De Baca sheriff retains position

CNJ staff Dennis A. Cleaver retained his position as De Baca County sheriff by beating former Fort Sumner Police Chief Wayne Atchley for the Democratic seat in Tuesday’s primary. Cleaver, who will run unopposed in November, gathered 263 votes to 163 for Atchley as 48 percent of De Baca County’s 1,362 voters participated in the […]

It might be the water

Raymond Atchley has this to say about recent criticism aimed at Clovis via the world-wide Web:

Education Feature: Inmates focus on further education

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Krystal Sanchez of Clovis works on a poem she is writing for Palabras, a Clovis Community College online publication that showcases art and writing. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Krystal Sanchez typed the words of her poem carefully on the computer. Her poem about “thug life” will go in […]

Pot plants pilfered

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Fort Sumner police chief said he discovered a break-in of his department’s evidence storage area two weeks ago when he spotted a trail of dried marijuana leaves. Wayne Atchley said dried marijuana plants were stolen May 10 from a batch of about 2,500 plants in the village’s evidence […]

Wayland staff helps man find pathway to faith

By Teresa Young: Wayland Baptist University Raymond Atchley admits he was unsure of his faith when he enrolled at Wayland Baptist University’s campus in Clovis a few years ago. “I’m not really sure that I’m a Christian, and I may be agnostic,” he told Carol Green, then dean of the Clovis campus, asking if he […]

Mayor returned to office

By Darrell Todd Maurina Incumbent Mayor David Lansford sailed to an easy victory Tuesday night as Clovis voters returned him to office with the highest margin he’s received in three elections. Lansford won with 73 percent of votes cast over two competitors — Stephen Muscato with 15 percent and Raymond Atchley with 11 percent. Lansford […]

Three candidates vie for mayor: Raymond Atchley, Stephen Muscato and the incumbent, David Lansford

By Glen Seeber Raymond Atchley Age: 49 Employment: Desk clerk, Clovis Inn Contact: 742-1149 (raymond_atchley@yahoo.com Political experience: Sought election to city commission four years ago and two years ago, defeated both times. Stephen Muscato Age: 48 Employment: Executive director, Play Inc. Contact: 760-7338 (playinc@3lefties.com) Political experience: Previously served on city commission; lost re-election bid four […]

Atchley, Gene

Gene Atchley Services: Have been held. Mrs. Imogene “Gene” Atchley, 70, of Portales, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Aug. 29, 1932, in Cordell, Okla., to Virgie and Dub Dunaway. She grew up in Cordell. She married Bill Morrison in 1949. They made their home in […]