Commissioner announces intent to run

CNJ staff District 1 City Commissioner Randy Crowder has announced he will run for re-election. Crowder, 61, is a self-employed general contractor who has held his seat since 2004, said he feels he still has some things he’d like to see through as a commissioner. He served as mayor pro tem from 2006-2010, and served […]

Boeing labor deal sets poor precedent

A key to American prosperity is the freedom of companies to run their operations how they see fit, wherever they decide is best for them. That freedom took a hit this week in a case involving Boeing, the aerospace and defense giant. Although this matter doesn’t directly affect our area, anything that damages the company’s […]

Manzano knocks off Clovis

CNJ staff Manzano scored on its first two possessions of the second half and beat Clovis 20-12 Saturday in a Class 5A state quarterfinal playoff game in Albuqueruque. Tre Orozco’s 22-yard pass to C.J. Ransom with 18 seconds left in the second quarter gave Clovis a 12-6 halftime lead . The score was set up […]

Lake Arthur upsets Clovis Christian

Edward Tarango had a 60-yard kickoff return and a 75-yard interception for another score in the third quarter as Lake Arthur beat Clovis Christian 54-26 Saturday in the 6-man state title game in Clovis. Clovis Christian had pulled within 22-20 when Tarango turned the tide with his return TDs. Top-seeded Clovis Christian trailed Lake Arthur […]

Our people: Answering the call

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Courtesy photo Clovis residents Gerri and Richard Gomez met over 30 years ago. Clovis natives Richard and Gerri Gomez have run the Lighthouse Mission for nearly 25 years. Richard Gomez said the reason is simple. “It’s a calling.” Gerri Gomez said they do what they do “to give people help today and hope for tomorrow.” […]

Clovis beats Cavemen 23-15

CNJ staff writer Kevin Wilson is Tweeting from Clovis-Carlsbad game (Twitter/cnj) • Eric Galindo 10-yard run puts Carlsbad ahead 7-0 against Clovis. 2:20 left in first quarter. • Jonathan Johnson 3-yard run and conversion run. Clovis leads Carlsbad 8-7 with 8:49 left in first half. • Tre Orozco 33-yard TD pass to Jonathan Johnson makes […]

Top-ranked Storm beats Clovis 49-14

Cole Gautsche threw four touchdowns passes as top-ranked Cleveland beat Clovis 49-14 Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis (2-2) scored on Jonathan Johnson’s 6-yard run three minutes into the game and Kamal Cass’ 61-yard run in the final two minutes of the fourth. In between, the Storm (4-0) scored seven una TDs, including Romell Jordan’s […]

Thursday morning briefing: A miracle run, free stuff and floating like a butterfly

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Mother’s miracle Rebecca Martin reports her daughter, Stacey Davis, 44, of Clovis, finished a half-marathon Saturday in Oklahoma City to help raise money for fighting child abuse. Martin says the accomplishment is more than admirable, noting Davis, a registered nurse who suffered significant heart […]

La Cueva beats Clovis 14-0

Freedom New Mexico Hampered by poor field position, the Clovis Wildcats could muster little offense Saturday and suffered its first loss of the season. La Cueva scored twice in the first half and beat Clovis 14-0. Thirteen of Clovis’ 17 offensive possessions ended in punts in the defensive struggle between the unbeaten teams. Sophomore Dakotah […]

Zias seek to mount title run

Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s team has made it to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament just once in its eight-year history. The Zias finished 11th in the then-12-team LSC last season, and were picked for last in the revised eight-team league this year. First-year coach Todd Padgett, though, thinks […]