Husband convicted of 2004 killing

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A Quay County jury found a Fort Sumner man guilty Thursday of killing his wife three years ago outside their home. The jury deliberated for less than two hours before finding Jose Garcia, 42, guilty of murder in the second degree, tampering with evidence and using a firearm […]

Partners purchase station

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Joe Walker, center, and Bill Kurtis share a laugh after Dan Stoddard of Clovis presented them with their first dollar as a Clovis business. Walker and A&E documentarian Kurtis are partners in Tallgrass Broadcasting. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With a renowned documentarian and a lifelong businessman at the […]

Tornado leaves body of work

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Auto body repairman Adam Gleaton of Bender Auto Repair works on a truck damaged by hail during the tornado in Clovis two weeks ago. Gleaton said the shop has been staying busy since the storm. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Auto body shops have been busy repairing vehicles battered […]

Take 5: Senior leads Buffs

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Melrose senior guard Eric Walker is the only senior for the Buffaloes this season, and takes his leadership role seriously. Walker said some of the juniors have also stepped up to be team leaders. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Eric Walker’s favorite professional athletes, Steve Nash and Peyton Manning, lead by example and think team […]

Jan. 8, 1955

Stagner and Sons Inc. obtained building permits from Clovis City Hall, announcing plans for 78 new homes in the north part of town. The homes had a combined value of “over a half million dollars,” according to the “Clovis News-Journal.” … Dunlap’s at 318 Main was having a “January clearance sale.” Cotton blouses were $1.93 […]

Research center field of greens

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Paul Gutierrez, the associate dean and associate director of the New Mexico State Cooperative Extension Service, outlines his vision for the school’s dairy program Wednesday during a field day at the school’s research center north of Clovis. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Around a bend on a narrow road, pockets of sorghum, canola, sunflowers, […]

Shoppers stack up savings with tax holiday

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLislePatricia Jimenez of Clovis shops at Randy’s Shoes for her sons Michael, 8, left, and Javier, 4, right, on Saturday. The family was using the tax holiday to save on back-to-school shopping. By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers Bargain hunters flocked to Clovis and Portales stores this weekend to take advantage of […]

Weddings – Walton-Hicks

Natalie Ann Walton of Texico and Kenneth David Hicks of Ringgold, La., were joined in marriage June 17 at Springhill Baptist Church in Ringgold. The Rev. Gary Haylor performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Debbie Walton of Texico. She is the granddaughter of Marvine and Aloma Walton and Raymond and […]

Wakefield, Milton E.

Milton Eady Wakefield, 87, of Roswell, died Friday, June 23, 2006. He was born July 9, 1918 in Mexia, Texas, to Grady and Blanche Wakefield. He was raised in Portales. He graduated from Portales High School, Amarillo Barber College and attended Eastern New Mexico University. He married Otero Pate on April 29, 1938. After serving […]

Sense of relief washes over area

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Eastern New Mexico celebrated Tuesday’s announcement an Air Force Special Operations wing is moving to Cannon Air Force Base. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Frank Sherman wore a knit shirt embroidered with “Operation Keep Cannon” above his heart. Below the stitching, Sherman placed a white strip bearing a small American flag and the words […]