Car dealership owner wins back legal fees

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A U.S. district court has ruled in favor of a car dealership owner in court action related to a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The ruling allows the car dealer to recoup some or possibly all of his $185,000 in legal expenses. Alva Carter, owner […]

Ernest Carter

Ernest Carter Services: 10 a.m. Saturday in Mount Zion Cemetery Mr. Ernest L. Carter, 57, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1947, in Portales to Ruby and Harold Carter. He grew up in Portales and attended Portales schools. He was employed at the OK Tire Store […]

Light crowd shows up as Potter Pool reopens under stricter guidelines

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Veteran lifeguard L.P. Francis said he supports the state’s new guidelines for the city pool. CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The sun beat down Monday on about a dozen of the first swimmers to enter Potter Park pool since the July 13 drowning of 3-year-old Jequon Haynes. Although the […]

Potter Park pool expected to reopen Monday

CNJ staff Potter Park pool is expected to reopen at noon Monday, according to Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter. The city-owned pool will resume regular hours of noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday until school starts, pending a final pool evaluation and recertification Monday morning by the New Mexico Environment Department, Carter said. […]

Potter Park pool could reopen as soon as Monday

CNJ staff The Potter Park pool could reopen as early as Monday, city officials said. However, opening the pool will be contingent on approval from the state Environment Department. “Right now I have submitted all the necessary paperwork to the Environment Department, and there’s a good chance they will approve our reopening of the pool […]

Report: Just one lifeguard on duty during drowning

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A New Mexico Environment Department investigation into last week’s drowning at Potter Park pool shows only one lifeguard was actively on duty at the time of the incident. The report states that a protection plan submitted by the city “indicates that four lifeguards will be posted at four designated […]

Court rules in favor of auto dealership

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — U.S. district court has ruled in favor of a Portales auto dealership and its owner in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Portales resident Marla Segovia and three other women. Alva Carter, owner of Big Valley […]

Carter, Mary

Mary Carter Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Norris Carter, 65, died Friday, July 1, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born Jan. 9, 1940, in Clovis, New Mexico to Onis “OB” and Edith Norris. She graduated from Clovis High in 1958. She married William “Bill” Clark Carter on Feb. 8, […]

Talent takes center stage at Kid Fest

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Trazon Jimerson, 4, of Cannon Air Force Base climbs through a blow-up tunnel Saturday afternoon at Kid Fest at Clovis High School. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer She’s a seasoned performer — but Amy Carter is only 8 years old. In a red polka dotted shirt, her hair in curls, […]

Carter, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Carter Services: Have been held. Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, 92, of Portales, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on April 16, 1913, in Elida, to Zadie and Charles McClain. She grew up on the McClain ranch south of Taiban. She married Louis Carter in 1930. They […]

Coffman, Kathryn

Kathryn Coffman Services: Have been held. Kathryn Coffman, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday April 13, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on August 4, 1913, in Red River County, Texas, to Nellie and George T. Hale. She married Leslie Worth Coffman on Nov. 29, 1936, in Portales. She grew up […]

Dairy farming program exposes kids to agriculture

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Floyd fourth-grader Aracel Mendoza listens to Roosevelt County 4-H Agent Patrick Kircher talk about corn and its uses Thursday during the Southwest Dairy Farmer’s annual Kid, Kows and More program. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer A group of fourth-grade students listened attentively Thursday as Kay Lindsey separated the […]

City landmark in need of major repair, but cost prohibitive

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An angel statue stands in front of a collapsed stone wall at the Sunken Gardens in Hillcrest Park. The 20-foot long wall has been in disrepair for about two years. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A longtime Clovis tourist attraction and one of the city’s most popular wedding spots […]

Tivis, Richard

Richard Tivis Services:Have been held. Richard Tivis, 75, of Lubbock, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005. He was born on Feb. 8, 1929, in Muleshoe, to Richard L. and Beatrice Carter Tivis. At the age of 5, he and his family moved to Lubbock, where he attended school and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1947. […]

Bernalillo boots Portales in Class 3A final

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Portales’ Daniel Aranda is fouled as he drives the lane during the first half of their Class 3A semifinal game against Pojoaque Friday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Aranda led the Rams with 12 points in the 47-36 loss. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — After losing twice to Portales […]

Residents disturbed by slayings

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Odis and Doris Newman lived in the Portales area for more than 40 years. (Courtesy photo) By Tony Parra: Freedom newspapers Portales went five years without a homicide, from 1999 through 2003. Then two unrelated slayings took place in 2004. Last week, Roosevelt County experienced its first multiple homicide in what officials said is at […]

Teamwork promotes winning in Grady

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Senior Jarrod Lindsey could experience his first winning season at Grady. The Bronchos are 13-8. (CNJ staff photo) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In the 1990s, a conversation about Class 1A boys basketball in New Mexico usually started with Grady. From 1993 to 1998 the Bronchos advanced to every state championship game but one […]

City Commission hoping to find use for Youth Recreation Building

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Clovis Park Superintendent Neil Lambert looks for leaks in the roof and cracks in the tiles Monday at the Youth Recreation Building at the northeast corner of Seventh and Sycamore streets. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor As sunlight pokes through the cracks in the foundation of the city-owned Youth Recreation […]

Empty stocking: Dec. 21

CNJ staff As sunlight pokes through the cracks in the foundation of the city-owned Youth Recreation Building, Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter delivers a laundry list of reasons why he thinks the building should be demolished. The tiles are cracked, the roof leaks and there is no electricity. When it rains, he said, the […]

Roosevelt County gains victim’s advocate

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office had to go to the state Legislature to receive funding for a victim’s advocate position in Roosevelt County. It only had to stay in the office to find the person to fill the position. Lory Adams, formerly an administrative assistant in the […]