Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. Feb. 2 an officer responded to Plains Regional Medical Center for a report of a man with a gunshot wound. The man told the officer he was cleaning his .22 caliber handgun and the safety malfunctioned and the gun […]

Believing in ‘foolproof’ for foolish

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist My friend Bob spent a great deal of time horseback on his cousin’s family ranch when he was a kid. After he grew up, he left that behind and became a musician — a financially successful one, which is unusual. Through the years Bob rode horseback now and then at […]

I’m putting my business out there

Years ago I shared my cousin Bob’s clever business card with my readers. It was great. He somehow found room on that small space to extoll his prowess in the following endeavors: Goats roped, bars emptied, demolition done, chile cooked, meat smoked, horses ridden, quail hunted, hay stacked, tigers tamed, pipe fitted, silhouettes shot. If […]

Dec. 7, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight Nov. 26 an officer responded to a burglary report at a residence in the 900 block of Hondo Street.A man said he had come home a few hours earlier and found his door broken in and several of his possessions […]

Oct. 12, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. Oct. 2 an officer was called to a school in the 1500 block of Sycamore Street for a report of larceny. An administrator said a boy reported his bike had been stolen from his cousin’s house the day prior […]

3-5-08 Police blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 a.m. Friday officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of Sycamore Street. A man said he heard several shots and went to check his sister’s residence next door because […]

Priorities must be set in life

By Anita Doberman: Columnist My cousin Vani is an established physician, a radiologist who lives and works in Italy. She has a 13-month-old son, whom she adores and still breast-feeds. There shouldn’t be a problem with this picture, except for the fact that everyone has been telling her she is crazy. She hears from family […]

Road trips teach several lessons

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers They say the best part of the journey is the journey itself, not the destination. I’m not sure who “they” are, but I’ll bet they’ve never taken a road trip. My latest jaunt took me some 1,300 miles from the blustery Pacific Northwest to the desert heat of Arizona, mainly […]

Road trips teach several lessons

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers They say the best part of the journey is the journey itself, not the destination. I’m not sure who “they” are, but I’ll bet they’ve never taken a road trip. My latest jaunt took me some 1,300 miles from the blustery Pacific Northwest to the desert heat of Arizona, mainly […]

Suspect’s cousin says portrayal unfair

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The cousin of a suspect wanted by police in connection with a homicide Wednesday feels his relative is being unfairly portrayed. Javier Martinez believes his cousin Tony Martinez must have been acting in self-defense if he shot and killed Hugo Ochoa, 32, as police allege. Ochoa was found dead […]