Cops & Courts 11/2

The man accused of a crime spree through Fort Sumner, Melrose, and Portales didn’t have his preliminary hearing on Tuesday in the De Baca County Magistrate Court, as had been scheduled. John C. Cates, 19, is being held in the De Baca County jail on a $360,000 bond facing 37 charges including kidnapping, aggravated burglary, […]

Court Dispositons 11/2

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Tabitha Wilson, 28, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Sentencing deferred 18 months and placed on supervised probation for same period with $15 monthly probation costs special conditions of substance abuse counseling and $100 DNA testing. Granted credit for 10 days served and […]

Woman attacked in car

By Darrell Todd Maurina One man is in jail following a Wednesday night beating of a passing motorist, but a second suspect escaped from the Clovis police station. Police said Johnny J. “J.J.” Chavez, 20, escaped from police custody while another suspect was being interviewed. According to police reports, Chavez had been handcuffed and left […]

Clovis man arrested on arson charges

By Darrell Todd Maurina Police arrested a Clovis man Wednesday night in connection with a house that burned down last weekend. Police said Matthew Southers, 20, admitted to burning down a house at 820 1/2 Jones late Saturday night. They said he is also suspected in connection with an arson early in the morning of […]

‘Day of the Dead’ to be held for ENMU students

By Mike Linn Those who knew Eric Hodgest say they don’t need his picture to see his face. Or to remember his smile. Or even his charm. Still, Hodgest’s photo, along with those of three other Eastern New Mexico University students, will be displayed on an altar today in ENMU’s Campus Union Building Ballroom. Hodgest, […]

Life is a little easier with Clovis Meals on Wheels

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Upon being released from the hospital after a recent stay, 70-year-old Joyce Noack of Clovis got a suggestion that might make her life a little easier. The […]

My Life

Chief Master Sgt. James Randall Editor’s note: James Randall is the command chief master sergeant for the 27th Fighter Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. His diary began Monday and concludes today. Hello from Kirtland Air Force Base in beautiful Albuquerque. I will be bringing this last installment to you from my laptop in my […]

Video Reviews 10/30

Scott Jones The Hulk — PG-13 Featuring: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliot, Josh Lucas, Nick Nolte The comic book character created by Stan Lee comes to life in “The Hulk.” Bruce Banner (Bana), a brilliant physicist, is bombarded by an experimental gamma radiation. Soon, an unexpected side effect takes over him. The monster that […]

Gross receipts for growth

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Clovis Mayor David Lansford addresses members of the Clovis community about the city’s need for a 0.25 percent gross receipts tax during Wednesday’s “Gearing Up For Growth” press conference at city hall. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King A one-quarter of a percent gross receipts tax increase would help pay for the cost […]

CCC president is education secretary finalist

By Jack King Dr. Beverlee McClure, president of Clovis Community College, has been selected as one of six finalists for the position of state Secretary of Education, Gov. Bill Richardson’s office announced Wednesday. Gilbert Gallegos, Richardson’s deputy communications director, said five finalists for the position were selected by a committee appointed by the governor to […]