Dec. 30, 1933

City commissioners voted to make an application for a federal public works loan to be used for additional improvements to the city park. … “Man’s Castle” featuring Spencer Tracy was showing at the Lyceum Theatre. … Wick’s Modern Hatcheries, 310 W. Grand St., offered 50 baby chicks to the mother and father of Curry County’s […]

Security troop surge may provide not worth costs

Freedom Newspapers In his State of the Union message, President Bush, echoing previous comments from Defense Secretary Robert Gates, announced he will ask Congress for authority to increase the U.S. armed forces by 92,000 people over the next five years — 65,000 additional soldiers for the Army, bringing the total to 547,000, and 27,000 additional […]

Crash witness amazed to find survivors

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Bryan Kos was planting wheat north of Melrose when the sounds of a low-flying helicopter caught his attention late Monday morning. As he watched, the chopper flew past him before crashing into a nearby maize field, he said. Jumping from his tractor and running toward the cloud of dust […]

Early voting turnout consistent to previous years

CNJ Staff Seven percent of Curry County’s registered voters have exercised their right to vote during early voting that began Oct. 10. The general election is Nov. 7. According to Curry County Deputy Clerk and Election Administrator Coni Jo Lyman, 1,498 of 21,179 registered voters have already cast their ballots. The county clerk’s office has […]

Prejudice not uncommon in hiring process

By Walter E. Williams: wwilliam@gmu.edu In recent weeks, I’ve offered operational definitions for some of the terms used in the discussion of race. The first was discrimination, which can be broadly defined as the act of choice. When one selects one activity, good or person, of necessity he must discriminate against an alternative activity, good […]

Convicted shooter given 13 more years

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An additional 13 years was tacked on Monday to a life sentence of a 33-year-old Clovis man convicted last month of first-degree murder. William Riley will have to serve 43 years in prison before he is eligible for parole in connection with the June 2005 shooting death of Roshawn […]

Police briefing from Dec. 19

Additional interviews were conducted this weekend by the Major Crime Unit and additional evidence was also collected. The items collected will be delivered to the DPS Crime Lab in Santa Fe for forensic testing. Currently there has not been any arrests made. Additional information will be available when appropriate.

Police briefing from Dec. 16

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that the Major Crimes Unit continues the investigation into the homicide of 30 year-old Laura McNaughton. To further update the media, please be advised that approximately four additional search warrants were served in Curry County today. This makes approximately twenty search warrants that have been served throughout […]

Woman’s body found outside Pleasant Hill

CNJ staff The body of a 30-year-old Clovis woman was found at 2:24 p.m. on Saturday about two miles south of the Pleasant Hill Fire Department. A news release from Clovis police said the remains of Laura McNaughton, 30, were found in a ditch on the west side of County Road C. The news release […]

PRMC parking nearing completion

CNJ staff CLOVIS — The parking lot construction taking place at Plains Regional Medical Center will be completed within the next three weeks, according to Wes White, chief operating and financial officer for the hospital. The northeast parking lot will be closed during construction, however additional parking has been constructed on the existing southeast parking […]

Help possibly on way for DA

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The average case load for prosecutors in the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office may be cut by a quarter by July. Before adjourning on Saturday, the New Mexico Legislature granted the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office its request for five additional employees, three of whom are prosecutors. Each prosecutor […]

More charges filed in slayings

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Photos of homicide victims Odis and Doris Newman are displayed along with a variety of BB and pellet guns at a news conference Thursday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Additional charges were filed Thursday in connection with last week’s slaying of two longtime Portales residents. Police also […]

Harden appears Senate winner

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clint Harden will return to the state Senate next month, according to county clerks who participated in a recount of votes involving the Republican incumbent from Clovis and Robert Frost, D-San Jon. State officials said Thursday they’ve not received official results, but the clerks said Harden’s 36-vote lead prior […]

Clovis teacher awarded PNM grant

CNJ Staff PNM awarded $1,000 to provide a Clovis teacher with additional tools for teaching about water use in New Mexico, according to a news release. The program funded was “A Report Card on Green Acres,” proposed by Terry Pipkin of Highland Elementary School. Students will investigate Green Acres, a collection spot for the community’s […]