Attorney says he won’t file for injunction against sign prior to election

Sharna Johnson An attorney who has challenged the city of Clovis for a “Save me” sign hung from Hotel Clovis and election brochures says he won’t file for a court injunction prior to the election. Eric Dixon, who said he works for the High Plains Patriots and their treasurer Kim Runyan, said Monday he is [...]

Southwest Cheese human resources director running for commission

CNJ staff Brenda Randolph Miller announced Monday she is running for Clovis City Commissioner, District 1. The seat is currently held by Commissioner Juan Garza, who is a candidate for re-election. Miller is director of human resources for Southwest Cheese. Prior to Southwest Cheese, Miller was the human resources manager for Cargill-Sweeteners Division. “This community [...]

Feb. 15 – Sharkboy visits Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Actor Taylor Lautner visited Clovis Friday. An award-winning martial artist, Lautner made an appearance at American Karate Studio’s Children’s Fair at Clovis Civic Center. The studio had students on-hand to show off their karate skills. Dancers from the Clovis Dance Academy also performed. Lautner stands with Brandon Parra, from left, [...]

CCC back in session

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Gordan Canada, an emplyee at Clovis Community College’s bookstore, rings up the purchases of this semesters newly registered students who stand in lines that weave through to the back of the store Monday afternoon. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Parents with impatient toddlers, camouflage-clad airmen and confident-looking students filled the [...]

Courts should protect papers from prior review

Freedom Newspapers University newspaper staffs are reeling from a recent federal appellate court ruling upholding administrators’ right to review campus papers with the same authority that the U.S. Supreme Court gave high school principals. The ruling could set up a battle over campus press freedom. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision last month [...]

Clovis teenager sentenced

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis teenager pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday and was sentenced to 15 years in prison in connection with the shooting death last year of an acquaintance. Adam Crespin, 19, killed Lavon Harris with a shotgun in the early morning hours of March 3, 2004, at the Clovis [...]

Army Guard, Reserves offering bonuses

by Tom Philpott To reverse a sharp drop in recruiting since citizen soldiers became 40 percent of U.S. ground forces in Iraq, the Army National Guard and Army Reserve this month announced increases in enlistment and re-enlistment bonuses. But Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said the Army “probably is [...]

Cops and Courts, July 4, 2004

A Roosevelt County grand jury has indicted a Clovis man on charges of kidnapping, three counts of criminal sexual penetration and assault with intent to commit a violent felony. Armando Galvan, 46, was indicted on June 25. A release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office said Galvan is accused of forcing an 18-year-old pregnant [...]

Three CHS students punished for protest

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Three Clovis High School students have received in-school suspension for passing out a flier at school protesting administrative censorship of their school newspaper. Purple Press editor Matthew Coker and two reporters said they were punished for violating school procedures in distributing the fliers on school property without prior administrative [...]

Suspects have no prior sex charges

By Darrell Todd Maurina Of the four people named so far in connection with a child sex ring in Clovis, none are listed on the state’s sex offender registry and only one has an extensive criminal history, according to New Mexico computerized case records. The records include convictions dating to 1997 and some before that. [...]