12-20 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 p.m. Dec. 4 officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of Fourth Street for a domestic dispute. A man met them outside the residence, bleeding from a wound on his head. He told them he had been drinking […]

Remnants of ghost town show struggle to survive

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Frontiersman Kit Carson told an audience more than 100 years ago: “When you get to Onava … you will be on the edge of tomorrowland, also called the land of manana by the Spanish speaking people there.” His audience, the members of a wagon train, was encamped for the night […]

Police blotter — Sept. 10

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. Aug. 26 an officer on duty at Marshall Middle School was informed of possible narcotics. An administrator told the officer he had information a male student was smoking marijuana and selling drugs on campus. The officer spoke […]

Camp revives childhood memories

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Remember when you went to camp? You learned neat stuff about animal tracks, bugs and pine trees. Maybe you went hiking after dark and somebody jumped out of the woods screaming like a wild animal, scaring everyone spitless. Around the campfire they told ghost stories that caused shivers — and […]

Cannon commander concerned about housing

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Local growth management officials told the Clovis City Commission they’d be hard-pressed to imagine eastern New Mexico’s future had Cannon Air Force Base shuttered. With its transition to Special Operations Command under way, the base’s commander had concerns Thursday over the future availablility and price of housing to support […]

VA not ready to back disabled pay

By Tom Philpott: Military update Monthly compensation the Department of Veterans Affairs pays to veterans with service-connected disabilities is intended to replace average earnings loss due to injuries or ailments. But should VA also pay disabled veterans something extra for diminished quality of life? Two prominent commissions in 2007 said it should. Last week, however, […]

Thoughts from the cemetery

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Several years ago my younger brother told me he’d taken his bag chair out to Paint Creek Cemetery near Robert Lee, Texas, unfolded it on his cemetery plot, sat down, and written a column or two for his church newsletter. He said he figured he might as well get […]

Police blotter: June 26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. June 5 an officer responded to a state office in the 1600 block of North Prince Street to arrest someone for a probation violation. A probation officer told the officer a man told her he killed a dog with […]

June 5, 2009 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight May 17 an officer responded to a hotel in the 1000 block of Mabry Drive for theft of services. A cab driver said he had transported a man from a bar to the hotel and the man was refusing to […]

GM plans to drop 1,100 dealerships

Staff and wire reports General Motors on Friday told about 1,100 of its dealers — one in five — they would be dropped by late next year, adding to the economic pain radiating from the beleaguered Detroit automakers to cities and towns across the country. Clovis GM dealership owner Bryce Bender said he did not […]

Editorial: Adding troops in Afghanistan not necessary

President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Thursday that the “era of the blank check is over” in Afghanistan. But the plan he laid out Friday looks very much like a blank check for an increased military and civilian presence in Afghanistan that is unlikely to be successful or to end any time soon. The Afghan […]

Melrose police chief cited in car crash

CNJ Staff Melrose Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling was cited for an improper turn that caused a minor crash Wednesday, state police said. Dreiling crashed around noon during a traffic stop on U.S. 60/84 across from a convenience store in the village, police said. State Police Commander Jimmy Glascock said it happened like this: Dreiling stopped […]

Police seek arrest warrant with stabbing case

Clovis detectives are seeking an arrest warrant in connection with a stabbing early Sunday morning. A Clovis man was treated at Plains Regional Medical Center after being stabbed twice, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department. A 20-year old Clovis man told police he got into a fight at a party at […]

Portales woman sentenced for son’s death

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A Portales woman who said God told her to flush the devil from her 6-year-old son was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in the boy’s death, according to the district attorney’s office. Teresa Gilman, 26, was arrested in January 2007 after an ambulance was […]

Life: Our vessel for doing Lord’s work

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist The following story is one I heard first hand from one who knows. A multi-million dollar organization for seriously ill children was the inspiration of a young Jewish boy living in a concentration camp in Europe. His parents had both been killed by the Nazis, and only the young boy […]

March 5, 2009 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. Feb. 18 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of North Prince Street for a report of embezzlement. A manager said an employee had been taking merchandise, his cash drawer had been short and there was […]

Allsup’s robbed at gunpoint

Clovis Police are searching for a gunman who robbed an Allsup’s store about 12:35 a.m. today.No one was injured in the robbery at 301 N. Prince, police said.Cashiers working at the store said the robber walked into the store, pointed a gun at them and said, “This is no joke. Give me the money,” according […]

Two men report robbery, assault

PNT Staff Report Two men were assaulted and robbed Saturday in the 800 block of University Drive near Eastern New Mexico University, according to Portales police. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said James Williams of Clovis and Robert Powell of Portales were accosted about 10 p.m. by two males. The victims told police they were […]

Roosevelt had warped liberty ideas

By Tibor Machan: FNNM columnist One of my colleagues at Chapman University told me how much he favors the following sentiment expressed by former President Franklin D. Roosevelt: “I am not for a return to that definition of liberty under which for many years a free people were gradually regimented into the service of the […]

Police report: Teen laughed about shooting cat

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Jonathan Hall, 18, is accused of shooting and killing his mother’s cat. He is in jail, held on a $7,500 bond. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An 18-year-old accused of shooting his mother’s cat, laughed as he told her the story of how the animal struggled and cried in its final moments, according to […]