County goes with the dome

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Leland Gray of LPDJ Architects of Bountiful, Utah, explains his concrete thin shell proposal to the Curry County Commission on Tuesday during a meeting for a proposed special events center. By Jack King After years of controversy and discussion, Curry County commissioners Tuesday approved a design for a Curry County special events center. They tabled […]

Amaro given life plus 31 years

By Darrell Todd Maurina Following tearful and bitter pleas by family and friends of a Clovis man killed in April 2001, 9th District Court Judge Stephen Quinn sentenced Pedro Joaquin Amaro, 30, of Clovis, to life in prison plus 31 years. Amaro also must make an undetermined amount of restitution to the family of his […]

Report: Inmate wanted to protect mother

By Darrell Todd Maurina Martin Smith told a jail officer he swallowed a packet of methamphetamine on Saturday night because he didn’t want his mother to find out on Mother’s Day that he had been arrested for drug possession. The Clovis man died early Sunday morning from complications related to the meth ingestion, officials said. […]

Good or bad, information must flow

A Curry County jail inmate died early Sunday morning, hours after telling authorities he had swallowed methamphetamine. It’s the second time in a year a jail inmate has died under similar circumstances. Just as disturbing, it is the second time in a year jail officials have been less than open about providing information to the […]

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 […]

Public Record

Compiled from court records from May 1 through Wednesday Marriage Licenses Joel Barba, 25, of Texico and Regina Jalyn Longley, 25, of Clovis Melecio Bustillos, 36 and Darlene J. Gutierrez, 43, both of Texico Jude Allen Sena, 45 and Rebecca Andrea Gonzales, 44, both of Clovis Royce Donovan Foster, 18 and Verneda Ann Koenig, 19, […]

Disney, Aileen

Mrs. Aileen Disney, 89, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 1913, in Clifton, Tenn., to Lula Mae and W.B. “Doc” Smith. She married Lorace Disney on June 16, 1933. She spent her formative years in Clifton. As a teenager, she moved to Portales for the sake […]

Amaro trial enters second day

Cutline goes here cutline goes here cutline goes here Eric Butler Prosecutors called eight witnesses to the stand in the first-degree murder trial of Pedro Amaro on Wednesday. Amaro is being tried in connection with the April 2001 death of Kenneth Smith of Clovis. He could face life in prison if convicted. Amaro’s girlfriend at […]