Deputy’s heroic act will not be forgotten

I have always believed in guardian angels. You can’t raise two sons without the faith that someone else is watching over them. Between various occasions that required stitches, one who disappeared following the dog a mile from the house, and a car wreck that ended in the car being burned beyond recognition and not a […]

Clovis man airlifted to Lubbock after crash

Freedom New Mexico Sheriff deputies said Freedom New Mexico employee Bill Atkinson of Clovis was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital as a precaution for non-life threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash shutdown US-70 and N.M. 202/Cacahuate Road at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Malin Parker said a deputy on scene told him […]

Man shot by deputy charged in connection to stabbing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 23-year-old Fort Sumner man shot Monday by a De Baca County Deputy has been charged in connection with the stabbing and pursuit that led up to the shooting. Michael Christopher Fitschen, who remains hospitalized after being shot once in the abdomen, was charged Tuesday with aggravated battery with […]

Former interim jail administrator ‘let go’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Former Interim Deputy Administrator Kirk Roberts doesn’t believe he was “let go” for reasons being cited by the new administrator at Curry County jail. Roberts was dismissed Wednesday morning as part of what Administrator Keith Norwood classified as restructuring at the facility. “Dismissed is rather a strong term. He […]

Portales police investigating vandalism

Freedom New Mexico Portales police are investigating a string of almost a dozen broken windows in vehicles and homes they believe may be related. Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry said last week the reports picked up intensity for about four or five days but have since tapered off. “We probably took about 10 or […]

Police find 58 pounds of pot

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man and Lovington woman face felony charges after police say they caught the pair Thursday with 58 pounds of marijuana. Davis Howl, 42, and Melissa Flowers, 39, are charged with distribution of marijuana, according to Portales Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. Bond was set at $50,000 each. Both were jailed in […]

Education feature: New Clovis Christian superintendent planning tougher curriculum

kmuns0-716ccssuper.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Former deputy superintendent of Clovis schools will begin her new position as superintendent of the Clovis Christian School Aug. 1. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Former Clovis Municipal Schools deputy superintendent Ladona Clayton is moving up and a few blocks down the street. She’s the new superintendent of Clovis […]

CMS hires Martin to fill deputy vacancy

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools has tapped one of the district’s own to fill its deputy superintendent of instruction vacancy. Personnel Services Director Cindy Martin will take over for Ladona Clayton, who was named superintendent of Clovis Christian School earlier this month. Martin is to start her new job Aug. 1. […]

April 5, 2009 On the shelves

Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn features the deadly and charismatic hero Mitch Rapp as he wages a counter-terrorism war against a new enemy with the help of a fellow soldier who is as dedicated and as lethal as they come. iPod and iTunes by Guy Hart-Davis shows how to download music, videos, photos, podcasts, calendars, […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Club Notes

Clovis BPO Does The Clovis BPO Does No. 108 held a public ceremony on Jan. 17 at the Elks Lodge to install new officers for 2009. Bea Martel served as deputy supreme installing president and Linda Catanzaro served as deputy installing conductor. Kaye Parrish was the installing chaplin and the installing musician was marsh shade.