Retailers expect big crowds for tax-free holiday

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rebecca Lawson of Portales sifts through racks of clothing at The Shoe String in Clovis. Lawson said her family of seven, five of those children, will be out this weekend to take advantage of the tax-free holiday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer San Skinner and his family have gotten […]

“Multi-tasking” can be a serious challenge

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Like most men, I find “multi-tasking” challenging, and I am not very proficient at it. Come to think of it, I may not be all that good at “uni-tasking” either. So I was a bit surprised when this evening I found myself watching clips from President Obama’s news conference […]

Business incubator helps local startup

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Joe Smith, owner of JD Technologies, installs a computer hard drive Monday. Smith is the first occupant at the Clovis Business Incubator. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer There’s a hatchling in the Clovis Business Incubator. Joe Smith, owner of JD Technologies, recently moved his computer repair business from his […]

Cannon medics welcomed home

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico In the Air Force for 16 years, Tech Sgt. Carlos Ramos Sanchez had been overseas a few times. For his first deployment, something lasting longer than a few days or a couple of weeks, Sanchez was on the seas. Sanchez and four other medics stationed at Cannon Air Force […]

Clovis women get year for aiding escapee

CNJ staff Two Clovis women will serve a year in jail for helping hide a jail escapee from police.Robin Kirvin, 40, and Samantha Wallace, 21, were convicted of harboring or assisting a felon, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.Police received a tip in October that jail escapee Michael England was hiding […]

Sex offender returning to prison for providing false address

CNJ staff A convicted sex offender is headed back to prison for a year and a half after providing police a false address.Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was convicted of failure to register as a sex offender, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.Mills was released on probation in 2004 under instructions to […]

Clovis man sentenced to maximum time for failure to register as a sex offender

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Kenneth Leon Mills, age 30, was convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and sentenced to the maximum punishment under the law. Kenneth Mills completed his incarceration/probation/parole requirement in May of 2004, at that time he was notified by local law […]

Bingaman holds hearing on pending administration nominations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on Tuesday will hold an Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting to consider pending nominations. The Energy Committee will vote on the nominations of James Markowsky to be assistant secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy); Warren Miller Jr. to be assistant secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy) and director of the […]

Two Clovis Women Sentenced to Serve One Year for Aiding in Curry County Jail Escape

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Robin Kirven, age 40, and Samantha Wallace, age 21, was convicted of Harboring a Felon. The incident stems from August 24th, 2008, when Michael England, along with seven other jail inmates escaped from the Curry County Detention Center. England was awaiting trial for Tampering with Evidence […]

Bingaman talks with New Mexico radio reporters about health care reform legislation

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio about health care reform legislation being debated in Congress. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman080309m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman gives a brief overview of the Senate’s schedule this week. 01:38 – Bingaman talks […]