Rodeo agreement up for vote

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer An agreement is in place that would allow the Curry County Mounted Patrol use of the county fairgrounds arena for the Pioneer Days Rodeo. The Curry County Commission will vote today on a proposal in which a scoreboard the Mounted Patrol purchased three years ago for about $10,000 will […]

Karr case proves justice system can get it right

By Freedom Newspapers Boulder, Colo., District Attorney Mary Lacy felt the need to explain herself amid questions about whether she should have spent the time and money pursuing a lead that didn’t pan out. The explanation should not have been necessary. Lacy spent an hour and a half last week discussing the arrest of John […]

Sawyer, John

John Sawyer, 82, of Portales, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at his home. He was born May 25, 1923, in Sawyer Flat, Texas, to Nannie and Andersen Sawyer. He was the youngest of 12 children. He married Bobbie Lacy on Oct. 30, 1943, in Seminole, Texas. He farmed at Sawyer Flat until 1947 when he […]