Updated list of Curry County War Dead

Clovis’ Fallen Heroes The following military personnel from Curry County were killed or declared missing in action during wartime. Sources are cited. Please contact Veterans Council member Jim Cowman at 762-3066 with any corrections, additions or questions. 1916 Punitive Expedition Everett Fitzhugh World War I William Galloway Glen Harris Henry “Tex” Huff Charles Ledbetter Dean […]

Clovis police crack down at intersection

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Clovis police officer Robert Denney wades through mid-afternoon traffic on Prince Street on Tuesday as part of a operation to ticket motorists for blocking intersections. CNJ staff photo: Rick White. By Darrell Todd Maurina Even with uniformed police officers in full view Thursday afternoon, motorists continued to speed, run red lights, and block the intersection […]

Cannon commander to receive promotion

By Darrell Todd Maurina When Col. Robert Yates leaves Cannon Air Force Base for his new post in Virginia, he’ll carry with him a new title: “brigadier general (select).” Yates’ name was included on the list of promotions to one-star general released Tuesday morning by the Air Force, and while he won’t get to replace […]

Bill for Cannon reaches Senate

By David Arkin Several Eastern New Mexico lawmakers have said funding for Cannon Air Force Base is among their top priorities this Legislative session. The goal is almost accomplished. Money has been approved for a variety of projects at the base, including funds for a special commission. The fate of funding for an overpass leading […]

Commissioners funnel $500,000 in to jail funds

By Jack King The Curry County Commission voted Tuesday to transfer $500,000 to the county’s financially burdened Adult Detention Center. The money comes from the county’s special events center fund. But commissioners emphasized it does not come from bond money approved by voters in 2001 for the construction of a proposed events center. Instead, it […]

Quilter to showcase her work at ag expo

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Laura Merrick works on a quilt at her Portales home. Merrick, an avid quilter since she was a child, looks forward to participating in the quilt show this month at the New Mexico Ag Expo. The Ag Expo is Feb. 23-25 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. By Tony Parra PORTALES — Laura Merrick of Portales […]

Seliger takes close Texas senate election

CNJ STAFF Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, defeated Kirk Edwards, R-Odessa, by an 8-percent margin with 95 percent of precincts reporting in the Texas District 31 special runoff election Tuesday. Seliger will complete the term of former Sen. Teel Bivins, R-Amarillo, who recently was appointed ambassador to Sweden by President Bush. District 31 covers the top of […]

Police, deputies search for subject

CNJ STAFF Bovina police and Parmer County deputies spent much of Tuesday evening hunting for a man who fled police for unknown reasons, according to Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries. “The (Bovina) chief of police was dispatched to some disturbance; he was talking with a bunch of kids and was outnumbered quite a bit, so […]

Clovis steer sells for $91,000

Reporter’s Notebook Zane Drager, 19, of Clovis recently sold in Denver, Colo., a grand champion steer for $91,000. He sold the animal at the National Western Stock Show’s Auction of Junior Livestock Champions. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House bought the steer. “It’s gone,” Drager said Tuesday. “He’s already been slaughtered.” Drager said he was […]

Investigator calls barn fire suspicious

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Clovis fire officials ruled out accidental causes for a Sunday barn fire. CNJ staff photo: Loretta Kos. Ryan Lengerich A fire investigator said Sunday’s blaze that destroyed a barn and burned one firefighter in northwest Clovis is “suspicious.” “Basically, we ruled out any probability of accidental cause,” said Lt. Mike Leatherwood of the Clovis Fire […]