Flu season approaching

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The month of October brings pleasant changes in the form of shorter days and cooler weather. The beginning of fall, however, is also the onset of flu season. Chris Minnick of the New Mexico Department of Health said flu shot shortages were not expected to be a worry this […]

10/7 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 28 through Oct. 5: • Marquet Lakeies Johnson, 34, to Theresa Ann Allen, 39, both of Clovis • Roman Hilario Trevino, 32, to Joyce Rosales Delgado, 30, both of Lubbock • Patrick Joseph Griffin, 39, to Emily Christina Winters, 20, both of Clovis • […]

Feds: Cannon assessment team not official

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Formation of a federal team to assess future missions for Cannon Air Force Base is not official, a Department of Defense spokesman said on Wednesday. Gov. Bill Richardson said Monday a Pentagon-led team will assess possible missions for Cannon and report the findings to the Pentagon in 180 days. […]

CCC initiates president search

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The search for a Clovis Community College president has begun. The college Board of Trustees on Wednesday appointed members to a presidential search screening committee. Interim CCC President Becky Rowley, who was at the meeting, said she will apply for the job. “It’s the board prerogative to do a […]

Workers receive back pay

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer For Phyllis Fenn, Chris Edstrom and 19 other former Alex Transportation workers, it was a moment of triumph, amidst a sea of letdowns. The group received about $86,000 in back wages on Wednesday, officials said. According to Fenn and others, problems with their employer began about six months ago […]

Man sentenced in 2004 killing


Victoria Estrada, right, mother of stabbing victim Victor Estrada, and friend Samantha Aguirre observe the sentencing of Joel Cordova Wednesday at the Curry County Courthouse. Cordova and the victim were childhood friends. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer They were good friends. As boys they played sports together, had sleepovers and […]

CCC Board approves health center addition

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There will be a new addition to the Clovis Community College — a 25,000-square-foot Allied Health Center. The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees approved the facility proposal Wednesday. The new building will allow the college to expand existing programs, including the radiological technology program, the nursing program and […]

Extradition hearing to be held Friday

CNJ staff An extradition hearing will be held Friday for a Clovis man charged with first-degree murder who left the state against court orders. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Wednesday the hearing will determine if William Riley, 33, will waive his right to be extradited to Clovis. Riley is being held in a Los Angeles […]

Child who fell still in ICU

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A 10-month-old Portales boy was still in intensive care Wednesday in a Lubbock hospital after falling from a balcony. Dominic Roy fell 9 1/2 feet onto a sidewalk early Tuesday afternoon at his family’s residence at 620 Ave. E in Portales. He is the son of Jeremy and Kristen Roy of […]

10/6 Education Digest

Universities starting partnership program A partnership program between the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences aims to cultivate native New Mexican physicians, according to a press release from the UNM Health Sciences center. The program will accept 25 qualified, culturally diverse New Mexico high school seniors annually […]

10/6 Student Profiles

Mollie Peterson Mollie Peterson is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Tim and Kim Peterson. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Golf is it is a sport that makes you always want to come back and play again because you know you can always do better. One of the […]

10/6 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: • At 4:30 a.m. Sunday, neighbors reported they heard a possible gunfight in the 400 block of Debra St. Police found a few blood drops on the door knob, but none of the 10 people in the house were injured. According to […]

10/6 Education Calendar

Today Yucca Junior High School Choirs fall concert, 7 p.m., CHS Lecture Hall. Saturday Award-winning guitarist Jesse Cook, 7 p.m., Lyceum Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 or at the Clovis Community College cashier’s window. Information: 769-4132 Sunday High Plains Chorale fall concert, 2:30 p.m., Clovis Community College Town Hall. Tuesday […]

New boss clamps down at jail

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer From his stature to his personality, everything about Teddy Blair is large. Even his entrance to Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting to give his first departmental report as interim administrator of the Curry County Detention Center was grandiose. Blair, 70, made a dramatic entrance to the meeting by tossing […]

Southwest Cheese starting production


Construction on the $200 million cheese plant started in early 2004. (File photo) Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Southwest Cheese received their first delivery of milk Tuesday, although by the end of the year it will only be operating at 30 percent of capacity, according Southwest Cheese Company Chief Executive Director Maurice Keane. The plant […]

Economic growth top priority for local officials

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When business owner Bobby Newman moved to New Mexico 50 years ago, the state, he said, was infamous for three things. “There were three things everybody said about New Mexico: They had the worst roads in the union, we were second only to Louisiana as far as being politically […]

Workers allege malfeasance


Chris Edstrom talks about the troubles he had with his former employer, Arizona-based Alex Transportation, with his checks bouncing Tuesday at his home in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The troubles with his former employer started about two months ago when his payroll check bounced. Working for Arizona-based Alex […]

Governor says Cannon getting closer look

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Born Monday in the nation’s capital was a Cannon Air Force Base assessment team. Though in its infancy, the team will assess possible missions for Cannon and report the findings to the Pentagon in 180 days, Gov. Bill Richardson said. A federal commission voted to remove Cannon’s F-16 squadrons […]

Clovis bail bondsman faces grand jury investigation

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis bail bondsman faces a grand jury investigation for his role in a Sept. 20 shooting that injured two people, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler. Chandler said the purpose of the investigatory grand jury is to determine if there is probable cause to file charges. […]

Weathering the storm — hurricanes have early impact on pumpkin market


Servando Lopez (left) and Carlos Gonzales unload pumpkins from a truck to a conveyor belt to be sorted Monday afternoon at Davis Farms in Clovis. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson)photo: Sharna Jo By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Every October, Jacqueline Davis searches for the perfect pumpkin. Her mission, however, is a little different than average […]