Let’s talk about flat tires and faith

Curtis K. Shelburne Sometimes I think my funny bone is oddly shaped or maybe dislocated. Oh, it’s definitely there and works at least as well as it should, but it also works in inappropriate moments. And what strikes me as funny doesn’t always grab other folks the same way. For example . . . I […]

Tire troubles overwhelm resident

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Melrose woman said a prior tenant left thousands of tires on her property when he moved, leaving her to deal with state environment violations until Curry County stepped in and obtained a more than $14,000 state grant to have them removed. Sharna Johnson Ruth Ashley of Melrose is just […]

County receives grant for tire cleanup

CNJ staff Curry County has received a grant to help a Melrose resident remove tires from her property, according to a news release. The environmental clean-up project will be funded by a $14,375 grant from the New Mexico Environment Department. The Melrose resident, whose property is north of Melrose along Curry Road 19 and Curry […]

Elbow grease better than WD-40

Glenda Price I volunteered to go pick up this two-horse trailer and bring it home. It was only about 25 miles away, so I figured it was no problem, and took off on my merry errand. A really nifty gal named Rita had been storing it at her place. It had been a couple of […]

Dogs, owners show off skills at agility trials

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Tom Martin of Clovis guides Kaiser, his white German shepherd, during Tuesday night’s Meet the Breeds dog trial at the Curry County Fair. Kevin Wilson Teeter-totters, tires and tubes awaited Tuesday’s canines, whether they were tiny or titanic. Nearly a dozen dogs, mostly purebreds, were on display and in action […]

May 11, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7:30 a.m. Monday an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of Mabry Drive for a theft report. A man said the tires and rims had been stolen off a vehicle sometime after midnight. The officer noted the truck […]

Business Briefs 7/11

Big O Tires holds lemonade fundraiser The Big O Tires store on East First Street is joining more than 540 other Big O Tires stores in 21 states to help raise funds for pediatric cancer, according to a news release from the company. The stores are holding lemonade stands through Saturday in their customer service […]

4/25 Business digest

Wool growers offer scholarship 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America members graduating from New Mexico high schools this year are eligible for the annual $750 scholarship of the New Mexico Wool Growers, according to a news release from the group. May 15 is the application deadline. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning […]

Reporter’s notebook: Altrusa chapter receives grant

Kathy Travis works daily to ensure hundreds of people across in New Mexico have a hot, nutritious meal. Travis is the president of Clovis chapter of Altrusa, a volunteer service organization that founded the food bank and Meals on Wheels. The Clovis chapter, which serves nine counties, recently received a $10,000 grant from ConAgra Foods. […]

3/10 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Thursday to the 1200 block of East First Street in reference to a criminal damage report. The complainant reported a break-in to truck located on the west side of the building. The officer discovered a $500 DVD player missing […]

12/29 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Thursday to the 200 block of Tennessee Street on a vehicle theft. The officer spoke with the car’s owner, who said it had been taken from his driveway. The owner said no glass was seen in the area where […]

Finding blessings in times of trouble

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Marilyn Adams holds her 22-month-old grandson Brandon Palaia as her daughter Klarissa Adams, 15, plays with 1-year-old Johnathan Adams in the kitchen Wednesday at their home in Texico. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Marilyn Adams’ family was experiencing numerous health problems. Two toddlers were breaking out in rashes, three other […]

America needs to regain ‘personal responsibility’

Freedom Newspapers In the Old West, the word “regulator” had a variety of meanings. Often applied to range detectives hired by large ranchers to put a stop to cattle rustling, the word also was used for vigilante groups and sometimes even the rustlers themselves. Regulators, when working as private law enforcement officers, sometimes operated in […]

Let’s talk about flat tires and faith

By Curtis K. Shelburne Sometimes I think my funny bone is oddly shaped or a bit dislocated. Oh, it’s definitely there and works at least as much as it should, but what strikes me as funny doesn’t always grab other folks the same way. Like this, for example: I was heading toward home from Lubbock […]

Police: Shooting may have been gang-related

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A shooting early Sunday morning that sent a Clovis man to a Lubbock hospital may have been gang-related, Clovis police say. Jaime Aragon, 21, was transported to a hospital in Lubbock after he was shot by unknown assailants about 3:20 a.m. Sunday, according to Detective Matthew Solari. The […]

Police Blotter 7/27

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: After receiving reports that a woman was screaming as two men tried to put her into a pickup truck, police responded about midnight Thursday to the 1300 block of North Ross and found an intoxicated 16-year-old Clovis girl trying to walk away […]