Wednesday morning briefing: A Smokin Fourth and the Teflon Don

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Smokin Fourth This year’s Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce fireworks show is scheduled for 9 p.m. July 4 at the Eastern New Mexico University Football Practice Field at U.S. 70 and University Drive. To donate to the fireworks fund: http://www.portales.com/fireworks Alternative groundbreaking There’s a groundbreaking […]

School board to consider reducing meetings to once a month

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is considering reducing the frequency of its meetings. The board currently meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first and fourth Tuesday of the month. At the next regular meeting 5:30 p.m. June 22, the board will consider changing meetings to once monthly. […]

Climate change, national security presentation to be held

CNJ staff Clovis is the fourth stop for New Mexico’s Operation Free, as it plans a Saturday film and discussion focused on climate change and national security. The presentation is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Clovis’ Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3015. State Director Chuck Tyler said Operation Free’s message is that climate […]

Students send Flat Staley to travel world

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Courtesy photo James Bickley Elementary School fourth-grader Jonathon Jovett sent his Flat Stanley to his grandfather in Guam who took Flat Stanley scuba diving. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections He went scuba diving in Guam and to the opera in England. His name is Flat Stanley. He is a creation of third, fourth and fifth […]

Program seeks to help children deal with bullying

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Freshman Academy student Anessa Garcia talks to a group of third and fourth-graders about bullying during sessions Tuesday at Lockwood Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer They remember what it was like to be a fourth grader. Kids were cool and adults weren’t. When they had a problem, […]

Infectious waste from hospital found at landfill for fourth time in three years

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For the fourth time in three years, infectious waste from Plains Regional Medical Center has been discovered at the Clovis landfill, officials confirmed Tuesday. City Engineer Justin Howalt said city employees found the infectious waste Saturday during routine procedures at the landfill. Howalt said the area containing the waste […]

Farwell’s Moseley wins fourth round at NFR

Cassie Moseley of Farwell claimed a fourth-round victory in barrel racing Sunday in the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev. Moseley finished the fourth round with a time of 13.72 seconds, while defending world champ Lindsay Sears of Nanton, Alberta, placed second in 13.76 and took over the aggregate lead. Moseley, who is eighth […]

Zias post fourth consecutive shutout

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Zias midfielder Andrea Elizondo makes a play on the ball from the ground after a collision with New Mexico Highlands forward Kimberly Hutchings in the first half of Monday’s women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — A letdown wasn’t a fear, or […]

Portales Smokin’ Third bash kicks off Independence Day festivities

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PNT Photo: Zhongming Jiang A fireworks display explodes over the city of Portales. The show is part of the Smokin’ Third of July Bash. The event kicks off Independence Day festivities in Eastern New Mexico. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Every holiday seems to be a time for family to get together. The Fourth […]

ENMU women take fourth, men sixth in rodeo

CNJ Staff Tori Bilberry won the average in breakaway roping, helping the Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team place fourth as last weekend’s rodeo at West Texas College in Snyder, Texas. Bilberry, a junior from Elida, posted a total time of 4.0 seconds over two runs. Portales junior Joni Brakebill finished sixth in barrel […]

Cowboys’ six-run fourth sinks ENMU

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands put together a six-run fourth to take the lead and designated hitter Jason Carr later added a three-run homer as the Cowboys beat Eastern New Mexico University 13-6 Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game. The win was the first this season for Highlands (23-13) in four […]

Torres calls CNJ a fourth time

Fugitive Noe Torres called a Clovis News Journal reporter Friday afternoon for the fourth time since Dec. 19. In the more than a 30 minute call, Torres, as he has in his previous calls, professed his innocence and alleged corruption on the part of investigators and prosecutors. The only new information Torres provided was that […]

Moseley falls to fourth

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Cassie Moseley of Farwell knocked over a barrel in Tuesday’s sixth round of barrel racing competition in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, causing her to drop from first to fourth place. With a five-second penalty, Moseley posted a time of 19.03 seconds on Tuesday. Her overall score with four […]

Fourth-ranked Abilene Christian cruises past Greyhounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Karlton Graves, left, blocks Abilene Christian’s Jacqua Charleston for teammate Adam Richards Saturday in the second quarter of the game at Greyhound Stadium. BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo knew it would be tough for his team to just line up and play with fourth-ranked […]

Newman downs Zias in five

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia outside hitter Nicole Vanderploeg fields an attack in the second game of Thursday’s match against Newman at Greyhound Arena. The host Zias were defeated in five games by the Jets. Freedom New Mexico Angie Bennett got three of her match-high 15 kills in the deciding fifth set, and the […]

Fourth escapee captured late Thursday

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Booking photo: Curry County Adult Detention Center Victor Sotelo, 26, was captured late Thursday night in Albuquerque. He is the fourth of eight escapees from the Curry County Adult Detention Center to be aprehended. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Victor Sotelo, the fourth escapee to be captured from Sunday’s jailbreak in Clovis, was apprehended […]

Boat race takes creative spirit

By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The Fourth of July celebrations in Clovis will include the second annual Dairy Boat Race at Greene Acres Lake. Participants were given a simple row boat and allowed to modify it within the rules, according to event organizer Steve Reshetar of the Matt 25 Hope Center, an office center […]

Fourth of July closures

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, Clovis banks, credit unions, city and county offices and the Clovis Community College campus will be closed. Wal-Mart will be open with normal hours. North Plains Mall and its shops will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

What's Happening July 4

Friday Happy Fourth of July! Saturday End Zone Bar open 5 p.m.-midnight Wednesday Youth Center — Open recreation. Torch Club, 4-H sewing club, arts and crafts, 4-H health and fitness club. Thursday Beat of the Wild with Albuquerque Biological Park and Zoo — 11 a.m. and noon at Cannon Library. Youth Center — Open recreation. […]

CMS fourth nine-weeks honor rolls

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Fourth nine-weeks honor rollClovis Municipal Schools Barry ElementaryThird Grade A honor roll — Bryetta Carter, Desiree Ford, Lance Meyers, Tommy Martin, Crysta Sandoval, Simone Sena, Eric Shonkwiler, Jaime Sena A/B honor roll — Lena Montoya, Shaun Perry, Ayanna Murphy, Jaden Carr, […]