State fire marshal’s office cautions against tent city

Ryan Lengerich A state fire official told Curry County commissioners on Tuesday the state won’t sign off on proposed tent housing for jail inmates. In early August, Commissioner Tim Ashley pitched the idea of housing nonviolent offenders in military surplus tents to alleviate jail overcrowding. Similar facilities have been used in Farmington where county officials […]

Tents purposed as solution to jail overcrowding

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Curry County could cut its jail overcrowding problem by housing nonviolent offenders in military surplus tents with air conditioning and portable toilets, according to County Commissioner Tim Ashley. That’s assuming the state fire marshal approves. Ashley told commissioners about his experience visiting the jail in Farmington, where he […]

Building a forward base

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Master Sgt. Michael Hatcher, 27th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, is greeted by Col. Jeff Stambaugh, 27th Fighter Wing vice commander, Col. Lisa Firmin, 27th Mission Support Group commander, and Lt. Col. John Bower, 27th CES commander. Darrell Todd Maurina The mission: Take a bare piece of ground and make it into an air base […]