Wintry storm blows through area

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Voters make their way through the snow to the polls Tuesday at Zia Elementary School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer A batch of cold and snowy weather waltzed through Curry County Tuesday, leading to slick and icy roads and a chilly wind that made freezing temperatures seem much colder. Clovis […]

Bookout wins treasurer’s race

CNJ STAFF Republican Rhonda Bookout pulled ahead of Democrat Rachel Toney late Tuesday and easily won the Curry County treasurer’s race. Bookout received 7,749 votes to 6,005 for Toney. The race was close most of the evening and Toney was leading early, but Bookout pulled away when absentee and early-voting ballots were counted. Bookout said […]

Campos keeps District 63 seat

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newpapers Jose Campos kept his spot as a state representative in District 63 on Tuesday, trouncing Republican challenger Russell Grider by almost 1,000 votes. Campos, D-Santa Rosa, garnered 57 percent of the votes. Grider, R-Clovis, did well in Curry and Roosevelt counties but did poorly in De Baca and Guadalupe counties. […]

Architect hired for events center

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission hired an architect Tuesday to begin design on a proposed events center adjacent to the county fairgrounds. The commission unanimously appointed James C. Lewis of the Albuquerque-based firm Schlegel Lewis Architects. Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper said a budget has not been set but she […]

Harden holding off challenger

By David Irvin Incumbent New Mexico Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, held a 232-vote lead over challenger Robert Frost with 97 percent of the precincts reporting late Tuesday. Harden had 7,913 votes; Frost had 7,681 with 66 of 68 precincts final. If Harden wins, he can credit Curry County where he recorded 76 percent of the […]

Feds should trust Native Americans with own affairs

Freedom Newspapers A lot of people in Washington like to hold up Native Americans as paragons of environmental virtue, and to talk up a storm about helping tribes finally step out from under Uncle Sam’s long shadow and stand on their own. But when tribes actually reach out for some of that autonomy, this talk […]

Campaign season lasted way too long

by Bill Sconone Now that the election is over, I’m wondering if anyone can direct me to where I can claim my medal for a year or more of putting up with constant politics. I mean, since Washington is usually pretty liberal with handing out medals, there’s no reason I shouldn’t get one if only […]

The wounded are casualties of war, too

by Leonard Pitt Jr. Let me tell you about Greg. I met him in 1985, back when I was still a pop music critic. A guy named Paul Hardcastle had a hit that year called “19,” all about the toll the war in Vietnam exacted on a generation of American soldiers. It inspired me to […]

Cook, Margueritte

Margueritte Cook Services: Have been held. Margueritte Cook, 82, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Retirement Ranch Care Center in Clovis. She was born on March 7, 1922, in Fort Sumner, to Joe and Liccie Bowlin. She was raised in and attended school in Fort Sumner. She married R.J. Cook on Dec. […]

Lady Cats’ season on line at Carlsbad in district tourney

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The Lady Wildcats play at Carlsbad at 6 p.m. today. John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis volleyball coach Darrel Ray and Carlsbad coach Doug Lynn agree the match-up between the Lady Cat offense and the Cavegirl defense will decide who’s season ends tonight. The fourth-seed Lady Cats (5-15, 2-6 District 4-5A) face the third-seed Cavegirls […]