Structure fire damages Arch business

Freedom New Mexico Firefighters from two Roosevelt County agencies were called to a structure fire in Arch around 3:30 p.m. Friday. The fire, in a loading warehouse at Glen’s Peanuts on the east side of Arch, destroyed commodity peanuts, pallets and other items valued at an estimated $57,500, according to Arch Fire Chief Hugh Frank. […]

Fireworks sales starting to explode

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amanda Herrera totals up the Salinas family’s purchase of fireworks at a fireworks stand north of Clovis. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Fireworks vendors in Curry and Roosevelt counties said sales are picking up as July 4 nears. “We have been open since June 20 and have already had […]

Indictment in Causey homicide

Portales, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today Billy Joe Watson, age 44, was indicted by a Roosevelt County Grand Jury this afternoon.

Man indicted in 2004 shooting of Causey rancher

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Roosevelt County man was indicted Friday in the 9th Judicial District Court in connection with the 2005 shooting death of Causey rancher Jimmy “Bo” Chunn, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. William “Billy” Joe Watson, 44, is charged with accessory to first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder […]

Police seek shooting suspect

CNJ staff A warrant was issued Thursday for a Clovis man charged with shooting at his neighbor during a dispute, court records show. Tranell Pleasant, 19, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit a crime. Police responded to the 800 block of Sheldon Street around noon Wednesday for report of […]

Committee passes nuisance ordinance

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Some county residents said they welcomed a countywide nuisance ordinance. Others said they would fight it to the end. After weighing the comments, the Curry County Land Use Committee unanimously passed a nuisance ordinance during a Friday meeting. County Manager Lance Pyle said the County Commission will consider a […]

Clovis Community College Radiologic Technology Students to Receive Pins

Clovis Community College Radiologic Technology Students to Receive Pins Clovis Community College Radiologic Technology Students to Receive Pins

Texico fire controlled burn

CNJ staff Texico city officials reported Friday morning a fire on the outskirts of Texico is a controlled burn. Just before 10 a.m., personnel at the city clerk’s office reported a farmer was burning a wheat field and the fire chief had gone to the scene.

June 27, 2008 Religion Calendar

Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Men’s Bible class — 9:30-10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St. Free coffee and donuts. Tuesday Prayer group — 9:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st St. Children’s story […]

Couple’s work worldly

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Courtesy photo Dwayne Carter building a house in Rio Bravo, Mexico during a mission trip. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Ann and Dwayne Carter volunteer at the Lighthouse Mission and serve the prayer breakfast for the First United Methodist Church, but for 10 years helping others was something they did throughout the world. Ann […]

God can help us to bear our best fruits

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I passed a huge garden near Texico the other day, and it brought back memories of my garden planting experiences. I estimated that the garden was about an acre and the owner had it so manicured and neat that it could appear on the cover of any national magazine. I […]

A view from under the pew: amos on time

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note:

Canine addition completes family

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist

Zimbabwe’s shift to violence tragic backslide

Freedom New Mexico In announcing he has decided not to participate in the presidential runoff election scheduled for today, opposition Zimbabwean candidate Morgan Tsvangirai lamented that sitting President Robert Mugabe’s supporters had replaced the ballot with the bullet. He was right. Since Tsvangirai defeated Mugabe in the first round on March 29 — 48-43 in […]

Custom Classic tournament will have field of 118 teams

CNJ staff The 25th Plateau Wireless Custom Classic slow-pitch softball tournament begins a three-day run at Guy Leeder Complex tonight, with 118 teams scheduled to participate in five divisions. Tournament co-ordinator Roger Jackson said that as the event has grown, it has not lacked for teams. “Over the years, we’ve had as high as 130 […]

ENMU roper earns national crown

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Junior Kyle Roberts brought home Eastern New Mexico University’s first national rodeo title in 32 years. Roberts teamed with Corey Bramwell of Ranger Junior College in Ranger, Texas, to win the team-roping crown at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. The duo roped four steer in 27.1 […]

Cannon funding passes Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a bill Thursday that contains key funding for Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s office. The bill, which primarily funds operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, contains $364 million to purchase seven MC-130J model Combat Talon II, five of which will be headed to […]

Candidate applauds gun ruling

Tucumcari’s Dennis Roch, Republican candidate for state representative, is praising the U.S. Supreme Court for its 5-4 ruling that an individual right to gun ownership exists.

Bingaman: Bill contains funding for Cannon

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said he was pleased Congress has given final passage to a bill that contains key funding for Cannon Air Force Base.

One couples’ decision and what it says

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist “My daughter and her husband have told me that they’ve dedicated themselves to being more serious about their faith.” The good friend sharing this news with me was smiling, deeply thankful that his kids, just starting a family, were opting for a commitment to Christ more meaningful than the […]