Grand jury to decide charge in gun death

Cops and Courts Ninth Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter said the Mark Madrid case will be sent to a grand jury to determine what charges he should face. “It could possibly be a first-degree murder, second-degree murder, or voluntary homicide,” Carter said. Madrid was arrested Monday for open murder in connection with the shooting death […]

Shoup, Lorene Davis

Lorene Davis Shoup Services: Will be held at a later date. Mrs. Lorene Davis Shoup, 89, of Cotati, Calif., a retired school teacher, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, in Petaluna, Calif. She was born on May 23, 1914, in Clarendon, Texas, to Emmet and Ellen Whitaker Davis. She graduated from Ranchvale High School in 1932. […]

Engagements 2/15

Keim-Robins Dr. Glenn and Kyra Keim of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kerry Anne Keim of Lubbock, to Timothy Wade Robins of Lubbock, son of Ron and Kay Robins of Fritch, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. (CST) on March 6, 2004, at United Methodist Church in […]

February brings major traffic operations

Cops and Courts The Clovis Police Department will conduct intensive traffic enforcement operations during February, according to Capt. Dan Blair. While operations will be conducted throughout the city, Blair said three intersections on North Prince have become particular areas of concern. “The city is growing; we see more traffic problems here,” Blair said. “Within the […]

Odom: Teen of the week

Alicia Odom, 18, the daughter of Jerry and Marilyn Odom, is a senior at Clovis High School. What did you think about on Sept. 11, 2001? I was totally shocked that something like that could happen. I was very glad that America pulled together and that patriotism has increased as a result. What is your […]

Black, Ralph

Ralph Black Services: Have been held. Ralph Black, 93, of Portales died Monday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on June 24, 1910, in Stafford County, Kan., to Cynthia Cora and Harry Gordon Black. From 1934 until 1938 he owned and operated his own printing shop in Portales. He […]

Lawyers disagree on sex-crime legislation

By Darrell Todd Maurina New laws passed recently by the New Mexico legislature markedly increase penalties for sex offenders whose victims are children. Two criminal defense attorneys who have handled sex-related cases in the 9th Judicial District have opposite views of the new legislation. Clovis attorney Michael Garrett said the new laws give prosecutors important […]

Local officials not impressed with special session

By Darrell Todd Maurina Local elected officials praised the recent decision to increase sex-offender penalties, but didn’t have much else good to say about the special session of the state legislature. “I think the timing was poor; everything we accomplished I think we could have done in January,” said Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis. Sen. Stuart […]

Wuori, Frederick

Frederick Wuori Services: Have been held. Mr. Frederick A. Wuori, 88, of San Antonio, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, in San Antonio. He was born March 2, 1915, in Duluth, Minn., to Charles Frederick and Selma Kagas Wuori. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1939. He served in the U.S. […]

Ethnic affairs director to be advocate, organizer

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LaTanya Lowery, director of ethnic affairs at Clovis Community College, right, helps students Marisela Rivera, 17, left, and Kim Glotzbach, 19, look for job openings. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Helena Rodriguez LaTanya Lowery describes her new role at Clovis Community College as an advocate, a resource person, a public relations officer, a student activities […]

Crockett, Donald

Donald Crockett Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Portales Cemetery. Mr. Donald R. Crockett, 67, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Life Care Center in Farmington. He was born Aug. 5, 1936, in Comanche, Okla., to Virginia and Eddie Crockett. He grew up in Portales. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1960 and his master’s degree […]

Cops and Courts 6/8

A Curry County grand jury handed down first degree murder indictments Friday afternoon in the double homicide of Wesley Griest and Alex Rodriguez on Feb. 28. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter, the grand jury indicted Dominic L. Murphy, 25, of Clovis, on two counts of first degree murder and tampering with evidence, […]

Cops and Courts

A Curry County grand jury handed down first degree murder indictments Friday afternoon in the double homicide of Wesley Griest and Alex Rodriguez on Feb. 28. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter, the grand jury indicted Dominic L. Murphy, 25, of Clovis, on two counts of first degree murder and tampering with evidence, […]

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 […]

Clovis woman given prison term in slaying

Darrell Maurina A Clovis resident received an eight-year prison sentence on Friday in connection with the 2001 stabbing death of Kenneth Smith. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter, Valorie Duhon, 26, entered a plea agreement in September 2001, and was convicted of accessory to second-degree murder, a second-degree felony; residential burglary, a third-degree […]

658 students graduate

By Janet Bresenham Friday night saw the 17th commencement convocation ceremony for Clovis Community College, where 253 graduates were presented with associates’ degrees or certificates of completion. Beth DeFoor, CCC director of marketing and public relations, said that since the college now includes fall and spring graduates in one ceremony each May, the group of […]

Senior grows with college experience

By Mike Linn PORTALES — They’ve met significant others; learned to function on little or no sleep; and have merrily embraced the university social scene during their time at Eastern New Mexico University. Now they move on, a degree on their resume and memories to last a lifetime tattooed safely in their minds. Some call […]

Reuther, Angela

 Angela Christine Reuther Services: Have been held. Angela Christine Reuther, 23, a resident of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in an automobile accident on Highway 104 in San Miguel County. She was born Sept. 14, 1979 in Tacoma, Wash. She attended schools in Anchorage, Alaska; Flagstaff and Camp Verde, Ariz., where she participated […]

Henry, Porter

Porter Henry Services: Have been held. Mr. Porter Davis “Pat” Henry, 61, of Portales, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at his home. He was born on May 25, 1941, in Carlsbad, to Madge and A.P. Henry. He graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1959. He attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, graduating with a […]