Investigators seek suspects in homicide

CNJ staff Police are seeking half a dozen suspects they believe were involved in a home invasion turned homicide that claimed the life of a Honduran national in Texico last week. Elvin Osmin Orellanna Rivera died Nov. 25 from a single gunshot during a robbery at a home in the 500 block of Florence Street. […]

Emporia State too much for Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Jamaal Hadley protects the ball from Emporia State center Shang Ping on a layup attempt in the first half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Hadley scored four points in the 87-55 loss. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Emporia State took the suspense […]

Voting benefit granted to us by veterans

Freedom New Mexico Early November brings two of the key

Roosevelt County election results

The Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office reports the following preliminary election results, with 21 of 21 precincts reporting. The results also include early voting, but do not include absentee votes. These ballots include a total of 5,965 voters. Straight party ballots included 914 Democrat and 1150 Republican. Totals do not include early and absentee votes, which […]

Early voting heavy

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Jill Whitehead, center, passes out absentee ballot to board members Monday, to verify that the ballots meet New Mexico qualifications. According to Beni Dampier, Curry County election coordinator, more people cast early votes this year than in 2004. CNJ Staff As the polls open today, officials said about 40 percent […]

Don’t put much faith in early polls

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Finally it’s here — Election Day. It seems we’ve been embroiled in this presidential campaign

Casting your vote only half of work

Freedom New Mexico We get up early, take time off work or set out after we’ve punched the clock. We stand in line. Soon after that — depending on the line, of course — the big moment arrives. But getting to the voting booth is only half the story. Once we’re there, things truly get […]

Parmer, Bailey counties report increases in early voting

CNJ staff Election officials in Paramour and Bailey counties said they are seeing a significant increase in early voting. Early voting in Parmer County has increased about a 50 percent increase, according to Deputy Clerk Gerri Bowers. More than 300 voters so far have taken advantage of early voting, she said Tuesday. In Bailey County, […]

Early voting detracts from Election Day

Freedom New Mexico Thousands of votes will be cast in eastern New Mexico before Election Day in less than two weeks. More than 20 percent of Clovis voters cast ballots early in the municipal election in March and, through Saturday, more than 1,200 from Curry County have already voted this time. Early voting, which began […]

Cats beat Cibola 21-14

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Stefan Mills rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns as Clovis beat Cibola 21-14 on Friday in a non-district game at Milne Stadium. Mills’ 1-yard run midway through the third quarter snapped at 14-14 halftime tie and turned out to be the game winner Cibola (3-4) tied the game just […]

Clovis beats Goddard 35-14

ROSWELL — Clovis outscored Goddard 14-0 in the third quarter to regain control of the game, and went on to beat the Rockets 35-14 in Friday’s game at the Wool Bowl. The Wildcats scored on Stefan Mills’ 14-yard run and a 9-yard pass from Josh Potocki to Josh Bryan in the pivotal quarter. Quarterback David […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Cops and Courts

Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas hopes to name a police chief early this week. Thomas said Friday he had conducted face-to-face interviews with three finalists for the position and could have a decision as early as Monday. The selected candidate will be announced as soon as the position is offered and accepted, he said. Thomas […]

Woman stable after early Saturday crash

CNJ Staff A Clovis woman is in stable condition after she was pinned under a vehicle early Saturday morning, according to Clovis police. Cynthia Duran, 18, was taken to a Lubbock hospital after a 1999 Jeep Cherokee she was riding in flipped on its roof about 12:30 a.m. on Sixth Street between Main and Mitchell […]

Biggest blessings in life can come from mistakes

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Think about this: sometimes our mistakes can turn out to be blessings. I think back to an early event in my life that illustrates this statement.

Chain saw artist showcases talent at fair

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CNJ staff photo: Gabe Monte Gary Keenan carves out a horeshoe from a walnut log. Keenan’s chain saw sculpting is one of the dozens of attractions at the Curry County Fair. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Gary and April Gober shared a bag of popcorn, fascinated by the wood chips and sawdust that flew […]

Vehicle wreck in Quay County kills three Logan men

CNJ staff An accident near Endee in Quay County early Saturday morning claimed the lives of three Logan men. Killed in the single-vehicle accident were Trent Barber, 26, Trever Mitchell, 23, and Travis Roberts, 24, New Mexico State Police Sgt. Andy Tingwall said. “The three men were found deceased at the scene,” Tingwall said. “Alcohol […]

First Person: Mind on her Mission

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lucinda Fritz of Clovis is headed to Chile starting next week for a mission trip to a medical site. Lucinda Fritz, 16, heads out to Chile early next week for a mission trip. Even with all the shopping and vaccinations Fritz has had to endure to prepare, what she’s worried […]

Early settlers pushed into New Mexico

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James F. “Jim” Newman began moving his cattle to Salt Lake, now Grulla Wildlife Refuge, just across the state line in New Mexico in 1882. Editor’s Note: This is the second of three articles about two of Roosevelt County’s earliest settlers, Doak Good and Jim Newman. One of the biggest land deals in United States […]

First Person: Fireworks fan

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tom Martin coordinated the Smoke on the Water fireworks display in Clovis for 13 years. After the Smoke on the Water fireworks display was dropped for a few years in the early 90’s, Tom Martin, a Clovis business owner, decided to pick them back up in 1994. His first concern […]

Portales hosting early holiday event

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico They’re lighting the fuse early, but coordinators are expecting a good turnout for the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce fireworks show and Smokin’ 3rd of July Bash today. The date for the annual Independence Day celebration had to be changed to July 3 due after the Chamber was notified […]