Russia should reconsider security policies

Freedom New Mexico The suicide bombing Monday in Moscow’s busy Domodedovo Airport is a reminder that terrorists of various stripes are still active and that societies with only a few open areas can be assaulted readily. Sadly, there is no such thing as 100 percent security in this or any feasible world. Our hearts are […]

Udall: Indian country youth suicide rates demand attention, help

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., participated in a hearing to examine the overwhelming frequency of youth suicide in Indian Country. The rate of suicide among American Indian and Alaskan Native population is 70 percent higher than the general United States population, with the incidence of youth suicides reaching epidemic proportions. New Mexico, which has […]

Clovis 20-year-old’s death officially ruled suicide

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The death of a Clovis man found in a rural field two months ago has been ruled a suicide. Isaac Zarate, 20, died of suicide by hanging, according to an

Preliminary autopsy: Death ruled suicide

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 20-year-old Clovis man found hanging from a utility pole on Monday committed suicide, according to preliminary autopsy results. Family members said they do not believe Isaac Zarate intentionally killed himself, but may have suffered a concussion that contributed to his death. Zarate had been missing since Thursday morning […]

Dec. 26, 1959

Women’s midcalf pants cost $2.44 at Penney’s. … Services were scheduled for the following day for a 40-year-old Clovis woman who was killed in a murder-suicide in a wooded area of Hillcrest Park. … In a pre-season basketball poll, Clovis was ranked second behind the Hobbs Eagles.

Depression common for local youth

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer To end her life, she could stop eating, or overdose on medication. “I understood what I could do,” she said. “I thought, ‘I don’t want to do this. This is stupid.’” Suicide and Stephanie Reid, 15, ended with flirtation. Tragically, a striking number of New Mexican teens go further. […]

County seeing spike in suicides

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The number of suicides in Curry County in the first six months of 2006 has nearly reached the yearly average, according to local and state figures. There have been four suicides in 2006 — two in the county and two in the city, according to police. Curry County averaged […]

Family of man who died in jail sues sheriff, deputy

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Two years ago, a Bovina man was found hanging in his cell at the Parmer County jail. Now the family of Phillip Morris Griggs Jr. seeks $8 million in a lawsuit filed against the county’s sheriff and chief deputy. Texas attorney Chuck Hester filed the complaint Feb. 17 in […]

Our support, prayers needed for tragic times

Editorial This certainly has been a time of great tragedy, not only along America’s Gulf Coast but also overseas in Iraq where nearly 1,000 people perished in a stampede Aug. 31. In Baghdad, as about one million Shiite Muslims marched in the city and across the Tigris River toward a shrine in commemoration of the […]

Air Force suicides alarming

By Pam Zubeck: The Colordao Springs Gazzette COLORADO SPRINGS — A recent spike in Air Force suicides — 10 in September — has leaders scrambling to find the cause after launching prevention programs this year because of a gradual rise. “This rash has scared the hell out of us,” Air Force Secretary James Roche said […]