Don’t put blame on Blue Cross

By Paul Gessing: Guest columnist There has recently been a great deal of consternation and concern over the rate increase enacted by Blue Cross Blue Shield New Mexico (BCBS). The company, a “mutual” firm legally obligated to re-invest any profits back into the company, had originally requested a 24.6 percent rate increase. Then, just as […]

Press release: Infant, child CPR classes offered

The American Red Cross together with Presbyterian Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis and the generous support of United Way of Eastern New Mexico is offering monthly Infant & Child CPR classes for new parents and caregivers. Red Cross Infant/Child CPR classes focus on teaching cardiac and breathing emergency skills for infants & and children […]

Outage leaves 1,141 without power

CNJ staff High winds caused another power outage Friday afternoon, according to Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves. The outage lasted for about two hours and affected 1,141 customers, Reeves said. He said power was restored around 1:30 p.m. Reeves said a cross arm on a power pole had to be repaired on Norris Street between Fourteenth […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Reading, Red Cross and more snow

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Red Cross benefit A fundraiser at Fat Boys & More Barbecue Thursday from 5-8 p.m. features celebrity guest servers. You’ll have to go to find out what local celebs are waiting on you. Fat Boys says 10 percent of sales get donated to the American red Cross. […]

Legislation seeks protection for farmers

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican A group of New Mexico farmers and heritage seed advocates are lobbying hard to get a bill through the Legislature that would protect them from liability if their fields are cross-pollinated by patented, genetically engineered seeds. It is the third time farmers have tried to get a similar bill […]

Hounds third in LSC cross country

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Freshman Jacob Lozano of Hobbs finished 11th in a time of 26 minutes, 27 seconds over eight kilometers, leading the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a third-place finish on Saturday in the LSC Championships, hosted by West Texas A&M. With 109 points, the Greyhounds finished behind […]

Letters to the editor: CHS athletes credit to community

CHS athletes credit to community I had the privilege of being in a Lovington restaurant on Thursday when the Clovis Wildcat high school cross country team came to dine. I would like to praise each and every one of these young athletes for behaving like fine young ladies and gentlemen. They were extremely polite and […]

Fowl creatures abound at Roosevelt poultry show

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Steven Beaty of Roosevelt County with one of his 200 bantam chickens. He has organized a bantam show Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Pavilion. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Why did the chicken cross the road? Maybe it was to get to the Roosevelt County Bantam Show. Organizer […]

ENMU men take cross country title

CNJ staff BURKBURNETT, Texas — Junior Richard Kogo’s sixth-place finish Thursday helped the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team capture the team title in the season-opening Mustang Stampede, hosted by Midwestern State. ENMU finished with 53 team points to 60 for runnerup East Central. The Greyhounds had 13 of the 64 runners in […]

Red Cross seeking volunteers

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Scott Snyder had an emergency of sorts Wednesday. He had to get to Clovis, and the plane that would take him there from Albuquerque had mechanical problems at its previous airport. The emergency was solved simply, as Snyder arrived in time for a brainstorming session with local Red Cross […]

Spay, neuter mobile coming to Clovis

Freedom New Mexico The Spay and Neuter Mobile Unit is returning to Clovis Friday through Sunday. The unit is a medical facility that spays and neuters household dogs and cats and provides vaccinations for $30. Linda Cross, chairperson of the Animal Task Force and the spay and neuter coordinator for Clovis, said the weekend is […]

“Foolishness” of the cross gives us hope

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Legions of angels. That’s how many Jesus said were at his disposal had he chosen not to be arrested, not to go to the cross. I suspect even one angel would have easily handled all the Roman soldiers in Jerusalem on that “Good” Friday. But the most conspicuous thing about […]

Easter good time for reflection

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist This is my favorite season of the year. From a Christian perspective, Easter season is the celebration of the Resurrection Day when Jesus rose from the grave. At this time of year, I gratefully think about the sacrifice Christ made on the cross. The cross has great significance. For […]

Feeling of reverse deja vu unshakeable

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist We all know that deja vu is the sense that you have lived this moment before. What, however, is the sense that you will live this moment in the future ? English teachers call it a foreshadowing event; I had one of those today. We had my 4-year-old granddaughter Mikayla […]

Hounds 17th in regional cross country

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team placed 17th out of 22 teams Saturday in the NCAA Division II South Central Region championships, hosted by Incarnate Word. Junior Gilbert Manzanares led the Greyhounds, placing 79th overall in a time of 34 minutes, 22.1 seconds over 10 kilometers, while […]

a view from under the pew: a cross-country epiphany

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. a cross-country epiphany boss do you ever get so wrapped up in the busy-ness and routine of life […]

‘Purple man’ unmasked?

A letter from a thankful grandmother in Sunday’s Clovis paper referenced a “purple man.” Nora Cross’ 5-year-old grandson credited this stranger with helping him cross a busy 21st Street on his adventurous way to school last week.

Shuffling good for passing time

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist For cross country trips, I usually like to fly. But I think everybody should, at least one time in their lives, take a cross country trip by car because the memories always beat short flights. There are so many indescribable feelings. Try to put into words that moment when you’re […]

Pioneer Days adds moto-cross event

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CNJ file photo: Andy Delisle The Curry County Mounted Patrol ride horses at the Pioneer Days Parade on Main Street. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The annual Pioneer Days will be a fusion of traditional events and new entertainment. The event was started before World War II to give people in the Clovis area […]

Marines raising money for charities

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tom Knoll, front, and his son Warren have run 1,200 miles so far on their run Freedom Run Across America. Tom Knoll, known as the orginal Ironman, served 33 years in the Marine Corps. A father-son team are in Clovis this week as part of a 112-day run across the […]