Holding Scouts responsible OK, if not opportunistic

Freedom Editorial T he federal government and state of Utah have decided to sue the Boy Scouts of America for $14 million to recover the costs of fighting a 2002 wildfire that members of one troop are suspected of inadvertently setting. That smells suspiciously like scapegoating to us. It’s not necessarily out of line for […]

Clovis’ cold spell brings sleet shower

By Darrell Todd Maurina As sleet bore down on Clovis late Monday evening, Curry County Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos said he wants people to be prepared and ready for winter weather conditions. De Los Santos said that while eastern New Mexico and West Texas don’t get that much snow, conditions that might […]

Court Dispositions 10/24

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: >Josh D. Hinderliter, 29, entered Alford plea (pleaded guilty while maintaining innocence) to aggravated battery. Proceedings suspended, granted conditional discharge, and placed on 364 days supervised probation with special conditions of no contact with victim, no consumption of alcohol or entrance into establishment serving alcohol, […]

High tech comes to Wild West

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Roger Hendershot, left, and Richard Lueb, right, both with the National Center of Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., work on a Cryogenic Whole Air machine launched from Fort Sumner. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina FORT SUMNER — The city is best known for Billy the Kid’s grave and historical memorabilia of […]

Court Dispositions 8/17

Here are recent dispositions recorded from June 11 to Aug. 5 in 9th Judicial District Court: • Victor Sotello, 21, pleaded guilty to attempted accessory to making a false affidavit and perjury, a misdemeanor. Sentenced to 364 days imprisonment with credit for one day served. Sentence suspended and placed on 364 days supervised probation with […]