Wednesday morning briefing: A local Top Dog, Toddle Time and terrorists strike

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Local Top Dog The infamous Dachshund, Sasha, who won the Clovis Wiener National’s qualifying race back in July will be competing for the title of “Top Dog” in the 2011 Annual Wiener National Finals. Sasha is one of seven dogs competing for the 2011 […]

Friday morning briefing: Weekend activities and a short strike

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

Thursday morning briefing: A cancer fighter, strike up the band and a giant killer

Good morning. Sit back and relax with a cup of coffee and enjoy the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. For a cause Sid Savage of Portales is ranked among the top five fundraisers in the state in the fight against cancer. He’s in a statewide contest through today, trying to raise even more money for […]

Baseball bid strikes out

Kevin Wilson An effort to put professional baseball in Clovis has struck out. The independent Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs pulled association with the Pioneers on Monday afternoon, replacing them on the league website with the Ruidoso Osos. League Commissioner Andrew Dunn said, “I don’t see how we can make it work” financially with […]

No strike fighter, but Holloman gets F-16s

The Associated Press HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE — Holloman Air Force Base wasn’t selected Thursday as a home for the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, but the Air Force says the base near Alamogordo instead will be receiving two F-16 training squadrons. Air Force officials say making Holloman into an F-16 training site offers a […]

Sans writers, TV going down tubes

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Over the last few months, I thought nothing could be more boring than what the writers’ strike had done — old episodes of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” covering weeks-old news. I found out Monday night I was wrong. I was more bored by new episodes of “The […]

Dec. 9, 1919

With the announcement of the settlement of a coal strike, Clovis’ City Council announced restrictions on electricity would soon be lifted. … The Farwell Inn in Farwell was destroyed by fire. … Brothers Joe and A.W. Skarda sold their Skarda Hardware Co. to the Roberts-Dearborne Hardware Co. of Carlsbad. … Scott’s Emulsion, which contained cod-liver […]

Hollywood writers have right idea

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Didn’t think the Writer’s Guild of America strike in Hollywood would affect you? Well, in support of my fellow writers, who I’m sure are likewise grossly underpaid and underappreciated for their sarcasm and — occasionally intellectually profound words of wisdom — this local columnist is joining them on the picket […]

Railroad underwent turmoil during early 1920s

By Don McAlavy: Columnist On Oct. 30, 1921, some of the workers in the railroad yard of the Santa Fe Railroad went on strike. Back in May of 1921 the railroad had ordered a 20 percent wage cut. Dr. I. D. Johnson, a retired Clovis dentist, in 1982 said he went to work for the […]

Jan. 15, 1931

Lucky Strike Cigarettes claimed to be “always kind to your throat.” … G.F. Booker, manager of a Clovis Café, was robbed of $14 after pulling his car over near the Curry-Roosevelt County line. Booker said two men pulled up beside his car and ordered him to stop. When he did, they took his billfold. One […]

Neighbors: Snakes don’t rattle wrangler

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Tom Watt of Clovis takes precautions when he hunts rattlesnakes, including knee-high boots. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When most would run, Tom Watt hunts. He hunts even when he is not on the hunt. Like a January day he heard a soft rattle in his barn. He moved a […]

Russian-Iranian uranium deal may avert showdown

Freedom Newspapers The announcement that Iran and Russia have reached a tentative deal for Russia to enrich uranium in Russia for nuclear plants in Iran offers a faint hope that a showdown between Iran and the “international community” over Iran’s nuclear ambitions can be averted — for now. No doubt there will be deviltry in […]

Commission chair asks if Cannon can house F35s

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A beacon, for some base supporters, shone through in the early morning hours Thursday when BRAC Commission Chairman Anthony Principi asked if Cannon Air Force Base could house the Joint Strike Fighter, jet of the future. The jet will initially need a sea-level training center, but Cannon, said BRAC […]

Weather expert expected injuries

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor A meteorologist said he’s suprised lightning did not cause more injuries on Tuesday night, as the National Weather Service recorded 6,000 lightning strikes in one hour within a 60-mile radius south of Portales. New Mexico State Police Officers Lance Bateman and Clint Varnell were struck near New Mexico Highway […]