County jail short on command staff

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File photo Lois Bean took over as administrator of the Curry County Adult Detention Center in December By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Three officers have resigned from the Curry County Detention Center in the last two weeks, leaving a lean command staff. Administrator Lois Bean said the officers — the assistant administrator, a captain […]

Lyrics explain where words fail

clyde_davis@yahoo.com The year was 1986, and I hit the road early that morning, leaving northeastern Ohio for Columbus, the center of the state, and Ohio’s state capital. August and State Fair time, but this was only tangential to my reason for going. By now most of the country had jumped on the fan train for […]

Local food bank discards recalled items

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sheila Ferreira, left, Patricia Weist, middle, and Nancy Taylor of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico pack up any food items on a 16-page list containing peanut paste, which was part of a national recall. CNJ staff The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has thrown out about 15 […]

Animal euthanasia: Lethal injection

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer I got the call as I was leaving the shelter — a woman had called and told Dr. Glenn Keim’s staff her dog had bitten a neighbor’s child and he needed to be euthanized. “He bit a little girl,” Keim told me in the waiting room before his patient […]

Melrose police chief leaving

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The village of Melrose’s lone law enforcement officer has submitted his resignation. Police Chief Lee Ferguson, who submitted his resignation April 7, said he has accepted a deputy position with the Parmer County Sheriff’s Department. Ferguson said his final day as chief will be April 25. “I just feel […]

Grady gas station gone

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Red Rock Oil Co. on Monday removed its fuel pumps in Grady, leaving the northern Curry County village without a fueling station. The nearest place to buy fuel is San Jon or Clovis, more than 30 miles away. Red Rock Oil owner Darrell Cook said he reluctantly shut operations […]

Aug. 6, 1984

The front page of the Clovis News-Journal reported that movie star Richard Burton had died at the age of 58 from a brain hemorrhage. … An expanded mission had prompted a Cannon Air Force Base squadron to change its name from 2040th Communication Squadron to 2040th Information Systems Squadron. … David Dodson of Clovis, head […]

Clovis woman arrested for leaving infant in vehicle

CNJ staff A 37-year-old Clovis woman was arrested Saturday after she left her 2-month-old baby in a vehicle last week while she faxed documents at a local office store, according to police. Maria Terrones is charged with felony child abuse, a press release from the Clovis Police Department said. A passerby noticed the infant in […]

Vehicular homicide trial delayed

CNJ Staff The jury trial for Joe Martinez Jr., accused of killing Bobby Lynn Sandoval while trying to flee Clovis police on July 4, 2003, has been postponed until Nov. 15. Jury selection was slated to begin Monday in District Judge Stephen Quinn’s courtroom, but defense attorneys for Martinez had the trial continued due to […]