Season on parade

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Alexis Richards of the Curry County Cats Spirit Squad tosses candy Saturday night at the Clovis Christmas Light Parade on Main Street. The squad did a dance routine to “Santa, Baby,” throughout the parade. Benna Sayyed Tressa Ilg watched the Christmas Light Parade from the side of Main Street wearing […]

Mayor’s son among hikers rescued in California

Sharna Johnson Monday morning, Mayor Gayla Brumfield was wearing her mother’s hat as she waited for confirmation her son had been rescued from a storm that stranded his hiking group in a California forest. Derek Brumfield was among a group of 32 hikers pulled from the Los Padres National Forest Monday morning after a freak […]

Police investigating Dairy Queen robbery

CNJ staff Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said the Dairy Queen restaurant in the 2200 block of Main Street was robbed about 8 p.m. Thursday by two males wearing white Halloween masks and dark clothing. According to Whitney: • witnesses said the suspects had bags wrapped around their hands and claimed to […]

Slumber cause for embarrassment

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Have you fallen asleep in public lately? I have. The Lady of the House and I were chatting with friends when the next thing I knew they were all staring at me. Everyone was wearing sly smiles; you know, the kind that say “We know something you don’t.” “You were […]

Police: Clerk robbed at video rental store

CNJ Staff A clerk at a Clovis video store was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night of an undisclosed amount of money, according to police records. Police received a call just before 10:30 p.m. from Hollywood Video at 4017 North Prince St. that a man wearing a ski mask had entered the store and demanded money, […]

Cops and Courts: Police: Robberies linked

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police believe armed robberies Tuesday afternoon on North Prince and Main Street are related. Both robberies involved a white male wearing a black bandana who threatened store workers with a black handgun, according to police. The owner of Patty’s Fashion at 800 N. Prince told police a white male […]

1976 UFO could have been Harrier jet

Letters to the Editor I was a junior at Clovis High School in 1976 when a friend and I watched the UFOs flying around Clovis. (Sunday’s CNJ report) We grabbed binoculars and had a blast watching the sudden start and stop, up and down, and other moves impossible for an airplane, yet too fast for […]

Safety should be our choice, no one else’s

Freedom Newspapers Syndicate Ben Roethlisberger’s motorcycle accident Monday is sure to get safety advocates fired up about mandatory helmet laws. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback wasn’t wearing a helmet when he broke his jaw and nose in the well-publicized accident. Had Roethlisberger, 24, been wearing a helmet, his injuries likely would have been much less severe. […]

Traffic stops just another part of life

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I’ve always had a healthy respect for the police. When I was a kid, I knew they weren’t to be trifled with. As an adult, I have a respect for the job they do and I still know they aren’t to be trifled with. I’ve run across various names for […]

Political criticism shouldn’t be silenced

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist I am not cynical enough. Surely those who do not suffer this deficiency have already read conspiracy into the controversy over two shirts last week on Capitol Hill. But my ability to do likewise is impaired by a need to believe my elected leaders are not total horse’s patoots. Partial […]