Officials warn of fire danger

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Clovis fire fighter Jarod Baldwin said the Clovis Fire Department has trucks that are used for grass fires. He said the truck pictured above can carry 2,000 pounds of water and is used to supply smaller trucks with water in the case of a rural or wilderness fire where there […]

Police awaiting autopsy in fatal accident

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Portales police will wait for an autopsy report before determining whether charges will be filed against a 16-year-old driving a pickup truck involved in a fatal accident Oct. 30. Gloria Ann Inge, 71, was struck as she crossed Second Street at the Abilene Street intersection in Portales. She died […]

Thanks for the memories

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By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Bittersweet holiday Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Gary Nuckols’ father died the day after Thanksgiving six years ago. Though his father had been diagnosed with cancer 18 months earlier, his death caught family members by surprise. “We had a great family gathering that day,” Nuckols said. “A lot of […]

Estimated burn area reduced

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Freedom New Mexico: Casey Peacock Portales Fire Department personnel travel down railroad tracks Wednesday along U.S. 70 spraying smoldering railroad ties. The smoldering ties resulted from the grass fire that burned through the area. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A day after an out-of-control grass fire ran for better than seven miles east of […]

July 13, 1976

Catalogs for the upcoming Curry County Fair were approved by the Curry County Fair Board. The catalogs listed rules and regulations for participants and a schedule of events. … Carl Jones and Ron Smith were recognized for outstanding service at the annual Clovis Evening Lions Club awards night. … Barbara Nuckols and her cousin Gary […]

Portales home destroyed in fire

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers High winds plus dry grass added up to little sleep for local firefighters over the weekend. One Portales home was destroyed and another damaged in separate fires on Sunday. About 2,000 acres of grassland were scorched near Causey, and local firefighters also helped battle a 100,000-acre grass fire between […]

Johnson, Emil

Emil Johnson, 94, of Portales, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Feb. 24, 1911, in Elmore City, Okla., to Dona Belle and George Jefferson Johnson. He grew up on a farm near Elmore City, Okla. He completed his university studies at Tishomingo, Okla. He taught school for […]

Lee, Anna Fay

Anna Fay Lee Services: Have been held. Mrs. Anna Fay Lee, 88, of Elida, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Oct. 4, 1916, in Tahoka, Texas, to Fay and Clayton Standefer. She was the oldest of eight children born to the Standefer family. She grew […]

Merchant gives up entrapment defense

By Darrell Todd Maurina, CNJ STAFF WRITER Warren Lee Nuckols Jr. waited nearly a year for his day in court to fight a citation for selling tobacco to minors. But on Friday he entered an Alford plea and received a suspended sentence with no fine or prison time and 364 days unsupervised probation. In an […]

Former Cat throwing hammer at ENMU

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Eastern New Mexico University sophomore and Clovis High grad Warren Nuckols is in his second year throwing the hammer. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Hammer throw is either … A) a carpenter’s act of frustration, B) what people do with a bad rap CD, or C) a little-known track and field […]