Pizza delivery driver assaulted

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police want to find the man responsible for robbing a pizza delivery driver Sunday afternoon. According to police reports, a 25-year-old driver for Pizza Hut received an order about 3:30 p.m. to deliver a pizza to an address on Connie Lane. While he was knocking on the front door, two […]

amos finds his true love

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks — except the hyphens and dashes. In light of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, Amos himself asked about our recapping his finding the love […]

Turkey dog has Clovis adventures

Lassie, Hank the Cowdog and Scooby-Doo have had their dog days. Now somebody should write a book or make a television show about the real-life adventures of George. John Considine’s dog has been homeless, tied up, befriended by strangers, even face-to-face with a pair of would-be house burglars. Chapter one. George was just a pup […]

Police on lookout for alleged robber

CNJ STAFF Clovis police are looking for a man accused of stealing $120 from Comfort Inn during a Friday evening armed robbery. A man came into the Comfort Inn shortly before 6:30 p.m., pointed a revolver at the clerk, and demanded all the money, a police report shows. The man then fled the hotel with […]

Police Blotter 12/5

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Two vehicles sustained moderate damage and one driver was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center with injuries following a Nov. 26 crash about 5:30 p.m. near the corner of Thornton and 21st Street. The driver of a 1988 Chevy Suburban said she […]

Police still on lookout for escapee

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police are still looking for a man who walked out of the police department offices Oct. 29 after being arrested for attacking a woman in her car. In the meantime, police are looking for ways to make their building more secure. Those options could include anything from better doors to […]

New Mexico loves to show off its stars

Ned Cantwell There is something about stars — the kind that ride in limousines and fly first class, not the kind that populate our skies — that make people giddy. Val Kilmer’s relationship with our state — is it love, is it hate? — got me to thinking about stars with New Mexico connections. We […]

‘Taste’ tickets still available

Freedom Newspapers About 235 tickets remain for Thursday’s Taste of Home Cooking School, sponsored by the Clovis News-Journal, the Portales News-Tribune and several other area businesses, newspaper advertising director Tammy Farkas said Saturday. As of Friday, 765 of the 1,000 available tickets had been sold, she said. The cooking school will begin at 6:30 p.m. […]

Cooking schools to offer new twists and old favorites

By Jack King You might call it a new taste of the old. Holly Glenn, events coordinator for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico, said a cooking school the news group will co-sponsor in October will focus on fast, easy and original ways to prepare dishes that appeal to those who love good, home-cooked, comfort food. […]

gimme that mountain

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss when pastor leroy beetle preached on overcoming your mountains and obstacles for god i was ready to go i tell ya boss i was ready i was geared up i was pumped gimme that […]