Meetings will address possible state budget cuts

CNJ staff The prospect of looming budget cuts by the Legislature has prompted Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm to schedule a series of meetings with local and state officials. Penny Bailey, communication specialist for the school district, said Seidenwurm will be meeting with government officials, business leaders and members of the ministerial alliance beginning Monday […]

Open meeting set to discuss Gidding Street post office closure

Freedom New Mexico The postal service is holding an open house meeting to seek public feedback and discuss the possible consolidation of Clovis’ Gidding Street post office. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 16 at 417 Gidding Street. In April, postal officials said the Gidding office was being considered for […]

DNA process should become routine in court

Freedom New Mexico It is possible to see both sides in the difficult case of District Attorney’s Office v. Osborne, in which a divided U.S. Supreme Court recently decided this particular defendant did not have a post-conviction constitutional right to get access to evidence in the state’s possession so he could conduct his own DNA […]

Tucumcari woman shot four times with BB gun

Freedom New Mexico A 49-year-old Tucumcari woman was shot with a BB gun in the arm, wrist and back about 1 p.m. Friday, Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. She was transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital where X-rays showed four BBs lodged beneath her skin, Hatcher said. Hatcher said the victim told officers four […]

State police: Clovis girl killed in vehicle rollover north of Melrose

CNJ staff An 11-year-old Clovis girl was killed when her mother’s minivan rolled north of Melrose Friday night. Sonya Trujillo died at Plains Regional Medical Center, where she was taken following the crash, according to a press release from state police.

In Tribute: County farmer loved to fly

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With the possible exception of a game of golf around the world, Allen Rogers didn’t take a break from working, or writing about the work he had to do. “He never retired,” daughter Marty Lamb said. “Even before he died, he was on the lawn mower … and he […]

Jan. 13 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Jan. 2 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Prince Street for a harassment report. A teen female said she was receiving threatening phone calls from an unknown male. The girl said the male told […]

County Manager Pyle discusses jail assessment

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle answered questions regarding the future of the jail and possible options for correcting deficiencies identified through an assessment dated Sept. 1. The assessment was conducted by a detention expert with the New Mexico Association of Counties. The interview was conducted via e-mail. It has been edited for clarity and grammar. […]

Sheriff’s department investigating possible arson

An arson investigator from the Curry County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a house fire Saturday in Melrose, officials said. Firefighters were called to 516 Second St. about 8 p.m. when a neighbor noticed a fire, according to village Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling. The residents were not home when the fire started, she said. “The fire […]

State police investigating toddler death

State police said a 20-month-old boy was killed Wednesday evening in the 2300 block of South Prince Street after being hit by a vehicle. State police spokesman Lt. Rick Anglada said a vehicle was backing out of the driveway when it ran over the child. Anglada said the child died at Plains Regional Medical Center. […]