Press release: Clovis Police launch text messaging tip service

For the first time, citizens across Clovis now have the ability to provide anonymous crime fighting tips through the power of anonymous text messaging and WebTips. Clovis Police and CrimeReports, the industry leader in law enforcement tip management software and web applications, have joined together to provide this service which allows citizens to send anonymous […]

Reward for information on escapees increased

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County Crime Stoppers has increased rewards it is offering for information leading to the arrests of five escaped inmates. District Attorney Matt Chandler said callers can remain anonymous. Here are the rewards: • Edward Salas, up to $3,000 • Larry McClendon Jr., up to $2,500 • Michael England, […]

The famous weigh in on doggone debate

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I recently entered into deep debate with my dog, Cody — short for Co-dependent — concerning the relative differences between man and canine. It was Cody’s contention that dogs were intellectually superior to men. I know it’s ridiculous, but Cody is, after all, just a dog. His proof was that […]

United Way reaches goal with late push

Freedom Newspapers Eleventh-hour gifts by Eastern New Mexico University staff members and an anonymous couple have helped the local United Way achieve this year’s $482,005 fund-raising goal. The donations bring the overall total received to exactly 100 percent of the goal. In Curry County $421,950 of the $412,005 goal or 102 percent has been attained. […]

Unsigned poinsettias are warning

by Bob Huber When Christmas dust settles, I always face a colossal quandary — what do I do with the poinsettias? They never come with directions. In many cases, I don’t even know who sent them. To my way of thinking, they’ve turned into a national dilemma. Do I transplant them in the garden? Hack […]

DA challenger outspending incumbent

By Darrell Todd Maurina Matt Chandler has raised nearly $4,200 more than incumbent Brett Carter in the campaign for district attorney, according to campaign finance records filed Thursday evening State law requires candidates to file campaign finance reports on May 10 and May 27. Through Tuesday, Chandler had raised $29,007.84 and spent $25,696.03; Carter had […]

Fund short on cash, big on toys

CNJ STAFF REPORT Contributions to the Salvation Army’s Empty Stocking Fund, which is used to provide Christmas gifts to needy families, fell far short of the organization’s goal, according to results released Friday. According to Capt. Hector Diaz, the Salvation Army raised only $4,781.23 for the fund, a bit more than half of the organization’s […]

Local Briefs 1/18

Offices to close for M.L. King Day The following city offices will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day: City Hall, the Clovis Area Transit System, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Baxter-Curren and Friendship citizens’ centers and Clovis-Carver Public Library. The sanitation division will pick up the commercial and poly-cart routes and the […]

Police offer $1,000 reward in slaying

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police have offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information about the Sunday morning shooting death of Carlos Murillo. Sgt. Roger Grah of the Clovis Police Department said anyone with information on the shooting may call him at 769-1921 or, if they want to remain anonymous, may call the […]