County tax referendum fails

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A gross receipts tax increase adopted by the county in January will go into effect this summer as planned after a petition filed to put the tax to a public vote was ruled invalid. County clerk Mario Trujillo told the County Commission on Tuesday nearly 400 of the 1,300 […]

Clovis faces Sandia with state tourney hopes on line

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Clovis coach J.D. Isler expects senior post and leading scorer Tigg Bunton to be double-teamed tonight. Bunton leads the team in scoring and rebounding. (Staff photo: Rick White) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer What a difference one minute and 45 seconds can make. Down 12 points to Sandia on the road Friday, Clovis scored […]

Garcia, Dathan Ray

Dathan Ray Garcia Services: Have been held. Dathan Garcia, 17, of Tucumcari, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, in Portales. He was born on April 1, 1987, in Clayton, to Danny and Janie Garcia. He was a junior at Logan High School. He was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. He was […]

Making votes count

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Poll workers Codie McDowell (left) and Pam Sury receive instructions Monday at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Months of anticipation and speculation are over. Talks of voter disenfranchisement, rights, turnouts, conflicting polls and political spin will culminate throughout the country today with the reaffirming of George […]

AccessBank CFO earns honor

By Tova Fruchtman Ken Huey Jr., chief financial officer of AccessBank in Clovis, was surprised to open a recent letter stating he would receive the 2004 Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award (NMDPSA). “I didn’t know (I was nominated), but it’s great. It’s nice to see the good things that you do are appreciated,” […]

Trujillo, Flora

Flora Trujillo Services: Have been held. Flora Trujillo, 70, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 20, 1933, in Mosquero, to Juan and Sophia Gonzalez Sanchez. She married Clyde Trujillo on March 18, 1953, in Tucumcari. Family members said she was a housewife, a […]

County: Blame jail for budget woes

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a $20.5 million budget that will cut the county’s cash on hand from $10.1 million to $3.2 million by June 2005. County Manager Geneva Cooper said the fund drain has been caused mostly by increasing jail costs spread over a number of […]

Software SNAFU slows vote count

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Election results tape piles up on the chair as election judges Jill Whitehead, left, Sylvia Shugart, center, and Lois Thomas check early, absentee and alternate tapes Tuesday evening at the Curry County Courthouse. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. CNJ STAFF A problem with new computers and software required by state legislation slowed down vote counting […]

Young man was eager to join paratroopers

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer When Helen Garcia Trujillo observes Memorial Day, she can’t decorate her older brother’s grave. The grave of Joe C. Garcia, along with thousands of others, is located in France, not far from the location where he died on D-Day while the 101st Airborne Division was parachuting out of […]

Late Saturday prep basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF District 4-1A Girls Grady (20-3, 6-0) — Jennifer Blackburn 2 0-0 4, Taris Pond 1 1-2 3, Aerial Verble 0 1-2 1, Jessalyn Murray 1 0-0 2, Brittany Bailey 5 4-8 18, Stephanie Bailey 4 5-5 13, Heather Blackburn 7 2-3 16, Brooke Bailey 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 13-20 57. Logan — […]