5/26 Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Magistrate Court: • Ginger Rodriguez, 29, pleaded guilty to driving while license suspended or revoked, is ordered to serve 357 days supervised probation, attend the Aspen program and pay all fines. • Yvonne Romero, 26, pleaded guilty to driving while license suspended or revoked, is ordered to […]

Letters to the editor 5/3

Marshall burrito situation handled well I want to commend local police, the staff at Marshall Junior High and any others involved in the speedy response to the alarm on Thursday morning. I know it was not a “textbook” perfectly run situation, but thank God we live in a town that is not used to situations […]

Drug testing just another fact of life

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist The National Football League’s draft is this weekend. The media has already been abuzz about some of the draft prospects testing positive for something they weren’t supposed to be ingesting. And then there were the baseball players in a congressional hearing concerning testing for steroids a few weeks back. Drug […]

Spring is in the air

Clyde Davis Driving down New Jersey Route 539, the traffic-laden central part of the state begins to give way, slowly, to the more open road of the southern stretch, less crowded and therefore less stressful. Though the morning ground was sugarcoated with frost and the air held a see-your-breath chill, the March sun has warmed […]

2/20 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed recently in the Curry County Magistrate Court: n Juanita A. Gonzales, 30, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentenced to 364 days in county jail, all but 75 suspended, and $192 court costs and fees. Placed on supervised probation with 98 hours community service. n James R. Ellison, […]

Alcohol sales ban proposed for DWI offenders

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers New Mexicans convicted of drunken driving could not buy beer, wine, whiskey or other liquor for five years under a proposal by a Republican lawmaker. The measure would require bars, restaurants and other retailers to ask for identification from anyone buying alcohol — regardless of the person’s age. New Mexicans […]

Police plan road blocks

By CNJ staff Local law enforcement will increase drunken driving patrols through new year’s celebration, law officials said. Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey said his force will have increased patrols and DWI checkpoints in the city beginning about 10 p.m. He expects one checkpoint to be on South Prince Street. At checkpoints, police will funnel […]

It’s all down hill from here

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Photo courtesy of Santa Peak Ski and Tram/ Ski Santa Fe : Sandia Peak Ski area in Albuquerque is only a four hour drive from Clovis. The Associated Press Some New Mexico skiers will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend on the slopes thanks to a combination of early season snow and cold temperatures, which […]

KGB: A dangerous game of hide and seek?

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CNJ illustration: Rick White, Eric Kluth By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Police say newest teen rage is unsafe; players say it keeps them out of trouble. The streets, alleys and lawns of Clovis serve as the playing fields. The players are high schoolers, college students and young adults. The point is to go undetected […]

Clovis boy killed in accident: mom charged

CNJ staff Clovis boy is dead and his mother faces a charge of homicide by vehicle following a one-car rollover early Wednesday morning 20 miles east of Roswell. Jose Alejandro Perez was killed when he was ejected from a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am driven by his mother, according to officials with the New Mexico State […]

Time marked on highway of life

Grant McGee It’s time for bifocals. At least that’s what the eye doctor told me last week. My distance vision is still pretty good with my glasses on but my close vision is shot. People have been giving me a hard time about it anyway. “Why are you wearing your glasses like an old man?” […]

Main Street pursuit ends without injury

CNJ STAFF A vehicle pursuit through town ended without injury Wednesday afternoon at the corner of Second and Sheldon streets, where a Clovis man was arrested amid an array of police and area onlookers. Edgar Perales, 41, brother of Curry County Commissioner Ed Perales, is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer; aggravated fleeing […]

Someone stop the out-of-control bikes

Letters to the editor Help! My once quiet and peaceful neighborhood has been overrun with motorcycles. A group is riding racing bikes down the street. Those drivers have to see how fast they can go the three blocks in front of my house. They literally scream down the street. Then I have a few Harley […]

Clovis senior recovers from car accident

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Clovis senior Jessica Wymore was in a coma at the beginning of the school year after an auto accident. She graduated Saturday with honors. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A few months ago, Jessica Wymore never thought she’d be able to graduate with her Clovis High School class […]

Police Blotter 5/6

Clovis police investigated a shots-fired incident at their own offices about 4:15 p.m. April 29. Sometime between the evening of April 28 and morning of April 29, someone shot bullets through windows at the 300 block of Connelly, leaving bullet holes or bullet marks in three rooms of the station. Officers reported they have no […]

Splash! Subaru sinkeroo

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New Mexico State Police search and rescue divers Sgt. Robert Gomez and officer Ben Hazen help guide a white Subaru Loyale through the water at Chavez Park Tuesday evening. (CNJ photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina, CNJ STAFF WRITER Children watch as vehicle ends up at bottom of lake. A Clovis man faces drunken […]

Police Blotter 4/7

About 2 p.m. Thursday, police received a be-on-the-lookout order for a blue GMC Sierra pickup. Officers noticed the truck and the driver passing the Magistrate Court building. After being stopped, the man told police that he was drunk and he failed field sobriety tests. However, when the man was taken to the county jail for […]

Police Blotter 3/31

Staff at the Children, Youth and Families Division called police about 8:30 a.m. Thursday to report that a client believed her husband has been storing child pornography on their home computer and sexually molesting her 12-year-old daughter. The mother reported that her husband has left her and she has obtained a restraining order against her […]

Fighting drugged driving laudable, but tactics aren’t

Freedom Newspapers When the Founding Fathers set up our federal government they envisioned a system under which the national government was responsible for things that concerned all the states and would be difficult if not impossible for the individual states to handle themselves. This covered such issues as waging war and taxing imports. The national […]

Police Blotter 3/17

About 6:30 p.m. March 9, staff at a Clovis alternative school called police regarding a client punching holes in the walls. Police said they would refer the case to the probation officer of the 16-year-old girl, and school staff said they would take the matter up with the school director. • • • Shortly after noon […]