ACI president advises local business owners

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Association of Commerce and Industry President Beverlee McClure said Wednesday New Mexico business owners should pay attention to the election. With more than 100 seats up for election in the state Legislature and other governing agencies, voters will elect state officials responsible for establishing regulation and policies affecting business, […]

July 4, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. June 25 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Main Street for an embezzlement report. A manager said it had discovered an employee responsible for making daily bank deposits had taken more than $6,000. The […]

Guy Leeder Softball Complex vandalized

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Graffiti was painted at Guy Leeder Softball Complex over the past weekend. CNJ staff Clovis Softball Association board member Roger Jackson is hoping that with the help of the more than 1,300 league players, that the persons responsible for a graffiti spree at Guy Leeder Softball Complex will be caught. […]

June 28, 1981

Local law officers announced a new program aimed at encouraging responsible handgun ownership. … Shook Tire & Service, 500 Mitchell, announced Art Snipes was its new manager. … Chaparral Sports Center, 800 Main, was sponsoring a “sit-a-thon” contest in which the person sitting on a motorcycle the longest would win a Kawasaki.

Limiting student press bad precedent

By Carol Singletary: Guest columnist Quick. How free is the American press? With our First Amendment protections, we should be setting the standard for freedom in the press, right? Wrong. The Reporters Without Borders fifth annual World Press Freedom Index places the United States 53rd out of 168 countries (we tied with Botswana, Croatia and […]

Jail officials should be held accountable

Letters to the editor Regarding recent issues at the Curry County Adult Detention Center: I find it interesting that jail Administrator Leslie Johnson is investigating a jail break and stabbing trying to find out who is responsible. Where I come from, the person at the top is responsible. So this to me is the fox […]

Student journalists show responsibility

By Carol Singletary: Guest columnist Our founding fathers knew that in order to have an effective democracy, someone must monitor the powerful and keep them honest. Thus, they placed freedom of the press in the First Amendment, along with the other fundamental freedoms (speech, religion, assembly and petition). Journalists became The Fourth Estate, the final […]

Death penalty ruling step in right direction

CNJ staff Civilization has developed an imperfect but constructive system for transitioning error-prone children to responsible adulthood: We designate by law at what ages young people are designated partly and then fully responsible for their actions. Sixteen-year-olds can drive, but not vote or sign contracts. At 18 they are generally recognized as full adults, though […]

Reader Reaction: Poaching punishment reactions mixed

A Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the recent killing of five deer out of season. If convicted, the suspect faces a maximum punishment of 7 1/2 years in jail. Is the potential sentence too harsh? Too lenient? Some responses: “BEAUTIFUL TROPHIES THAT HUNDREDS of law-abiding citizens would love to have. … I say the […]

‘Ownership’ means taking responsibility

Freedom Newspapers The “Ownership Society” seems poised to make a comeback, just in time for the president’s second term. Some might remember the Ownership Society: It made a brief appearance during last fall’s campaign, as the president and his handlers took a half-hearted stab at what the elder George Bush once called “the vision thing,” […]