Religion feature: Family adopts ninth child

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Patricia Gartner answers a question for the newest addition to the family, 10-year-old Alexis Victorie, whom the family adopted in Russia 13 days ago. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A Clovis couple returned from Russia the day after Christmas with their ninth adopted child. Patricia and Duane Gartner began […]

Hounds ninth in South Central Regional

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Junior Richard Kogo and freshman Jacob Lozano led the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a ninth-place finish in Saturday’s South Central Regional, hosted by Abilene Christian. Kogo, from Kenya, finished 34th in the 8-kilometer race with a time of 32 minutes, 54.01 seconds while Lozano, from […]

Clovis man sentenced for drug trafficking

CNJ staff A Clovis man has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment for drug trafficking, according to a press release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office. Larry Viera, 40, was convicted by a jury on two counts of possession with intent to distribute an illegal narcotic. Judge Stephen Quinn sentenced him immediately following the […]

Curry jail escapee sentenced

A Clovis man who escaped from the Curry County jail last August was sentenced Friday to more than nine years in prison. As part of a plea agreement, Michael England, 30, was sentenced to four years in prison for escaping from the jail and got another five and a half years for tampering with evidence […]

Press release: Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s truancy program awards students

Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Abolish Chronic Truancy Program kicked off this morning with awarding students from Roosevelt and Curry counties with perfect attendance over the 2008 – 2009 school year.

Press release: Clovis man sentenced 15 years in prison for assisting in jail escape

nth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced that a Clovis man that assisted two inmates escape during the 2008 Curry County jailbreak was sentenced today to 15 years in prison.

News release: Portales man sentenced to maximum for home invasion

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Joel Zertuche, age 19, was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections.

Press release: Two Clovis men convicted of 2008 summer home invasions

Clovis, NM ~ Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced that Jeremy Enriquez, age 20, and Oscar Hernandez, age 17, was found guilty by a Clovis jury today. Enriquez and Hernandez are the first of seven total defendants charged with the Clovis and Portales Home Invasion spree that spanned over eight (8) days in July […]

Two Clovis men convicted of 2008 summer home invasions

Freedom New Mexico Two of seven people accused of participating in a home invasion spree in Clovis and Portales last summer have been convicted of charges. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Jeremy Enriquez, 20, and Oscar Hernandez, 17, were found guilty by a Clovis jury Tuesday of charges stemming from their crime spree. They were […]

Four-run ninth lifts Angelo St.

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team came close to pulling out another come-from-behind win over ninth-ranked Angelo State on Sunday. The Greyhounds, who had already won twice in their final at-bat in the series, pulled even 5-5 on catcher Freddy Carmona’s three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth. But the […]