April 12, 2009 Bankruptcies

Bankruptcies The following bankruptcies were filed in court in Roswell: • Jason Earl Shonkwiler and Jennifer Ann Shonkwiler, Chapter 7, file date: 4/6/2009, Curry County • Tracee Lyn Saul, file date: 4/7/2009, Chapter 7, file date: 4/7/2009, Curry County • Jerry D. McCarty and Lori A. McCarty, Chapter 7, file date: 4/7/2009, Curry County • […]

March 22, 2009 Bankruptcies

The following bankruptcies were filed in court in Roswell: • Michael Ray Wampler and Christina Marie Rose Wampler, Roosevelt County, Chapter 7, March 14, • Chris Dale Sturdevant, Quay County, Chapter 7, March 17, • Kenneth Harold Terry and Betty Louise Terry, Quay County Chapter 7, March 18

Jan. 18 Letters to the Editor

Say no to domestic partnerships Every New Mexico citizen should be alerted to the fact that two domestic partnership bills (SB12/HB21) have been pre-filed in the state Legislature. These bills will be introduced as soon as the Legislature convenes and the gay supporters hope to have them passed within two weeks. We oppose these bills […]

Nov. 30, 2008 Bankruptcies

The following bankruptcies for Curry County were filed last week in Roswell:• Amber Nicole Padilla, Chapter 7, Nov. 24• Roy Lee Burnett and Dixi Sue Burnett, Chapter 13, Nov. 26

Nov. 16 Bankruptcies

The following bankruptcies were filed in court in Roswell between Nov. 6 and Thursday: • Shannon Renee Perry, Chapter 7, 11/06/2008, Curry County • Pam Diane James, Chapter 7, 11/07/2008, Curry County • Henley Fred Brown and Norma Ann Brown, Chapter 7, 11/13/2008, Curry County

Prosecutors want trial moved

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Prosecutors want the trial of a Clovis man charged with more than 100 counts of child molestation moved to Portales because of publicity, according to court records. A motion filed in the 9th Judicial District Court on Thursday cites prejudicial news coverage and statements made by the defendant’s brother […]

Nov. 2, 2008 Bankruptcies

The following bankruptcies were filed in court in Roswell between Sept. 29 and Monday: • Raymond Jaramillo and Virginia Mildred Jaramillo, Curry County, Chapter 13, Sept. 29 • Andy Jose Lucero and Rosa N. Lucero, Roosevelt County, Chapter 7, Sept. 30 • Daniel Anthony Ortiz, Curry County, Chapter 7, Sept. 30 • William Louis Gauna […]

Criminal complaint: Victor Apodaca escape

To read a copy of a criminal complaint filed against Victor Apodaca, the first escaped inmate to be captured after eight cut a hole in the roof at the Curry County Adult Detention Center and escaped Sunday, click the link below. • Criminal complaint against Victor Apodaca

New Mexico American Water Files Rate Plan for Clovis

lovis, NM (July 1, 2008) –New Mexico American Water has announced that it has filed for a rate adjustment for the Clovis area with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC).

Charges filed in meth lab case

Freedom New Mexico Charges of manufacturing a controlled substance were filed in magistrate court on Wednesday against three subjects arrested in connection with seized meth labs in Portales. Manufacturing charges were filed against Cody Banister, 27, Brandy Rury, 24 and Troy Thompson, 29. “The investigation is still ongoing and there could be additional arrests and […]

Six file for mayoral race

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The list of Clovis’ mayoral candidates swelled to six on Tuesday as a retired restaurant owner and city newcomer joined four candidates who announced last month. Rudy Kumar, a respiratory therapist who moved to Clovis just a few days ago from California, and Mario Martinez, a longtime Clovis resident, […]

Retailers’ lottery lawsuit dismissed

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by eastern New Mexico retailers against the New Mexico Lottery, and now the lottery is seeking attorneys’ fees for the cost of defending itself against the complaint. State District Judge Nan G. Nash dismissed the lawsuit on Nov. 29 with prejudice, meaning it cannot […]

Charges filed against Curry County deputy

CNJ staff Assault and disorderly conduct charges were filed Thursday afternoon against a Curry County Sheriff’s deputy placed on paid administrative leave, according to court records. A woman and her husband said Deputy Larry Garrison verbally assaulted them on Oct. 7, cursing and shouting at them over a car he was attempting to purchase, according […]

Homesteader fools family, hides money

By Don McAlvy: Columnist The name Liebelt came to mean something in this new, undeveloped country after Clovis was established. The first Liebelt was Alfred who was a medical student in San Francisco when his health failed and he was forced to seek a higher altitude. He went to Las Vegas, N.M., in 1903 and […]

Education feature: Accounting class offers tax help

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Avien Desantos, left, helps Ruby Mattox of Clovis file her taxes Wednesday at Clovis Community College. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The well-lit room in Clovis Community College exudes the efficient air of an office. But the people here, seated behind computer screens, are students on the path to […]

School board hopefuls file for candidacy

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Three acting Clovis Schools Board of Education members are running unopposed for re-election. Lora Harlan in District 3, Mark Lansford in District 4 and Terry Martin in District 5 filed for candidacy unopposed Tuesday. Seventeen other candidates for Curry County school board positions filed Tuesday at the Curry County […]

Water rate interventions filed

By CNJ Staff About a half-dozen interventions have been filed objecting to the proposed rate increases requested by New Mexico American Water, according to a utility official. New Mexico American Water Vice President Kathy Wright said they included interventions filed by businesses, the city of Clovis and Clovis Municipal Schools. She said no residential customers […]

Lawsuit filed over handcuffing

By CNJ Staff A civil rights lawsuit alleging excessive force by a Clovis patrol officer has been filed against the Clovis Police Department, the city and the officer, according to court records filed in the 9th Judicial District Court. In a complaint filed in August, Charles Middleton, 39, of Colorado alleged Clovis Police officer David […]

City faces string of wrongful death suits

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis is facing a rash of wrongful death lawsuits after years of having none, according to city officials and the state’s court Web site. Four wrongful death lawsuits filed against the city since 2003 are pending. Three of the wrongful death lawsuits have been filed since […]

Wife alleges negligence in husband’s death

CNJ staff The wife of a Clovis man killed in a collision with a city fire truck on June 19 has filed a lawsuit, alleging negligence caused LaRoy Lockmiller’s death. Clovis attorney Michael T. Garrett filed the lawsuit on Thursday in district court. Filed on behalf of Deanna Lockmiller, It names only the city of […]