McDaniel announces candidacy for county commission

CMI staff Clovis businessman Ben McDaniel said Friday that he will be a candidate for Curry County Commissioner Dan Stoddard’s seat. It is McDaniel’s first bid for county office. Stoddard has already said he will be filing for re-election. Both are Republicans. All candidates for county and state office must file Tuesday at the Curry […]

Friday morning briefing: Going green, flapjacks and Baretta walks

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Going green There’s a St. Patrick’s Day auction and craft bazaar from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wheatfields Senior Living Community, 4701 N. Prince St. It’s open to the public and proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Information: 762-8700. Breakfast treat Are you thinking flapjacks? There’s […]

Martinez picks Chandler for Canadian River Commission

CMI staff Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday appointed Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler to the Canadian River Compact Commission, according to a news release from the office of the governor. Chandler was one of 14 individuals to be appointed to a state office Friday.

Shooting ‘supposedly’ over stolen stereo, according to police report

CNJ staff The shooting of a Portales man Friday in the parking lot of a motel on Mabry Drive was “supposedly” over a stolen stereo system, according to a Clovis police incident report obtained Monday. Jerry Abeyta, 26, was shot in the chest and arm area, according to the report. He was reported in serious […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8-10:30 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood pressure check; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Thursday: […]

Press release: Clovis police investigating Friday shooting

Press release Press release: Clovis police investigating Friday shooting Clovis – March 3, 2012 – On Friday, March 2, 2012, at approximately 4:49 PM, Clovis Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Mabry, in the hotel parking lot, on a report of shots being fired. Information was given there were two vehicles in the […]

Friday morning briefing: A video game, fair warning and a lazy daughter

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie’s pick for the best of the best games out there. Game: Syndicate Genre: Shooter System: 360, PS3, PC What is it? A reinvention of a classic EA franchise as a shooter ESRB Rating: Mature Web site: http://www.syndicate.ea.com/ Compiled […]

Friday morning briefing: A house raising and our prehistoric history

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. House help Construction skills are needed Saturday at the Habitat for Humanity work day. It’s 8 a.m. at 2100 W. Manana in Clovis. Volunteers need to help pour concrete, caulk and install floors. Lunch will be provided. Information: 359-1344. Step back in history You can learn about […]

Friday morning briefing: Music, all things Ag and Coke’s secret formula

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Music, music, music The Yam Music Series concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Yam Theatre, Portales. It features Andy Mason and Don Thomas performing. Admission is $5 at the door. Ag Expo coming The 2012 New Mexico Ag Expo kicks off 9 a.m. Wednesday in the […]

E-Paper switching providers (updated)

CNJ staff Link to new e-paper Users of our online newspapers are seeing a change in providers. The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, which transitioned Thursday from Freedom Communications into Clovis Media Inc., switched from Olive to Presteligence for e-Paper service. The e-Paper is basically the print edition of the newspaper, […]

Official: Officer shot will not be placed on leave

CNJ staff An investigator with the Texas Department of Public Safety made a visit Wednesday to Muleshoe as part of the investigation into an officer-involved shooting Friday night. Cpl. John Gonzales of the DPS’ Lubbock office said Sgt. Steve Bartley, 35, of the Muleshoe police, who was shot twice, will not be placed on paid […]

Charges pending in Muleshoe shooting

CNJ staff The Texas Department of Public Safety is releasing few details on a Friday officer-involved shooting in Muleshoe. A release from Cpl. John Gonzales of the DPS’ Lubbock office said charges are still pending from an incident that led to an exchange of gunfire between Juan Mendoza Quezada, 44, and Muleshoe Sgt. Steve Bartley, […]

Press release: One killed in crash near Texico

On Friday, February 10, 2012, at approximately 5:35 AM, Curry County Sheriff’s deputies responded to and investigated a motor vehicle crash, involving a fatality, at the intersection of NM 108 and Curry Road 14, north of Texico, New Mexico.

Friday morning briefing: Name a long-necker, Valentine fun and Tyson goes down

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Name the giraffe The deadline for submitting a name for Clovis’ new baby giraffe is fast approaching — 5 p.m. Feb. 29. The winner of the contest gets a one-year free pass to the zoo and their name on a plaque. Submissions must be […]

Official: Base should do well despite cuts

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base should survive military budget cuts in better shape than many other bases across the country, says Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler, fresh from a three-day conference with Air Force top brass. Chandler said Friday that he sees continued growth for Cannon because its mission fits in with the new […]

Friday morning briefing: Certified, all about trains and the day the music died

Good morning a welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Certified Curry County’s Chief Deputy Clerk Beni Dampier has earned her certificate as a New Mexico Certified Public Supervisor. Dampier says the program is a lengthy series of classes and study to help her be a better public servant as well as improve her […]

Friday morning briefing: Happy Chinese New Year, a spell down and tragedy on the launch pad

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Happy Chinese New Year Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Campus Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 and must be reserved today. ENMU has a number of students from China who will share […]

Ten to participate in county spelling bee

Benna Sayyed Friday’s Curry County spelling bee will showcase some of the county’s best spellers and aims to improve students’ spelling and vocabulary skills. “I hope it will improve the students’ ability to be in front of crowds and their ability to speak,” said Deanne Richardson, a third-grade teacher at Texico Elementary who will act […]

Friday morning briefing: Healthy money, calling all cowgirls and a poem

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Healthy money New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman says La Casa de Buena Salud in Portales has been awarded a $342,095 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help deliver health care services to the community. Cowgirls call The Cowgirls Rodeo […]

Elida teen remembered for big heart

Christina Calloway An Elida teenager killed in a crash Friday is remembered as a beautiful and bubbly girl with a big heart. Britt’ny Mowell, 17, died at a Lubbock hospital from injuries suffered in a single vehicle rollover crash outside Elida. “She loved everybody, everyone became her friend,” said Mowell’s sister, Mollie Crow. “She was […]