Mayor: Melrose police chief changed mind

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer After publicly announcing his intention to run for De Baca County sheriff, Melrose Police Chief Lee Ferguson was not among the four candidates who filed for the position Tuesday. Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle said Wednesday that Ferguson is still the village’s police chief. He said Ferguson approached him during […]

January 2008 Obituaries list

The following people with local connections died in the month of January, according to obituaries from the Clovis News Journal: Albright, Kenneth O., 76, of Clovis, Jan. 27 Aye, Ernest R., 91, of Clovis, Jan. 27 Banister, Ralph G., 91, of Clovis, Jan. 10 Barreras, Eloisa Josephine, 71, of Clovis, Jan. 8 Barron, Rouel G., […]

She’s rooting for Patriots … to lose

Cathy Olona is looking forward to Feb. 3. “I am going to watch the Super Bowl,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I always do, and I will be cheering for the Patriots to take a fall. “The commercials are a big draw as well.” • • • Clovis’ Mac McDonald on the nation’s economy: “I […]

Jan. 4, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 27 through Wednesday: Ian Andrew Kline, 20, of Prescott, Ariz., to Priscella Anna Beaman, 22, of Clovis Casey B. West, 30, to Olivia Lorraine Boan, 23, both of Clovis Zachary Lee Snook, 24, to Cristina E. Tataru, 26, both of Clovis Armando Newton, 28, […]

Portales gross receipts taxes grow

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ economy seems to be defying national trends along with localized concerns of a slow-down as gross receipts tax collection grew in 2007. With better than 73 percent of the city of Portales’ budget tied to GRT, the monthly collection reports are of special interest to city officials looking […]

November obituaries

The following people with area connections died in November, according to obituaries submitted to the newspaper: Allison, Ralph, 75, of Portales, Nov. 21, 2007 Anderson, D’Esta McGuire, 85, of Casper, Wyo. and formerly of Texico, Nov. 8, 2007 Baker, Mary Lee, 81, of Clovis, Nov. 10, 2007 Bocock, Clejo, 98, of Clovis, Nov. 15, 2007 […]

Public record 10/12/07

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 4 through Wednesday: • Thomas Jason Breeze, 33, to Vicki Diane Breeze, 30, both of Reydon, Okla. • Justin Michael Arney, 21, to Natalie Deann Bishop, 24, both of Amarillo • Daniel Lee Etlicher, 27, to Lisa Joy Romans, 28, both of Clovis • […]

In tribute — November obituaries

CNJ staff The following list of people died in November, according to obituaries submitted to the CNJ. • Aguilar, Stephen Van “Steve,” 46, Clovis, Nov. 1. • Anderberg, Lucille, 91, Riverside, Calif., and formerly of Elida, Nov. 10. • Aragon, Frances “Panchita,” 76, Clovis, Nov. 14. • Aschbacher, Melvina Jane, 94, Floyd, Nov. 19. • […]

General-Lee fun project

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Robert Montiel admires the engine of his newly restored General Lee Friday afternoon. “There’s nothing like getting in that car. You forget yourself, your problems and you just go,” he said. (CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer He’s not a bootlegger, he’s not running from the law and he doesn’t […]

July 21, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 13 through Wednesday: • Beau Bradford Neese, 27, of Tucumcari to Kimberly Paige Figures, 23, of Dalhart, Texas. • Rafael Alfredo Ibarra Sanchez, 24, to Deanna Faye Ovalle, 19, both of Clovis. • Clois Dean Jeffries, 61, to Dianna Jean Jacobs, 61, both of […]