Missing county inmate caught

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An escaped inmate from the Curry County Adult Detention Center was arrested Thursday without incident in Dimmitt, Texas, according to Dimmitt police. Guadalupe Rodriguez, 29, was arrested by local police about 8:30 a.m. (CST) at a Dimmitt hotel, according to police. “We knocked on the door and that’s when […]

2006 Year in Review: Base lands mission

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Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega, left, and Clovis Mayor David Lansford rejoice in the news Cannon Air Force Base was granted a new mission in June. The 16th Special Ops Wing is scheduled to take over the base in October.(CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff After months of uncertainty, the fate of Cannon Air Force […]

Cops and Courts: Inmate stable after stabbing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff The condition of an inmate hospitalized after being stabbed Tuesday afternoon at the Curry County Adult Detention Center has been upgraded from critical to stable, according to Mason Berryhill, spokesperson for Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. London Word, 20, was transported to the Lubbock hospital Tuesday night with a collapsed […]

Local Roundup: Trees will be picked up after first of year

By CNJ Staff Now that Christmas has come and gone and this holiday season is almost over, it’s time to think about untrimming the tree and boxing up the decorations for another year. The Clovis Public Works Department is asking residents who used live Christmas trees to dispose of them properly. Clovis Public Works Administrator […]

Group of 26 transported by power of prayer

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Editor’s note: This column is being rerun at the request of several readers. A missionary from Africa told this true story while visiting his home church in Michigan. As a missionary doctor in Africa, he worked in a hospital far out in the country. When he needed supplies, he had […]

Resolutions should focus on inside, not out

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Don’t set yourself up for failure in 2007 by making unachievable New Year’s resolutions, like trying to block SPAMs from your computer, evading taxes or attempting to get off someone’s Christmas card list. It just ain’t gonna happen! The solution: Dumb down your New Year’s resolutions! Wait, no, New Year’s […]

Risque celebration may not fly in Clovis

By Grant McGee: Local columnist So what are you doing to ring in the New Year? Going to a party? Watching TV? Sleeping? If we had a big celebration on Main Street to welcome 2007, would you go? I mean New York has its brilliant ball of glittering crystal dropping in Times Square, New Orleans […]

Checkpoints lack intended effectiveness

By Freedom Newspapers “Opponents of sobriety checkpoints tend to be those who drink and drive frequently and are concerned about being caught.” That’s what Mothers Against Drunk Drivers says. And that’s correct, or as correct and logical as it is to say that only pornographers oppose obscenity laws, communists oppose blacklists and terrorists oppose the […]

Players can help coach achieve “Miles-stone”

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Clovis High School girls basketball coach Miles Watters runs drills with the Lady Wildcats Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming Plateau Wireless Holiday Classic that starts today at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls basketball coach is closing in on another “Miles-stone.” Less […]

Jail events prompt inquiry

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The escape of a prisoner and the stabbing of an inmate in recent days have prompted investigations aimed at Curry County Adult Detention Center staff, according to state and county officials. District Attorney Matt Chandler and Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher on Wednesday called for prompt corrective action to […]