Clovis man arrested on child pornography charges

During the evening of May 29, 2009, Curry County Sheriff’s Office investigators, with assistance from the Clovis Police Department, executed a Search Warrant at 809 Laurelwood, Apartment A, concerning an investigation into sexual exploitation of children by use of the Internet. Virgil Garcia (25 YOA) and Isaiah Garcia (19 YOA) were found inside the residence.

May 31 Letters to the Editor

There will always be need for news I was amused when I read the full-page statement in the May 22 CNJ by the Newspaper Association of America on the “reality” about newspapers. I fully agree that newspapers are great, but here in Clovis the Amarillo, Lubbock and Albuquerque papers have ceased delivery. The “reality” of […]

Sotomayor’s stances on issues remain unclear

Freedom New Mexico The Senate Judiciary Committee no doubt will have many relevant questions for Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor concerning what role, if any, her gender, ethnicity and empathy play in her judicial reasoning, her judicial temperament and her judicial philosophy. For today we’d like to explore what her written opinions tell us […]

Magistrate court encouraging fine payment

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Magistrate Court wants to get the word out —

Cannon, community volunteers begin to unearth Blacktower site

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sr. Airman Zayed Antonio was one of about 15 volunteers who came to the Blacktower cemetery to help uncover graves during Saturday’s clean up day. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Stepping into the shoes of archeologists, volunteers from Cannon Air Force Base and the community carefully removed several feet […]

Volunteers help spruce up Main Street

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kylee McCormick, 7, tried to paint the building instead of herself with little luck. A group of volunteers helped Clovis MainStreet repaint some of the buildings in downtown Saturday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Slowly but surely, white paint delivered by rollers covered the chipped brick red paint at […]

Man recounts finding 7-year-old in wrecked jeep

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer On a dark, deserted road, five friends returning to town after visiting a friend quickly gained on the vehicle ahead as it slowly criss-crossed the highway. Many possibilities circled through their minds — a drunk driver, a crime in progress, someone ill or injured. But nothing prepared them for […]

5-31 Bankruptcies

The following bankruptcies were filed in Roswell. • Joseph Reyes Garcia, Chapter 7, filed date: 5/15/2009, Curry County• Maria T. McEwen-Hayes, Chapter 7, filed date: 5/19/2009, Curry County• Janice M. Boney, Chapter 7, filed date: 5/19/2009, Curry County• Calista Glen Cary, Chapter 7, filed date: 5/20/2009, Curry County• Marvenar Smith, Chapter 7, filed date: 5/22/2009, […]

5-31 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Bird causes morning power outage

At 6:41 a.m. Saturday, a bird flew into a north Clovis substation, causing damage to the equipment and shutting down power for north Clovis neighborhoods for an hour and 36 minutes, according to Xcel Spokesman Wes Reeves. Reeves said the outage lasted longer than usual when the equipment needed repairs. About 2,400 Xcel customers were […]