Lady Cats post win on Dawgs

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Clovis traveled to Rio Rancho on Thursday for the opening round of the 5th annual Mel Otero Invitational. While the beginning of the girls basketball game wasn’t ideal for the Wildcats, the end turned out fine thanks to a versatile performance from junior Aimee Hilburn. In a […]

Thirty-six police officers on bargaining unit

Cops and Courts Thirty-six Clovis police officers on Friday voted to form the Clovis Police Officers Association, a bargaining unit of sergeants, patrolmen, detectives and the evidence technician, said group president Kirk Roberts, a detective. “It provides clear lines of communication between line-level employees and administration and provides a format for addressing issues,” Roberts said. […]

Knudson, Russell

Russell Knudson Services: Have been held. Russell Knudson Jr., 78, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 15, 1926, in Blanket, Texas, to Russell and Thelma Knudson. He graduated from Farley High School in 1945. He was a bombardier for the U.S. Navy Air Corps and served […]

Federal program educates military personnel on electoral process

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer As the Nov. 2 election comes to a head, Cannon Air Force Base personnel will have the special assistance of trained voting representatives to assist them in a myriad of voting issues. The federal voting assistance program provides that for every 100 people in the military there should be […]

Clovis CPR instructor wins Heartsaver Award

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Denise Baldwin of Roswell teaches CPR classes three times a week in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Denise Baldwin lost both of her parents to cardiac arrest — each time no one performed CPR. “They just stood there,” Baldwin said. Baldwin — who had taught CPR at the Red […]

Roberts, Rosa

Rosa Roberts Services: Have been held. Rosa D. Roberts, 98, of Clovis, died Monday Oct. 4, 2004, at her home. She was born on Aug. 9, 1906, in Yellville, Ark., to R.G. and Martha Dozier. She received her bachelor’s degree from East Texas University in 1928. She moved to the Texico-Farwell area in 1936 and […]

Jones, Nora

Nora Jones Services: Have been held. Mrs. Nora E. Jones, 86, of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, in Salt Lake City. She was born on March 18, 1918, in Snyder, Okla., to Tom and Bertha Perry. She married Clifton M. Jones on July 15, 1938, in Cortez, Colo. She was a member of 16th […]

Officers receive wanted pay hike

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Clovis city commissioners gave a group of police officers the pay raise they were excluded from in June. But with that raise came some harsh words for the roughly 35 officers who signed a petition to form a union. The commission approved the pay raise by a 7-1 vote, […]

Unregulated water usage a concern to citizens

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer The Ute Water project wasn’t the only local water issue to come before last week’s meeting of a legislative interim committee. On Thursday morning, two state representatives spoke to the Water and Natural Resources Committee at Clovis Community College to explain the concerns of local residents over the […]

Stabbing suspect says he acted in self defense

By Mike Linn, CNJ news editor A Clovis man accused of stabbing an acquaintance to death Monday afternoon told police in interviews he was acting in self defense, a detective with the Clovis Police Department said. Joel Cordova, 24, of Clovis, is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on an open count […]

Clark, Herman C.

Herman Clark Services: Have been held. Herman C. Clark, 88, of Portales, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 5, 1915, in Dickens, Texas, to Cora Mae and Man Clark. He grew up in the Rogers area and graduated from Rogers High School. He attended […]

Clovis police officers pursue union status

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A group of Clovis police officers have petitioned the city for union recognition. Detective Kirk Roberts, spokesman for the newly formed Clovis Police Officers Association, said the main point of the union isn’t to increase wages but rather to create an organization that could negotiate with the city […]

Lawmaker feels she has enough left for re-election

David Arkin: CNJ correspondent One of the state’s longest-serving lawmakers believes she still has a little more in the tank. For Earlene Roberts, it’s just not time to call it quits. The Lovington Republican has decided to run again for a seat in the House because she says she’s not completely comfortable with the current […]

District 66 candidates discuss the issues

Q & A Republican candidates Keith Gardner of Roswell and Rep. Earlene Roberts of Lovington will face off in the June 1 primary for the District 66 House seat. The candidates took time to answer questions about issues involving eastern New Mexico. Q:What do you think eastern New Mexico’s most pressing issue will be if […]

Roberts, Estela

Estela Roberts Services: Have been held. Estela Roberts, 40, of Portales died Sunday, March 14, 2004, in Alamogordo. She was born on April 27, 1963, in Pecos, Texas, to Hermila and Fidel Lopez Sr. She grew up in Anton, Texas, and lived in Albuquerque and San Angelo, Texas, before moving to Portales in 1993. She […]

Honor Rolls 4/18

Clovis Christian School First grade: Jordan Brown, Zachary Cody, Kirstin Doll, Gary Fly, Cody Hughes, John Jacoby, Erin Kearney, David Petty, Jack Roberts, Kyle Sundvall, Matthew Suniga, McKenzee Thatcher, Jonah Tuls, Courtney Vander Dussen and Micayla Yoesting. Second grade: Jacob Adkins, Kasey Cooper, Alison Ebel, Valerie King, Aaron Massey, Kendall Naceanceno, Ben Stambaugh, Michael Swearingen, […]

Portales mayor not running for state office

By Mike Linn PORTALES — The only office Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega plans to hold in the next two years will be in his hometown. The Democrat recently said he was considering a run at the New Mexico House seat in District 66. But on Tuesday, Ortega announced he would not seek that position until his […]

Portales mayor considers bid for House

By Mike Linn Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega is seriously considering expanding his political aspirations to the stately stage of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The Democrat said there’s a 50 percent chance he will run for the District 66 position. He said he will make his decision on Monday morning. If he decides to […]

Clovis senior first to sign with Hounds

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Dewayne Roberts switched from cross country to soccer his senior season at Clovis at the urging at of friend. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White Dewayne Roberts has only scratched the surface of his potential as a goalkeeper, according to Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer coach Travis McCorkle. Roberts, who didn’t play organized soccer […]

Lady Wolverines turn back Elida for third

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Lauren Boazman puts up a baseline jumper in the second half of Saturday’s EPAC girls third-place game. Boazman finished with nine points in Texico’s 37-27 win. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — The Texico Lady Wolverines and Elida Lady Tigers had to be patient for the start of Saturday’s third-place […]