Winter Texas should travel at own risk

Winter Texans who already are starting to trickle into the Rio Grande Valley and others interested in crossing into Mexico might be alarmed at some of the latest news coming out of Mexico. Then again, they might be relieved. President Felipe Calderon last week sent Mexico’s Congress a proposal to do away with the country’s […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Quilting coming and football talk

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing.

Bingaman says he’s confident Obama will be re-elected

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., answers questions Wednesday during an interview at the Clovis New Journal. Kevin Wilson Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is glad he doesn’t have to face a re-election bid this year, but he’s confident President Barack Obama will win his two years down the road. Bingaman talked about […]

Press release: Bingaman talks about coming Senate week

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about a variety of issues. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman080210m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman gives a brief overview of what the Senate will take up this week. 02:30 – Bingaman talks […]

Press Release: “Rent” coming to Clovis

Clovis Community College’s Theater department will be performing the Tony Award and Pulitzer prize-winning musical RENT, by Jonathan Larson, on July 21-25, 2010, with curtain times of 7:00 p.m. nightly, and a Sunday matinee performance beginning at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be held in Town Hall on the CCC campus and tickets are $10. […]

Tornado siren waiting on money for repairs

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A tornado siren that has been out of service in west Clovis has been repaired and will be reinstalled in coming days. But another out-of-commission siren won’t be replaced until the city gets the money, according to Ken De Los Santos, local emergency management director. Tornado sirens, in conjunction […]

Area graduations coming up

CNJ staff Scheduled graduations for area high schools: • Melrose High School — 7 p.m. Saturday at the new gym • Grady High School — 5 p.m. Sunday at the school’s gym • Clovis High School — 10 a.m., May 22, Events Center • Floyd High School — 1:30 p.m., May 22, at high school’s […]

Thursday briefing: Win a snake, happy Earth Day and big winds coming

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Stupid pet tricks Pet Parade video shoot is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 4-Ever Pets in Portales. The pet store is providing hot dogs, drinks, and chips. They’re also raffling away a snake. Website of the day Follow the progress of Clovis’ Isaac Godwin […]

Dance band coming to Clovis

Dance to the big band sound of Swing Fever, a San Francisco-based band bringing fresh excitement to old favorites on Sunday, April 11 at 4 pm at the Clovis Civic Center as part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. Swing Fever musicians have cut their musical chops with Jazz legends Count Basie, Duke […]

Tops In Blue coming to Portales

USAF file photo Airmen 1st Class Tommie Crutcher, of the 81st Services Squadron and Alice Lewis, of the 61st Contingency Response Wing sing during the Tops in Blue 2008 “Deja Blue” World Tour performance at Greyhound Arena in Portales. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Tops In Blue, the entertainment showcase of U.S. Air Force talent, […]

Education feature: School district building projects coming closer to construction

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Wilson and Company Architects Janet Lacy goes over blueprints of James Bickley with the staff Wednesday during a preliminary construction meeting. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Schools in Clovis are slowly getting closer to seeing “hammer and nail” construction across the district. Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley and […]

Ticket feature: Comedian Gabriel Iglesias coming to Clovis

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Courtesy photo Gabriel Iglesias has appeared on numerous talk shows, including “The Tonight Show” with Conan O’Brien on Dec. 2. Freedom New Mexico He’s not fat, he’s fluffy. And he’s coming to Clovis. Comedy Central comedian Gabriel Iglesias’ “The Fluffy Shop Tour” will be in Clovis 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Clovis Civic Center. […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Snow’s coming and time to pay up

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Heart jumping If you pledged money for Jump Rope for Heart…it’s due today. Several Clovis elementary schools are participating in the fundraiser as part of American Heart Month. Students participating in the fundraiser find sponsors to pledge payment for jump time. Zia students jump Friday; […]

Halfway through session, only one bill passed

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican With the halfway point of the legislative session coming Wednesday — and with nearly 500 bills in the hopper — lawmakers have passed only one bill. But a couple of tax increase bills that would raise sales tax for everyone and impose a surtax on upper income […]

Press Release: Champion bull rider in Clovis

Tuff Hedeman is coming to Clovis!! For One night Only!! On Saturday , February 6th, at 7:30 p.m., at the Curry County Events Center, Tuff Hedeman 4-Time World Champion Bull Rider and President of the CBR, will bring to Clovis, the Cinch Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding presented to you by Joe’s Boot Shop. This […]

Blight battle: No simple solution

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Duane Castleberry, a magistrate judge in Clovis, said construction of the Prince Street overpass made his lot at the corner of Mabry and Prince streets ‘ once home to KC Mufflers

Wind turbine manufacturing facility, wind farm coming to Clovis

Clovis, New Mexico. – Clovis Industrial Development Corporation President Lee Malloy and Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield announced today that Vert-I-Go Wind Energy, L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of Abundant Energy, L.L.C., of Plano, Texas, plans to establish a wind turbine manufacturing facility and a five megawatt wind farm in the Clovis area utilizing its proprietary […]

Workers sought for census taking

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Recruitment assistant Jack Mullins oversees test-takers for jobs with the U.S. Census Tuesday at the 21st Street Church of Christ. Mullins said another test is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A key element of the United States of America […]

First person: Santa’s coming to town

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jim Craven has donned a red crushed velvet suit and a matching red hat to fill Santa’s shoes for 11 years. Jim Craven has donned a red crushed velvet suit and a matching red hat to fill Santa’s shoes at Roden-Smith Pharmacy and about 40 other engagements during the Christmas […]

Survey ‘Mad Libs’ immature fun

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It might sound funny coming from somebody whose work shows up on paper several times a week. But man, do I hate using paper. If I’m an accountholder anywhere, I always request they go “paperless” — notifying me of balances owed by e-mail or phone. I always try to use […]