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  • Editor's Election Day blog: Ashley close to winning county seat

    David Stevens CMI Editor|Nov 6, 2012

    Tim Ashley seems to be closing in on a Curry County Commission seat. Officials say Ashley is leading Paul D. Barnes, 1,660 votes to 1,540, with about 200 votes to be counted. Debbie Spriggs will be the county's new treasurer and Rose Riley will be the county clerk. - • • Fox News is projecting President Obama has won Ohio. Commentator Brit Hume says it's over; Obama will win re-election. - • • Early vote totals are in for Curry County and the County Commission race looks like a dead heat. Republican Tim Ashley leads Democrat Paul D. Barnes,...

  • Three things about Sen. Bingaman

    David Stevens CMI editor|Aug 21, 2012

    Clovis Media Inc. Editor David Stevens writes about regional history on his blog at: www.highplainsyesterdays.com Here are some recent posts: Jeff Bingaman of yesteryear: U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, 68, likely made his last official trip to eastern New Mexico on Aug. 6. Three things you might not know about the retiring senator who grew up in Silver City: - He first voted in a presidential election in 1968. opting for Democrat Hubert Humphrey over Richard Nixon. - An honor student at Silver City High School, he was president of the New Mexico... Full story

  • Aunt: Missing girl has history of 'blanking out'

    David Stevens CMI editor|Jun 19, 2012

    Aly Marques' life has been more difficult than most. The former Forrest resident (2003-2010) had her first heart surgery to repair a leaky valve when she was 9 days old, said her great aunt, Laurie Haskell. In 2003, when she was 7, she was living with her father in Killeen, Texas, when he committed suicide. In January 2010, she was a passenger in a car that collided with a snow plow and left her with a broken collarbone and wrist. In March, she passed out at her Clovis home and was rushed to the hospital emergency room, where it was learned...

  • Detour never quite explained

    David Stevens CMI editor|May 15, 2012

    Tucumcari has seen more than its share of travelers, thanks mostly to historic Route 66. Sometimes the strangers leave strange stories behind. That was the case when a confused, unemployed trumpet player passed through 50 years ago this month. B. William Kittler, 29, left his California home late on May 22, 1962, with his girlfriend, Judy Sell. They were en route to Kittler's former home in Bismarck, N.D., when they stopped for gas and cigarettes in Tucumcari. Sell said she was driving when they left town, headed for Texas, and Kittler was...

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