Clerks: No legal unions for gays

By David Arkin County clerks in eastern New Mexico were surprised by a Sandoval County clerk’s decision to grant gay and lesbian couples marriage licenses. On Friday, Sandoval County Clerk Victoria Dunlap recorded 26 licenses for gay and lesbian couples, which Attorney General Patricia Madrid quickly declared invalid. There were another 40 other couples who […]

Police Blotter 2/8

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9:50 p.m. Feb. 2, police arrived at the 1400 block of Axtel regarding a report of shots fired. Police found two spent shotgun casings. Neighbors said they had heard two or three shots before calling police, but police could not find […]

Thurman, Mary Elouise

Mary Elouise Thurman Services: Have been held. Mary Elouise Thurman, 74, of Clovis died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at her home. She was born July 8, 1929, in Globe, Ariz. She was a retired clerk and a lifelong resident of Clovis. Survivors include three sons, Patrick McBride of College Station, Texas, Gregg McBride of Colorado […]

Schools fear caucus flier caused confusion

By Jack King Clovis Schools and county clerk office personnel said a sign sent by the state Democratic Party to Curry County voting sites created a small amount of voter confusion here Tuesday. A state Democratic Party spokeswoman said the sign was sent out to reduce confusion among voters in the statewide primary, but school […]

Police Blotter 1/8

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded about 2:50 p.m. Friday to the 900 block of North Pile where a couple were arguing over their wedding rings. The husband said the wife tried to throw his wedding ring away. The wife said her husband had not been […]

Police Blotter 1/6

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A Clovis man came to the police department on Dec. 30 to report fraudulent use of his credit card. The man said the receipt for a mail-order gift company had a name other than his own, and his credit card company told […]

Clovis shows new resolve

By Jack King At the beginning of a new year it is always popular to make a resolution — something you intend to do during the next 365 days to improve your life or that of those around you. In a quiz of local officials about their New Year’s resolutions Wednesday, most said 2003 was […]

Police on lookout for alleged robber

CNJ STAFF Clovis police are looking for a man accused of stealing $120 from Comfort Inn during a Friday evening armed robbery. A man came into the Comfort Inn shortly before 6:30 p.m., pointed a revolver at the clerk, and demanded all the money, a police report shows. The man then fled the hotel with […]

Police Blotter 11/23

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded about 10 a.m. Tuesday to the 1800 block of West Seventh Street regarding fraudulent use of a Clovis man’s phone card. The man reported that someone obtained his access code and PIN, using it to make $306.50 worth of fraudulent […]

Armed robbery suspect still at large

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police say they have no leads on a knife-wielding robber who stole an undetermined amount of money early Tuesday morning from the Allsup’s on Seventh and Hondo streets. According to police reports, a young man wearing blue and white face paint came into the store about 1 a.m. Tuesday and […]