Isler says he will drop lawsuit against school district if given coaching contract

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A federal judge issued a temporary injunction last week that will allow J.D. Isler to finish the rest of the season as Clovis High’s boys basketball coach. The Wildcats host the district tournament championship game Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler says […]

Isler benched as Clovis coach – for now

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CNJ file photo The NMAA said Wednesday Clovis’ boys basketball coach J.D. Isler is still suspended after a Tuesday federal court ruled a temporary restraining order had expired. CNJ staff Clovis High School basketball coach J.D. Isler has been benched again. Isler, suspended on Dec. 16 and subsequently fired as coach, had continued to coach […]

Clovis basketball coach suspended

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CNJ file photo J.D. Isler was in his ninth season coaching the Wildcats. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School boys basketball coach J.D. Isler has been suspended for the remainder of the school year by the New Mexico Activities Association. Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said her office has received a letter […]

Suspended players to return for ENMU

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said Tuesday that four players suspended last week for “violation of university policy” will be active for Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at 14th-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville. Included were sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp, the NCAA Division II leader in passing yards per […]

Mesalands president suspended

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday suspended President Phillip O. Barry without pay. Board members met in executive session in response to allegations Barry was driving under the influence of liquor or drugs last week in Albuquerque. Court records show Barry was charged with DUI on Friday. […]

Record-setting QB, three other Greyhounds suspended

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File photo Sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp has completed 293 passes of 481passes for 3,245 yards and 22 touchdowns for the 2-5 Greyhounds. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp’s assault on Eastern New Mexico University school passing records will have to be put on hold for at least a week. Harp and […]

Success, good deeds tainted by scandal

Freedom New Mexico So what are we to think of Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli now that he has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to Securities and Exchange Commission investigators, and been suspended from involvement with the Anaheim Ducks, which he and his wide bought in 2005? On the one hand, Samueli is a […]

Jan. 9, 1946

Chamber of Commerce directors were struggling with community issues that ranged from overcrowded schools and inadequate teacher salaries to dark city streets and the need for a municipal airport. … A Clovis man who lived at 212 Connelly was fined $100 and had his driver’s license suspended for one year after he was convicted of […]

Lady Cats shorthanded heading into state match

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Two major speed bumps have risen in front of the Clovis Lady Wildcats volleyball team in their bid to reach Albuquerque. Senior outside hitter Aimee Hilburn sprained an ankle at practice this week and senior middle-hitter Brittany Blackmon was suspended from school Friday after an altercation, Clovis coach Darrel […]

2/20 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed recently in the Curry County Magistrate Court: n Juanita A. Gonzales, 30, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentenced to 364 days in county jail, all but 75 suspended, and $192 court costs and fees. Placed on supervised probation with 98 hours community service. n James R. Ellison, […]

Police Blotter 3/12

A junior high assistant principal called police about 10:45 a.m. on March 5 regarding a 13-year-old male student with four marijuana joints. Police informed the student’s father that he would be suspended from school and issued a juvenile citation for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana when he returned. Shortly after noon, police […]

Dispositions 2/29

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Paul Alexander, 23, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Judgment deferred 18 months and placed on supervised probation with special conditions of $75 lab fee, alcohol and drug screening and treatment, reporting to probation office within 24 hours, paying $15 monthly probation costs […]

Dispositions 2/22

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Brandon Joe Scott Cordova, 21, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated battery (armed after entering) and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Sentenced to consecutive terms totaling 4 1/2 years in state prison, all but four suspended with credit for 296 days served, […]

Portales principal suspended

By Mike Linn A Portales school principal has been suspended for improper distribution of the New Mexico Writing Assessment, a school official said Thursday. David VanWettering, principal of Valencia Elementary, has been suspended for an undisclosed amount of time for distributing the assessment to his teachers too early, Portales School Board President David Brooks said. […]

Dispositions 2/1

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Christopher Parker, 19, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering. Proceedings suspended and placed on 18 months supervised probation with $20 monthly probation costs and special conditions of full restitution to be determined, 30 hours community service and reporting to probation office within 24 hours. Harold […]

Court Dispositions

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Armando Ortiz, 19, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine. Judgment deferred 18 months, ordered to pay $175 fine and DNA testing fee, and placed on supervised probation for same period with $15 monthly probation costs. Subject to one-year parole release supervision if incarcerated with credit […]

Court Dispositions 12/7

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District and Magistrate Courts: David D. Patrick, 27, entered Alford plea (admitting sufficient evidence exists to convict while maintaining innocence) to possession of psilocybin with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, and trafficking cocaine. Sentenced to four concurrent terms totaling […]

Court Dispositions 11/30

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: William B. Corrales, 28, pleaded guilty to robbery, aggravated battery, and embezzlement. Sentenced to three consecutive terms totaling 6 1/2 years in state prison, all suspended except for 122 days served. Placed on five years supervised probation with special condition of making restitution on all […]

Court Dispositons 11/23

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: ° Raymond A. Gabbert pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary including battery. Sentenced to nine years in state prison, all but three suspended, with credit for 333 days served, and subject to two years parole release supervision. Placed on five years supervised probation with special conditions […]

Court Dispositons 11/2

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Tabitha Wilson, 28, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Sentencing deferred 18 months and placed on supervised probation for same period with $15 monthly probation costs special conditions of substance abuse counseling and $100 DNA testing. Granted credit for 10 days served and […]