Charges pending in Muleshoe shooting

CNJ staff The Texas Department of Public Safety is releasing few details on a Friday officer-involved shooting in Muleshoe. A release from Cpl. John Gonzales of the DPS’ Lubbock office said charges are still pending from an incident that led to an exchange of gunfire between Juan Mendoza Quezada, 44, and Muleshoe Sgt. Steve Bartley, […]

Muleshoe shooting suspect remains in hospital

lzd4cn-lzd4aystevebartley.jpg

Sgt. Steve Bartley was shot twice Friday night when he reported to a domestic violence call in Muleshoe. He was treated and released from University Medical Center in Lubbock on Saturday. CNJ staff A Muleshoe man involved in a shooting incident Friday with a Muleshoe police officer is still in the hospital, according to a […]

Children’s sports all about energy

There are few things more joyful than the exuberance of little ones who are totally involved in a sport, especially if one of the children involved is your special grandchild — in this case, the female one. Sports activities for kids involve a sizable number of dedicated volunteers in the person of coaches, refs, and […]

City of Clovis settles in officer-involved fatal crash

Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis has agreed to settle a more than $1 million lawsuit involving a fatal vehicle accident involving one of its police officers. Mary Castillo was killed in the Nov. 10, 2010, accident involving former Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos. Castillo was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Edith […]

Texico officer involved in shooting back on job

Robin Fornoff A Texico police officer involved in the shooting of a 31-year-old woman is back on the job. Also on Wednesday, New Mexico State Police said their investigation into the Aug. 21 shooting of Lisa Salguero at her home is continuing and once complete, will be turned over to Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt […]

How you can be a positive sports parent

Jack Perconte Positive parenting in sports is a choice parents make that allows sports to be about kids and not about parents. Parents who are out to relive their playing careers through their kids are the source of a lot of negative parenting in sports. The choice to be positive is not easy because of […]

Realtor: Area housing market still reasonably strong

lp67gi-lp678d731marketsiteweb.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Portales Home Spot is putting in eight duplexes at Boston and Lime streets. Company employee Troy Hinton said the housing market in the area is doing well, despite a worrisome national economy, because of growth. Argen Duncan The local housing market is slower than in the past but doing better […]

Area groups involved in effort to address bovine disease

lopm2v-lopm2c722researchcowsweb.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Dairy cows eat at Alva Carter Jr.’s dairy near Muleshoe, Texas. Researchers around the country are working to find a way to lessen the impact of bovine respiratory disease, which affects dairy and beef operations. Argen Duncan The Portales and Clovis area is part of a nationwide research effort to […]

Our people: Resident enjoys helping veterans

lo1xal-lo1x8o710ourpeople1.jpg

Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Beverly Miller can be seen wearing red, white and blue nearly every day. Clovis resident Beverly Miller is involved in a number of auxiliary groups for veterans in the area and Friendship Senior Center. She said she enjoys her work and wouldn’t change it for the world. Miller, 76, can […]

Education column: Operations department installing shaded areas on schools

We have been reporting on the Clovis Municipals Schools’ Operations Department and the range of activities with which they’re involved during the summer months. In addition to the waxing and stripping of floors, shampooing of carpets, and extensive grounds maintenance, summer is also the time for construction, repairs, additions, remodeling and execution of the many […]

Our people: Music fan

libtc3-libsxk320ourpeople6.jpg

Courtesy photo Petty, middle, with Mickey Thomas, left, and Bobby Vee at the 2010 Clovis Music Festival. Clovis native Randy Petty has been working at Triangle ACE Hardware since he was 11 years old. Petty is now 47 and spends his time as general manager of ACE, a volunteer with Faith Christian Family Church and […]

Fort Sumner man shot following chase

ldr70f-ldr6xp1221shootingscene.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson At the scene of a shooting involving a De Baca County deputy and Michael Fitschen, Monday afternoon, state police vehicles lined the eastbound shoulder of U.S. 60/84 near its intersection with State Road 267. Fitschen was shot after crashing the pickup truck, right. Sharna Johnson A 23-year-old Fort Sumner man […]

Officer on way to lunch before crash

Sharna Johnson A Clovis police officer was on his way to lunch when he was involved in a fatal crash Nov. 17. Officer Stephen Gallegos radioed dispatch at 9:38 p.m. to let them know he was done at the police department and to ask if he was clear to go to lunch, according to an […]

City’s involvement not necessary

Hotel Clovis keeps turning up in the news. Is it destined to be an eyesore, a money pit, or a slum? Or will tax money be spent to demolish it? As long as government is involved, you can bet those are the only realistic outcomes. I realize the city believes it owns Hotel Clovis, but […]

Runway construction to begin Dec. 6

Kevin Wilson Officials involved with the runway expansion at the Clovis Municipal Airport hope for a boring project and much better service 10 months from now. Airport Director Steve Summers said the runway extension is expected to be complete in September 2011, with dirt work set to start Dec. 6. The runway will be extended […]

Dora man not charged in shooting

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County grand jury decided Friday not to charge a Dora man involved in the August shooting death of Kenneth Glasscock, 44, said District Attorney Matt Chandler. According to law enforcement officers, Glasscock and the other man were fighting with a weapon involved when the second man’s wife came out of […]

‘Cosby Show’ safe 80s movie remake

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Some thoughts I had while wondering if Jeff Daniels could ever land Maggie Gyllenhaal without a movie script involved: • If you draw a paycheck from an NBA team, you shouldn’t be on a panel voting for NBA awards. Why this doesn’t occur to the NBA, I don’t know. […]

State police investigating crash in Roosevelt County

Freedom New Mexico At least one person was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital after a two-vehicle accident around 8:15 p.m. Friday at N.M. 206 and South Roosevelt Road 7, said New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said the involved section of N.M. 206 was closed for the investigation as of about 9:30 p.m. […]

President’s actions don’t warrant Nobel

Freedom New Mexico To his credit, in his acceptance address, President Obama addressed several of the ironies involved in his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Peace with humility, humor and a thoughtful disquisition on the delicate relationship among conflict, war, fanaticism and peace. Although he made the best of the situation, there was […]

Western Dairy Transport lays off about 75 workers

ku20ln-123wdtofficeweb.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Western Dairy Transport’s Portales location let about 75 employees go Wednesday after a contract with Dairy Farmers of America expired. The contract accounted for about two-thirds of the business in the Clovis/Portales area, company President David Shelton said. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Western Dairy Transport in Portales laid […]