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Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 6 a.m. April 3 an officer assisting with a traffic stop in the area of First and Connelly observed a young male fall while he was walking and attempting to step onto a curb. The officer made contact with the youth, […]

Police blotter — April 10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 p.m. March 23 officers responded to the 1000 block of Gila Street for a report of shots fired. Witnesses told the officers they saw a vehicle drive by slowly with its headlights off and heard six shots fired. Officers found […]

Tucumcari homicide suspect also wanted in Ohio

Freedom New Mexico A man charged in two recent Tucumcari homicides is also wanted in connection with two homicides in Ohio, according to state police. Muziwokuthula “Muzie” S. Madonda is charged with two open counts of murder and tampering with evidence connected to the March 24 shooting deaths of Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, […]

Police blotter — April 3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 p.m. March 19 an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Buccaneer Loop for a report of men selling magazines door-to-door. The resident said two men came to her door telling her they were selling magazines and […]

Grant McGee: Wife would make great food critic

The Lady of the House needs to get a job as a food critic. This dawned on me on our recent vacation to the Texas Gulf Coast. We had been driving all day and were driving through the central Texas night when a sign lit up the darkness: “BEST BAR-B-Q AHEAD.” The Lady of the […]

State needs leader such as Berry

What about Richard Berry? The mayor, I mean. Albuquerque. There are laundry lists of possible candidates for the Senate seat of Jeff Bingaman when he leaves office after his current term ends. Mayor Berry is on none I can find. Check out the New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan. Political junkie Joe is giddy with […]

Police blotter — Feb. 27

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Feb. 14 an officer responded to the 2000 block of Ross Street for a report of battery. A construction worker said a woman who lived in the neighborhood became upset with him because of the way he parked his […]

Senate needs to back House on recent votes

Freedom New Mexico In recent days and weeks, the House of Representatives approved four major pieces of legislation that, if they become law, could stagger the big government mindset responsible for massive deficits and draconian regulations. On three separate bills, the House overwhelmingly voted to prevent federal agencies from spending money to implement Obamacare, and […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. Feb. 2 an officer responded to Plains Regional Medical Center for a report of a man with a gunshot wound. The man told the officer he was cleaning his .22 caliber handgun and the safety malfunctioned and the gun […]

Financial help available for weather damage

CNJ staff Individuals, communities and utilities may be able to receive financial help with repairing damages from the recent winter storms, according to a news release from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. According to the release: • Telecommunication and electric cooperatives have access to normal lines of credit through the USDA Rural Utilities Service […]

Recent freeze one for history books

I’ve experienced lower temperatures but I really can’t remember when. The deep freeze of February, 2011, is definitely one for the books. Young people should write a note in their diaries to embellish the hardships and retell the story to their grandkids 30 or 40 years from now. “How cold was it grandpa?” “Why it […]

Time right to lift sanctions on Myanmar

The release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from the house arrest to which she has been subject since 2003 is rightfully celebrated as a small step toward a freer and more open society in Burma. The Southeast Asian country was renamed Myanmar by the military junta that has ruled the country ruthlessly since […]

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 […]

Police blotter — Oct. 3

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

Digital signs popping up

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Coli Hunt programs a new digital sign for Joe’s Boot Shop on Mabry Drive. Hunt said the sign seems to be an attention-getter to passing traffic. Sharna Johnson A new breed of sign cropping up around town is downright moving. In recent months, several businesses — from banks to car […]

Police blotter — Sept. 26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 p.m. Sept. 8 an officer was flagged down by a woman in the area of 12th and Wallace streets. The woman said someone had just driven by her home and fired a gun towards residences. Officers spoke with two men […]

Police blotter — Sept. 12

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 p.m. Aug. 30 an officer responded to Plains Regional Medical Center in reference to a woman trying to get into people’s cars. The officer found security with the woman outside the emergency room and was told she had been discharged […]

Police blotter — Sept. 5

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Aug. 24, an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Davis Street for a report of battery. A man said he was lying on his bed and his wife came in the room and started arguing […]

Transparency progress being made

In recent years, there has been a push for transparency in government throughout New Mexico. The Rio Grande Foundation and the Foundation for Open Government, along with a large and bi-partisan group of legislators, have generated some major successes. This initiative has been driven in part by new technologies that make information more accessible to […]

Mexico needs to change perception of success

Freedom Newspapers A lot of recent data show how Mexico is doing as a country; some figures are surprisingly good; others, however, suggest the country’s progress could come more slowly than we might hope. Mexico’s government reported last week that some 28,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since the government began its crackdown […]