Vision plan voted down

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer New Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said during her campaign community members told her they wanted more input in the direction of the city. Her plan is to hire a consultant to develop a blueprint for how the city progresses in the next 12 years. She pitched the concept to […]

Exaggerations undermine credibility

Freedom New Mexico Some consider it a cynical joke, but it may just be the beginning of wisdom to take as a default position the likelihood that anybody who would even dream of running for president is automatically disqualified for the job. The combination of self-importance, ego, sense of entitlement and outsized perception of one’s […]

Ordinance not for all

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Where people see junk, county resident Alvin Clark sees his livelihood. Clark, 70, a scrap metal dealer, told members of the county’s Land Use Committee on Thursday that a countywide nuisance ordinance now under discussion would be the end of his livelihood. “I have junk on my property. I […]

Huckabee drops out of race after ‘journey of a lifetime’

The Associated Press IRVING, Texas — Mike Huckabee bowed to reality Tuesday and out of the Republican presidential race. “We kept the faith,” he told his end-of-the-road rally Tuesday after John McCain clinched the nomination. “I’d rather lose an election than lose the principles that got me into politics in the first place.” The genial […]

Police blotter 2/22/08

CNJ Staff report Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: • Police responded to a report of an auto burglary at 12:28 a.m. Feb. 13 in the 900 block of West Street. The victim told police he had been visiting someone, and when he came outside an hour later, […]

Jurors view interrogation video

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — In video and audio interrogations played during Thursday’s session of the court-martial of Edward Novak II, jurors heard the Cannon airman say he repressed memories of the night his wife died, but couldn’t imagine any circumstance in which he’d harm her. In the first […]

Feb. 6, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a report of an auto burglary and larceny at 7:40 a.m. Jan. 29 in the 3200 block of Ross Street. The caller said someone broke into his vehicle between 5 p.m. the previous day and the time of the […]

Airman’s reaction analyzed

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson The view from the witness stand in the Cannon courtroom where Airman Basic Edward Novak is standing trial. Photography is not allowed in the courtroom while court is in session. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Kimberly Novak’s parents testified Saturday about learning their daughter […]

Quick ride leaves lasting impact

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Several years ago when I was teaching at Clovis Community College, on one of New Mexico’s unusually rainy days, Buffy and I turned out of the college parking lot and onto the street that borders the college. We saw a woman in the distance walking in the rain. She carried […]

Jan. 25, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15, a Clovis police officer reported losing his radar unit. He told officers that he was moving equipment from his police motorcycle to his police car. After driving to the other side […]

Convicted sex offender arrested on second rape charge

CNJ staff A 42-year-old Clovis man was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with kidnapping and rape after holding a Clovis woman against her will and raping her repeatedly, according to an arrest affidavit filed Tuesday in Curry County Magistrate Court. Alex Montoya turned himself into police Monday afternoon and is being held on a $75,000 […]

McCain wins South Carolina; Romney wins Nevada

By Davd Espo: The Associated Press Sen. John McCain won a hard-fought South Carolina primary Saturday night, avenging a bitter personal defeat in a bastion of conservatism and gaining ground in an unpredictable race for the Republican presidential nomination. Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama split the spoils in Nevada caucuses marred by late […]

Dec. 20, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 11 a.m. Dec. 7 an officer responded to a school in the 1600 block of Sutter Place for a report of a weapon. An administrator said a folding knife was found in the pants pocket of a student […]

Dec. 18, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About noon Dec. 5 an officer responded to a store in the 1900 block of Prince Street for a report of shoplifting. A store manager said two young males in their late teens came in and took two bottles […]

Dec. 13, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 4 a.m. Dec. 4 an officer responded to a home in the 100 block of Hinkle Street for a man with a knife. A woman said her boyfriend had gone crazy and threatened everyone in the house because […]

Dec. 11, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 1 a.m. Nov. 30 an officer on patrol in the area of east 21st Street saw a vehicle go through an intersection without stopping. The vehicle did not pull over when the officer activated his emergency lights. The […]

Columnist supports daughter’s choice

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This past weekend I attended my oldest daughter’s first cheerleading competition. Actually, it was also my first cheerleading competition. I arrived at this event with mixed feelings. Cheerleading has been a big point of contention between my husband and I. Unfortunately, while he agreed to let our daughter be part of […]

Nov. 28, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 10 a.m. Nov. 17 an officer responded to a home in the 1000 block of Thornton for a house fire. Fire personnel extinguished the fire. Fire officials said the fire was started in three rooms. Neighbors told the […]

Nov. 25 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 1 p.m. Nov. 15 an officer responded to a school in the 1400 block of Cameo Street for a student with a weapon. A school administrator said the boy had been brought to the office to be searched […]

Nov. 22 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 7 p.m. Nov. 10 an officer responded to a home in the 1200 block of Manana Street for a domestic battery. A woman said her former boyfriend came to her home and told her she had to move […]