Press release: Two Muleshoe homicide suspects arrested

This evening at approximately 6:00 P.M. the Muleshoe Police Department in conjunction with the Texas Rangers, apprehended two suspects that had warrants issued for their alleged involvement in the early morning shooting death of 19 year old Rolando Sauceda of Muleshoe. The two suspects are identified as 1.) Daniel Mendoza 20 years of age of […]

Press release: Portales man sentenced for second-degree murder

Portales, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Isaac Montano, Jr., age 48, was sentenced to serve twenty (20) years in the Department of Corrections for Second Degree Murder and Armed Robbery.

National Veterans Golden Age Games begin

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Hundreds of veterans from around the nation are making their way to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete in the 24th National Veterans Golden Age Games, the largest annual sports competition of its kind in the world. The events run through Monday. “This extraordinary event is a true testament to […]

Old fashions just seem silly now

By Glenda Price: State columnist Past a certain age, I’ve learned, you no longer “step” into the saddle…you “climb” on, thankful your horse is well-trained and doesn’t try to take off before you’re mounted. I’ve learned some other things, too. That hat with the 5-inch brim that was sooo cute and (maybe) sexy when I […]

Hand-me-down thinking not needed

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Often those who study the history of philosophy and compare it to the history of other disciplines, especially science, complain that in philosophy no progress is made, that philosophers keep talking about the same thing, that nothing ever gets resolved. It appears clear that in each age most […]

Press Release: Two from Clovis convicted of trafficking

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that James Metzger, age 38, was convicted of one (1) count of Trafficking Methamphetamines, a second degree felony, and sentenced to three (3) years in the Department of Corrections. Additionally, Anna Goodwin, age 38, was also convicted of one (1) count of Trafficking Methamphetamines, a second degree […]

School age program receives top accreditation

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Maria Lugaro, a School Age Program assistant, teaches children how to make holiday pajama pants . The program received 5-star accrediation by the National Afterschool Association, and is one of only eight accredited programs in New Mexico. By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs When parents […]

Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King dies at age 85

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Day trip: Museum focuses on nuclear history

Courtesy of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque offers a trip through nuclear history. Place: The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Location: The museum is located at 601 Eubank Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. It is 210 miles or roughly a three […]

Press release: Clovis man sentenced to 18 years for criminal sexual contact of a minor

Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that Nick Trujillo, age 36, was sentenced to eighteen (18) years in the Department of Corrections for Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor, a second degree felony.

PRMC changes visitation policy

Freedom New Mexico Plains Regional Medical Center announced a new visitation policy Friday, citing efforts to help stop the spread of flu. Visitors must be at least 15 years old and all visitors will be limited to two per patient at any one time. Here are some exceptions to the age requirement for visitors age […]

First person: Fire chief celebrating 35 years

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fire chief Ray Westerman will celebrate 35 years with the department on Jan. 16. On Jan. 16, Fire Chief Ray Westerman will celebrate 35 years with the Clovis Fire Department. He was hired as a probationary fire fighter at age 18 and worked is way up through the ranks to […]

Musician likes keeping old tunes alive

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist He began playing music for cowboy dances at age 12. Oh, I forgot, I’m talking about Wayne Crume, who was born in 1924 in Kenna. Wayne’s mother, Helen Crume, was an accomplished piano player, and she tried to teach Wayne to play piano, but she finally gave up and let […]

Press release: Women sentenced for aiding in escape

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Robin Kirven, age 40, and Samantha Wallace, age 21, was convicted of Harboring a Felon. The incident stems from August 24th, 2008, when Michael England, along with seven other jail inmates escaped from the Curry County Detention Center.

Competitive equals

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Anderson put her full force into the ball Saturday during the fourth inning of the team’s game against Coronitas Mas Fina at Bob Spencer Field. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico All sports have a high level of competitive play […]

Many outdoor options at Bottomless Lakes

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Courtesy photo Bottomless Lakes State Park is located 15 miles southeast of Roswell. Trout fishing, biking, hiking, swimming, sailing, picnicking, camping and bird watching are some of the common activities that visitors can enjoy. Place: Bottomless Lakes State Park Location: The park is located 15 miles southeast of Roswell. It is roughly 122 miles, or […]

Hard not to get set in your ways

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist When my husband and I first became 4-H leaders we had what we thought were great new ideas about ways to run the county contests. An older couple (who had been in charge of county events since probably the stone age) countered each suggestion for a new or different way […]

Perspective always changes as we age

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Lots of things change as we get older. If you don’t believe that, just take a look at your kids. And I don’t even have to look that far. I can just look at my kids’ dogs. Ol’ Zeke, the college dog, is a Great Dane. Our son Chris called […]

Historian considers fates of citizens

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Here I am in 2009 at age 77, still kicking and writing columns for the Clovis News Journal. Last week I found some old obituaries and they were all from 1977. Now why is that? I’m 77 and they all died in ’77? There was Ross P. Almoney, 62, born […]

News release: Portales man sentenced to maximum for home invasion

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Joel Zertuche, age 19, was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections.