Investigator: Officials broke chain of command

Robin Fornoff A private investigator has determined Curry County Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and former Finance Director Mark Lansford each broke chain of command in a dispute over a cost of living pay raise for County Manager Lance Pyle. Investigator Doug Shawn of Universal Investigation Services in Albuquerque was hired after Lansford filed a grievance Jan. […]

Anniversaries — Aug. 7

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Wood William (Bill) R .and Ruth Marie Bernhardt Wood of El Dorado, Kan., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 6 in Ruidoso. The celebration was hosted by their children: Julie Wood, Chris Wood and Carol Wood Sandoval, grandchildren: Amanda Wood Pullen, Ryan Wood, Janay Summers, Andrew Sandoval, Patrick Sandoval and Taryn Wood and their great-grandchild: […]

Tax special election approved for May 3

Kevin Wilson In a short special meeting Thursday, the Clovis City Commission approved a May 3 special election for a gross receipts tax increase, and the $30,000 budget transfer to pay for it. Both measures, and an unrelated measure allowing city intervention in a water rights case, were approved by 6-0 votes. Mayor Gayla Brumfield […]

Commissioners discuss jail options

Sharna Johnson Commissioner Bobby Sandoval asked the public for help and solutions after voters sent a “loud and clear” message on recent bond issues. “Our constituents spoke and they are our bosses and we got the message loud and clear,” he said during a Friday meeting. “Tell us how to do it. If somebody out […]

New administrator hired at juvenile detention center

CNJ staff Tori Sandoval has been hired as administrator of the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center. Sandoval has been serving as interim administrator since the Jan. 12 resignation of Lucy Deluna, according to a press release. Previously a lieutenant at the adult detention center and in her third year with the county, she was transferred […]

Police: Tucumcari man assaulted, robbed for $5

Freedom New Mexico An elderly Tucumcari man is hospitalized in fair condition after he was beaten and kicked in the head for $5, police said. Joe Sandoval, 76, was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for treatment following the attack Sunday, according to Quay County Magistrate Court documents. According to court records: Bobby Vandiver, […]

Commissioner tries to revisit alcohol sales

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Robert Sandoval begged his fellow commissioners Tuesday to revisit the issue of alcohol sales at the Special Events Center before three new commissioners take office next year. Sandoval said the county needs the extra $300,000 a year alcohol sales and sponsorships would generate for a facility that is projected […]

City personnel pay discussed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A city committee is comparing city employee salaries with cities similar to Clovis to see if the pay and benefit of some city employees need adjustment. But Employee Compensation Review Board committee member and city commissioner Robert Sandoval said the committee will have to take the city’s budget into […]

Public Record 2/22/08

CNJ Staff Reports The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 14 through Wednesday: • Albert Sandoval Jr., 23, to Melissa Ann Reyes, 20, both of Clovis • Michael Allan Collier, 22, to Tina Dianna Pender, 23, both of Clovis • Bobby A. Lee, 26, to Victoria Ann Graves, 19, both of […]

Curry County manager to resign

CNJ Staff Curry County Manager Dick Smith has submitted his letter of resignation, County Commissioner Robert Sandoval confirmed Friday. Sandoval said he received a call from County Commission Chairman Albin Smith on Thursday informing him Dick Smith had written a letter of resignation. Attempts to contact Dick Smith on Friday were unsuccessful. Assistant County Manager […]

Sept. 28, 1936

A wintry blast that swept the city of Clovis set a record low of 33 degrees and caused damage to row crops. … Elmer Gibson, 22, of Oklahoma City, was in the city jail for fighting Steve Degama, 25, in an argument over 11 cents. … Ladies fur-trimmed coats could be purchased at J.C. Penney […]

Woman sentenced for spitting in face of paramedic

CNJ staff A 27-year-old Clovis woman was sentenced Wednesday for battery upon a health-care worker. Crystal Sandoval was found guilty last week of the fourth-degree felony and sentenced to 90 days in the Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. The charge stems from a January […]

Sept. 1, 2007 Prep Summaries

Mayfield 38, Clovis 20 Clovis 0 7 7 6 — 20 Mayfield 21 7 7 3 — 38 Scoring summary First quarter M — Jacob Ceniceros 7-yard run (Matt Sandoval kick), 10:00. Drive: 6 plays, 59 yards M — Nathan Enriquez 25-yard pass from Sandoval (Sandoval kick), 5:14. Drive: 4 plays, 41 yards M — […]

Prep Football: Here we go again

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School senior corner Jaden Isler returns a punt during Thursday afternoon’s practice session. The Wildcats open their season today against defending 5A champions Mayfield High School. By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor It only seems right that the Clovis Wildcats get first crack at ending the Mayfield Trojans’ […]

Logan bridge passes inspection

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Freedom Newspapers: Chelle Delaney State Department of Transportation officials inspect the bridge on U.S. 54 at Logan. From left are state bridge inspector Carlos Martinez, bridge engineer Heather Sandoval, student intern Gillie Lopez and patrol foreman James Evans. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers State bridge inspectors gave the bridge on U.S. 54 near Logan passing […]

Governor agrees to debate in Spanish

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Democratic presidential hopefuls Bill Richardson and Chris Dodd have agreed to participate in a candidate debate in September that’s to be conducted in Spanish. The news was met with a favorable response by two area residents who have strong ties to the Hispanic community. “I think it’s a […]

May 17, 1930

Graduation ceremonies were planned May 18 for 12 eighth-grade students at Sacred Heart Catholic school. Grads included Catherine Walker, Elizabeth Sandoval and Mary Sanchez. … A Farwell farmer was charged with driving while intoxicated following an accident that injured Mrs. Bob McGee at Fourth and Main. … Sleepy Johnson reported he would be performing at […]

Jan. 20, 1980

Patrick Sandoval and Frank Garcia, both veteran public servants, announced their plans for re-election. Sandoval was running for City Commission, Garcia for probate judge. … Surplus City, at 1609 Mabry Drive, was offering digital clock radios for $24.95 and a large assortment of Army surplus items at 50 cents each. … Columnist Erma Bombeck poked […]

Ethanol trip not a stinker

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Worried about what odors might be emitted by an ethanol plant proposed for Clovis, a group of local officials visited a Nebraska ethanol plant last month. Their worries dissipated. “There was no detectable odor,” said City Manager Joe Thomas, one of five officials who made the trip to the […]

Oldtimers parade hits streets of Melrose

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The Clovis Capital Cowbells mounted group took part in Saturday’s Melrose Oldtimers Day parade. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Lillian Perkins cruised the Melrose Oldtimers’ Day parade route just ahead of the Melrose cheerleaders in her motorized wheelchair for a second straight year — this time dressed in a Raggedy Ann-style […]