Police blotter — Aug. 24

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Aug. 11, an officer responded to a report of arson in the 100 block of Manana Boulevard. A woman said she found what appeared to be a burning box of fried chicken under a coworker’s car, got some water […]

a view from under the pew: amos and the fiery death-stick

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos and the fiery death-stick one grand and brightsunshiny day as i waswhistling on my way boss – it was just before thefourth of july and i wasso happy i could cry -when across my wearypath i spied this odd hot dogwith its tail just friedand it had printed – black […]

First person: Texico writer wins award

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kimberly Fried of Texico, who writes under the name Devyn Quinn, has been writing off and on for 20 years. Kimberly Fried of Texico, 44, was the Romantic Times 2009 Reviewers’ Choice award for her paranormal erotic romance novel “Possession”. She writes under the name Devyn Quinn. Paranormal what?: Paranormal […]

A view from under the pew: amos finds a firecracker

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist amos finds a firecracker one grand and brightsunshiny day as i waswhistling on my way boss – it was just before thefourth of july and i wasso happy i could cry -when across my wearypath i spied this odd hot dogwith its tail just friedand it had printed – […]

Turtle’s life isn’t just day at the races

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist The other day I encountered a smooshed Southwestern box turtle on Kimberly Lane while tooling along on my bicycle. I paused for a minute to look at the little guy. No fuss, no muss, the turtle was just smooshed. “Well, I guess you won’t be in the turtle race,” I […]

Spring brings memories of meals past

By Grant McGee Do you think we’re going to have an early spring? I was driving on Manana Boulevard the other day and I thought I saw a hint of green in the globe willows in that neighborhood. The mild weather got me thinking about groundhogs, prairie dogs and other critters. Groundhog Day has come […]

Nothing beats convenience store burritos

by Grant McGee As you’re zipping around Clovis today on this the biggest shopping weekend of the year, and you get the munchies, may I suggest one of my favorites: the convenience store burrito. Recently my friend Lizzie and I were pondering what to have for supper. I mentioned convenience store burritos and her eyes […]

Reporter’s notebook — Last Meal

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants for their last-meal request. One response, from Ken De Los Santos of Clovis: “I would want to have all my favorite junk foods, which include hot wings, fried zucchini, fried pickle slices, fried chicken strips with ranch dressing, and — for dessert — turtle cheesecake, yellow cake […]