Criminal records should remain permanent

The Albuquerque Journal Every few years, it seems, there is a move in the Legislature to get various criminal records expunged. In 2007, it was sold as a way to protect victims of identity theft who were wrongly arrested. In fact it went much further, allowing for the removal of any reference to a misdemeanor […]

Press release: Wanted Clovis man with medical condition turns self in

On February 15, 2012, at approximately 10:00 AM, Robert Gutierrez, on his own accord, went to Plains Regional Medical Center for treatment. On January 27, 2012, the New Mexico Department of Health was granted a Temporary Order of Protection by District Court requiring that Mr. Gutierrez be isolated at a medical facility due to an […]

Zias pull split to open softball campaign

Freshman shortstop Melissa Reynosa went 4-for-6 in Eastern New Mexico’s season-opening doubleheader, helping the Zias pull a split against Texas-Permian Basin and St. Mary’s to open the St. Mary’s Tournament. The Zias won their opener 4-1 over Permian Basin behind a solid pitching performance from freshman Alberta Medina, and dropped a 5-4 decision to a […]

Proposed bills pose danger to free speech

If you went to the English-language version of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia on Wednesday, you would have seen only a message warning about attempts in Congress to censor the Internet. Reddit (a social news site), Boing Boing (a popular group blog) and other websites joined the one-day “blackout.” The protest is aimed at two […]

Internet mishaps can’t be deleted

I went to a store recently to pick up a new CD. It wasn’t on the shelves, and I almost whined about the store’s failure on Twitter, along with my intent to stop shopping there for music … and a maximum amount of cursing. Fortunately, before I could grab my phone, I saw a cart […]

Greek drama just prelude to Italy failing

The past week global stock markets bounced up and down like a basketball at a Lakers game (if the NBA were playing). Up they went when news came the European Union worked out a deal to restructure Greek debt. Down they went when Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou decided to allow Greek voters to have […]

Jesus helps keep us in our moral restraints

About two weeks ago, we were visiting in Scottsdale, Ariz. We spent a day at Paradise Valley Mall. It was there that I watched a young mother trying to corral three little children. I was amused as I thought about my own experiences with my two oldest children. Annie and John Scott were two and […]

Clovis man drowns in Missouri lake

CNJ staff A 45-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday afternoon at a lake in Missouri. John W. Matelski slid off a water slide on a dock and fell into the water at the Lake of the Ozarks, according to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Matelski went under the water, briefly resurfaced and then […]

3D not worth movie upcharge

I went to my favorite gas station Tuesday. It’s not my favorite because it has the cheapest prices on gas. Actually, the more expensive gas is, the more counterproductive it is to drive to a specific station to save pocket change. It’s because that station is the only place I can find a particular candy […]

Outdated laws keep markets from growing

Freedom New Mexico This month marks the expiration of the 10- year antitrust settlement the U.S. Justice Department reached with Microsoft Corp. in 2001. We wrote extensively about the action beginning in 1998, when the Justice Department first went to court against Microsoft. In those 13 years, even a casual observer of technology couldn’t help […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 10 a.m. April 17 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Ash Street for a report of a vehicle with a bullet hole in it. A man said the prior morning he went to the area of […]

Police blotter — April 24

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. April 9 officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of Walnut Street in reference to a trespass in progress. The officer noted the house had not been kept up and appeared abandoned. When officers stepped inside they […]

TexAnns take two from Zias

CNJ staff Arianna Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run and Tarleton State beat Eastern New Mexico University 6-1 in the nightcap to complete sweep of Friday’s Lone Star Conference South softball doubleheader at Zia Field. Tarleton State beat ENMU 5-1 in the opener. Samantha Swanda and Katie Smith combined to limit […]

Government workers part of community

As did many husbands on Valentine’s Day, I took my wife to one of her favorite restaurants. That place being overcrowded, with a two hour wait predicted, we went instead to another of her favorite dining establishments. We did not complain about the prices, nor the expectation that, with good service, we would leave a […]

Vietnam veterans reunited after more than 40 years

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Carlton Zarling Jr., left, and Clovis resident Romeo Sierra reunited after serving together in Vietnam 43 years ago. Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Romeo Sierra thought Carlton Zarling Jr. died in a helicopter explosion in Vietnam in April 1967. That was until he was the voice on the other end of […]

Hounds out to make statement in LSC North opener

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU senior strong safety Tillman Stevens covers a kick Thursday during special teams practice. The Greyhounds host Texas A&M-Commerce at 2 p.m. today. Dave Wagner After 11 years in the South Division since the Lone Star Conference went to divisional play in 1999, Eastern New Mexico University’s football team is […]

Detention officer under investigation

Sharna Johnson A Curry County detention officer who took two inmates outside the jail to have lunch earlier this week is under administrative investigation, Administrator Keith Norwood said Thursday. Norwood said he stumbled onto the trio Tuesday as they sat on the east side of the detention center, eating their jail-prepared meals. One of the […]

Colonial Heritage health care facility may be closing

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Caretakers are concerned at news Colonial Heritage Personal Home Health Care may be closing. Sharna Johnson The future of Colonial Heritage Personal Home Healthcare in Clovis has at least one caregiver wondering what to do now. Dejon Ruiz said she went to the facility Tuesday to pick up time sheets […]

Finding camping bag more complicated than it seems

Kevin Wilson The truth can change with the passage of time. But in this case, the truth has simply become stronger. Last week, I wrote about looking forward to my first time camping since sixth grade. It turns out I should have waited another week until I went shopping for camping equipment. The time has […]

Storm knocks out power for about 3,500 residents

CNJ staff About 3,500 Clovis customers went without power for roughly two hours after a storm-related outage. Wes Reeves, a spokesman for Xcel Energy, said a transmission line failed at approximately 6:08 p.m. The failure knocked out power for 3,587 customers, and was fixed at 7:55 p.m. “It’s a pretty large outage,” Reeves said. Another […]