Texas car chase ends with suspect shot in Curry County

CNJ staff A Clovis man is in serious condition after he was shot by Texas law enforcement in Curry County midday Saturday, according to New Mexico State Police. Officers from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Friona and Parmer County pursued JaWayne Helfferich, 39, of Clovis,

Two shot to death in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Brandon Parker said he heard two gunshots and saw a speeding vehicle crash into a cinderblock wall on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Thursday night. Two people were found shot in the crashed van. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man and a Lubbock woman were shot […]

Tucumcari police investigating shooting

Freedom New Mexico A 19-year-old Tucumcari man was shot about 8 p.m. Monday, Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. The injuries are not life threatening, but the victim was scheduled to be transported to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo for treatment, Hatcher said. The man was shot in the left buttocks. The victim’s family was […]

Foster killed in 1942 shootout near Elida

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist It was said that Bailey Foster went berserk early one Sunday morning, seriously wounding two officers who sought to quiet him. Foster lived on his farm which was said to be two miles southeast of Elida. Three hours earlier Foster had attacked Roosevelt County Sheriff R.N. McCall and his deputy, […]

Portales woman shot in leg in Albuquerque hotel

CNJ staff A Portales woman was shot in the leg early Friday morning while she slept at an Albuquerque hotel, according to Albuquerque police. Sylvia Montano, 56, is listed as stable after receiving treatment at University of New Mexico Hospital, Officer Nadine Hamdy said Friday afternoon. It is a unique case, Hamdy said, considering the […]

King’s message echoes feelings of hope, peace

Freedom New Mexico Forty years ago this month, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death in Memphis by an assassin’s rifle bullet. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, campaigning for president in Indianapolis, Ind., made impromptu remarks to a shocked crowd that have been designated by

Arrest made in club shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Club B-lo-Zero was the scene of a shooting early Sunday morning. CNJ Staff A 29-year-old Clovis man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with a Sunday morning shooting at a dance club outside the city limits, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Shannon Jackson is charged with assault with […]

Family feud no game in 1924 Clovis

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist The affray was reported to be the termination of a factional neighborhood quarrel resulting from ill feeling over different affairs of several years standing. The shooting occurred just at the close of the evening’s church service at the Moye-Sunrise schoolhouse about 7 miles southwest of Clovis. The evening service of […]

Health Department: Flu shots recomended

State Recommends High-Risk Individuals Get Flu Shots Now Five Adults, Five Children Were Hospitalized with Flu Complications   (Santa Fe) – The New Mexico Health Department advised people today that flu cases are increasing in the state, and it’s not too late to get their flu shot. This is especially important for people who are […]

Pet of the day: Lillie Pearl

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Name: Lillie Pearl About:Lillie is a 12-week-old Boston terrier. She is named for my best friend’s Aunt Lillie who shot a man with her pearl-handled Smith and Wesson pistol on the shipping docks in Houston. Owner: Rhonda Stevens

Lubbock Christian bests Hounds

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Senior forward Bernardo Rocha scored five points in a 9-0 run that helped Lubbock Christian pull away to a 74-60 victory over Eastern New Mexico on Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Rocha shot 6-of-8 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line en route to a game-high 18 points, leading three […]

Billiard boys

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jerry Judah aims for the four ball Wednesday at Baxter-Curren Senior Center. “That’s the cowboy way to shoot,” Bud Johnston said as Judah sank the ball in the side pocket. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Amid the clack of billiard balls, laughter and wisecracks, four old friends try to […]

Colorado Mines notches victory over Hounds

Freedom New Mexico GOLDEN, Colo. — Junior guard Kyle Pape scored 17 points and Colorado School of Mines got 46 points from its bench Friday night to pull away to a 77-60 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men. Mines (2-1) shot 58 percent from the field, including 11-of-17 from 3-point range, and took the […]

In tribute: Former mayor joker, hunting hero

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer He was an Army veteran, a boxer, a butcher, a commissioner and a mayor. But Manford Turnbough was best remembered as a friend, father, husband and hunting hero. Turnbough, a former Texico mayor, died Oct. 12 in Lubbock. Born July 5, 1931 in Portales, Turnbough lived most of his […]

Police: Man arrested in connection to shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Capt. Patrick Whitney, left, Detective Charlie Aguirre, center, and Sgt. Max Stansell stand outside an apartment Wednesday on the corner of Seventh and Sheldon streets after executing a search warrant. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police arrested a 25-year-old man Wednesday afternoon in connection with an early-morning shooting. […]

Area flu shot supply limited

CNJ staff The first flu shots have arrived in Clovis and Portales and the State Department of Health is urging people in high-risk groups to get a shot soon. But, area health care officials are saying that supplies are limited. “We’ve only received 300,” Portales Health Office representative Carol Morgan said, “and I usually administer […]

One man dead in Clovis shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sheriff’s Department investigator Waldo Casarez at the scene Thursday of a shooting that took place at 512 West Sixth St. CNJ staff A 39-year-old Clovis man is dead and police are searching for an armed suspect who fled the scene following a shooting around 1:40 p.m. Thursday. Eladio Valdez Robledo […]

July 10, 1935

Men’s wash suits were $2.67 at J.C. Penney, which was located at 415 Main. … The Lyceum Theatre was host to West Texas and eastern New Mexico women competing for Miss Clovis, Miss Curry County and Miss Eastern New Mexico. … R.D. Sinclair was buried in Clovis after being shot in Littlefield, Texas. Officials said […]

Electric transformer shooting investigated

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A rural Curry County electric transformer shot by an unknown suspect Sunday will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair and has spurred a criminal investigation, according to officials. The transformer, located at a substation on Curry Road R north of Ranchvale, serves about 1,000 meters for the […]

CHS GOLF: Cats tied for fifth in 5A state meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Things went pretty well on Monday for Clovis High’s boys, but not so well for the girls the first round of the two-day Class 5A state golf tournament at UNM South. The Wildcats are tied for last with La Cueva in a six-team field, although they shot a respectable four-man total […]