Mistrial declared on molestation charges

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A mistrial has been declared in the case of a 48-year-old Clovis man charged with 143 counts of child molestation. A Curry County jury announced Thursday they were deadlocked, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. The announcement was made in closed chambers late Thursday afternoon, according to Chandler. Jurors […]

Library declares amnesty

Good news for library patrons with overdue books in Clovis: This week has been declared “Amnesty Week.” Librarian Marilyn Belcher reports fines will be waived for anyone who brings in an overdue item this week. • • • It’s true — government in Tucumcari wants to control population … the animal population, that is. The […]

Dec. 15, 1913

The Alfalfa Lumber Company installed an 18-foot Farebanks scale for weighing farm wagons. … The concrete work on the new Santa Fe Hospital in Clovis was finished and the brick work was being rushed for overall completion. … Mrs. Fernetty F. Tracy, 91, was declared the oldest homesteader in Curry County. … Sunshine L.W. soda […]

April 17, 1935

Officials declared that anyone living in Curry County before January 1912 was a “pioneer.” An old-timers reunion was being planned and a committee was putting together an invitation list. … The Clovis Evening News-Journal published an editorial calling for more sporting events in town. “In order to do this it will be necessary to organize […]

Treason may be justified in case of terror videos

By Freedom Newspapers The words “traitor” and “treason” are sometimes used rather loosely in common parlance, applied to anything from criticizing the current administration’s policies in impolite terms to actually taking up arms in a foreign army at war with the United States. The U.S. Constitution, however, is much more explicit and limited in its […]

Ahmadinejad owes explanations

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist My alma mater, Columbia University, has just invited Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak. Keeping up with the Joneses? Harvard (as well as the National Cathedral) hosted former Iranian president Ayatollah Khatami just a few weeks ago. Ahmadinejad himself chatted up a group at the Council on Foreign Relations following his speech […]

Detainment sans trial runs counter to Constitution

CNJ staff The only question for an advocate of traditional American liberties should be “Why did it take so long?” when it comes to the case of Jose Padilla. Padilla, a U.S. citizen, was arrested as a terrorism suspect at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on a flight from Pakistan about 2 1/2 years ago. A federal […]

Harden officially declared winner

Staff reports The Secretary of State’s office on Friday officially declared Clint Harden, R-Clovis, the winner of the District 7 Senate seat. The incumbent Harden defeated Democratic challenger Bob Frost of San Jon by 36 votes, following a recount of paper ballots in Taos, Union and Colfax counties. Harden’s win means the Senate will continue […]

Heart attack may have killed Clovis man

By Jack King The Clovis man who was declared dead twice on Wednesday became ill at home early in the day and was transported to the hospital by ambulance, his son said Thursday. Felipe Padilla, 94, was first declared dead at Plains Regional Medical Center on Wednesday morning and his body was taken to Muffley […]

Breath of life interrupts embalming

By Darrell Todd Maurina A man declared dead at a Clovis hospital and sent to a funeral home for embalming on Wednesday morning was returned to the hospital after he took a breath. An employee of Muffley Funeral Home called 911 dispatchers when he found Felipe Padilla, 94, of Clovis, was still alive. Sometime Wednesday […]