Nov. 8, 2006 Local Briefs

CNJ Staff

No injuries reported in morning shooting
No injuries were reported in an early-morning shooting Tuesday at a house in the 800 block of Calhoun Street that left holes in a front window, TV, adjacent wall and door, according to police reports.

Police responded to a call of shots fired shortly after midnight and spoke with the owner of the house, who said she did not know who would have fired the shots. There are no suspects at this time, police said.

A next-door neighbor told an officer he heard three “loud gunshots,” and his wife said she saw a black or dark-colored car drive by slowly, according to police.

Officers searched the area for evidence and found two shotgun shells and a .38-caliber casing, according to the report. Placement of the shells indicates the shots were fired from the sidewalk in front of the house, police said.

AARP seeking tax filing volunteers
Volunteers in Curry and Roosevelt counties are needed by AARP-Tax Aide to assist with income-tax filing, according to an AARP news release.

Tax counselors receive free training and become IRS certified by passing the IRS exam, the release said. Tax counselors also are trained in completing New Mexico income tax returns and receive special instruction to help those qualifying for low-income credits and rebates.

Leadership positions coordinate program delivery by volunteers at sites in local communities or manage such program activities as technology training, administration or communication, according to the AARP release.
AARP membership is not required.

For information, call Kay Berry at 762-3115 or (888) 227-7669, visit, or e-mail Lea Long at