Community takes up watch

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CNJ staff photo: Robin Fornoff Linda Whitaker with one of the neighborhood watch signs still waiting to be posted. The neighborhood watch group boasts 83 active volunteers and police say they are making a difference. Robin Fornoff If neighbors didn’t know neighbors before this neighborhood watch got started, they do now. “It’s really impressive to […]

Police blotter — July 3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon June 23 an officer took a report of theft at the police department in the 300 block of Connelly Street. A man said he left for work at 8 a.m. and when he returned around 10 a.m. he discovered someone […]

Press release: Neighbors lead police to burglar

A 22-year-old local Clovis man identified as Anthony Moore was arrested September 23rd, 2009 by Clovis Police Detectives and Patrol Officers on 1count each of Residential Burglary, Felony Tampering with Evidence, Felony Larceny and Criminal Damage after watchful neighbors contacted police immediately with personal suspect identifying information and suspect vehicle description upon seeing suspect Anthony […]

Neighbors help nab burglar

A Clovis man is accused of burglary after neighbors called police Wednesday to report him removing items from a house on their street. Anthony Moore, 22, is charged with burglary, felony tampering with evidence, felony larceny and criminal damage. Police said they believe he may be involved in other recent burglaries. Moore is being held […]

County fairs more of family affair

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist County fairs are under way now, and the big state fairs are not far off. This tradition includes almost every state as well as many other countries. It all began as a way for people to compare their livestock, vegetables, etc., with those grown by their neighbors. Small towns, many […]

Proposed annexation measure approved

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer To annex, or not to annex? Avelino Chairez and his neighbors on Lazy Lane said no, while Gloria Wicker suggested annexation for her neighbors on a separate matter at Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting.The City Commission approved annexation near Lazy Lane, while they decided against Wicker’s suggestion. The commission […]

Israel achieves much growth in 60 years

Freedom New Mexico On May 14, 1948, the state of Israel was recognized by the United Nations and almost immediately thereafter by the United States. The infant Jewish state was almost immediately invaded by its Arab neighbors, who figured they would nip this “ancestral homeland” nonsense in the bud, but improbably Israel prevailed. The country […]

Venomous neighbors on the high plains

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The prairie rattlesnake has the most extensive range of any rattlesnake in the U.S. The snake’s venom is considered highly toxic and affects the blood. Antivenin is commonly available at hospitals and should be sought immediately if bitten.. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer There are at least five spiders […]

Meeting neighbors takes effort, trust

By Anita Doberman I grew up in an apartment in a busy section of Rome, and aside from my cousins who lived on different floors of the same building, we never socialized with our neighbors. In fact, we were taught specifically not to trust anyone. There was a lot of crime in Rome and many […]

4-H leaders: Heavy on the heart

Glenda Price Glenda Price My husband and I were 4-H organizational leaders for quite a few years. That meant we were the ones who begged, cajoled or bribed other parents, friends and neighbors into sharing their expertise with the kids as project leaders. Soon after we began this journey a wise county agent said, “Remember, […]

Trust still an issue

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist I grew up in an apartment in a busy section of Rome, and aside from my cousins who lived on different floors of the same building, we never socialized with our neighbors. In fact, we were taught specifically not to trust anyone. There was a lot of crime in Rome […]

Jan. 25 – Up a tree

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ricky Ulses, 8, climbs a tree in his front yard after his twin brother Deven Ulses threw a pass that landed in the tree. The brothers play football with their neighbors almost everyday.

Thanks to past as we welcome a new mission

By Freedom New Mexico For a few moments near dusk on Sunday night, Mother Nature signed off on the old and new missions of Cannon Air Force Base. Just above the eastern horizon, the soft orange glow of a jagged, nearly full rising moon shimmered above a semi-circle of C-130s that surrounded two F-16 jets […]

Tornado cleanup 95 percent complete

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Doris Hudson, left, and Nell Thompkins stand outside Hudson’s house on Sycamore St. Hudson’s house suffered minimal damage from the storm. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Eight days and 192 hours have passed since David Castro lost his home. He has been living with his father since a tornado […]

Seniors in fix after storm

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer At the age of 84, Anna Corlington relies heavily on the hospitality of neighbors when winter weather hits. The longtime Clovis resident, who was widowed more than a decade ago, found herself housebound after more than 10 inches of snow covered the area. “I know my limitations,” Corlington said, […]

Only thing we have to fear is ourselves

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist America is the world’s hyperpower. No other nation or group of nations can challenge us militarily or economically. Unlike sickly Europe, we are growing, not contracting. But we are about to be defeated in Iraq by a few thousand cutthroats. How did this happen? It’s simple: The only thing powerful […]

Rare cactus blooms

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers A rare cactus bloomed at a local couples’ home this last week, giving them and their neighbors a chance to see a beautiful sight available only once a year. Portales gardening enthusiasts Cecil and Mary Clotfelter own a species of cactus commonly called the night-blooming cereus, which blooms its white […]

Kerley, Kyle K.

Kyle Kevin Kerley, 37, of San Angelo, Texas, and formerly of Ruidoso and Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, in San Angelo. He was born Sept. 23, 1968, in San Angelo. He graduated from Clovis High School and Trade School College in Roswell. He was preceded in death by his father in 1985 and his […]

Goal met thanks to community giving

By Errin Burch: Guest columnist I’d like to thank the citizens of eastern New Mexico. Looking back at 2005, United Way of Eastern New Mexico reaching its goal this year was a great tribute to the resilience and generosity of people of our area. To all who contributed — thank you. In the face of […]

Clovis man sentenced in robbery

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Clovis man was convicted Wednesday of aggravated burglary and kidnapping and sentenced to eight years of prison, according to a release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Frankie Owen and two others robbed an elderly Clovis woman’s home while she was still in the residence, according to the police. The […]