Senior parents schooled

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Pam Cornelison, head of the guidance department at Clovis High School, addresses the crowd during Monday’s CHS senior parents’ night event at the school’s lecture hall. The session covered things to expect while preparing a student for c By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Going to Clovis High School means […]

Officials working to secure funds to close county road

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer County officials say they are working diligently to get enough money to re-situate a road causing problems for Cannon Air Force Base. Manager Lance Pyle said his office is pursuing grant money to cover the expense of closing Curry Road R and paving a neighboring road to serve as […]

County officials working to secure sole courthouse entrance

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In about a month, Curry County officials are hoping to have all but one entrance to the courthouse closed in the interest of improving security. County Manager Lance Pyle said the target date for the change is Sept. 21. August 18 the county commission voted to reduce courthouse traffic […]

Business Feature: City adds restaurants

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Gabriela Hernandez stretches out dough for a pizza Monday afternoon at Zeky’s Pizza. The business on Prince Street, which has been open for a week, is the building’s third incarnation as a pizza, salad and dessert buffet. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A pair of relatively new restaurants in […]

Portales’ Territorial House to become Italian eatery

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Mark Vigil, owner of Mark’s Restaurant and Catering, takes a look at the second floor of the Territorial House restaurant. A deal was finalized for Vigil to purchase the building, which he plans to turn into an Italian restaurant. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico After the building’s most recent […]

Police investigating man’s disappearance

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Courtesy photo Doyle “Eddy” Windham CNJ Staff Police are looking for a 41-year-old Clovis man who disappeared after leaving work Aug. 9. Doyle “Eddy” Windham was last seen leaving work at an Allsup’s convenience store on East First Street as he went to make the store’s deposit, according to a police report. His family has […]

Lessons don’t cease outside of classroom

Freedom New Mexico Area students are headed back to school — unless, of course, they never left. We hope a hiatus from attending school doesn’t necessarily mean a vacation from learning. In other words, don’t assume education always takes place in the classroom setting, or that it always involves essays, formulas and textbooks. If you […]

DWI sobriety check point and saturation patrols scheduled for Wednesday and Friday

On Wednesday, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Saturation Patrol within the City of Clovis. There will also be DWI Check Point for Friday, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. within the city of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk and drug impaired […]

Animal overpopulation serious concern

Not a day goes by that I do not receive a phone call from someone who needs help with an animal. In talking to the callers it is clear the so-called unseen epidemic of pet overpopulation is being seen in Clovis and the surrounding areas. The state Legislature appropriated funds that allowed the low-cost spay […]

Near end, Novak on par with libertarian ideas

Robert D. Novak died Tuesday of brain cancer at his home in suburban Washington. He had written a syndicated opinion column since 1963, for much of that time with Rowland Evans, who was in some ways his polar opposite, which made for a fruitful partnership. Unlike many opinion columnists, however, Novak began his career as […]

Child’s health more important than size

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist A few days ago, my eight year old daughter Luisa burst into tears at the mall and told me that she’s too big. Luisa knows that she’s overweight, and when she tried on some outfits at the store, none of them flattered her figure. She was crushed and through tears […]

Book’s success ignited Boy Scout program

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist How great were the days of yesteryear and how filled with the promise of those ahead for the youngsters who follow in Scouting and the various Council programs. Thanks to the author who started it all. General Douglas McArthur’s farewell address to the Congress of the United States was a […]

On health care debate, good to think of others

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist In health care debate, good to think of others Solipsism is a philosophical approach holding that, ultimately, one’s own existence is the only thing of which one can be assured. In it’s extreme form, it almost becomes a lampoon of itself, holding that the entire world simply exists in the […]

Jail issues linger

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File photo Following the escape, officials rushed to correct deficiencies at the jail. Workers can be seen doing repairs in this photo of one of the pods at the jail. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Two huge mistakes just weeks before the one-year anniversary of a major escape that focused national attention on Clovis […]

Convicted killer Edward Salas remains at large

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File photo Edward Salas, 25, was convicted in 2008 of killing 10-year-old Carlos Perez and has avoided capture for a year since escaping from the jail. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A year has passed since Edward Salas slipped through the roof of the jail with seven others and was secreted away in the […]

Jailbreak one year later: Into the night

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District Attorney Matt Chandler and other law enforcement held numerous press conference after the escape seek the help of the public in capturing the inmates. News of the escape of eight from the Curry County jail broke worldwide. On Aug. 24, 2008 — a year ago Monday — eight of the most violent inmates held […]

Q&A: Bingaman talks health care

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., receives an award from State Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis, during a ceremony Tuesday for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is beginning his fifth term as a senator, and his first as the state’s senior senator since the retirement of Pete […]

8-23 Bankruptcies

The following bankruptcies were filed this week in Roswell: • Rosella Etchepareborde, Chapter 7, file date: Aug. 14, 2009, Roosevelt County • David J. Simmons, Chapter 7, file date: Aug. 19, 2009, Curry County • Joshua Robert Hyatt and Tabatha Lynn Hyatt, Chapter 7, file date: Aug. 19, 2009, Curry County

PIGSKIN PREVIEW: Team in transition

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Freshman outside linebacker Peyton Whitlock pressures backup quarterback Wes Wood of Muleshoe during an Eastern scrimmage earlier this month. The Greyhounds open their season Saturday at Colorado State-Pueblo. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico With his squad coming off consecutive winless seasons in the Lone Star Conference South Division, fifth-year […]