Tucumcari officer charged with breaking and entering

CMI staff An off-duty Tucumcari police officer charged with breaking and entering and criminal damage to property surrendered Monday to New Mexico State Police in Tucumcari, said State Police Lt. Lance Bateman. Bateman said Pete Vargas, 32, was taken into custody at 1:30 p.m. at the Quay County Magistrate Court. Bateman said Vargas was processed […]

DA: Torres captured after six days of surveillance

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Noe Torres was arrested last Wednesday in Mexico, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Torres has been on the run since 2005, following the shooting of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. Robin Fornoff Noe Torres, one of Clovis’ and the nation’s most wanted fugitives since a 2005 shooting killed a sleeping 10-year-old boy, is in […]

Suspect arrested in McDonald’s theft

CNJ staff A man facing several felony and misdemeanor charges related to burglaries and thefts in Clovis has been arrested for breaking into the McDonald’s on Mabry Drive and taking a donation box valued at $75, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Whitney said Alfred Sena, 34, of Clovis, was caught early Saturday a […]

Teen found guilty of murder

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell DeAngelo Montoya, 13, is escorted from Roosevelt County Courthouse Friday night after jurors found him guilty on all charges. District Court Judge Drew Tatum ordered a diagnostic examination before setting sentencing for Montoya. Argen Duncan A Roosevelt County jury late Friday found 13-year-old DeAngelo Montoya guilty of fatally shooting 21-year-old […]

Our people: Driven by music

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Courtesy photo J.T. Montoya began playing music at age 11 and played keyboard for a Tejano band at 16. J.T. Montoya lived in Clovis for 8 years until breaking out on his own in Phoenix to be a musician. His artist name is Keize which is a derivative of keys and seize. It originates from […]

Martinez elected first female governor

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Republican Susana Martinez won the election Tuesday as governor of New Mexico, making history as the first Hispanic woman to become a state’s chief executive. Martinez, 51, defeated Democrat Diane Denish to also be elected New Mexico’s first female governor. There was no incumbent in the race, […]

Everybody’s business: Breaking even crucial to business survival

Managing a business’ finances can be a huge undertaking. It can be a daunting task to connect how an increase in advertisement will impact sales, and most importantly, how the increase will affect the balance sheet. There are financial tools available when deciding to raise wages or lowering the sell price and still maintain the […]

Officials: Lost signal caused Predator to veer off runway

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U.S. Air Force The MQ-1B Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aircraft systeml, according to the U.S. Air Force website. Sharna Johnson Officials at Cannon Air Force Base said they’re not sure why they lost the link from ground control to an MQ-1 Predator, but that’s why the $4.5 million aircraft turned off the runway […]

Extended heat wave on way

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Carmen Hollis and her son Carter Hollis, 4, both of Clovis, enjoy the sun and try to beat the heat Thursday at the Potter Park pool. This was Hollis first time at Potter Pool and she said, “I really like it.” By Jared Tucker Forecasters say predictions of record-breaking heat […]

Record-breaking Greyhounds QB dismissed from team

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo J.J. Harp passed for 4,367 yards and 31 touchdowns last season, both school records. CNJ staff PORTALES — Record-breaking sophomore quarterback Eastern New Mexico University J.J. Harp has been dismissed from the football team, according to Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo. Ribaudo declined to discuss the reason Harp was dismissed. He […]

Gosselins need empathy, not judgment

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist A record-breaking 9.8 million viewers watched the TLC hit show “Jon & Kate Plus Eight” season premiere, on Monday night. If you don’t know Jon and Kate Gosselin, they are the stars of a reality television series about their family of eight children — a set of twins and […]

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Business feature: Bank of Clovis planning to expand

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Bank of Clovis is planning a major expansion of its Main Street offices to include the building north of it, doubling its size to 7,000 square feet and creating a whole new look for downtown. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Bank of Clovis is breaking a nation-wide […]

Sept. 19, 2008 Religion Digest

Church breaking ground on new building Clovis Landmark Baptist Church will be breaking ground on its new building at 5 p.m. Saturday on Williams Street behind Trinity Methodist Church. The church body currently meets at Wayland Baptist University. Jack Spencer, the church’s pastor, said the church has been working toward a building for almost two […]

Sept. 7, 2008 Cops and Courts

Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a 56-year-old Clovis man who was arrested in June for attempted breaking and entering after he tried to retrieve his bank card from an ATM machine with a pocket knife. “The whole situation? Oh man, how should I put this. I guess I would say that justice was served because […]

Two arrested in break-in case

CNJ Staff A man and woman are in jail after they were caught breaking into a house Sunday evening, according to police reports. Kateri Bardin, 26, and Jeremy McCloud, 28, were arrested after police caught them at a residence in the 800 block of 10th Street. McCloud is being held on $10,500 bond and Bardin […]

Clovis man sentenced

CNJ staff A 21-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for aggravated burglary, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Bobbie Owen was arrested in October 2003 for breaking into the Clovis home of an 82-year-old woman with the intent to steal property and money, the release […]

Cheese plant construction to begin

By Glen Seeber Ground breaking for the Southwest Cheese plant will be Feb. 6, Alan McEntee said Friday night at the conclusion of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet. “It’s been a lot of months of hard work, coming to this point,” said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. […]