Records show jail policy violated in inmate’s death

Freedom New Mexico Curry County jail officials violated jail policy when they left an inmate who hanged himself alone for more than an hour on Sept. 26, records show. Aaron Quinones was left alone in a private cell for one hour and 18 minutes, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said last week. Jail policy, obtained […]

Weekly update — Sept. 25

Trial postponed in 2008 slaying The first-degree murder trial of Aaron Quinones, accused of killing 52-year-old Elizabeth McAdams in her Clovis home on Dec. 20, 2008, is being postponed. Quinones was scheduled to begin trial on Monday, but Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said the trial is being postponed until a date to be […]

Quinones hoping Zias will have strong finish

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The 2008 softball season hasn’t been what Eastern New Mexico University’s Rebecca Quinones and her teammates had envisioned. Quinones, a 5-foot-2 sophomore second baseman from Gilbert, Ariz., has personally done all right. She’s posted a .361 batting average and leads the Zias in doubles (17) and RBIs […]

ENMU sweeps softball awards

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Sophomore second baseman Rebecca Quinones has been named the Lone Star Conference South Division’s hitter of the week in softball while junior pitcher Natalie Woodside earned pitcher of the week honors after the Zias (8-3) completed a six-game home sweep against College of the Southwest, New Mexico Highlands and Oklahoma […]

ENMU softball team rolls to easy wins

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU pitcher Brittany Regalado tries to make the tag on College of the Southwest runner Katie Harrison in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. Harrison scored on the play, but the Zias swept the doubleheader 11-3 and 28-0. CNJ staff PORTALES — Sophomore second baseman Rebecca […]

Zias bounce back for split with Abilene Christian

CNJ staff PORTALES — Give the Eastern New Mexico University softball team credit for bouncing back. Abilene Christian rode a nine-run seventh inning to beat the Zias 17-8 the first game of their Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. ENMU rallied behind five RBIs from freshman second baseman Rebecca Quinones and […]

Zias win twice in WT softball event

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Junior Nicole Dickson and freshman Kristen Cruickshank pitched complete games as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team won twice on Friday in the Lady Buff Invitational. Dickson pitched a four-hit shutout and Rebecca Quinones squeezed home the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth in a 6-0 victory over […]

Zias sign four softball recruits

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Armando Quiroz has announced the signing, during the fall early signing period, of four incoming freshmen from Arizona to letters of intent for the 2006-07 school year. They are Michelle Anderson, a catcher and third baseman from Sierra Vista (Buena H.S.); Alexandra May Otis, a […]

Getting the most bang for your GI buck

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Airman planning to use their Montgomery GI Bill can realize a 2,900 percent return on their initial investment. Janet Taylor-Birkey Planning makes school bill an investor’s financial delight There are few ways to gain a 2,900 percent return on an investment, but tapping into Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) benefits may allow military personnel to see […]

Man charged in dealership fire: Cops and Courts

A Clovis man appeared in Curry County Magistrate Court on Thursday to face charges he set the Bender Chevrolet dealership aflame on Oct. 23. Aaron Quinones, 20, of Clovis, was arrested on Nov. 23 after detectives with the Clovis Police Department matched shoe prints taken from the scene with Quinones’ shoes, court records show. Assistant […]