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 […]

Cousin avenges pranksters

Bob Huber: Local Columnist When I was a kid, Halloween was the high-water mark on the calendar of my life. Oh sure, I fiddled with Christmas to please parents, but Halloween allowed me to shake down neighbors, tip over outhouses, and remain anonymous. Costumes were no big problem. They were made from feed sacks, worn […]

In tribute: Former store owner remembered as good-natured

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Ray Anaya first met Raymond Sena at the American Legion Post 25 more than 30 years ago. Anaya, who recently became engaged to Sena’s cousin, Barbara, found himself suspended by his shirt collar, being held by Sena. “I was scared at first,” Anaya said. “My feet were dangling under […]

Defiance for defiance’s sake is for young

By Grant McGee While most of us are going about our daily business here in Clovis, legal battle lines have been drawn over an area resident and the stickers on his car. On one side is a man who indicates he is asserting his First Amendment right of free speech. On the other side it’s […]

Student Profile

Ali Garrett is the daughter of Ron and Jan Garrett and is a senior at Clovis High School. Tell us about your pet(s): I have three animals. I have one dog and she is 1/2 golden retriever and 1/2 Irish setter. Her name is Golda and she is 11 years old. I also have two […]

Portales now feels closer in Iraq

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Ernie Aguilar is looking for a hometown feeling this holiday season. Some Portales residents are working to help him find it. Sgt. Aguilar of the medical section of the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion is in Iraq, where he provides medical care and preventative health services to Army troops. […]

Soldier with Clovis kin dies in Iraq bombing

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Linda Hernandez has three e-mails from her cousin to which she’ll never get the chance to respond. The Clovis resident saw the messages after she returned from vacation Sunday — the day she found out her cousin, Sgt. 1st Class Linda Ann Tarango-Griess, 33, of Sutton, Neb., died when […]