Service makes houses homes

Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. By Eric Butler CNJ CORRESPONDENT Sitting on the floor and eating a pizza in a house you’re about to move into has a certain romantic quality about it. […]

Vehicular homicide incident may lead to lawsuit

By Darrell Todd Maurina The city of Clovis faces a possible lawsuit in connection with a July 4 car crash that killed Bobbie Lynn Sandoval. Sandoval died after being struck by a pickup truck driven by Joe Martinez Jr., who was fleeing a Clovis police officer. Martinez, 32, is in the Curry County Adult Detention […]

Portales struggles with two drowning deaths

By Mike Linn Frank Davis went from grade-school dropout to successful businessman to worthy of an appearance on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show.” And while his $360,200 purchase of Leno’s celebrity-autographed Harley Davidson motorcycle in 2001 caught the attention of millions, it was his gentle kindness and zest for life that won the hearts of family […]

Roosevelt County to collect from parents of juvenile offenders

By Mike Linn County officials are taking parents of Roosevelt County juvenile offenders to court to retrieve the costs of transporting and housing the inmates to area detention centers. Roosevelt County Attorney Eric Dixon filed 53 civil summons seeking roughly $50,000 the county paid to Curry and Quay counties for housing the juvenile inmates because […]