Texico officer involved in shooting back on job

Robin Fornoff A Texico police officer involved in the shooting of a 31-year-old woman is back on the job. Also on Wednesday, New Mexico State Police said their investigation into the Aug. 21 shooting of Lisa Salguero at her home is continuing and once complete, will be turned over to Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt […]

Former Curry County undersheriff named Texico police chief

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bowman lost his bid for Curry County Sheriff in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Former Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman has been hired as Texico’s police chief. Bowman was selected Tuesday night and will take the department’s reins Monday, according to City Personnel Director Doug Scioli. Scioli said […]

Driver cited in fatal accident

CNJ Staff The driver of a truck involved in a fatal two-vehicle accident July 24 near Pleasant Hill was cited last week for a moving traffic violation, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. John Folsom, 29, failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of N.M. 77 and N.M. 108, Curry County […]

Clovis man dies in accident near Pleasant Hill

CNJ staff A 48-year-old Clovis man died in a late-night collision Monday at an intersection one mile east of Pleasant Hill, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. George Lopez died at the scene, according to Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman. Bowman said a truck driven by John Folsom, 29, of Milk Transport Services in […]

Officials urge holiday caution

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer As Curry County residents prepare to light the barbecue grills and set off fireworks in celebration of Independence Day, county officials urge citizens to act responsibly. Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman said the Sheriff’s Department will be patrolling to ensure citizens are observing the fireworks ban. Bowman said deputies […]

Murray wins spirited sheriff’s primary

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Matt Murray did not cheer or burst into celebration early Wednesday morning when the final votes were counted and he was declared winner of a three-man Republican primary for Curry County sheriff. Instead, the announcement was met with quiet satisfaction, saturated with exhaustion and relief. In a spirited race, […]

Readers weigh in on sheriff’s race

Bowman full of energy, dedicated to citizens I would like to say a few words about Doug Bowman, a candidate for Curry County sheriff. I have known Doug all of his life. Doug and his family are members of the First Baptist Church. Doug comes from a family of long-term commitment to the Clovis community […]

Program seeks to educate preteens about drinking

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Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman speaks to James Bickley fifth-graders Thursday morning in their classroom about alcohol use and its effects. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The words scrawled in red across the board at the front of the classroom asked a sobering question: Why do kids drink? “Because parents […]

Tragedy highlights danger of traffic stops

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Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Glenn Russ has purchased extra safety gear with his own money. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An atmosphere of vigilance has settled over New Mexico law enforcement agencies since they lost one of their own in a routine traffic stop last week. When he stopped the […]

2/15 Letters to the editor

County residents stranded after 2 a.m. I noticed the ad in Sunday’s newspaper about Doug Bowman running for sheriff. I am very interested to know what Bowman or anyone else running for the position is going to do to change the Sheriff’s Department. We have recently had two robberies at our business in town, then […]