Catching up with a friend

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist A conversation between Don and longtime friend Louis Pattison. Pattison speaks: “Don, I contacted Hoyt Pattison and neither he nor I know what the colors of the Claud basketball team were. (Now this was in December 2006). “I’m not sure they had any color as I am unaware of their […]

Information on re-entering workforce features on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on women re-entering the workforce, collar applications and making quick and nutritious dips will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lance Heft, a businessman, author and entrepreneur, has written a book titled “Your Turn to Win.” Heft will talk about tips […]

Caring at core of teaching

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist Another school year is drawing to a close. Another crop of new graduates, preparing to enter either the world of work, the world of college, or the world of the military — in many cases, more than one of the above worlds. Another two-plus month break for educators, in the […]

Contrasts prevalent in scenery

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist On a recent daytrip I went in search of photos and was struck by the multitude of contrasts in our eastern New Mexico landscape. We hadn’t done it in a long time so last Sunday my wife and I packed a picnic lunch and two cabin fever fraught dogs for […]

Our people: Life in development

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LilianaCastillo: Freedom New Mexico Nathan McCreery runs a photo studio, lectures at Eastern New Mexico University, and is an adjunct instructor in art at Clovis Community College. Bio Name: Nathan McCreery Birthdate: January 28, 1948 Hometown: La Junta, Colo. Profession: Photographer Family: Wife Virginia of 38 years, a son and his wife, and their two […]

Boy Scouts take to sidewalks to learn about local religious groups

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cub scout Jason Scioli, right, and his brother Matthew Scioli look over a prayer book Saturday at Saint James Episcopal Church during the scouts Ten Commandments Hike. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Local Boy Scouts took to the sidewalks Saturday to learn about Clovis’ various faith groups in the […]

Police blotter — May 2

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. April 13 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a report of battery. A man told the officer a noise woke him and he saw a male standing over him. He said the male told him “your daughter […]

Candidate Q&As: Land commissioner

The following are candidates for New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands in the June 1 Primary election. Each was asked the same set of questions. Their responses:

Candidate Q&As: Lieutenant governor

The following are candidates for New Mexico Lieutenant Governor seat in the June 1 Primary election. Invitations to participate were sent to all candidates. Democrats Brian Colon and Jose Campos didn’t respond. Each candidate was asked the same set of questions. Their responses:

Candidate Q&As: District 64 legislative seat

The following are candidates for the state Legislature District 64 seat in the June 1 Primary election. Each was asked the same set of questions. Their responses:

Candidate Q&As: House of Representatives, District 3 seat

The following are candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives District 3 seat in the June 1 Primary election. Each was asked the same set of questions. Their responses:

Candidate Q&As: District 63 legislative seat

The following are candidates for the state Legislature District 63 seat in the June 1 Primary election. Each was asked the same set of questions. Their responses:

Candidate Q&As: County judge

The following are candidates for the Republican nomination as Curry County Judge in the June 1 Primary election. Each was asked the same set of questions. Their responses:

County releases video footage of escape attempt

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CNJ photo A surveillance video released by the Curry County Sheriff shows four inmates rampaging through the jail on Feb. 21. Jail officials estimate the inmates did $15,000 worth of damage. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A surveillance video released by the Curry County Sheriff shows four inmates rampaging through the jail, taking turns […]

Competition heavy for state races

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer For a position that many candidates say doesn’t really do anything, plenty of people seem to want it. The lieutenant governor’s race has five Democrats vying to be the next Diane Denish, and three Republicans ready to serve who they hope will be the next Republican governor. The field […]

Freedom Communications could not overcome family, times

By Mary Ann Milbourne: Freedom News Service Editor’s note: Freedom Communications announced Friday it has emerged from bankruptcy. Freedom is the owner of Freedom New Mexico, including the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. They could have been millionaires, many times over, in 1985 when a million dollars meant something. But 25 […]

Letter to the editor: Seidenwurm doesn’t deserve attacks

Seidenwurm doesn’t deserve attacks I’ve been a physician in this community nearly 30 years. Much of my service has been to our Hispanic and minority population. We’ve raised two children through the Clovis schools, a system that supported them and helped them become successful adults. Both are fluent in English and Spanish; their mother is […]

Time to end double tax on Americans

Freedom New Mexico America long has been, and remains, a refuge for “your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” as Emma Lazarus’ poem on the Statue of Liberty puts it. But, increasingly, Americans are going the other way — to foreign countries — to escape the U.S. government’s repressive tax laws. […]