Distance makes fantasy fonder

Every year at about this time, give or take a week, I begin the slow process of winter self torture by purchasing a copy of either Telluride or Steamboat magazine, and wondering what it would be like to actually go on a winter vacation to either of those places. My reference, of course, is to […]

Only fair to do verifications locally

Enough is enough! And I am not talking about the nearly catastrophic Tea Party Takedown of America. No, reference here is to the abuse I must take from certain readers of this fair and balanced column. Check this email response to a fair, balanced column that said, in effect, that Governor Susana Martinez is crazy […]

Hollywood career still possibility

Ned Cantwell It is a mystery to me how a New Mexico state legislator sleeps at night. That is not a reference to guilty consciences over lobbyist favors — although certainly there may be some of that — but rather the sheer weight of seemingly impossible decisions. Should we continue investing millions in the Spaceport […]

Police blotter — Sept. 12

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 p.m. Aug. 30 an officer responded to Plains Regional Medical Center in reference to a woman trying to get into people’s cars. The officer found security with the woman outside the emergency room and was told she had been discharged […]

Sense of entitlement killing dream

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Now and then one hears or reads reference to “the American Dream,” as if there were just one such thing. What is uniquely American is just that Americans are supposed to be free to dream their own dreams, pursue their own happiness as they understand it. Very loosely, […]

May 27 police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 a.m. May 5 an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Park in reference to arson. A man said his mother’s vehicle was set on fire sometime during the night when someone threw a burning rag in […]

Press release: KFC shooting

On Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at approximately 3:50 PM Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to the 2100 Block of N. Prince Street in Clovis in reference to a “Shots Fired” call in the south parking lot of the local Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant. Upon the Officers arrival witnesses told Officers that a […]

Monday crash ends in fatality

This morning on Monday, 08/04/2008 at approximately 6:48 AM officers of the Clovis Police Department and Clovis Fire Department Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to 3400 East Mabry Drive near the Bender Chrysler Auto Dealership on US Highway 60/84 in Clovis in reference to a multiple motor vehicle crash with injuries with a victim driver […]

Library to receive cancer reference materials

In collaboration with the American Library Association, the Lance Armstrong Foundation will provide librarians across the country with reference materials on health-related information, specifically cancer. The foundation is sending LIVESTRONG Survivorship Notebooks to more than 14,200 libraries, including the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The books include sections on survivorship tools, stories, topics and updates. Individuals, groups […]

Pick your pumpkin

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Vivian Grimes, a reference librarian at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, makes an adjustment Thursday to one of the entries in a pumpkin decorating contest. The pumpkins were decorated by library employees and patrons can vote for their favorite pumpkin until Wednesday