4-2 Marshall Honor Roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Seventh Grade Kortnee T. Alston, Joshua D. Bizer, Christian M. Boutte, Cacianita G. Bryant, Tayci S. Burnett, Jennifer N. Chavez, Mandy R. Chavez, Charlena A. Cooper, Deanna L. Coyle, Erick V. Curtis, Patrice H. Edwards, Sierra L. Ellis, Shauni L. Gendreau, […]

Police want privacy

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Clovis Police Officer Christopher Lopez programs the encrypting device on his portable radio Thursday at the Clovis Police Department. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Police scanners lodged in Clovis kitchens and living rooms may soon be junk pile fodder. Almost all Clovis Police Department transmissions will be encrypted beginning next […]

Attorney steps down in Clovis dentist case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The attorney for former Clovis dentist and homicide suspect James Smith filed a motion Wednesday to withdraw from the case, according to court documents. Stephen Doerr cited two reasons for withdrawal in his motion to the court. Doerr stated he was not retained to represent Smith in a death […]

Portales police arrest six in drug bust

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Local police conducted drug-bust operations on Thursday night, which led to the arrests of six individuals, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Berry said Portales police officers worked with deputies from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department on drug raids, which began shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday. “Most of the narcotics […]

Second man arrested in connection with armored car embezzlement

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A second man was arrested last week in connection with an armored car heist, officials confirmed on Thursday. Chris Adcox, 21, of Clovis was arrested March 22 by officers from the Clovis Police Department, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. “We have probable cause that establishes the individual (Adcox) received stolen […]

3/31 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 23 through Wednesday: • Angelo Ramos, 40, to Celeste Rave Pettit, 30, both of Clovis. • Kyle James Martin, 22, to Samantha Ashley Mishler, 21, both of Cannon Air Force Base. • Raymond Michael Littlefield, 46, to Julie Ann Littlefield, 42, both of Clovis. […]

3/31 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At approximately 9 p.m. Saturday, police were called to Eighth and Sheldon streets in response to a report of gunfire and met with the callers at Sonic Drive-in on Seventh Street. The men said they were driving south on Sheldon and stopped […]

Supreme Court heading toward divisive territory

Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Supreme Court is moving from a period when it has been handling some of the easier cases on its docket, resulting in a surprising number of unanimous decisions, to handling more controversial decisions that will almost surely split the high court. One case decided last week led newly installed Chief Justice […]

Parents should let village aid children

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist We all know the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” But what happens when the village doesn’t want to raise the child? What happened to the old days when children were taught to listen to adults and other figures of authority? And what happened to the days […]

Living debt-free harder than it looks

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I completed the Consumer Credit Counseling Services program a while back. A few years ago my bills got the better of me and started to drag me under. I reached out for a helping hand and CCCS grabbed it. When I was through I got a packet with a congratulatory […]