3/10 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 1 through Wednesday: • Thomas Joseph Bonin,25, to Stephanie Christine Kennedy, 22, both of Clovis. • David Van Sikes, 26, to Leslie Lynn Reid, 29, both of Clovis. • Johnny Lee Martinez, 31, to Rebecca O’Balle Hernandez, 36, both of Clovis. • Benjamin Warren […]

Balbuena, Antonio

Antonio Balbuena, 44, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at University Medical Center, Lubbock. He was born Dec. 26, 1961, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Andrea and Antonio Balbuena. He grew up in Portales where he attended school. He then began working for local dairies. On March 15, 1986, he married Donna Balbuena. He later worked for […]

Commission votes to impose burn ban

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Wednesday voted to impose a county-wide outdoor burn ban. Commissioners said the ban encompasses all types of fires, including fireworks and grills. The ban will remain in place until commissioners act to rescind it. County Road Superintendent Danny Davis asked for the ban, informing commissioners […]

City pursuing overpass funds

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Clovis city commissioners chose a railroad overpass project over three other less extensive projects to submit for a Community Development Block Grant at Thursday night’s regular commission meeting. According to commissioners, they opted for the overpass construction project because it benefits the most people in the community and has […]

Limited information helped place arrest in proper context

CNJ Editorial The newspaper came under fire last week from several readers disgusted by too much detail in our coverage of a Curry County commissioner’s felony-charge arrest by Clovis police. The readers believe we printed too much information and violated the privacy of a child of Commissioner Ed Perales. One felt the matter was private […]

Attorney: Case against commissioner dismissed

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer An independent prosecutor on Thursday dismissed the felony case against Curry County Commissioner Ed Perales, according to Perales’ attorney. Tenth Judicial District Special Prosecutor Ronald Reeves determined there was no merit to pursue Perales’ case, according to a copy of a court record provided by defense attorney Randall Harris. […]

Independent prosecutor will review commissioner’s case

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Felony charges pending against Curry County Commissioner Ed Perales will be reviewed by an independent prosecutor to avoid any potential conflict of interest, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the District Attorney’s office. Perales was arrested Sunday and charged with false imprisonment for holding his wife and […]

Commissioner charged in family dispute

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By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioner Ed Perales said an argument with his daughter and wife has been blown out of proportion. He said he did not hold his daughter and wife in a room against their will, as alleged in a police report. Perales, 40, was arrested Sunday by Clovis police […]

Clovis grows despite BRAC

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A summer swoon brought on by the announcement that Cannon Air Force Base was targeted for closure appears to be easing, according to area officials. Gross receipts taxes for the first nine months of this year are up 7.84 percent from 2005 and 36 percent from 2001. Gross receipts […]

Plans for railroad overpass due to be submitted

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Final plans for the construction of a railroad overpass on state Road 467 are due to be submitted Monday to the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Officials from the state and county road departments met Aug. 11 in Albuquerque to finalize plans for a railroad overpass that will serve […]