School lockdown ends quickly

By Marlena Hartz and Sharna Johnson A lockdown at Clovis High School was removed around 2 p.m. Friday after officials discovered a suspicious teen reported to police was only a student preparing for after-school baseball practice. “It turned out it was a baseball player,” Clovis Police Lt. Jim Schoeffel said. “Baseball bat; baseball season. … […]

Alertness, early care key in treatment of cancer

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist This column is in memory of Gary, Chris, Fran and many others. It is dedicated also to Frances, and to Buddy, and to Dorothy, to Pat, and to a large group of people who are battling, at many levels, with cancer. It is, in a unique way, appropriate to Valentine’s […]

Private contractors worrisome for open government

Freedom Newspapers It could well have been just what a Department of Homeland Security press spokesman said, a response “to a hypothetical question with a hypothetical answer.” But if Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is even toying with such an idea he should think better of it. According to National Journal reporter Siobhan Gorman, at […]