State search and rescue director fired

Steve Terrell The director of the state Search and Rescue office, a former political hire who last year transferred to his classified job before a new administration took control, found out Thursday that he had been fired at the direction of the Governor’s Office. “Well that’s it. I am officially unemployed,” Peter Olson announced on […]

County man killed in vehicle rollover

CNJ staff A 31-year-old Curry County man died Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle rollover near Texico, according to state officials. Raul Trevino was driving east on Curry Road 10 about 7:30 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, according to New Mexico State Police officer Kenneth Olson. The vehicle flipped several times and Trevino […]

DPS agent arrested

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An agent assigned to the Special Investigations Division of the Clovis Department of Public Safety was arrested Thursday, accused of fabricating police citations. Dolores Ledezma-Pinon, 51, is charged with five counts each of forgery, tampering with public records and disposition of citations. Department of Public Safety Communications Director Peter […]

Hoffmann, Karen (Olson)

Karen Marlene (Olson) Hoffmann, 59, of Ruidoso died Thursday, March 2, after a brief illness. She was born April 8, 1946, in Palm Beach, Fla., to Richard and Dorothy Olson. After graduating from high school in Minneapolis, she attended Stevens College for a year before marrying Henry V. Smith II, father of her two children. […]

Official: Clovis won’t receive Katrina victims

Staff and wire reports Victims of Hurricane Katrina won’t be coming to Clovis after all, said Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for the city of Clovis and Curry County. De Los Santos said on Sunday he expected about 250 refugees from the storm would arrive in Clovis this week. But on Monday, he […]

Clovis officer alleges harrasment

CNJ staff State police officer James Brown has filed two Equal Opportunity Commission complaints against his employer for what he describes as a hostile work environment. The 42-year-old state police patrolman stationed in Clovis since August 2003 says he was unable to resolve the problem internally. Brown’s latest complaint, filed with the New Mexico Human […]

Olson, Barbara “Barb”

Barbara “Barb” Olson Services: Have been held. Barbara “Barb” Olson, 57, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004. She was born on June 23, 1946 in Deluth, Minn. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence M. Kujawa; her father; an infant son; a brother; and a sister. Survivors include her husband, Randy […]