Cal-Maine fire ruled accidental

FARWELL (AP) — The National Response Team of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives , the Parmer County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office today announced that they have completed the scene investigation into the fire at the Cal-Maine egg production plant in Farwell, located in Parmer County. “The investigators […]

County treasurer candidates respond to questions

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked county treasurer candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Democrat Kathrynn Tate Age: 59 Occupation: Farmer/rancher, small business owner Elected offices held: Curry County Commission • Give a description of […]

Candidates’ plans for peace just gibberish

Freedom New Mexico Can it be that elections tend to bring out whatever latent stupidity candidates and their supporters may harbor, or that they induce people to say stupid and simplistic things in the belief that voters respond only to the stupid and simplistic? What inspires such dire reflection at this moment is the increasingly […]

Even ludicrous ideas deserve right to be heard

By Freedom Newspapers Iran’s anti-Semitism made prominent news again with the nation’s hosting of a conference held to challenge whether the Holocaust actually occurred. It’s easy for Americans to see this circus for what it is, given that our nation’s most notable representative for the conference was former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Iran’s […]

Fire chief recounts events at site of attacks

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl TerryPortales Fire Chief Raul Muniz addresses the crowd during Monday’s 9/11 ceremony at Portales National Bank. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers As a lieutenant with the New York City Fire Department, Raul Muniz escaped death by mere minutes at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The Portales fire chief shared […]

4/19 Local roundup

Division asks other groups be contacted The Clovis Vector Control Division does not normally respond to bee complaints, and recommends residents contact private pest-control companies, according to a press release from the division. Only in an emergency should the Vector Control Division be contacted regarding bees, the release said. The division specializes in vectors, or […]

Portales man accused of embezzling

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A Portales man employed by an armored-car service is accused of embezzling at least $240,000 from his employer, police said. Scott Kirby, 22, turned himself in on Monday and was arrested, according to court documents. Kirby was employed by Respond Inc., an ATM and armored-car service company that services businesses […]

Clovis police respond to two bomb threats

CNJ staff Clovis police responded to two bomb threats Wednesday night, but didn’t believe them to be connected. Clovis Community College was evacuated just after 6 p.m., police said, after receiving word of a bomb threat. A separate bomb threat caused an investigation between 9 and 10 p.m. at the Allsup’s of 14th and Norris […]

Local agencies train for crises

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Emergency personnel from throughout Curry County met Wednesday to plan for a disaster they hope will never happen. In their scenario, a tornado appeared over the skies of southwest Clovis, touching down and destroying half of Plains Regional Medical Center and half of Sandia Elementary. Curry County Emergency […]

We want more readers’ reactions in 2004

From the Editor’s Desk One of our newspaper’s goals for 2004 is to increase participation in Project: Reader Reaction. That’s what we call the reader participation feature in which I ask questions via e-mail on topics that range from favorite movies to war in Iraq. Participants respond by e-mail, usually in 100 words or less. […]

Clovis falling behind in battle to keep cops

By Pam Sury Law enforcement is having a difficult time recruiting, hiring and training certified officers. The reasons for this range from monetary to an overall change in society. Recruiting police officers has become extremely competitive. Times have changed and a crisis has started. Right now, the Clovis Police Department is understaffed by an estimated […]