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., […]

Smith, Jan

Jan Smith Services: Have been held. Mrs. Jan Smith, 64, of Bowie, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was born on Dec. 6, 1938, in Grand Prairie, Texas. She married Barney Joe Smith on May 25, 1985, in Bowie. She worked in the food industry for many […]

Bogey, John

John Bogey Services: Have been held. Mr. John Lewis Bogey, 75, of Melrose, a retired civil service mechanic, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 22, 1928, in Shaddock, Okla., to Howard and Melva Bogey. He was a longtime resident of Curry County. He married Oleta […]

Smith, Eva

Eva Smith Services: Have been held. Ms. Eva Lou Smith, 63, of Clovis, a nurse, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 11, 1939, in Portales, to Marvin Luther Smith and Belle Martha West. She was a nurse for Golden Age Nursing Home and also worked for 15 […]

Deregulation incorrectly blamed in power struggle

Although some diagnosticians seem to be narrowing in on Cleveland as the physical source of the initial problems that led to the massive Eastern seaboard electrical blackout last week, a definitive determination may still take awhile. Meanwhile, the discussion is turning to the kinds of policies that made such a failure likely and what kind […]

Smith, Martin

Martin Smith Services: Have been held. Mr. Martin Smith, 22, of Clovis, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 5, 1980, in New Jersey, to Jerry Lee Smith and Laura Bordonaro. He is survived by his parents; a son, Tristian Smith of Clovis; his son’s mother, Misti […]

DA to probe county’s events center bid award

By Jack King District Attorney Brett Carter said Tuesday his office has assigned an investigator to look into allegations of wrongdoing in connection with the design and architect’s contract for a proposed special events center in Curry County. Carter said he is responding to complaints from county residents who visited his office last week. In […]

‘Bad Boys II’ a good action comedy

By Stacy Allen If you liked “Bad Boys,” then you will love “Bad Boys II. “ The characters are back in another Miami drug case in a fast-paced movie involving action scenes intermixed with hilarious dialogue. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith work great as a team and play off each other with an air that […]

Crime reporting like walking highwire

By David Stevens One of the more difficult decisions media outlets have to make on a regular basis is whether or not to publish the names of sex-crime victims. The issue has been in the national spotlight this month because of allegations that pro basketball star Kobe Bryant raped a woman in Colorado. Most mainstream […]

Rider doesn’t let handicap slow him down

When people say they can’t ride a motorcycle, Don Smith points to himself as an example of someone who refuses to say “can’t.” “I’ve done it one-handed for 40 years,” said Smith, who at 50 has spent most of his life with a single arm. “People say you shouldn’t (ride), you’ll get hurt, and that’s […]

County goes with the dome

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Leland Gray of LPDJ Architects of Bountiful, Utah, explains his concrete thin shell proposal to the Curry County Commission on Tuesday during a meeting for a proposed special events center. By Jack King After years of controversy and discussion, Curry County commissioners Tuesday approved a design for a Curry County special events center. They tabled […]

Amaro given life plus 31 years

By Darrell Todd Maurina Following tearful and bitter pleas by family and friends of a Clovis man killed in April 2001, 9th District Court Judge Stephen Quinn sentenced Pedro Joaquin Amaro, 30, of Clovis, to life in prison plus 31 years. Amaro also must make an undetermined amount of restitution to the family of his […]

Report: Inmate wanted to protect mother

By Darrell Todd Maurina Martin Smith told a jail officer he swallowed a packet of methamphetamine on Saturday night because he didn’t want his mother to find out on Mother’s Day that he had been arrested for drug possession. The Clovis man died early Sunday morning from complications related to the meth ingestion, officials said. […]

Good or bad, information must flow

A Curry County jail inmate died early Sunday morning, hours after telling authorities he had swallowed methamphetamine. It’s the second time in a year a jail inmate has died under similar circumstances. Just as disturbing, it is the second time in a year jail officials have been less than open about providing information to the […]

Curry County jail inmate dies after swallowing meth

By Darrell Todd Maurina An inmate at the Curry County Adult Detention Facility died early Sunday morning at Plains Regional Medical Center after swallowing methamphetamine, according to a report released Tuesday by the Clovis Police Department. Martin Smith, 22, of Clovis, is the second inmate in less than a year to die of a drug […]

Public Record

Compiled from court records from May 1 through Wednesday Marriage Licenses Joel Barba, 25, of Texico and Regina Jalyn Longley, 25, of Clovis Melecio Bustillos, 36 and Darlene J. Gutierrez, 43, both of Texico Jude Allen Sena, 45 and Rebecca Andrea Gonzales, 44, both of Clovis Royce Donovan Foster, 18 and Verneda Ann Koenig, 19, […]

Disney, Aileen

Mrs. Aileen Disney, 89, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 1913, in Clifton, Tenn., to Lula Mae and W.B. “Doc” Smith. She married Lorace Disney on June 16, 1933. She spent her formative years in Clifton. As a teenager, she moved to Portales for the sake […]

Amaro trial enters second day

Cutline goes here cutline goes here cutline goes here Eric Butler Prosecutors called eight witnesses to the stand in the first-degree murder trial of Pedro Amaro on Wednesday. Amaro is being tried in connection with the April 2001 death of Kenneth Smith of Clovis. He could face life in prison if convicted. Amaro’s girlfriend at […]