Fighting holiday blues

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fern Tredway of Texico displays a cross she hangs on her Christmas tree each year to commemorate her daughter, Dayna Tredway, who died in a car accident in October 2005. By Jim Mentink: CNJ Correspondent Brightly shining red and green balls. Resin-coated reindeer and snowmen. Tinsel, popcorn strings and tiny […]

Officials say meth arrests declining

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Behind marijuana, methamphetamine remains the second drug of choice for users in Clovis and Curry County, according to officials. And the destructive nature of the drug poses a community concern because it feeds crime rates and causes health and family deterioration, they say. Although meth production is down, meth-related […]

Cats roll to win over Cavemen

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — For a couple of minutes, at least, it must have seemed like “here we go again” for the Clovis High boys basketball team. Lowly Carlsbad, which has given the Wildcats trouble on its home floor in the recent past, grabbed a 5-0 lead in the first couple of minutes in Tuesday’s […]

Clovis man sentenced to eight years

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man convicted of voluntary manslaughter in September was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday by a district judge. James Rogers, 44, received the maximum for voluntary manslaughter of six years, an additional year for a firearm enhancement and another for aggravated circumstances. A Curry County jury […]

Bustos, Juan

Juan Bustos Services: have been held. Juan Bustos, 44, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Burial will be at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis. Philip Crystal Services: 9:30 a.m. today at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Philip E. Crystal, […]

Judge postpones mansalaughter sentencing

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A district judge on Monday postponed the sentencing of a Clovis man convicted of voluntary manslaughter, saying he needed a diagnostic evaluation of the defendant before making his decision. District Judge Joe Parker said he would like to learn specific anger issues that affect James Rogers, 43, of Clovis. […]