Second man charged in Clovis homicide

By David Irvin A second Clovis man has been charged in connection with last week’s slaying of Essie Thomas, 75, at her home on West Grand Avenue. An arrest affidavit was filed Monday charging Larry “Jake” Lucero, 38, of Clovis with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Thomas. He also faces charges of […]

Dec. 26 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — Henry Graves, 45, pled guilty to larceny (more than $250) and will serve 18 months of supervised probation. The following marriage certificates were recently issued in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: — Gary Robbins, 54, and Rose Pechal, 44, both of Portales.

Melrose’s Ruiz sets record with 13 TDs

By Rick White Caleb Dodd has played football with Carlos Ruiz since the seventh grade, and he’s still amazed by some of the feats of his fleet-footed teammate. With the help of Dodd’s crushing blocks, Ruiz ran into the national high school record books with an uncanny 13 touchdowns in Saturday’s state six-man semifinal playoff […]

Broncos down Mountainair in opener

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — In the quest to break his own record, Jerrod Long helped Floyd start the season with a perfect record. Long intercepted a pair of Mountainair passes, returning both for touchdowns, and accounted for two more scores on offense Saturday as the Broncos held off the Mustangs 33-12. Floyd (1-0) was […]

Curry County officials release salary info to newspaper

Jack King Curry County officials on Friday supplied employee salary and benefits information as requested by the Clovis News Journal — but the paper’s officials said Monday their dispute is not over. The newspaper last week sued the county for release of the salary information, contending it is public record. County Attorney Stephen Doerr twice […]

Melrose receiver in running for six-man record

By Rick White He’s not big. Nor particularly fast. Harvey Park just has a knack for catching footballs — and finding the end zone. His coach and teammates rave about his hands, knowledge of the game and determination. The combination of skills and intangibles has the Melrose senior wide receiver closing in on a 60-year-old […]

Moore among 11 inductees

Freedom Newspapers Longtime women’s basketball coach Wayne Moore and two Clovis prep coaches are among 11 people scheduled to be inducted into the Eastern New Mexico University Athletics Hall of Honors during halftime of Saturday’s 2 p.m. football game against Angelo State at Blackwater Draw. Also being honored is Major Ron D. Milam, a guard […]

Colleges look forward to larger enrollments

By Gary Mitchell Interest in higher learning is on the rise. All four area colleges anticipate higher enrollment figures for the upcoming fall semester. Officials at Clovis Community College and the Clovis/Cannon branch of Wayland Baptist University say they’re hoping to see record growth this term. “We had record enrollment in 2002-2003 with an increase […]

Public Record June 8

The following marriage licenses were filed recently at Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office: •Stanley Payne 54, of Portales, to Rhonda Gowdy, 50, of Portales.

Big names featured at Clovis rodeo

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By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — Buster Record has spent more than a decade making his name as a steer roper in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Even if technically it isn’t his name. “It’s really a nickname,” said Record, who was named Tommy at birth, “but it’s the only name I’ve ever been called. It’s […]

ENMU pares down candidate list

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University has narrowed its search for a softball coach to three candidates, including Ron Landschoot, who filled in on an interim basis this spring. The other finalists are Kevin Blaskowski, the head coach at Division II Southern Arkansas, and Travis Scott, head coach at Southeastern Oklahoma State, school officials […]