Tom Udall launches new Web site

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall today announced the launch of his new, official online office in the U.S. Senate at tomudall.senate.gov. Udall’s new website provides more ways than ever for New Mexicans to plug into his work in Washington through expanded content and services pages. “It’s crucially important to me that New Mexicans be […]

Residents gather to speak to Lujan

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson U.S. Rep Ben Ray Lujan-D NM (left) and a staff member meet with Clovis resident Jimmy Love Monday afternoon during open office hours at the Clovis-Carver Library. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About half a dozen people gathered at the Clovis-Carver Library Monday, waiting for a turn to speak […]

Founder’s principles still relevant today

Freedom Newspapers It is perhaps a bittersweet moment to be remembering the founder of the company that owns this newspaper at a time when the newspaper business in general and this company in particular are going through difficult times — times not only related to the recession, but to particular changes in technology that have […]

Man sentenced for drug smuggling

CNJ staff A 35-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to four years in prison for having a woman sneak drugs into the jail. Paul Apodaca was convicted Friday of conspiracy to traffic narcotics into the Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. In October 2008, a detention officer […]

Tuesday morning briefing

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s morning briefing.

11/24 4-H results

The following are winners of the Curry County 4-H Awards Banquet held Monday at the county fairgrounds. Members complete a book of records about their projects throughout the year. The books are judged and the youth are awarded on how well they do in completing the task. The Adam Burford Award is a $250 scholarship […]

Business brief: Clovis shop recognized as best in class

Clovis’ Glass Doctor has been recognized by Allstate as a best-in-class auto glass repair shop. Glass Doctor of Clovis was recently listed as a Tier 1 auto glass shop through Allstate’s nationwide Distinguished Performers Program, according to a press release. The distinction of Tier 1 indicates a repair shop meets the best criteria for customer […]

Store closing means end of downtown Clovis fixture

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File photo Don Clark, 72, was a fixture in downtown Clovis as he helped bring visibility to Smyth Auto parts store by waving at passing motorists on Main Street. The 58-year-old store closed for good on Friday. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A bygone era in automotive service is truly coming to an end […]

Press release: Man sentenced for drug smuggling at jail

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Press Release: CCC art series features Broadway singers

A seasoned cast of Broadway performers will sing your favorite holiday songs on Wednesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium as part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. This special performance includes holiday classics and hilarious twists on favorite holiday tunes. Tickets are $20 General Admission, $15 for Seniors, Military and […]

Monday morning briefing

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s morning briefing. Video of the day: A walk in a Clovis High School custodian’s shoes. http://www.cnjonline.com/video/?videoId=51841829001&play=now Big guns in town:Here’s your chance to let Washington know what you think. Congressman Ben Ray Lujan is holding open office hours from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Get […]

Editor shares thanks for family

By Chris Schmaedeke: FNM columnist I am thankful for three things this holiday season: • Family • Friends. • Football. Actually, I am thankful for many things this year. I have had many life-changing events and most have worked out in my favor. I am thankful for my wife. Stephanie and I got married on […]

Curry County good ol’ boys must obey law

Freedom New Mexico If anyone doubted the good-ol’-boy political system was alive and well in Curry County, that doubt disappeared with the sandwiches on Tuesday at a downtown Clovis restaurant. Three of the five county commissioners –Wendell Bostwick, Caleb Chandler and Dan Stoddard — met for a private lunch with the executive director of the […]

Missouri Southern tops Zias

CNJ staff EMPORIA, Kan. — Junior guard Jasmine Lovejoy shot 8-for-12 from the field en route to 21 points Saturday, lifting Missouri Southern to a 76-58 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the ESU Tip-Off Classic, hosted by Emporia State. Sophomore forward Michelle hedgecock aadded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds for […]

Western rolls past Hounds

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — The courts were reversed on Saturday, and essentially so were the roles. Western New Mexico, which scored just two points in the first eight minutes against Eastern New Mexico University and trailed the entire way in the teams’ season opener Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena, turned everything around this time. […]

Lujan to tour cheese plant

CNJ staff U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan will be in Clovis Monday for a private tour of the Southwest Cheese plant. Following the tour, Lujan will hold open office hours from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Clovis-Carver Public library, according to a news release. Lujan will meet with constituents from five minutes […]

ENMU closes for Thanksgiving

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is closing for Thanksgiving break from Wednesday through Sunday. The university’s Golden Library will be open from noon to midnight on Sunday, according to a news release from ENMU. The campus is set re-open and classes to resume Nov. 30.

Meeting covers wind energy land leases

Freedom New Mexico A meeting discussing the opportunities and pitfalls of leasing land for wind energy facilities and the benefits of joining a landowners association is set for 6 p.m until 9 p.m. Monday in the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation board room, 100 S. Ave. A. An expert will speak at 6 p.m. and […]

Detention officer fired, charged with battery

CNJ staff A 19-year-old detention officer was fired from the Curry County jail and is charged with battery after police said he started a fight with an inmate. Nikelas Zamora was arrested and released on an appearance bond Friday, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation was launched after […]

Workshop to help homemakers rejoin work force

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Matt Barela, left, and David Brown of New Mexico Workforce Connection hold a conference meeting Friday, with John Hemphill, director of Workforce development in Ruidoso, via the polycom system. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women is helping Clovis area homemakers head […]