County should reveal details of investigation

The mysterious investigation conducted at the request of Curry County Attorney Stephen Doerr has concluded, Doerr and Commission Chairman Caleb Chandler confirmed on Wednesday. Now it’s time officials tell us what they were investigating and what they found out. Doerr announced following an executive session with county commissioners on Tuesday that his office was asked […]

Officials break ground on Hotel Clovis renovation project

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield addresses the crowd to open the groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning at the Hotel Clovis. The hotel, closed since 1983 and in possession of the city since 2004, will be converted into an apartment complex. Benna Sayyed Stephen Crozier believes each building project should be authentic, and […]

Evidence still pending in fatal crash

CNJ staff Police Chief Steve Sanders said Thursday that investigators are still waiting on evidence from a fatal crash involving Officer Stephen Gallegos. Sanders said police have received Gallegos ’ cell phone records. However, they are still awaiting laboratory results from blood tests taken after the Nov. 17 crash. Sanders declined to comment on any […]

Officer on way to lunch before crash

Sharna Johnson A Clovis police officer was on his way to lunch when he was involved in a fatal crash Nov. 17. Officer Stephen Gallegos radioed dispatch at 9:38 p.m. to let them know he was done at the police department and to ask if he was clear to go to lunch, according to an […]

Officer’s radio transmissions released

The following is a transcript of Clovis Police Officer Stephen Gallegos’ radio transmissions in the hour leading up to a fatal crash Nov. 17 at Grand Avenue and Sycamore Street. Mary Castillo, 56, died the next day of injuries suffered in the crash and Edith Payton, 40, of Clovis, was injured. The transcript was made […]

Weekly update —

County attorney contracted Tuesday, Curry County entered into a one-year contract with Stephen Doerr of Doerr & Knudson, PA to serve as county attorney. The rate for Doerr’s services is set at $140 per hour, according to the contract. Doerr & Knudson was the only law firm to respond to a request for proposal, county […]

Commander details construction projects on base

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Col. Stephen Clark, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, discusses ongoing projects Tuesday during a Military Base Planning Commission meeting at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Col. Stephen Clark outlined 24 months at Cannon Air Force Base — the […]

Reporter’s notebook: Scholarship created to honor brother

The family of former Clovis News Journal employee Stephen Aguilar is establishing a scholarship in his name for Clovis High School seniors to attend New Mexico State University, according to his brother, Thomas Aguilar. Stephen Aguilar was 46 when he died in a car accident Nov. 1, 2006. “This (scholarship) represents everything that Steve was […]

Jury hears second day of testimony in Salas murder trial

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Prosecutor Matt Chandler shows the jury pictures of defendant Edward Salas while Krystal Anson looks on Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse during the second day of Edward Salas’ homicide trial. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The prosecution used a parade of people Tuesday to place Edward Salas and […]

Geries, Don

Don H. Geries, 69, of Farwell, died Oct. 19, 2005, at the Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon, Okla. He was born Oct. 4, 1936, in Clovis to Raymond “Dick” Douglas and Perlie Ramm Geries. He graduated from Farwell High School in 1955. He farmed in the Pleasant Hill, Oklahoma Lane and Lariat areas. […]