Shoutouts —

Missing dog returned We thank God for answering our prayers and we thank the newspaper, dog catcher, police department, university police, students and many residents who helped look for our Chihuahua and our dad, Alga D. Hahn. Thanks to all the many people who called in response to our ad about our black and white […]

First person: Math whiz

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kim Luna, 54, enjoys math and music and grew up on a farm between Portales and Floyd. Kim Luna of Portales studied math in school but was hired to teach computer science classes in the early 1980s at Eastern New Mexico University at the Clovis and Portales campuses. Luna, 54, […]

Commission returns public nuisance ordinance to committee

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After more than two years of volleys between committee and commission, Curry County commissioners have again returned to committee an ordinance to clean up the county. Commission Chairman Bobby Sandoval said he wants to see a revised ordinance of the public nuisance ordinance — know officially as “An Ordinance […]

Female veterans face unique issues

By Anna Crook: Guest columnist The recent tragedy at the Fort Hood Army Post in Texas reminds us just how much we value and appreciate the men and women who bravely serve our nation. This Army post houses soldiers who have returned from deployment in the Middle East and others who will travel to combat […]

Man’s nose bitten off in party fight

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police say a 34-year-old Curry County man ejected from a party returned with a knife, only to have his nose bitten off in a struggle with other partygoers. But Gilbert Aburto says the police have the story all wrong. He says he’s the victim, that he was trying to […]

Local Bataan death march survivor dies

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Physically, John L. Johnson changed during World War II. He was 119 pounds lighter than his normal 215 pounds and three years older when he returned from his ordeal as a prisoner of war in the Philippines during World War II. But his personality defied the starvation, disease and […]

Sex offender suspect returned to jail

CNJ staff A Clovis man awaiting a second trial for more than 100 counts of child molestation is back in jail. Larry Hatcher, 48, was returned to jail Tuesday night and is being held without bond for violating the conditions of his release, jail officials confirmed late Wednesday. Details of the alleged violation were not […]

Police blotter — Jan. 20

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 a.m. Jan. 10 an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Calhoun Street for a burglary report. A man said he returned home from the store and discovered a box of wine and a pistol […]

Dec. 16, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At an unspecified time Dec. 3 an officer responded to a business in the 400 block of Pile Street for a fraud report.The officer was told a customer had deposited a check for nearly $4,000 and the check had been returned as […]

Nov. 21 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. Nov. 10 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Seventh Street for a report of larceny. An employee said a man came into the business to sell burritos. The employee said she went to the […]

DeCA brings benefits to soldiers

By Tom Philpott: CNJ Columnist On a weekend in early April, Staff Sgt. Ingrid Rice drove to her North Carolina Air National Guard facility in Charlotte and bought $250 worth of groceries at commissary discount prices. After filling one shopping cart and checking out, Rice, a mother of two, returned and shopped again.

April 17, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. April 10 an officer responded to a business in the 2500 block of Mabry Drive for a vehicle theft. A manager said a man rented a car in December and had not returned it. He said several unsuccessful attempts […]

Dec. 17, 1978

A longtime Texico city clerk was indicted on 38 counts of embezzlement, failure to deposit public money and tampering with public records. … Hang Ten brand clothing was sold at Pearlene’s, 308 1/2 Main St. … Cannon airmen and aircraft returned to Clovis after participating in a three-week combat training exercise at Nellis Air Force […]

May 29, 1913

A.B. Wagner had been named Clovis’ postmaster. His salary was $2,100 per year. … The son of Sheriff D.L. Moye returned home “cheerfully” after running away two days earlier, The Clovis Journal reported. … Government officials said there was no need for Clovis residents to worry about a grasshopper infestation facing neighboring counties. A mixture […]

Offutt, Doug

Doug Offutt, 40, of Portales died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born May 6, 1966, in Carlsbad to June and Sam Offutt of Portales, he and his family moved to Pine Bluff, Ark., when he was 5. He made his home there until 1989 when the family returned to New Mexico.  While […]

Sullivan, Boley

Boley Sullivan, 81, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Southwest Regional Hospital in Lubbock. He was born Sept. 27, 1924, to Allie and Albert J. Sullivan in Post, Texas. When he was 8, the family moved to Portales. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and hit the beaches of Omaha on […]

Southern, Derrell

Derrell Southern, 49, of Portales, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born May 16, 1957, in Portales to Jean and E.T. Southern. He grew up in Portales and worked as a truck driver near Clara, Okla., for a number of years. He returned to Portales about a year […]

John Imoe

John Imoe Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. John David Imoe, 63, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born Jan. 25, 1942, in Portales to Maggie and Pete Imoe. The family moved to California and back two different times while he was a small boy. […]

Rehorn, Harlan Roger

Harlan Roger Rehorn Services: Have been held. He was born Aug. 5, 1943, to Harlan and Vera Johnson Rehorn in Kansas City, Kan. He married Sharon Rehorn on May 22, 1986, in Houston. He went to Houston in 1961 and returned to Clovis in 2005. He was a retired court reporter. He is preceded in […]

Hunton, Carroll

Carroll Hunton Services: Have been held. Mr. Carroll D. Hunton, 79, of Portales, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on April 17, 1925, in Forrest, to Ethel and Ludvil E. Hunton. He grew up in Forrest and graduated from high school there in 1943. He served in the US […]