Murray wins sheriff race; Sandoval, Blackburn gain commission seats.

CNJ Staff Matt Murray did not cheer or burst into celebration early Wednesday morning when the final votes were counted and he was declared winner of a three-man Republican primary for Curry County sheriff. Instead, the announcement was met with quiet satisfaction, saturated with exhaustion and relief. In a spirited race, Murray garnered 48 percent […]

Sandoval, Blackburn take county commission seats

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Veteran politicians Robert Sandoval and Frank Blackburn were victors in the Curry County commissioner races on Tuesday. Sandoval defeated Fidel Madrid and Edwin Perales II during the Democratic primary election to fill the District 1 commission seat being vacated by Edwin Perales Jr. Sandoval received 132 votes. Madrid finished […]

Candidate’s campaign intent questioned

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer His opponents claim Edwin Perales II is unfairly trying to capitalize on his father’s political success. Not true, Perales II says. He can’t help it if he has the same name as his father, two-term Curry County Commissioner Edwin Perales Jr. “I’ve been Edwin Perales since kindergarten,” Perales II […]

Official wants ordinance aimed at rendering plant

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Rendering plants in Clovis should be regulated more strictly, according to Clovis City Commissioner Robert Sandoval, who is crusading to pass an ordinance that would clean up rendering plants within city limits. “It is something I am very passionate about,” said Sandoval, an elected representative of District Three, where […]

4-2 Marshall Honor Roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Seventh Grade Kortnee T. Alston, Joshua D. Bizer, Christian M. Boutte, Cacianita G. Bryant, Tayci S. Burnett, Jennifer N. Chavez, Mandy R. Chavez, Charlena A. Cooper, Deanna L. Coyle, Erick V. Curtis, Patrice H. Edwards, Sierra L. Ellis, Shauni L. Gendreau, […]

Sandoval, Ruben

Ruben Sandoval, 70, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, in Las Vegas, N.M. Born May 8, 1935, in Watrous to Gabriel and Ramona Rael Sandoval, he grew up in Clovis and served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a policeman for the city of Clovis, starting as a rookie and working his […]

Local candidates file for place on ballot in June primary

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Republican Curry County probate judge candidate Michael R. Wells, right, draws for ballot position under the supervision of Curry County Election Administrator and Chief Deputy Coni Jo Lyman Tuesday. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Clovis City Commissioner Robert Sandoval can’t think of a better way to forge an improved relationship […]

Commissioners dig deep for charity

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Mayor David Lansford and commissioners opted to open their wallets and pool a wad of cash rather than spend public money at Thursday’s city commission meeting. Rebecca Holt of the Curry County Relay for Life asked commissioners to waive the $485 fee and provide Ned Houk Park with […]

Sandoval, Maria del Carmen Marquez

Mrs. Maria del Carmen Marquez Sandoval, 98, of Clovis, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 10, 1907, in La Loma, to Onofre and Mariana Griego Marquez. Family members said she loved to dance, was happy for all of her life and dearly loved her family and friends. […]

2/4 Marshall honor roll

Seventh Grade Erika Adams, Deanna L. Akens, Kortnee T. Alston, Joshua D. Bizer, Christian M. Boutte, Cacianita G. Bryant, Tayci S. Burnett, Jordan P. Burrow, Jennifer N. Chavez, Mandy R. Chavez, Charlena A. Cooper, Deanna L. Coyle, Erick V. Curtis, Patrice H. Edwards, Sierra L. Ellis, Ashley N. Gabbey, Shauni L. Gendreau, Tasha N. Grassel, […]