Test shows Thomas under legal limit

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CNJ File Photo Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas was arrested Aug. 3 and charged with driving under the influence and open container. A blood test showed Thomas’s blood alcohol content was .04 percent, half the state’s legal limit. Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas’ blood alcohol level was half the legal limit the night he was […]

After one year, highway paving problematic again

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A section of New Mexico Highway 206 between Portales and Dora is experiencing a significant deterioration of its pavement even though the highway was repaved less than a year ago. Residents, who regularly drive the road, say a section near Portales has become progressively worse over the spring and summer. […]

Road to recovery

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Niki Bowers sands drywall Friday at Anastacio Urioste’s home. Kingswood United Methodist Church is assisting the Uriostes in rebuilding their home after it was damaged by the March tornado. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Anastacio Urioste sat in what was left of his living room the day after a […]

Street smoothing complete

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleConstruction crews worked in the night on North Prince Street as part of a two-month project to refurbish the heavily traveled thoroughfare. Crews are expected to start a painting project Tuesday. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer Betty Johnson may be 73 years old, but she considers herself completely self-sufficient. The […]

Delayed Prince Street paving to begin Tuesday

A scheduling conflict has delayed the paving project on North Prince Street, according to New Mexico Department of Transportation project manager Raymond Reeves. Reeves said the state highway project to resurface North Prince from Commerce Way to Llano Estacado Boulevard has been rescheduled to begin Tuesday. It was scheduled to begin more than three weeks […]

June 4, 2006 Honors

The following Clovis Community College students graduated May 12. Associate of arts Rachel Gama, Philippa Holmes, Raquel Sierra Soto, Dolores Gumm, Linda Robles, Dominque Corsey, Maria Alfaro, Jessica Allison, Steven Anderson, Sierra Bard, Summer Black, Terry Brigham, Felecia Cantwell, Mary Drake, Stacy Frederick, Crystal Garcia, Bonnie Gillespie, Jorde Hamilton, Michelle Hughes, Alissa Jones, Elizabeth Ledezma, […]

Working dogs at Ag Expo

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Sooner, a border collie, works to get a sheep back with the rest of the herd at Raymond Reeve’s house on U.S. Highway 60/84. (File photo) By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Raymond Reeves didn’t have a special fondness for dogs the first 40 or so years of his life until he was give a border […]

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. […]

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James P. Reeves Services: Have been held. James P. Reeves, 60, of Lubbock, died April 4, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born on April 13, 1944, in Duncan, Okla. He resided in Clovis, where he owned and operated Sunshine Dry Cleaners. He lived in Lubbock for the last 25 years and was the owner and […]

Newmans left lasting impression

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom newspapers Portales said its collective farewell Friday to Odis and Doris Newman. The Newmans loved to eat breakfast at McDonald’s with a group o f friends six times a week, and they loved to play marbles and dominoes at the Senior Citizens Center. But most of the funeral service was dedicated […]

Veteran Clovis officer ends career

Cops and courts The second in command at the Clovis Police Department has retired from the force after more than 30 years. Deputy Chief R.E. “Bart” Bartosiewicz said his last official day will be Friday, but he’s on vacation until then. “I’m tired of the (bull) and everything else that goes along with it. I’m […]

DuBose, Gloria

Gloria DuBose Services: Have been held. Mrs. Gloria Jean DuBose, 57, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 30, 1947, in Fairfield, Ill., to Gaylord and Virginia Jones Singleterry. She was a longtime Clovis resident. She married Alvin DuBose in September of 1986. […]

Clovis youth group reaches out

By Darrell Todd Maurina For members of the youth group at Kingswood United Methodist Church, running a vacation Bible school program this summer on a Navajo reservation was like nothing they’d seen. In July, nine members of the church’s youth group traveled to Pinedale, a spread-out Navajo community in northwest New Mexico, about 30 miles […]

Alliance recruiting drama performer

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis Christian Ministerial Alliance decided Thursday morning to bring a man to Clovis who recites the entire Gospel of John from memory as part of a drama presentation. Brad Sherrill, the presenter, is coming on Sept. 18 to Sandia Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque and the Rev. Brad Reeves of Kingswood […]

Ex-Hound opts for family over football

By Ferron Lucero Editor’s note: This a periodic feature catching up with former area athletes. Injuries and a desire to be closer with family led former Eastern New Mexico University standout Conrad Hamilton to retire from the NFL two years ago. A two-time NCAA Division II All-American defensive back at Eastern, Hamilton played five seasons […]

New assistant DA hired

Cops and Courts The 9th Judicial District has hired a new assistant district attorney to replace Matt Chandler, who is running against District Attorney Brett Carter in the June Republican primary. Michelle Olszta Reeves, 54, started March 1. She joins four assistant district attorneys in Clovis and two in Portales, not counting Carter’s own role […]

Gallegos, Domingo

Domingo Gallegos Services: Have been held. Domingo “Nick” Gallegos, of Hope Mills, N.C., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was the recipient of the bronze star. Survivors include his wife, Dean McBride; four daughters, Susan Ridgeway of Garner, N.C., […]

Hileman, Anna Joyce

Anna Joyce Hileman Services: Have been held. Anna Joyce Hileman, 88, of Clovis died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Senior Citizen Resident Center. She was born Oct., 18,1915, in Elgin, Okla., to George and Nellie Montgomery West. She married James Polk Hileman on Feb. 6, 1946, in Clovis. She was a homemaker who loved to […]

Singing songs for literacy

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis will soon play host for the second straight year to the African Children’s Choir, a group of 26 children from various African countries and eight adult hosts who travel the United States and support a ministry that educates African orphans. This year’s presentation will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. […]

Cops & Courts 11/2

The man accused of a crime spree through Fort Sumner, Melrose, and Portales didn’t have his preliminary hearing on Tuesday in the De Baca County Magistrate Court, as had been scheduled. John C. Cates, 19, is being held in the De Baca County jail on a $360,000 bond facing 37 charges including kidnapping, aggravated burglary, […]