Rambo gets religion

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Courtesy photo Rambo’s owners believe taking the dog to church made him more well-behaved. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A little dog went to church and became a new person … uh, canine, that is. Clovis residents Kurt Vigil and Joy Lucero started taking Rambo, an overly aggressive corgi cross, to Faith Christian Family […]

Sheriff’s office deploys newest drug dog

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Sheriff Matt Murray (left) and Undersheriff Wesley Waller (right) watch as Aaron and Erica Romero search a cell at the jail Tuesday. They said Aaron will be searching the facility regularly for narcotics from now on. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As sheriff’s deputy Erica Romero pointed out vents, […]

Reducing stress can come from massage to dog-walking

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sarah Leos, a massage therapist in Clovis, said that massages work against stress by lowering cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is known as the “stress hormone” because it is involved in response to stress. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Nobody likes to be needled

Life was good — until the dog found a porcupine.

July 22, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Dog owners must be accountable All this press about animal euthanasia is sad (Sunday’s CNJ). I’ve lived in many parts of the country and I’ve never witnessed such a disrespect for animals as I have in Clovis. The owners are the real problem here, ranging from abusers to the poor and the just plain ignorant.

God’s best blessings often are the little ones

By Curtis K. Shelburne My dog has me well-trained.(Well, to be strictly accurate, she’s my son’s dog, but . . .) I’m pretty sure she’s done a far better job training me than I have training her. As I write, it’s getting late. I had a church newsletter to write and then this column. Maddie, […]

Earl goes to dogs

Have you visited Earl’s cartoon world? His dog can read, you know. Earl’s world

Feb. 17, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a report of criminal damage at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of North Prince. They found three large windows of a business shattered. Cost to replace the windows was estimated at $2,200. • • • Police responded […]

Dec. 10, 1956

Ted Waldhauser announced he would be a candidate for re-election to the City Commission. … Clovis dog catcher Aaron Judd caught a goat near Main Street and was looking for its owners to claim it. … Incoming Curry County officers were Chief Deputy Nelson Worley, Jailer L.B. Redwine and Office Deputy Ernest Garcia. … Boys’ […]

Military Feature: Couple rescues dog

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CNJ staff photo: Tonya Fennell Hector, left, and Melissa Santaella cuddle with their dogs in their Clovis home. Melissa calls the group her “rough riders.” By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer “Baby” is a celebrity of sorts. And like many young stars, her life has been far from perfect. The female Staffordshire bull terrier was […]

Nov. 4 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Living with Hepatitis C: A Survivor’s Guide by Gregory Everson was given by Margaret Ressel in memory of Vollie T. Ressel. An invaluable resource explains in everyday language the nature of the disease, how it affects your body, how to avoid infecting others, what to […]

Oct. 16 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6 an officer responded to a home in the 1000 block of Hondo Street for a breaking and entering. A woman told the officer she came home to find her house had been broken into. […]

Oct. 7, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. Sept. 25 an officer responded to a business in the 100 block of Grand Avenue for a theft of services report. An employee told the officer a customer had gone to the bank across the street to get money […]

Doggie day care

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tonnette Carpenter of Clovis, co-owner of Waggin’ Tails, spends Yappy Hour Monday afternoon with, from left, Boomer, Puppy, Skeeter, and Murphy. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Seven eager, upturned faces watch impatiently as Tonnette Carpenter rips open a bag of cookies. As the group of day care attendees clamor […]

Innocent animals’ trust met with humans’ cruelty

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Several weeks ago, I had to make a business trip from Albuquerque to Phoenix, which involved an overnight stay in Albuquerque and a late drive home on the second day of my absence. It was during a phone call home, preparatory to that drive, that I discovered we had a […]

Canine affair

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tom Clements of Wheatland, Mo. is sprinkled with water by cattle dog Flying Fiesta Monday during the Extreme Canine Stunt Dog Show at the Curry County Fairgrounds. The show will be performed three times a day during the fair. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Sporting a dog mask, 6-year-old […]

Adulthood requires restraint

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Opposites attract. This is true in many areas of my life and especially in my marriage, where my husband and I have different personalities. I am the more exuberant type, and he is the more coherent one. I am more fun — he may say impulsive — and he is more […]

Story about seeing a man about a dog

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Columnist  Did you hear about the fellow who was walking down the street one day when he saw a hand-lettered sign in a yard that said: “Talking Dog: Five Dollars”?  Quite curious, the man walked up to the front door of the house and knocked. When an ordinary-looking fellow answered, the […]

Animals also feel devastation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Devastation wrought by Friday’s tornado didn’t just affect human residents. Dozens of pets found themselves on their own when fences blew down and homes were ripped apart. Animal control officers have been in the hardest hit areas trying to remove animals that are injured or are showing signs of […]

All animals deserve love, care

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist She was lovable, but not trainable, the factor that proved to be her downfall in the end. Of the five or six canine friends I’ve had, she was the only one who would not respond to any of the tricks that shape obedience. This, then, is her eulogy, because last […]