Schools foster sexual abuse awareness

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools has implemented a sexual abuse awareness program over the last five years following the unrelated arrests and convictions of two local teachers in sexual abuse cases. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Education and open lines of communication are key to keeping children safe from sexual predators […]

Break still sought in four-year-old case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer By Sharna Johnson Curry County Sheriff’s investigator Sandy Loomis said he reviews J.C. Tucker’s homicide file frequently in hopes something will spark a new trail. Tucker, 67, was found shot to death Sept. 4, 2003, at Tucker Auto Sales and Tucker Self-Storage on U.S. 60-84 near Cannon Air Force […]

Investigator keeps close to cases

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Sandy Loomis came to Clovis by way of the Air Force and took a position with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office in 1993. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff The white crest of his cowboy hat takes his already imposing height to new levels. Paired with his broad physique, he projects an […]

Death penalty motion OK’d

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James Smith,right, is escorted into the court room of Judge Joe Parker at the Curry County Courthouse Monday afternoon by Transport Officer Cliff Chilcoat. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: Content in this report may be offensive to some readers. A district judge ruled Monday probable cause exists […]

CHS alum turning heads at college

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers In his second season at Trinidad State (Colo.) Junior College, former Clovis High pitcher Darren Davis is hoping to take the next step. The sophomore right-hander is getting some looks from four-year schools at the NCAA Division I and Division II levels, as well as the NAIA. “I’ve talked to […]

Clovis man plans excessive force suit

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The X26 taser gun can hit a target 21 feet away and unload electricity into its subject. (CNJ file photo) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man recently acquitted of battery charges against a county sheriff’s deputy has filed a notice to the county that he intends to sue the deputy for using […]

Zap: County police have a 50,000 volt reminder not to break law

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Curry County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Sandy Loomis demonstrates the X26 Taser gun Wednesday at the sheriff’s office. (Photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor About a month and a half ago a Curry County sheriff’s deputy was placing a suspect into custody when somebody began charging toward him and threatening his life. The […]

Colorado connection continues with Young

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Clovis senior Mark Young battled back from a football knee injury and rejoined the Wildcats’ lineup. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner The Clovis High baseball program is quickly developing a connection with Trinidad State (Colo.) Junior College. First, CHS assistant coach Rich Loomis took an assistant’s job at the school two years […]

Loomis, Patsy

Patsty Loomis Services: Have been held. Patsy Ruth Loomis, 68 of North Potomac, Md., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home. She was born on Nov. 8, 1934. She was preceded in death by her parents, Morton and Emily Gragg and W.R. and Ruth Long; and two sisters, Susie Gragg and Dee Lansford. Survivors […]