Tucumcari officer resigns amid investigation

A Tucumcari police officer has resigned amidst a criminal investigation by New Mexico State Police. Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel said the unnamed officer resigned this morning. State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Q. Johnson confirmed the officer was the subject of an investigation, but said “the identity of the officer and the nature […]

Letter to the editor: Norwood was asset to county jail

Norwood was asset to county jail I was very surprised to hear that Keith Norwood resigned. I don’t know why he resigned, but I believe he is more of an asset than a liability because he has positively changed the appearance of the Curry County jail, the morale of the staff, and the quality of […]

Curry jail administrator resigns

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Curry County jail administrator Keith Norwood resigned effective Tuesday, saying it was time for a change and he was going bow hunting for big game. Robin Fornoff Curry County jail administrator Keith Norwood resigned effective Tuesday, saying it was time for a change and he was going bow hunting for […]

Resigned members form independent committee

Sharna Johnson Though they resigned from serving on citizens’ committees created by Curry County, several former members say they remain vested in solving issues surrounding the jail and courthouse. Wayland Thomas, who resigned from the jail committee Jan. 15, said Tuesday he intends to continue studying the issues along with others who walked from the […]

Jail, courthouse committee member list

Sharna Johnson The Curry County Commission on Dec. 7, created two committees charged with studying issues facing the jail and courthouse and presenting recommendations to the commission by March 15. As of mid-January, eight members of the committees have resigned, primarily complaining about a lack of transparency and steering by the commission after the committees […]

Eighth committee member resigns

CNJ staff An eighth person resigned Monday from serving on a Curry County citizens’ committee to evaluate jail issues. Retired newspaper publisher Wayland Thomas submitted a letter of resignation which cited a need for freedom for the committees from “undue influence from commission oversight.” In his letter, Thomas said he feels the committee is being […]

Portales mayor resigns as chamber of commerce executive director

Argen Duncan Portales Mayor Sharon King has resigned as Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce executive director. King said she didn’t know when her last day would be because she had committed to help train her replacement. She said she would stay until the chamber board of directors was comfortable with her leaving, but no later […]

Student services director resigns

CNJ staff Executive Director of Student Services Tamara Moore-Callahan resigned Thursday after 10 years with the Clovis school district. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said Callahan is looking for other professional opportunities. This was the first year Callahan worked as the executive director of Student Services. Callahan’s resignation is effective May 15.

Press Release: Brumfield resigns from PRMC board

Gayla Brumfield resigned as Chair from Plains Regional Medical Center, PRMC, Community Board of Trustees as of April 1, 2010. Brumfield served on the hospital board for 15 years with the last 4 as chair. “The past several years serving as a Board Member and continuing on as the chairman of the Board has been […]

Farwell schools superintendent resigns

Freedom New Mexico Farwell Independent School District Superintendent Larry Gregory resigned Monday during a special meeting of the Farwell School Board. Gregory’s resignation is effective June 30. He will begin working as the principal of Elida High School for the next school year. Gregory said he had the opportunity to retire in Texas, but wasn’t […]

New road superintendent appointed

CNJ staff Dennis Fury has been appointed Curry County Road Superintendent, according to a press release from County Manager Lance Pyle. Fury, a Grady native, has been serving as interim superintendent since former superintendent Danny Davis resigned in May, the release said. He has been with the county almost 12 years, most recently serving as […]

Road superintendent resigns

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County Road Department Superintendent Danny Davis resigned from his position Friday, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. Davis, 45, has worked for the county for 14 years, Pyle said. Davis said it was time for a change. “I’m ready to be Danny Davis, not the road superintendent all […]

Local Roundup: Candidate deadline near

CNJ staff Any person who plans to run for political office in the June Primary must make any necessary changes to their voter registration before 5 p.m. Monday, according the Curry County Clerk’s office. The potential candidate’s voter registration must show their correct address and political party affiliation to be included on the ballot. The […]

Pyle promoted to county manager

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners stayed in-house and hired Lance Pyle as the county manager Tuesday during an executive session. Pyle has served as the interim county manager since Dick Smith resigned in October. Pyle, 27, will earn about $87,500 a year, according to county officials. “We decided rather than go […]

Vigil’s resignation breath of fresh air

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist State Treasurer Robert Vigil resigned his position. We must remember Vigil is innocent until proven guilty. Vigil resigned last week. At that precise moment it felt as if a white dove flew gracefully overhead while a gentle breeze carrying the faint scent of floral spring deodorizer wafted through the New […]

Top five local stories of 2004

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Curry County saw 11 homicides in 2004. Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked readers to help us identify the top news stories of 2004. Here are results from our Web site poll: 1. Homicides were too frequent: 38 percent Curry County experienced 11 homicides in 2004, including 10 in the city. The most recent […]