Police blotter — Nov. 28

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 a.m. Nov. 17 officers responded to Tierra Blanca and Virginia streets in reference to a dispute over damage to a vehicle. When officers arrived, a resident gave a description of a vehicle that had been seen at the time of […]

Legal fair scheduled at courthouse

CNJ staff A legal fair will be held 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Curry County Courthouse. Free consultations are available with attorneys and civil legal service providers. Issues covered include divorce, custody and support, wills and estates, unemployment, real estate transactions, family law, criminal law, juvenile law and Social Security. Consultations are […]

Police blotter — Oct. 3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Obamacare repeal efforts must continue

Freedom New Mexico I t may be overly optimistic to believe this is the beginning of the repeal of Obamacare. But when the White House urges Senate Democrats to scale back one of the most egregious provisions of the so-called health care reform law, something significant has begun. Even though two Senate votes failed Tuesday, […]

Inmate no longer being sought by law enforcement

CNJ staff An inmate authorities believed was released from jail by mistake Thursday is no longer being sought by law enforcement because a federal immigration hold has expired. Monday morning, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office issued an announcement to area law enforcement, canceling a Friday alert to look for Ramiro Chavez. Chavez, 23, was released […]

Press release: Bingaman: New Mexico receives grants to support law enforcement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that New Mexico has received more than $7 million in federal grants to support law enforcement efforts. The grants come through the U.S. Department of Justice. “These grants come at a time when local law enforcement agencies are making tough financial decisions. I’m glad these investments will […]

Arizona law harms state’s legal taxpayers

In Mexico they call it “la ley del odio” — the law of hate. Indeed, President Felipe Calderon had publicly condemned the act and Mexican border governors had said they would boycott a planned conference before it was moved from Arizona to New Mexico. To many people, Arizona’s anti-immigration law that went into effect last […]

Fired booking officer says she lacked training

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File photo A booking officer fired from the Curry County jail Monday for mistakenly releasing an inmate says she lacked training and support that might have prevented the mistake. Sharna Johnson A booking officer fired from the Curry County jail Monday for mistakenly releasing an inmate says she lacked training and support that might have […]

Police blotter — July 11

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. July 1, an officer responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Walnut for a report of criminal damage. A female resident told the officer someone had broken a window on her house about an hour prior. She […]

In tribute: Defense attorney remembered as peacemaker

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File photo Fred Tharp, shown in this 2007 photo, practiced law for 41 years and was the state’s first public defender. Kevin Wilson Fred Tharp spent years learning the law, and decades more applying it. But he tried to live his life by a law that wasn’t in any courtroom. “When we stop caring about […]