Education feature: Student test dates pushed back

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Public Education Department has moved state testing periods to three-and-a-half weeks later beginning in the 2008-2009 school year. According to a department press release, the move was in response to educators and legislators requesting more time to work with students prior to the test window for […]

June 25, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. June 17 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Seventh Street for a theft report. A man said someone stole a window from a vehicle on his property. The officer noted a window had been […]

More should be expected from candidates

Monday night provided a window to much of what is wrong with presidential politics and what we should — but currently don’t — expect from those seeking the highest office in the land. President Bush made a taped appearance on the TV game show “Deal Or No Deal,” primarily to acknowledge the service of a […]

Divine touch central to survival

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist One time on a trip to Houston, our family witnessed an episode that warmed out hearts. Entering through the security gates at an apartment complex next to a golf course, we noticed a young woman running quickly, even frantically, through the parking lot. She stopped at a parked car and […]

May 16, 1979

A baby buffalo was the newest resident of Hillcrest Park zoo. The unnamed buff weighed in about 90 pounds, according to zookeeper George Newman. … March of Dimes officials reported a recent “walk-a-thon” raised $6,000. … Dennis the Menace told his mother, “I didn’t tell you about the busted window ‘cause you can’t keep a […]

May 6, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4:30 p.m. Monday an officer responded to the area of 20th and Thornton streets for a report of aggravated assault. A man told the officer a female he knows had tried to run him over with her car while he was […]

A home: Her canvas

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Linda Durant, a Clovis resident, stands in front of her home Monday afternoon. Durant finds cheap homes and fixes them to make a small profit on a re-sell. The process is called “flipping” a home. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The view from her window is a barren field. […]

Career reservation program aligns Air Force, Airmen needs

Master Sgt. Gary Thurman The Career Job Reservation (CJR) program is one of the tools used to maintain Force Shaping and to prevent surpluses and shortages of personnel in specific career fields in the Air Force. The program is managed by Headquarters, Air Force Personnel Center to control first-term reenlistments according to the requirements for […]

3/12 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 11:36 p.m. on Tuesday, police went to a business in the 900 block of Prince Street in reference to possible criminal damage to the business’s front glass window. Police found the window broken, but couldn’t determine how it became that way, […]

11/29 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, police responded to the 2300 block of Whippoorwill Way in reference to criminal sexual contact of a minor. The father of a 13-year-old female told police his daughter was touched inappropriately by a male neighbor on Nov. […]

10/20 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 1 a.m. Monday a 49-year-old woman caller threatened to kill herself at her home on the 100 block of Wallace St. The woman told police she was recently raped and was upset. She said she had taken over the counter sleeping […]

Bird learns dirty talk

Bob Huber: Local Columist Our son Glen brought home a baby raven one day, and we named it Weird Harold. Glen claimed it had fallen from its nest on a ledge of the Federal Building in Santa Fe, and it was his notion to teach the bird to talk dirty by Halloween so he could […]

Career Job Reservation essential for retention

MSgt Gary Thurman The Career Job Reservation (CJR) program is one of the tools used to maintain force shaping. It is used to prevent surpluses and shortages of personnel in specific career fields in the Air Force. Headquarters for Air Force Personnel Command (AFPC) manages Air Force specialties by controlling first-term reenlistments in each specialty […]

8/28 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a report of a fight in progress Aug. 2, at a bar in the 700 block of Prince Street. On arrival they observed a man lying on the ground. The subject was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center. Witnesses […]

8/23 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Officers observed a vehicle with two occupants parked outside of a home Thursday in an area on the south side of 10th street known for drug traffic. A check revealed the vehicle’s registration had expired. A male passenger told officers he had […]

Bears preferable to workplace idleness

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist I recall a saying I heard during my brief career as a construction heavy equipment operator: “I’d rather wrestle a bear than spend all day doing nothing at work.” It was the 1980s and I heard there was “big coin” in heavy equipment operating, and I needed “big coin.” After […]

Man attempts to elude police

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer A man arrested in Portales for an outstanding warrant in Curry County tried to escape Saturday night while being transported from the Portales jail to Curry County, officials said. Paul Bennet, 46, broke the back window of Deputy Glen Russ’ patrol car with his head, then squeezed out the […]

Economists taking a step backward

by Walter E. Williams Here are a couple of newspaper headlines following Florida’s bout with hurricane disasters: n “Storms create lucrative times,” St. Petersburg Times (Sept. 30, 2004); n and “Economic growth from hurricanes could outweigh costs,” USA Today (Sept. 27, 2004). The writers might have been listening to economists like Steve Cochrane, director of […]

Police Blotter: 11-7-04

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded Oct. 22 to the 1800 block of Gerry Drive in reference to a domestic dispute. The male complainant said his ex-wife had driven to the residence with their three children so he could see his son one last time before […]

Police blotter: September 1, 2004

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a burglary complaint Saturday night in the 1000 block of Ross. One of the residents said he was at home sick when he heard a noise in the house. A young boy went to the kitchen to arm himself, […]