Police: Tucumcari deaths double homicide

The deaths of two Tucumcari men whose bodies were discovered Thursday in a hotel room has been classified as a double homicide. Bobby Gonzales, 57, and Gabriel Baca 37, were found dead in a room at the Tucumcari Inn, 1700 E. Route 66 Blvd. State police aren’t prepared to release details of the case, according […]

Commissioners discuss jail options

Sharna Johnson Commissioner Bobby Sandoval asked the public for help and solutions after voters sent a “loud and clear” message on recent bond issues. “Our constituents spoke and they are our bosses and we got the message loud and clear,” he said during a Friday meeting. “Tell us how to do it. If somebody out […]

Artists revive rock ‘n’ roll legends

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Buddy Holly tribute artist Johnny Rogers got up close and personal with the crowd during the last concert of the music festival Saturday night. Sharna Johnson While Bobby Brooks did “the Twist” on stage, dozens of area elementary students in poodle skirts and jeans twisted in front of the stage, […]

Clovis Music Festival features Bobby Vee

Liliana Castillo Bobby Vee is returning to play the Clovis Music Festival this year. Vee has played the festival, slated for Sept. 9-12 at the Curry County Events Center, seven times he said and calls the experience “an absolute joy.” “The festival is full of grassroots kind of fun, nice people,” he said. “I love […]

Ticket feature: Bobby Vee returning to Clovis Music Festival

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Courtesy photo Musician Bobby Vee has played the Clovis Music Festival a handful of times and enjoys returning. Liliana Castillo Bobby Vee is returning to play the Clovis Music Festival this year. Vee has played the festival, slated for Sept. 9-12 at the Curry County Events Center, seven times he said and calls the experience […]

Commission returns public nuisance ordinance to committee

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After more than two years of volleys between committee and commission, Curry County commissioners have again returned to committee an ordinance to clean up the county. Commission Chairman Bobby Sandoval said he wants to see a revised ordinance of the public nuisance ordinance — know officially as “An Ordinance […]

Feb. 12, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 37 Vehicle taxes: A bill (HB649) sponsored by Rep. Bobby Gonzales, D-Taos, would increase the state’s motor vehicle excise tax from 3 to 4 percent. Raising the tax by 1 percent is expected to create $40 million in revenue in the 2010 fiscal year. Most of the money, 60 percent, would […]

11/30 Anniversaries

Donahey Bobby Jack and Donna Lea Castle-Donahey of Texico will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. The couple was married Nov. 30, 1968, in Clovis. They have two children and the grandchildren. He is a farmer. She is a retired banker.

Vacated music festival slot filled

CNJ staff Chris Montez, Bobby Preston and the Chiffons will fill the Clovis Music Festival lineup vacated by the Crickets, according to Clovis Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Beverly Reynolds. The festival is scheduled for Sept. 4-6. According to an official statement Wednesday from the Crickets management, “unforeseen circumstances” caused the group to pull out from […]

‘Stay-cation’ my kind of vacation

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist The Lady of the House and I ran into Clovis City/Curry County Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and his wife at a local eatery last Sunday morning. “We’re just back from an Alaskan cruise,” he said. He was grinning from ear to ear. He had the glow of someone refreshed and rejuvenated. […]

Sorry, Duke’s not for sale

Glenda Price Duke has a fancy schmancy AQHA name, but Bobby calls him Duke “because John Wayne would’ve liked him just as much as I do,” he says. Bobby and Duke hit it off the first time they met. The usual “horse breaking” activities were not necessary. “I pretty much just got on him and […]

Williams-Gee Wedding

Jenni Williams and Justin Gee, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage June 3 at the bride’s grandfather’s home in Alto. Judge Martha Proctor performed the garden ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rod and Tana Williams of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Bobby and Donna Jean Johnson of Clovis and the late […]

Donaghe, Betty

Betty Donaghe, 79, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born Jan. 26, 1927, in Oswalt, Okla., to Floy and Laura Cross, she had been a lifelong Clovis resident. She cooked at the restaurant in the Mainline Bowl bowling alley for many years. She loved to sew and […]

12/30 amos

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew   Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation.         bobby s turnaround breakdown   boss speaking of the upcoming new year and new starts in life i ran across bobby badger the […]

Frances Holt

Mrs. Frances Holt, 78, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Gideon, Mo. to Lucille and Arthur T. Johnson. She grew up in Arkansas and Louisiana. She graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport, La. She worked for Western Union during WWII. She married […]

Local umpire retires after 46 years

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Clovis American Little League President Sherry Best thanks Bobby Light for his 46 years of service as an umpire before the start of his final game Wednesday at Dickenson Field. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The first game Bobby Light worked as an umpire was by accident. And there almost […]

Adams, Joyce

Joyce Adams Services: Have been held. Joyce Ann Magruder Gustafson Adams, 62, of Clovis, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at her home. She was born on Nov. 19, 1942, in Houston, to Byron Randle and Mildred Lennon Magruder. She taught school in Socorro for 17 years and was librarian for another 17 years. Family members […]

Williams, Rosie

Rosie Williams Services: Have been held. Mrs. Rosie Lee Williams, 92, of Texico, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 18, 1912, in Henderson, Texas to B. and Delia Berkley. She liked to cook and enjoyed going to church and spending time with her family […]

Parker, Tony

Tony Parker Services: Have been held. Tony Parker, 31, of Clovis, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on March 1, 1973, in Clovis, to Jessie Parker and Rosa Lee Harris. He attended Lincoln-Jackson Elementary, Marshall Junior High, and graduated from Clovis High School in 1992. He married Bettina Jones, of Groesbeck, […]

Vickrey, Donald R.

Donald R. Vickrey Services: Have been held. Mr. Donald R. Vickrey, 64, of Clovis, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 10, 1940, in Apache, Okla., to John and Ina Delk Vickrey. He moved to Clovis in 1950 from Apache, Okla. He graduated from Clovis […]