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 By Gabriel Monte    News    November 22, 2020 

Man pleads guilty to escaping Muleshoe jail

A 39-year-old Plainview man faces up to 35 years in prison after he admitted to escaping from the Bailey County Jail where he was being held while awaiting his sentencing for a separate federal drug and weapons charge. Mark Anthony Lucio, who is now...

 

Clovis man fatally shot

A state police officer was defending himself when he fatally shot a Clovis man Sunday, a police spokesman said Monday. Capt. Jimmy Glascock of the New Mexico State Police said Benjamin Selgado, 29, was crouching behind a wall in a parking lot at the... Full story

 

Selgado's brother: 'He wasn't an aggressive person'

The brother of a Clovis man shot by a state police officer on Sunday says he was a loving person who's criminal past did not define him. Benjamin Theodore Selgado, 29, was shot and killed by a New... Full story

 

State police: Officer was defending himself in shooting

A state police officer was defending himself when he fatally shot a Clovis man Sunday, a police spokesman said Monday. Capt. Jimmy Glascock of the New Mexico State Police said Benjamin Selgado, 29, was crouching behind a wall in a parking lot at the...

 

Slow and Steady

Symon Segura, 10, left, and John Anchondo, 6, place their box turtles in a starting pit during Saturday's Great American Turtle Race at the Curry County Fair. Segura won third place while Anchondo... Full story

 

Puppy power

LaKenley Young, 7, loves playing with her dachshund Duke in her parent's back yard. She said aside from playing catch the human, she and Duke also dance as her 4-year-old sister, Katelynn, sings... Full story

 

Slice of fair life

Texico fire fighters Jacob Gaines, left and David Scioli dig into pie baking contest entries Wednesday night at the Curry County Fair office. Gaines and Scioli are serving as first responders at the...

 

Statue returning to Hotel Clovis

An Indian statue will soon rejoin six others atop the city's tallest building, according to city officials. Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas said officials with Tierra Realty LLC of Taos, the firm renovating Hotel Clovis, picked up the statue...

 

What to know about the Curry County Fair

Curry County residents will celebrate the county's 92nd annual fair from next week and organizers are expecting increased attendance. Kevin Jolley, Curry County Events Center and Fairgrounds general manager, said last year's attendance was about...

 

Officials approve resolution opposing rule change

Clovis City Commissioners approved a resolution during their Thursday meeting opposing an addition to the state's community development council rules that officials say could put future grant monies in jeopardy. Clovis Community Development Director...

 

Cannon housing privatization delayed

A delay in housing privatization at Cannon Air Force base will not impact the influx of military personnel, according to a base spokesman. Negotiations with investors have delayed housing privatization at Cannon Air Force Base from an Aug. 1 start...

 

Field day to focus on doing more with limited resources

Doing more with less is the theme of this year's field day set for Friday at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Clovis, according to organizers. File photo Presentations...

 

Spokesman: Xcel confident it can meet power demands

An Xcel Energy spokesman says the utility company is confident it will be able to meet power demands today one day after asking customers to conserve energy. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said the company issued the alert after a power generator...

 

Customers steady despite heat

The heat is on. And according to the National Weather Service, it's about to get hotter after reaching 97 degrees Monday. Albuquerque National Weather Service forecaster Amanda Martin says a high pressure system that has settled on the Texas...

 

Baby giraffe Jerrica turns 6 months old

This baby's come a long way. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Zookeeper Cody Machen gives Jerrica some attention Wednesday, while her mother Jael looks on. Jerrica turned 6 months old Wednesday and has...

 

Company announces plans for wind farm near Grady

A Minnesota-based wind energy company announced Thursday plans to built a $30-million, 18-megawatt wind farm five miles south of Grady. Patrick Pelstring, a spokesman for National Renewable Solutions LLC, said the company plans to install nine two- m... Full story

 

Texas mayor: Wind energy good for region

Wind energy has been good to Nolan County, according to Sweetwater, Texas, Mayor Greg Wortham. CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Greg Wortham, right, executive director for Texas Wind Energy...

 

Rains giving wells a break

Recent rains have given the city water suppliers' 65 wells an unexpected break over the summer. Brian Daly, the general manager of EPCOR, Brian Daly, the general manager of EPCOR said water usage was cut down from 71 percent to 60 percent after the...

 

Fireworks complaints keep law enforcement busy

Despite a ban forbidding aerial fireworks in the city and county, fireworks complaints kept law enforcement agencies busy. According to call logs from the Clovis Police Department, more than 160 fireworks complaints were logged during the week of...

 

Clovis man arrested on burglary charges

Police arrested a Clovis man Thursday morning who they believe may be responsible for close to a dozen vehicle burglaries in the last two weeks. It was the second time this week Fabian Martinez, 18, has been arrested for breaking into a vehicle. Clov... Full story

 

Clovis fireworks display rained out

Clovis residents were treated to a different light show than they were expecting as night fell on the Fourth of July holiday at Greene Acres Park. CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Heavy rains drove thes...

 

Business feature: Budget Inn getting new look, name

The new owner of the Budget Inn on Mabry drive is giving the hotel a new look and a new name. CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Construction crews work on the facade of the Budget Inn on Mabry drive. Con... Full story

 

Farmers seeing crops stunted by weather

Don Wiley hopped onto his shovel, slicing into the dry ground around a garlic bulb, which he plucked and threw behind him. CMI staff photo: Gabriel Monte Curry County farmer Don Wiley holds up bulbs o... Full story

 

Farmers seeing crops stunted by weather

Don Wiley hopped onto his shovel, slicing into the dry ground around a garlic bulb, which he plucked and threw behind him. CMI staff photo: Gabriel Monte Curry County farmer Don Wiley holds up bulbs o... Full story

 

Kite Karnival draws about 500

Maj. Rob Chambers is used to flying. After all, he's been a pilot for 15 years and flies Dornier-328 aircraft with the 551st Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ photo: Gabriel...

 

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