State of the City address text

Editor’s note: The following is Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield’s State of the City address, provided in advance by city staff: 2011 was a great year for our community as we continued to grow and thrive despite the continued national and global economic climate. The Clovis community is blessed with hardworking municipal employees who continue to […]

County needs to get out of jail business

CNJ staff Are you kidding? Again? Unbelievable. That sentiment was expressed repeatedly Sunday as area residents learned that yet another violent inmate had escaped custody of the Curry County Adult Detention Center. This continued incompetency — 14 inmates have escaped custody in nine years, by our count — leads us to only one conclusion: It […]

GOP candidates not ready for prime time

Freedom New Mexico The most-recent Republican presidential debate was a weary two hours of television, and not much help for any candidate. Front-running Texas Gov. Rick Perry continued his streak of appearing not ready for prime time, and potentially offending his party’s base. Sound-bite answers to complicated questions are offensive to begin with. What are […]

TRICARE promises continued access to prescription medicines

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — A dispute between Walgreens and a TRICARE contractor will not stop beneficiaries from getting their prescriptions filled, despite a Walgreen’s ad campaign to the contrary, a TRICARE official said today. Don’t let that advertising, letter and Internet outreach campaign scare you, Navy Rear Adm. Christine Hunter, […]

Commandos have their say at Media Day

By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Air commandos continued their work day as members of the media toured their aircraft Wednesday and asked them questions. Eleven members of the media toured Cannon’s mission, aircraft, growth and construction at the mission’s first Media Day. Capt. Eric Bowman, 32, said his job on the AC-130H is rewarding. “We […]

Board sets search plans

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education made plans for the searches for replacements of the superintendent and longtime board member Lora Harlan at their meeting Tuesday. Harlan announced last week that she would resign effective May 28 after 19 years on the board. Board Secretary Max Best and […]

Letters to the editor: Intersection block hurts businesses

Intersection block hurts businesses Driving up North Prince Street recently, I noticed some roadwork was going on ahead of me near the Texas Avenue entrance to Wal-Mart and the retail center. I continued up the street and turned left into another entrance. Later I drove back to the intersection and was shocked at what I […]

Year in review: Cannon continues growth

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Cannon Connections file photo Airmen from the various groups in the 27th Special Operations Wing render a last salute to Col. Timothy Leahy at a change of command ceremony in May. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base saw a year of continued growth in 2009, with the arrival of a new commander, […]

Defendant’s ex-girlfriend, father take stand

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The prosecution continued its case Wednesday morning with testimony from five witnesses, including Edward Salas’ former girlfriend and a man who helped hide a gun authorities believe was involved in the shooting of a 10-year-old boy in 2005. Edward Salas is being tried for the first-degree murder of Carlos […]

Jury selection continues in Salas trial

CNJ staff Jury selection in the first-degree murder trial of Edward Salas continued after lunch Monday, court officials said.

Fuller sentencing hearing continued

By Freedom Newspapers The sentencing hearing in the Jerry Fuller case scheduled for Friday in Roosevelt County District Court has been continued until Jan. 17. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler, the courts postponed the hearing again because of the difficulty juggling schedules before the holidays. Fuller, 34, has pleaded guilty to two […]

Musician’s fame didn’t eclipse Spanish heritage

By Freedom Newspapers David Letterman once called his one of the greatest voices in all of music. Baldemar Huerta, known worldwide as Freddy Fender, rose from the humble beginnings of a migrant worker to the summit of fame in the mainstream music industry — and he did it three times. And although he changed his […]

Albertson’s considering sale of company

The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — Albertson’s Inc. said Friday it was considering putting itself up for sale as well as other alternatives as the nation’s second-largest supermarket chain contends with sales that have lagged many of its rivals. Its shares surged 11 percent. The company — which operates about 2,500 stores including Albertson’s, Acme, […]

Some still claim past election was stolen

by Jim Lee It’s time to write about something even more scary than Halloween — the election is Tuesday. Maybe I shouldn’t use the word scary. When things go reasonably close to the way they should, presidential elections are not evil occasions. Maybe it’s because of my legal training or all those political science classes […]

Massengill, Sandra

SANDRA MASSENGILL Services: Have been held. Sandra Marie Jones Massengill, 59, of Las Cruces, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at her home. She was born on May 10, 1944, in Clovis, to David Jones and Betty Been. She graduated from Western New Mexico University in 1964. Following the achievement of a master’s degree from the […]