Reunions get better with time

It's been 35 years since the Portales High School class of 1977 graduated but after a quick reunion in Ruidoso this past weekend it's clear the personalities are the same. I never would have guessed my class would have held four reunions by our 35th year but we wound up having a 10th, 20th, 30th […]

Tucumcari man recalls running in Olympics

There's always something for Tucumcari's Rex Maddaford to remember when a running of the summer Olympics comes to his television. CMI photo: Thomas Garcia Rex Maddaford, the course pro at the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course, works on paperwork for the annual Vic Breen Memorial tournament. Maddaford, a member of New Zealand's 1968 Olympic team said […]

County declines open records request

Curry County officials are refusing to disclose an administrative review of a June 27 assault at the jail, saying its contents fall under attorney-client privilege. County Attorney Stephen Doerr made the determination Friday in denying a Clovis News Journal request to inspect the review prepared by Adult Detention Center Capt. Keith Farkas. Doerr said it […]

Former Cannon sergeant receives federal indictment

Christopher Garcia, 33, of Clovis was indicted by a federal grand jury in Albuquerque Friday on multiple counts of receiving child pornography and possession of child pornography. Garcia, a former Cannon Air Force Base sergeant, faces up to 20 years in prison on each count if convicted, according to the U.S. Attorney in Albuquerque. He […]

Muleshoe man sentenced in officer shooting

A Muleshoe man was sentenced to 37 years in prison on July 18 for shooting a Muleshoe police officer, according to the Bailey County district clerk's office. According to the district clerk's office: Juan Mendoza Quezada, 44, pled guilty to shooting Muleshoe Police Sgt. Steve Bartley in February. Quezada waved his right to a jury […]

Shooting suspect to be arraigned

An Artesia man appeared before a Bailey County grand jury Monday on charges connected to the shooting death of his estranged wife, according to the Bailey County district clerk's office. Daniel A. Cardon, 49, is accused of forcing his way into the home of family members of Lucila Perez on June 4 and shooting her […]

McGee: Lost without driver’s license

Have you ever lost your driver's license? I lost mine last week. I wouldn't have noticed it, except I dropped my wallet the other day at a yard sale. There it lay, wide open on the ground and something was missing. "My driver's license is gone!" I exclaimed to The Lady of the House. "MY […]

In search of ponies: Your dog could be reflection of you

Oh yeah, your dog is watching you. Not only is he or she watching, your pooch is learning and changing its behavior based on you and your responses. It has long been said that pets resemble their owners, and it's a common dynamic to see people treat their dogs as if they were their children […]

Obituaries – July 27

Services Today Clyde Ray Montague — 10 a.m. at 16th and Pile Church of Christ in Clovis Joseph Robert "Joe" Shoemate — 11 a.m. (MDT) at the Mountain View Evangelical Free Church, 6253 W. 28th St. in Greeley, Colo. Frank Pat Aragon — 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fort Sumner. Saturday Wilburn […]

Three charged with sexual assault

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Three Tucumcari residents are charged with crimes relating to the sexual assault of two children under age of 13, said 10th Judicial Chief Deputy District Attorney Timothy Rose. Robert Capen, 31, Richard "Andrew" Gutierrez, 40, and Brandy Bemis, 31, were arrested Wednesday, according to a press release from […]