ENMU’s offensive coordinator recovering from heart surgery

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Mike Howard’s is in his 14th season at ENMU, all as offensive coordinator. CNJ staff Two nights after his play-calling helped Eastern New Mexico University open its season with an impressive win, longtime Greyhounds offensive coordinator Mike Howard was recovering from heart surgery Monday at a Lubbock hospital. Howard underwent a triple bypass at Methodist […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A winner, local 4-H hall of famers and the death of a princess

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Final winner John Zitzelsberger is this fifth, and final, winner in the drawing for The Freedom New Mexico newsletter contest.

Grand juries tool of law

Sharna Johnson Grand jury investigations have a lot of usefulness and can be a helpful tool in determining criminal charges and providing insight into a case, according to Kathryn Gurley, Parmer County Texas district attorney. In two area cases, police have suspects but charges have not been filed — the Aug. 17 shooting death of […]

Bond history: Turnouts low, approvals high

Kevin Wilson Turnout generally runs low, and approval generally runs high. At least, that’s been the recent pattern for school bond elections, leading up to today’s bond question. A $16-million bond issue, if approved by voters, will pay for the district’s 20 percent match of a proposed new middle school and a new building for […]

Communities recognized for service

CNJ staff Several local communities recently received recognition from the state for outstanding service. The Community Development Branch of the Department of Finance and Administration recognized five communities within the Eastern Plains Council of Governments; Fort Sumner, Portales, Clovis, Mosquero and Tucumcari. Gregg Williams of EPCOG was also acknowledged for his service to the community, […]

For everything there is a season …

I love seasons. And I’m thankful indeed to live in a place where we really have them. I like summer, though it is not my favorite. The best thing about summer, I think, is that since kids and teachers have at least a few weeks off, life even for the rest of us tends to […]

Emissions cap would be disaster

By Anna Cook: Guest columnist It would be a grave mistake for New Mexico to impose the strict greenhouse gas emission cap that is being considered by the Environmental Improvement Board. The proposed cap, which would apply only in New Mexico, would set us apart not only from surrounding states but from every single state, […]

CLGA appreciates Clovis muni course

Please allow me this opportunity to congratulate the Clovis Ladies Golf Association for providing another wonderful year of golfing for the ladies of Clovis. By providing lessons, the members of the association have introduced many women to the game and many others have been given the opportunity to improve their skills. The CLGA recently hosted […]

Glenn Beck’s dream not so far-fetched

Freedom Newspapers Glenn Beck has a dream. Beck envisions a country that will forever embrace the principles of integrity, truth and honor established by the men and women who founded the United States. He dreams of honoring great Americans who fought to uphold those principles — including Martin Luther King, Jr. Love or hate Beck, […]

Lone Star Conference football roundup — Aug. 30

Standings School LSC All North Division Eastern New Mexico 0-0 1-0 East Central 0-0 0-0 Northeastern State 0-0 0-0 Texas A&M-Commerce 0-0 0-0 Central Oklahoma 0-0 0-1 SE Okla. 0-0 0-1 SW Okla. 0-0 0-1 South Division Abilene Christian 0-0 0-0 Angelo State 0-0 0-0 Midwestern State 0-0 0-0 Tarleton State 0-0 0-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville […]

Press release: Clovis man killed in Carlsbad crash

Carlsbad – Juan Castillo 35 y.o. of Clovis New Mexico was killed in a motor vehicle crash this weekend leaving his 11 y.o. passenger in critical condition. Sunday afternoon State Police Officers responded to a single vehicle crash just east of Carlsbad on US Highway 62/180, upon the officers arrival they learned that Juan Castillo […]

Clovis police investigating child death

CNJ Staff Clovis police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl Sunday in a military housing unit. Police and medical personnel were dispatched to 4221 Lew Wallace Drive just before 10 a.m. for a report of an unconscious child who wasn’t breathing. Police Chief Steve Sanders said preliminary information indicates the child may have […]

Monday morning briefing: Meet the governor, football and kitchen tips

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Meet the Gov Gov. Bill Richardson plans to announce a $125,000 grant to Eastern New Mexico University’s digital arts at a press conference 3 p.m. Thursday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building at ENMU. It’s open to the public. Question of the day What […]

Prep football scoreboard — Aug. 27

Clovis 40, Alamogordo 0 Las Vegas Robertson 41, Portales 6 Texico 14, Dexter 0 Fort Sumner 32, New Mexico Military 17 Melrose 50, Logan 36 Clovis Christian 47, Dora 0 Springer 46, Floyd 20 Texas Farwell 51, Morton 6 Bovina 54, Hale Center 6 Muleshoe 27, Shallowater 13

Better late than never: Hounds beat Southern Nazarene in marathon

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University running back Troy Harris runs upfield as Southern Nazarene defensive end Dante Campbell tries to give chase in the first quarter of Saturday’s season opener at Greyhound Stadium. CNJ staff Sophomore Wes Wood of Muleshoe just missed a school record with seven passing touchdowns, as Eastern […]

Honors — Aug. 29

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Lam New Mexico’s Ladies Auxiliary President Lee Ann Lam of Clovis, a member of Ledbetter-Mc Reynolds Chapter 3015, led the state delegation of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S., at the 97th National Convention held Aug. 21-26 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. As leading representative […]

Birthdays — Aug. 29

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Skarda Lynell Griffith Skarda of Clovis celebrated his 95th birthday Saturday at his home. The celebration was hosted by The Citizens Bank of Clovis and the Skarda family. Lynell is one of the founders and the chairman of the board for The Citizens Bank of Clovis. He is the father of Jeffrey Skarda of Houston, […]

Clovis part of scenic route

Don McAlavy The route from Fort Worth, Texas to Las Vegas, N.M., is 639.8 miles, and it runs through Clovis, New Mexico. The subject of this Route Book I’ve had for many years is furnished to tourists accurate and reliable information that will aid them in traveling through one of the most picturesque portions of […]

Births — Aug. 29

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Ramirez Madelyn Grace Ramirez was born Aug. 17, 2010, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Danny and Lindsey Ramirez of Charlottesville, Va. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Grandparents are Keith and Peggy Ingram of Clovis and Dan and Maggie Ramirez of Muleshoe. Great-grandparents are June Ingram of Clovis, Cruz and Ignacia Ramirez […]

Reunions — Aug. 29

Clovis High School’s class of 1960 will hold its 50th reunion at the Clovis Civic Center Sept. 10-11. Registration will be Sept. 10, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CHS graduates and teachers from 1951-1961 will also be welcome. It would be an honor and privilege for the students if any teachers would attend. For information […]