Jan. 8 -Jan. 10 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Ninja Assassin, R

Hopefully next year will bring luck

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist If you’re like me you’re glad to leave 2009 behind. Good luck didn’t seem to visit often in the year past for most of us. We’ve got to do something to change our luck in 2010. There are plenty of superstitions and customs connected with bringing in the new year […]

Tariff decision will harm consumers

Freedom New Mexico Labor, the industry and their supporters call the U.S. International Trade Commission’s decision to impose tariffs on Chinese steel pipes a good thing. Indeed, making goods more costly is a good thing — if you’re in competition with the producers of those goods. Thus the support for tariffs on Chinese products from […]

Press release: Clovis City Commission agenda

AGENDA CITY COMMISSION MEETING North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library 5:15 p.m., Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Three Hounds make all-region football team

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University junior cornerback Rodney Mitchell was a first-team defense selection on Don Hansen’s 2009 Football Gazette All-Super Region Four squad. Greyhounds earning second-team honors were sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp and junior linebacker Nathan Uland. Mitchell tied for seventh in Division II and first in the Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Caretakers say greyhounds adjusting well to campus life

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University students Dallas Ellsworth, left, and Gilbert Valdez show off the university’s new live mascots, Tory, left center, and Vic. Ellsworth and Valdez live with the dogs and expect them to make their official debut Jan. 23 at the men’s basketball game. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New […]

Thursday morning briefing: Record BNSF train

Welcome. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing. Long RR crossing wait BNSF says it set a new train length record from southern California to Clovis. It happened July 10. A 12,000-foot train — that’s 458 cars plus seven locomotives — delivered 11,256 tons to BNSF docking facilities in Clovis. The train traveled 1,151 miles. […]

Ticket feature: Square dance group holding district dance

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File photo Saturday’s district dance includes square dancing groups from Clovis, Artesia, Hobbs, Roswell, Portales, Carlsbad and Ruidoso. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ square dancing group, the Portales Starlight Swingers, is hosting this quarter’s district dance. The dance includes square dancing groups from Clovis, Artesia, Hobbs, Roswell, Portales, Carlsbad and Ruidoso. Karl Cox […]

Education column: Student Support Center offers help, understanding for special needs

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools So, if you have been reading this weekly article, you know that I’m relatively new to this job and am having a wonderful time learning about Clovis Schools and sharing what I learn with you. And, one of the things I have discovered is there is much more to […]

ENMU at Central Okla. basketball preview capsules

Men ENMU (5-7) at Central Oklahoma (9-4), 7 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at Edmond, Okla. Radio: none. Hounds’ last outing: The Greyhounds lost to Fort Lewis 82-59 on Monday at Greyhound Arena, their sixth setback in the last seven games. Notes: Central Oklahoma is coming off an 89-73 thumping of […]

Municipal elections candidate filings

CNJ staff The following candidates filed for the March 2 municipal election: Texico Mayor • Jerry Cunningham (I) Village Council Two positions • Monnie Cunningham (I) • Oran J. Autrey (I) Municipal judge • Dean Henninger (I) Melrose Mayor • Arlie M. Mitchell • Donald E. Harrell • Tuck N. Monk City counselor Two positions […]

Parks and Recreation director leaving Clovis

CNJ staff Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter is leaving Clovis to accept a position with Guest Services Inc. of Fairfax, Va. His last day is Feb. 5, according to a press release from the city. A spokesperson said Carter’s position will be advertised immediately and remain open until filled. Public Works Director Clint Bunch […]

Press Release: Deadline looms for EQIP conservation assistance

Local agricultural producers and operators of non-industrial private forests are reminded to apply for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Education feature: Getting back into the groove

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo First-grader Naci Durham puts her books and supplies in her desk on the first day of school after the holiday break at Sandia Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Naci Durham wasn’t looking forward to going back to school Wednesday. The first thing she said Wednesday morning was […]

Base official reiterates need for more housing

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Col. Steven A. Kimball, commander of the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group, speaks to local housing developers Tuesday at a Clovis City Commission housing task force meeting. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base keeps growing. But Cannon officials have concerns about whether affordable housing can keep […]

Sweatpants rule ruins opportunity

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist “You know, Kevin, I bet you that column gets you in trouble quite a bit.” Those are the words of somebody we’ll call Really Awesome Reader, because A) he’s a reader who appreciates me sacrificing my pride for a good column and B) he’s probably reading right now and would […]

Heart conditions now compensated

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The cost of war — on veterans’ health and taxpayer wallets — will loom a little larger in the new year when the Department of Veterans Affairs issues a final rule to claim adjudicators to presume three more diseases of Vietnam veterans, including heart disease, were caused by exposure to […]

Regulations won’t advance U.S. recovery

Freedom New Mexico Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke, in a speech to the American Economic Association on Sunday, has acted as you might expect a custodian of the institution he heads to act — defensively. He downplayed the role the Fed’s loose monetary policy from late 2001 through much of 2005 played in creating […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Remembering a local hero

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing. Video of day The right way to learn square dancing. Remembering a local hero Damian Garza was born in Portales, grew up in Clovis, and died in service of his country, on Aug. 4, 2005, in Afghanistan. Here are a couple of Web sites honoring the fallen […]

ENMU gets New Mexico license plate design

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Courtesy photo A new license plate design featuring the ENMU mascot is available for purchase from the Department of transportation. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has its own New Mexico license plate. The new plates, which feature the university’s Zia symbol and greyhound on a green background, are available now, […]