Year in Review: April 2007

A daily look at top news stories in April reported in the Clovis New Journal: April 1: Central Curry Soil and Water Conservation District statistics showed the previous month was the rainiest March in its 90 years of record keeping. Curry County received 3.70 inches during the month, much of it during the March 23 […]

Year in Review: March 2007

A daily look at top news stories reported in the Clovis New Journal in March: March 1: City commissioners approved plans for a $1.4 million multi-story fire-training facility to be located on Brady Avenue near Prince Street. March 2: The Clovis campus of Wayland Baptist University celebrated its 10th anniversary with graduation ceremonies for 35 […]

Jail and Bail event raises $15,000 for March of Dimes

CNJ staff A March of Dimes Jail and Bail event Wednesday at Leal’s Mexican Restaurant raised $15,000 in donations. Business and community leaders were “jailed” for an hour. Bail was paid through donations. The average bail was about $450, according to Tina Tilton, community director for March of Dimes. The funds go toward the fight […]

Bedford dodges death penalty

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Stanley Bedford, right, smiles while talking to defense attorney Gary Mitchell in District Court in Albuquerque following the penalty phase. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Stanley Bedford will not be New Mexico’s third death row inmate. Jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict in the penalty phase of […]

Bedford maintains innocence on stand

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Defense attorney Gary Mitchell, left, talks with Stanley Bedford as the jury is excused Monday afternoon at District Court in Albuquerque. Closing arguments are today. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Stanley Bedford told jurors he’s no murderer Monday. Bedford, 43, testified in his capital murder trial that he […]

Witness recalls threat

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Witness Cynthia Peninger, left, listens to defense attorney Gary Mitchell during cross-examination Monday at District Court in Albuquerque. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Prosecution and defense attorneys agreed Monday that prosecution witness Cynthia Peninger was threatened about revealing what she knew about the 2005 deaths of Doris […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Lions grant given to victims

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers THE CLOVIS EVENING LIONS CLUB was recently able to help 80 local families affected by the March 23 tornado through a grant from Lions International, according to member Merle Terry. Families in need were identified by several local school principals and each was given a $100 gift card for food […]

Free legal advice offered to victims of March tornado

CNJ staff The State Bar of New Mexico’s Young Lawyer division is providing attorneys to give free legal advice, counseling and representation to individuals affected by the March 23 tornado, a press release said. Services include assistance with replacing lost documents, housing, landlord-tenant disputes, consumer rights, insurance questions and referrals to local or state agencies, […]

FEMA disaster application deadline set for June 1

CNJ staff Curry and Quay county residents and business owners who sustained damage related to the March 23 tornadoes have until June 1 to apply for disaster assistance. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration for disaster-related losses to real and personal property must also be submitted by that date. There are two ways […]