Oct. 10, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 a.m. Sept. 29 an officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Seventh and Connelly streets. The officer informed the driver he had a cracked taillight and noticed a female passenger was holding her hand up over her face. […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Cops and Courts

Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas hopes to name a police chief early this week. Thomas said Friday he had conducted face-to-face interviews with three finalists for the position and could have a decision as early as Monday. The selected candidate will be announced as soon as the position is offered and accepted, he said. Thomas […]

Sept. 7, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Time to bid Hotel Clovis goodbye As a third-generation Clovisite and supporter of our historical heritage, I have watched and hoped for a solution to our despair over Hotel Clovis that would revive its majestic status. Realistically we must now face the truth with reverent reserve. The basic facts are it is time for us […]

Police chief finalists down to three

CNJ staff The list of police chief finalists is down to three, City Manager Joe Thomas said on Friday. Face-to-face interviews will be conducted Monday with Interim Police Chief Michael Ingram of Clovis and Steven Sanders of Northglenn, Colo., Thomas said. Jan Cary, of Titusville, Fla., will be interviewed Friday, he said. Thomas said a […]

Hundreds celebrate annual Border Town Days

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico 4-H and Farwell Independent School District children sat atop a large cake on the Farwell ISD float celebrating the centennial of both organizations during Saturday’s Border Town Days parade. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Norma Engman looked through her copy of the 1958 Farwell High School yearbook Saturday […]

Dairy Fest offers educational fun

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ShiAnn Nash of Clovis Vet Supply teaches Raquel Anaya how to rope a cow made of a bale of hay and a plastic head during Saturday’s Dairyfest at the Curry County Fairgrounds. By CNJ staff writer: Gabriel Monte While other children played games, had their faces painted and drank milk […]

DWI checkpoints: In-your-face confrontations

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether DWI checkpoints are the most effective means of preventing alcohol-related accidents. Responses: • “I don’t mind getting stopped, even though I don’t drink, if it will catch those few that do drink and drive. Of course, the state police could be more useful doing other things, but […]

How about an “in your face” fortune cookie?

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist

3-20-08 Local roundup

Chandler running unopposedIncumbent Matt Chandler is running unopposed for 9th Judicial District attorney in the 2008 general election. Chandler, a Republican, has served as district attorney since 2005. He defeated Brett Carter is a spirited primary and ran unopposed in the general election. Tuesday was the day for candidates to file for the election. Man […]

Harden says he will run for re-election

CNJ staff State Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, announced Tuesday his intent to run for re-election.

Bush calls for speedy tax relief in face of recession

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — With recession fears rising and the stock market tumbling, President Bush on Friday called for up to $150 billion in tax relief for consumers and business — and said there was no time to waste. Bush’s urgent remarks gave fresh impetus to congressional leaders already hard at work on an […]

11-11 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts by Judy Hopkins was given by the Llano Estacado Quilt Guild in memory of Bernadette Sternberg. This grand collection of classic patterns shares expert, timesaving techniques, exciting designs, step-by-step directions, and easy-to-follow instructions for flawless cutting, piecing, and appliqué. A Flight […]

Running with purpose

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Courtesy photo By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Thousands of people will travel to Washington, D.C. Saturday to run and remember at the 2007 Marine Corps Marathon. One of those runners will be Pernethea Evans who is the widow of Capt. Kermit O. Evans. The Cannon Air Force Base captain was killed in Iraq Dec. 3, […]

Woman sentenced for spitting in face of paramedic

CNJ staff A 27-year-old Clovis woman was sentenced Wednesday for battery upon a health-care worker. Crystal Sandoval was found guilty last week of the fourth-degree felony and sentenced to 90 days in the Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. The charge stems from a January […]

Don’t shy away from change

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist What happens when you really stop to count your blessings, your opportunities, your values in terms of time and what you may hope or dream of accomplishing? What happens, in short, when you come face to face with your own mortality and limits — not in a negative way, but […]

Headstrong children hard to control

Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Last week I met a friend for lunch at a local restaurant. A few minutes after we were seated, a family of three, which included a 4 or 5 year old boy, was seated in the booth behind us. As my friend and I began filling each other in on our […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Woman starts support group

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A MYRIAD OF HEALTH PROBLEMS plague Laurie Johannsen. The 47-year-old suffers from pulmonary hypertension, sleep apnea and an autoimmune disease, she said. Although Johannsen, a former special education teacher, has a host of family and friends, she said discussing her ailments is hard. AND SO AN IDEA TO BEGIN […]

Feb. 25, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. Monday an officer responded to a reported battery at a residence. A woman told the officer she had gone to the store and brought back a beer. A man at the house became upset because she didn’t get him […]

Jail guards arrested in assault

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Two Curry County Adult Detention Center officers have been charged with battering an inmate, according to court records. Jeff Aikman, 29, and Bernie Woods, 37, were arrested late Friday on charges of aggravated battery, records show. Sheriff’s deputies began investigating a complaint Thursday from 27-year-old Walter Dixon, who said he […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Cats to face Taos again

CNJ staff For the second consecutive day, the weather has impacted Clovis High’s Purple Pepper Shootout. Taos was slated to meet Roswell High at 6 p.m. and Canyon, Texas, was slated to take on the Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. Canyon and Roswell could not make the trip because of road conditions, so the Cats (14-1) […]