Nov. 23, 1977

The Clovis Police Department received new uniforms in a shade of dark blue called “L.A. Blue,” named after the Los Angeles Police Department’s uniform colors. … The Clovis City Commission decided to sidestep federal regulation and re-install traffic signals at the 10th and 14th street intersections on Prince Street, claiming the intersections were dangerous. … […]

Feb. 27, 1973

Edward Brizendine, 56, was putting shingles on his roof. The Clovis News-Journal considered the task front-page news since Brizendine was blind. Of course it was dangerous, he said, but shingling a roof could also be dangerous for those who could see. … “Maude,” “Hawaii 5-0” and “Marcus Welby” were among TV options for the night. […]

Since life is dangerous, how should we live?

By Curtis K. Shelburne I don’t think I’m revealing anything you don’t already know when I observe that living life is dangerous business. Ever since our First Parents fouled up and got tossed out of the Garden, forbidden fruit juice trickling down the corners of their mouths, Planet Earth has been an address where people […]

Residents can no longer be complacent

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Police warned us in September 2003. They presented a petition to city commissioners alleging Clovis is “one of the most dangerous places in the state to live.” Mostly, we waved them off. They were just a bunch of drama queens, we told ourselves, their credibility in question because of their […]

Meth latest ‘most dangerous’ drug

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist “America’s Most Dangerous Drug,” blares the cover story in Newsweek. If you haven’t been paying attention, you might wonder what drug the magazine has in mind. Tobacco, which kills more than 400,000 people each year? Alcohol, which contributes to thousands of traffic fatalities? Crack, which spawned a wave of violent […]

Make dog owners liable, not dogs

By Ned Cantwell It would be a cheap shot to say Santa Fe has gone to the dogs, but why not? Cheap shots r us. Truth is, though, our esteemed legislators have devoted an inordinate amount of time talking about their canine constituents who, since dogs have no lobbyists, will probably come out on the […]

Project: Reader Reaction

david_stevens@link.freedom.com Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asks readers to respond via e-mail to a series of questions each week. To participate in Project: Reader Reaction, contact Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Clovis police are understaffed or underpaid and if Clovis is “one of the most dangerous […]