Bingaman supports renomination of Portales resident on peanut board

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today asked the U.S. Agriculture Secretary to re-appoint Portales resident Jimmie Shearer to the Peanut Standards Board for the Southwest Region.

Clovis resident takes city to task on trash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Linda Durant spent two years picking up trash and pulling weeds at the Clovis Area Transit building on Sixth and Axtell Streets. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After setting down dated stacks of Tupperware containers stuffed with garbage and weeds to illustrate the problem, she stood and addressed the […]

Clovis man convicted of child pornography possession

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Courtesy photo Willard Ballard was found guilty Wednesday of 25 counts of possession of child pornography and faces more than 37 years imprisonment. CNJ staff A 35-year-old Clovis man was convicted of 25 counts of possession of child pornography and faces more than 37 years imprisonment. Willard Ballard was found guilty Wednesday by a Curry […]

March 4, 2009 blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. Feb. 15 officers responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Rencher for a report fugitive sighting. A caller said jail escapee Edward Salas was possibly in the residence. The resident gave officers permission to search the residence. […]

Clovis banker joins college board of regents

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis banker has joined the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents. At the regents meeting Wednesday in Santa Fe, Randy Harris, president of the Bank of Clovis, was sworn into his new position on the board, according to ENMU President Steven Gamble. Harris is a longtime Clovis […]

U.S. resident’s imprisonment endangers rights

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court wisely decided this month to review the case of Ali Saleh Khalah al-Marri, a legal U.S. resident who was apprehended by the federal government and held for more than five years in a Navy brig. He stands accused of being an al-Qaida operative. A three-judge panel of 4th […]

Resident to present traffic stop proposal Tuesday

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Nancy Gallagher wishes to turn the intersection of Main and Manana streets into a four-way stop to ease traffic. Gallagher will present the proposal Tuesday during a city traffic committee meeting. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis resident Nancy Gallagher said she is tired of getting stuck […]

Resident reports sign burning

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Clovis resident is ‘Ed the Dairyman’

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Former Clovis resident arrested in Texas

CNJ Staff A 43-year-old former Clovis resident was arrested Friday in Rockdale, Texas, on four counts of child solicitation. Frank Sanchez’ arrest stems from an Internet investigation conducted by the Curry County Sheriff’s Department, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Sanchez, a registered sex offender, contacted a decoy Internet profile used by sheriff’s investigators and solicited […]

Portales resident objects to politically altered Zia

At least one Portales resident objects to the Roosevelt County field office of the Democratic party displaying an altered New Mexico Zia symbol used to promote Barack Obama. A sign on the front door of the office on Thursday displayed the Zia symbol with Obama’s official campaign art in the middle circle. “I think it’s […]

Resident reactions mixed on McCain campaign suspension

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Residents agree presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain should get to work on a potential solution to the country’s recent economic meltdown. Citizens are divided on whether Sen. McCain should have suspended his campaign to do it. “I think it’s about time for them to both step up […]

Sept. 18, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Sept. 7 officers responded to a call of suspicious circumstances in the 1000 block of Pecos Street. A caller said they saw a person jump over a fence and into a yard. The officers found an open window with […]

Mural captures Clovis past

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A.C. Bryant of Clovis sits in front of a mural that features him taking an order at Fox Drug store in 1937. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Giving the new Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum some of the classic ambiance is a giant photo of an old-time […]

Ex-Tucumcari resident set to compete

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Tucumcari residents who knew Olympian Amber Campbell are excited for the happy-go-lucky teenager they remember who attended local elementary and middle schools. Campbell, 27, will be competing in the qualifying rounds of the hammer throw event on Monday morning (8:40 p.m. Sunday in New Mexico), and in […]

Editors’ Notebook: Tucumcari Olympian making headlines

Internet Web sites are loaded with features and news reports related to former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell, who is competing in the Summer Olympics.

Tucumcari Olympian making headlines

Internet Web sites are loaded with features and news reports related to former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell, who is competing in the Summer Olympics.

Local Olympian competes Aug. 18

Opening ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing are Friday but we’ll have to wait 10 days more to watch former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell compete in the women’s hammer throw.

Clovis resident wins pageant

CNJ Staff Clovis resident Kimberly Parmenter was named the winner of the 2008 Miss Plus America contest, held July 1-5 in Dallas. She also won the Optional awards of Runway Model and Spokesmodel. She was awarded the Miss New Mexico title in September 2007 and has been preparing for the Miss Plus America Pageant for […]

Local resident wins national music honor

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Courtesy photo Former Portales and Clovis resident B.J. Brooks recently won a national competition for his musical composition to accompany a song called “Thou Art the Light.” By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico When B.J. Brooks was a little boy in Portales, he often spent weekends with his grandmother Lucille, who loved to play the […]