Lady Cats squeak past Hobbs in finals

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Clovis junior Siobhan Flatow tries to split a Hobbs double block during Saturday’s District 4-5A tournament championship match at Rock Staubus Gym. Flatow finished with 12 kills. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Fifth game. All tied. District championship at stake. Those with heart conditions and pregnant females be warned. […]

Jail officials cracking down on contraband

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A inmate uses the phone Wednesday in the annex of the Curry County Adult Detention Center. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Commonly confiscated contraband in the Curry County Adult Detention Center includes letters between inmates, tobacco, drugs, crude knives, tattooing devices and ink, as well as dried fruit and vegetable […]

Texans voting on gay marriage amendment

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Eighty Bailey County residents had cast their vote by Friday afternoon on a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in their state, according to court Clerk Paula Benton. Texas statutes already prohibit same-sex marriage, but the constitutional amendment — which defines marriage as a union only between one […]

Diesel fuel prices staying high

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer As regular unleaded gas prices continue falling, diesel fuel remains at a near-record high. According to New Mexico AAA officials, diesel prices are up about 44 percent from last year while gasoline prices are up 22 percent over the same time period. The hurricanes that swept across the Gulf […]

Q&A: Forensic chief talks bullets, fingerprints, blood

Ann Talbot, 50, is the forensic laboratories bureau chief for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety in Santa Fe. Talbot holds her Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and chemistry and has been the lab’s bureau chief for nine months. Clovis law enforcement officers send bullets, blood and fingerprints to the Santa Fe lab. […]

10/30 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the 9th Judicial District Court between Oct. 5 and Oct. 19: • Steven Lujan, 22, was found guilty by a jury of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, concealing identity, failure to carry proof of financial responsibility, evidence […]

Social justice advocates reunite in Portales

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — They fought for social justice. Decades later, they told their stories so Portales won’t forget. More than 100 people remembered Portales’ history and spoke out Sunday against how minority Portales residents were treated during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Portales resident Dolores Penrod, a member of the Democratic […]

10/30 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call from a home on the 600 block of 13th Street regarding a stolen stove. The caller told police his rental home was being renovated and an electric stove was stolen sometime between Oct. […]

FBI’s reporting requirements need beefing up

Freedom Newspapers The FBI has committed at least 13 violations of the guidelines governing its conduct under the Patriot Act serious enough to be referred to the Intelligence Oversight Board. That’s an arm of the president’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, which is charged with examining violations of laws and directives. These facts came to light […]

Aiding children not means to end

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist At times I watch BBC World News because it covers more international issues than even CNN. So the other night I was watching and there was a report on the AIDS epidemic in Africa. The report gave some harrowing information as well as quotations from people trying to raise funds […]