Monday morning briefing: Industrial plans, a joyful noise and a president’s eyes

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Meetings watch There’s a special meeting noon today at Portales city hall to outline the city’s industrial park master plan. It’s open to the public. A joyful noise The Vienna Boys Choir concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis. General admission […]

School lunch breaks unpleasant

Recently I visited a Clovis elementary school to have lunch with my grandchildren. I expected to find a cafeteria filled with happy students enjoying their lunch break but was shocked to discover just the opposite. Instead of relaxing and quietly chatting with friends, they ate in an environment of controlled silence and harassment. Evidently the […]

Officials advise fireworks caution

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Recent moisture will help make this fireworks season safer but officials still caution residents to know the law and use care. Especially as Independence Day draws closer. Fireworks restrictions in the city are the most stringent. All fireworks that go airborne or make noise are prohibited. City ordinance eliminates many […]

Noise ordinance goes unenforced

Noise ordinance goes unenforced I am confused and frustrated that we have an ordinance against loud music and it’s not enforced by our city police. I have called police multiple times in the last several months about this problem in my neighborhood, and after repeated times have asked officers to start issuing citations. The officers […]

Commission tables procession request

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sean Ferreira had a vision of honoring God with a procession down Main and Mitchell streets on a Friday evening in August. Clovis City Commissioners had visions of restricted emergency access, traffic inconvenience and noise complaints in the city’s residential areas. They tabled Ferreira’s request until Aug. 6. The […]

Auction nets piano for Clovis museum

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Auctioneer C.L. Bentley takes a bid Saturday at the Eastern New Mexico University surplus auction. Bentley, of Amarillo, kept the auction moving quickly despite the large number of items to be sold. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Like a huge yard sale but with more noise and more mystery, […]

Visiting Gen. Wurster talks Cannon; AFSOC

CNJ file photo Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster visited Cannon the last week of January and addressed questions about the new mission. by Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe CANNON AIR FORCE BASE  —Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster’s visit here Jan. 28-30 marked his first as the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command.  General Wurster, […]

Grackles cause grief for Roosevelt courthouse

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl TerryGreat-tailed grackles have invaded the trees around the Roosevelt County Courthouse recently. Wildlife specialist Tony Gennaro is set to try noise measures to get the birds to move on. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Like a scene from a horror movie, hundreds of great-tailed grackles descend upon the Roosevelt County Courthouse as […]

Dog toy sound effects could use improvement

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers The other morning’s meditation was blanketed with its usual soothing lulls; but it was also punctuated by a new sound — a sickly, squeaky noise. My dog was eating my pet rat! As I bolted out of the semi-lotus position, nearly knocking over the Chinese red spice incense, I hurled […]

Not supporting base a negative message

Letters to the Editor I was making my way along Prince Street recently when I noticed a sign outside a restaurant that read: “Jet noise is good for the economy.” I am astounded that we have to rely on a restaurant marquee to remind us of what is important to our community and to our […]

Police Blotter 11/11

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the 2000 block of Chaparral regarding a stolen firearm. The owner said she found a lock box open in her home on the coffee table with a semi-automatic pistol missing. She said she does not […]

More than highways have changed

Ned Cantwell Times were simpler in 1950s New Mexico. Back then, wide ribbons of concrete didn’t connect the town dots east and west, north and south. Those were the happy days, the Fonz days. Families were different, too. Want a dramatic illustration how life has changed from that simple era to the confusion of modern […]