Clovis, Portales, Tucumcari papers sold (updated)

Robin Fornoff Freedom Communications has agreed to sell the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and their affiliated publications to Clovis Media Inc., Publisher Ray Sullivan told newspaper employees Tuesday afternoon. All 60 full-time and two part-time associates will retain their jobs in ownership transition, expected to take place before the end of […]

4-4 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. March 14 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Seventh Street for a report of shoplifting. Dispatch relayed a description of the suspect and said he had taken a package of rolling papers from the […]

Commander envisions growth

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen A. Clark sits at his desk. The stuffed ducks are gifts from his daughters. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Sitting in front of his desk, which holds neat stacks of papers, a sculpture of a monkey contemplating a human skull and a […]

Price increased for Sunday paper

CNJ staff The price for Sunday editions of the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune is going up by 25 cents. Freedom New Mexico, which publishes both papers, is increasing the price from $1 to $1.25 effective Sunday to offset production costs, according to Publisher Ray Sullivan. Sullivan said the rising cost of utilities, labor […]

Online literary journal provides creative outlet

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gina Hochhalter, English instructor at CCC, began Palabras in 2002. She currently designs Palabras at home and relies on six volunteers to help her edit and post the publication. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A literary journal designed to give undergraduates a chance to publish their work is blossoming, […]

No bull here

Glenda Price Glenda Price When my husband and I were young and just starting out, we decided to apply for a loan from a government-underwritten outfit to purchase a few cows. We had the place to run them secured and the drought was temporarily over (which is all we can ever ask for in the […]

Press malfunction delays deliveries, limits color

Ray Sullivan: Publisher To our readers: Early this morning , major press problems occurred just as the night crew was printing today’s Portales and Clovis papers. It was soon followed by another mechanical problem, so we printed the papers in black and white for today. We apologize to our customers whose papers were delivered late, […]

Feb. 13, 1918

The Johnson family band of Clovis had been selected to perform at the Hereford Breeders Association meeting in Amarillo. … City Barber Shop reported its bath rooms were “first class and … always kept clean and in a thoroughly sanitary condition.” … Silent movie fans were looking forward to Mary Pickford’s performance in “Stella Maris” […]

2005 year of new products, technology

By Ray Sullivan: Guest Columnist The year 2005 was a busy time for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. New publishing initiatives and technical upgrades allowed us to expand and improve on how we provide you with important information in traditional and new ways. And it occurred amidst some of the busiest news days our region […]

JFK assassination relived in newspapers

By David Stevens About a year-and-a-half ago, Doreen Mondragon of Clovis said she found a stack of old newspapers in the trash behind her apartment. Last month, she brought those papers to this newspaper office in hopes someone might care to keep them. Arrangements have been made to pass them along to Curry County historian […]