Man, woman robbed at gunpoint

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are investigating the Monday night robbery of a man and woman in a parking lot. According to police records, a man called police around 11 p.m. and said a group of suspects pulled him and a female passenger from his car parked at Allsup’s at Seventh and Hull streets and […]

Jailbreak one year later: Into the night

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District Attorney Matt Chandler and other law enforcement held numerous press conference after the escape seek the help of the public in capturing the inmates. News of the escape of eight from the Curry County jail broke worldwide. On Aug. 24, 2008 — a year ago Monday — eight of the most violent inmates held […]

Communities committed to prep football

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PNT Photo: Argen Duncan Portales Rams booster club secretary Chelle Strawn talks with her son, Justin, after the football scrimmage Friday. Justin Strawn, a junior, plays right guard. Chelle Strawn said football is an important part of her family’s life. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Large cheering crowds, sponsorship posters, t-shirts in school colors […]

Meetings watch: City commission approves ‘wish list’ budget

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday night at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s north annex. The following items were included in the consent agenda — items approved unanimously without discussion: • Recommendations from City Manager Joe Thomas for “wish list” budget changes for the fiscal year 2010 budget. From an available pool of about $673,000, Thomas […]

Education digest: CHS senior parent night set

CHS senior parent night set Clovis High School is hosting the class of 2010 senior parent night at 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. The meeting will cover subjects pertaining to graduation and entrance into college such as college entrance exams, college application processes, information on scholarships, financial aid and career exploration. Information: […]

Man killed in single-vehicle crash in Curry County

CNJ staff A man was killed and another is in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash Sunday night on State Road 467. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said the victims’ names are being withheld until next of kin have been notified. Glascock said the crash happened around 9:15 p.m. at a curve near mile marker […]

First Person: Pilot by day, writer by night

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maj. Steve Beattie flies unmanned aircraft for the Air Force and wrote a children’s book in his spare time. Maj. Steve Beattie flies unmanned aircraft for the Air Force and in his spare time, he wrote, illustrated and published a children’s book. And, he’s working on a master’s degree. But […]

War on rodent not without carnage

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist They mostly came out at night. I think it was usually recreational but it might have had something to do with food. The first time I noticed them was a short time after the plumbers had initially turned the drywall in our home into Swiss cheese in order to temporarily […]

Clovis man facing felony drug charges

Freedom New Mexico A 27-year-old Clovis man is facing felony drug charges after task force agents seized nearly a pound of marijuana Monday in a raid at his house. Brandon Johnson was released on $31,000 bond Monday night, jail officials said. He is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine […]

Local LL team wraps up 22-0 season

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson American Orioles catcher Tucker Dobbs high-fives pitcher Derik Kuykendall after the team got out of the first inning in Thursday’s game against the Braves. The Orioles erased a 6-0 deficit to win 17-9 win and finish 22-0. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Thursday night didn’t start well for the […]

Farwell cowgirl among nation’s best barrel racers

Eric Butler: Freedon New Mexico Of the dozens of competitors on the first night of the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo, one resident of Farwell was sure sitting pretty after taking a risk over a year ago. Cassie Moseley, 27, finished the 2008 season at fourth place year-end standings in barrel racing. Entering the Professional Rodeo […]

Rodeo queen’s job never ends

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks As part of the registration process, Miss Rodeo New Mexico pageant contestants Kelly Horton of Placitas, left, and Bethany Lauren Sweat of Nogal take a test Wednesday on rodeo knowledge and current events at the Days Inn. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Maegan Ridley got a key to the […]

Graduation marks end of one chapter in life, beginning of new one for PHS graduates

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FNM photo: Helena Rodriguez Pablo Urioste smiles after receiving his diploma from Portales High School during commencement Friday night at Greyhound Arena. By Helena Rodriguez: FNM correspondent Graduating on Friday night meant the end of one chapter in life for David Lucero and 138 other newly tasseled Portales High School graduates. But it also marked […]

Persistence pushes retiree to finish degree

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Courtesy photo Senior Master Sgt. Bob Elliott, right, retired from the Air Force in 2004, a month before graduating with his master’s degree. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico By Argen Duncan Cannon Connections staff Working from a tent while deployed or at home late into the night, a now-retired Cannon Air Force Base airman […]

Board strategic plan focuses on communication

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer As the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education worked on its strategic plan Tuesday night, the focus was on communication. The board spent roughly 90 minutes in a study session on the plan, which sets forth the district’s beliefs, mission statement, objectives and strategies. Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton guided […]

Trailer fire contained in Clovis

CNJ staff The Clovis Fire Department responded Friday night to a structure fire at the Town Talk trailer park in Clovis.

DWI Sobriety Check Point Scheduled For Saturday Night, April 4, 2009 in Clovis

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DWI Saturation patrols scheduled for Saturday night

City commission renews Great Lakes contract

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission said yes to a renewal with Great Lakes Airlines at Thursday night’s meeting, but said no to an appeal request on a recent traffic sign decision. Other items discussed Thursday at the Clovis Carver Public Library included a trio of task orders for the city […]

Feb. 15, 2009 Senior happenings

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St. Monday: Closed. Tuesday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch, ceramics, crafts and cards. Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Bridge club; 1 p.m. Phase 10 tournament. Thursday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; ceramics, crafts and cards; 10 a.m. AARP meet. Friday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 1-3 p.m. bingo. Billiards […]