Clovis woman accused of working as a nurse after forging documents

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A woman who worked for more than two years as a nurse in Clovis was arrested Friday on charges she forged nurse licenses and embezzled from one of her employers. Jennifer Jenwah King, 33, of Clovis, is charged with embezzling $907 from La Casa Family Health Center, working as […]

Clovis pharmacist’s license revoked

Staff and wire reports STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS CLOVIS — The New Mexico Board of Pharmacy on Thursday revoked a Clovis pharmacist’s license for altering quantities of prescription drugs and dispensing drugs without a prescription. The board also fined Joel J. Butler — a registered pharmacist and owner of Medical Center Pharmacy in Clovis — […]

Liquor license requests on rise

By David Irvin:CNJ staff writer Clovis’ diners have more opportunity to drink alcoholic beverages with their meals these days. More than half of Clovis’ 12 restaurants licensed to sell beer and wine have received their licenses in the past 18 months, according to the New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Division. Only three of the city’s […]

Administrator says new state guidelines will place burden on staff, housing

By David Arkin: CNJ CORRESPONDENT The administrator of a Clovis senior care center says a decision to relicense the facility by the state’s health department will create serious staffing and housing-cost issues. Mary Weigl, who oversees the Senior Citizen Resident Center, said the health department will no longer license the center as an independent living […]

Once upon a time, in a press conference

Ned Cantwell (Writer’s note: Any resemblance to the New Mexico county now awaiting a threatened lawsuit over its issuance of gay marriage licenses and the fictional county below is purely coincidental. Well, almost.) Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the national press. My name is County Clerk Needon Attension, and we welcome you here to […]

Allowing gay marriage a slippery slope

Walter Williams The Massachusetts high court ruled that people of the same sex have a right to be married. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and County Clerk Nancy Alfaro, in defiance of California law, have issued more than 3,000 officially sanctioned marriage licenses to homosexual couples. What are we to make of this? Same-sex marriage […]

Clerks: No legal unions for gays

By David Arkin County clerks in eastern New Mexico were surprised by a Sandoval County clerk’s decision to grant gay and lesbian couples marriage licenses. On Friday, Sandoval County Clerk Victoria Dunlap recorded 26 licenses for gay and lesbian couples, which Attorney General Patricia Madrid quickly declared invalid. There were another 40 other couples who […]

Police Blotter 1/2

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: While responding to a domestic dispute on Dec. 26 near Grand and Lea, police took a report from a woman who said she had gone to a gas station to fill her car when a man jumped in her car, ripped the […]