Distance makes fantasy fonder

Every year at about this time, give or take a week, I begin the slow process of winter self torture by purchasing a copy of either Telluride or Steamboat magazine, and wondering what it would be like to actually go on a winter vacation to either of those places. My reference, of course, is to […]

Only fair to do verifications locally

Enough is enough! And I am not talking about the nearly catastrophic Tea Party Takedown of America. No, reference here is to the abuse I must take from certain readers of this fair and balanced column. Check this email response to a fair, balanced column that said, in effect, that Governor Susana Martinez is crazy […]

Hollywood career still possibility

Ned Cantwell It is a mystery to me how a New Mexico state legislator sleeps at night. That is not a reference to guilty consciences over lobbyist favors — although certainly there may be some of that — but rather the sheer weight of seemingly impossible decisions. Should we continue investing millions in the Spaceport […]

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 […]

Sense of entitlement killing dream

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Now and then one hears or reads reference to “the American Dream,” as if there were just one such thing. What is uniquely American is just that Americans are supposed to be free to dream their own dreams, pursue their own happiness as they understand it. Very loosely, […]

May 27 police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 a.m. May 5 an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Park in reference to arson. A man said his mother’s vehicle was set on fire sometime during the night when someone threw a burning rag in […]

Press release: KFC shooting

On Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at approximately 3:50 PM Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to the 2100 Block of N. Prince Street in Clovis in reference to a “Shots Fired” call in the south parking lot of the local Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant. Upon the Officers arrival witnesses told Officers that a […]

Monday crash ends in fatality

This morning on Monday, 08/04/2008 at approximately 6:48 AM officers of the Clovis Police Department and Clovis Fire Department Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to 3400 East Mabry Drive near the Bender Chrysler Auto Dealership on US Highway 60/84 in Clovis in reference to a multiple motor vehicle crash with injuries with a victim driver […]

Library to receive cancer reference materials

In collaboration with the American Library Association, the Lance Armstrong Foundation will provide librarians across the country with reference materials on health-related information, specifically cancer. The foundation is sending LIVESTRONG Survivorship Notebooks to more than 14,200 libraries, including the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The books include sections on survivorship tools, stories, topics and updates. Individuals, groups […]

Pick your pumpkin

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Vivian Grimes, a reference librarian at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, makes an adjustment Thursday to one of the entries in a pumpkin decorating contest. The pumpkins were decorated by library employees and patrons can vote for their favorite pumpkin until Wednesday

Police Blotter 8-10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3:30 p.m. Friday, an officer met with a man at the police department who said he had been battered by an employee at a bank in the 200 block of Main Street. The man said he was asked to step into […]

July 30, 2006 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon July 23 an officer was dispatched to an elementary school in the 4800 block of Norris Street in reference to a report of criminal damage. The caller told the officer fish in the school’s outdoor pond had died and she […]

5/4 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Officers were called to Hillcrest Park at 8:30 a.m. April 27 in reference to a man harassing people. A man reported that another man had come into the bathroom while he was urinating and stood beside him staring at his genitals and […]

2/12 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 3:50 p.m. Tuesday police responded to the 2100 block of Grand Avenue in reference to a burglary and theft. The resident told police he left his door unlocked and noticed his wallet was missing. The man told police one hour later, […]

Police blotter — Feb. 2

CNJstaff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 7:45 a.m. Friday, police responded to the 700 block of Weatherford Street in reference to a stolen gun. The resident told police a homeless acquaintance was living with him and took the 40-caliber, semi-automatic pistol sometime on Thursday. • • […]

1/29 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, police pulled over a vehicle on Fifth and Prince streets for a broken license plate light and found the 25-year-old driver in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The driver was cited, arrested and released, the report said. […]

1/22 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 8 a.m. Tuesday police responded to an accident involving two vehicles on Mitchell Street near Sutter Place. One driver said the sun was in her eyes so she swerved over the center line, and crashed into the side of the second […]

1/13 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a residence in the 900 block of Wallace Street in reference to a burglary. The 24-year-old resident told police someone broke her window and took $140 worth of electronic equipment. Police have no suspects. ••• […]

12/22 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 9 a.m. on Monday, police responded to a business on the 400 block of Seventh Street in reference to a forgery. The owner of the business said a former employee cashed a company check for $4,000. Police did not locate the […]

12/18 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 7:45 a.m. Wednesday police responded to the scene of a two-car accident at the intersection of Echols and 21st streets. A 38-year-old driver was ticketed after her vehicle stopped at a stop sign on Echols Street, proceeded onto 21st Street, and […]