Birthdays —

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Bjerke [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Kevin Bjerke of Clovis celebrated his 46th birthday Jan. 20 during a private party hosted by his family. Kevin was born Jan. 19, 1965, in Dallas, Texas. He has six children and one grandchild. — Submitted by Morayma Bjerke

Musician remembered for faith, strength

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Courtesy photo Kevin Gardels on the air during one of his radio programs. Benna Sayyed Kevin Gardels called on his spiritual strength to deal with his fierce battle against cancer, family members said. After being diagnosed with a rare cancer known as primary myelofibrosis in September 2002, the Portales musician’s battle lasted nearly a decade. […]

United Way seeing greater needs

Kevin Wilson United Way of Eastern New Mexico figures there’s plenty of need in Curry and Roosevelt counties, and they’re thinking six figures might be what it takes to provide for it. The charitable organization is in the first stages of its annual fundraising campaign. This year’s goal: $1 million. That’s almost twice the charity’s […]

City commissioners table vote on driver’s license resolution for illegal immigrants

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, shows his driver’s license at the Clovis City Commission meeting Thursday. He was speaking in favor of a resolution supporting a state Legislature effort to end the practice of giving licenses to undocumented residents. The resolution was tabled, with the intent to be addressed again […]

A day at the rodeo

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Kevin Wilson Hundreds ride and rope, and hope they cash in when it’s time for the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event at the Curry County Event Center. In one form or another, everybody goes through the elements of the four-day undertaking: ••• When you arrive, you’re a spectator until you see secretary Crystal Garrett. […]

Commission proposing tax hike

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Courtesy graphic A proposed judicial complex would create a megaplex of justice and county government facilities occupying three blocks of downtown Clovis. Sharna Johnson Curry County commissioners on Wednesday approved a $33 million plan that includes raising taxes to fund a new judicial complex. Now they need voter approval. The plan, presented by Kevin Powers […]

Kevin Duncan wins Republican probate judge slot

CNJ staff Kevin Duncan won the Republican slot for Curry County Probate Judge on Tuesday and will now finish his race unopposed. Incumbent Duncan edged Ribble Holloman with a 1,604-1,447 final count — a 5.14 percent lead. Duncan said he’s not sure what made the difference for him in the primary. “I knew it was […]

Gaining respect could be deadly

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Kevin Wilson, 31, of Clovis, N.M., died Saturday, April 10, 2010, on the streets of Portales. He was born May 15, 1978, in Townsend, Mont. He was a writer, photographer, columnist and expert in mediocrity. There … so in case my fears come true on Saturday, my coworkers at least […]

MSU outlasts Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern guard Jordan Romero goes up to the basket against Midwestern State forward Charlie Logan during the first half of Saturday’s game. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer By Kevin Wilson Freedom New Mexico kwilson@cnjonline.com Midwestern State had plenty of talent, and speed to burn, and the outmanned Greyhounds couldn’t […]

Business feature: Clovis team part of wind turbine demonstration

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer If you’re going to spend $100 on a cellular phone, you’re probably going to want to see a floor model in action. Now replace “cellular phone” with “wind turbine,” and “$100” with “$1 million. The need for demonstration remains. “If you want to buy something that’s a 20-year asset,” […]

Business digest: Sorghum producers board meets Tuesday

CNJ staff The National Sorghum Producers board of directors will meet today in Clovis. The group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Clovis Business Enterprise Center. National Sorghum Producers act as a voice for the industry regarding legislation, regulation and education. Toby Bostwick of Melrose serves as chairman. He is a sorghum and wheat […]

Livestock sale rakes in bucks for juniors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Melrose Future Farmers of America student Lainey Widner guides Chrome, her 226 pound Cross hog, around the display arena Friday at the Junior Livestock Auction at the Curry County Fair. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer You name an animal after a feeling, it’s hard to sell it off no […]

Benefit concert planned for ENMU instructor

Freedom New Mexico Several local bands are coming together in a charity concert for Eastern New Mexico University graduate and communications instructor Kevin Gardel, who was diagnosed with a rare cancer called primary myelofibrosis in September 2002. All funds generated from the concert will be donated to the Gardels family to help pay hospital bills. […]

Feb. 8, 2009 Letter to the Editor

Partnership bill about protecting rights Domestic partnership is a matter of human rights. Too many opponents are not trying to really understand the meaning of this bill being debated in the state Legislature. Kevin Haney, pastor of Word of Life Baptist Church in Rio Rancho, was quoted saying, “To me, it’s bait and switch. They’re […]

Letters to the Editor: Annual staff protected by freedom

Annual staff protected by freedom I was glad to read the column by Kevin Wilson — “Clovisites ignore bigger picture — in Wednesday’s

Letters to the Editor: Annual staff protected by freedom

Annual staff protected by freedom I was glad to read the column by Kevin Wilson — “Clovisites ignore bigger picture — in Wednesday’s

What’s on

Looking for something good on TV? Staff writer Kevin Wilson offers a daily suggestion:

Feb. 17-23 Question of the Week

With the Hollywood writer’s strike over, what show are you looking forward to seeing again the most? Answer in the comment section below. Send question suggestions to kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com

Jan. 10, 2008 Question of the Day

Does Bill Richardson leaving the presidential race affect how you plan to cast your vote in November? Leave your answer in the comment section below. Send question suggestions to kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com

Time again for fearless predictions

By Kevin Wilson: FNM Columnist I start this year, like I do every other, with an edition of “Kevin Wilson’s Fearless Predictions.” I make these predictions with the utmost confidence, because I know people way smarter than me have screwed up predictions far worse than I have. It was Bill Gates who once said a […]