Woman arrested for drugs in undergarments

Freedom New Mexico A 36-year-old Clovis woman is in jail after drug task force agents found crack cocaine and marijuana hidden in her undergarments. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office said Nathania Nathan was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is […]

Portales man killed in Roosevelt County rollover

(Roosevelt County, NM) – On Sunday, June 28, 2009 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Officer Ramon Borjas with the New Mexico State Police investigated a one vehicle accident that resulted in the death of Jose M. Mendoza (39 of Portales). The investigation revealed that his nephew, Alejandro Mendoza (16 of Portales) was driving a 2002 Chevrolet […]

Competitive equals

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Anderson put her full force into the ball Saturday during the fourth inning of the team’s game against Coronitas Mas Fina at Bob Spencer Field. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico All sports have a high level of competitive play […]

Grandson shows innocent way to look at life

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist This article is dedicated to my grandson Jason, who has had almost daily “time of my life” experiences since we acquired the backyard swimming pool. I always knew … that a 9-year-old could get maximum use and enjoyment out of a 3.5 by14 foot-pool. We adults are under the sad […]

Deployment stress results in gray hairs

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist Gray hair is taking over my dark brown head at a rapid pace. It’s an invasion that I fight with all my might, but one that is met with large obstacles, such as the expense of getting to a salon every six weeks to keep the enemy at bay. I […]

Author found success after struggle

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist I grew up to be 16 on a small farm, driving a tractor, pulling a one-way and plowed all day and dreamed of being a cowboy. My hero was none other than Zane Grey and yet not a cowboy, but the best writer of the west. Recently I’ve had time […]

June 28 Public Record

The following bankruptcies were filed in Roswell: • Cheryl Lynett Remaley, Chapter 7, filed date: 6/22/2009, Roosevelt County • Mark Allen Morrison and Susan Kaye Morrison, Chapter 7, filed date: 6/22/2009, Roosevelt County • Russell Edward Crossen and Alisa Mae Crossen, Chapter 7, filed date: 6/23/2009 • Janey Leigh White, Chapter 7, filed date: 6/23/2009, […]

Letters to the editor: Aquatic center, zoo city standouts

Aquatic center, zoo city standouts I just wanted to pat some people on the back. Have you been to the Clovis zoo lately? It looks wonderful. The exibits look great, as well as the animals. There are a few new exibits, also. The landscaping is awesome. The zoo crew has done and is continuing to […]

War on drugs has humiliating ramifications

Freedom New Mexico It is encouraging that the U.S. Supreme Court so strongly condemned Thursday the decision by officials in an Arizona school district to strip-search a 13-year-old girl because they suspected she might have some Ibuprofen pain reliever in her undergarments. The amazing thing is that even one justice (Clarence Thomas) dissented, and that […]

ENMU president’s contract renewed

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble’s contract was renewed Saturday by the Board of Regents. Gamble said with the approval of his contract he hopes to continue to improve the university and help students. “Hopefully, to continue to protect the quality of this institution,” Gamble said. “Help it to grow, and […]

Early student recalls ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Living a few blocks from her alma mater — Eastern New Mexico University — 1937 graduate Lois Cantrell recalls the days when the school had a tenth of its current enrollment and not even a handful of buildings. Cantrell earned an associate of arts in music and English as well as a […]

Dairy Fest draws more than 9,000

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Michael Stillion of Roswell takes his education about manure a little too seriously at the “Smells like poo … it grew” booth at Saturday’s Dairy Fest. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When most Dairy Fest fans walked up on Ryan White’s tent Saturday, they either laughed or stopped for […]

Parade Magazine to return to Clovis News Journal

Freedom New Mexico Can’t wait for the next parade? Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune readers won’t have to wait much longer. “Parade Magazine” returns to our newspapers starting July 5. “Parade,” which began in 1941, will replace “USA Weekend” on Sundays. “Typically, local news and main news are most read and then you go […]

Fields of hope: How Portales won the battle for Eastern New Mexico University

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Courtesy ENMU Library Historial Collection The original Eastern New Mexico University Adminstration Building in 1935. Note students in the foreground relaxing with a game of horseshoes. By David Stone: Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission of New Mexico Magazine.

Custom Classic draws teams from far and near

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Gonzalo Lozano of the Texas Twisters gets ready to catch a pop up in the third inning at Guy Leeder Softball Complex on Friday in Clovis. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Teams came from as far away as Lubbock, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Oklahoma to join local teams to […]

Judge rules against former Melrose police chief

Freedom New Mexico District Judge Drew Tatum has granted a request by the Village of Melrose for summary judgment in a complaint filed by former Police Chief Michael Trammell against the village and Mayor Lance Pyle. In effect, Trammell’s complaint of wrongful termination was tossed out by Tatum, at least in respect to Melrose. The […]

Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum open on Saturday

In conjunction with the Kick Start Motorcycle Rally on Main Street and the Charlie Phillips CD Release Party at the museum this Saturday, the Norman and Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum will be open to the public on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Farmers markets offer fresh produce, conversation

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Lisa Dunagan of Clovis, right, pays Margie Plummer of Portales and owner of Veggie Shack for some fresh onions, peas, and squash Tuesday at the Clovis Farmers’ Market. Dunagan said she likes to buy her produce fresh. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Some come for the money, some come […]

Tucumcari woman shot four times with BB gun

Freedom New Mexico A 49-year-old Tucumcari woman was shot with a BB gun in the arm, wrist and back about 1 p.m. Friday, Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. She was transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital where X-rays showed four BBs lodged beneath her skin, Hatcher said. Hatcher said the victim told officers four […]

Commander envisions growth

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen A. Clark sits at his desk. The stuffed ducks are gifts from his daughters. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Sitting in front of his desk, which holds neat stacks of papers, a sculpture of a monkey contemplating a human skull and a […]