PRMC hires psychiatrist

CNJ staff Plains Regional Medical Center has hired a psychiatrist, according to a news release. Dr. Anne Ortiz started on April 11. Ortiz comes to PRMC from Artesia General Hospital where she was a psychiatrist for acute patients admitted to the hospital. Ortiz received a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico Tech and her medical degree […]

Engagement — July 25

l63crm-l63cnz725ortizgarciaeng.jpg

Ortiz-Garcia [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Esequiel Ortiz and Mary Cothern of Beeville, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andrea Ortiz of Portales, to TJ Garcia of Portales, son of Toby Garcia and Mary Cruz of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Aug. 7, 2010, at The Rose Garden […]

Jail administrator search narrowed to seven applicants

CNJ staff The search for a new Curry County jail administrator is down to seven applicants. County Manager Lance Pyle said he is verifying references and will begin scheduling panel interviews with the top five candidates soon. Pyle said he is hoping to have the position filled by April. The position was posted Oct. 5 […]

Concerns about inmate furloughs addressed

CNJ staff Interim Administrator Carlos Ortiz says the Curry County jail is fully staffed and he is addressing several serious issues recently discovered with furloughs. Ortiz’ disclosures were part of a presentation Tuesday to county commissioners. It is the first time in years the jail has had all positions filled, Ortiz told commissioners. Ortiz said […]

Ortiz vies for jail administrator position

kr8e4l-jailtalking.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Lt. Holly MIttlemark talks with an inmate at the Curry County Adult Detention Center Thursday afternoon. Communicating with the inmates on a regular bases is critical to maintaining control of the jail according to Interim Administrator Carlos Ortiz. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Interim jail administrator Carlos Ortiz has […]

Senator Udall announces New Mexico state director

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today proudly announced that Bianca Ortiz Wertheim will serve as his state director. A native New Mexican, Ortiz Wertheim has a wide range of public service and government experience on the state and local level. “Throughout her career, Bianca has demonstrated a strong commitment to improving the lives of the […]

Pizza assault suspect charged

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis juvenile was arrested Thursday and charged with attempted murder and armed robbery in connection with an attack last week on a pizza delivery man, police said. Karl Ortiz, 17, was arrested around 2 p.m. following an interview with police, Clovis Detective Lyndell Stansell Jr. said. Ortiz is […]

Military Digest: Lemon

Lemon Army Pvt. Jake N. Lemon has graduated from the H-8 Tracked Vehicle Recovery Specialist Course at Fort Knox, Ky., according to an Army & Air Force Hometown News press release. He is the son of B.J. Landsperg of Portales, and a 2006 graduate of Portales High School. Barrett Air Force Airman Ian C. Barrett […]

A flamenco feeling

1159681474-10-1-Ethnic-Fair1.ad_.jpg

CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleArissa Rodriguez of Clovis, left, snaps a photo of Angela Quintanar during her performance Saturday at the Ethnic Fair in downtown Clovis. The fair, which ended Saturday, marked its 15th year. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer As a blend of Spanish-flavored acoustic guitars thundered through the speakers, Catalina Rio Fernandez […]

Sept. 22, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 14 through Wednesday: • Bryan Dono Forbush, 34, to Chrisgina Dawn Beezley, 34, both of Clovis. • Ruben Silva Castillo, 64, to Sharon Ilene Fulgham, 40, both of Farwell. • Darrin Dean Surls, 36, to Irma Galindo, 28, both of Hereford, Texas. • Michael […]

Roosevelt pitcher dominates

1152339016-7-8-Clovis-Little-League.ad_.jpg

Roosevelt catcher Raymond Martinez pulls down the ball as Justin Graham slides in with Clovis American’s only run in a 4-1 loss during Friday’s 11-12-year-old division District 3 clash at Dickenson Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent It wasn’t long into the game before the Clovis American players realized that […]

Perales, Wilson

Wilson Perales, 63, of Clovis died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Cayey, Puerto Rico, to Quintin and Mercedes Soto Perales. He married Elba Resto in Clovis and worked as a plumber. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two brothers, Nelson […]

Lourdes Sena

Lourdes Sena, 83, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis. She was born Feb. 7, 1922, in Aurora, to Innacita and Guadalupe Ortiz. She married Eudalicio Sena in Sena on Nov. 6, 1944. The family moved a great deal with her husband’s employment but Sena was the community […]

American Legion members give back to those in need

1132468961-web-thanksgivin-002.jpg

Friends and family examine — and informally weigh — the contents of a Thanksgiving box donated to Della Duran through the Sons of the American Legion Post 25. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The cold, gusty morning gave Theresa Buckley the chance to give something she never received — a […]

Gritty Bovina falls in 1A playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer AMARILLO — Bovina didn’t win in its first playoff appearance in nine years, but the Mustangs earned some respect. Outmanned by speed-laden Quanah, the Mustangs hung close by forcing four Indians fumbles Friday night before going down to a 19-8 loss in a Class 1A second-round game at Dick […]

Ronquillo, Willie

Mr. Willie Ronquillo, 72, of Texico, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 29, 1933, in Los Ojitos. He served in the Army from 1956 to 1959 and in the Army National Guard from 1959 to 1979. He was the city marshal of Texico in the […]

Dramatic Mustangs headed to playoffs

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Bovina squeaked out another dramatic win Friday, beating rival Farwell 6-3 on Friday with a 40-yard field goal as time expired. Senior Michael Ortiz set up the game-winner with two big plays. On the final drive, Ortiz caught a 50-yard pass that put the Mustangs on the Farwell 30-yard […]

Behind-the-scenes workers backbone of Curry County Fair

1124600635-web-cc-fair-workers3-8_21.jpg

Jan Riley, center, Jodi Clark, to Riley’s left in the ticket booth, and Peggy Burns, left, sell wristbands Saturday for the arenacross event during the Curry County Fair. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Lemonade guzzlers and soda slurpers may not spend hours pondering the origin of ice cubes, and the […]

Aragon, Mary

Mary Aragon Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Stella Zamora Aragon, 75, of Portales, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on March 11, 1930, in Roy, to Benito and Valentina Zamora. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Jose de La Cruz Aragon, Eddie […]

Muleshoe’s Withrow captures four medals

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer AUSTIN, Texas — Muleshoe senior Jessica Withrow capped off her illustrious prep track career Friday with two gold medals and two silver medals at the Class 3A state track tournament at the University of Texas. Withrow won the high jump (5-foot-8) and 100-meter hurdles (14.75) and was second in […]