Clovis teen faces felony charges

Robin Fornoff A 16-year-old Clovis boy faces an assortment of felony charges after he is alleged to have stolen 10 guns from a local business “to take care of the bullies” in his life, Police Chief Steve Sanders said Thursday. Sanders said the boy gave officers a list of names of people he planned to […]

Elida teen remembered for big heart

Christina Calloway An Elida teenager killed in a crash Friday is remembered as a beautiful and bubbly girl with a big heart. Britt’ny Mowell, 17, died at a Lubbock hospital from injuries suffered in a single vehicle rollover crash outside Elida. “She loved everybody, everyone became her friend,” said Mowell’s sister, Mollie Crow. “She was […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Video game of the week and runners wanted

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own Jenna Zamie: Game: Star Wars: The Old Republic Genre: Massively-multiplayer online role-playing game System: PC What is it? An online game from Bioware set in the Star Wars universe. ESRB Rating: Teen […]

Teen dies in two-vehicle wreck

CNJ staff Kody R. Downing, 18, of Clovis died Friday in a crash near Melrose, according to a spokesman for the family. New Mexico State Police said it appeared Downing’s SUV crossed the centerline striking a westbound semi hauling cattle head-on about 5:30 p.m. some three miles east of Melrose. Downing was returning to Clovis […]

Monday morning briefing: New faces, a teen challenge and one big bomb

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. New face Put in a new face for fall with Fabulous Fall Faces — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday at the Women’s Medical Center. It includes makeovers, demonstrations, refreshments, previews of new products, special offers and giveaways. Space is limited so call for reservations. Information: […]

Teen homicide involvement raises concerns

Argen Duncan and Thomas Garcia With a 13-year-old convicted of second-degree murder and a 16-year-old and 17-year-old charged in Sunday’s homicide, there is disagreement as to whether such young people committing violent crimes is an anomaly or a trend. Friday, a Roosevelt County jury convicted 13-year-old DeAngelo Montoya of shooting and killing 21-year-old Angel Vale […]

Two teens, adult arrested in Portales homicide case

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell On Monday morning, Sgt. Kane Wyatt and Detective Sgt. Kirk Wilson walk the crime scene where the body of 25-year-old Jose Alfredo Charize Montoya was found Sunday night. A 16-year-old Arch area native, Erick Pina, was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday. Freedom New Mexico For the second time in […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 6 a.m. April 3 an officer assisting with a traffic stop in the area of First and Connelly observed a young male fall while he was walking and attempting to step onto a curb. The officer made contact with the youth, […]

Teen not at fault for bad publicity

Today is Wednesday. Two days later, it’s “Friday, Friday, Friday.” That’s bothering a lot of people lately. The hoopla started a few weeks ago when YouTube received “Friday,” a music video starring 13-year-old Rebecca Black that’s visually on par for MTV, but left much to be desired lyrically. As of Tuesday, “Friday” is in the […]

Letter to the editor: Teen curfew should be established

Teen curfew should be established Why is there not a curfew enforced for teenagers? They won’t listen to the parents. They run lose all night. We can’t discipline them without being accused of child abuse. What is a parent to do? Our hands are tied. They don’t want to go to school, so their parents […]

Desserts, redecorating featured on show

Information on scrapbooking, redoing a teen’s room on a budget and making delicious decadent desserts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Do you have drawers, tubs and shoe boxes full of pictures — or hundreds of photos on your computer? Tyleen Caffrey, an independent scrapbooking consultant […]

Director: Teen Parent Program will be missed

Liliana Castillo When Brittany Barrows learned she was pregnant, she was a senior at Clovis High School. Five months later, she enrolled in the Teen Parent Program. “I absolutely love it,” the 19-year-old said. “I love everything, especially the parenting classes. We learned things like ways to better yourself and to teach your children. Things […]

Judge: Teen to stay in custody through trial

CNJ staff Prosecutors said a district judge Tuesday ordered a 13-year-old charged with murder to remain in custody throughout the prosecution of his case. D’Angelo Montoya has been held at the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center since July 24. He is charged with first-degree murder in the July 22 shooting death of 22-year-old Angel Vale, […]

Clovis teen reaches third round of All American Soap Box Derby

CNJ staff Clovis’ Daulton Hatley was eliminated in the third round of the All American Soap Box Derby’s Super Stock Division on Saturday in Akron, Ohio. The 13-year-old earned the trip to the national event by winning the local event in Clovis sponsored by the Clovis Rotary Club.

Police: Teen was using stolen weapon for target practice

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Jared Tucker: Portales News-Tribune Friends of shooting victim Angel Vale console each other shortly after learning of her death Thursday afternoon. Police said a 13-year-old boy is being charged with burglary in connection with the case. Jared Tucker A 13-year-old Portales boy charged with stealing the weapon used in Thursday’s homicide was shooting at targets […]

Press release: Committee promotes stay teen quiz

Clovis ~ Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, the Stay Teen Committee will be a Taco Box inviting teens and parents to take the online Stay Teen Quiz for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Free sodas and chance to win prizes will be available to quiz participants. The Stay Teen Quiz asks young people to […]

Press release: Teen arrested for child pornography

On Monday, May 10, 2010, Investigators with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office – Internet Crimes Against Children unit arrested Shawn Peterson (18 YOA) and charged him with 5 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children – Possession of Child Pornography, all fourth degree felonies.

Teens asked to participate in pregnancy prevention quiz

CNJ staff The Curry County Wellness Council’s Stay Teen Committee is promoting teen pregnancy prevention awareness by asking local teens to participate in the national online quiz at Stay Teen.org. Parents are asked to talk to their teens about the scenarios in the quiz and what they feel are the right answers. Link to the […]

First person: Texico teen keeps schedule packed

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Belynn Sharp of Texico is involved with 4-H, FFA and cheerleading. She plans to study business at West Texas A&M University after high school. Texico High School senior Belynn Sharp was awarded the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association’s Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee Scholarship. She said she plans to go to […]

Teen program makes way to eastern New Mexico

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Courtesy photo Dallas Jessup travels an average of 10,000 miles a month speaking at high schools, colleges, law enforcement conferences, women’s events and crisis shelters across the country. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Dallas Jessup knew she would be helping her classmates at her Portland, Ore., high school when she made a film about […]