Chief: Police can’t do it alone

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis Police Department is trying to revive a fundamental element of law enforcement through community policing, according to Police Chief Dan Blair. The campaign push for togetherness with the community has been named “One with Clovis,” Blair said. Officers want to strengthen their bond with residents by getting […]

Parental fine pushes officials’ control too far

By Freedom Newspapers It had to happen. Now there’s a politician who wants to get the law-making process involved in the delicate business of teacher-parent relations. Rep. Wayne Smith, a Republican from Baytown, Texas, has filed a bill that would allow a $500 fine to be levied on parents who miss a meeting with their […]

Letters to the Editor: Rehabilitation key in preventing crime

Regarding the Jan. 25 letter from Jennifer McKinney: I agree drug use is often involved with homicides. My professional experience in social services tells me that substance abuse, addiction and crime are not simplistic. Many years ago I had a person seeking treatment for drug use. We looked at options and tried to find a […]

Letters to the Editor: Children’s future should be top priority

Regarding plans for Clovis Municipal Schools realignment: We need to listen to our school officials and know that they have our children’s best interest in mind. There are always different opinions on how a school system should operate but we all have the same objective — our children’s future education. Things need to be addressed […]

Local Roundup: Officers conduction DWI Super Blitz

By CNJ STAFF State law enforcement officers will be increasing efforts against drunken driving over the holidays, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Through Dec. 3, officers in five counties will conduct a Super Blitz with a focus on getting drunken drivers off the road with increase patrols, sobriety […]

Former patrolman acheives goal as chief

Dan Blair started his tenure as chief of the Clovis Police Department Saturday, taking the reins over from the retiring Bill Carey. Blair has never worked for another law enforcement agency, spending all 21 years with the CPD. He spent most of his years working with the department’s Special Response Team, and has since risen […]

Candidate profiles: Magistrate judge, Division 1

CNJ staff Profiles of candidates running for Curry County Division 1 magistrate judge in the June 6 primary. Early voting n Noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday May 9 to June 3. Duane Castleberry Party: Republican Current position: Business owner What is your background? I grew up […]

4/16 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At about 1 p.m. April 7, an officer called to the area of 8th and Mitchell streets to investigate a report of a child in the road found a young girl who knew only her mother’s name and that she lived in […]

Music influence throughout life

By Teddy Guevara: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. Music has influenced my whole life through decisions I make and what friends I have. I was born and raised in Clovis. When I attended Barry Elementary School, I was always […]

12/16 Local Roundup

Police lieutenant returns to duty A Clovis police lieutenant involved in a pedestrian fatality Monday night returned to work Wednesday after passing a mandatory drug test. Lt. Roger Grah was taken off duty following Monday’s accident pending the results of the drug test, according to Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas. It is city policy for […]