Portales police arrest six in drug bust

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Local police conducted drug-bust operations on Thursday night, which led to the arrests of six individuals, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Berry said Portales police officers worked with deputies from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department on drug raids, which began shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday. “Most of the narcotics […]

Summer safety: Police declare Operation Safe Summer successful

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A first-year program aimed at keeping seat belts secured, driver’s sober and gangs in check was a success, according to local law enforcement officials. Lasting from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the multi-pronged Operation Safe Summer focused on traffic safety and gang activity, according to Lt. James Schoeffel of […]

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. […]