Former Curry County undersheriff named Texico police chief

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bowman lost his bid for Curry County Sheriff in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Former Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman has been hired as Texico’s police chief. Bowman was selected Tuesday night and will take the department’s reins Monday, according to City Personnel Director Doug Scioli. Scioli said […]

Former ENMU quarterback hired as Louisville’s coach

Recently-hired University of Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe started his collegiate career as a quarterback at Eastern New Mexico University, according to a press release from Louisville. Kragthorpe, hired away from the University of Tulsa, was a backup to record-setting quarterback Kevin Kott at ENMU in 1983 and 1984 under coach Bill Kelly. He transferred to […]

Clovis detective hired by DA’s office

CNJ Staff The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has hired Clovis police detective Dan Aguilar as a senior investigator. Aguilar has been with the Clovis Police Department for approximately 17 years. He leaves the position of sergeant of detectives from the Clovis Police Department to join the District Attorney’s Office. Aguilar will start his new […]

Local Roundup: New staff member joins DA’s office

By CNJ Staff A former Lea County prosecutor has been hired as a deputy district attorney in the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office, making him the 12th full-time prosecutor working in Curry and Roosevelt counties, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Brian Stover, formerly of the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s office, […]

Cops & Courts: Clovis grad hired as new assistant D.A.

Clovis High graduate Ben Cross is one of two assistant district attorneys recently hired, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Hollie Albright is the other. The two positions were created and funded during this year’s state legislative session, the release said. Cross earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech […]

Republicans seek investigation into ’temporary’ hires

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Republican lawmakers have asked the state attorney general’s office to investigate the Richardson administration’s practice of hiring temporary exempt employees. A March 18 letter from Sen. Kent Cravens, R-Albuquerque, signed by two dozen other GOP lawmakers, said Gov. Bill Richardson’s practices have resulted in “numerous unauthorized hirings.” Lawmakers […]

State hires lobbying, consulting firms

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — The state has hired a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm and an Albuquerque consulting company to help in the effort to save Cannon Air Force Base from closing. The base at Clovis is one of only two Air Force bases recommended by the Pentagon for closing nationwide under realignments […]

Goode had major impact on CHS football

By Eric Butler Dunny Goode, credited by many with beginning a high school football dynasty in Clovis, died early Tuesday morning at Plains Regional Medical Center. Goode, 74, suffered from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease over the last 2 1/2 years and was admitted to the hospital last week, friends said. Taking over the Clovis […]

Railway continues expansion

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The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe expansion of the Clovis rail yard has created 60 new conductor positions. Photo by Eric Kluth By Jack King Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway has hired 60 new people as a result of its recent expansion, “90 percent” of whom are from Clovis, a BNSF spokeswoman said. Spokeswoman Lena Kent said […]