Tucumcari officer charged with breaking and entering

CMI staff An off-duty Tucumcari police officer charged with breaking and entering and criminal damage to property surrendered Monday to New Mexico State Police in Tucumcari, said State Police Lt. Lance Bateman. Bateman said Pete Vargas, 32, was taken into custody at 1:30 p.m. at the Quay County Magistrate Court. Bateman said Vargas was processed […]

Education column: School entering new year with big project

We’re about to begin a new year and somehow the prospect of a clean slate, a new beginning, fills us with hope and anticipation. One of our own new beginnings in the Clovis school district is the completion of a new addition at La Casita Elementary. A new beginning for our La Casita staff and […]

Investigator recounts defendant’s interview

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Deputy District Attorney Donna Mowrer, left, and Victim Advocate Janemarie Vander Dussem leave the Roosevelt County Courthouse in high winds Thursday after the third day of DeAngelo Montoya’s murder trial. A forensic DNA expert, a pathologist and one of the investigators who interviewed the boy after Angel Vale’s murder testified. […]

DBIDS registration mandatory for base access

By 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Beginning Nov. 1, everybody who has an identification card to allow them access to the base will have to be registered in the Defense Biometrics Identification System to gain entrance. Anyone who is not registered on that date will be directed to the Visitor Control Center for registration, […]

DeHoyos among seven entering ENMU Hall of Honors

CNJ staff PORTALES — Former Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Gabe DeHoyos is among seven people scheduled to be inducted into the ENMU Hall of Honors during a banquet set for 11 a.m. on Aug. 28 at the campus Union Building. DeHoyos currently is pitching for the Salt Lake Bees, the Triple-A affiliate for the […]

Letters to the editor: Fair Book outlines show entries

Fair Book outlines show entries The members of Encanto Garden Club of Clovis would like to inform our community about entering exhibits at this year’s Curry County Fair, which falls on the week of Aug. 16. The Curry County Fair Association publishes an annual Fairbook that gives a schedule of events, general information, rules and […]

Police: Witnesses aid woman after robbery

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police say witnesses came to the aid of a Clovis woman robbed Friday morning, chasing and holding the suspect until officers arrived. Rondy Q. McDonald, 24, was arrested for robbery and taken to Curry County jail. Around 10 a.m. a woman was entering Allsups at Grand Avenue and Prince Street when […]

ID checks for Chavez West Housing start

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron will establish an entry control point into Chavez West housing starting on June 1. A 100 percent identification check will be conducted. Delays entering the housing area during peak hours can be expected. This measure is designed to enhance the safety for military […]

Information on re-entering workforce features on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on women re-entering the workforce, collar applications and making quick and nutritious dips will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lance Heft, a businessman, author and entrepreneur, has written a book titled “Your Turn to Win.” Heft will talk about tips […]

Local schools aim to assist military

By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Balancing many responsibilities, immature classmates, a lack of structure. All these challenges, and maybe more, face military personnel and their spouses entering college after or during their time of service. However, both Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College offer help for dealing with these situations. Eastern New Mexico […]

After-school program teaches folklorico dance

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jessica Lopez and her partner Alejandro Chacon twirl and twist to folklorico music at La Casita Elementary School’s Folklorico Dance Club. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Entering Christy Van Hoose’s classroom after 3 p.m. on a folklorico day is like walking into a crowded dance club. The students twirl […]

Sept. 7, 2008 Cops and Courts

Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a 56-year-old Clovis man who was arrested in June for attempted breaking and entering after he tried to retrieve his bank card from an ATM machine with a pocket knife. “The whole situation? Oh man, how should I put this. I guess I would say that justice was served because […]

Police: Senior citizen traps alleged burglar

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers An 85-year-old city resident took law enforcement into his own hands, capturing a teen at gunpoint Tuesday during an attempted robbery. When police arrived at the home just before 7 a.m., they found Alton Tillman pointing a handgun at a 16-year-old boy who was standing against a wall, a police […]

It’s almost fair time again

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist The time is coming, and will soon be upon us, to get ready for the Curry County Fair. For some of you, that means nurturing a special vegetable or flower for the gardening competition. For others, it means a needlepoint project. And yet others, it involves figuring out which vehicle […]