Former interim jail administrator ‘let go’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Former Interim Deputy Administrator Kirk Roberts doesn’t believe he was “let go” for reasons being cited by the new administrator at Curry County jail. Roberts was dismissed Wednesday morning as part of what Administrator Keith Norwood classified as restructuring at the facility. “Dismissed is rather a strong term. He […]

Missing boy brought community together

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Six-year-old Matthew Roberts, son of Debbie and Geoff Roberts of 500 W. Christopher in Clovis, went missing on May 8, 1990. His disappearance sparked a massive search by residents and law enforcement officials that included approximately 5,000 people. The disappearance was given national television attention, massive media coverage and national […]

ENMU’s Roberts qualifies for CNFR

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Kyle Roberts teamed with Jake Cobb of Weatherford (Texas) College to place second in the team roping average, after splitting first and second in the first go with a time of 5.9 seconds and winning the short go at 9.3 seconds in the Tarleton State […]

July 6, 2008 Weddings

Roberts-Verble Beth Anne Roberts of Mesquite, Texas and Terry W. Verble of Clovis were joined in marriage June 7, 2008, in Wills Point, Texas. The Rev. David Griffin performed the garden ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Dale Roberts of Wills Point, Texas. The bridegroom is the son of Chris Verble and […]

May 4, 2008 Weddings

Cole-Mosier Caley Cole of Portales and Todd Mosier of Portales were joined in marriage April 26, 2008, at the home of Gayle and Sharon Cissell in Portales.John Scott Aubuchont performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Claude and Jacque Cole of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Janie Cole of […]

Police: Cab driver filed false report

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Cannon pilots set to fly unmanned aircraft

Courtesy Photo An MQ-1 Predator armed with an AGM-114 Hellfire missile flies a training mission. The MQ-1’s primary mission is interdiction and conducting armed reconnaissance against critical, perishable targets. By Karl Terry: Cannon Connections Pilots at Cannon Air Force Base eventually may fly missions in faraway lands without ever leaving eastern New Mexico. The main […]

Prosthetic legs don't slow runner

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Running 2,500 miles across the United States takes ambition, optimism, faith, perseverance, and for one man, two prosthetic legs. Marine veteran Gene Roberts, a Baltimore native, whose legs were taken from him during the Vietnam conflict, is running from Camp […]

Disabled man attempts cross country run

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections An explosion in Vietnam robbed a young Marine of his legs, but not his faith and perseverance. Gene Roberts is on a mission to show how God helps people overcome challenges. The Maryland native is running across the United States on prosthetic limbs designed for athletics. “It is challenging, but […]

Military Feature: Running on faith

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Running a stretch of road between St. Vrain and Cannon Air Force Base on Friday, Gene Roberts of Baltimore is on a cross-country quest. The former Marine said he wants to share his love for Jesus with others. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An explosion in Vietnam robbed a […]

College update: Point guard finds her voice

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer New Mexico Highlands point guard Chelo McElrath has always had a quiet, introverted demeanor. After two years at Clarendon Junior College in Clarendon, Texas, the 2003 Clovis High graduate went to Highlands and walked on at the Division II school in Las Vegas. It was at Highlands where McElrath […]

Zias ride balanced attack past Highlands

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ENMU senior forward Elizabeth Richards drive past New Mexico Highlands junior Tamra Collazo for a layup in Tuesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Linden Weese knows his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has work to do, but he believes the potential […]

School shooters leave nation wondering why

By Freedom Newspapers People may disagree about what exactly constitutes evil and what its sources might be. But it is virtually impossible to think about what Charles Carl Roberts did Monday in the little township of Bart, Pa., without using that particular word. Troubled, mentally disturbed, unhinged and even depraved just don’t suffice here. Whatever […]

Baskett’s CHS peers watching with interest

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent J.C. Pacheco can easily remember one of the first times that Hank Baskett was tried out at wide receiver. He recalls the pure athleticism, the jumping ability, the good hands, the overall potential. Of course, it’s a fonder memory for Pacheco than most defensive backs because the two were teammates […]

Roosevelt downs Zia to force ‘if’ game

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By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The second match-up between Roosevelt County and Clovis Zia in the New Mexico District 3 9-10 division tournament produced a different outcome than the first as Roosevelt County cruised to an 11-1 win on Tuesday night at Rotary Park. Roosevelt thus forced a second game for the championship […]

Supreme Court swing vote tends toward confusion

Freedom Newspapers The case that will be remembered from the most recent term of the U.S. Supreme Court is Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, in which the court told President Bush that he couldn’t simply create military commissions — especially commissions authorized to deliberate and render decisions with the defendant not even present — without authorization from […]

Hughes, Edna

Edna Irene Smith Hughes, 79, of Texico, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare, Clovis. She was born April 26, 1926, in Little Rock, Ark., to George and Ruth Smith. She was a member of High Plains Baptist Church in Clovis. Family members said she enjoyed cooking and sewing. She was preceded in […]

3/31 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 23 through Wednesday: • Angelo Ramos, 40, to Celeste Rave Pettit, 30, both of Clovis. • Kyle James Martin, 22, to Samantha Ashley Mishler, 21, both of Cannon Air Force Base. • Raymond Michael Littlefield, 46, to Julie Ann Littlefield, 42, both of Clovis. […]

Supreme Court supports right to say ‘no’

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist The other day, the Supreme Court did something surprising. It said that if a man stands at the threshold of his own house and tells the police they may not enter without a warrant, then — get a load of this, willya? — they may not enter without a warrant. […]

Roberts, Grayson

Grayson Roberts, 85, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at Garrison Geriatrics Center in Lubbock. He was born May 23, 1920, in Clovis to Jack and Sally Roberts. He started school in Clovis in 1926 and graduated in 1939. He married Azleet Randol on Feb. 2, 1941. He was a farmer and worked for the […]