Gunman angry about domestic dispute

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A gunman angry about a domestic violence dispute with his girlfriend forced his way into the manufacturing plant where she works and killed two employees Monday before turning the gun on himself. Four others were wounded in a rampage police said was motivated by the shooter’s disgust over a domestic […]

Press release: Clovis Woman Wins $50,000 New Mexico Lottery Prize

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Courtesy photo Bock ALBUQUERQUE – Gloria Bock won a $50,000 prize from the New Mexico Lottery playing a Scratcher game based on rock entertainment legend Aerosmith. On Wednesday, the Clovis resident bought the $5 “Aerosmith

Commission proposing tax hike

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Courtesy graphic A proposed judicial complex would create a megaplex of justice and county government facilities occupying three blocks of downtown Clovis. Sharna Johnson Curry County commissioners on Wednesday approved a $33 million plan that includes raising taxes to fund a new judicial complex. Now they need voter approval. The plan, presented by Kevin Powers […]

Press release: Flood advisory for Curry, Roosevelt

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

Albuquerque man arrested for child solicitation

CNJ staff Police said a 35-year-old Albuquerque man was arrested Saturday when he showed up at what he believed to be the home of an 11-year-old girl he had arranged to meet. Kevin Dwyer is being held at the Curry County jail on two felony counts of child solicitation by electronic communication device, according to […]

First person: Hometown girl

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Courtesy photo: Bob Morgan Bethanie Baker of Clovis represented Clovis in the Mrs. New Mexico pageant June 19. Bethanie Baker competed in the Mrs. New Mexico pageant as Mrs. Clovis on Albuquerque on June 19. Baker said she didn’t quite make her goal of getting into the top five, making it instead into the top […]

Press release: Racetrack officials appeal license revocation

ALBUQUERQUE – The La Mesa Racetrack and Casino announced today it has appealed last month’s decision of the Gaming Control Board (GCB) to revoke its gaming license, fighting back by saying that it had complied with all the issues raised by the GCB and that the Board did not give it appropriate legal due process […]

Pearce, Mullins win GOP congressional primaries

By Tim Korte: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Steve Pearce will get a chance to win back his old job as a U.S. representative, defeating a little-known Republican primary challenger in the 2nd Congressional District race. Pearce, a three-term former congressman, defeated Roswell-area farmer Cliff Pirtle in Tuesday’s GOP primary. Pearce said campaigning across the […]

Martinez wins GOP gubernatorial primary

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Republican Susana Martinez became the nation’s first Hispanic woman nominated for governor Tuesday night and will face Democrat Diane Denish in the general election to decide who becomes New Mexico’s first female governor. It will be the third time in U.S. history that two women will run […]

Colon, Sanchez, take lieutenant governor nominations

By Tim Korte: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Democrat Brian Colon and Republican John Sanchez have won their parties’ nominations for New Mexico lieutenant governor. Tuesday’s results mean Colon will be paired on the Democratic ticket with gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish in the November general election. Sanchez will run on the GOP side with Susana […]

Clovis woman going to Albuquerque for Mrs. New Mexico pageant

CNJ staff Bethanie Baker of Clovis was selected as Mrs. Clovis America 2010. She will represent Clovis in the 2010 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant June 19 at the Albuquerque Journal Theater. The winner of the pageant will advance to the national Mrs. America Pageant. Information: 970-674-0944

Press release: Seven public housing authorities awarded grants

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that seven public housing authorities in New Mexico will receive a total of $191,090 to protect the rental assistance provided to families currently participating in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program. These agencies are among nearly 600 nationwide that will receive additional funding because […]

Police: Former Clovis chief victim of extortion plot

Former Clovis police chief and city manager Raymond Mondragon was the victim of an extortion scheme and robbery at an Albuquerque hotel early Wednesday morning. Three men have been arrested, court records show. According to an arrest affidavit filed in Albuquerque Metro Court, the three admitted hatching a plan to blackmail Mondragon, threatening to ruin […]

Press Release: Clovis housing among HUD awards

ALBUQUERQUE– U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that eight public housing authorities in New Mexico will receive a total of $554,568 to provide individuals with Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers with the necessary job training to put them on a path toward self-sufficiency.

Winter driving conditions through northern N.M.

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Difficult driving conditions are increasing throughout northern New Mexico. The state Department of Transportation has not posted any road closures but a winter storm moving through New Mexico is leaving roads icy or slushy. Motorists are being urged to use caution and reduce their speed. Difficult driving conditions are reported […]

Press Release: Winter storm warning until Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow…which is in effect from 5 p.m. this afternoon to 11 a.m. Tuesday. • Snow accumulations…snowfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches below 7,500 feet can be expected with 6 to 12 inches above 7,500 feet. Locally higher amounts will be […]

Hobson leads No. 12 New Mexico over Wyoming 83-61

By Tim Korte: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s Steve Alford has 300 wins as a Division I coach. He’ll fight to make sure his Division III mark goes into the record book, too. Darington Hobson had 20 points and 10 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season, Phillip McDonald scored 14 points […]

Clovis Christian students make ready for science bowl

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian students Kevin Naceanceno, from left to right, Kebly Bell, Colby Whitten and Nicholas Cody practice for the Science Bowl Thursday during lunch at the school. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer During lunch at Clovis Christian School, nine high school students eat lunch and attempt to quickly answer […]

Winter storm warning issued

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sue Ann Smith of Clovis winds around puddles as she crosses Pile Street Wednesday. Smith said she was out running errands on her lunch hour. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After rain and snow Wednesday, a National Weather Service winter storm warning for heavy snow in Curry, Quay and […]

Press Release: Chandler to announce for attorney general

Republican Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler will be making a campaign announcement for New Mexico Attorney General today at the Metropolitan Courthouse in Albuquerque. WHEN: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 1:15 PM WHERE: Metropolitan Courthouse 401 Lomas Boulevard Northwest Albuquerque, NM 87102