Letters to the editor: Speed traps waste of police time

Speed traps waste of police time We go through Elida a number of times a year on our way to our cabin in Ruidoso. Quite a number of times, we see an Elida police officer at the northeast Village limits facing southwest back toward the town awaiting speeders as they leave town toward the northeast. […]

Horror created by mice

By Bob Huber: CNJ columnist Throughout my longtime marriage to Marilyn, she often asked, “Why do these things happen to us? Why? Why?” I always replied with a shrug, because I didn’t know. (Secretly I thought our adventures probably happened to everyone, but they just didn’t talk about them. I wanted to mutter, “We’re just […]

Coyotes ugly for ranchers

Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Pat Jaureguiberry sometimes likes to relate stories about how few people actually know what a coyote looks like. Although common in the area, the medium-dog sized animal is seldom seen as it hops from spot to spot seeking food. But Jaureguiberry has seen them plenty of times. And so have local […]

Police say slain suspect left traps at crime scene

By Darrell Todd Maurina Booby traps left behind after a hostage standoff in Friona prompted local officials to call Cannon Air Force Base on Sunday for help. SWAT officers discovered the devices when attempting to enter the parsonage of First Baptist Church of Friona after fatally shooting Robby Lynn Vaughn of Muleshoe, the man they […]