Tuesday morning briefing: Food request, fast cars

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing.

Planet Kevin can’t come fast enough

Calling all scientists, calling all scientists: We need to travel faster than light, stat. Get on it. On Monday, the European Southern Observatory discovered 50 new exoplanets, including one that orbits in the habitable zone of its star 36 light years away from us. The planet may not have water — and if it did, […]

Friday morning briefing: About rain, the price of gas and a pop classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Fast fact The rainiest year in Clovis’ history was 1941 with 46.91 inches falling. To date, Clovis has received 1.71 inches this year. Price of gas AAA New Mexico reported Thursday the statewide average price for a gallon of gas is 11 cents below […]

McGee: Life in the not so fast lane

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Why is it that so many drivers break the law? I mean going faster than the speed limit? This came up as The Lady of the House and I rolled over that stretch of U.S. 84 between Santa Rosa and Fort Sumner on Memorial Day. Our cruise control was set […]

Monday morning briefing: Rain facts, road priorities and a deadly standoff

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Fast weather facts Clovis recorded three years — 1917, 1943 and 1945 — with less than 10 inches of moisture. The city also saw 5.26 inches of rain in a 24-hour period in 1957. Road priorities The Roosevelt County Commission is holding a workshop […]

Reliving my own Groundhog Day

There are a few ways to look at how history occurs. One is that it happens too fast to comprehend. Another is that it repeats itself far too much to ignore. Consider the 1994 video of the “Today” show, where Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel were flummoxed by this “Internet” thing. And who could blame […]

Manners sign of respect

Clyde Davis Pulling into the crowded drive-through of a fast food chain restaurant on a Saturday morning, I paid for the iced mocha and began to fold the change back into my wallet. The young woman taking the money at the window looked at me in a way which gives life to the clich

Homegrown

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Margie Plummer pulls onions from her garden. The onion will be sold in the farmers’ market that opens June 26 in Portales. The Clovis farmers’ market will open July 1. Both markets will run on various days until the end of October. By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Spring is […]

Early voting for June primary begins May 4

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The June 1 primaries are still roughly six weeks away, but early voting and party declaration deadlines are fast approaching. Early voting starts May 4 at the Curry County Clerk’s office. Primary races range from the U.S. House of Representatives to local law enforcement. County election chair Coni Jo […]

CCC students sweat through fast-paced summer coursework

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo April Fischer, 34, decided to take beginning algebra during the eight-week summer semester at Clovis Community College but, despite warnings, wasn’t prepared for how fast-paced the class would be. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After being out of school for 16 years, April Fischer was nervous to return in […]

Woman kidnapped and robbed Saturday

CNJ staff A 26-year-old female fast-food employee reported she was kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning while en route to the bank to make the store’s deposit, according to police. The victim, a manager at Wendy’s restaurant on North Prince, said two Hispanic males got into her vehicle at Ashford and Parkland around 9 […]

Fast fact about Tucumcari

Ever see the movie “Two-Lane Blacktop” starring James Taylor and Warren Oates?

Governor signs changed wage law

The Associated Press SANTA FE —A new law is taking effect to resolve an overtime pay problem for state and local governments. Gov. Bill Richardson signed the overtime measure into law Friday. It took effect immediately. Police, firemen and corrections officers will be able to work flexible shifts without incurring overtime. Local and state governments […]

Dangers abound out on open road

By Grant McGee: Local columnist There’s nothing like a crack in your windshield from a rock shot from the wheel of a passing pickup to get you thinking about your fellow drivers. The Lady of the House warned me not to drive over the freshly re-rocked County Road K on the way to my day […]

Hounds struggle staying afloat

CNJ staff PORTALES — So far, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is mostly treading water. For the Greyhounds to reach their potential, coach Shawn Scanlan said their defense must pick up. ENMU (2-3) hosts Lone Star Conference crossover games against Southwestern Oklahoma tonight and Cameron on Saturday at Greyhound Arena, and Scanlan […]

Fast-pitch league off to solid start

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The fruits of the a new youth fast-pitch softball league in Clovis probably won’t be seen at the high school level for a few years, but league president Yolanda Aguilar said things went well during the league’s recently-completed first season. It was a learning experience for coaches as well […]

Students hungry to help

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Niki Bowers, 16, left, and Kelsey Hale, 17, work on making posters Thursday at Kingswood Methodist Church for the 30-hour fast fundraiser geared toward helping the poor of the world. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer There will be no pizza or hot dogs, no burgers or shakes — for 30 […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Dynamic duo

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Clovis’ Rishard Matthews follows the block of teammate Brian Mead during Saturday’s Class 5A semi-final game against Onate in Las Cruces. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Running back Brian Mead and wide receiver Rishard Matthews are the one-two punch for a Clovis offense that’s helped the Wildcats to a […]

Rides top draw for brothers

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Elighio Rodriquez, left, and his brother Joshua Willmot look up from their seats Thursday atop the ferris wheel at the Curry County Fair. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal gave Joshua Willmot, 9, of Clovis, $80 to spend at the Curry County Fair. He took his brother, Elighio Rodriquez, 7, and […]

8/19 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, 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. This week, Amos and his friends have been enjoying the county fair.    jojo goes to the fair   boss the fair […]