Food at the speed of life: Perfection not required

I ’m not sure I know what half the recipes I try are actually supposed to taste like. I often tweak recipes to make them easier or healthier … Or I realize at an inconvenient time I don’t have an ingredient. But by and large, food is flexible if you are. Awhile back, a soup […]

Officials: Income tax rebate hearing formality

Kevin Wilson A public hearing on establishing a low-income tax rebate scheduled for a Tuesday Curry County Commission meeting is nothing more than a formality, according to county officials. Treasurer Bernice Baker said the only thing the rebate would change is the county would be required to reimburse the state for rebates already available to […]

Stillness required when listening to God

Curtis K. Shelburne “Be still, and know that I am God,” urges the Lord through the psalmist (Psalm 46:10). And the prophet writing in Lamentations 3:26 observes that “it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” God seems to be saying, “My child, take some time to be still and be […]

DBIDS registration mandatory for base access

By 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Beginning Nov. 1, everybody who has an identification card to allow them access to the base will have to be registered in the Defense Biometrics Identification System to gain entrance. Anyone who is not registered on that date will be directed to the Visitor Control Center for registration, […]

Portales man sentenced to 12 years for sex offenses

A Portales man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for molesting an 8-year-old child. Derek Garcia, 27, will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole and will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, according to a press […]

Letters to the editor: Census purpose misunderstood

The 10-year Enumeration (Census) as required by Article 1 of the Constitution and changed by the 14th Amendment, is frequently misrepresented. For instance, Sharna Johnson’s article “Yes, You Count” (March 13 CNJ) is a good read and well intended; however, it directs the focus of the 2010 Census on securing federal funds while ignoring the […]

Candidates for June primary filing Tuesday

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tuesday, seven elected offices go up for grabs in Curry County. Democrat and Republican candidates are required to file with the clerk’s office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The filings are to compete in the June 1 primary elections. Winners in June will be the choices presented on […]

Hunter education course scheduled

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Game and Fish will be conducting a Hunter Education class. The class is three sessions and all sessions must be attended. Class dates and times are: From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Classes are at Clovis Community College, Room […]

Education feature: District requiring proof of residency for 2009-2010 school year registration

Freedom New Mexico Parents will need to bring one more piece of paper when registering their student for school in Clovis this year. And it must be something that offers proof or residency. It’s all because the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority is requiring Clovis Municipal Schools to geocode, or map the district before […]

New TVs not required

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Stephanie Dunn, floor manager at Towne Crier, points out features of HDTVs on display. A digital signal is necessary for HDTV. By Sarah Meyer: CNJ Staff Writer The federally mandated switch to digital TV is less than a year away for most of the nation. However, it will be a […]

Treasurer not required to resign

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout is not required to resign after being indicted Friday on the charge of tampering with public records, according to the New Mexico Association of Counties. Though she has elected to go on administrative leave, she is still county treasurer, said Steve Kopelman, general counsel […]

Alcohol sales petition sports half total signatures needed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Petitioners have collected about half the signatures required to put a proposal on the March municipal election ballot to allow Sunday alcohol sales, according to organizers. Committee for Clovis Progress spokesman Robin Howe said Monday about 1,200 signatures have been collected, but only about 350 are qualified signatures. Howe […]

Woman handed 12 years for sexually exploiting children

By CNJ Staff A 43-year-old Clovis woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty for her role in sexually exploiting children, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Peggy Baker was seen on a homemade video coercing a 13-year-old girl to perform sexual acts and pose nude […]

Dentist faces death-penalty hearing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A three-day hearing to determine whether or not prosecutors can seek the death penalty against a Clovis dentist starts Monday, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Chandler said attorneys for both sides will also argue approximately 35 motions before the judge. During the proceedings, known as an […]

Sentenced handed down for molestations

CNJ Staff A Curry County man will serve 20 years in prison for sexually molesting two children, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Jesse Ray Jones, 37, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to criminal sexual penetration of a minor under the age of 13 and criminal sexual contact of […]

Ag Sense: New hay regulations protect consumers

By Mark Marsalis: Local columnist Hay growers and buyers in New Mexico will be required to follow new hay transporting regulations in December. In an effort to protect the nation’s feed and food supply, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has included — as part of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response […]

Sex offender guilty of failng to register

CNJ Staff A sex offender was found guilty of failing to register by a Clovis jury Monday afternoon. Immediately following the verdict, 9th Judicial District Judge Joe Parker gave Elmer Ray Burke the maximum sentence of 18 months imprisonment with the Department of Corrections, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Because of […]

Fair royalty reunites

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Royalty reigned at the first Roosevelt County Fair Queen Reunion, held Friday at the Jake Lopez Community Center. Past fair queens, sweethearts and sweetheart princesses mingled with this year’s reigning royalty and contestants to share lunch and reminisce about years past. Who the first Roosevelt County fair queen was seems […]

Getting ready with a couple hundred of your best friends

Lt. Col. Raymond Lopez It’s that time in the AEF cycle; the taskings are flowing fast and furious. By now the majority of folks for Air Expeditionary Force 3/4 have been tasked. If you are in the bucket and haven’t been tasked, don’t let your readiness level lapse as you may still be called and […]

Potter Park Pool opens noon today

CNJ staff Potter Park Pool opens at noon today with free admission. Admission after today is $2. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a guardian. Proper swimwear is required. Pool hours are: • Saturday — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Sunday — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. • Monday, Friday — noon […]