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 […]

Late Mustangs run tops Zias

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Freshman forward Cierra Thompson’s layup with 12:01 left broke the game’s final tie and kicked off a 12-0 run that lifted Midwestern State to a 66-58 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The Mustangs (7-11, 2-2 South) put four players […]

Frugality easier than you think

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Tough economic times require tough action. A check of the daily headlines or your 401K statement will tell the time for that action is now. Sales are down in lots of businesses, wage freezes or layoffs are occurring and the job market is tight. One of the best […]

Deciding fate of detainees is larger issue

Freedom New Mexico The news that President Obama has signed an executive order to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay is welcome indeed. The detainee center has become an international symbol of the practice of skirting U.S. and international law and torture. Whether the torture allegations are valid or not — and we’re inclined […]

Jury selection set for Monday

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Quay man suing county over cattle guards

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun

Road show offers info about TV’s switch to digital

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Angie Malone, media spokesperson for the National Association of Broadcasters, answers a Clovis resident’s question Saturday outside Clovis-Carver Public Library concerning the switch to digital television, set to happen Feb. 17. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

1/25 Public record

Dispositions The following criminal cases were recently closed through the 9th Judicial District Court. To view individual cases, visit http://www.nmcourts. gov/caselookup/app and search by case number. Searches can also be conducted using last name, first name and by comparing the case number to the search returns. Under the “Register of Actions Activity” section of each […]

1-25 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. Jan. 14 an officer responded to a vehicle crash on First Street. A city employee said he hit the vehicle in front of him when it slowed to make a turn onto Mitchell Street. The 21-year-old was issued a […]

Cannon undergoing major facelift

U.S. Air Force photo: Danielle Martin Contractors with Wilhite Inc. and Noel continue their ongoing construction of Cannon’s new Airmen Center. The center will include a dining facility, post office, community center and other services. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections When Col. Steve Hoarn’s phone rings, or a piece of paper comes across his desk […]

Cannon undergoing major facelift

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Airmen’s Center will include a kitchen twice as large as the one used now at Cannon, along with the base post office and a recreation center. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Col. Steve Hoarn’s phone rings, or a piece of paper comes across his desk at Hurlburt […]