Press release: Portales man gets 12 years

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Epigmenio (Pete) Baltazar, age 36, was sentenced to serve twelve (12) years in prison for one (1) count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The charges stem from July of 2009 when Portales Police Department and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office received tips regarding the sale […]

President signs off on Cannon funding

CNJ staff On Monday The FY2008 emergency supplemental bill containing $162 billion, with key funding for Cannon Air Force Base was signed into law by President Bush. According to press releases from Senators Pete Domenici, R-N.M. and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., the bill will primarily fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it contains funding to […]

Domenici nominates local student to West Point

Sen. Pete Domenici, R-NM, issued the following announcement today. WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici today announced that he plans to nominate Portales student Kaci Tibbs for potential admission to West Point this fall. Tibbs, a student at Clovis Christian School, is one of 50 students from across the state selected for nomination to one […]

Domenici’s fashion faux pas makes waves

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Here’s the deal. You go to the Vatican and expect to find Pete Domenici holding forth in St. Peter’s Square and Pope Benedict taking notes. When Pete Domenici walks into a building, doors open before him, rooms grow quiet in his presence. You wonder when is the last time Pete […]

Nevaeh Amber Lopez

Nevaeh Amber Lopez, infant, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Grants. She was born Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Grants. She was the daughter of Asia Skye Pena and Jake Lopez of Portales. A graveside service will be held. The Rev. Pete Jaramillo will officiate. Arrangements are Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Smith, Alton “Al”

Mr. Alton “Al” Price Smith of Clovis died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, in Lubbock. Mr. Smith retired from the Air Force after 20 years and was also a retired truck driver. He was a life member of VFW Post 3015 and also was a MOC member of AHO 5. He was preceded in death by […]

Baber, Braden J.

Braden Janea Baber, infant daughter of Lyndsey Baber, was born and died early Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was preceded in death by a great-grandfather, Truman Welch; and a grandfather, Jim Henry. Survivors include her mother; grandmother, Tami Spriggs of Portales; great-grandparents, Rosie Henry and Don Lee of […]

Disarming Pistol Pete strike against tradition

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Let’s paint the Statue of Liberty pink. Let’s trash the Zia symbol and adopt the Fleur de Leis as our New Mexico emblem. Isn’t it the International Aeronautical Festival held each fall in Albuquerque? As for that state question — “red or green?” — let’s change colors. By the way, […]

Domenici shopping for compromise

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist So I wrote this column about lap dancing and how a couple of young guys ran up a $2,500 bill in one night at the Fantasy Club in Albuquerque and how that isn’t very fair and how Sen. Pete Domenici ought to do something about the soaring price of lap […]

Forget gas, lap dancing real price gouge

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Here’s the deal. I’d rather sit in my stalled Hummer in the middle of downtown Ruidoso than drive one of those prissy Toyota hybrids. There. I’ve said it. You want to take away my $48,000 Triton V-10, nine miles per gallon going downhill? You’ll have to pry the ignition keys […]

2/24 Education Digest

Domenici offering summer internships U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici’s Washington, D.C., office is accepting applications for summer internship positions in his office. There will be two internship sessions from May 31 to July 1 and July 5 to Aug. 5. Students must be New Mexican residents or attending a two- or four-year school in New Mexico […]

It’s firklytootling time again in Santa Fe

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist In case you haven’t noticed, the Legislature is firklytootling again up north, which brings to mind a political alert for all citizens of New Mexico: “Stay in the roundhouse, Nellie. The senator can’t corner you there.” I had occasion to spend several character-building years in that round building we call the […]

Hart, Lucille

Lucille Hart Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lucille Hart, 90, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, in Clovis. She was born on March 18, 1914, in Guthrie, Okla., to Charles and Pearl Filer Cooke. She had been a resident of Clovis since 1949 and was a member of Trinity Methodist Church. She was preceded […]

Cruz, Bernadine

Bernadine Cruz Services: Have been held. Bernadine “Bernie” Cruz, 41, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 in Clovis. She was born Dec. 16, 1962 to Walter and Phyllis Pierce Youngquist in Victorville, Calif. She has been a resident of Clovis since 1969. She worked for Twin Cronnies, Taco Villa, and K-Mart in Clovis. She […]

Gallegos, Pete

Pete Gallegos Services: Have been held. Mr. Pete Gallegos, 77, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 1, 1927, in Sacatosa, to Glaudina and Pedro Gallegos. He married Aurelia Pena in Las Vegas, N.M., on Aug. 1, 1952. He made his home in […]

Readers offer mixed views on Pete Rose

“Yes, Pete Rose should be eligible for the hall of fame. I have always thought so, even before he confessed that he bet on baseball games. Look how many athletes have been caught doing much worse than betting on sports. … He was an excellent baseball player in his time and I have always rooted […]

Oil and gas provisions yes … Hooters no

Ned Cantwell New Mexico writers come to realize they don’t want to mess with Pete Domenici. The Republican Senator of three decades is revered by folks all across I-40, up and down I-25, along the byways of 285. Some years back I wrote some funny stuff about how Pete’s campaign ads showing him reading to […]

Weddings 10/26

Corrie Lindsay Rose McCluskey of Fort Collins, Colo., and Brian Scott Corrie of Fort Collins, were joined in marriage on Aug. 30, 2003, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Collins. The Rev. Carlos Chavez performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sherry McCluskey of Fort Collins. She is the granddaughter […]

Hurst, Pete

Pete Hurst Services: Have been held. Mr. Elbert L. “Pete” Hurst Jr., 70, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at his home. He was born on April 26, 1933, in Morton, Texas, to Elbert L. and Carrie Lou Hurst. He married Joyce Essex on Nov. 15, 1952, in Portales. He served in the U.S. […]

Friends: Coach’s death ‘a shock’

By Gary Mitchell Friends and coaches were stunned by the death of Clovis High School volunteer assistant football coach Pete L. Hurst, who died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack at his home. “I’ve known Pete for a long time,” said Clovis High School athletic director Dale Fullerton. “He played football for my father-in-law, Carl […]