Registration being taken for Prairie Chicken Festival

Freedom New Mexico Once a year, the small eastern New Mexico community of Milnesand hosts the annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival, drawing spectators from near and far, to watch the mating dance of the lesser prairie chicken.

Police confiscate $205,950

Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Tucumcari police said they took $205,950 in cash for safekeeping Wednesday following a routine traffic stop near Love’s truck stop at Mountain Road and Interstate 40. A police news release reported the money was found in the trunk of a Minnesota man’s four-door sedan after the man ran a stop […]

Feb. 21, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police stopped a driver on suspicion of driving while intoxicated at 1:30 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Axtell and Yucca streets. The driver, a 25-year-old woman, failed field sobriety tests and tested at .18 and .19 on a breathalyzer. She was […]

Presidential promises empty without details

By Freedom New Mexico New Hampshire fulfilled its traditional function by offering the pundits and pollsters a surprise on Tuesday. Most had Barack Obama multiplying his momentum from Iowa by beating Hillary Clinton soundly, perhaps by double digits. But the campaign eternal has taken another unexpected turn. Even if only a week into the election […]

Cops get to chopping on guns

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department makes a second cut through a rifle Friday afternoon at the police department. The guns are destroyed to keep them off the streets, Whitney said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A sawed-off shotgun, a pearl-handled pistol, a rifle complete with leather […]

July 8, 1964

Officers were investigating a burglary at Sears, which was located at 701 Main. An undetermined amount of clothing was taken. … Jerry Leon Shed had his jail sentence deferred by Judge E.T. Hensley Jr., after being picked up in Oklahoma for breaking and entering. He was picked up in Ardmore Okla. with a skull in […]

Cops and Courts: Burglar takes family’s Chihuahua puppy

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police are seeking information on a May burglary where a family pet was taken, according to a press release. Around 1 p.m. May 22 several items were taken from a residence near Sandia Elementary School. Also taken was 6-month-old Daisy, a 5-pound, tricolor Chihuahua puppy. The family is offering […]

C.A.T.S. taking reservations for school-year transport

CNJ Staff Clovis Area Transit System will begin taking reservations at 8 a.m. Monday for after-school transportation the coming school year, according to a C.A.T.S. news release. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and will be taken until the service is completely booked, which usually occurs within two weeks, the release reads. The number […]

April 25, 1940

The city of Clovis was providing trucks to haul off trash from residential alleys and back yards. More than 100 truck loads of trash had been taken to the city dump and burned during the “Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix-up” campaign. … A Wheaties cereal advertisement in the Clovis News-Journal featured 38 grocers offering “good luck” wishes […]