Rains flood county jail

Weekend storms created a stink at the Curry County Detention Center. Administrator Lois Bean said the problems began Friday night and got worse as rains poured and the city’s main sewer line began flooding in the annex of the center. Bean said the inmates simply kept out of the way of the detention center’s maintenance […]

County Commission to hear report on ankle bracelet program

CNJ staff Detention Center Administrator Lois Bean will give Curry County Commissioners a report on the jail’s ankle bracelet program at Wednesday’s meeting, according to an agenda released Tuesday. The report comes after the escape last week of an 18-year-old waiting trial on robbery and battery charges. Jail officials said Fermin Rodriguez removed his ankle […]

County jail administrator set for meet-and-greet

CNJ Staff Curry County will be hosting a meet and greet to give residents a chance to meet the new jail administrator today. From 3 to 5 p.m. residents are invited to the commission room at the courthouse to meet Lois Patricia Jones-Bean. Bean previously served as the chief deputy warden of the Eddy County […]

Carlsbad woman chosen for jail administrator

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County announced Tuesday Lois Patricia Jones-Bean will take over as jail administrator Dec. 15. CNJ staff

Nov. 27, 1972

Two shotguns, ammunition, several hundred dollars and psychiatric drugs were stolen from the sheriff’s office and the mental health office inside the Curry County Courthouse. … Frank Brann, vice president and general manager of the Boyswear division of Levi Strauss and Co., told a Chamber of Commerce Banquet crowd that construction would soon begin on […]

At some point, bean-bag chairs must go

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House was planning some interior decorating. “I saw this trim with fish on it at the store,” she said. “We could trim out the bathroom with it. If we did the bathroom in a fish theme we’d have to take the cat paintings out. And we’d […]

KFC leftovers manna from heaven — for goats

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist TUCUMCARI — Just as the food of the gods is billed as ambrosia — whatever that is — I recently discovered the food of the goats. Contrary to the months of sweet grain, hand-fed and carefully sliced carrots side-dished with fresh corn tortillas, this breakfast had them licking their chops […]

Preschool director receives award

CNJ staff Ten busy hands and 10 little feet surround Sylvia Bean on a daily basis. As director and teacher of Immanuel Lutheran Preschool of Clovis, Bean works with five students ranging in age from 3 to 5. She said the best part of her job as a preschool teacher is watching their eyes light […]