Public Record 5/28

Compiled from court records from May 20 through May 26 Marriage Licenses Stephen Michael Bertrand, 27, of Clovis, and January Gisela Crabb, 23, of Friona, Texas Nathan Garrett Nuttall, 20, and Shayla Raynae Keeling, 21, both of Las Cruces Jesse David Hickland, 20, of Salem, N.Y., and Hillary Gail McMurry, 21, of Clovis Kenneth Tyrone […]

Business group praises Clovis lawmakers

David Arkin’s Political Notebook: CNJ correspondent Two Clovis lawmakers got perfect marks this week from a statewide business group. The Association of Commerce and Industry released their annual report card of state representatives, senators and the governor this week. House and Senate members were scored for their votes on pro-business legislation and constitutional amendments in […]

November date of District 4 primary

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Incumbent District 4 County Commissioner Albin Smith, a Republican, is unopposed in the primary. Challenger Gloria Wicker, a Democrat, also has no opponent in the primary. They will face off in November. Qualifications Smith: I’ve lived in the district for seven and a half years. I’ve lived in the […]

County manager in campaign controversy

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Some county residents and some candidates in county elections claim Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper violated county personnel policies by endorsing District 2 commission candidate Pete Hulder in a newspaper advertisement. The ad, which ran in Wednesday’s Clovis News Journal, lists a number of local residents, commissioners Kathrynn Tate […]

Early, absentee voting nears 1,000 in primary

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent The number of people in Curry County who have early voted or requested an absentee ballot for the June 1 primary is nearing 1,000 people. As of Wednesday afternoon, 718 people had early voted. Officials at the Curry County Clerk’s Office said they had sent out 255 absentee ballots. During […]

Handing over Iraq best step toward freeing country

Freedom Newspapers In Monday’s speech on Iraq at the U.S. Army War College, we saw a get-down-to-business President Bush. Mostly gone was his previous rhetoric about using Iraq to expand freedom and democracy throughout the Middle East. He mapped out a nuts-and-bolts vision of what he wants to do to bring freedom and representative government […]

Clovis police officer feels DA not proactive

Letters to the editor I feel it is my duty as a citizen, a police officer and a father to encourage and inform Clovis’ residents of a few things. Over the last few years, crime in this area has hit highs that I never imagined we would see for a town of our size. I […]

Still many good people left in the world

Ned Cantwell: State columnist Just after noon on Sunday I got the word that my sister Lois had died in Maryland. She was my oldest living sibling and her death was not totally unexpected. Makes no difference. Even the expected carves at your heart. Lois was an accomplished woman, a good woman. And as the […]

Police: Woman swallows cocaine during drug bust

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Members of the Clovis S.W.A.T. team monitor traffic at the corner of Seventh and Walnut streets in Clovis Wednesday after Clovis Police Department issued as search warrant for 701 and 705 Walnut. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A woman who chewed up and swallowed crack cocaine during a […]

CHS opens summer season with sweep

CNJ STAFF With a half-dozen seniors graduating this spring off a Class 5A state runnerup team, coaches Shane Shallenberger and Brian Cronk hope the Clovis High summer baseball program will answer a lot of questions for next year’s squad. Clovis opened its West Texas League schedule Tuesday night at Bell Park with a 14-6, 9-6 […]