Jerrica’s first day out

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Seven-week-old Jerrica was made available for public viewing for the first time Tuesday at Hillcrest Park Zoo. Jerrica, who was born at the zoo, was placed in exhibit next to her mother, Jael. Assistant Zoo Director Mark Yannotti said, “I’ve never seen it this busy in all of my 26 […]

Official: Officer shot will not be placed on leave

CNJ staff An investigator with the Texas Department of Public Safety made a visit Wednesday to Muleshoe as part of the investigation into an officer-involved shooting Friday night. Cpl. John Gonzales of the DPS’ Lubbock office said Sgt. Steve Bartley, 35, of the Muleshoe police, who was shot twice, will not be placed on paid […]

Portales deputy chief placed on leave; department reviewing policies

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File photo Lonnie Berry, who was promoted to deputy chief in 2009, headed the “Santa Cop” program, in which police gather toys for kids, since its inception in 1998. By David Stevens: Editor Portales’ deputy police chief is on paid administrative leave and the department is reviewing its policies and procedures related to paperwork, Chief […]

Montana woman acquires Confederate headstone for great-great grandfather

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Courtesy photo Donna Scott stand next to the unmarked grave of her great-great grandfather Alfred Shelby at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Thomas Garcia The grave of Civil War veteran Alfred Shelby has been without a headstone 97 years. His great-great granddaughter Donna Scott decided that was long enough. Scott said she recently gained approval […]

CATS taking after-school reservations

CNJ staff Clovis Area Transit System will begin taking reservations 7 a.m. Friday for after-school transport for the upcoming school year. All reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Routes will be determined based on reservations placed at each school and available drivers, and extra reservations will be placed on a waiting list. No transportation […]

Veteran title honor to hold

Clyde Davis I placed it up there on Facebook and got some comments — many weren’t positive, considering what I put up wasn’t particularly contentious. It was simply a Veterans Day posting. Whereas many say to the veteran,”Thank you for serving,” I thought it might make sense to say, at least from one veteran, “Thank […]

Let’s remember our nation’s veterans

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist At the time that I went through my second phase of Army Officer training as a chaplain, the home of the Army Chaplain Corps was Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. Among other advantages, this placed us very near the Atlantic Coast or, as they say in Jersey, “de shoare.” One day […]

Median placed near Texas Street

CNJ staff A concrete median has been placed in front of Texas Street along North Prince Street through Tuesday. Barricades will remain in place through Saturday. The entrance on Texas Street will become a right-in/right-out to minimize traffic buildup. Northbound traffic is asked to use Arizona Street or the signal located at the intersection Colonial […]

Tucumcari police chief placed on leave

By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico

Hunters spark Pantex lockdown

AMARILLO (AP) — Two goose hunters caused a security lockdown at the nation’s only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly plant near Amarillo. Carson County Sheriff Tam Terry says two hunters were spotted Friday about two miles south of the Pantex site by some employees as they headed to work. The employees reported the hunters to […]