Curry County jail administrator search narrowed to four

Freedom New Mexico Four finalists including Interim Administrator Tori Sandoval were named Friday for the position of jail administrator, according to Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. Pyle identified the other three candidates as Gerry D. Billy of Newark, Ohio; Michael D. William of Selah, Wash., and Joe Sprunk of Albuquerque. Pyle also announced a committee […]

Udall discusses situation in Libya, legislative efforts to roll back EPA regulation of carbon emissions and apps that assist drunk drivers in avoiding checkpoints

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about the situation in Libya in response to the President’s address to the nation.

Children’s sickness wears down mom, too

Watching my little guys suffer with sickness is brutal mental torture. I do everything I possibly can, yet I still just have to sit aside and wait for medicine to take its course and assist those poor little immune systems in fighting off the woes of the world. I know that I’m not alone in […]

Four candidates chosen for superintendent post

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Four candidates for superintendent of Clovis Schools will travel to Clovis Thursday and Friday for interviews. The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education received the list from Mike Moses, chief of the firm chosen to assist the district in their search for a superintendent, during Tuesday’s special meeting held […]

Fund set up for Maes funeral

A fund to assist with funeral expenses for Patrick Maes, who died Tuesday in Albuquerque, has been established at New Mexico Bank & Trust. Contributions to the Patrick Maes Burial Fund can be made at any NMB&T branch in Clovis, Melrose and Portales.

First person: Clovis nurses aid honored

ku3qea-ku3qdn124rudyapodaca.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rudy Apodaca, 55, has been a certified nurses assistant for seven years. He said he likes his job because he likes helping people. Rudy Apodaca was named home health aid of the year by the New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care. Apodaca has been a certified nurses aid […]

Veterans group trains to assist base honor guard

USAF photo: Greg Allen Senior Airman Nathan Rogers, right, 27th SOW Honor Guard, watches as Edward Noll, a member of American Veterans, Post 14 practices the proper techniques in flag folding for military funeral honors. By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs Honor guardsmen from Cannon teamed up with American Veterans Post members in Clovis […]

Former police chief to assist district attorney’s office

CNJ staff Retired Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair has joined the district attorney’s office as a senior investigator. “Dan Blair’s experience will greatly assist the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office by preparing and reviewing cases with prosecutors and investigating alleged crimes in Roosevelt and Curry County,” District Attorney Matt Chandler said in a press release. […]

MDA seeks summer camp volunteers

The Muscular Dystrophy Association needs summer camp volunteer counselors to assist young people with neuromuscular diseases. Volunteer applicants must be male, at least 16 years old and able to lift and care for a young person between ages 6 and 21. Volunteers will help campers with daily activities and assist with recreational activities. The MDA […]

Expert can identify drug use without taking blood

1199764232-16drugrecognitionexpert.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Wanzor takes a suspect’s vital signs several times during an evaluation to determine what substance is impairing their ability to drive. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Without ever drawing a drop of blood, Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Wanzor says he can pinpoint the […]

Commerce deals ENMU shutout loss

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Senior forward Bailey Geels scored a goal and had an assist Friday and Texas A&M-Commerce limited Eastern New Mexico University to two shots on goal, blanking the Zias 2-0 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer matchup. Gaels was credited with an assist on teammate Meagan Lasley’s goal midway through […]

Zias upend Lady Buffs

1190700982-925ziasoccer.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU freshman forward Hannah Dozier, left, gets the kick past West Texas A&M goalkeeper Sarah Pipkin for the go-ahead score in the second half of Sunday’s 2-1 win. CNJ staff PORTALES — Freshman forward Hannah Dozier had a goal and an assist on Sunday as the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Hounds rout Cougars in opener

CNJ staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Sophomore midfielder Ryan McClanahan scored two goals and junior forward Jared Morris added a goal and an assist Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team opened its season with a 6-1 win over Colorado Christian. McClanahan scored the game’s opening two goals, the first on a penalty […]

Cats fall to Rio Rancho

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Bryan Aragon scored on an assist by Isaias Miranda to pull Clovis High within 2-1 late in the half, but that was all the Wildcats could muster Saturday in a season-opening 4-1 boys soccer loss to Rio Rancho. Mike Gonzales scored about 15 minutes into the match for the Rams. […]

Clovis detective hired by DA’s office

CNJ Staff The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has hired Clovis police detective Dan Aguilar as a senior investigator. Aguilar has been with the Clovis Police Department for approximately 17 years. He leaves the position of sergeant of detectives from the Clovis Police Department to join the District Attorney’s Office. Aguilar will start his new […]

Commissioners donate to horse therapy program

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commissioners opened their wallets and their hearts during Tuesday’s meeting to assist a local horse therapy program obtain nonprofit status and grant funding. Mini Blessings spokesperson Lexie Myers presented a slide show set to inspirational music. As the pictures unfolded, they revealed smiling children waving and […]

Portales opens doors to hurricane victims

By Melanie Salazar: Freedom Newspapers With Hurricane Katrina forcing thousands of evacuations from the Gulf Coast area every day, Portales will soon be doing its part to help. The New Mexico Department of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency recently requested assistance from communities around the world to provide short and long-term housing for […]

CCC presents motivational workshop for women

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Barbara Stoker applies mountain climbing analogies to share her personal experiences with women across the nation. A former executive for several major companies including Walt Disney, Stoker is the keynote speaker at a day-long women’s workshop Friday at Clovis Community College. Stoker was in her late 30s when he […]