‘Wildfire’ singer Michael Martin Murphy headlines Fort Sumner event

lqgk20-lqgjx7825ticketfeatureweb.jpg

Courtesy photo Michael Martin Murphy will be performing at the Under the Stars New Mexico event 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Bosque Redondo Memorial in Fort Sumner. Freedom New Mexico Michael Martin Murphy, singer of hits such as “Wildfire” and “Carolina in the Pines,” and the Rio Grande Band will perform at the Under […]

Clovis restaurant to change hands

CNJ staff The ownership of the Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza store in Portales has entered into an agreement to purchase the Clovis store, which has been closed since the holiday season. Oma Creighton, co-owner of the Portales location, said the goal is to re-open the location on Prince Street in early March. “It’s […]

Women still waiting for closure in mother’s death

ldnmer-ldnmea1219quinonesaaron.jpg

Courtesy photo Aaron Quinones is charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and arson in connection with the Dec. 20, 2008, death of Elizabeth McAdams. Sharna Johnson Time drags on for Katie Murphy as the second anniversary of her mother’s death approaches. She’s still waiting for justice for Elizabeth McAdams, 52, slain in Clovis, on Dec. […]

Most Clovis schools miss AYP mark

l6jusv-l6jusk82avpillo.jpg

CNJ staff Three quarters of Clovis Municipal schools received a failing grade from the state Monday. Of the district’s 16 schools, 12 didn’t reach the goal of making “adequate yearly progress,” or AYP, under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Last year, six of the district’s 16 schools made AYP. Those numbers put Clovis […]

ENMU’s Murphy invited to tryouts

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior libero Caitlin Murphy has been invited to try out for the United States national volleyball team. The tryouts will be conducted by U.S. head coach Hugh McCutcheon in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the United States Olympic Training Center. Murphy, from Amarillo, will be seeking a position […]

Zias’ Murphy earns second-team All-LSC

RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior libero Caitlin Murphy of Amarillo represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference second team in volleyball, selections announced Thursday by the league office. Murphy set an ENMU record with 661 digs for the season. Her 5.51 digs per game were second in the LSC and 10th in NCAA […]

Zias’ Murphy sets mark in setback

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University got off to a fast start Thursday night, but the Zias were overtaken by Tarleton State and dropped a 28-30, 25-22, 25-18, 25-15 Lone Star Conference volleyball decision to the TexAnns at Greyhound Arena. ENMU junior Caitlin Murphy collected 25 digs in the loss, though, and broke […]

Zias’ Murphy attains milestone in loss

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University junior libero Caitlin Murphy reached a milestone on Saturday, but East Central kept the Zias winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball action with a 25-14, 25-21, 25-14 decision. Murphy posted a match-high 24 digs, giving her 616 for the season and making her the third player […]

Oct. 6, 2006 Reporter’s Notebook

A recent vaccination and spay/neuter clinic benefited two local non-profit organizations. Veterinarian Jack Murphy donated 10 percent of the proceeds from the clinics held in August to the Lighthouse Mission and the Matt 25 Hope Center, he said. Each organization received a check for $157. “I’ve been here (Clovis) for 35 years,” Murphy said, “It […]

Columnist debunks teddy bear scandal

By Ned Cantwell: state columnist It’s just another example of the dirty, rotten big-circulation elite media imposing its will on the rest of the country, disdaining just plain folks like you and me. Or, maybe, it’s you and I. Whatever. These inside-the-beltway columnists whose words bring even the most powerful to their knees trample the […]

Governor caught in teddy bear scandal

By Ned Cantwell: state columnist Let’s see, how do I start this thing? There’s something beary strange going on in Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. B-e-a-r-r-y strange! No, too cutesy. This column has called Bill Richardson a gruff old guy with a teddy bear heart. Could it be he collects the stuffed animals? Nope, a tad […]

Peters Jr., J. D.

J. D. Peters Jr., 87, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in Lubbock. He was born to John and Beatrice Peters on Nov. 5, 1918, in Carnegie, Okla., and moved to this area with his family in 1929. He graduated from high school at Farwell in 1935. He entered the U.S. Army in March 1941. He […]

Trial system rewarding irresponsibility

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist The Heartland Institute (Chicago) does its bit for the gross national blood pressure by tracking the outrages of the world’s trial lawyers. The May newsletter offers the following examples: A jury in New Jersey has awarded $850,000 to a man who got drunk on New Year’s Eve and passed out […]

Clovis man gets two life sentences

1117604115-web-D-Murphy2-6_1_05.jpg

Dominic Murphy was sentenced to a minimum of 60 years in prison Tuesday for the killings of Alex Rodriguez, 29, and Wesley Griest, 39. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Dominic Murphy showed no emotion Tuesday when he was sentenced to two life terms in connection with the 2003 shooting deaths […]

Clovis man convicted of two counts of first-degree murder

1107067816-web-D.-Murphy-trial-1_30_05.jpg

Dominic Murphy, seated next to his attorney Abigail Aragon, reacts to the reading of his guilty verdict on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of tampering with evidence in the murder trial. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man found guilty of first-degree murder Saturday exited […]

Witnesses place defendant with alleged co-conspirator on night of slayings

1106900843-D.-Murphy-trial-1_28_0.jpg

District Attorney Matt Chandler hands Darcee Hillford a statement during her testimony in the trial of Dominic Murphy on Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth)) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Two state witnesses offered testimony Thursday that put Dominic Murphy and Joey Martinez together on the night two Clovis men […]

Prosecution witness: Defendent shot two men

1106719856-web-D.-Murphy-trial2-1_27_0.jpg

Dominic Murphy, left, seated with his lawyer Roger Bargas, listens to testimony during his trial Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Lawyers for a Clovis man charged with two counts of first-degree murder sought to discredit a prosecution witness who admitted as a part […]

Cannon, Irene

Irene Cannon Services: Have been held. Irene “Murphy” Cannon, 82, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 22, 1921, in Portales, to Bessie and Luther C. Murphy. She grew up on the Murphy family homestead northwest of Elida. She attended grade school and some […]

Air Force flexes its muscle

1096170586-web-air-expo8-9_26_04.jpg

Garison Bohler, 2, and his dad Matt Bohler, of Muleshoe, Texas, watch a performance during the 2004 Air Expo at Cannon Air Force Base. An A-10 Warthog is in the background. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Chilly temperatures and intermittent rain showers at Saturday’s 2004 Air Expo at Cannon Air […]

8/8 cops and courts

Police are offering tips on avoiding credit card fraud, which has been on the rise nationwide, according to a recent press release from the Clovis Police Department. Among the tips, according to the release: • Make sure credit card receipts are protected. If a customer does not take the receipt, store employees should make sure […]