Parmer, Bailey counties report increases in early voting

CNJ staff Election officials in Paramour and Bailey counties said they are seeing a significant increase in early voting. Early voting in Parmer County has increased about a 50 percent increase, according to Deputy Clerk Gerri Bowers. More than 300 voters so far have taken advantage of early voting, she said Tuesday. In Bailey County, […]

Curry County Clerk candidate profiles

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked Curry County Clerk candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Republican Coni Jo Lyman Age: 52 Occupation: Local government Elected offices held: County clerk 1991 to 2001 • Give a […]

Clerk’s office testing voting machines

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer From left, Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins, Chief Deputy Clerk Linda Connelly, and Senior Clerk Nath Baca run sample ballots through the early and absentee voting machines Friday morning in the courthouse basement. The clerk’s office also will Freedom New Mexico

July 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. July 21 an officer responded to a business in the 700 block of 21st Street for a larceny report. A clerk said while he was waiting on a male and female customer, the female reached over the counter and […]

Police investigating robbery incidents

CNJ staff A motel was robbed and a home invaded early Friday morning in unrelated incidents, according to Clovis Police. Around 2 a.m. a clerk at a motel in the 1500 block of Mabry Drive reported a man came into the lobby and demanded money, threatening a clerk with a knife, according to a CPD […]

Assistant city clerk promoted

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis has handed Claire Burroughes new responsibilities and a new job title. As of Tuesday, Burroughes has been the city’s legislative and community development director. The position, appointed by City Manager Joe Thomas, requires Burroughes continue duties as assistant city clerk, and take on other duties […]

Texico fire controlled burn

CNJ staff Texico city officials reported Friday morning a fire on the outskirts of Texico is a controlled burn. Just before 10 a.m., personnel at the city clerk’s office reported a farmer was burning a wheat field and the fire chief had gone to the scene.

County vote canvass approved

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

June 8, 2008 Cops and Courts

Amarillo Homicide Unit Coordinator Lt. Gary Trupe said investigators have been unsuccessful in obtaining the identity of a woman a Clovis convenience store clerk said paid for cigarettes with painted quarters that could be connected to the May beating death of an Amarillo man. Police believe the person or persons involved in the death may […]

Candidate Profiles: County Clerk

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked county clerk candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Coni Jo Lyman Age: 52 Occupation: Local government Previous elected office: County clerk, 199l-2001 What is the most important job of the […]

Early voting numbers down

CNJ staff Early primary election voting ends at 6 p.m. Saturday. Curry County residents may vote in person at the courthouse or the North Plains Mall, according to Chief Deputy County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman. The primary is Tuesday. As of Wednesday, 617 people have voted in person at the courthouse and at the mall, […]

County Clerk Candidate Profile: Coni Jo Lyman

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Courtesty photo Coni Jo Lyman is a Curry County Clerk candidate. Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked county clerk candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Coni Jo Lyman Age: 52 Occupation: Local government Previous elected office: […]

County Clerk Candidate Profile: Cindy McDaniel

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Courtesty photo Cindy McDaniel is a Curry County Clerk candidate. Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked county clerk candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Cindy A. McDaniel Age: Declined to respond. Occupation: Purchasing specialist at Clovis […]

Settlement reached in lawsuit over death of Allsup’s clerk

The Associated Press SANTA FE — A lawsuit filed over the abduction and slaying of a Hobbs convenience store clerk was settled minutes before a jury was to award her three children $51 million in damages. Allegra Carpenter, an attorney representing Elizabeth Garcia’s children — Xavier Mendoza, 13; Jerome Mendoza, 11; and Cene Mendoza, 10 […]

five residents plan bids for Commission seats

CNJ staff Four Curry County residents have announced their bids for two County Commission seats up for election in November. County commission seats for District 3, 4 and 5 and the county clerk and treasurer seats are up for election. Also up for election are three state senate and state representative spots to represent the […]

Would-be robber leaves post office empty-handed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A would-be robber left a Clovis post office Wednesday frustrated and empty-handed in an apparent case of miscommunication. According to a police report released Friday, a man approached a clerk at the post office on Gidding Street and handed her a bag, telling her to read the note inside. […]

County rancher says he’s running for commission

CNJ staff A Curry County rancher said he is running for a seat on the county commission. Rancher Wendell Bostwick, 61, said Thursday he is running for District 4 Commissioner Albin Smith’s seat in the Nov. 4 general election. Smith reached the county’s two-term limit and cannot run again for two years. “I just want […]

High turnout expected for city election

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Clerk Leighann Melancon believes a combination of contested commissioner and mayoral races and a petition for Sunday alcohol sales will draw more voters to polling places in the March 4 municipal election compared to recent years. “Unless there was a question or something else that affected them, […]

School bond overwhelmingly passes

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CNj staff photo: Tony Bullocks Trudy Cole casts her vote in the Clovis Municipal Schools bond election Tuesday at Mesa Elementary School. The $12-million general obligation bond was approved by 84 percent of the voters. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Voters overwhelming approved a $12 million general obligation bond for four years during Tuesday’s […]

Bilingual services offered for voters

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Bilingual services are available for voters in the March 4 Curry and Roosevelt county elections. Spanish-language voters will have the aid of bilingual precinct workers and an translating device at each of the precincts. Called AutoMARK, the device has an audible and visual translation of the ballot for voters, […]