McGee: Life in the not so fast lane

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Why is it that so many drivers break the law? I mean going faster than the speed limit? This came up as The Lady of the House and I rolled over that stretch of U.S. 84 between Santa Rosa and Fort Sumner on Memorial Day. Our cruise control was set […]

Letters to the editor: Speed traps waste of police time

Speed traps waste of police time We go through Elida a number of times a year on our way to our cabin in Ruidoso. Quite a number of times, we see an Elida police officer at the northeast Village limits facing southwest back toward the town awaiting speeders as they leave town toward the northeast. […]

State accountable for speed limits

Recently, Danny Watkins of Alto received a speeding ticket while traveling through Elida. He complained in a letter to the editor that Elida is, “…a speed trap” and that Elida’s police officers should, “…concentrate on enforcing the law.” That’s precisely what they do. Elida has two certified police officers to enforce laws, but their primary […]

Police determine speed, inattention factors in wreck

Freedom New Mexico Excessive speed and driver inattention caused a wreck that left 19-year-old Micheal Galvan of Portales dead Monday, State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said. Police would turn their reports over to the District Attorney’s Office for review and a decision on possible charges, he said. Glascock identified the female passenger injured in the […]

Letters to the editor: Speeding getting out of control

I have recently moved to Clovis and generally really like this town. I do have one concern though. In the past six months, I have observed a real speed-demon mentality around here. It’s mostly people in their hotrod trucks with loud, modified exhaust systems, but also includes drivers of Harley motorcycles on occasion, and drivers […]

Press release: Police patroling school zones

The Clovis Police Department would like to remind everyone that local schools are back in session as of Thursday, August 12, 2010. In the morning hours prior to school and in the afternoon following school letting out, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting Speed Enforcement Saturation Patrols in the City of Clovis […]

Seed cooking, beaded jewelry featured

Information on speed cooking, finishing a storage chest and making decoupage art will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Laura Dellutri will share two five-minute recipes in a segment she calls “Speed Cooking.” Her company is The Healthy Housekeeper Inc. in Overland Park, Kan. Bruce Johnson is […]

Teen leads police on high-speed chase

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An unlicensed 15-year-old girl led Clovis police on a high-speed pursuit through town and into the county Monday night before crashing into a drainage ditch. The teen is charged with two felony counts of aggravated fleeing, aggravated assault on a police officer and assault on a police officer in […]

Up to speed

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp has led the Greyhounds to the top offense in NCAA, with 595.6 yards per game. Harp is averaging 518.8 yards of offense himself, also tops in college football. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — J.J. Harp fell in love with the […]

Police remind of school zone speeding penalties

The Clovis Police Department would like to remind everyone that schools are back in session as of Friday, August 14, 2009. In the morning hours prior to school and in the afternoon following school letting out, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting Speed Enforcement Saturation Patrols in the City of Clovis in […]

Construction zone speed enforcement patrols begin Monday

On Monday, June 1st, 2009 Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting Speed Enforcement Patrols on West Brady Avenue from Hull Street East to South Prince Street in the designated construction zones. Officers will be specifically targeting speeders in these construction zones. The construction zones will be clearly marked and will see a […]

Armed robbery reported at hotel

Clovis police are searching for a man

Aug. 20, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7:30 a.m. Aug. 13 an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton for a criminal damage report. The officer documented damage to the practice football field, noting a vehicle drove across the field and did circles at […]

July 8, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. June 29 an officer in the area of 21st and Thornton Streets observed a vehicle running a red light. The vehicle traveled at a high rate of speed to a parking lot on W. 21st Street and stopped. When […]

Speed helps Zias in sweep

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University’s Tawna Lei Tagaloa narrowly misses the tag on a Texas Woman’s runner during the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Laura Thompson made her speed pay off Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University junior center fielder and leadoff hitter […]

Rules of the road

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Liliana Castillo By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis and Portales police officials said area drivers have lost their awareness of the rules of the road. “I try to correct (the loss of the rules) when I can,” said Roland Kroeger, master patrol officer with the Clovis Police Department. “When I […]

AFSOC aircraft, part one

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Courtesy photo: www.afsoc.af.mil CV-22 Osprey The 27th Special Operations Wing will assume ownership of Cannon Air Force Base on Monday. By 2011, four types of aircraft will be assigned to Cannon. CV-22 Osprey Produced to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for Special Ops, the CV-22 Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical […]

No need for speed

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Retired construction worker Marcus Urban stands near a sign he created to deter speeding in his neighborhood. Urban said he is concerned a child will get hit by a vehicle. A rickety wooden sign hangs in front of Marcus Urban’s Clovis home with black, hand-painted letters warning speeders to “look […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats drop heartbreaker

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Clovis High’s Juan Gonzales, left, battles for possession of the ball with Carlsbad’s Wesley Burnett during Wednesday’s District 4-5A boys soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With their best record in years, the Clovis High boys soccer team entered District 4-5A competition with high […]

Teenagers killed in Farwell accident

By CNJ Staff Two Farwell High students died in a one-vehicle rollover Tuesday two miles south of Farwell, according to the Parmer County Sheriff’s Office. Billy Hernandez, 14, and Frankie Reyes 14, were killed when the Suburban they were traveling in with six other area students rolled over several times on County Road 1 about […]