Weekly update — Sept. 25

Trial postponed in 2008 slaying The first-degree murder trial of Aaron Quinones, accused of killing 52-year-old Elizabeth McAdams in her Clovis home on Dec. 20, 2008, is being postponed. Quinones was scheduled to begin trial on Monday, but Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said the trial is being postponed until a date to be […]

Arrrrgh! Pirate flag draws ire of citizen

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Be it a lighthearted prank or a hidden message, little explanation was given for the pirate symbol that popped up this week outside the Clovis Public Defender Department. The skull and crossbones flag that flew from a pole outside the Clovis office Wednesday and Thursday was removed Thursday afternoon, […]

Zias add trio for soccer

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team signed goalkeeper Jaime Silva of Moriarty, wing Anna Sanchez of Albuquerque (Valley HS) and defender Christie Nylaan of Keller, Texas, to letters of intent for the 2007 season, according to Zias coach Travis McCorkle. Silver was a three-sport standout at Moriarty, and posted 19 […]

ENMU soccer players honored

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior forward Megan Dozier and junior goalkeeper Leif Craddock have been accorded first-team status in All-Lone Star Conference (women) and All-Southwest Soccer Conference (men) first-team selections announced by the league office. Dozier, one of four original members of the ENMU women’s squad, holds every school record on offense, including career […]

Zias fall in LSC soccer tourney

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Junior defender Tamara Geels scored two goals and sophomore midfielder Melissa DoRemus and freshman defender Whitney Hancock each had a goal and an assist Thursday, lifting Texas A&M-Commerce to a 4-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the first round of the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer tournament. In […]

ENMU adds signees in soccer

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo has announced the signing of seven players to national letters-of-intent for next year, while women’s coach Travis McCorkle has added four players to the five already announced earlier. For the men, all the signees are freshmen. They include defender Dustin Flores of […]

Hunter leads Cats to victory

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Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth Clovis’ Brian Mead looks to make a move on Highland’s Timothy Medina during the first half of their game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Sporting a 100-watt, gap-toothed smile, Diondre Hunter sounded like an awestruck sophomore in the locker room after the game, addressing his senior […]

Longtime public defender leaving legacy of honesty, integrity

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Calvin Neumann is retiring later this month after 25 years as a Curry County public defender. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer For 25 years he has served as Curry County’s public defender. But on Oct. 29, Calvin Neumann will officially retire from public service at the age of 72. He […]

District attorney swaps sides

CNJ staff District Attorney Brett Carter has spent 18 years in Roosevelt and Curry County courtrooms working to ensure felons face justice. In about a month he’ll be an adversary to prosecutors. Carter will take over as head of the 9th Judicial District public defender’s office next month, replacing long-time district defender Calvin Neumann, who […]

Defender job at stake

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor The outgoing district attorney and a longtime public defender are vying for the top position in the district defender’s office, which will become open after Oct. 29. Assistant public defender Jim Wilson, an Idaho native, and District Attorney Brett Carter are scheduled to meet with the state’s top public […]