9/9 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 31 through Sept. 8, 2005 : • Kevin Dale Russell, 19, to Mary Christine Mosqueda, 46, both of Clovis • Loyd Glen Tivis, 47, to Lisa Kay Massey, 42, both of Clovis • Chad Anthony Arington, 22, to Jennifer Rachel Harpold, 21, both of […]

9/9 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: On September 3, police responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon that happened on August 30 in the 400 block of Plaza St. The police officers learned that the female resident’s ex-boyfriend had been at her home picking […]

More Africanized bees found in Roosevelt County

Kevin Wilson Late in June, Jene Evans was doing yardwork at her home south of Kenna when a hum changed everything. “I kept hearing this humming noise, the way electricity lines will hum. “It just got louder and more intense,” Evans said. “The air was just black with bees where my patio angles off.” A […]

Clovis uses family approach in literacy program

Marlena Hartz A train of parents entered the Lockwood Elementary classroom. Mothers took seats next to their pre-school sons and daughters in a seamless addition to the brightly painted classroom. At snacktime, some poured milk for children and popped the day’s treat — strawberries — into their mouths. When storytime rolled around, parents settled into […]

Shooting suspect pleads


Jacob Roberts, 20, was Wednesday to a year in jail after agreeing to a plea of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of former CHS classmate J.T. Mitchell in March 2004. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent While memories of a state football championship will forever surround a group of […]

County Commission passes meth law

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission unanimously passed a meth ordinance Wednesday which will restrict the display and sale of cold and sinus medicine used in the production of methamphetamine. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler and a key member of the Region Five Drug Task Force told the commission meth […]

Music festival begins

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Music Festival official T-shirts say “Rave On” and visitors have begun arriving in anticipation of having a “raving” good time. According to Ernie Kos, Chamber of Commerce executive director, the artists slated to perform during the event began arriving in Clovis Wednesday. “It is very exciting,” Kos […]

Clovis prepared to take in 250 hurricane victims

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis is poised to embrace 250 Hurricane Katrina victims, and efforts to provide relief to victims continue, local officials said. Curry County Manager Dick Smith said the county could house victims in the 4-H and arts buildings at the Curry County Fairgrounds. He said that the county is on […]

Floodwaters receding in New Orleans

Knight Ridder Newspapers NEW ORLEANS — As floodwaters slowly receded Tuesday, more bodies surfaced and many more are expected, even as a new tropical threat lurked offshore. However, some shafts of light split the grim Gulf Coast reality. First, the shadow: A storm developing just off Florida’s east coast could strike as a hurricane by […]

Meth ordinance up for vote

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An attempt to crack down on methamphetamine production has begun with the passing of an ordinance limiting the sale of pseudophedrine-based cold and sinus products in Portales and Roosevelt County. Commissioners in Curry County and Clovis will vote on the ordinance proposed by 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler […]

Neighbors spearheading gas protest


Katherine Null, left, and Irene Tucker, are trying to organize a gas boycott in Clovis on Saturday to fight back against the oil industry. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A stack of hand-written fliers and the Internet their arsenal, neighbors Irene Tucker and Katherine Null are fighting rising gas prices. […]

New Mexico ‘a good state for homeschooling’

By Kevin Wilson With six children to teach and another on the way, Yvonne Elswick has gone through plenty of struggles as a mother and a parent who homeschools her children. The recent eastern New Mexico transplant was happy to find out the same independence she had in Denver also exists in New Mexico. Elswick […]

Domenici says key support for Cannon available

THE FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., on Tuesday received key support for ensuring the future of Cannon Air Force Base and set sights on finding federal legislation that can be used to bring a new mission to the base, a news release from his office said. Domenici met Tuesday with Sen. […]

Mother, daughter spend weekend volunteering for victims


Volunteers with Katrina’s Kids sort and box clothing that will be sent to victims of Hurricane Katrina Monday at the North Plains Mall in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Mother and daughter, Linda and Amanda Thrower, spent their holiday weekend cooking. They weren’t grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for […]

Albertson’s considering sale of company

The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — Albertson’s Inc. said Friday it was considering putting itself up for sale as well as other alternatives as the nation’s second-largest supermarket chain contends with sales that have lagged many of its rivals. Its shares surged 11 percent. The company — which operates about 2,500 stores including Albertson’s, Acme, […]

Official: Clovis won’t receive Katrina victims

Staff and wire reports Victims of Hurricane Katrina won’t be coming to Clovis after all, said Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for the city of Clovis and Curry County. De Los Santos said on Sunday he expected about 250 refugees from the storm would arrive in Clovis this week. But on Monday, he […]

Base closing process tense, emotional

By David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers The day before the Defense Base Closure and Realignment hearings opened in Washington, Gov. Bill Richardson was exchanging high fives and feeling confident Cannon Air Force Base could be spared from closure. One day later, that optimism gave way to uncertainty and concern, and Cannon backers said they weren’t sure […]

Two former members of Norman Petty Trio to meet again

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Next week’s Clovis Music Festival brings together two individuals who played significant roles in music history, not knowing their lives were linked. Mike Mitchell and Georgiana Hagen were members of the Norman Petty Trio in the 1950s, although not at the same time. They did not know they shared […]

Portales opens doors to hurricane victims

By Melanie Salazar: Freedom Newspapers With Hurricane Katrina forcing thousands of evacuations from the Gulf Coast area every day, Portales will soon be doing its part to help. The New Mexico Department of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency recently requested assistance from communities around the world to provide short and long-term housing for […]

9/4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Officers responded Aug. 25 to a call from the 800 block of Meriwether reporting a burglary in progress. Investigating officers found a man in a nearby alley, emanating a strong odor of alcohol, and detained him for questioning. They found several missing […]