Cops & Courts 11/2

The man accused of a crime spree through Fort Sumner, Melrose, and Portales didn’t have his preliminary hearing on Tuesday in the De Baca County Magistrate Court, as had been scheduled. John C. Cates, 19, is being held in the De Baca County jail on a $360,000 bond facing 37 charges including kidnapping, aggravated burglary, […]

Officials fear more arson cases

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis fire and police officials believe two recent structure fires in abandoned buildings were arson and the fire chief said he fears more arson cases will hit Clovis soon. Firefighters found houses at 708 W. Eighth St. and 820-1/2 Jones St. fully engulfed upon arrival early Friday and late Saturday, Fire […]

Clovis fire chief: Hotel fire was arson

Darrell Todd Maurina Monday night’s fire at the Hotel Clovis was arson, Clovis Fire Chief Ron Edwards said. “We’re not going to classify the type of arson but we know it was a set fire,” Edwards said. “There were no utilities and there was no reason for it to start except people generating it.” Edwards […]

Dennis, Grace

Grace Dennis Services: Have been held. Grace Ruth Dennis, 89, of Bonham, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at Fairview Nursing Home in Bonham, Texas. She was born on July 16, 1914, in Nolanbill, Texas, to John Clem and Maude May Lamb Edwards. She married Marshall C. Dennis on July 22, 1939, in Brownwood, Texas. […]

Edwards, Claudette

Claudette Edwards Services: Have been held. Mrs. Claudette Goertz Edwards, 66, of North Charleston, S.C., died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, in North Charleston. She was born on Nov. 13, 1936, in Wheatland, Wyo., to Claude and Marjorie Randall Goertz. She was raised in the Slater and Antelope Pass areas in Wyoming. She attended Wheatland, Wyo., […]

Wise, Shaylyn

Shaylyn Wise Services: Have been held. Ms. Shaylyn Marie Wise, 14, of Lakewood, Colo., died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, in Lakewood. She was born on May 4, 1989. She was preceded in death by two great-grandfathers; a great-grandmother; and a great-uncle. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Lori Wise and Eddie Chavez of […]

Roosevelt County Fair opens today

By Kevin Wilson Although the Roosevelt County Fair officially opens today it was a busy place on Tuesday as people from every facet of the fair made their final preparations. Local businesses and organizations set up shop in the merchant’s building, with spots reserved months in advance through the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Anna […]

Friends say volunteer leaves a legacy of service

By Gary Mitchell Karen Shayotovich left a lasting impression on everyone she met, according to family and friends. Karen Sue Shayotovich, 59, died June 21 at her home in Clovis after a valiant struggle against cancer. A two-time cancer survivor, the last battle took its toll. “She had a long, hard fight, but none of […]

Sensible celebration suggested

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Clayton Ortiz of Mr. W Fireworks said that Black Cats are popular choice this summer among customers for the Fourth of July. By Darrell Todd Maurina Above-normal rainfall exempted Curry County and other eastern New Mexico counties from a special dry weather ban on fireworks and most open burning issued last week by Gov. Bill […]

Public Record 6/27

Compiled from court records from June 13 through June 25: Marriage Licenses — Nikolaus Duke Holland, 37, to Ocean Skye, 36, both of Austin. — Jeffrey Ray McClendon, 29, of Tulia, Texas, to Kelly Catherine Rocsko, 35, of Amarillo. — Edward Lynn Riley, 42, of Clovis, to Yantie Lou Love, 41, of Floyd. — Charles […]

Sections support schools, hospitals

By Don McAlavy I had a request from June Edwards Locknane who wanted a column on school sections. Unless you live in the country and farm or ranch you probably wouldn’t know much about them. A school section is land owned by the state and leased to private individuals, with the funds used for public […]