Head Rattler axed

In case you missed it: Longtime Tucumcari football coach Dub Smith says he’s been fired. Smith, the Rattlers’ head coach for 10 years, led the team to the state Class 2A title in 2002. Tucumcari was 5-6 last year. http://www.qcsunonline.com/news/coach_5981___article.html/football_rattlers.html • • • Sometimes, you can get something for nothing. Admission is free at Sunday’s […]

April 4, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. Saturday an officer was flagged down in the 1500 block of Mabry Drive. The driver of a vehicle said one of his passengers had been injured by a beer bottle thrown into his window. He said he had stopped […]

EPCOG head reinstated following investigation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Man recovering from head injuries

CNJ Staff A Clovis man is recovering from traumatic head injuries after he was attacked at a local bar Saturday morning, police records show. Jordan Romero, 22, was struck in the back of the head by an unknown suspect outside Kelley’s Bar and Grill around 1:30 a.m. Romero’s skull was fractured, and he was airlifted […]

3-5-08 Police blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 a.m. Friday officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of Sycamore Street. A man said he heard several shots and went to check his sister’s residence next door because […]

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Sadie

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Name: Sadie About: Sadie is very cuddly and sleeps under the covers with her head on a pillow. Her favorite food is pumpkin. Maybe that’s why her fur is orange. Owner: Cortney Graham

Tractor trailer, vehicle collide

CNJ staff A three-car accident Wednesday morning a mile west of Texico on U.S. 60/70/84 backed up traffic for around three hours, State Police Officer Ramon Borjas said. The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m., Borjas said. There were no serious injuries, he said. Borjas said a 30-year-old Clovis man was driving westbound in a Dodge […]

Beating suspect turns himself over to police

CNJ Staff A Clovis man accused of beating his wife with a metal rod turned himself in to police Monday, according to police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Romeo Sierra, 60, is being held on a $10,000 bond, according to Curry County Adult Detention Center officials. Sierra is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, false […]

Migrant school offers seasonal instruction

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Betty Gonzales of Uvalde, Texas, leads her class during circle time at the Texas Migrant Council Head Start. By helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Every July, a sometimes empty schoolhouse on Sheldon Street in Clovis becomes busy as children from South Texas and surrounding areas migrate here with their families and […]

Detention center incident on tape

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Surveillance video viewed by investigators does not support allegations a detention officer caused head injuries to an inmate at the Curry County Jail Monday, officials said. During a disruption in a pod at the jail, inmate Benito Valdez violently resisted guards when asked to relinquish a broom, Curry County […]

Inmate incident investigated

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Curry County jail official said two inmates received medical treatment following an incident Monday that involved detention officers. Detention Center Chief Deputy Warden Audrey Barriga said the incident is being investigated by the Curry County Sheriff’s office. Barriga said there was a “situation” on Monday morning that involved […]

ENMU elevates interim softball coach

CNJ staff PORTALES — Amber Daniel came to the Eastern New Mexico University softball program as a graduate assistant in 2005, but in two of the last three campaigns she has taken over head coaching duties during the season. On Thursday, ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Daniel has been hired to coach the Zias […]

Stealing not worth it — that’s the truth

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were in Truth or Consequences the other weekend. One place we visited was a secondhand store. In places like this I look for old music and bicycle parts. She looks at everything. So I usually finish first. While she continued to search for […]

Video message makes brother’s birthday

By Grant McGee: Local columnist My sister-in-law called not too long ago. She was planning a surprise birthday party for my brother and wanted us to be there. It was his 60th birthday and she wanted it to be a family event. She wanted to make it work, make it happen. My brother lives all […]

Public apologies don’t right all wrongs

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Christians observed Ash Wednesday last week as the beginning of the six-week Lenten season, which precedes Easter. The manner in which this is observed may vary from place to place, and among denominations. I would venture to say that all Catholic communities, some liturgical Protestant communities and “others” mark this […]

Trial postponed

By CNJ Staff Due to inclement weather, the first-degree murder trial of a 31-year-old Clovis man scheduled Monday was postponed until today. Robert “Pelon” Macias is accused of shooting Wilfred Salas Jr., 19, in the head early in the morning of Jan. 15, 2006, as Salas drove on Merriwether Street. Salas was found with a […]

Commissioners endorse jail plan

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A corrective action plan put in place in the aftermath of an inmate escape last month earned the stamp of approval of the Curry County Commission. Warden Leslie Johnson detailed policy and procedural changes during Wednesday’s Curry County Commission meeting, which include mandatory visual head counts and better documentation. […]

Jan. 10, 1972

A woman at 305 W. Yucca reported someone stole two hubcaps from her vehicle. … Glenn Ash, a “hilariously funny one man riot,” was preparing to perform at the Holiday Inn’s Red Carpet Lounge. … Gary Campbell, a 1956 Clovis High graduate, was playing the assistant district attorney on the television drama “Secret Storm.” The […]

Officials: Inmate uses dummy to escape

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A jail inmate slipped through a broken door after he stuffed his bed with blankets, creating a dummy to fool guards during a head count, according to Curry County Adult Detention and court documents filed Tuesday. Guadalupe Rodriguez — an inmate tasked with kitchen duties — escaped sometime Saturday […]