Hillcrest Zoo officials hope to move young giraffe to new pen

By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Her new pad has all the amenities a female giraffe could ever want — wall-to-wall grass, a football field’s worth of running room, and even an enclosed shed with a 24-foot ceiling and central heating for those cold eastern New Mexico evenings. But Jael, Hillcrest Zoo’s 3 1/2-year-old female […]

Show about one of country music’s first female stars on national tour

Stewart said that when she does concert-like performances during the play, people often shout out like they are actually at a Tammy Wynette concert. (Courtesy photo: Encore Attractions) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Kristen Stewart knew little about Tammy Wynette when she auditioned for a musical based on the tragic life of the country […]

Business feature: Two-wheelin’ women

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Local residents (counterclockwise from front left) Donna Labalt, Carla DuBuis, Sarah Zufelt, Wendy Bailey, Connie Bryant, Amy Wyatt, De’Aun Willoghby, Tina Sambrano and Joy Stoddard are proof motorcycles aren’t just for men. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer When they ride their motorcycles through town, the roar of the engines bore […]

Feds shouldn’t be involved with airport security

Freedom Newspapers Singer Patti LuPone was recently barred from a flight in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., because she complained when asked to take off her shirt. Other women have complained that they have been subjected to pat-downs of their breasts and other indignities at airport security checkpoints. Nico Melendez, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration […]

Police blotter: September 1, 2004

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a burglary complaint Saturday night in the 1000 block of Ross. One of the residents said he was at home sick when he heard a noise in the house. A young boy went to the kitchen to arm himself, […]

Police Blotter: August 20,2004

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a heist of lollipops on Aug. 12 at a store on the 700 block of 21st Street. A store clerk told police an unidentified female lifted several lollipops and left the premises in a car going east. Apparently the […]

Older, wiser, but still on fire

By Julia Keller: Chicago Tribune Female rockers blaze new trails on the route to creative freedom. It works like this: When you’re young, you dream big dreams. Wild dreams. Outrageous dreams. Then you grow up, get married, make a family. Along the way, you wad up the dream like a tie-dyed T-shirt – the kind […]

Assessment team helps Cannon crack down on sexual assault

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Col. Mary Kay Hertog, The Air Combat Command’s Sexual Assault Assessment Team chief, right, will assess the sexual assault response program at Cannon Air Force Base. 27th Fighter Wing Vice Commander Col. Jeff Stambaugh is at left. Photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A six-member Sexual Assault Assessment Team […]

Three female detainees accuse jailer of sex crimes

By Ryan Lengerich TUCUMCARI — A Quay County Juvenile Detention Center officer was arrested Monday and charged with sex-related crimes against three juvenile detainees, police said. Robert Gonzales, 27, of Tucumcari was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, […]

Police Blotter 10/12

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Male Clovis police officers had to call for assistance from a female officer after a woman began stuffing what appeared to be crack cocaine into her bra during a traffic stop about 8 p.m. on Oct. 1. The call began with a […]

College removing problematic mulberry

By Mike Linn PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University officials are fed up with the light red, dime-sized berries that fall every summer from a mulberry tree near the Golden Library. University officials said students using a nearby sidewalk track the fruit’s pinkish juices onto carpets in the library, causing irremovable stains. Each August, the […]