Public defender calls it a career

By David Irvin For 25 years he has served as Curry County’s public defender. But on Oct. 29, Calvin Neumann will officially retire from public service at the age of 72. He won’t be without things to do, however. “I have all kinds of crafts and hobbies,” he said. “I’ve got two stained glass projects [...]

Carter to change sides in courtroom

Freedom Newspapers istrict Attorney Brett Carter has spent 18 years in Roosevelt and Curry County courtrooms working to ensure felons face justice. In about a month he’ll be an adversary to prosecutors. Carter will take over as head of the 9th Judicial District public defender’s office next month, replacing long-time district defender Calvin Neumann, who [...]