Proposal touts pharmacy savings

The biggest knife for slicing TRICARE costs off future defense budgets is not new and higher enrollment fees or deductibles proposed for retirees and their families who use one of the military’s health insurance options of TRICARE Prime, Standard, Extra or, for the elderly, TRICARE for Life. Those phased increases, as detailed here last week, […]

McGee: Marriage is a sweet deal

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist It was another Saturday morning, another morning of venturing forth out onto the High Plains in search of great yard sales. I was hungry so I sank a knife into the big pan of brownies The Lady of the House had baked the day before. “What are you doing?”said a […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 a.m. Feb. 19 an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of Gidding Street for a report of a domestic in progress. A man told dispatch a female at the home cut him with a utility knife. Officers […]

Student facing felony charge for bringing knife to school

PNT staff report A Portales High School student accused of carrying a knife to school is facing a felony charge. According to Portales police records, officers were requested at Lindsey/Steiner Elementary around 7:55 a.m. Thursday on a complaint about an unruly student on Bus 20. According to police reports: • Officers discovered a 16-year-old female […]

11-25 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. Nov. 17, an officer responded to a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way for a report of a student with a weapon. A school administrator said he had received a report that a male student had a […]

Congress eager to pass pocket knife proposal

Freedom New Mexico Fiscal conservatives are always on the lookout for government putting its hands into the pockets of taxpayers. In a new twist to that worry, a federal agency is set to boldly reach into the pockets of millions of Americans and extract their … folding knives. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency […]

Police: Nose biting victim subdued partycrasher

CNJ staff Police say it now appears a 34-year-old Curry County man whose nose was bitten off in a fight was actually trying to subdue a party crasher wielding a knife. Police originally had information that identified Gilbert Aburto as the person with the knife. They now say another man had the knife and bit […]

Man’s nose bitten off in party fight

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police say a 34-year-old Curry County man ejected from a party returned with a knife, only to have his nose bitten off in a struggle with other partygoers. But Gilbert Aburto says the police have the story all wrong. He says he’s the victim, that he was trying to […]

Police investigating stabbing incident

CNJ staff Police are investigating a Tuesday stabbing incident involving a Clovis couple. A 35-year-old woman called police around 2 a.m. from an undisclosed residence and reported she was cut several times on the arms by her former husband, according to a police report. The woman said her ex-husband threatened her over the telephone saying […]

Clovis man arrested after ATM malfunction

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man was charged with a felony Wednesday when he tried to retrieve his ATM card from a bank machine with his pocket knife. Manuel Beltran, 56, said he was trying to withdraw money from an ATM at a retail store to pay bills. “I put the card […]

June 6, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 p.m. Friday an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of 13th Street for a report of a subject cut by a knife. A female witness said there was an argument between two people in front of the […]

May 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11:30 p.m. Friday an officer responded to a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way for a student with a weapon. A staff member said she had confiscated a knife from a student, who said he had brought it to […]

May 15, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 10:30 a.m. Thursday an officer responded to a school in the 500 block of 14th Street for a student with a knife. The principal said a student turned a knife into a teacher that another student had put in his pocket. […]

Children involved in stabbing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 9-year-old Clovis boy attempted to stab a 7-year-old neighbor with a steak knife Monday while his 11-year-old sister held the victim down, according to police. The victim’s wounds were superficial and her mother opted to treat them at home, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney, spokesman for the Clovis […]

Feb. 17, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a report of criminal damage at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of North Prince. They found three large windows of a business shattered. Cost to replace the windows was estimated at $2,200. • • • Police responded […]

Beware of knife-wielding bosses

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were passing through Canyon, Texas, the other day on our way to Amarillo. While we were looking for a good Amarillo radio station we stumbled on the West Texas A&M student-run station. “Oh I remember, that’s the station where a couple of DJs […]

Even worst writers can be winners

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Like many aspiring writers, I turn to the works of some of the most brilliant writers of our time for inspiration. I also turn to some of the worst writers of our time for inspiration — or at least for consolation, knowing that my writing couldn’t be any worse. Every […]

Police: Man stabbed by milk deliverer

CNJ Staff A Clovis man was stabbed Saturday at Southwest Cheese Plant by a 40-year-old man who delivered milk there, Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray said. Jeffrey Boatwright of Clovis was arrested at the scene, Murray said, and was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is being held on a $10,000 bond, […]

Clovis teen arrested on assault charge

CNJ Staff A Clovis teen was arrested Thursday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after witnesses said he put a knife to the neck of another man and threatened to cut him, according to police reports. Rueben Stickle, 19, is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $5,000 […]

Video message makes brother’s birthday

By Grant McGee: Local columnist My sister-in-law called not too long ago. She was planning a surprise birthday party for my brother and wanted us to be there. It was his 60th birthday and she wanted it to be a family event. She wanted to make it work, make it happen. My brother lives all […]