5/15 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court of Curry County: • Ramon M. Gallegos, 21, pleaded guilty to child abuse, a third-degree felony, aggravated driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, a misdemeanor and is ordered to serve two days imprisonment in the Curry County Adult […]

Reward comes through the air for child

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff Writer Seven-year-old Caleb Loper just finished a bout with brain cancer. As part of his reward for completing treatment, he received a helicopter ride from family friend Dan Lindsey on Saturday. “It was cool,” Caleb said with a grin from ear to ear. “I got to fly all around.” Landing […]

Cancer center keeps patients close to home

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Registered nurse Kim Adams draws blood from Maria Enriquez of Portales on Thursday at the Plains Regional Cancer Center. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Until Maria Enriquez was diagnosed with breast cancer in September, she never really paid attention to the disease. Since that time, the 29-year-old Portales resident […]

Hospital cancer unit upgraded

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The $5.1 million cancer center at Plains Regional Medical Center has a vault linear accelerator that delivers the radiation therapy using pencil-thin beams of radiation that strike the tumor from all angles. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King: CNJ staff writer A newly equipped, $5.1 million cancer center at Plains Regional Medical Center […]

Cheese plant agreements approved

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer The City Commission approved three agreements related to launching the Southwest Cheese Plant in Curry County at its meeting Thursday. Unanimously approved were a project participation agreement, a memorandum of understanding and approval of preliminary engineering work on a pipeline and storage lagoon to handle the cheese plant’s wastewater […]

Local cancer survivor beats odds

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Ronnica Thomson laughs with her daughter Tori, 9, after Tori played on the trampoline Wednesday in the back yard of their home. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Cooped up in a Roswell hospital bed after surgery to remove a tumor 18 months ago, Ronnica Thomson saw sadness through a […]

Selling CD for a cause makes horse sense

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Trenton Meeks, 17, of Farwell, brushes 3-year-old quarter horse CD before taking the horse out for a ride Saturday during the Spring Horse Sale at the Clovis Livestock Auction. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Clovis Livestock Auction owner Danny Rogers estimated 1,000 horses would be sold this weekend in the business’ annual […]

Governor: Plant means millions to region

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Left: Earth-moving equipment provides the background for the event. About 200 people turned out, including Gov. Bill Richardson. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King With construction under way on a 54-acre, $190 million cheese plant, Curry County is poised to become a power in the cheese-making world, Gov. Bill Richardson told an audience […]

Cheese plant to boost state dairy industry

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In this aerial photo of the future Southwest Cheese plant location south of Clovis, dignitaries speak to a crowd of about 200 people Friday. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jack King With construction begun on a 54-acre, $190 million cheese plant, Curry County is poised to become a power in the cheese-making world, Gov. […]

Editorial: U.S. applies double standard to its neighbors

As debate continues over the federal government’s proposed border-crossing program, one aspect of the current policy deserves closer scrutiny — different treatment of our neighbors, depending on whether they come from north or south of the U.S. border. Under the current system, guests from Canada with proof of Canadian citizenship are allowed to remain in […]