Nov. 6 – Nov. 13 What's Happening

Friday First Friday — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Landing Zone. Nine Pin No-Tap Tournament — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Nine pins down on first ball counts as a strike.

I bared it all trying to prove myself

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Like most other country kids I grew up with rodeo — both watching and participating. In the old days, bull riding was the last event of the day because the audience would be sure and stay for the chance to see a wreck or two. About the time I became […]

People must strive for own success

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist A distinguishing feature of Friedrich Nietzsche’s thought was that he believed humankind needed to overturn the old, mostly theological ethics and transform values to something new. He didn’t say what that would have to be, but he identified Christian ethics with radical altruism, advising us all to live […]

Votes show tide turning against Dems

Freedom New Mexico Tuesday’s election results may not signal that the Republicans are back as a party capable of putting together a winning national coalition, and the result in New York’s 23rd congressional district might presage a bitter intraparty squabble. But as much as White House spokespeople attempted to downplay the significance of gubernatorial elections […]

Noe Torres’ brother arrested on multiple charges

Freedom New Mexico Curry County and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies teamed up to arrest three people in the last four days, including the brother of accused killer Noe Torres. Deputies and investigators from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office arrested Lucio “Chano” Torres, 34, Monday after the vehicle he was driving had a blowout. “Torres […]

City approves bid for Hull Street overpass

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission spent a little time Thursday discussing city crime rates, and almost none discussing the Hull Street Overpass. After more than 16 months without the structure, and a bid $2.5 million less than expected, commissioners approved work with Hamon Contractors of Denver with no discussion after […]

Kingswood pastor says Clovis church good match

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Reverend David Bachelor came to Clovis’ Kingswood Methodist Church in June after two tours in Iraq as a Navy chaplain. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Reassignment to Clovis’ Kingswood United Methodist Church was a good fit for Rev. David Bachelor. Bachelor, a reserve Airbone Ranger, said his experience with […]

Life, faith should be built on firm foundation

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When Susie and I were little girls growing up in church, we sang with the primary choir. One of the songs we loved so much was “The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock.” This was a great song. To go with the lyrics, we had hand motions like […]

View from under the pew: amos misses a moment with god

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation.

Contractor seeking damages after falling down Hotel Clovis elevator shaft

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A contractor who fell 16 feet down an elevator shaft in Hotel Clovis is seeking unspecified damages from the city and a biohazard abatement company. In a lawsuit filed in the 9th Judicial District Court, John Smith said he fell down the shaft because the city and GranCor Enterprises […]

First person: Traveling to volunteer

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rod Bakken spends his winters volunteering at the Lighthouse Mission. Rod Bakken travels to Clovis each winter to avoid the bitter cold of North Dakota. While in town, he spends his days volunteering at Lighthouse Mission. Christmas presence: It all started last year, it was Christmas time. My wife and […]

Zoo looking for new giraffe

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Hillcrest Park Zoo staff is working towards buying a male giraffe as a mate for Jael. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Jael the Giraffe may not know it, but zoo adminstrators do: Her biological clock is ticking and, at 7 years old, she’s in prime shape to have offspring. […]

Friday morning briefing: NFL favorites, and thanks to veterans

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing.

Press Release: Curry, Roosevelt team for multiple arrests

On Monday November 02, 2009, Deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Investigators with the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office arrested Lucio “Chano” Torres, DOB: 09-17-75, in Roosevelt County. Torres was observed in Roosevelt County after the vehicle he was operating had a flat tire. Torres fled […]

Army: 12 dead in attacks at Fort Hood, Texas

The Associated Press FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A soldier opened fire at a U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas on Thursday, unleashing a stream of gunfire that left 12 people dead and 31 wounded. Authorities killed the gunman, and apprehended two other soldiers suspected in the attack. The shooting began around 1:30 p.m., […]

Veterans Day tradition continues

Courtesy of Joe Blair Widows of local Bataan Death March survivors and survivor Irvin Butler wait to receive mementos at a past American Legion Veterans Day ceremony in Portales. The annual event traditionally honors local Bataan survivors and their widows. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections “…The land of the free and the home of the […]

Base commander to speak at Portales Veterans Day ceremony

Courtesy photo: Joe Blair Don Paschke sings “The Star Spangled Banner” at a past American Legion Veterans Day ceremony in Portales, while other dignitaries listen. The event is occurring for the 63rd time this year. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico “…The land of the free and the home of the brave.” The 63rd annual […]

Housing permits in Clovis double from previous months

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Manuel Veloz, a landscaper with Fox’s Green Thumb Nursery of Clovis, puts metal edging in place Wednesay at a home under construction in the Raintree subdivision of northeast Clovis. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico New housing permits last month nearly doubled from the previous month in Clovis. Local leaders […]

Education digest: CHS band finishes third in tourney

CHS band finishes third in band tourney The Clovis Wildcat Band finished third in a Tournament of Bands competition in Las Cruces this past weekend. The band scored 91.15 and competed against 32 high school marching bands from New Mexico and Texas. The score is the highest the Wildcat Band has received in the Tournament […]

Education feature: Foundation funds creative, innovative teaching projects

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis teachers don’t have to cut off their creative juices just because budgets are tightening. The Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation was founded three years ago to pay for projects that can be funded outside the district’s regular budget. Becky Rowley, Clovis Community College’s executive vice president, sits on […]