Woman’s death nicknamed ‘bathtub murder’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In the early afternoon hours of Saturday, June 19, 1993, concerned neighbors reported hearing a scuffle and a woman’s screams coming from a duplex at 406 S. Avenue B in Portales. Police entered an unlocked front door to find 21-year-old Catherine Elizabeth Kelton dead in a partially filled bathtub, […]

Early settler served on Territoral Senate

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist William D. McBee, full name William Dalton McBee. He was important in that he helped in the development of Melrose, Clovis and Curry County: “I was born just forty years after the Battle of San Jacinto, at Austin, Texas. My first impressions were saturated with Texas history: the massacre at […]

Early census operations starting now in local communities census workers will be visible on neighborhood streets using GPS handheld computers

The Census bureau will launch a massive operation beginning next week to verify and update more than 145 million addresses as it prepares to conduct the 2010 Census. Although the count is still a year away, workers will be going door to door, verifying addresses to ensure the accuracy of next year’s Census delivery lists.

Day of Caring Committee – 2009 project

A Day of Caring is being planned for Clovis sometime late this spring or early summer.

Police seek arrest warrant with stabbing case

Clovis detectives are seeking an arrest warrant in connection with a stabbing early Sunday morning. A Clovis man was treated at Plains Regional Medical Center after being stabbed twice, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department. A 20-year old Clovis man told police he got into a fight at a party at […]

People defined by their actions

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist My Bible reading this week brought me to a verse that I remember because I learned it early in my childhood. I didn’t understand it as a young child; Mother explained it to me in terms of plant apple seeds and from that come apple trees and then apples […]

Portales woman killed in car crash

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Kacee Lovato, 20, a Portales High graduate and aspiring singer, died in an automobile accident early Thursday morning in Roosevelt County. Lovato graduated from Portales High School in 2006. She was a singer destined to go places, according to Bill Rice, a drummer who knew Lovato through the Floyd […]

Early warm-up

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Lugene Blue and her grandsons Zachary, front, and Riley Swinney take a walk around Blue’s neighborhood. Blue said she walks daily, but the warm temperatures make them more pleasant. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Investigators seek suspects in homicide

CNJ staff Police are seeking half a dozen suspects they believe were involved in a home invasion turned homicide that claimed the life of a Honduran national in Texico last week. Elvin Osmin Orellanna Rivera died Nov. 25 from a single gunshot during a robbery at a home in the 500 block of Florence Street. […]

Emporia State too much for Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Jamaal Hadley protects the ball from Emporia State center Shang Ping on a layup attempt in the first half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Hadley scored four points in the 87-55 loss. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Emporia State took the suspense […]

Voting benefit granted to us by veterans

Freedom New Mexico Early November brings two of the key

Roosevelt County election results

The Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office reports the following preliminary election results, with 21 of 21 precincts reporting. The results also include early voting, but do not include absentee votes. These ballots include a total of 5,965 voters. Straight party ballots included 914 Democrat and 1150 Republican. Totals do not include early and absentee votes, which […]

Early voting heavy

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Jill Whitehead, center, passes out absentee ballot to board members Monday, to verify that the ballots meet New Mexico qualifications. According to Beni Dampier, Curry County election coordinator, more people cast early votes this year than in 2004. CNJ Staff As the polls open today, officials said about 40 percent […]

Don’t put much faith in early polls

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Finally it’s here — Election Day. It seems we’ve been embroiled in this presidential campaign

Casting your vote only half of work

Freedom New Mexico We get up early, take time off work or set out after we’ve punched the clock. We stand in line. Soon after that — depending on the line, of course — the big moment arrives. But getting to the voting booth is only half the story. Once we’re there, things truly get […]

Parmer, Bailey counties report increases in early voting

CNJ staff Election officials in Paramour and Bailey counties said they are seeing a significant increase in early voting. Early voting in Parmer County has increased about a 50 percent increase, according to Deputy Clerk Gerri Bowers. More than 300 voters so far have taken advantage of early voting, she said Tuesday. In Bailey County, […]

Combined Federal Campaign kicks-off

By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th SOW Public Affairs The 2008 Combined Federal Campaign season is underway, following its official launch here on Oct. 16. The CFC, which began in the early 1960s, is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, and there are more than 300 CFC campaigns throughout the world […]

Oct. 24 Cannon Community

Early voting — Registered voters residing in Curry and Roosevelt counties can vote early at the following locations and times: Curry County: • Curry County Courthouse — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 700 N. Main St., Suite 7. Through Nov. 1. • North Plains Mall (across from recruiters’ offices) — Noon to […]

Early voting detracts from Election Day

Freedom New Mexico Thousands of votes will be cast in eastern New Mexico before Election Day in less than two weeks. More than 20 percent of Clovis voters cast ballots early in the municipal election in March and, through Saturday, more than 1,200 from Curry County have already voted this time. Early voting, which began […]

Cats beat Cibola 21-14

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Stefan Mills rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns as Clovis beat Cibola 21-14 on Friday in a non-district game at Milne Stadium. Mills’ 1-yard run midway through the third quarter snapped at 14-14 halftime tie and turned out to be the game winner Cibola (3-4) tied the game just […]