Governor honors one of Clovis’ own

Doc Stewart laughs along with his wife Martha as they listen to New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson talk about Stewart’s service to the Clovis community Thursday at the city commission meeting. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King Gov. Bill Richardson told an audience at Clovis’ City Commission meeting Thursday that when he was a […]

Police Blotter 11/19

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Two vehicles sustained heavy damage in a crash about 6:20 p.m. Monday on the corner of 21st and Thornton streets. A 1991 GMC pickup was westbound in the left-turn lane of 21st Street while a 1994 Buick was eastbound in the left […]

Police Blotter 11/9

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A dog owner called police about 9:30 a.m. Monday to report his daughter’s pet husky had disappeared about 7:45 a.m. from the 1700 block of Laura Lane. Police inspected the dog’s leash, which appeared to be intact and in working condition, and […]

Dora frosh getting shot at Eastern

Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Matt Carpenter used to step on the Greyhound Arena floor as part of an annual tradition called the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference basketball tournament. Now he steps on the court as part of a daily routine called practice. It’s one of many transitions the Dora native and Eastern New Mexico University […]

Fun facts give filler writers due credit

Bob Huber Back in the good old days of my misspent youth (When I became well known for asking President Lincoln’s wife, “Other than that, Ma’am, how was the opera?”) newspapers printed what were called “fillers.” Those were tiny one-liners that came in handy for linotype operators when they had to fill empty spaces. Most […]

Private solutions more effective than do not call list

Freedom Newspapers The lead sentence from a news story on Friday should have turned a few heads: “Congress moved at lightning speed Thursday to keep telemarketers at bay.” Lightning speed? Congress may be a lot of things, but lightning fast it is not. Yet when it comes to “protecting” residents from intrusions of telemarketers peddling […]

September brings out silliness in some

Bob Huber Here at the American Institute for Bigger Calendar Pictures of Milk Cows, we’re celebrating the month of September with this theme song (sung to the tune “St. Louis Woman” or “America the Beautiful,” whichever comes up first): “Rooty-toot-toot, rooty-toot-toot, we’re the guys from the Institute. We don’t smoke, and we don’t chew, and […]

Police Blotter 8/1

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Clovis police met Monday morning with a business owner who had a surveillance tape of her employees taking cash for purchases, putting the money beside the cash register, but not putting it in the register. The owner estimated a total loss of […]

Police Blotter 7/24

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A Clovis woman getting ready to leave for a job interview at about 2 p.m. Friday forgot some items she needed for the interview, left her car running while she went into her apartment at the 1000 block of MLK to […]

July replete with fairly odd occurrences

By Bob Huber It’s time once more to celebrate the invention of the typewriter, the little machine that enabled us old-time newspersons to write more and say less. It was patented July 14, 1886, by three guys from Milwaukee named Sholes, Glidden and Soule. It’s not clear from my scholarly research why three men were […]

Police blotter 7/2

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: While serving a warrant Friday morning on a 19-year-old man for unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, police found a number of baggies of marijuana in his clothes and arrested him on additional charges of possession of marijuana. — A Clovis woman […]

Police Blotter 6/27

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Responding to a report of two people unconscious outside the 2100 block of Grand on June 18, police contacted a 39-year-old woman who said she had been knocked down when she came out of her apartment to break up a fight […]

Police blotter 6/25

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Police responded about 2:30 a.m. on June 15 to the 1300 block of Hickory where a pregnant woman reported that her ex-boyfriend broke into the house and began yelling and pulling her hair with her children present. — Police arrived at […]

Police blotter 6/8

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A fight outside a Clovis bar on May 30 led to an aggravated battery report to Clovis police. According to the police report, after a 21-year-old Clovis resident left the bar, he was punched in the back of the head by […]

Police Blotter 6/6

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A 44-year-old male from Clovis reported he had been assaulted between midnight and 1 a.m. on May 28 at the 800 block of Mitchell. According to the report, the man was jumped by four unknown males and received scratches and cuts […]

June is month of weddings, whimsies

By Bob Huber June always reminds me of Stephen Duck, the favorite poet of Queen Charlotte the Illustrious, wife of King George II of England, circa l683-1760. I don’t know why Duck sticks in my mind. I suppose it’s his name. Duck was a self-made bard who wrote “The Thresher’s Labour,” which caught the eye […]

Clovis History Tied to Land

Don McAlavy David Calvin Myers and his family stand outside of their home at 123 Prince St. in Clovis in 1916. Photo Courtesy of High Plains Historical Foundation. “The old-time cowmen were a type of which we will never see again. They are as distinct as gold is from silver. They came from the same […]

Golden years saw Clovis population double

Don McAlavy A decade that has been called Clovis’ “Golden Era” saw the population double in a 10-year period, and has not been matched since. The decade got off to a slow start with the early 1920s financial recession and Congress enacting prohibition in 1919, which didn’t look good to a lot of people. Even […]