Pagans claim they are not misanthropic, just misunderstood

By Mike Linn They don’t worship the devil. They don’t prick voodoo dolls with pins. And while some members call themselves Wiccans, or witches, they say they don’t attempt to impose evil spells on their enemies. About 20 members of a newly formed Eastern New Mexico University group of college students call themselves pagans. One […]

Cannon AFB honors ‘Doc’

By Darrell Todd Maurina Cannon Air Force Base commander Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates knew Doc Stewart was popular at the highest levels of the Air Force. So when Cannon decided to host a reception for Stewart on Friday evening, Yates asked 15 Air Force generals formerly connected to Cannon to write letters he could read […]

Q&A: Muleshoe mayor to devote time to restaurant commitments

Muleshoe Mayor Victor Leal, 41, has announced his intention to resign in January. He said he plans to move to Amarillo and open a new Leal’s Mexican Restaurant. Q: You’ve made no secret about your political aspirations. How has politics influenced your decision to move to Amarillo after spending most of your life in your […]

At Cannon Air Force Base, it’s also about the family

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the 16th in a series of United Way agency profiles that began last month. Empathy from strangers never seems to be in short supply for spouses of Cannon Air Force Base personnel who have been sent away. But understanding from those in the same situation can be a […]

Court Dispositons 11/23

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: ° Raymond A. Gabbert pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary including battery. Sentenced to nine years in state prison, all but three suspended, with credit for 333 days served, and subject to two years parole release supervision. Placed on five years supervised probation with special conditions […]

Police Blotter 11/23

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded about 10 a.m. Tuesday to the 1800 block of West Seventh Street regarding fraudulent use of a Clovis man’s phone card. The man reported that someone obtained his access code and PIN, using it to make $306.50 worth of fraudulent […]

Cops and Courts 11/23

One of two Carlsbad police officers hospitalized after a shootout is a former Portales officer. Officer Eric Jameson, with Portales PD in 2001 and 2002, suffered multiple gunshot wounds in Thursday night’s confrontation with a suspect he was chasing. Another officer, Susan Kym Redman, was in critical condition on Saturday morning. The man they were […]

Governor honors one of Clovis’ own

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Doc Stewart laughs along with his wife Martha as they listen to New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson talk about Stewart’s service to the Clovis community Thursday at the city commission meeting. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King Gov. Bill Richardson told an audience at Clovis’ City Commission meeting Thursday that when he was a […]

Muleshoe man found dead at bottom of grain silo

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Muleshoe man died Thursday morning at a Farwell grain elevator owned by AGP Grain Marketing, according to Farwell police. Samuel Alvarado appears to have fallen into a grain silo and died as a result of suffocation, said Farwell Police Chief Robert Achterberg. “We received a 911 call approximately 10:35 a.m. […]

Vandals shooting out car windows in Clovis

By Darrell Todd Maurina Someone enjoys shooting out car windows in Clovis, according to Clovis police. Capt. Leon Morris of the Clovis Police Department said Curry County Crime Stoppers has offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for shooting at 45 cars between […]