Press release: Woman sentenced for drugs

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Chantille Woods, age 42, was sentenced to serve six (6) years in prison for one (1) count of Distribution of Marijuana, a third degree felony. On April 21, 2009, a New Mexico State Police officer conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle. Upon approaching Chantille […]

CCC ponders new leadership

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College board of trustees made no decisions to replace retiring President John Neibling during Wednesday’s board meeting. The board recessed into executive session for about 30 minutes but reconvened saying no actions were taken on the matter. Neibling announced in February that he would be retiring as of Aug. 1. […]

ENMU board appointments announced

Freedom New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has announced two new appointments to the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents. Brett Leach of Roswell will replace Pauline Ponce, also from Roswell. The new student regent is Santana Chavez of Dora, replacing Robert Wachter from Portales. “Although we at the university hate to lose Pauline Ponce […]

CCC president plans to retire in August

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John Neibling Liliana Castillo Clovis Community President John Neibling announced Tuesday that he plans to retire in August. Neibling can explain his decision to retire in one word: Grandson. Neibling and his wife, Karen, are expecting their first grandchild and he said they want to be near their family living in the Phoenix area. “This […]

Town hall announced on gross receipts tax hike

Kevin Wilson What started as opposition to a tax increase morphed into support Thursday from one Clovis resident. But opposition to a proposed zoning change from a neighborhood of others remained solid. The Clovis City Commission dealt with proposed zone changes, and announced a town hall on a possible gross receipts tax hike, during its […]

Tire troubles overwhelm resident

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Melrose woman said a prior tenant left thousands of tires on her property when he moved, leaving her to deal with state environment violations until Curry County stepped in and obtained a more than $14,000 state grant to have them removed. Sharna Johnson Ruth Ashley of Melrose is just […]

Portales residents line up for community dinner

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Melvin McAfoos, right, talks to a little boy Saturday after snatching a dessert from the bar to take to a customer during the rush at El Rancho Restaurant’s annual free Christmas dinner. Clarence Plank The seventh annual free Christmas dinner at El Rancho Restaurant Saturday was a time for many […]

Club notes —

Clovis BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held their final meeting of the year on Dec. 9. The annual standing committee reports were given by the committee chairmen. Secretary Linda Catanzaro announced that we initiated 11 new members throughout the year and currently only have three members that will lapse if their dues are not paid […]

Project aids ENMU coach’s daughter

Eastern New Mexico University has announced a “Win for Wallis” campaign in support of Lauren Wallis, the daughter of ENMU defensive coordinator Todd Wallis and his wife, Michelle. Lauren Wallis was born six weeks premature July 12. So far, $3,267.08 has been generated through the project, which is based on points scored (236) and turnovers […]

Proposals won’t ease economic spending woes

Freedom New Mexico Three stimulus proposals announced over the Labor Day weekend by President Barack Obama are a curious stew. It’s possible the administration finally realizes that taxes have economic consequences. But the proposals may be too little to stimulate reticent businesses, fearful of expanding or investing because of monumental tax landmines that lie ahead, […]

War not over until troops can come home

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama announced in a national address last week that America had “turned the page” on combat operations in the Iraq war. From a peak of 170,000 troops in October 2007, the level now has dropped to 49,700. Combat deaths also have dropped sharply, from more than 100 a month during […]

Selectees to Air Commando Hall of Fame announced

Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Air Force Special Operations Command officials announced the 2010 Air Commando Hall of Fame selectees Aug. 13. These men were chosen for their significant contributions to worldwide special operations. Through their leadership and dedication, were instrumental in the success and accomplishments in the field […]

Outstanding Airmen of the Year announced

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials selected the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2010. An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center here considered 36 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and the Air Staff. The board selected […]

Press release: Portales auction owner arrested for embezzling

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that the District Attorney’s Office arrested Randy Bouldin, age 39, on one (1) count of Embezzlement over $20,000. The incident stems from December 2008, when Randy Bouldin, owner of Portales Livestock Auction, was commissioned to auction approximately 1,000 head of dairy cattle for a Portales dairy. After […]

AFROTC commander vacancies announced

By Staff Sgt. Steve Grever: American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Opportunities are available for officers to fill Air Force ROTC detachment commander positions throughout the nation. Air Force Personnel Center assignment teams will review developmental team recommendations to determine the release of eligible officers to compete for AFROTC detachment commander […]

Veteran editor joins Freedom board

By By Mary Ann Milbourn: Freedom News Service Freedom Communications Inc. announced Thursday that Larry Kramer, a former newspaperman and founder of the online financial website MarketWatch, was elected to the board of directors. Freedom owns the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. “Larry has extensive experience in creating and fostering digital […]

Press release: County hires detention administrator

Curry County Manager Lance A. Pyle announced the appointment of Mr. Keith Norwood of Belen, New Mexico as Curry County’s Detention Center Administrator. Mr. Norwood has over twenty-five (25) years of experience with the New Mexico Corrections Department. Mr. Norwood retired from the Santa Fe Department in the position of Deputy Bureau Chief of Internal […]

Athletes named to ENMU honor roll

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University announced 169 athletes were represented on the Spring 2010 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. The list includes Greyhound and Zia student athletes with a grade point average of at least 3.0 for the semester. The volleyball team had the highest grades of any team, with a cumulative GPA of […]

Two running for soon-to-be-open board seat

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis residents will vie for the soon-to-be-vacant District 3 school board seat. District 3 representative Lora Harlan announced in March she would be resigning effective May 28. The board must name a replacement to serve the nine months before the election in February. The two candidates are Paul […]

2011 force structure alignments announced

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced May 11 the proposed force structure realignment for fiscal 2011. The proposal provides a summary of the civilian and military personnel changes and aircraft assignments at Air Force installations for the upcoming fiscal year. This announcement supersedes all previous announcements, including the January 2008 Roadmap. […]