Police blotter — May 29

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. May 19 an officer was flagged down while patrolling the area of Cypress and Redwood streets. Several subjects told the officer there was a fight in a nearby alley. The officer went to the alley and noted while he […]

Clovis man convicted of burglary

CNJ staff Jeremiah Mascarenas, 31, of Clovis was convicted Monday of burglary and resisting an officer and ordered to serve five years in prison. According to a release from District Attorney Matt Chandler, Mascarenas was found inside a home June 4 while committing a theft. Officials said Mascarenas ran out the back door, leading officers […]

No matter our status, we all need Christ

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Last week, I was out shopping for a birthday gift and ran into Barbara in the town section. I had not seen her in months. She was with her 4-year-old granddaughter Maggie. Barbara and Maggie were shopping for Maggie’s birthday. Barbara had decided to let Maggie choose her own birthday gift. […]

Our people: Sports fan

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Oscar Robinson of Portales enjoys sitting in his favorite chair and watching sports. Oscar Robinson is in his second term as the city councilman for Ward B. He said he ran again because he loves Portales and he can lend a positive outlook to the processes the city needs to […]

I would rather not be nudged

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine ran what amounts to a puff piece about Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s longtime friend, former colleague, and current regulation czar. It was penned by Benjamin Wallace-Wells, who is identified as “a contributing writer for the magazine and a […]

Melrose council seeking applicants

CNJ staff The city of Melrose is seeking applicants for a vacant council seat. The council consists of four members.

Hungry bears no laughing matter

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist One summer my husband and I ran what was called a “guest ranch” in the mountains. It was a group of cabins built so they enclosed a middle open space where children could play and grownups could visit. Wood for the fireplaces was stacked in there as well. Besides handling […]

Nov. 9, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. Oct. 28 an officer responded to a shoplifting call at a business in the 1900 block of Prince Street.A manager said two male suspects ran from the store with bulges under their coats. One of the suspects got on […]

Differences can exist, but civility must win

Freedom New Mexico Regardless of whether your musical tastes ran to “Yes We Can” or “Raising McCain” this election, there’s one song you weren’t likely to hear on the 2008 campaign trail: “Kum Ba Yah.” Things got rough and tumble in a few places this year, not only in the White House race but also […]

Former ENMU standout ran in 1972 Olympics

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Courtesy photo Mike Boit pictured in ENMU’s 1973 Silver Pack annual. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico is doing a series of articles of athletes with eastern New Mexico ties who participated in the Olympics. Former Eastern New Mexico University cross country and track standout Mike Boit participated in the […]

July 17, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. July 7 an officer responded to a home in the 1900 block of 21st Street for a domestic dispute. A woman said her former boyfriend had been drinking, came to her home and asked her for money to buy […]

Grocery business runs in family’s blood

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist As told to Don McAlavy by Steven Brian of Colorado: “I read your column ‘Clovis man spent majority of life in grocery business’ with great pleasure. I am one of the proud graduates of ‘Hubby Tech’ as Less jokingly referred to his store. Anyway, I wanted to write you also […]

Lelei places 7th in LSC cross country meet

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Senior Nimrod Lelei ran a time of 25 minutes, 56.42 seconds over eight kilometers Saturday to place seventh in men’s competition in the Lone Star Conference cross country meet, hosted by Texas A&M-Commerce. ENMU finished fifth out of nine teams with 124 points. The ENMU women, led by a 28th-place […]

Aug. 8, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. July 30 an officer took a report of credit card fraud at the police department. A woman said charges for purchases she did not make from Bulgaria appeared on her account totaling almost $250. About 3:30 p.m. July 30 […]

CHS TRACK: Mead, Cats fall short in district meet

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis High’s Manuel Robles takes a handoff from Kolt Merren during the Wildcats’ winning 400 relay effort. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brian Mead plans to play football in college at New Mexico State, and admits he’s anxious for that opportunity. For the next week, though, he’d like to […]