Adult detention center overcrowding makes hole in Curry County funds

By Jack King Curry County is facing a $1.3 million shortfall in the upcoming fiscal year, due mostly to the cost of housing county prisoners out of state, officials said. County Manager Geneva Cooper told commissioners on Tuesday that preliminary figures for the 2004-2005 budget show the county with total revenues of $5.7 million, but […]

Classic cookbook from Texico club returns to print

By Michelle Seeber The Texico Community Activities Organization has reprinted the Texico Women’s Club Cookbook, Vol. 1, which first was published in 1972. It is being sold for $8 to raise money for playground equipment. The cookbook is unique, because it contains recipes from daughters, mothers and grandmothers in Texico and the surrounding area. Also, […]

Governor’s veto slows jail annex

By Jack King Curry County Officials have been working for at least a year and a half to turn a former fitness center into a jail annex that could help relieve crowding at the Adult Detention Center. Now a veto by Gov. Bill Richardson and high bids from local contractors have put the center’s completion […]

Hounds’ Cooper wants to share his knowledge

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Brent Cooper hopes to pass on what he has learned as a player by coaching after he’s done playing collegiately. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior point guard Brent Cooper can think of no bigger assist than to pass along his knowledge […]

St. Mike’s hoping for third consecutive title in Class 3A basketball

By Dave Wagner The St. Michael’s Horsemen may have been 2-8 before this week’s Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gym, but don’t count them out just yet in their bid for a third consecutive Class 3A state boys basketball title. The Santa Fe-based school was busy earlier this month adding some football hardware to […]

Sisson, Donna M. Cooper

Donna M. Cooper Sisson Services: Have been held. Donna M. Cooper Sisson, 60, of Lubbock, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, in Lubbock. She was born July 21, 1943, in Springfield, Ill., to Roy and Lorraine Alice Garecht. She was raised in Needles, Calif., and had lived in Clovis for 29 years. She married Dan Sisson […]

Clovis stuns Sandies in tourney finals

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Clovis seniuor point guard Bud Willis shoots a jumper in the first half of Friday’s game against Abilene Cooper. Willis was one of three Wildcats named to the all-tournament team. CNJ photo by Rick White. CNJ STAFF CANYON — Clovis coach J.D. Isler wasn’t ready to rank it with David knocking off Goliath. He did, […]

Clovis wins ‘ugly’

By Rick White CANYON – Whether it was Tizrick Phillips or John Props off the bench or leading scorer Justin Pinckney getting untracked in the third quarter, Clovis put together enough offensive spurts to hold off pesky Abilene Cooper 58-50 on Friday in a semifinal contest of The Gene Messer Tournament of Champions. Clovis stretched […]

Steers set up showdown with Bovina for playoff berth

CNJ STAFF FARWELL — Five players scored touchdowns and Farwell set up a showdown next week with rival Bovina for a playoff berth as the Steers shut out winless Springlake-Earth 32-0 in a District 4-1A contest Friday night. Sophomore Matthew Edwards rushed for 168 yards on 21 carries as the Steers (7-1, 2-1 district) posted […]

County officials say tax hike needed

Jack King Geneva Cooper’s days are filled with anxiety. “The question you keep asking is, ‘Where are we going to get the money?’” the Curry County manager said Thursday. A fiscal conservative who has prided herself on keeping a prudent reserve in the county coffers, Cooper is faced in 2003 with a financial situation that […]

KingsRiver to perform in concert

Special to the CNJ KingsRiver, a Southern Gospel quartet from Fort Worth, Texas, will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St. The group’s second visit to Clovis, KingsRiver will present a program of testimonies and songs ranging from the old favorites to the newer songs being heard […]

Rodeo tradition runs in family

By Jack King Rodeoing runs in Tuf Cooper’s family. His dad, Roy Cooper, has won eight world championships, including one all-around title. His brother-in-law, Trevor Brazil, won the world all-around title last year and is first in Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association this year in steer roping. His uncle, Stran Smith, has made it to the […]

Future reserves among county budget concerns

By Jack King Curry County commissoners will meet at 9 a.m. this morning in commissioners’ chambers in the Curry County Courthouse to consider a draft budget for fiscal year 2003-2004. Commissioners are dealing with an estimated shortfall of $318,745. County Manager Geneva Cooper said, under the proposed budget, the county will end next year with […]

County will discuss possible tax hike

By Jack_King@link.freedom.com Curry County is facing a projected budget shortfall that could reach as high as $400,000, County Manager Geneva Cooper said Monday. The amount of the shortfall between spending and revenue in the county’s 2003-04 budget has varied between $200,000 and $400,000 during the budget development process, Cooper said. The county commission is expected […]

City, railroad reach agreement

By Jack King Curry County is facing a projected budget shortfall that could reach as high as $400,000, County Manager Geneva Cooper said Monday. The amount of the shortfall between spending and revenue in the county’s 2003-04 budget has varied between $200,000 and $400,000 during the budget development process, Cooper said. The county commission is […]

County to consider tax hike

By Jack King Curry County is facing a $200,000 shortfall in its 2002 budget and may have to increase taxes to cover it, County Manager Geneva Cooper told the commission Tuesday. To cover the shortfall, the county could increase property taxes by 1 or 2 mils of value or increase gross receipts taxes by one-eighths […]