DA reviewing police shooting report

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JaWayne Helfferich, 39, was shot by a Texas officer after a police chase in November. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A months-long investigation into the shooting of a Clovis man after a police chase by Texas officers is now in the hands of the district attorney’s office. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday morning […]

City receives grant for rail spur

CNJ Staff The city will receive a $1 million federal grant today to construct a rail spur for the industrial park, according to Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry. U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M. will deliver the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration grant during a ceremony. Rail access for the city’s […]

4-2 James Bickley honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Mariah Chavez, Rynea East, Erick Granillo, Taylor Jones, Ananda Lewis, Tyler Rogers A/B: Eddie Cabrera, Veronica Lopez, Savana Nelson, Alejandro Perez, Rheanna Sammons, Rachel Webber-Eichem, Ashton Whitaker Fourth Grade A: Hannah Dillon, Chase Loomis. A/B: Christopher Chavez, Andres […]

2/4 James Bickley honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Erick Granillo, Ananda Lewis, Taylor Jones, Tyler Rogers, Rynea East A/B Honor Roll: Janell Stroud, Savana Nelson, Rachel Webber-Eichem, Mariah Chavez,Hank Lopes, A’lexus Apodaca, Alejandro Perez, Veronica Lopez. Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Caitlin Campbell, Emilio Romero, Chase Loomis A/B Honor Roll: Andres Garza, Samantha Lucero, Treyshanna Mathis, Omar Shaikh, […]

Bovina man leads police on chase

CNJ staff A Bovina man was being held at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on multiple charges Saturday after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended near Tolar, according to New Mexico State Police public information officer Jimmy Glascock. Marco Garcia, 20, was apprehended around 2 a.m. Saturday by State Police on U.S. 60/84 […]

Student profile: Derek Chase

Derek Chase, 18, is the son of Duane and Lisa Chase. He is a senior at Clovis High School. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Where everyone is in a good mood, and having a good time with no problems. Who is your favorite entertainer? Will Ferrell What’s so great about your favorite sport? […]

Social responsibility only good as CEO

By Walter Williams On Jan. 20, J.P. Morgan Chase announced it had completed research to determine whether it had any links to slavery. Its Web site announced: “Today, we are reporting that this research found that between 1831 and 1865 two of our predecessor banks — Citizens Bank and Canal Bank in Louisiana — accepted […]

Vasquez, Refugio

Refugio Vasquez Services: Have been held. Refugio “Rufus” Vasquez, 60, of Chase, Kan., died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at his home in Chase. He was born on May 14, 1944, in Clovis, to Refugio and Candida Gallegos Vasquez. He had been a resident of Chase since 1979 and formerly of Garden City, Kan., and Clovis. […]

My daughter had wild balloon ride in Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. The second part will be published in next Sunday’s Lifestyles section. Clovis is not the best place to have a hot air balloon fiesta, but that is just what Clovis did from 1980 through 1986. You never know what the […]

Tivis, Billy

Billy Tivis Services: Have been held. Mr. Billy Ray Tivis, 62, of Portales, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, in Roswell. He was born on Dec. 24, 1941, to Susie and Fate Tivis in Portales. He lived in Bethel for several years as a child and attended school in Floyd. Later he moved to Portales. He […]

Clovis senior lives up to promise

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Clovis senior Shea Chase has overcome a knee injury to qualify for the Class 5A state track meet in the discus. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Shea Chase will compete in the discus Saturday in the District 4-5A track meet, exactly six months since he underwent surgery to repair a knee he […]

Chase ends in rollover, a number of charges

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Saturday night chase through Clovis streets exceeded 80 mph and forced vehicles off the road before the driver crashed in a rollover north of town, Clovis police said. “When he was initially stopped, the one thing he was facing was driving on revocation — he now has felony and numerous […]

High-speed chase in Clovis ends with wrecked car, arrested driver

Cops and Courts An 18-year-old Clovis man was arrested Tuesday after leading three law enforcement agencies on a chase that ended with the man crashing his car. Officials said the chase exceeded 70 mph and the man’s two stepchildren were inside the car. No one was seriously injured, officials said. Complaints against Sergio Silguero, 18, […]

Teen of the Week – Shea Chase

Shea Chase, 18, is the son of Debra Feltner and Steve Miller and is a senior at Clovis High School. What is your theme song? Thunderstruck (AC-DC) Who’s invited to your fantasy dinner party, and why? My family and those who are close to me, and most importantly, God! What do you envision your life […]

Two arrested after high-speed chase

By Darrell Todd Maurina Curry County deputies arrested two men about 1:30 a.m. Saturday after a chase exceeding 100 mph through Clovis streets and on county roads. One of the men, Gabriel Rodriguez, 20, is alleged to have escaped from a Texas jail. Rodriguez was in the Curry County Adult Detention Center Saturday with charges […]

Cats break out pads

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Clovis High School junior running back Phillip Williams cuts back against senior cornerback Chris Mondragon during Thursday’s first practice in full pads for the Wildcats at the high school. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler There’s a different sound to football practice once the pads are strapped on. The general noises of breathing hard […]

Bilberry, Trey

Trey Bilberry Services: Have been held. Trey Bilberry, 3, of Kenna, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on June 5, 1999, in Roswell, to Cheree and Jeff Bilberry. Family members said he loved life and people. He was an outgoing little boy, and independent. He was fascinated […]