Clovis man gets 19 years for baby death

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced today to 19 years imprisonment for the death of a 9-month old child, according to a press release from District Attorney Matt Chandler. Leroy “Roy” Jaramillo, 44, was convicted Jan. 25 of child abuse resulting in death. The sentence Jaramillo received was the maximum allowed by law, according […]

Mark left by printer will never be erased

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist In 1902 “Big Mama” Whiteman, a widow, left Clarksville, Texas, and homesteaded southwest of Portales. At this time Levi J. Whiteman was 15 years old, one of four children. A good friend of Levi’s, Gilbert Terry back in Texas, talked Levi into going into the mail-order business. Yes, two 15-year-old […]

Man convicted in Clovis baby death

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis jury deliberated for approximately two hours Friday before returning a guilty verdict against Leroy “Roy” Jaramillo for the 2004 death of a 9-month-old Clovis baby, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. The baby, Cristyan Ibarra, died on Oct. 15, 2004, in a Lubbock hospital from extensive […]

Local Roundup: City holding press conference

By Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis will hold a press conference this morning regarding a city event this weekend, and Mayor David Lansford’s political intentions for the 2008 election cycle, according to a city press release. In 2004, Lansford won his third term as mayor, earning 73 percent of the votes in a […]

Press malfunction delays deliveries, limits color

Ray Sullivan: Publisher To our readers: Early this morning , major press problems occurred just as the night crew was printing today’s Portales and Clovis papers. It was soon followed by another mechanical problem, so we printed the papers in black and white for today. We apologize to our customers whose papers were delivered late, […]

Education Digest: Lockwood scores earn $6,000 grant

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Lockwood Elementary will receive a $6,000 New Mexico Department of Public Education grant for showing an improvement in math and reading proficiency, according to a press release from Secretary of Education Veronica Garcia. The Department of Public Education awarded about $1.5 million to 89 schools that showed reading and […]

Clovis man dies in cycle crash

CNJ STAFF A 41-year-old Clovis man died early Sunday morning when the motorcycle he was riding hit a utility pole at Second and Norris streets. Bruce Monroe died at the scene, officials said. A police press release said Monroe was not wearing a helmet and “alcohol is suspected of being a factor due to the […]

Cops and Courts: Burglar takes family’s Chihuahua puppy

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police are seeking information on a May burglary where a family pet was taken, according to a press release. Around 1 p.m. May 22 several items were taken from a residence near Sandia Elementary School. Also taken was 6-month-old Daisy, a 5-pound, tricolor Chihuahua puppy. The family is offering […]

NCAA wrong in limiting event coverage

By Freedom Newspapers The National Collegiate Athletic Association is applying 20th-century thinking to 21st-century news events, tossing the constitutional right of a free press as it tossed a reporter from the press box at a college baseball tournament. The offense? Blogging. The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reported one of its sports reporters, Brian Bennett, was […]

Powell

Air Force Senior Airman Richard B. Powell has been named First Term Airman of the Year by the Air Force Sergeant’s Association, Division 16 (Europe), according to a press release from Army & Air Force Hometown News. He is the son of Bobby R. and Deborah L. Powell of Clovis. The airman is a 1998 […]