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 […]

Police Blotter 5/19

Police responded to a gas station in the 1000 block of Mitchell about 1:15 p.m. on May 12 where a clerk said his 1972 Dodge pickup had been burglarized during the workday. The employee said a customer had come in and told him his truck had been moved to a different location. Upon inspection, the […]

Butler, Lyda

Lyda Butler Services: No service is planned. Lyda Mae Butler, 73, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born March 8, 1931, in Santa Monica, Calif., to John William and Lyda M. Ward Thomas. She was raised in Southern California and went to school there. After living in several different […]

County considers tax hike to compensate for budget deficit

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Faced with a $1.3 million shortfall in their 2004-2005 budget, Curry County commissioners voted Tuesday to consider increasing county gross receipts taxes by 3/16 of a percent. That’s about 18 cents extra per $100 sale on merchandise. Commissioners said most of the shortfall is the result of growing expenses […]

Police Blotter 4/2

About 9:30 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a fight in progress at the 1100 block of Hull. Police determined the dispute involved two women arguing over a golf club, money, and other private property, and that one of the women had swung at the other with the golf club and thrown a bucket through her […]

Police say 13-year-old guman held up store

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police arrested a 13-year-old runaway on Sunday evening, alleging he threatened to kill a clerk while robbing an Allsup’s store. The Clovis News Journal is withholding the accused robber’s name due to his age. The boy entered the Allsup’s at 301 N. Prince St. about 9:20 p.m., pointed a gold- […]

Deadlines for elections today

CNJ STAFF REPORT All candidates planning to run in the June primary must file with the county clerk or the Santa Fe office of the Secretary of State by 5 p.m. today. Candidates who are running for county offices or with only one county in their districts may file in the county clerk’s office. Candidates […]

County candidates register for re-election

By Jack King Nine people — including incumbents in four races and their challengers — have declared their candidacies for county offices in the June 1 primary election, registration for which is Tuesday. Other candidates still may emerge during the day-long registration period. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the county clerk’s […]

Five stores caught in tobacco operation

By Darrell Todd Maurina Two Melrose businesses were caught in a tobacco sting operation conducted Tuesday by officers from the Special Investigations Division of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. According to a press release from Agent D. Ledezma-Pinon, the underage tobacco compliance operation targeted rural areas of Curry, De Baca, and Guadalupe counties. […]

Allowing gay marriage a slippery slope

Walter Williams The Massachusetts high court ruled that people of the same sex have a right to be married. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and County Clerk Nancy Alfaro, in defiance of California law, have issued more than 3,000 officially sanctioned marriage licenses to homosexual couples. What are we to make of this? Same-sex marriage […]