Q and A: Career prosecutor makes way back home to Clovis

Matt Chandler, 28, an assistant district attorney in the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, is one of the newer members of the local legal profession but he’s not new to the area. His great-great-grandfather was one of the community’s earliest settlers in 1908. His father spent 24 years in the Clovis Police Department, retiring as […]

A walk to remember

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Members of the community, including Clovis Mayor David Lansford walk east on Grand Avenue on their way to Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy for the first stop during the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. walk on Monday in Clovis. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Saying “righteousness exalts a nation and a city,” speaker Benjamin […]

Return of the King is edge-of-your-seat thriller

By Stacy Allen Show: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler Summary: All of the Lord of the Rings are tied together in the final chapter of Return of the King. Showtimes: 12:30, 4:30, 8:30 This is the first Lord of the […]

A remarkable young lady gives us perspective

Tom DiFrancesca It was a beautiful sun-filled day this past Oct. 31. The waves off of Makua Beach in Hawaii were at a lull. Tall, lanky, 13-year- old Bethany Hamilton, a surfing protege about to turn professional, was lazily resting on her surfboard. In the wink of an eye, a gigantic 14-foot tiger shark broke […]

Some are veterans because ‘it was the right thing to do’

Freedom Newspapers We will honor our nation’s military veterans with a holiday on Tuesday, for all the blood and anguish and separation they’ve endured in the name of freedom. Veterans Day, the Department of Veterans Affairs tells us (www.appc1.va.gov/vetsday) is set aside to thank and honor those who served honorably in the military. “Veterans Day […]

Clovis works to improve school security

By Darrell Todd Maurina When a tall man in a business suit recently walked into Clovis’ Parkview Elementary school, signed the visitor form and left the desk without picking up an identification badge, one of the school’s newest teachers sprang into action. “Who’s that man? He didn’t take his pass!” the teacher said to Linda […]

Changing times for the military

By Darrell Todd Maurina Ken Huey has vivid memories of the public reaction he received while serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam era. “My wife, then my girlfriend, was a student at (the University of New Mexico) and I remember picking her up in my flight suit,” Huey said. “I was booed, hissed, […]