Romero, Adam

Services: Have been held. Adam Romero, 15, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, in Curry County. He was born on July 8, 1989, in Clovis, to Richard Romero and Debra Gallegos. He was a sophomore at Clovis High School. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. He received a character of […]

Clovis officer alleges harrasment

CNJ staff State police officer James Brown has filed two Equal Opportunity Commission complaints against his employer for what he describes as a hostile work environment. The 42-year-old state police patrolman stationed in Clovis since August 2003 says he was unable to resolve the problem internally. Brown’s latest complaint, filed with the New Mexico Human […]

Local salmonella cases traced to state

CNJ staff Salmonella cases reported in Curry and Roosevelt counties are linked to young poultry from a New Mexico hatchery, state officials said. A total of nine people from New Mexico and four other states have reported salmonella infections in the past two months, most cases occurring in children age 1 or younger, according to […]

Cats win 4-5A golf title again

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Solid ball-striking helped Clovis High senior Guillermo Chavez make up for a few hiccups in his putting game as he shot the day’s only round under-par to lead the Wildcats to their fifth straight District 4-5A boys golf title. Chavez fired a 2-under 70 Monday at Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course, […]

County unemployment rate increases

By Ryn Gagulinski: CNJ staff writer The state’s unemployment rate has been steadily increasing — up to 5.9 percent in March, higher than February’s 5.6 percent and January’s 5.3, according to state officials. In Curry County, February saw a jobless jump up to 5 percent in February from last year’s 4.5. State Department of Labor […]

Mosquito season returns

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer When they bite, it itches. But mosquitoes can be more than just annoying. They can also spread disease. City of Clovis officials are asking for the community’s help in controlling mosquitoes this spring. While mosquitoes are not an immediate threat in the city, Vector Control Officer Francis Warner wants […]

Warrant issued for teen

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A warrant was issued Monday for the teenage driver in Saturday’s fatal car accident north of Clovis. Charles Valero, 16, is being charged with vehicular homicide and driving while under the influence of alcohol, officials said. District Attorney Matthew Chandler said he met with New Mexico State Police officers […]

McMillan, Grace

Grace McMillan Services:Have been held. Grace Carmen McMillan, 91 of Andover, Kan., died Friday, April 15, 2005, at the Life Care Center in Andover. She was born on Jan. 29, 1914, in Burleson County near Caldwell, Texas, to Faris Jackson and Mamie Fine Terry. She married H.F. McMillan on Oct. 4, 1931, in Clovis. She […]

Blakey, Dick

Dick Blakey Services:Have been held. Dick Blakey, 46, of Silver City and Andrews, Texas, died Monday, April 10, 2005, in Silver City. He was born on March 10, 1959, in Portales, to Joann and Buster Blakey. He grew up in Causey and attended school in Causey and Dora. He graduated from Dora High School in […]

Coffman, Kathryn

Kathryn Coffman Services: Have been held. Kathryn Coffman, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday April 13, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on August 4, 1913, in Red River County, Texas, to Nellie and George T. Hale. She married Leslie Worth Coffman on Nov. 29, 1936, in Portales. She grew up […]