School board evaluates superintendent in executive session

The Clovis Board of Education evaluated the district superintendent Tuesday during a special meeting for an executive session. Board President Lola Bryant declined to comment on the annual evaluation. But she said no actions were taken as a result of the session. Executive sessions are not open to the public. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda […]

Sheriff’s deputy placed on leave

CNJ staff A Curry County sheriff’s deputy was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday due to an ongoing criminal and administrative investigation. A woman said Deputy Larry Garrison verbally assaulted her and took keys to a car he was attempting to purchase, according to a police report. Garrison has not been charged in connection with […]

Thomas to remain city manager

Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas “will continue in his duties as city manager pending disposition of allegations initiated against him in Quay County,” city officials announced in a news release Wednesday. Thomas was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence on Friday in Quay County. City commissioners held an executive session on Wednesday […]

City manager arrested over weekend

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CNJ File Photo Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas was arrested Friday at a DUI checkpoint between San Jon and Logan. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence, state police said. He was also cited for an open container violation. Both charges […]

Drowning settlement reached

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The family of a 3-year-old boy who drowned at Potter Pool in 2005 has received an undisclosed lawsuit settlement amount, according to city officials. F. Michael Hart, an Albuquerque attorney representing the child’s mother, Angela Davis, said his client feels city officials have been sincere in their efforts to […]

Officials: Death not random

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Investigators believe Clovis store owner Emmett Salisbury was shot and killed Sunday night based on statements gathered from friends, acquaintances and witnesses, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Salisbury, 36, was found dead just after 1 p.m. Monday in a second-hand store at 701 E. Grand Ave. He was found by […]

4/18 Local roundup

Two Clovis girls struck by truck A 14-year-old girl was in serious condition and a 13-year-old girl in stable condition Monday following an accident that occurred about 8 p.m. Friday. Clovis police reported the girls were struck by a pickup truck while crossing Prince Street near Llano Estacado Boulevard with a group of juveniles. Both […]

Hospital to undergo more comprehensive survey

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Plains Regional Medical Center was out of compliance with Medicare’s conditions of participation during a state inspection conducted in February, a spokesperson from the federal agency that regulates Medicare and Medicaid programs said this week. When the Department of Health visited PRMC last month, it was there to investigate […]

Causey residents concerned about unsolved homicide

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Arthur Boyd looks out on the porch of his home in Causey Saturday evening. Boyd’s home is one of only about 20 in the close-knit community. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Six months have passed, but no one has been charged with the shooting death of an elderly Causey rancher. […]

Family plans to sue city over pedestrian fatality

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A lawyer representing the family of a Clovis woman who died after being struck by a police vehicle last week said he plans to sue the city. Delores Jacks, 71, was struck Dec. 13 by a car driven by Clovis Police Lt. Roger Grah while he was on duty. […]