Families enjoy fall festival

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Military spouse Susan Hinrichs paints faces Saturday at one of the free booth activities for children. Liliana Castillo Airmen of the 27th Special Operations Group and Special Operations Maintenance Group, along with their families, enjoyed a day of fun, food and games Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base’s Fall Festival. […]

Hounds’ lineman adjusts to injuries

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU senior guard T.J. Cleavinger is playing through knee and shoulder problems this season, in hopes of the Greyhounds winning the LSC North championship. Dave Wagner Like a number of his cohorts on the offensive line, Eastern New Mexico University senior guard T.J. Cleavinger just keeps plugging along. Cleavinger, a […]

Struggle gives way to innovation

Glenda Price The bossman bid on a fence building job along the right-of-way of a newly paved road in the northern New Mexico mountains. He didn’t tell the ranch hands about it until he actually got the contract in hand. All chores having to do with fencing — building, repairing, riding in search of problems […]

Letter to the editor: Strangers saved me from attack

Strangers saved me from attack On Aug. 26, I was running my usual route along Llano Estacado headed west when a large stray dog came up to me. At first he seemed to be friendly and actually just ran along with me for awhile. Then suddenly he started circling me and jumped on my back. […]

Portales’ first 42 tournament set

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Faye Keener of Portales grabs dominos to shuffle after she and her teammate Beverly Winn won a game of 42 during a tournament in Texico last year. By Linda Usrey Long: PNT Correspondent The first 42 tournament for Portales happens Friday at the Roosevelt Electric Cooperative. Organizers say anyone who […]

Topsoil safe from wind

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist Along with the moisture we’ve enjoyed over the late winter and early spring it seems like we’ve been blessed with fewer windy days than normal. After this past week a newcomer to the area might shake their head and think I’m crazy for saying we’ve had fewer windy days. No […]

Police bust cockfighting operation

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New Mexico State Police police Sunday morning animal control officers euthanized 53 roosters they said they seized while smashing a cockfighting operation in southwest Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police said the scene of an illegal cockfighting event in Clovis on Saturday night was littered with about 100 dead birds and many more […]

Colts release Hank Baskett

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Courtesy photo Hank Baskett played four seasons in the National Football League, twice named rookie of the week in 2006 with the Philadelphia Eagles. CNJ staff For the first time since the 2005 NFL draft, Hank Baskett is an unrestricted free agent. The Indianapolis Colts did not resign the wide receiver, who joined the team […]

Blight battle map

  Rose Riley is one of the more vocal area residents calling for cleaning up Clovis. In October, Clovis News Journal staff asked her to point out properties along Clovis’ entryways she considers blighted. Those properties are pictured in this package.

Press release: More snow possible

Another round of rain and snow is possible by midweek across much of north and central New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. A deep upper level storm system currently over the eastern Pacific ocean is expected to push east into northern old Mexico Wednesday morning then across eastern New Mexico through […]

Guilt shouldn’t be factor in helping

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It is a running joke, of course, concerning some mothers that they relentlessly try to instill guilt in their children along lines of, “You owe me since I brought you up.” Never mind now that bringing up children is something parents usually sign up for freely and it […]

Motorists dealing with slick, icy roads

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Madison Howard, 7, of Clovis helps her parents remove snow from their family’s driveway Thursday morning. Madison said that helping to remove the snow is fun and it needs to be cleared out for Santa Claus. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It just might be a white Christmas on […]

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Resident resubmits request for procession

CNJ STAFF Sean Ferreira had a vision in March for a religious procession to take place next Friday. And twice, the Clovis City Commission has decided against a five-hour procession route along Main and Mitchell streets. In today’s 5:15 p.m. city commission meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, Ferreira is submitting his third request for […]

Child TV star visits Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo According to Jim’s Taylor Atelian, left, and Kendall Brumfield, both 14, met at a dance class in Santa Barbara, Calif. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Kendall Brumfield visits her grandmother Gayla Brumfield in Clovis each summer. This year, she brought along a friend. Taylor Atelian played Ruby on ABC’s […]

Fair’s pet performance draws crowd

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Jo Schrepfer holds out her arms to catch a trained cat during the Pets Overboard pirate show Thursday night at the fair. She said the animal performers were all rescued from animal shelters. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Children giggled and clapped as Comet climbed a ladder and began […]

Learning along with my children

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I would have never thought that

Basic principles lost along way

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist Some of President Obama’s recent speeches have raised a vital issue that often lies in the background of particular policy discussions. For example, the president has made it abundantly clear that he is a pragmatist, especially about economic matters. And there is a perennial question involved here: Are there any […]

Bingaman and Udall raise amendment to secure U.S. borders

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today joined with a bipartisan coalition to propose a significant boost in funding for U.S. efforts to fight violence caused by Mexican drug cartels along the U.S.-Mexican border.