Missing Clovis man has died (Updated)

Walter Ingle

By Aubry Buzek and Kevin Wilson Staff writers abuzek@cnjonline.com kwilson@cnjonline.com A Clovis man stricken with Alzheimer’s, found Tuesday on the side of a highway north of Amarillo, has died, family members said. Walter Ingle, 87, was found about 8 a.m. (MST), collapsed beside his pickup, about 15 miles north of Amarillo, Potter County Sheriff’s Lt. […]

Clovis man, 87, missing since Monday morning

Walter Ingle

New Mexico State Police on Monday issued a Silver Alert warning for an 87-year-old Clovis man who went missing Monday morning. Police said Walter S. Ingle, 87, was last seen leaving his home at 3713 Sam Sneed late Monday morning in a gold 2006 Toyota Tundra with New Mexico license plate JJC110. Ingle is described […]

Homicide sparks questions about park’s safety

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Sunday’s homicide at Goodwin Lake walking trail has sparked community-wide discussion about safety at the city park. Social media threads have claimed reports of homeless living in tents in the area and concerns have been fueled because police say they have no suspects in the case. They’re not sure […]

First wave of ‘Choice Cards’ mailed out

By Tom Philpott Military Update The Department of Veterans Affairs has mailed its first medical “Choice Cards,” with letters explaining how to use them, to 320,000 VA-enrolled veterans who reside more than 40 miles from any type of VA medical facility. By late November, another 370,000 vets, those facing waits longer than 30 days for […]

Veterans Day events

Today • Open House VFW Post 3015 6-8 p.m. Information: 575-763-6561. • Veterans Day breakfast 7-11 a.m. American Legion Post 25 2400 W. 7th St. Information: 575-763-3435. • Veterans ceremony 10:30 a.m. Memorial building, 200 E. 7th St., Portales Information: 575-356-8449. • Field of Flags 10:30 a.m. Eastern New Mexico University’s DeBaca Park on U.S. […]

Boutique Air passenger numbers up for third-straight month

Staff report Passenger numbers rose for the third-straight month for Boutique Air, which began service at Clovis Municipal Airport on July 16. According to a report provided to the city by Interim Airport Director Cody Mills, Boutique completed all 162 of its scheduled October flights, attracting 788 passengers. In September, the company completed all 156 […]

Police blotter — Nov. 11

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 1:15 a.m.: Contempt of court, Hickory and Second Street. • 8:01 a.m.: Battery on a household member, 2700 block of East Mabry Drive. • 9:49 a.m.: Battery on a household member, 800 block of […]

What’s happening — Nov. 11

Today Curry County and area Republican women meeting — 11:30 a.m., Dakota’s Steakhouse, 816 Lexington. Information: 575-762-2885. Festival of Trees — A Hartley House fundraiser event, North Plains Mall. Information: 575-762-0050. Wednesday Toddler time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Planning and Zoning Commission meeting — 3 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Women’s […]

Pages past — Nov. 11

On this date … 1960: Parker Woodul, Portales High School’s vocational agriculture teacher since 1938, was named teacher of the year by area service clubs. The Texas A&M graduate and World War II veteran came to Portales from Hagerman. He remained a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve. 1953: All federal, state and city offices […]

13-year-old’s murder conviction overturned


By Rick White Managing Editor rwhite@cnjonline.com A state court has overturned a Portales teen’s 2011 murder conviction and ordered a new trial, according to court documents. The New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled in an opinion posted Friday that statements DeAngelo Montoya made to investigators were inadmissible because his age precluded him from waiving his […]

Police: Still no suspects in Sunday homicide


By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Despite a litany of interviews and tips, law enforcement officials said Monday  they weren’t any closer to identifying any suspects in connection with the Sunday morning slaying of a 23-year-old Clovis woman. The body of Ariel Ulibarri was found around 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Goodwin Lake walking trails […]

Police combing through surveillance video, social media in search of clues in slaying

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Law enforcement officials investigate the Goodwin Lake Walking Trails Sunday morning. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders confirmed the MCU was investigating a homicide.

Staff report A child found Sunday morning near the walking trail where his mother was slain told police he did not know her killer, police said Sunday night. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney declined to say whether the 6-year-old boy witnessed his mother’s slaying, but a police press release said, “the death of the woman […]

Legislators talk about coming session

By Kevin Wilson and Steve Hansen Staff writers kwilson@cnjonline.com shansen@qcsunonline.com The wave that brought Republicans control of the state House of Representatives on Tuesday should produce significant ripples come late January. The annual legislative session begins at noon Jan. 20 in Santa Fe, and the 60-day session closes noon March 21. Legislation may be pre-filed […]

Group wants water pollution hearings to be held in Santa Fe

By Steve Hansen Staff writer shansen@qcsunonline.com New Mexico’s Sierra Club chapter has asked the Santa Fe state district court to require hearings on dairy farm water pollution rules to be held in Santa Fe. The state’s water quality control board plans to hold the hearings in Roswell. The lawsuit is the latest tactic in a […]

Health fair offers screenings, information

Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com The Internet provides a wealth of information about many subjects, but sometimes it’s better to gather information firsthand. Clovis Community College’s Joe and Charlyne Sisler Allied Health Building brought together more than 10 businesses and health care services from the community Saturday to educate citizens about common health issues. In […]

Local veteran remembers days in service

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
From left, Herschal Wall, Felipe Martinez and Richard Baldridge, represent the U.S. Navy at Thursday’s Veterans Day breakfast at Baxter-Curren Senior Center. Martinez also served in the Army and Air Force.

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico is home to many generations of veterans who served in conflicts around the world. Here is the story of one man who led a life of dedication and sacrifice for three branches of the military. Felipe Martinez was born in Cuervo in 1936 and his family […]

Meteorologists: Snow could be coming — and soon

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Are you dreaming of a white Christmas by the fire or a clear afternoon for golf? Weather experts say the former is more likely. To speculate on what Mother Nature might bring Clovis and Portales this fall and winter, meteorologists and scientists look to the sea, measuring the temperature […]

Newspaper thieves, we are watching

By Robert Arrowsmith Publisher First of all, to the many that follow the honor system, thank you. We appreciate your business very much. But to the rest of you, I really do not get it. Newspaper racks work on an honor system. You put your coins in for the paper, and you take a paper. […]

Pages past — Nov. 9

On this date … 1970: Downtown Clovis merchants asked City Manager Marvin Hass to consider removing parking meters from Main Street. Revenue from the meters was being used to pay for revenue bonds issued in 1963 — $140,000 to purchase land for city parking lots. Hass said he would look into the issue, but said […]

Veterans Day closings

The following will be closed for Veterans Day on Tuesday: • American Heritage Bank • Animal Shelter • Bank of Clovis • Cannon Federal Credit Union • Citizens Bank • City of Clovis offices • Clovis Area Transit System • Clovis-Carver Public Library • Curry County offices • Fire Department administration • Hillcrest Park Zoo […]