Press release: Curry native joins Roch’s staff

SANTA FE, NM—When the State House of Representatives convened yesterday (Thursday), Curry County native Stephanie Bailey also reported for duty. Bailey, an honors graduate of Texico High School, serves as the legislative assistant for Representative Dennis Roch (R-Texico) “I’m delighted to have Stephanie on board,” said Roch. “She is not only a capable assistant, but […]

Convicted Clovis native killed in Hobbs prison

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Paul Lasner, 31, died Monday in a Hobbs prison while serving a life sentence for a 1997 shooting. Police are investigating the death as a homicide. Sharna Johnson A 30-year-old Clovis man serving a life sentence in prison for a 1997 murder was killed Monday at a Hobbs facility. Paul Lasner was transported from the […]

Clovis native elected state Republican Party chair

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Former Hobbs Mayor and Clovis native Monty Newman will serve as chairman of the state Republican Party for the next two years. Newman was elected chairman on Saturday by the state central committee. He defeated Nina Martinez, who has served as the GOP’s first vice chairman for the past […]

First person: Clovis native to take over as library director

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Margaret Hinchee will become the new director of the Clovis-Carver Public Library Nov. 15. Margaret Hinchee is getting back into books. The Clovis native will become the new director of the Clovis-Carver Public Library Nov. 15. She succeeds Marilyn Belcher, who is leaving after 25 years — her last nine […]

Curry County native competing for state fair queen

CNJ staff Deeann Shafer of Curry County is one of 14 competing this week for the title of New Mexico State Fair Queen. The competition, which begins Wednesday, includes a written test, horsemanship demonstration, interviews and speeches. The new queen will succeed Krystie Lynn Bierner and will be crowned Saturday during the PRCA rodeo.

Elida native’s book focuses on family, upbringing

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Acosta Kevin Wilson Yolanda Acosta knew she had quite a story to tell, even before she knew the whole thing. The Elida native is getting set to release her book, “Acosta,” a tale of the upbringing she received in Elida and Portales, with emphasis on the career of her late brother Oscar, who was a […]

Clovis native lights music festival stage

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Liliana Castillo Clovis native Jason Davis, who now lives in Lubbock, comes back often but not usually to work so much. Davis is in charge of the lighting and sound for the Clovis Music Festival. He and a crew of four spent days preparing for three nights of music at the Curry County Events Center. […]

Education digest: Clovis native joins teaching program

Clovis native joins teaching program Clovis native Jason Glikas has joined Teach for America, according to a news release from the organization. Teach for America is a national corps of top college graduates who commit to teach in urban and rural public schools in low-income communities for two years. Glikas is a 1997 graduate of […]

Friday morning briefing: Clovis man honored, school supplies needed and 21st street blues

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Clovis native honored Dalton (Ga.) State College has honored former president and Clovis native James A. Burran,dedicating the college’s 75-foot bell tower in his name. Burran grew up in Clovis and graduated from Clovis High School in 1968.

Baskett visits Eagles

CNJ staff Fox television news in Philadelphia is reporting Clovis native and pro football receiver Hank Baskett will be in the city Friday to speak with the Eagles about open roster spots. Baskett has been a free agent since March 4 after the Indianapolis Colts failed to re-sign him to a contract. Baskett has played […]