Minimum wage going up Jan. 1

Sarah Meyer, CNJ News editor New Mexico employees working at minimum wage jobs will get a 65-cent per hour pay raise Tuesday, but local business owners say the increase is likely to cause more problems than it solves. The state minimum wage jumps to $6.50 an hour beginning Tuesday from the current federal minimum wage […]

Police: Long-distance scams increasing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Stolen credit cards and checks or scams — criminals change tactics and methods but the bottom line is finding ways to get your money, according to local law enforcement. Focusing on white collar crime, Clovis Police Detective Max Stansell said he has worked around 66 fraud cases this year […]

Pizza assault suspect charged

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis juvenile was arrested Thursday and charged with attempted murder and armed robbery in connection with an attack last week on a pizza delivery man, police said. Karl Ortiz, 17, was arrested around 2 p.m. following an interview with police, Clovis Detective Lyndell Stansell Jr. said. Ortiz is […]

Police ask for help

Clovis police issued the following news release on Saturday morning, asking the public for assistance in the Marissa Graham kidnapping case: Incident Type: Escape and Recovery Of Marissa Graham- Need Publics Help Contact Person: Detective Max Stansell The Clovis Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation need the public’s assistance in reference to the […]

No surprise: A rush on supplies

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers According to officials of local businesses selling cold weather supplies, eastern New Mexico residents weren’t taking the current blast of winter weather lightly as they scurried to pick up supplies before the storm Friday. Grocery stores reported much heavier traffic than normal, and other retailers were holding their posts to […]

‘Check’ yourself to be safe

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksLinda Davis, vice president and cashier at Portales National Bank, displays some of the counterfeit checks she has received this year. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Tearing up a check made out in your name for thousands of dollars would be a hard thing for most people to do. Tearing it […]

Rain washes out some Labor Day plans

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksHomer Pena mows his grass Monday afternoon on Wrangler Way. Pena said he planed on having a barbecue with friends and family in the back yard later in the day. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Three days of rain caused most of the holiday weekend to be a washout. But […]

Mesa honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Jill Casillas, Sam Davis, Julio Garcia, Tanner Geisler, Cydney Lakin, John Massey, Mason Odom, Anna Patterson, Kyle Schwartz, Mackenzie Smith, MacKenzie Taylor, Nellie Toliver, Myca Ward, Courtney Warner, Shaylee Warner, Devon Weselek A/B: Isaiah Forkum, Jordan Holguin, Lauren […]