Bill seeks more scrutiny over state contracts

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Records show that a contract between the State Investment Office and an international law firm has been amended six times since 2005, boosting the original $30,000 cost to $5.8 million. The deal — which among other things calls for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP to create […]

1-29 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 a.m. Jan. 14 an officer responded to a residence in the 3400 block of Gidding Street for a report of a domestic dispute in progress. A caller told dispatch screaming and banging could be heard coming from the neighbor’s residence. […]

Help finding mystery lady sought

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico A Maryland man, researching his father-in-law’s World War II experiences, has bumped into a mystery woman from Clovis. Bob Kenney, of Potomac, Md., reports Marsh Teets was a bomber pilot stationed at Clovis Army Air Base from April to June 1943. While here, Teets became infatuated with […]

School board meetings must be accessible

Freedom New Mexico Our newspaper is having a disagreement with Clovis Municipal Schools officials. The school board met in executive session Tuesday night to discuss replacing Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, who is retiring in June. We agree that New Mexico law allows the board to meet in secret for this purpose. Where we disagree — at […]

Fixes proposed for contentious property tax law

By Phaedra Haywood: Santa Fe New Mexican What to do about “tax lightning” will be debated during the state Legislature’s upcoming session. Lawmakers, who convene Tuesday for a 30-day session, will consider various ways to fix a New Mexico property tax law that can cause a dramatic increase in a home’s taxable value when it […]

1-17 Police blotter

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

1-10 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. Dec. 25 officers responded to the 2000 block of Gladstone for a report of a burglary in progress. Officers discovered a window on the house was broken and found a woman inside. The woman said it was her boyfriend’s […]

1-3 Police blotter

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

Snow making driving hazardous

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Stephanie Taylor, of Clovis, puts her groceries away Tuesday in the Albertsons parking lot. Taylor said she just got back from Lubbock and despite the snowfall had to buy groceries because she still has to eat. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The third snowfall of the season dumped as […]

12-27 Police blotter

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

Safe haven law saves lives

By Mona Charen; Syndicated columnist Mia’s story is good holiday fare. That must have been what the Washington Post editors were thinking when they put her smiling face on the front page. Whether they considered the deeper implications is not so clear, as we shall see. Mia Fleming is a 20-year-old college student who was […]

Curry County good ol’ boys must obey law

Freedom New Mexico If anyone doubted the good-ol’-boy political system was alive and well in Curry County, that doubt disappeared with the sandwiches on Tuesday at a downtown Clovis restaurant. Three of the five county commissioners –Wendell Bostwick, Caleb Chandler and Dan Stoddard — met for a private lunch with the executive director of the […]

Bill including money for water pipeline signed into law

CNJ staff A multi-billion dollar bill signed into law Wednesday includes $1 million for the Ute pipeline project. The $34 billion 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill was signed into law by President Obama , according to the offices of Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall from New Mexico. Projects receiving money include the Ute […]

N.M. senators: Bill that funds labs, water projects signed into law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today reported that President Obama has signed into law a key spending bill that supports New Mexico’s two national laboratories, the Waste Isolation Pilot Project and a variety of key water-related projects. “When we started this process several months ago, LANL was facing deep cuts to […]

10-16 Police blotter

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

10/11 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Sept. 27 an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Gidding Street for a report of indecent exposure. Two women told the officer a naked man came out of a nearby apartment and masturbated in front […]

9/27 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. Sept. 8 an officer responded to the area of 16th and Axtell streets for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. A woman said a 10-year-old boy ran in front of her from between two parked cars […]

Police blotter — Sept. 10

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. Aug. 26 an officer on duty at Marshall Middle School was informed of possible narcotics. An administrator told the officer he had information a male student was smoking marijuana and selling drugs on campus. The officer spoke […]

Police blotter — Sept. 6

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight Aug. 22 an officer responded to a bar in the 2800 block of West Grand for a report of violent person. The bartender said a woman was intoxicated and had threatened to shoot her. She asked the officer […]

‘First order’ friend wonderful blessing

My brother-in-law once told me a story about two lost Texans. I like stories where Texans are heroes. This is not one of those. A veteran teacher, Randal also works for the Forest Service in New Mexico—which is why he was one of the folks who got the call and ended up spending more than […]