Sens. Harden and Feldman Speak Out on Need to Address Autism Crisis

Santa Fe — Senator Clint Harden is joined by Senator Dede Feldman at a news conference today at the state capitol regarding the high incidents of the autism disorder in the state and the offered solutions to address the crisis. The package of legislation includes requiring insurance companies to cover autism treatment for children with […]

Portales police: Man in yard died of natural causes

CNJ staff A Portales man found dead in his front yard Tuesday morning died of natural causes, police said.Capt. Lonnie Berry said a medical investigator has determined

Weather, cargo plane crash delay Lubbock flights

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — An early morning plane crash and winter weather are causing delays today at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. Two people suffered minor injuries in the crash of a cargo plane. Persons with scheduled flights should check with their airline, not the airport, for delays, airport director James Loomis said around 1 […]

Weekly LSC basketball update

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Legslative roundup: Human Services secretary unveils health-care plans

New Mexican staff Days remaining in session: 53 If at first you don’t succeed… Human Services Secretary Pam Hyde on Monday unveiled her department’s health-care reform plans for this session. The 10-point plan includes an electronic medical records act, a requirement that insurance companies spend 85 percent of premiums on direct services to client, and […]

Webcast ignites debate in Legislature

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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 […]

Jan. 27 Business Digest

Clovis Civic Center has new general manager The Clovis Civic Center has a new general manger, according to a Global Spectrum news release. On Jan. 20, Brock Neely took over general manager duties from Neil McMullin, who will serve as assistant general manager of the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to the release. […]

Business feature: Bank of Clovis planning to expand

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Bank of Clovis is planning a major expansion of its Main Street offices to include the building north of it, doubling its size to 7,000 square feet and creating a whole new look for downtown. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Bank of Clovis is breaking a nation-wide […]

Businesses recovering from weekend vandalism

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mickey Hamilton, manager of York Tire on Seventh Street, is one of at least a dozen business owners who found gun shots in his windows Saturday morning. CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson Shattered windows and shards of broken glass greeted at least a dozen business owners across Clovis as they […]

DTV switch better in private sector’s hands

Freedom New Mexico If you watch TV for more than a few minutes a day, you have probably seen ads and public service announcements about the Feb. 17 changeover from analog to digital television broadcasting. During the other transition, several officials of the incoming Obama administration have suggested pushing back the transition date three months, […]

Clovis man pleads guilty to first-degree murder

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Albert Ramirez shot and killed his mother’s boyfriend in 2007. CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson Just as the jury was about to be seated Monday and opening arguments were set to begin, Albert Ramirez decided to plead guilty and accepted the maximum sentence for the first-degree murder of his mother’s boyfriend. Ramirez, 20, will serve […]

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Portales teen convicted for aggravated burglary

CNJ staff An 18-year-old Portales man is facing up to 12 years in prison for beating and severely injuring an 82-year-old woman while burglarizing her home, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Joel Zertuche was convicted Friday of aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary. According to the release: • […]

Portales Man Found Guilty by Jury of Aggravated Burglary

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Joel Zertuche, age 18, was convicted of one count of Aggravated Burglary and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Burglary.The incident stems from March 30th, 2008, when the Portales Police Department responded to a 911 call.

Midwestern routs Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Guards Nolan Richardson and Craig Green combined for 43 points and Midwestern State shot 61 percent from the field Saturday night in an 83-44 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s rout of Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs (14-5, 3-1 South), winning for the 11th time in their last […]