Everybody’s business: Hiring employees big decision for business

Imagine the risk and pressure of starting up and running a business by yourself — no paid employees to help you. Can’t be many of those businesses, can there? Fact is, America has over 21 million, one-person businesses according to the latest figures available from the U.S. Census. The good news for a lot of […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Free dental checks, science and Olympic heroes

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Tooth check Check out free dental screenings starting at 2 p.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s Ingram Room. Information: 769-7840. Science fair Judging begins 8 a.m. Friday for Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair. It’s being held at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroom. Information […]

E-Paper switching providers (updated)

CNJ staff Link to new e-paper Users of our online newspapers are seeing a change in providers. The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, which transitioned Thursday from Freedom Communications into Clovis Media Inc., switched from Olive to Presteligence for e-Paper service. The e-Paper is basically the print edition of the newspaper, […]

Letters to the editor: Candidate understands our needs

Candidate understands our needs All the candidates agree and will evidently support ensuring water is available for Clovis in the future. Likewise the candidates all support improving roads in the city. How can Clovis survive and prosper without those obvious issues being settled? There is a city commissioner candidate running in District 1 that will […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Open mic, a celebration, and counting presidents

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Talent search Friday is open mic night starting at 6 p.m. in the Latte Lounge at Mark’s Restaurant in Portales. There is a $5 cover charge at the door. Musicians are encouraged to bring instruments. Information: 359-0857. Renovation celebration A Ribbon cutting 9 a.m. […]

Zias pull upset over Lady Buffs

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Joshua Lucero: FNM correspondent ENMU senior Kiara Tate puts up a shot over West Texas A&M’s Kenisha Harris during Saturday night’s Lone Star Conference women’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Zias ended a 16-game losing streak against the Lady Buffs with a 71-68 victory. Kevin Wilson PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University, missing starting […]

Friday morning briefing: Healthy money, calling all cowgirls and a poem

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Healthy money New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman says La Casa de Buena Salud in Portales has been awarded a $342,095 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help deliver health care services to the community. Cowgirls call The Cowgirls Rodeo […]

Legislative session to focus on budget

The Santa Fe New Mexican The 30-day session starting Tuesday focuses primarily on the state budget. The governor can also put other issues on the agenda. Among issues lawmakers are expected to consider when they gather in Santa Fe:

Lighthouse Mission gearing up for Christmas celebration

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Carolyn Rubio-Lopez, a part-time Lighthouse Mission staff member, organizes dolls and other toys for the children’s Christmas celebration at the Lighthouse Mission 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Benna Sayyed Lighthouse Mission staff and volunteers are busy preparing Christmas gift packages to give to less fortunate children in Clovis on […]

In Search of Ponies: Dogs adept at catching birds

Oh yeah, they eat crow. And pigeon, dove and grackle too. In fact, their prowess has grown to the point that I am actually starting to think Sylvester was miscast and should have been played by a dog. You would think the fly-boys and girls would spread the word amongst themselves to avoid my yard, […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Starting the Smithsonian, and a shoot-‘em-up.

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing.

Local schools ready for students

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Clockwise from left, Mario Cabreras and Bo Cravy, of Newt & Butches Roofing, pass some tectum decking to Jared Ryan and Caesar Ramirez Friday morning as they work on the new special education building at Marshall Middle School in Clovis. According to the workers, tectum decking is sound-deadening material built into […]

Shoutouts — June 19

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Courtesy photo Jerry Lisby with his son, Fox, 4. Fatherhood worth effort This is for those men who are undecided about starting a family. I married later in life and never thought about having kids; wanted to wait until I was in better shape, had more money, traveled more: The typical wall men put up. […]

Ticket feature: Dogs to strut stuff in agility trials

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File photo The third annual American Kennel Club-sanctioned all breed and mixed breed three-day dog agility trial is in town starting Friday at the Curry County Events Center. Dogs of all breeds and sizes will be showing their stuff for three days starting Friday at the third annual Stars and Stripes Agility Trial. Scheduled to […]

Press release: Citizens’ police academy starting

The Clovis Police Department, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, and New Mexico State Police, is conducting the 15th Session of the Citizens Police Academy. Classes will be held on Tuesday’s, beginning February 22, 2011 for twelve (12) weeks, ending May 10, 2011.

New airline service starting in May

CNJ staff Clovis is getting a new airline service to Albuquerque starting May 1. New Mexico Airlines will offer three daily nonstop flights, according to a press release issued late Saturday. Flights will depart Albuquerque for Clovis every day at 8 a.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Duration of all flights is about one hour. […]

Winter Texas should travel at own risk

Winter Texans who already are starting to trickle into the Rio Grande Valley and others interested in crossing into Mexico might be alarmed at some of the latest news coming out of Mexico. Then again, they might be relieved. President Felipe Calderon last week sent Mexico’s Congress a proposal to do away with the country’s […]

Portales director starting two children’s choirs

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Choir Director Heather Vest is starting children’s choirs at Eastern New Mexico University. Third- through eighth-graders can learn to read music and sing a variety of styles of Christmas music this semester. Argen Duncan Young voices will have an outlet at Eastern New Mexico University this fall. Heather Vest, an […]

Ticket feature: Junior rodeo finals starting next week

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File photo Students from across the high plains will travel to Clovis for the week-long High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals beginning Sunday at the Curry County Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals begins in Clovis Monday for the 36th year. The events are the pinnacle of the High Plains Junior […]

Marriage has been good to me

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist The year was 1982. June was starting out hot like most Junes in eastern New Mexico. The spring I turned 23 is the one I’ll never forget. My wife and I celebrated 28 years of marriage this weekend. We’ve both remarked over the last few years that it sometimes seems […]