Missing boy brought community together

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Six-year-old Matthew Roberts, son of Debbie and Geoff Roberts of 500 W. Christopher in Clovis, went missing on May 8, 1990. His disappearance sparked a massive search by residents and law enforcement officials that included approximately 5,000 people. The disappearance was given national television attention, massive media coverage and national […]

Police blotter — Jan. 20

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 a.m. Jan. 10 an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Calhoun Street for a burglary report. A man said he returned home from the store and discovered a box of wine and a pistol […]

Clovis runaways uncommon

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CNJ illustration: Sharna Johnson The majority of runaway Clovis teens are just kids acting out with every intention of returning home, according to police. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Almost every other day, Clovis police take a missing persons report on missing teens, but the majority of the time the reports turn out to […]

Residents replace missing charity funds, and then some

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Chris Morgan’s voice was light and chipper, a stark contrast to her strained tone of last week when she was lamenting the loss of funds she raised for regional Special Olympic programs. The community stepped up and donated almost $5,500 after Morgan told her story to the CNJ. The […]

Two missing in Ruidoso flood

The Associated Press RUIDOSO — About 300 people were evacuated from homes, campgrounds and a recreational vehicle park Sunday after flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Dolly. Two people were reported missing in the water.

Girl missing in Ruidoso

Ruidoso — Ruidoso Police are seeking assistance in locating missing girl, Sarah Angelica Flores, 11 years of age.

Body of missing Fort Sumner man discovered

CNJ staff State Park officials recovered the body of a missing Fort Sumner man at Sumner Lake about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to Fort Sumner Mayor and family friend Juan Chavez. Josh Kenyon’s body surfaced about 600 yards from shore in roughly the same spot in which he disappeared Sunday evening while jet skiing, Chavez […]

Bodies of two area residents recovered from lake

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The body of Clovis High School golfer Tyler Fontenot was found Monday afternoon. By Sharna Johnson and Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writers The body of 17-year-old Clovis High School student Tyler Fontenot was recovered from a Texas lake around 3 p.m. (CDT) Monday. The body of his uncle, Joe Haseloff of Farwell, was found two […]

DA: Fair funds investigation ongoing

CNJ Staff District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday that no one has been charged with stealing Curry County Fair funds discovered missing last year. He said the criminal investigation will likely “continue for some time.” A State Auditor’s report revealed about $19,000 is missing from fair revenues. Chandler said the audit report indicated the funds […]

3-28-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 p.m. Sunday an officer responded to a report of theft from a home in the 1000 block of Westchester. A woman said her grandson and a friend came to visit. She said she confronted them about a gun missing from […]

Missing man presumed dead

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A former Roosevelt County resident has been presumed dead after a search to locate him in the forests of Oregon failed. Deward R. Killion was reported missing in August from the Target Meadows Camp Area near Tollgate, Ore. in the Walla Walla forest district. Killion was pronounced dead when […]

3-7-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. Sunday an officer took a report of larceny at a home in the 300 block of Aspen Street. A woman said she had recently bought a handgun from a pawn shop and left it in her roommate’s vehicle. She […]

More county fair funds may be missing

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File photo The Curry County Fair is held in August. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More revenue from the 2007 county fair appears to be unaccounted for and a state auditor has been recruited to assist Curry County in the investigation, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. Pyle said he discovered a discrepancy of […]

2-12 Police blotter

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: – Police responded to a report of burglary and larceny at 1:15 a.m. Feb. 4 in the 300 block of Wallace Street. The resident told police someone entered his home sometime between 11 p.m. Monday and the time of the […]

Jan. 27, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: There’s No Place Like Here By Cecilia Ahern This is the story of Sandy Shortt, who became obsessed with finding missing things and people after the disappearance of her neighbor and nemesis when she was just 10 yearsold. As an adult, Sandy owns her own […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: While investigating a report of gunshots fired in the 700 block of West Mañana at 2:50 a.m. Jan. 12, police stopped a vehicle with four men in it. One of the men refused to obey police and attempted to […]

Official: No county funds missing

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer County Attorney Stephen Doerr said Thursday the county is not missing money from county fair revenues. However, he said the State Police are investigating an accounting discrepancy of between $2,000 and $7,200. “Right now our position is that there is no money missing,” he said. “But it looks like […]

Dec. 23, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 9 a.m. Dec. 13 an officer on duty at a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way was approached by an injured student. The boy said he wanted to see the nurse because his head hurt, and […]

Attorney looking into fair funds

Freedom New Mexico Curry County Attorney Stephen Doerr has taken the lead in the investigation into possible missing county funds, County Manager Lance Pyle said Friday. Pyle said he would not comment on any other aspect of the investigation, including whether or not there is money missing. He referred all inquiries to Doerr, who did […]

County may be missing funds

By Sharna Johnson and Gabriel Monte: CNJ STAFF WRITERS Curry County officials are reviewing financial records and have notified state police they may be missing funds. State Police Sgt. E.J. Fouratt said the agency is waiting for county officials to complete their review before beginning an investigation. “We’ve looked at a couple of things, but […]