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 […]