Area judges defend right of wives to show support for candidates

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A disclaimer sits next to a campaign sign in the yard at the Clovis home of Jennifer and Judge Richard Hollis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Both Curry County magistrate judges and a retired district judge have campaign signs in their yards supporting 9th Judicial District Attorney candidate […]

Campaign signs missing from area

CNJ STAFF Melrose police say about 20 campaign signs were stolen last week in the city. In Clovis, district attorney campaign signs have also been swiped, Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said. He said people stealing campaign signs is no trend — it happens every election. Gloria Wicker, challenger to District 4 Commissioner Albin Smith, […]

amos revisits his first lent

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t work the shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. This week, Amos recalls when he first learned about Ash Wednesday. boss a lot of the big bugs […]

Schools fear caucus flier caused confusion

By Jack King Clovis Schools and county clerk office personnel said a sign sent by the state Democratic Party to Curry County voting sites created a small amount of voter confusion here Tuesday. A state Democratic Party spokeswoman said the sign was sent out to reduce confusion among voters in the statewide primary, but school […]

Sheriff: Drivers, not lack of signs, cause of accident

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Curry County Sheriff’s deputy Sean Puritt investigates the scene of a two-vehicle collision Tuesday at the corner of Curry Roads N and 11. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Darrell Todd Maurina Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said he’s waiting to issue any citations until he learns more details about a fiery crash west of Clovis […]

Two vehicles collide at uncontrolled intersection

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Curry County Sheriff deputies and Clovis firefighters investigate the scene of a two-vehicle accident Tuesday at the corner of Curry Roads N and 11. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. CNJ staff report A two-vehicle crash west of Clovis injured two people on Tuesday, one of whom was airlifted to Lubbock, according to Curry County Sheriff […]

A sign(er) of the times

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Chuck Moore, 84, of Clovis has been painting artwork, billboards and signs in Clovis for 38 years, including the portrait of his sons behind him on the wall at his home. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell At 84, a local war veteran-turned-artist still paints signs for a living, and his bosses call […]

One killed in car-train crash

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Portales woman who drove around barricades and “road closed” signs was killed by a freight train on Tuesday night after her vehicle became stuck on railroad tracks near Melrose, police said. Amanda Tenorio, 21, had been visiting family in Moriarty and was returning to her home in Portales when the […]

Burma Shave signs are thing of the past

By Bob Huber When I was in my mid-youth crisis, Burma Shave signs on America’s roads were as common and comfortable as old shoes. Whenever a new one cropped up, we repeated its rhyming couplets over and over from bar stools to pulpits.  For you younguns, Burma Shave signs were little poems obligingly spaced line […]

Curry County jail inmate dies after swallowing meth

By Darrell Todd Maurina An inmate at the Curry County Adult Detention Facility died early Sunday morning at Plains Regional Medical Center after swallowing methamphetamine, according to a report released Tuesday by the Clovis Police Department. Martin Smith, 22, of Clovis, is the second inmate in less than a year to die of a drug […]