Economic recovery begins by spending locally

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Having gone online this morning, I find that I can replace my old Flexible Flyer sled — the one with the wooden bed and the metal runners — by mail order for about $130. That’s not bad, though I have no idea how it would compare to what my parents […]

Fireballs’ rise to fame helped put Clovis on map

By Don McAlavy: County historian Editor’s note: This is second of a two-part series on the history of the Fireballs rock n’ roll group, a frequent guest of the annual Clovis Music Festival. Tomsco reunited the group and set up a recording session at the Petty studio. “We were really excited, we had no idea […]

Angelo holds off Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound forward Michael Brown applies defensive pressure to Angelo State’s LaDonn Huckaby in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer

Angelo State overtakes Zias

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Everything aligned for a Zia victory Saturday night. Somebody forgot to tell Leah LeMaire and Angelo State. LeMaire hit 1-of-2 free throws with 2.3 seconds left, and the visiting Rambelles rallied in the final minutes to steal a 64-62 victory in a Lone Star Conference South Division battle. Camille Perkins […]

Blight battle survey results

Results of a survey on community blight in Clovis. Results tabulated through surveymonkey.com

Lobos beat TCU for 20th win

The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Darington Hobson scored 19 points with some key second-half baskets and No. 23 New Mexico stretched its winning streak to six games with a 73-57 victory over TCU on Saturday. Plagued by turnovers, pesky TCU was still close until Hobson scored consecutive baskets for the Lobos (20-3, 6-2 […]

ENMU BASEBALL: Hounds hope depth is OK

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU baseball coach Phil Clabaugh points out mechanics with redshirt Lane Drake, a freshman pitcher from Clovis, during Saturday’s practice. The Greyhounds are slated to open at home on Tuesday against Wayland Baptist. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — You need 23, and you’ll need at least 18 […]

Monday morning briefing: A brush with the president

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Video of the day Check out Clovis High School senior Randy Miller talking about his trip to the State of the Union address in D.C. last week. Miller says he took a wrong turn and almost bumped into the president. Honorable mentioning Jeanette Everette of […]

Press Release: Champion bull rider in Clovis

Tuff Hedeman is coming to Clovis!! For One night Only!! On Saturday , February 6th, at 7:30 p.m., at the Curry County Events Center, Tuff Hedeman 4-Time World Champion Bull Rider and President of the CBR, will bring to Clovis, the Cinch Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding presented to you by Joe’s Boot Shop. This […]

1-31 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight Jan. 20 an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of Axtell for a report of a vehicle on fire. A woman said her neighbor woke her and told her that her vehicle was on fire. The neighbor […]

Police: Man charged after attempting to hide drugs under overpass

CNJ staff An El Paso, Texas man was charged with felony drug distribution Friday after New Mexico State Police say he tried to stash more than 200 pounds of marijuana under an overpass on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari. State police said Henry Alan Lowe, 40, lost control of his car and slammed into a snow-covered […]

Realtors plan to text donations to Haiti in unison at meeting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Realtor Kelly Corn donates $5 to United Way from her cell phone to help earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Everybody’s doing it. And this time, it’s a good thing. The Clovis Board of Realtors plans to join in by texting in unison Tuesday […]

DA considering run for attorney general

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer District Attorney Matt Chandler says he plans to decide this week if he will be a candidate for New Mexico Attorney General. Chandler, 34, a Republican in his second term as the 9th Judicial District Attorney, said he is going over the decision with his family. “Over the past […]

Girl Scout cookie presales hit ground running

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MCT photo The Girl Scouts will be selling favorites such as Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils and Samoas. By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico The middle of January means one thing to most cookie lovers. It is time to get their hands on some Girl Scout Cookies. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails have […]

Baby central: PRMC provides area’s lone obstetrics department

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nurse Kaylynn Fahsholtz finishes paperwork for a patient in the labor and delivery department at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Plains Regional Medical Center has a unique distinction among the hospitals that dot eastern New Mexico and neighboring West Texas towns — they are the […]

Bingaman reacts to President Obama’s State of the Union address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman said President Obama’s State of the Union address laid out an ambitious agenda to bolster the economy in the short and long term — creating jobs, reining in health care costs and expanding educational opportunities. Bingaman also applauded the president’s call for the creation of a task force aimed […]

Rep. Lujan’s Statement on the State of the Union

Washington, DC – Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Clovis High student invited to State of the Union address

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Courtesy photo Jennifer Landry, from left to right, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., Darren Kelly and Randy Miller in front of the capitol building. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis High School student was chosen out of 212 students to attend the State of the Union Address. Randy Miller, who was in […]

Judge delays decision in Isler hearing

Freedom New Mexico As of Friday there was no decision by a federal judge contemplating the status of Clovis High School’s varsity boy’s basketball coach J.D. Isler. At a hearing Wednesday in Santa Fe, U.S. District Judge Martha Vazquez said she might render a decision as early as Friday on Isler’s temporary restraining order. Isler […]

Snow settles down

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Brandon Jackson decided to put his tractor to good use Friday by helping friends and neighbors clear their driveways on Rosewood Drive. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Life started returning to normal across eastern New Mexico Friday as residents began digging out from a vicious winter storm that shut […]