweek. If you haven’t been paying attention, you might wonder what drug the magazine has in mind. Tobacco, which kills more than 400,000 people each year? Alcohol, which contributes to thousands of traffic fatalities? Crack, which spawned a wave of violent […]

Make dog owners liable, not dogs

By Ned Cantwell It would be a cheap shot to say Santa Fe has gone to the dogs, but why not? Cheap shots r us. Truth is, though, our esteemed legislators have devoted an inordinate amount of time talking about their canine constituents who, since dogs have no lobbyists, will probably come out on the […]

Project: Reader Reaction

david_stevens@link.freedom.com Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asks readers to respond via e-mail to a series of questions each week. To participate in Project: Reader Reaction, contact Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Clovis police are understaffed or underpaid and if Clovis is “one of the most dangerous […]