School board sends $5 million bond issue to voters

Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis Municipal School Board voted Monday night to ask voters to approve a $5 million bond issue for building projects that could lead to additional state matching grants of more than $5.7 million. The proposal would require a Feb. 3 vote, but school officials and bond consultants said it shouldn’t require […]

Attorney: Sex-exploitation photos may have been altered

By Darrell Todd Maurina Editor’s note: This story contains information that some readers may find offensive. The Clovis News Journal is withholding the suspect’s name in an effort to protect the identity of the child involved. The attorney of a 30-year-old Clovis woman accused of sexually exploiting a child said the digital photos of his […]

Alleged abuser arrested

By Darrell Todd Maurina A 30-year-old woman will be arraigned this afternoon in Curry County District Court following the discovery of photographs that show her sexually abusing a child, officials said. According to an arrest warrant filed Monday with the court, Clovis police arrived about 12:45 p.m. Monday at an elementary school and were presented […]

Roswell man arraigned on vehicular homicide

By Tony Parra The criminal history of a Roswell man accused of vehicular homicide in the death of a 2-week-old boy may be a factor in a case involving driving under the influence of an intoxicating liquor. Brian Moshier, 40, was arraigned on Monday in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. He has four prior convictions for […]

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, […]

Vehicular homicide suspect arraigned

By Gary Mitchell In an emotional arraignment via video Monday, a 32-year-old Clovis man charged with vehicular homicide pleaded for a light bond for his family’s sake. Magistrate Judge Rick Hollis set the bond at $50,000 cash in connection with the death of Bobbie Lynn Sandoval, 39, who was killed Friday while attending a holiday […]