Clovis man accused of receiving stolen property

A Clovis man was arrested Wednesday at Oasis State Park, accused of receiving stolen property. Dustin Nelson, 31, of Clovis was taken into custody by Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies after he admitted to stealing items from the Portales Wal-Mart. Deputies were investigating a report Nelson tried soliciting marijuana from an off-duty Portales Police Officer […]

Mayor on political e-mail: ‘I won’t do that again’

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gayla Brumfield said it never occurred to her that asking city officials to forward an e-mail invitation to a political candidate’s fundraising dinner was inappropriate. “I didn’t know that I couldn’t do that. I guess it’s in the personnel policy,” Clovis’ mayor said Tuesday afternoon. “I sent it out. […]

CCC creates esthetician program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jodi Ortega, a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician, reviews anatomy with her students the day before a test. The esthetician program at Clovis Community College began in June of last year. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College has taken a truly hands-on approach to filling a community need. […]

Homicide victim’s daughter shares remorse over mother’s death

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer She wishes she had taken her mother’s call Dec. 19 and more than anything, she wishes she could get back the voice mail she erased. But at the time, Katie Murphy had no way of knowing her mother would never call again. “She called me the night that it […]

Parmer, Bailey counties report increases in early voting

CNJ staff Election officials in Paramour and Bailey counties said they are seeing a significant increase in early voting. Early voting in Parmer County has increased about a 50 percent increase, according to Deputy Clerk Gerri Bowers. More than 300 voters so far have taken advantage of early voting, she said Tuesday. In Bailey County, […]

Clovis woman arrested for robbery

CNJ staff A 35-year-old Clovis woman is in jail after police said she stole beer and cigarettes from a convenience store Tuesday night using a pellet gun. Cindy Mendoza was taken into custody a few hours after police said she robbed the Allsup’s on the corner of Sycamore and Mabry Drive.She is charged with robbery […]

Precautions should be taken crossing border

Freedom New Mexico Traditionally it’s been easier to cross into Mexico than the United States. Mexico has a light system that calls for vehicle inspections only if a light, which is said to be random, flashes red as a person crosses. A green light allows crossers to drive right through, with no need to even […]

Woman stable after early Saturday crash

CNJ Staff A Clovis woman is in stable condition after she was pinned under a vehicle early Saturday morning, according to Clovis police. Cynthia Duran, 18, was taken to a Lubbock hospital after a 1999 Jeep Cherokee she was riding in flipped on its roof about 12:30 a.m. on Sixth Street between Main and Mitchell […]

Aug. 28, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11 a.m. Aug. 18 an officer responded to a hotel in the 4000 block of Prince for a theft report. The manager told the officer a female guest had left without checking out and had taken several items from her room […]

National Geographic remembers Roosevelt County

The National Geographic Magazine Web site features a photo taken in Roosevelt County in 1957. The photo, part of the site’s “Flashback” section, shows the effects of wind erosion on the sandy soil of the area. Roosevelt County Extension Agent Patrick Kircher is quoted in the caption of the photo. See it at: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/flashback/2008?image=9

Registration being taken for Prairie Chicken Festival

Freedom New Mexico Once a year, the small eastern New Mexico community of Milnesand hosts the annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival, drawing spectators from near and far, to watch the mating dance of the lesser prairie chicken.

Police confiscate $205,950

Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Tucumcari police said they took $205,950 in cash for safekeeping Wednesday following a routine traffic stop near Love’s truck stop at Mountain Road and Interstate 40. A police news release reported the money was found in the trunk of a Minnesota man’s four-door sedan after the man ran a stop […]

Feb. 21, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police stopped a driver on suspicion of driving while intoxicated at 1:30 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Axtell and Yucca streets. The driver, a 25-year-old woman, failed field sobriety tests and tested at .18 and .19 on a breathalyzer. She was […]

Presidential promises empty without details

By Freedom New Mexico New Hampshire fulfilled its traditional function by offering the pundits and pollsters a surprise on Tuesday. Most had Barack Obama multiplying his momentum from Iowa by beating Hillary Clinton soundly, perhaps by double digits. But the campaign eternal has taken another unexpected turn. Even if only a week into the election […]

Cops get to chopping on guns

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department makes a second cut through a rifle Friday afternoon at the police department. The guns are destroyed to keep them off the streets, Whitney said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A sawed-off shotgun, a pearl-handled pistol, a rifle complete with leather […]

July 8, 1964

Officers were investigating a burglary at Sears, which was located at 701 Main. An undetermined amount of clothing was taken. … Jerry Leon Shed had his jail sentence deferred by Judge E.T. Hensley Jr., after being picked up in Oklahoma for breaking and entering. He was picked up in Ardmore Okla. with a skull in […]

Cops and Courts: Burglar takes family’s Chihuahua puppy

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police are seeking information on a May burglary where a family pet was taken, according to a press release. Around 1 p.m. May 22 several items were taken from a residence near Sandia Elementary School. Also taken was 6-month-old Daisy, a 5-pound, tricolor Chihuahua puppy. The family is offering […]

C.A.T.S. taking reservations for school-year transport

CNJ Staff Clovis Area Transit System will begin taking reservations at 8 a.m. Monday for after-school transportation the coming school year, according to a C.A.T.S. news release. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and will be taken until the service is completely booked, which usually occurs within two weeks, the release reads. The number […]

April 25, 1940

The city of Clovis was providing trucks to haul off trash from residential alleys and back yards. More than 100 truck loads of trash had been taken to the city dump and burned during the “Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix-up” campaign. … A Wheaties cereal advertisement in the Clovis News-Journal featured 38 grocers offering “good luck” wishes […]