One dies in Portales wreck

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office personnel secure the scene of a car crash. One person was killed and another transported to a Lubbock hospital in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of N.M. 236 (Bethel Highway) and North Avenue O, according to Sheriff Darren […]

Additional arrests made in burglary, arson

CNJ Staff Police have made two more arrests in connection with the June 30 burglary and arson of a local family’s home, bringing the total arrests in the case to three, according to a Clovis Police Department report. James Johnson, 18, and a 16-year-old female, both of Clovis, were arrested Wednesday, charged with burglary and […]

Tucumcari woman shot, killed

Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A 21-year-old Tucumcari woman was the victim of an apparent homicide on Tuesday, Tucumcari police said. Tiffany Throckmorton was shot Tuesday morning and died about an hour and 15 minutes later at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, according to a police news release. Throckmorton, who was at 222 E. High Street, […]

Cleanup continues

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Gene Bieker, director of operations for Clovis Municipal Schools, said Monday the estimated tornado damage to the roof and floor at Yucca Junior High is $800,000. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Her eyes were bloodshot. Dirt was smeared across her T-shirt. But Conrada Figueroa pressed on. She and her […]

ConAgra details methods to lower air pollutants

By CNJ Staff A proposed ConAgra Trade Group, Inc. ethanol plant near Clovis would use several devices to reduce air pollutants released in production of the alternative fuel, according to permit documents received in early October by the New Mexico Environment Department. Two natural gas-fired, regenerative thermal oxidizers installed at the plant would cut the […]

Detentions sign of overzealous government

Freedom Newspapers Abdel-Jabbar Hamdan of Buena Park, Calif., said his arrest and detention for two years in federal custody came from the “paranoia” of an overzealous government in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We’re not qualified to make psychiatric diagnoses, but his detention at Terminal Island in San Pedro, Calif., for two years […]

June 30, 2006 Police Blotter

At 11:30 p.m. June 23 an officer investigated a man passed out in a vehicle in the 1200 block of west Seventh Street. The officer woke the man by trying to get him out of the car, noting a strong odor of alcohol, and the man swayed and wobbled. He was transported to the adult […]

Cannon prospectus to be released in early March

CNJ staff An Air Force prospectus detailing Cannon Air Force Base’s assets is slated for release at the beginning of March, according to a military spokeswoman. The document, approximately eight to 10 pages in length, includes statistics and photos, according to Air Force public information officer Shirley Curry. The Air Force Base Realignment and Closure […]

Sexual assault reports released

Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: This story contains content about a sexual assault that some may find offensive. PORTALES — Portales police on Tuesday released incident reports pertaining to a sexual assault case that may have led to the distribution of fliers warning of a rapist around the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. According to the […]

Former commissioner briefly in hospital

CNJ staff Former city commissioner Gloria Wicker, 74, was back in the hospital Sunday night, less than a week after she was released from Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock where she underwent surgery. Wicker was transported to the hospital as a precaution following an irregular heartbeat, her sister Jane Wootton said. “As serious as her […]

Cannon deserves second look from BRAC

By Heather Wilson: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: During her June 3 visit to Clovis to discuss Cannon Air Force Base being on the Base Realignment and Closure list, U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., made the following points about the situation, including what little data the Pentagon had released at the time that supported its decision […]

BRAC documents still under review

The Associated Press Aides for New Mexico’s congressional delegation and others concerned with the Pentagon’s plans to close Cannon Air Force Base say it may be next week before they’re able to tell much about documents released to justify the recommendation. “The materials from the Pentagon are very complex and it’s going to take a […]

State reps going over released documents

The Associated Press Military aides for New Mexico’s U.S. senators and Rep. Tom Udall were analyzing information released Tuesday by the Pentagon to back up its recommendations to close military installations across the nation, including Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis. Glen Loveland, spokesman for Udall, D-N.M., said he didn’t expect comments on the documents […]

Bail short-lived for accomplice suspect

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man awaiting sentencing as an accessory to murder was released briefly from the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Friday . Eric Duran, 27, was released when he posted a $120,000 surety bond for his release. After learning of Duran’s release, the district attorney’s office filed a […]

Clovis WR recovering from collision

CNJ staff Clovis High senior wide receiver Jacob Jones was recovering at home Saturday after a scary collision in Friday’s 40-0 loss to La Cueva at Leon Williams Stadium. Jones was injured when his helmet hit the knee of a La Cueva defender while he was attempting to catch a pass over the middle. Jones, […]

Windows service pack worth the long wait

Tom DiFrancesca If you’ve not run “Windows Update” on your PC lately, you need to do so. Microsoft has released yet another security patch for Internet Explorer. I’ve also just recently learned that Microsoft will be releasing “Service Pack 2” for Windows XP. The service pack is predicted to be large and may take some […]

Army report’s timing, contents are questionable

Freedom Editorial On the same day the 9/11 Commission released its long-anticipated report, another government commission quietly released the results of its study. Whereas the 9/11 report is widely praised for its openness and fairness, the U.S. Army’s investigation of military treatment of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan appears to be a whitewash. Critics rightly […]

Clovis has a voice in national conference call

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis residents participated in a national conference call with the White House on Thursday regarding improvements in the state and national economy. “All over the United States, different people were on the conference call about how the economy is turning around,” said state Rep. Anna Crook. “There […]

Child injured in car/bicycle accident

CNJ Staff An 8-year-old Clovis girl is recovering at home from bruises after being hit by a car about 7:20 a.m. Thursday while riding a bicycle. According to police reports, a 52-year-old Clovis woman was driving eastbound on 21st Street approaching the intersection of Sycamore Street when the girl rode out in front of her. […]