Ad leads authorities to more gaming devices

Cops and Courts For the second time in six months, a newspaper advertisement led to the seizure of illegal gaming devices in Clovis, according to a press release from the New Mexico Gaming Control Board. Undercover Gaming Control Board officials received a tip from a Clovis resident who saw a full-page ad in the Clovis […]

Prisoner slips hospital; still at large Saturday

By Darrell Todd Maurina Two men on medical furlough from the Curry County Adult Detention Center have walked away from Clovis’ hospital in the past two weeks and face felony escape charges, jail administrator Don Burdine said on Saturday. One prisoner remained at large on Saturday night, officials said. Jail records show Edgar O. Perales, […]

County renews manager’s contract

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County commissioners voted Wednesday morning to issue a four-year contract to County Manager Geneva Cooper. All commissioners except Ed Perales voted for the renewal. A person answering the telephone at his business who identified himself as Perales’ son said Perales would not comment. County Attorney Steve Doerr […]

Main Street pursuit ends without injury

CNJ STAFF A vehicle pursuit through town ended without injury Wednesday afternoon at the corner of Second and Sheldon streets, where a Clovis man was arrested amid an array of police and area onlookers. Edgar Perales, 41, brother of Curry County Commissioner Ed Perales, is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer; aggravated fleeing […]

County manager told to cease endorsement

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioner Ed Perales has demanded in writing that County Manager Geneva Cooper stop publicly endorsing the re-election of District 2 Commissioner Pete Hulder. Cooper refused Perales’ request, also in writing. Both sides called the other’s letter “threatening.” The exchange of letters was prompted by paid advertisements in […]

Public Record 3/12

Compiled from court records from March 4 through 10: Marriage Licenses Ramiro Alfred Castro III, 20, of Fort Bragg, N.C., and Marsha Marie Whitener, 18, of Tucumcari. David Lawrence Hooter, 36, and Rochelle Renae Gibson, 32, both of Clovis. Michael Samuel Harmer, 42, and Cindy Ann Marriott, 38, both of Clovis. Raymond Brandon Sisneros, 25, […]

Official votes self off of committee

By Jack King The Curry County Commission voted Tuesday to remove Commissioner Tim Ashley from the county special events subcommittee — an action initiated by the Ashley himself, who even seconded the motion. Ashley said Tuesday he had been the subject of controversy last year, when a group of country residents asked District Attorney Brett […]

Ed Perales to pressure state on jail

By Jack King A Curry County Commissioner said he wants to further a statewide effort make the state pay county detention centers for housing state inmates. “I would like to encourage counties statewide to pressure the state to pay counties for those incarcerations,” said Commissioner Ed Perales. “I’m concerned about Curry County, but I think […]

Wheaton crossing closing

By Jack King Curry County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to close the Wheaton Street railroad crossing, approving an agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad the Clovis City Commission approved Monday. The vote means BNSF can begin work on an extension of its Clovis railroad yard, adding three new tracks on each end of the […]