Records show jail policy violated in inmate’s death

Freedom New Mexico Curry County jail officials violated jail policy when they left an inmate who hanged himself alone for more than an hour on Sept. 26, records show. Aaron Quinones was left alone in a private cell for one hour and 18 minutes, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said last week. Jail policy, obtained […]

Official: No laws were violated

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Courtesy illustration By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A quorum of Curry County commissioners dining with the executive director of Eastern Plains Council of Governments on Tuesday did not violate open government laws, Commissioner Dan Stoddard said. Commissioners Stoddard, Caleb Chandler and Wendell Bostwick met at Eddie’s Subs and More on Main Street with Richard […]

Mayor on political e-mail: ‘I won’t do that again’

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gayla Brumfield said it never occurred to her that asking city officials to forward an e-mail invitation to a political candidate’s fundraising dinner was inappropriate. “I didn’t know that I couldn’t do that. I guess it’s in the personnel policy,” Clovis’ mayor said Tuesday afternoon. “I sent it out. […]