Woods, James

James Woods Service: Have been held. Lt. Colonel James Jerry Woods (Ret.), 48, died Sunday, June 26, 2005 in Doha, Qatar. He was born Dec. 2, 1956, in South Ruislip, England. He served in the Army for 21 years and wore the Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Pathfinder Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, and earned his Combat […]

6/28 BRAC letters to the editor

Sen. Harden’s efforts deserve kudos How great it felt Friday morning to participate in Operation: Keep Cannon. We stood on the curb waving flags to communicate with Base Realignment and Closure commissioners how grateful the city is that they were holding a hearing here. The majority of Clovis’ citizens hope that our efforts will prove […]

Ticket process for BRAC hearing finalized

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Guidelines for next week’s Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing in Clovis have been cemented by local leaders, who have set strict guidelines for public appearance and conduct at the meeting where New Mexico congressional delegates, members of the Committee of Fifty, and DLA Piper will fight to keep […]

Clovis police crackdown nets 40 arrests

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis Police Department operation that focused on gang members and repeat criminal offenders resulted in 40 arrests Friday and Saturday, according to a department press release. The operation was part of a Clovis Safe Summer initiative. “Physically taking 40 drug users and gang members off the streets in […]

Cops and courts: De Baca probable cause hearing set

A probable cause hearing to determine if allegations against De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves warrant a recall election is June 20-22 in Fort Sumner, according to district court officials. The original hearing was set for March. Continuances were granted by Judge Joe Parker, and the trial was rescheduled for a later date. The last […]

California company selects Muleshoe for dairy calf operation

By Marlena Martz: CNJ Correspondent Dairy farmers in eastern New Mexico and West Texas currently rely on small calving operations, partnerships and personal efforts to keep their herds stocked. But that may soon change. Fullmer Cattle Co. of California plans to build a 75,000-head calving operation in Muleshoe that would have the company raising dairy […]

Military Digest 5/3

Walters Army Pvt. Tim L. Walters has arrived at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md., to complete the track vehicle mechanic advanced individual training course. Walters is a 1999 graduate of Clovis High School Ship dropped two bombs in Fallujah Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Beau T. Altman, whose wife, Jaelynn, is the daughter of Malinda […]

Five stores caught in tobacco operation

By Darrell Todd Maurina Two Melrose businesses were caught in a tobacco sting operation conducted Tuesday by officers from the Special Investigations Division of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. According to a press release from Agent D. Ledezma-Pinon, the underage tobacco compliance operation targeted rural areas of Curry, De Baca, and Guadalupe counties. […]

Radio debate tonight

CNJ STAFF Candidates for mayor and the City Commission will discuss the issues at 6 tonight in a forum on radio stations KTQM, 99.9 FM, and KWKA, 680 AM. Participating in the forum will be mayoral candidates Raymond Atchley, David Lansford and Stephen Muscato, and Commission candidates Randy Crowder, Jack Twite, Fred Van Soelen, Len […]

Cheese plant construction to begin

By Glen Seeber Ground breaking for the Southwest Cheese plant will be Feb. 6, Alan McEntee said Friday night at the conclusion of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet. “It’s been a lot of months of hard work, coming to this point,” said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. […]

Operation Santa Claus delights kids, cops

By Darrell Todd Maurina Uniformed police officers knocking on Curry County doors around Christmas won’t always be serving warrants, investigating crimes, or otherwise making life difficult for lawbreakers. For 23 years, the Clovis Police Department has worked with other law enforcement agencies in Curry County to sponsor “Operation Santa Claus,” a program to make sure […]

Truck hijacking in ’83 was comedy of errors

Don McAlavy The 1983 hijacking of a tractor-trailer truck loaded with 38,550 pounds of meat should have been made into a Hollywood comic-action movie by now. The hijacking of the meat truck in Friona, Texas, was not funny, but the incident became comic when an assorted cast of characters brought the meat truck into Curry […]

Denying the past and the future

By Clyde Davis On the coastline of New Jersey, there is a long barrier island chain with some parts submerged, creating the illusion that these are separate. These islands lie anywhere from 100 yards to 2 miles offshore, with bridges providing periodic access. One section of these islands begins across from the town of Red […]

Clovis liquor establishments stung

By Gary Mitchell A minor working with area law officers was able to purchase alcoholic beverages from half of the Clovis businesses he visited on Saturday, the Department of Public Safety says. The man, 20, was able to purchase alcohol in eight of the 16 businesses he visited, officials said. “This is not good,” said […]