Ticket feature: Dwight Yoakam performing in Mescalero

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Courtesy photo Dwight Yoakam will be performing at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero. Freedom New Mexico Dwight Yoakam will be performing 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero. Tickets are $32 for standing room only, $57 and $82 for floor seats and $107 for the golden […]

Coney island part of amusement park golden age

Last week, this columnist took you on an exploration of the beginnings of amusement parks, inspired by the annual trip to Wonderland with my grandchildren. This week, I’d like to continue that exploration, as we look at the Golden Age of amusement parks. The following information was researched by using primarily Wikipedia, and other sites […]

State Golden Gloves set for this weekend

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Elijio Sena of Clovis, right, makes adjustment to the turnbuckle to tighten the ropes of the ring while Andy Birch of Clovis checks the status of the rope being tighten across the ring. Sena is a six-time state champion in the super-heavyweight division and will be making his last Golden […]

Clovis artist exhibited at ENMU Golden Library

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Courtesy photo: Kasey Robinson Painter Andrew Jonathan Merritt spends time with dogs in his studio at Underground Embassy in Clovis. Several of his works are on display at Eastern New Mexico University’s Runnels Gallery. The “Snow on the Window Pane” art exhibit portrays somber undertones with characters trying to be positive in bad situations, said […]

Monday morning briefing: New game in town and your two cents needed

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own game specialist and wicked good copy editor Jenna Zamie. Game: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Genre: Role-playing game System: DS What is it? This continuation of the Golden Sun series combines appealing gameplay […]

Thursday morning briefing: Bingaman video, back to school and The Golden Bear

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Video of the day Check out our own political reporter Kevin Wilson in a one-on-one with Sen. Jeff Bingaman on the Ute water project and other important local issues. Opening day Just in case you forgot…it’s opening day for Clovis Municipal and Clovis Christian schools. […]

Boxers seeking regional berths

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Leo Valencia of Henry’s Golden Gloves, right, takes a swing at Leonardo Sanchez of Albuquerque’s Atrisco Boxing club in Saturday’s 123-pound semifinal bout in state Golden Gloves competition. Sanchez beat Valencia and faces Ronny Perez of Farmington in today’s title match. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer People come to […]

Portales outage leaves estimated 1,800 homes dark

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Cynthia Clark (left) and Terry Dawson read a newspaper Saturday while waiting at the Memorial Building for power to be restored at their home. An overloaded substation blew about 3 a.m. and Xcel crews have been working all day to restore electricity. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico An estimated […]

Free Internet access customer drawing card

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Electra Charles, 19, of Clovis, surfs the Web on Monday at Java Loft. Charles said she comes to Java Loft two to three times a week. By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Restaurants offering free Internet have been popping in recent years, but in 2010 they will be as common […]

Ex-ENMU coach named Golden State’s top exec

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NBA.com Larry Riley was named general manager of the Golden State Warriors Tuesday. Riley is a former coach at Eastern New Mexico University. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Former Eastern New Mexico University basketball coach Larry Riley was promoted on Monday to vice president of basketball operations with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Riley, […]

Ex-ENMU coach named Golden State’s top exec

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have named former Eastern New Mexico University coach Larry Riley their top basketball executive. The Warriors cut ties with Chris Mullin, executive vice president of basketball operations, and replaced him with Riley on Monday. Riley coached at ENMU from 1978 to 1988. Riley, an assistant general manager since […]

Fighters fill Golden Gloves cards despite weather

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Gabino Armijo looks for an opening in the first round of his fight with Albuqerque’s Isaac Bautista in Friday’s 141-pound bout at the Golden Gloves state tournament at the Roy Walker Community Center. Armijo won in a decision. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Weather was naturally a concern as boxers […]

Clovis Lions Club meetings relocated

The Clovis Lions Club was forced to find a new meeting location when Golden Corral Restaurant closed its doors Dec. 31.The Lions Club now meets at Dr. Ali Ghaffari’s office, 1501 W. Seventh St., at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Golden Corral closes its doors

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Low profits and rising expenses are reducing dining options in Clovis by one. Golden Corral is closing its doors. Franchise owner Jim Clark said he closed the restaurant Wednesday. “It was kind of a bittersweet day,” said Clark who also celebrated his 50th birthday that day. He said the […]

Oct. 26 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Everlasting Matrimony: Pearls of Wisdom from Couples Married 50 Years or More by Sheryl Kurland was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Melvin and Donna Floyd. This treasure trove of wisdom and insight from 75 couples who have celebrated 50 years of […]

Wise investors shouldn’t need help

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I used to spend money recklessly. Working on what used to be the golden days on Wall Street, didn’t help and this went on for a few years. Being an investment banking analyst had lots of perks, but most of the people I knew lived way beyond their means, despite […]

Young fighters emerge

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Ayanna Vasquez, left, defeated Cheyenne Candalaria in a battle of 13-year-old girls during Saturday’s state Golden Gloves competition at Roy Walker Community Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Amateur boxers have to be at least 17 years old in order to be eligible to win Golden Gloves championships. But that […]

Golden Gloves begins

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Alejandro Martinez, 14, right, misses a straight punch to opponent Cody Castaneda, 14, during Friday’s state Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Community Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent While much attention has been turned toward mixed martial arts, in the world of fighting competitions, amateur boxing in New […]

Golden Gloves gears for weekend action

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Bill “Ski” Maiejewski, left, and Ken Krause of Clovis place covers over a turnbuckle in the boxing ring on Thursday at Roy Walker Community Center. They were helping prepare the facility for this weekend’s New Mexico Golden Gloves tournament. By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent On Thursday afternoon, a variety of […]

ENMU Hosting Winds Symphony/Symphonic Band Concert

PORTALES — The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is presenting a Winds Symphony/Symphonic Band Concert conducted by Dustin Seifert and Neil Rutland at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 in the Campus Union Ballroom.   Performances by the Symphonic Band will include River of Life by Stephen Reineke, Prospect by […]