Recommended holiday mailing dates released for Afghanistan

By Tech. Sgt. John Jung: 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — U.S. Postal Service officials announced its recommended mailing dates for delivery by Christmas to U.S. military servicemembers serving overseas at APO/FPO addresses in Afghanistan. Holiday mail send via first-class mail and priority mail for servicemembers stationed in Afghanistan should be […]

Mistakenly released inmate back in custody

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John “ToyToy” Garcia was taken into custody Tuesday morning after being mistakenly released from the jail. CNJ staff John “ToyToy” Garcia, an inmate released in error from the Curry County Adult Detention Center, turned himself in to his parole officer Tuesday morning. According to Tia Bland, spokeswoman for the New Mexico Department of Corrections, Garcia, […]

Inmate mistakenly released; second inmate captured after escape

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File photo Curry County manager Lance Pyle said disciplinary action as in process Monday afternoon after an inmate was mistakenly released Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Jail officials mistakenly released an inmate on Saturday and law officers began searching for him on Monday when they were notified of the error. John […]

Tucumcari fugitive released twice from jail

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Moses Earl Ingram is charged with attempting to kill Amber Simpson. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Moses Earl Ingram’s release from Quay County Detention Center was first revoked in May. That’s when the woman he’s accused of beating complained he’d threatened her soon after he left the jail. Two months later, Ingram […]

Post-9/11 GI Bill guidance released

By Maj. Beth Kelley Horine: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials here provided updates to the field recently on the Air Force implementation of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The updates, effective Aug. 1, include guidance on how eligible airmen can choose to transfer part […]

Tucumcari police report released in Taser incident

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari officials have released a police incident report and video related to last week’s Taser shooting of a 14-year-old girl.The video is posted below or can be viewed by clicking here: Police video Click here to read the incident report

Clovis schools employee charged with embezzlement

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis elementary school secretary is charged with 27 counts of embezzlement after police said she used her position to purchase gift cards for her own use. Michelle Cordova, 34, was released on $14,000 bond Tuesday following her arrest, jail officials said. Police began an investigation May 27 when the finance supervisor […]

Air Force confirms Cannon Predator drone crash

The Air Force is confirming an MQ-1 Predator drone assigned to Cannon Air Force Base crashed earlier this month in eastern Afghanistan. The Cannon unmanned aircraft crashed May 7, according to the Air Force, which also confirmed it was the second drone in the last two weeks to crash in Afghanistan. Other than saying the […]

Udall: Budget makes key investments to jumpstart U.S. economy

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today released the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of a budget for Fiscal Year 2010: “The Senate’s budget moves America towards a future with more clean energy jobs, a quality education for all of our children and a health care system that works for all of us.

New Mexico’s economic freedom needs boost

Are you someone who values freedom above all else, including health, safety and welfare? If so, New Mexico has a ways to go to reach the top tier of states. A new study released by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the first comprehensive ranking of “economic and personal freedom in the American states,” […]

Editorial: U.S. majority wants Bush policies out

A USA Today-Gallup poll released last week reveals that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the Bush administration’s violations of civil rights — from torture at Guantanamo to wiretapping U.S. citizens without warrants — was extreme enough to merit investigation. Some 38 percent want a full criminal investigation, while about a fourth will settle for review […]

Detention center mistakenly releases Texas prisoner

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Courtesy photo A warrant was issued Tuesday for Willie Windom, a Texas prisoner, who was mistakenly released in September from the Curry County Adult Detention Center. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A warrant was issued Tuesday for a Texas prisoner mistakenly released in September from the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Willie Windom, 46, […]

Sept. 7, 2008 Honors

The National Honor Roll has released names of area students qualified for induction into its honor roll. The honor roll recognizes high achieving high school and middle school students. Those inducted into the hall of fame are eligible to compete for academic funds. Clovis: Kevin Kendall, Dharshyani Kesava and Margie Walker. House: Kris Foust. Muleshoe: […]

KFC shooting suspect released to parents

By Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police have interviewed a 17-year-old suspect they believe shot several rounds toward a busy fast-food restaurant on Wednesday afternoon, according to a police press release issued Thursday morning. The juvenile, whose name has not been released because no charges have been filed, was interviewed by police Wednesday night and […]

Undercover investigator films alleged livestock abuse

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry The Portales Livestock Auction, located just west of Portales, was the subject of a May undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS alleges animal abuse involving downer cattle took place at the facility. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer New allegations of livestock abuse surfaced […]

Toddler’s name released

CNJ staff State police have released the name of a 19-month old toddler who was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday evening in south Clovis. Aadyn Noack was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. at Plains Regional Medical Center, police said. He was the son of Bradley and Amber Noack of Texico, police said. Clovis […]

June 4, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 p.m. Wednesday an officer responded to a department store in the 3000 block of Prince for a shoplifting report. A 13-year-old was seen placing cosmetics in her purse and two adult women with her were heard opening CD packages in […]

Irrigation water released

News from Arch Hurley Conservancy District near Tucumcari: The irrigation water will flow today.

County audit report released

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By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer More than $19,000 in 2007 Curry County Fair revenues are missing, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. A state auditor’s report released Friday indicated accounting discrepancies in three areas: Startup cash, a motocross event and gate receipts. The report cited poor accounting procedures and policies regarding handling of money […]

Audit on unaccounted county fair funds to be released

CNJ staff State Auditor Hector Balderas said he plans to release his report today on unaccounted for funds from the 2007 Curry County Fair. Balderas said the report, which contains recommendations and verifies how much money is unaccounted for, will be released to the County Commission and the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. County Manager […]