Letters to the editor: Obama covertly executing agenda

We have a president that cares nothing about his popularity. He is interested only in getting his Socialist agenda done. Right now Obama and his Federal Communications Commission czar Mark Lloyd are working on a plan to shut down conservative and Christian programs, both talk radio and TV. He is good at changing names that […]

Power outage scheduled for Cannon

Freedom New Mexico Electricity at Cannon Air Force base will shut down from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday for repairs to the power grid, according to a base news release. Non-mission essential personnel are ordered to stand by and not report for duty until directed by their commanders, according to the release. The following […]

Cannon power to be shut down for repairs

Electricity at Cannon Air Force base will shut down from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday for repairs to the power grid, according to a base news release. Non-mission essential personnel are ordered to stand by and not report for duty until directed by their commanders, according to the release. The following services and offices […]

Water service in Melrose to be shut off

Freedom New Mexico Water will be shut off at 9:30 p.m. Thursday within the Melrose’s city limits to fix a water leak, according to Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle. Pyle says he is unsure of how long the leak will take to fix.

Hounds shut out Mustangs 2-0

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s defense limited University of the Southwest to one shot on goal Friday, and the Greyhounds broke away in the second half for a 2-0 men’s soccer victory at the ENMU pitch. The Hounds (6-2-1) struggled to break through, but with just over nine minutes gone in the […]

Hounds, Zias post shutout wins

CNJ staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Junior forward Emerson Rodrigues scored twice in the final 10-plus minutes Friday, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Colorado Christian. Rodrigues scored with 79:55 elapsed in the match, taking a pass from sophomore midfielder Tyler Hart and beating goalkeeper Jared Jacobs. He […]

Melrose water temporarily shut off

CNJ staff Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle said the city water system will temporarily be shut down as a crew works on line problems. Pyle said around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, there was a call of a water break at the corner of Missouri and Third streets. In the process of repairing the line, Pyle said, another […]

Zias shut out Southwestern

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Sophomore forward Alicia Cunningham scored in the 23rd minute, and Eastern New Mexico University’s women made it stand up for a 1-0 Lone Star Conference soccer victory over Southwestern Oklahoma on Sunday. It was the first road win in six outings this fall for the Zias. Freshman goalkeeper Sierra Cardenas […]

Yellowjackets shut out Zias

CNJ staff BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana State-Billings’ Kari Foreman scored on a rebound shot from in front of the Eastern New Mexico University net about midway through the opening half Sunday, and the Yellowjackets went on to a 3-0 women’s soccer victory over the Zias. Foreman’s goal gave Billings the lead, and the Yellowjackets (2-1) […]

ENMU produced Olympic standout

Staff reports Eastern New Mexico has not produced a lot of Olympians, but we haven’t been shut out either.

Bees shut down entrance of clinic

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — A portion of the Portales Medical Clinic at 320 South Ave. — including the main entrance — was closed about 8 a.m. Monday after a colony of bees was discovered, according to officials. Officials were concerned the insects could be Africanized honey bees, although that has not […]

Florida power outages affect up to 3 million people statewide

The Associated Press MIAMI — A problem with Florida’s electrical grid caused a nuclear plant to automatically shut down Tuesday and intermittently cut power to up to 3 million people from Daytona Beach through the Florida Keys. Authorities said there were no safety concerns at the nuclear plant. While many areas were hit hard, the […]

God can bless us by slowing us down

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion Columnist As I write, a goodly portion (How’s that for a really preacherly — yea, verily, a goodly — sort of word?) of our country has been shut down by a major winter ice storm.   Truth be told, I’m glad.   Our world desperately needs to be shut down every […]

Miners shut out ENMU

CNJ staff EL PASO, Texas — Cortney Casey scored two goals and Ashleigh Decker had two assists Friday night as Texas-El Paso shut out Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 in a women’s soccer match. The Division I Miners (3-1) scored twice in each half in posting their third shutout of the season. ENMU goalkeeper Stephanie […]

Grass fire closes roads

Staff and wire reports A grass fire that charred 1,500 acres of land along State Highway 467 and temporarily shut down two stretches of road Wednesday was ignited by a lit cigarette or the heat from a vehicle’s catalytic converter, according to a New Mexico State Forestry release. The blaze started in a ditch on […]

There’s always been oil under Curry County soil

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Perhaps 1926 should be remembered as the year oil was found in Curry County. Deliberate or not, rumor had it that an unnamed, big oil company paid someone to sabotage the well. What happened to another well in 1927 is unknown. Professional oil well drillers drilled four or five test holes […]

Corporation orders area Burger Kings shut down

By Tony Parra and David Irvin Burger King restaurants in Clovis, Portales and Roswell shut down Wednesday in a corporate move that has left many people befuddled. The Clovis Burger King located on Prince Street across from North Plains Mall was located near some of the heaviest traffic in the city. Phil Reiser, manger at […]

Off-road vehicles should be shut out

By John Pallaschke: Guest Columnist In response to the issue of closing Ned Houk Park to recreational vehicles: I say, shut them down and shut them out. Robert Vilandry, who was qouted in support of riders in a July 8 Clovis News Journal article, may be one of the few who operates his vehicles safely […]

Trucker killed west of Melrose

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New Mexico State Police Officer Abel Mireles investigates the scene where two trucks collided near Tolar Wednesday on U.S. Highway 60/84 killing William Edward Paul of Scottsboro, Ala. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina A fatal truck crash west of Melrose shut down the BNSF railroad and Highway 60/84 for hours on […]

Aaron Watson to perform Saturday

Freedom Newspapers When Aaron Watson sings “Shut Up and Dance,” it may not sound very mannerly, but it is being listened to, according to concert promoters. “Shut Up and Dance” is the hit single for the up-and-coming Texas Country singer, who is slated to play Saturday night at Bash Riprock’s, 2419 Main St., in Lubbock. […]