Strange encounters of the fox-hunting kind

By Ned Cantwell The conversation was in a faraway place with a refined, obviously well-to-do London couple and the setting was such that chit chat is called for even if you have nothing to chit chat about. It’s fun talking to Brits because most of their statements end up as questions even if they are […]

Police Blotter 4/11

Staff at a Clovis elementary school called police about 4 p.m. Monday to report that a 9-year-old male student had stolen a basket of candy from a teacher’s locker and had also stolen items in the past at school. Several students at school had also been observed with candy and they said the student had […]

Award-winning documentary to air today on KENW-TV

CNJ STAFF Although a documentary on the fight against polio is to debut nationally on public television stations the week of April 26, the Clovis and Portales area will get a sneak preview, according to Barry Smith with Shepley Winings Public Relations Inc. April is the 50th anniversary of the first national testing of Jonas […]

Police Blotter 3/26

About noon Jan. 19, high school security staff called Clovis police regarding a public fight at the 1500 block of Reid. Upon arrival, police noticed a group of students jumping the fence into an adjacent apartment complex that was posted for no trespassing. Police arrested four students for criminal trespass and transported them to the […]

Police Blotter 3/14

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police arrested a man at the 400 block of West Seventh Street for fraud greater than $250 after three of his checks to a Clovis pawn shop failed to clear the bank. The 22-year-old Clovis man faces misdemeanor and felony charges for […]

Police Blotter 11/30

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: While conducting a drunk driving checkpoint on the 600 block of South Prince Street shortly after midnight on Nov. 22, police noticed that the driver of a 1999 Ford F-150 pickup had bloodshot, watery eyes and an odor of alcohol, and pulled […]

Police Blotter 10/26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A resident at the 800 block of East Eighth Street called police about 10 a.m. on Oct. 18 to report he had found a baggie of white powder in his front yard. Police tested the powder, determined it was cocaine, and took […]

U.S. has history of fighting others’ wars

By Tibor Machan Since early in its history America has been a world power and has been called upon increasingly by other nations to fight on their behalf. World War I, for example, would not have turned out as it did without the United States’ role in it, and many in Europe wouldn’t have it […]

Old CHS tradition wouldn’t fly today

By Don McAlavy An event popular in the late 1930s through the mid-’40s would never have happened in more recent times. Once a year, in the late spring, Clovis High School Principal R. E. Marshall would let school out for tree fights in front of the high school building at Seventh and Main. It was […]