More Africanized bees found in Roosevelt County

Kevin Wilson Late in June, Jene Evans was doing yardwork at her home south of Kenna when a hum changed everything. “I kept hearing this humming noise, the way electricity lines will hum. “It just got louder and more intense,” Evans said. “The air was just black with bees where my patio angles off.” A […]

Small conveniences not always convenient

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Once in awhile, OK more like often, I get on a soap box and take note of things that really annoy me. Then I see a pattern emerging and presto … I A) Realize I have better things to do and move on or B) Ignore my conscience and write […]

‘Mind trick’ not taught in journalism class

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist We once were a frivolous bunch, the five guys who get together for our annual stag trip. As frisky pups we would pass the evening discussing life’s important topics: golf, gambling, Melanie Griffith. Years pass, men mature, interests change: gambling, golf, Sandra Bullock. The seasoned, wiser gentlemen who gathered for […]

Causey residents unnerved by shooting

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Residents of Causey may have felt a little safer with the increased presence of law enforcement in their community, but simultaneously less safe due to the reason law enforcement is there — the shooting death of Jimmy “Bo” Chunn. Chunn, 71, was discovered July 8 shot in his home in […]

Relay by numbers

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11 — Age of youngest team captain, survivor Kye Ellen Skelton. 13 — Hours organizers said they spent this week viewing the Weather Channel. 14 — Activities scheduled in addition to the running and walking. 40 — Cases of water donated by Clovis Bottlers. 61 — Members on the largest team, Plains Regional Medical Center. […]

4/26 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Saturday to a retail store in the 3700 block of North Prince Street for a bomb scare. Upon arrival, the officers observed several individuals standing outside the store in the parking lot. A man told police he had received […]

Amos 4/22

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. gimme that mountain boss when pastor leroy beetle preached on overcoming your mountains and obstacles for god i was ready to go i tell ya boss i was ready i was geared […]

Mom’s wisdom stands test of time

By Bob Huber When I was a kid, I stayed alert to the whims of the Axis power, namely my mother, and I found she had a vast array of covert knowledge hidden beneath her quaint farm-girl homilies. Her views on some of mankind’s most endearing areas of scholarship stick with me to this day. […]

Clovis funeral home full of life

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(CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) Kevin Ducan, left, and Russell Muffley talk as another round of coffee is poured last week at Muffley’s back door during morning coffee. Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer The front door to Muffley Funeral Home brings people face to face with death. Just a few feet away, through the rear […]

Police blotter 1-19

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Friday to the 1400 block of St. Andrews Drive in reference to a fraud report. The officer spoke with a woman who said she had been ripped off by a door-to-door magazine salesman. She said a man came to […]