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Robert Sandoval is named Curry County commissioner


February 24, 2019

Former longtime Curry County Commissioner Robert Sandoval has been appointed to the job again.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made the announcement Monday afternoon.

Sandoval succeeds Angelina Baca who failed to file paperwork on time for November's election and was removed from the ballot. Baca had been the only candidate, resulting in the governor appointing her seat.

Curry County Jail Log

• Staff representing U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., will hold mobile office hours 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Matt 25 Hope Center in Clovis.

Staff will answer questions on Social Security benefits, Medicare, immigration, veterans benefits, student loans, and other federal programs.

Constituents unable to attend are advised to visit the “Helping You” section at

• The Public Works Street Department in Portales has notified city administration that Third Street between Avenue A and Avenue B will be closed for three weeks for repairs. That's according to a city news release.

• Eastern New Mexico University posted its first softball sweep of Texas Woman’s University in 17 years Sunday, as the Greyhounds posted four runs in the seventh inning to seal a 6-1 victory in Sunday’s series finale in Denton, Texas.

Kimberly Herron improved to 4-3 on the year following the complete-game victory. She scattered eight hits over seven innings, with three walks and three strikeouts.

Iliana Mendoza went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in the seventh.

The Greyhounds play again at 6 p.m. Friday at home against Texas-Permian Basin.

— Compiled by The Staff of The News


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