Cannon airman returns from devastated Haiti

Courtesy photo: Airman 1st Class Mike Cooksey Children look for a place to sleep following a devastating earthquake. Airman 1st Class Mike Cooksey returned to Cannon Air Force Base on Jan. 17 from Haiti where he had gone on leave to help a friend who was there on a mission. By Greg Allen: 27th SOW […]

Richardson to deliver final State of State address

By Steve Terrell and Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Gov. Bill Richardson delivers his eighth and final State of the State address today, shortly after the second regular session of the 49th Legislature convenes in Santa Fe. Richardson, who by law can’t seek a third consecutive term, promises his speech will be short, […]

Portales fire guts downtown warehouse, Dollar General

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan A fire broke out Friday morning in a warehouse located on Avenue C and 7th Street. The fire quickly spread to Dollar General as firefighters fought to contain it. Nearby homes were evacuated and some traffic was diverted because of the heavy smoke. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A […]

Estimated burn area reduced

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Freedom New Mexico: Casey Peacock Portales Fire Department personnel travel down railroad tracks Wednesday along U.S. 70 spraying smoldering railroad ties. The smoldering ties resulted from the grass fire that burned through the area. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A day after an out-of-control grass fire ran for better than seven miles east of […]

Threat of grenade found in Portales yard unknown

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Whether a grenade found Saturday in a Portales yard was live or not couldn’t be determined, according to Portales Police Department spokesperson Lonnie Berry. According to Berry, the condition of the grenade that had apparently been buried in the yard at Eighth and Chicago streets prevented personnel from […]

Police Blotter 1/16

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A Clovis junior high vice principal called police about 9 a.m. on Jan. 9 to report that a battery had occurred shortly before Christmas break. A 15-year-old student advised police that he had been hearing rumors around school that he was going […]

Police on lookout for alleged robber

CNJ STAFF Clovis police are looking for a man accused of stealing $120 from Comfort Inn during a Friday evening armed robbery. A man came into the Comfort Inn shortly before 6:30 p.m., pointed a revolver at the clerk, and demanded all the money, a police report shows. The man then fled the hotel with […]