Judge nomination panel to evaluate six

The Ninth District Judges Nominating Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday in the Curry County Courthouse to evaluate six applicants for the state district court vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Robert Brack to the federal district court bench in Las Cruces. The commission meeting is open to the public. Applicants to […]

Court Dispositions 8/17

Here are recent dispositions recorded from June 11 to Aug. 5 in 9th Judicial District Court: • Victor Sotello, 21, pleaded guilty to attempted accessory to making a false affidavit and perjury, a misdemeanor. Sentenced to 364 days imprisonment with credit for one day served. Sentence suspended and placed on 364 days supervised probation with […]

Police blotter 8/17

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A Clovis mother called police about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday after her 8-year-old son told her three older boys tried to set him on fire near their home at the 2900 block of Virginia Avenue. The boy told police the older boys held […]

St. Vrain teen wins Sweepstakes

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Justin Lockmiller, 15, a Curry County resident, talks about winning the Curry County 4-H project entries sweepstakes Thursday in the Home Arts building at the fairgrounds. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler Have a large amount of wall space that needs covered? Perhaps a core group of 4-H kids can help you out. After […]

Muleshoe hit with West Nile outbreak

By Darrell Todd Maurina Muleshoe Area Medical Center says it now has three confirmed cases of West Nile virus and a dozen cases under investigation. In response, Muleshoe doctors urge residents to seek medical evaluation for persistent headaches and other flu-like symptoms. Dr. Joe Garrett, an epidemiologist with the Texas Department of Public Health, said […]

Vehicular homicide suspect denied bail reduction

By Darrell Todd Maurina Family members of Joe Martinez Jr. wept in the Curry County district courtroom Thursday afternoon when the judge denied pleas to reduce his bond on charges that include vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a July 4 crash that killed a Clovis woman. The defendant’s attorney, Tye Harmon of Clovis, […]

Eastern attracting more area freshmen

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Eastern New Mexico University recruiter Christina Gregg talks with Renee Locust, 18, of Clovis, about education opportunities at ENMU Thursday night at the Curry County Fair. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn PORTALES — Officials at Eastern New Mexico University say this year will bring a new five-year high of freshmen from the Clovis […]

Woman arrested in stabbing incident

By Darrell Todd Maurina Two onlookers chased down and captured a woman from Missouri who stabbed her daughter-in-law about 11 a.m. Thursday morning, according to Clovis police reports. Clovis Police Capt. Dan Blair said the daughter-in-law, Dawn Southern, 28, of Clovis, was treated and released at Plains Regional Medical Center following the incident outside an […]

Public Record 8/15

Compiled from court records from Aug. 7 through Aug. 13. Marriage Licenses Shawn Wayne Richardson, 24, to Patricia Ramirez, 20, both of Clovis. Santiago E. Martinez Jr., 32, to Nancy Chairez, 25, both of Clovis. Breck Brock, 33, of Stafford, Mo., to Tonya Monnett Moye, 32, of Lubbock. John R. Kerby, 43, to Yael Rebecca […]

Gator aide: Handler performs at fair show

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Jeff Quattrocchi, of Tampa, Fla., catches a Bull Alligator during The Swampmaster Gator Show Wednesday at the Curry County Fair. The Gator is an 8 1/2 feet and weighs 230 pounds. By Gary Mitchell Twelve-year-old Brooke Switzer of Clovis got a wet surprise Wednesday at the Curry County Fair when an […]