Wednesday morning briefing: Jail explained and the deadline’s looming

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing.

Deadline looming

Tuesday is the only day for candidates to file for county or state offices in the June 5 primary election.

Filing can be completed at the county clerk’s office. There is a $50 fee.

Curry County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman: 763-5591

Roosevelt County Clerk E. Janet Collins: 356-8562

Jail info

A $9.3 million bond issue facing Curry County voters April 3 will be explained at two public forums Thursday.

Commissioners and new jail Administrator Gerry Bill will be on hand at 11:30 a.m. in the Melrose Senior Center, 427 Main St. in Melrose; and 6 p.m. at the Texico Senior Center, 211 Griffin St., in Texico.

It’s a fact

Men have more blood than women. Men have 1.5 gallons versus 0.875 gallons for women.

Curious quotes

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” — George Washington

Today in history

On this day in 1942, the Quartermaster Corps (QMC) of the U.S. Army begins training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or “K-9 Corps.”

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. West wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. West wind between 5 and 15 mph.