Don’t talk about dogs with friends

By Grant McGee Dog, man’s best friend. I’ve often wondered about this “man’s best friend” thing over the years, seeing how some folks treat canines. I got to thinking about this the other day when, on a county road outside of Clovis far from any house, I came across a dog dragging about six feet […]

Police Blotter, July 4, 2004

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to the 900 block of Delta Street on Wednesday after a woman claimed her stepmother had beaten her. The woman said she and her father were talking when her stepmother came in and slapped her across the mouth and punched […]

Fireworks bring fond memories

By Grant McGee That big fireworks display, “Smoke on the Water” is at Greene Acres Park this Sunday. Clovis’ Tom Martin sparkplugs the event every year. Tom and I have something in common: Our fathers were both hotel managers. Hotels. Fireworks. Fourth of July. These things whirl around in my mind and I remember my […]

Group protects prairie dogs, called nuisance by others

Staff and wire reports A group of environmentalists, biologists and landowners in the Texas Panhandle hopes to keep the Texas black-tailed prairie dog off the endangered species list by conserving more than 293,000 acres of grassland habitat for the animals by 2011. But in Curry County, at least two cattle growers say they think of […]

Water shortage not a wake-up call yet

Project: Reader Reaction Project: Reader Reaction members were asked recently to offer comments on any subject. Some responses: “As I listen to all the bickering about water in the area, it amazes me that people know that there is a shortage. But you can drive around town and see businesses with automatic sprinklers going even […]

Police Blotter 3/12

A junior high assistant principal called police about 10:45 a.m. on March 5 regarding a 13-year-old male student with four marijuana joints. Police informed the student’s father that he would be suspended from school and issued a juvenile citation for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana when he returned. Shortly after noon, police […]

Clovis citizen’s dog competes in Colorado show

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Clovis resident LeRoy Chavez poses for a picture after his dog Brutus won Best of Show at a 2003 dog show. Reporter’s Notebook LeRoy Chavez loves his Yorkshire Terriers. The retired Clovis resident travels all over the western United States showing his purebred Yorkies — most recently from Feb. 13 to 16 at the Rocky […]

A bite out of crime

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Staff Sgt. Michael Jones is attackd by guard dog Macco during a training exercise Thursday at Cannon Air Force Base. The 27th Security Forces Squadron uses six dogs to help protect and keep the base safe. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Darrell Todd Maurina Now these are guard dogs. While many city police dogs accompany […]

Police Blotter 8/24

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to the 700 block of Tierra Blanca about 9 a.m. Monday when a 43-year-old Clovis man reported that his 35-year-old nephew from Clovis had kicked open his door and begun fighting with him over allegations involving the nephew’s girlfriend’s daughter. […]

Dogs think better on a full stomach

By Bob Huber There’s a conspiracy in our house. It blossoms every day when my wife Marilyn and our dog Cody put their heads together. (Ironically, “Cody” is short for “Co-dependent.”) Don’t think I’m paranoid, but sometimes when I hear them whispering in the kitchen, I feel obliged to sneak up and take notes in […]

Doggone good therapy

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Dustin Williams (left), 12, his brother Josh Williams, 10, and Nicole Kennedy, 10 enjoy the company of Cosmos on Thursday at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Photo by Lisa Sonnenschein. By Helena Rodriguez If laughter is good medicine, then pets just may be part of the cure. Several times a week, volunteers with […]

No hot dogs here

By Darrell Todd Maurina The heat-related death of a Muleshoe police dog earlier this month brought home the fears of a group of area animal lovers. Thanks to a community funding drive spearheaded by the Clovis-Portales Kennel Club that raised $2,100, special warning units have been installed in all three of Clovis’ police K-9 units […]

Police blotter 7/13

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Police responded at 10 a.m. Saturday to the 800 block of Connelly and found two pit bulls barking and growling at two residents of a home who were pinned up against their porch. When the officer arrived, the dogs began charging […]

Man says his yard is going to the dogs

By David Stevens Ray Ellis is not Clovis’ happiest resident these days. He sent an e-mail, detailing his woes and asking the newspaper to publish a story about responsible pet ownership. Ellis’ complaint is that people are walking dogs in his neighborhood and allowing the dogs to relieve themselves in his yard. “I have one […]