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. […]

ENMU to interview five for women’s coaching position

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is planning five on-campus interviews seeking to fill its women’s basketball coaching position following the resignation of Linden Weese last month. ENMU athletic director Jeff Geiser said Tuesday that the finalists are Texas Woman’s assistant coach Michael Madrid, La Cueva girls basketball coach Abbie Carlson, Texas-Arlington women’s […]

Mesalands board announces presidential finalists

Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College has announced four finalists for president at the two-year college. The four finalists are as follows: Larry Edwards of Oklahoma City; Jimmy Cargill of Glendive, Mont.; Veldon Law of Las Vegas, Nev. and Mildred Lovato of Albuquerque. Each candidate will tour the campus and have an interview with the […]

Dog pee dampens job interview

Sharna Johnson I’d like to begin with the disclaimer that this is a story I probably should never tell anyone, much less put in print. It’s the story of the day I got my job with the Clovis News Journal. It was a Saturday and my interview was scheduled for mid-day. Overwhelmed with nervous energy, […]

School board meeting to interview superintendent finalists

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is meeting in executive session next week to interview finalists for the position of superintendent. The meetings are 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the administration building board room. The meetings are closed to the public.

Education digest: School board to interview superintendent finalists

School board to interview superintendent finalists The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is holding six special meetings March 25 and 26 to interview finalists for the superintendent’s job. The meetings are 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 7 p.m. March 25; and 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 1 p.m. March 26 at the administration building […]

Portales couple charged with child abuse

Freedom New Mexico A Portales couple is in jail, charged with abusing their 10-year-old daughter. Mern and Athena Shepard, both 33 years old, are charged with felony abuse of a child, according to a press release from Portales police. They are being held at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on $5,000 bonds. A school referral […]

Fugitive Noe Torres calls newspaper again

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Noe Torres is wanted in connection with a 2005 homicide in Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Fugitive Noe Torres admits he was in the company of convicted child-killer Edward Salas the day 10-year-old Carlos Perez was shot. He denies being anywhere near the scene of the killing. The 29-year-old homicide suspect called a […]

County Manager Pyle discusses jail assessment

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle answered questions regarding the future of the jail and possible options for correcting deficiencies identified through an assessment dated Sept. 1. The assessment was conducted by a detention expert with the New Mexico Association of Counties. The interview was conducted via e-mail. It has been edited for clarity and grammar. […]

Interviews leave lasting impression

In my day job as an agricultural journalist I interview people. Through the years I’ve learned to study a person’s history and accomplishments before we talk. Interestingly, most of the country folks I interview are not fooled by their alleged “importance.” They’re just glad someone finally asked their opinions, and that the interviewer is actually […]

GI Bill specifics available online

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist With the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008 signed into law June 30, military members and veterans crave information on whether, when and how they will gain access to the richer education package, known also as the Webb GI Bill or the Webb-Hagel GI Bill. Keith M. Wilson, director […]

May 6, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What is it: Law and Order Special Victims Unit Where: NBC When: 8 p.m. What it’s about: A pregnant woman is found raped and dead in a house fire, and attempts to interview her fianc

A few words with Joe Yankovich

Blogger Mike Higgins has a brief interview with former Clovis Wildcat football standout Joe Yankovich.

Prosecution rests

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Roman Romero of the Clovis Police Department speaks to jurors Friday about a diagram he made of the scene in Portales where Jerry Fuller was shot and arrested on the morning of March 8, 2005. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The prosecution rested its case Friday afternoon in […]

Crime expert: Prints match Baca’s boots

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Shirley Garcia of the Department of Public Safety Crime Lab holds up a shoe print impression card for the jury Tuesday during testimony in the Richard Baca trial. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Footprints found on the shallow grave of a Portales teen match the boots the defendant in […]

First impressions matter — sometimes

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’ve had plenty of opportunities to make first impressions in my life because I’ve had so many job interviews. I’m just about an expert in the field. As they say, first impressions make lasting impressions, and yet job experts say it only takes a few seconds for these impressions to […]

Book, interview on O.J. tell all hit new low

By Freedom Newspapers And now, from the Department of How Low Will We Go?, comes news that O.J. Simpson is the subject of a two-part Fox TV interview entitled “If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened.” The former football star, who was acquitted of killing his wife and her friend, will describe how, according […]

Author remembered as friend

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers While Portales people knew him as “Jack,” the Eastern New Mexico University professor and all-around nice guy, Jack Williamson, cast a large shadow in the science fiction community. Terms and even ideas adopted by science or Hollywood often had their roots in science fiction. Williamson coined or made popular a […]

Finalist drops from CCC president race

CNJ staff One of the five finalists for the Clovis Community College president job dropped out less than 72 hours before he was scheduled to come to Clovis to interview for the position, according to college officials. Carl Heilman, president of Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., alerted college officials of his intentions to withdraw […]

EDUCATION FEATURE: Class teaches career skills

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Marshall Junior High School freshman Kyree McField will work at the Rib Crib restaurant this summer. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer By Marlena Hartz CNJ STAFF WRITER marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com For years, Keith Ingram has tried to impart his students with the career skills they need to survive in the workplace. […]