Monday morning briefing: MLK Day, perfect fruit pies and prohibition

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. MLK Day There are celebrations and commemorations galore today to mark Martin Luther King Day. In Clovis, the annual walk to commemorate King’s march from Selma to Montgomery gets started at 9 a.m. in Potter Park. In Portales, a similar march starts at 10 […]

Warm weather greets MLK marchers

lf6rq1-lf6rjv118mlkmarch.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Organizers of the 19th Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative march said more than 300 people showed up for Monday’s event. Sharna Johnson More than 300 people joined a Monday march to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. — a show of higher attendance than in recent years. Marchers, who walked from […]

Youth focus of MLK day events

leogrj-leognn18mlk.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Clovis Martin Luther King Jr. Commission Chair Joyce Pollard lines up winning posters for the commission members to see at their meeting Thursday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Liliana Castillo Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in Clovis and Portales are centered around teaching King’s philosophies to youth. Both cities have events […]

MLK celebrant has seen plenty of changes

kdqqjf-120mlkjr.march1_.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Selmus J. Price, left, president of the Clovis chapter National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, leads marchers on 14th Street during Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. march. By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff wtiter Segregation was the law when Ira Pottard grew up in Clovis in the 1930s. And […]

Speaker at annual MLK breakfast stresses importance of holiday

kdn5yf-118rufusjohnson.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rufus Johnson spoke at Saturday’s 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast at Clovis High School. Johnson urged attendees to use their day off on Jan. 19 to reflect on the freedoms they have and why they have them. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer In front of an audience […]

MLK Blvd. railway crossing closing temporarily

CNJ staff The Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard railroad crossing will be closed until early this evening while BNSF Railway crews perform maintenance on the crossing, according to Interim Public Works Director Clint Bunch. He said BNSF is fixing the crossing because of the expected increase in traffic after city officials indefinitely closed the Hull […]

N.M. 467 overpass on track

1165906113-12-12-467-overpass.jpg

The $3.6 million N.M. 467 overpass is scheduled to be completed by June 1, according to state officials. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The state is on target to complete the N.M. 467 railroad overpass on time, according to a state official. The $3.6 million project, which began in […]

Area to celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Marlena Hartz : CNJ Staff Writer The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. could be in jeopardy, according to President of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Clovis Joyce Pollard. “A lot young people today don’t know about Martin Luther King Jr. — about what he stood for, about what he fought for,” the […]

Task force discusses traffic concerns for MLK overpass

CNJ staff A task force met Thursday evening to discuss strategies for a proposed railroad overpass at Martin Luther King Boulevard. Central in Thursday’s discussion was whether the overpass should be restricted to residential and emergency traffic and whether the bridge should be two or four lanes. “The issue of maintaining the road is very […]

Letters to the editor 4/13

Superintendent forum unnecessary I disagree with the stance the newspaper has taken concerning the employment of a new school superintendent. If anyone wants to offer input on the selection, they have an elected school board member they can call. The position should not be decided by a public forum. Our school board has done a […]