Tractor collection hits auction block

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Wayne Martin has displayed his collection of tractors on his property about a mile from city limits on U.S. 70 for nearly 40 years. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer County efforts to clean up the entrances to the city has compelled Curry County farmer Wayne Martin to part with […]

Western memorabilia on display

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This covered wagon, also known as a prairie schooner, is on display at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Courtesy photo By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers Roswell has more to offer than UFOs. The Roswell Museum and Art Center has reopened an exhibit called “West of Beyond.” “The collection consists of 2,000 artifacts, all western […]

Advertisements net collections

By CNJ Staff An advertising investment of around $800 resulted in more than $19,000 in criminal fine collections for Parmer County. In September, the Parmer County Commission approved a pair of measures to try to recoup $122,200 owed in fines from convicted offenders in the county. Parmer County Justice of the Peace Pamela Haseloff said […]

County seeks $1 million in back taxes

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers The computer printout of delinquent taxpayers in Curry County is an inch thick and 119 pages long — which constitutes roughly 1 percent of property owners. Among them, they are responsible for 10 percent of the county tax role — or a little more than $1 million. Curry County Manager […]

Christmas decorating sentimental time

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist This is the time of year when my living room starts to look like the Island of Misfit Toys. Please don’t hate me because I’m organized, but I’ve already got my Christmas tree up and ready to plug in tonight as the Christmas season officially gets into full swing. However, […]

Campus museums offer area’s history

Compiled by Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers If you’re tired of driving, try visiting one or all of these Portales museums. There are several museums on the grounds of the Eastern New Mexico University campus, including the Roosevelt County Museum, Miles Mineral Museum and the Natural History Museum. The Roosevelt County Museum has its own building, […]

Most-prized possessions record life stories

David Stevens My brother in San Antonio sent an e-mail last week about relatives heading for his house to escape the wrath of Hurricane Rita. He was amused by the possessions they were planning to bring with them, including frozen food and old tax returns. So after you knew the family and pets were safe, […]

Novel accurately portrays High Plains region

Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist “Desperate” and “Discouraged” she wrote in a Feb. 2, 1951, letter to Thomas H. Uzzell, an author who had written “The Technique of the Novel.” “Dear Mr. Uzzell … One summer years ago I was a student at New Mexico A&M College. Mr. W. Earl Beem, head of the English department, […]

Remember when it was much stricter for teachers?

Reporter’s Notebook So you think schools have strict rules these days? Mary N. Williams of Clovis found this list of school rules for Minnesota teachers in 1923: • Don’t get married. • Don’t keep company with men. • Be home between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless in attendance at a school […]