Police blotter — May 8

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 a.m. April 22 an officer responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Traver Street for a report of a burglary in progress. A man said he was sleeping and someone rang his doorbell, so he looked out a […]

Freedom of speech applies to all

I remember, not very long ago, when I wrote a column detailing my opinion of a certain radio person, who shall remain nameless, and received overwhelming negative feedback — surprisingly from many in this area, as well. (Most of this columnist’s “boo” mail usually comes from an Internet population.) I remember it because there was […]

Clovis woman sentenced to six years on drug charge

CNJ staff A 42-year-old Clovis woman received a six-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Friday to a charge of distribution of marijuana. Chantille Woods was arrested in April 2009 after a state police officer smelled marijuana coming from her vehicle during a routine traffic stop, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. […]

Film incentives must be reasonable

The crafting of the state budget is an exercise in economics, not emotion. I have received hundreds of e-mails from passionate supporters of the film industry, pleading for the Legislature to leave New Mexico’s generous film subsidy unchanged. Almost all of those contacting me appear to believe that this incentive program merely returns to the […]

Club notes —

Beta Phi Six members attended the regular meeting Dec. 6 at El Rancho restaurants with Bev Miller as hostess. Beta Phi received a thank you letter from St. Jude for our donations. We also have key tags for community partners with Albertsons and we collected toiletries for the Shelter Educational Program . The place of […]

Board picks bid in bond sale

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools received eight bids for the purchase of $8 million in general obligation bonds Tuesday. The board officially accepted the bid with the lowest interest rate from The Baker Group and the Bank of Clovis during its regular meeting Tuesday evening after the bidding process took place Tuesday morning. Financial […]

District attorney to present fatal crash case to grand jury

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Family and friends of Mary Castillo protested in front of the courthouse, police department and district attorney’s office Thursday, frustrated by lack of progress in the case involving the 56-year-old woman’s death. Sharna Johnson District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday he will ask a grand jury to decide if a […]

Police blotter — Jan. 9

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon Dec. 29 an officer responded to a report of a crash at Prince and Brady. A man told the officer he was towing farm equipment and when he drove under the utility lines, the equipment caught the lines and pulled […]

Mom’s letter greatest Christmas gift

Curtis Shelburne I received a nice Christmas present this morning that was truly a surprise: a letter from my mom. One glance at the envelope told me who it was from. No reading required. My mother’s handwriting was the most beautiful I have ever seen. She could have written the book on perfect cursive and […]

Police blotter — Dec. 5

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 p.m. Nov. 25 an officer responded to an undisclosed alley for a report of a stabbing. Officers searched and found the victim in the area of Sheldon Street and Commerce Way. The man had what appeared to be multiple puncture […]

Police blotter — Nov. 28

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 a.m. Nov. 17 officers responded to Tierra Blanca and Virginia streets in reference to a dispute over damage to a vehicle. When officers arrived, a resident gave a description of a vehicle that had been seen at the time of […]

Weekly update — Nov. 21

County refunded for software Curry County has received a full refund for a $17,000 jail management software purchase. The refund was received Friday, according to county e-mails provided by County Manager Lance Pyle. Commissioners approved purchase of the upgraded Sleuth software in April. County officials previously said purchasing Sleuth — also used by local law […]

Weekly update — Oct. 24

Texico school boss gets raise Texico Schools Superintendent R. L. Richards has received a raise of nearly $26,000 a year, according to a three-year contract approved by the school board in September. Richards is to be paid $138,700 annually through June 2013. The increase started in July. Richards’ previous contract was not due to expire […]

Truth will find all who deceive in the end

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Are things always as they seem? My sister received an e-mail from a couple in her church on Friday, October 15th, that answers this question with a “No”: “We are writing this with tears in our eyes. We brought our family over here to London for a short vacation. Unfortunately, […]

Food bank seeks donation needed for expansion

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico Executive Director Nancy Taylor said the organization’s freezer needs to be repaired every other month. Liliana Castillo The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico received a donation of $150,000. There’s one catch; it needs to match it by Dec. 1. Executive Director Nancy Taylor […]

Police blotter — Oct. 10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. Sept. 24 an officer was on patrol in the area of 21st and Thornton streets when a vehicle passed him with its hazard lights on. The officer followed the vehicle to Plains Regional Medical Center and observed a male […]

City commission votes to support judicial complex

Kevin Wilson Curry County staff met some resistance Thursday night, but received a nod of support from Clovis’ City Commission on its desire to upgrade the county courthouse and detention center. On a 7-1 vote, the commission approved a resolution in support of a pair of ballot questions in November’s general election that would provide […]

Police blotter — Oct. 3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Police blotter — Aug. 24

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Aug. 11, an officer responded to a report of arson in the 100 block of Manana Boulevard. A woman said she found what appeared to be a burning box of fried chicken under a coworker’s car, got some water […]