Local sexual assault hotline launched

Freedom New Mexico Sexual assault victims can now call a hotline for access to resources. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners of Eastern New Mexico and the Portales Lions Club have teamed up to provide the Eastern New Mexico Sexual Violence Hotline. Victims of assault who are medically stable can call the number and speak to […]

Hold off before criticizing Phelps

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Michael Phelps, who inspired me to finally learn to swim, is apparently human. In the shadow of the Super Bowl, a photo surfaced, showing Phelps smoking marijuana from a bong at a November 2008 party. Call my editors. I need an extra 300 words. I can’t fit all the punchlines: […]

Briseno to call it a career

David Briseno has worn many hats in the 26 years he’s worked for the Clovis Municipal Schools system, some at the same time. And he’s good at it, according to Matthew Trujillo, principal of Highland Elementary School. “He’s good with kids and a great motivator,” Trujillo said. Briseno, executive director of community relations for the […]

First person: Holiday enthusiast

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sherri Gomez, 24, said she likes wrapping square packages because they are the easiest. Sherri Gomez spends most of her time watching cartoons and movies about superheroes with her 3-year-old son Anthony. But for a month during the holiday season, she works at Roden-Smith as a gift wrapper. Family business: […]

Black Friday rush just too much

By Karl Terry: Local Columnist It comes once a year and they call it Black Friday. Somehow I’ve managed to avoid the full measure of this annual spectacle — until this year. After purposely planning to purchase a new television with our

Nov. 9, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. Oct. 28 an officer responded to a shoplifting call at a business in the 1900 block of Prince Street.A manager said two male suspects ran from the store with bulges under their coats. One of the suspects got on […]

Obama’s call for change needs wisdom as well

Perhaps the most annoying aspect of President-elect Obama’s campaign was the vagueness of his promise of “change,” which turned out to have little content once you got past the soaring rhetoric, leaving people of all persuasions to use him as a mirror to their own aspirations and agendas. That very vagueness, however, may serve him […]

Immigration status irrelevant to license needs

Freedom New Mexico Critics call it a train wreck, and the euphemism isn’t too far off. The state of Texas has joined other states across the nation in restricting the allocation of drivers’ licenses according to U.S. residency status. The issue became a major problem in New York for the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary […]

Business feature: Cell phone providers readying for switch

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Phone companies are offering to reprogram cell phones for free to help subscribers adjust to the permanent switch to the 575 area code that takes effect next month. About three-fourths of the state, including eastern New Mexico will be assigned the 575 area code. The state Public Regulation Commission […]

Time to call it quits — for now

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist I’m going to take a break from writing this weekly column.

Aug. 10, 2008 Club Notes

Curry County Extension Council The Curry County Extension Council met Aug. 4 at the extension office with 14 members in attendance. President Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. Secretary Martha Brister took roll call and read the minutes. A thank you letter was read from Baby’s First Wish for a donation. Helen Casaus gave […]

Portales police investigating assault

Freedom New Mexico staff A Portales man was transported to a Lubbock hospital for injuries received in an assault Monday night. Portales Police officers responded to an assault call at 11:30 p.m.

Animal euthanasia: Lethal injection

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer I got the call as I was leaving the shelter — a woman had called and told Dr. Glenn Keim’s staff her dog had bitten a neighbor’s child and he needed to be euthanized. “He bit a little girl,” Keim told me in the waiting room before his patient […]

July 20, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At approximately 10 p.m. July 9 an officer responded to an undisclosed location for a possible fight in progress. A woman said her former boyfriend had been repeatedly calling police and sending them to her house to check on her children. She […]

KENW program invites questions regarding TV switch

Freedom New Mexico KENW-TV Channel 3 will host a call-in program Monday on the topic of the switch-over from analog to digital television. From 8-9 p.m., the station will broadcast some of the calls on Channel 3. Duane Ryan, director of broadcasting for KENW, said that there is a lot of confusion about what’s going […]

OKC team should reflect something local

Now that Oklahoma City has a pro basketball team, what should they call it?

May 19, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: How I Met Your Mother Where: CBS When: 6:30 p.m. What it’s about: Ted has an accident, and the close call has him evaluating his relationship with Stella (played by Sarah Chalke, who’s finding new roles before “Scrubs” even wraps up).

May 14, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 p.m. May 6 an officer responded to a battery call at an undisclosed residence. A male juvenile said he was walking home from school and an adult male approached him and began cursing at him. The youth said the man […]

May 11, 2008 Club Notes

Curry County Extension Council The Curry County Extension Council met May 5 at the extension office with 15 members attending. President Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. Secretary Martha Brister took roll call and read the minutes. Thank you letters from Matt 25 and New Mexico State University for donations were read. Helen Causaus […]

A call for help

This call for help came in an e-mail from Clovis’ Community Relations Director Claire Burroughes: