Woods takes District 7 position

A low-key Pat Woods declared victory over challenger Angie Spears late Tuesday in one of the most bitter and closely watched races in New Mexico. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks District 5 county commission candidate Danny L. Powell, left, congratulates Pat Woods on his District 7 state senate win Tuesday night at a victory party […]

Police blotter – June 6

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:31 a.m., a woman reported a domestic dispute at a residence on the 500 block of S. Eighth Street. At 1:16 a.m., a man reported a prowler on the 3700 block […]

Statewide primary election results

U.S. President Democrat Barack Obama 59,214 Republican Ron Paul 4,665 Newt Gingrich 2,703 Mitt Romney 35,836 Rick Santorum 4,812 U.S. Senator Democrat Martin Heinrich 41,536 Hector Balderas 26,926 Republican Heather Wilson 34,850 Greg Sowards 13,536 U.S. Rep District 3 Democrat Ben Ray Lujan 26,978 Republican Frederick Newton 6,795 Jeff Byrd 8,274 Judge of the Court […]

Voter turnout light statewide

ALBUQUERQUE — Turnout was light across the state Tuesday as New Mexicans weighed in on the already decided Republican presidential primary and narrowed their field of candidates for U.S. Senate and Congress, Registered Republicans could cast ballots for presidential candidates Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney, although Romney sewed up the nomination […]

Six Clovis residents charged in boating accident

Six Clovis residents entered a no-plea Tuesday in Quay County Magistrate Court to multiple felony charges in connection with a Memorial Day weekend boating accident on Ute Lake that resulted in critical injuries to a friend. Brittany Holt, Jonathon Maes, Logan Denton, all 21, Tre Orozco, Kendra Gibbons, both 18, and Spencer Norris, 20, were […]

Press release: Six charged in Ute Lake mishap

On Sunday May 27, 2012, New Mexico State Police Officers responded to a boating accident at the Ute Lake State Park. Upon arrival, it was learned that Shaina Pool (21) of Clovis had fallen out of the moving boat and was struck by the propeller. Pool was subsequently flown to a hospital in Amarillo, Texas […]

Press release: Six charged in Ute Lake boating accident

On Sunday May 27, 2012, New Mexico State Police Officers responded to a boating accident at the Ute Lake State Park. Upon arrival, it was learned that Shaina Pool (21) of Clovis had fallen out of the moving boat and was struck by the propeller. Pool was subsequently flown to a hospital in Amarillo, Texas […]

Sheriff: Lubbock man shot himself

MULESHOE — The Lubbock man discovered dead after a car crash in west Bailey County on Monday appeared to have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Bailey County Sheriff Richard Wills confirmed on Thursday. Officials said Charles David Sharp, 51, died in a one-vehicle accident on State Highway 214, about 4 1/2 miles south of Farm […]

Divers recover man’s body in Conchas Lake

New Mexico State Police divers recovered the body of 45-year-old Albuquerque man believed drowned Saturday afternoon at Conchas Lake. Lt. Lance Bateman of the state police said divers recovered the body of the man at 5:10 p.m., in 12 feet of water. He said the identity of the man is being with held pending notification […]

Quay County under storm watch

Curry and Quay counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 tonight, according to information provided by Ken De Los Santos, Clovis emergency management director. National Weather Service reports a severe thunderstorm watch is issued when conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms. NWS defines a severe thunderstorm as one that produces […]