Officials: Escape collaborative effort

BY Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer Sunday’s escape from the Curry County jail took about seven hours to complete, was a collaborative effort between inmates in two pods and required access to a door that’s supposed to be locked. Law officers provided the details on Wednesday afternoon and also released surveillance video that appears to show […]

Competition always inspires

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist It has become a pattern in our house, though I am the only one who is interested in keeping the pattern going. The alarm goes off, the coffeepot goes on, and the Tour de France, channel 47 live coverage, emerges on the television set. Though I do not build my […]

April 17, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Golf fundraiser true group effort The Cannon Spouses’ Club

Health worth effort

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist If someone asked me, “What is your most complex relationship?,” I would confidently answer — the one with food. Truthfully, eating is complicated. To varying degrees, most of us have some sort of hang-ups when it comes to food. It can become an obsession, a way to soothe our unmet […]

Storm recovery joint effort

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Courtesy photo: Jerry Priest Jerry and James Priest’s house in south Clovis — built in 1923 — was destroyed in the tornado. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico The first anniversary of the March 23, 2007, tornado that struck eastern New Mexico with such destructive force falls on Easter Sunday. For some people involved in […]

United Way recognizes tornado recovery effort

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The anniversary of the March 23, 2007, tornado that ripped through the Clovis area, is a little more than a week away. However, the storm was fresh on people’s minds Thursday night at the United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s annual banquet. United Way officials and area […]

Hounds get past Broncos

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Senior quarterback Michael Benton ran for 243 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Central Oklahoma 21-7 in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Benton, the LSC’s leading rusher, scored on runs of 51 and 39 yards after the Bronchos tied […]

Counties try to curb copper caper

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Freedom Newspapers: Casey Peacock Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office officials say sprinklers such as this one located on NM 88, are the target of theft. Thieves are stripping them of copper wire, which they sell at recycling companies. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt and Curry County law enforcement officials are joining forces to combat the […]

April 19, 1921

Car thieves were targeting a carnival in town. Cars were stolen on two successive nights. One was recovered, but had been stripped of parts. … As workers paved the north end of Main Street, The Clovis Journal encouraged business owners to do away with “unsightly awnings” in hopes of achieving a “metropolitan appearance.” … The […]

March 27, 2007 Tornado Notebook

• Curry County Crime Stoppers is requesting information leading to the arrest of the persons involved in a burglary of a Salvation Army Mobile Kitchen at 317 East 2nd St. in Clovis. According to a Crime Stoppers news release, the incident occurred sometime between the hours of 11 p.m. Sunday night and 7 a.m. Monday […]

CHS TENNIS: Robertson spanks Cats

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Clovis High’s Marlon Wright hits a return while competing with Evan Ferguson in a doubles match against Las Vegas Robertson on Tuesday at the CHS tennis courts. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff The Clovis High boys tennis team ran into a buzzsaw on Tuesday. The Wildcats were manhandled 8-1 by defending Class 3A […]

65 years ago, America learned to pull together

By Freedom Newspapers Nearly every American who was alive at the time remembers what he or she was doing when the radio blasted out the news of a Japanese surprise attack on the United States at little-known Navy and Army bases in Hawaii. Support for war had been building in the country, but many believed […]

Hounds hope to build on exhibition loss

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan knows his team has work to do before the regular season opens next week, but he said the Greyhounds have a lot to build on from Monday’s exhibition against New Mexico State at the Lea County Events Center in Hobbs. ENMU stayed […]

TexAnns post win over Zias

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Zias volleyball coach Mike Maguire remained in his seat, staring at the court, nearly 10 minutes after his Eastern New Mexico University squad’s Lone Star Conference South Division match against Tarleton State on Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Arena. Maguire seemed to be lost in his thoughts, and at […]

Bills would benefit ENMU

Freedom Newspapers A series of bills, including two proposed by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) that will provide a total of $1.385 million in federal educational funding to Eastern New Mexico University, was approved by a U.S. Senate Committee on Thursday, according to a news release from Domenici’s office. The Senate Appropriations Committee, of which […]

Cats seek bounce-back effort against Goddard

CNJ staff Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler is looking for a bounce-back effort tonight. Never mind that the opponent is Roswell Goddard, a team the Wildcats have handled comfortably twice this season, in a 7 p.m. tipoff at Rock Staubus Gym. “We’re coming off a game where we didn’t play very well defensively […]

Rams dominate Wingate in opener

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Daniel Boan flips in a layup in the second quarter of Friday’s game against Wingate. Boan had eight points in Portales’ 52-37 win. Portales (6-7) faces Artesia in an 8 p.m. game to close out the Portales Shootout. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — In what turned out to be […]

Fight for human liberty takes vigilance

By Tibor Machan At year’s end, after columns and commentaries galore lamenting the state of contemporary society with respect to the slow growth and frequent setbacks on the road to individual liberty, it’s worth asking whether an attitude of pessimism or optimism is warranted. These attitudes are, unlike, say, hope or anxiety, capable of being […]

Rams turn back Steers in tourney

Freedom Newspapers SHALLOWATER, Texas — A balanced effort gave Portales its first win of the season, a 50-39 win over Farwell in the consolation bracket of the Shallowater Shootout. Portales (1-2) plays against Lubbock Cooper today in the 1 p.m. (MST) fifth-place game at Shallowater High School. “They’re really young,” Portales coach Mark Gallegos said […]

Cannon supporters vow to keep fighting

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Hundreds of people stood along Commerce Way, waving and holding signs as BRAC commissioners passed by under police escort. Photo is from a KOB-TV news helicopter. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer By all accounts, supporters of Cannon Air Force Base on Friday made a compelling argument to spare the facility […]