Police in the market for officers

By Darrell Todd Maurina Police staffing has reached a crisis and will soon become worse, according to Capt. Dan Blair of the Clovis Police Department. “If things happen the way we think they are going to happen, by the end of the summer we will have an emergency,” Blair said at Tuesday’s meeting of the […]

Clovis police taking part in Superblitz this month

Darrell Todd Maurina If you like to drive drunk or don’t like using your seat belt, you don’t want to drive in Clovis this month. The Clovis Police Department is one of 81 law enforcement agencies statewide participating in Superblitz, a program of saturation patrols sponsored by the Traffic Safety Bureau of the New Mexico […]

Police and court news

Darrell Todd Maurina The Texico Police Department has a new chief. Former chief deputy John Mares, who has been with the Texico police four years, was promoted at the May 9 city council meeting, replacing former police chief Kelley Brophy. Brophy resigned recently to accept a position with a California computer company. Brophy had been […]

Students to express faith at graduation ceremonies.

By Gary Mitchell Federal guidelines issued by the Department of Education in February that ensure schools give teachers and students as much freedom to pray as the courts have allowed have received mixed reviews from educational and watchdog camps. Schools are scrambling to adhere to the guidelines, issued as part of the No Child Left […]

Police Blotter 5/15

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Hiding in the bathroom after hours may have helped unknown suspects steal a Skin Dog bicycle and at least four pairs of shoes from a Clovis business late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. According to the Clovis Police Department, there […]

Reporter’s Notebook-health

Clovis offered a stop Friday along an 18-city tour of New Mexico for state leaders looking into health care and support services issues, such as how to make the best use of resources and develop more home and community-based programs. During a town hall meeting attended by about 50 people, the shortage of health care […]