Principal grateful for ‘bad touch’ program

By Darrell Todd Maurina When Clovis’ Parkview Elementary Principal Linda D’Amour woke up Wednesday morning and saw her newspaper, she knew it would not be an ordinary day. D’Amour was the principal in whom a student confided on Sept. 16, saying said she had been sexually abused at 700 E. 10th Street. That report led […]

Answers to complaints sometimes difficult

Two Clovis News Journal readers complained last week about items published in the police blotter. They felt the information provided was too specific. Our blotter is published three to five times per week, depending on the availability of space and staff. Items typically describe incidents that area law enforcement officers consider criminal, but our blotter […]

Some mistakes harder to fix than others

By David Stevens Sometimes we make mistakes. We made at least two in Friday’s paper. We told readers the Clovis Police Department had scheduled a public hearing to discuss grant applications. We told readers the meeting would take place at 9 a.m. in the city hall’s assembly room. But we forgot to tell readers what […]

We want you to maybe get a little wet

We need some volunteers. Wait! Come back. This will be fun. No meetings. No spending your own money. This won’t even keep you from your favorite TV show. You can fulfill the requirements during a commercial break. We need volunteer weather watchers. The hardest part of the job will involve walking outside when it’s raining. […]

Criticism may not be deserved, but relevant

Clovis law enforcement officers have faced some public criticism in the past week for their actions in two unrelated cases that occurred last weekend. We support the rights of those who have questioned authority — indeed we have given them a voice through the pages of this newspaper. But we are hesitant to join in […]

No price tag on getting news in, or out

By David Stevens How much does it cost to “de-advertise” information? Readers have offered to pay me to report information that might not otherwise be reported. And some have threatened to sue me for reporting information they didn’t want to see reported. But until Saturday, no one had ever offered to pay me to not […]

Man says his yard is going to the dogs

By David Stevens Ray Ellis is not Clovis’ happiest resident these days. He sent an e-mail, detailing his woes and asking the newspaper to publish a story about responsible pet ownership. Ellis’ complaint is that people are walking dogs in his neighborhood and allowing the dogs to relieve themselves in his yard. “I have one […]