Lobos pull away for 54-33 victory

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University’s women did a nice job of hanging with the New Mexico Lobos Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the Zias, they weren’t able to shake their shooting woes. Seniors Porche Torrance and Caroline Durbin combined for 26 points and 16 rebounds and New Mexico, which itself struggled to get […]

Cuts coming out of defense budget

The “super committee” that Congress and President Obama created in August to make tough budget choices and slow America’s runaway debt has left military people confused and divided over whether to cheer for its success or pray for its failure as its Thanksgiving deadline nears. Success will be achieved if seven of 12 lawmakers on […]

Internet changing my TV habits

“Hello $2.” That was my first thought when I checked my mailbox a few weeks ago and saw the letter from Nielsen Ratings. My second thought was, “I’m a Nielsen family again.” I’d been here before when I was in college. I remember it well, not because it was some amazing experience, but because it […]

Insider trading perfectly legal on Capitol Hill

Freedom New Mexico Want to get rich? Get elected to the U.S. Congress. Recent revelations show that a lot of members of Congress came to Washington to do good — and stayed to do well. Very well. The most celebrated case involves Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California, the speaker of the House of Representatives from 2007-10 […]

Hounds basketball capsule, Nov. 23

ENMU (4-1) vs. NM Highlands (1-1) When: 7 p.m. today Where: Santa Rosa High School Last time out: ENMU beat Northern New Mexico 91-71 on Saturday at Durango, Colo. Highlands earned a 71-49 win over Colorado College on Saturday at Pueblo, Colo. Radio: none. Of note: The game was a late addition to the schedule, […]

Report details mistakes leading to escape

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Curry County Detention Officer Cody Longenecker operates cell doors and monitors cameras Tuesday from within the master control room of the Curry County Detention Center. Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Inmate Narcizo Soto Jr. convinced a Curry County Adult Detention Center officer that a supervisor had OK’d his maintenance work outside of his cell, and […]

CNJ receives records related to jail escape

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CNJ file photo The Clovis News Journal requested records related to the Nov. 13 escape at the Curry County jail. Here are reports provided:

Zias basketball capsule, Nov. 22

CNJ staff ENMU (1-3) at New Mexico (0-3) When: 7:30 p.m. today Where: The Pit, Albuquerque Last time out: ENMU lost to Western State (Colo.) 68-52 on Saturday at Pueblo, Colo. Also on Saturday, the Lobos fell short in an upset bid at home against No. 13 Oklahoma, losing 58-56. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Of note: […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Free dinner, free music and the Kennedy assassination

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Free dinners Two free Thanksgiving dinners available in the region Thursday. In Clovis, the Lighthouse Misson’s annual citywide Thanksgiving banquet is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. It’s turkey and all the usual Thanksgiving feast fixings and it’s free and open to the […]

Fifth jail employee facing termination

CNJ staff Another Curry County jail employee was notified Monday they are facing termination, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. The employee is the fifth to face being fired since the Nov. 13 escape of inmate Narcizo Soto Jr., 35. A sergeant was fired two days later. Three others were served Friday with notice of […]

Report: Commissioner may have created hostile work environment

Robin Fornoff A private consultant has concluded Curry County Commissioner Dan Stoddard may have created a hostile work environment for county employees in his treatment of County Manager Lance Pyle. The consultant’s report, obtained Monday by the CNJ through a state Open Records request, notes that while Stoddard’s behavior probably doesn’t rise to the level […]

Sutton’s Bakery closing

Benna Sayyed One of Clovis’ oldest businesses is about to close. Frank Simmonds, who’s owned Sutton’s Bakery since 1971 and worked there since it opened in 1946, said he is about to retire. While he would not give a date for closing, employees have told customers the last day will be Dec. 31. Simmonds said […]

Mayor: $18,000 raised at charity ball

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FNM Correspondent: Liliana Castillo Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce president Raymond Mondragon displays a quilt during the live auction Saturday at the fourth annual Mayor’s Ball held at the Clovis Civic Center. The quilt was donated by Clovis resident Adah Dean. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Food Bank of Eastern New […]

Full privatization of GM cannot come soon enough

Freedom Newspapers The U.S. government shouldn’t be playing the stock market with Americans’ tax money. But that’s what it did in 2009 when it bailed out General Motors and Chrysler, which, combined, received $85 billion from the Bush and Obama administrations. Both companies were restructured under President Barack Obama. The U.S. Treasury issues monthly reports […]

Western State trounces Zias

CNJ staff PUEBLO, Colo. — Western State (Colo.) went on an early 8-0 run to lead for good, then used another 8-0 surge to take control midway through the opening half and the Mountaineers cruised to a 68-52 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the Al Kaly Shriners Classic, hosted by Colorado […]

Hounds notch fourth consecutive win

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — Senior Aaron Edwards’ 3-pointer in the first minute gave Eastern New Mexico University’s men the lead for good, and the Greyhounds pulled away to a 91-71 win over winless Northern New Mexico on Saturday in the George B. Boedecker Classic, hosted by Fort Lewis. The Greyhounds (4-1), winners of four […]

Driven to help

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Benna Sayyed: Freedom New Mexico Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico warehouse staff loaded food donations on to a shipping truck Saturday as donations came in from motorcyclists doing residential pickups. Benna Sayyed Motorcyclists rode around Curry and Roosevelt counties Saturday collecting canned food donations from in front of residents’ homes to help the Food […]

Monday morning briefing: Christmas music, Christmas lights and who shot J.R.

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Holiday music show Mark your calendars… Eastern New Mexico University will host the Eastern New Mexico Children’s Choir Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building in Portales. The event is free and open to the public. […]

Weekly update: Nov. 20

Inmate was allowed to work

Manzano knocks off Clovis

CNJ staff Manzano scored on its first two possessions of the second half and beat Clovis 20-12 Saturday in a Class 5A state quarterfinal playoff game in Albuqueruque. Tre Orozco’s 22-yard pass to C.J. Ransom with 18 seconds left in the second quarter gave Clovis a 12-6 halftime lead . The score was set up […]