Art educational assistants being cut from elementary schools

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Highland Elementary art educational assistant Mary Amaro goes through examples of the various types of art mediums and methods Wednesday her class has worked on during the school year. Clovis Municipal Schools administration has chosen to eradicate the position of art educational assistant next year at the elementary schools to […]

Raku How-To

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Krystal Allen of Clovis works the earthenware clay of a box she made for the Raku pottery class at Clovis Community College. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ STAFF WRITER There is a classroom at Clovis Community College where the chairs are covered in clay crusted finger and hand prints. The sculpture […]

Sept. 7 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 30 through Wednesday: Donald Raymond Scoville, 53, to Julia Charmayne Hood, 48, both of Lubbock Arnoldo Chaparro, 26, to Anilu Rascon, 25, both of Clovis Antonio Corral, 29, to Chloe Terri Goode, 26, both of Clovis Guillermo Mendoza, 46, to Elva Baltazar Lujan, 50, […]

Court upholds murder conviction

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — The state Supreme Court has upheld the convictions and prison sentence of a Clovis man for a 2001 murder and robbery. Pedro J. Amaro was sentenced to life in prison plus 31 years for murder, robbery, burglary, arson and other crimes in the stabbing death of Ken Smith […]

Amaro given life plus 31 years

By Darrell Todd Maurina Following tearful and bitter pleas by family and friends of a Clovis man killed in April 2001, 9th District Court Judge Stephen Quinn sentenced Pedro Joaquin Amaro, 30, of Clovis, to life in prison plus 31 years. Amaro also must make an undetermined amount of restitution to the family of his […]

Pedro Amaro expected to receive life in prison

CNJ Staff The man convicted of murdering Clovis resident Kenneth Smith will receive a mandatory life sentence this morning in Ninth Judicial District Court. According to Ninth Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter, state law requires Judge Steven Quinn to give Pedro Amaro, 27, of Clovis, a mandatory life sentence following his conviction on March 10 […]

Amaro trial enters second day

Cutline goes here cutline goes here cutline goes here Eric Butler Prosecutors called eight witnesses to the stand in the first-degree murder trial of Pedro Amaro on Wednesday. Amaro is being tried in connection with the April 2001 death of Kenneth Smith of Clovis. He could face life in prison if convicted. Amaro’s girlfriend at […]