Albuquerque firefighter charged with child solicitation

CNJ Staff An Albuquerque Fire Department lieutenant was arrested Saturday in Clovis for child solicitation, according to a Clovis Police Department news release. Glenn Perrin, 41, of Edgewood used the Internet to set up a date in Clovis with an undercover officer posing as a 13-year-old girl, according to a criminal complaint filed in Curry […]

Cannon clinic closes for training day

The Cannon Air Force Base clinic will be closed April 10 for a wing training day. Questions regarding the clinic closure can be directed to the 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs office at 784-4131.

Get well, Jaden

This week’s player of the week, for posting a comment on our Web site that reflects the views of many, is “Clovissite.”

The folks are nice

Christian Heller has this to say about recent criticism aimed at Clovis via the world-wide Web:

It might be the water

Raymond Atchley has this to say about recent criticism aimed at Clovis via the world-wide Web:

He’s tired of ‘anti-Clovis whiners’

Cregg Steffler has this to say about recent criticism aimed at Clovis via the world-wide Web:

Another Clovis video

Clair Zarges has posted a video that reflects the Clovis she knows.

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March 30, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Where is our sheriff when needed? I am a concerned citizen who lives in the Grady community. Our only local gas and diesel fuel pumps have recently been removed. This was due to the burglary of fuel and vandalizing of pumps several times starting in January and continuing through March. The owner, Darrell Cook, had […]

Obama’s speech: Defining moment

By Steven Greenhut: Guest Columnist If Sen. Barack Obama goes on to win the presidency, his March 18 speech in Philadelphia dealing with the firestorm that erupted over his former pastor’s incendiary remarks will be analyzed for decades – as a pivotal point not just in his campaign, but in the art of modern presidential […]

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 […]

Young fighters emerge

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Ayanna Vasquez, left, defeated Cheyenne Candalaria in a battle of 13-year-old girls during Saturday’s state Golden Gloves competition at Roy Walker Community Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Amateur boxers have to be at least 17 years old in order to be eligible to win Golden Gloves championships. But that […]

Abilene Christian sweeps Hounds

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Catcher Jordan Schmitt’s two-run homer capped a three-run third and Abilene Christian made it stand up for a 3-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday and a sweep of their Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. The Wildcats (24-11, 20-5 LSC) got two homers and seven RBIs from left […]

Mustangs edge Zias in nine innings

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Midwestern State pushed over the winning run on a two-out error in the bottom of the ninth Saturday to edge Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in the Lone Star Conference softball crossover tournament, hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma. Earlier Saturday, the Zias dropped a 4-2 decision to Central Oklahoma. ENMU (17-20) […]

Businesses feeling money crunch

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The seats aren’t quite as full as they used to be at Cattle Baron. “I’m seeing it’s going to stay the same,” general manager Nick Bara said. “Kind of mediocre.” The steakhouse, a staple of Portales, averaged about $7,500 on a good Friday night a year ago. Now it […]

Father: Isler feeling better

By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Jaden Isler was resting comfortably in an Amarillo hospital Saturday two days after he collapsed and nearly died while attending a softball game in Canyon, Texas, according to his father, J.D. Isler. “He’s doing about as good as can be expected,” J.D. Iser said Saturday night. Jaden, a Clovis […]

Freedom New Mexico receives honors

By CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal picked up 15 awards Saturday, including the top two prizes, at the 98th annual Panhandle Press Association’s convention in Amarillo. The staff earned the General Excellence award overall in the Division II category for larger newspapers. CNJ also picked up the Community Service award and its $250 cash […]

March 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Volunteers find unmarked graves in Texico cemetery

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Long-time friends Marcia Leavell, left, and Margie Crooks became involved with Texico’s cemetery after attending Crooks’ father-in-law’s funeral and being embarrassed by the tall weeds that covered the headstones. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Marcia Leavell and longtime friend Margie Crooks attended Crooks’ father-in-law’s funeral at the Texico cemetery […]

Jaden Isler improving

CNJ Staff Clovis High School Athletic Director Brian Stacy said Clovis High senior Jaden Isler was talking, coherent and hungry Saturday morning.“I think everything’s looking good,” Stacy said. Isler, who helped Clovis reach the Class 5A state title games in football and basketball this school year, collapsed and lost consciousness Thursday evening while attending a […]