Burglaries in Clovis up 18 percent

Benna Sayyed Burglaries in Clovis increased 18 percent from 2010 to 2011 but the Clovis Police Department is working hard to curb these crimes, according to Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders. Clovis police had a 12 percent clearance rate on burglaries in 2011. “That’s an awesome rate of clearance for burglaries. It takes people willing […]

Banking regulations may alter fees, services for customers

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CNJ illustration: Sharna Johnson New federal bank regulations designed to cap fees to merchants could mean new or increased fees to consumers. Sharna Johnson Alterations to rubber check forgiveness and free checking are just some of the ways new banking regulations may impact consumers, as the federal government works to curb bank fees. “I think […]

Press release: Xcel asks customers curb electricity use

AMARILLO — Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electric demand and limits in generation capacity today. The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on the power grid. Xcel […]

Police blotter — July 25

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. July 10 officers responded to a business in the area of Llano Estacado Boulevard and Prince Street for a report of a drunk driver. Witnesses said someone who appeared intoxicated had purchased beer and then drove from the store, […]

Turkey troubles plague Tucumcari ranchers

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia This group of turkeys is located on Daniel Garcia’s ranch north of Tucumcari. In early March the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish captured and relocated 75 turkeys from this location. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico When hunting them failed to curb population growth, two area ranchers took […]

Emissions bill would derail economic recovery

Freedom New Mexico A cap-and-trade program to curb greenhouse gas emissions and financially penalize businesses emitting them faces new opposition among moderate Senate Democrats, apparently worried about voter backlash in next year’s election. Cap-and-trade, along with sweeping changes in health care, are the Obama administration’s two principle initiatives, but polls already show more Americans oppose […]

Education feature: Program aims to curb truancy

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Steve North, programs coordinator for the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, talks to a class at Clovis High School about going to and staying in school. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer “Who wants to drop out, become a drug addict and maybe murder someone in the next three or […]

Xcel Energy asks customers to curb electricity use Monday afternoon

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electric demand and limits in generation and transmission capacity on Monday afternoon. The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on […]

6/30 amos

by amos the churchmouse Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes.   the struggle to get in shape   boss i guess you heard about my recent cheese binge […]

Police increasing presence to curb holiday accidents

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer There will be an increased police presence this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to local agencies. New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints around the clock today through Saturday in every district of the state, according to State Police Capt. Oscar Gonzales. Eight to 10 officers will monitor […]

Flooding closes roads

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Richard Rees, 14, of Clovis walks on 14th Street past the lake at Chavez Park Tuesday afternoon. The level of the lake had risen within a couple feet of the road by late afternoon. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Sammy Cordova said he pushed at least 20 cars out of […]