Colorado airman receives Purple Heart

By Angie Jackson: Colorado Springs Gazette As Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Badger and his team walked the streets of southern Afghanistan in search of improvised bombs last October, one went off just feet from him. His first instinct was to ignore his concussion and let adrenaline take over to make sure the rest of […]

Thursday morning briefing: Team photos, Juneteenth and the first roller coaster

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Cops and Kids photo Clovis Police Community Relations Officer Daron Roach says free team photos are nowavailable for participants in this year’s Cops and Kids games at The Rock. You can pick one up at the Clovis Police Department or by contacting Roach. Info: […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Going green, first car in Clovis and the red scare

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Website of the day The Dora Consolidated Schools Business Professionals of America website design team has a website about the team and the 2012 BPA National Leadership Conference in Chicago. To see it: http://www.doraschools.com/www/doraschools/site/hosting/website2011/Pages/Home.html Fast facts The first automobile in Clovis was a 1901 […]

5-year-old cancer patient made honorary Melrose Buffalo

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Melrose High football players Toby Kulka, left, Josh Broom, center, and Lance Wagner hold their hands out to 5-year-old Jack Sullivan. Monday, the Melrose High football team presented Sullivan with a signed football to help keep his spirits up as he begins a new round of cancer treatments. Sharna Johnson […]

Reader-submitted content: Clovis GymKatz returns to competition

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Courtesy photo The Clovis GymKatz Gymnastics Club recently took several top awards in state competition. Joni Thomas The Clovis GymKatz Gymnastics Club returned for their second season as a competitive team. Last year, we only competed one team at Level 3 and we placed first in the state at our championships. This year we have […]

In one stroke, a new Obama national security team

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Seeking to tame wars overseas and budget deficits at home, President Barack Obama announced a major remake of his national security team Thursday aimed at ensuring leadership continuity during a perilous time. His own re-election approaching, Obama turned to a cast of familiar and respected officials for the most sweeping […]

In one stroke, a new Obama national security team

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Seeking to tame wars overseas and budget deficits at home, President Barack Obama announced a major remake of his national security team Thursday aimed at ensuring leadership continuity during a perilous time. His own re-election approaching, Obama turned to a cast of familiar and respected officials for the most sweeping […]

Send criminals away, and not school girls

Freedom New Mexico Oh, the outrage. President Barack Obama wants to deport criminals, before ousting school girls with immigration problems. The audacity of this man. The Journal laid out last week the extraordinary similarities of Obama and former President George W. Bush, which speak poorly of each on most counts. These big-spending interventionists are the […]

Warrant roundup comes up dry

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Clovis Police officers Dale Rice, left, and Josh Parkin knock on the door of a trailer in the 400 block of Dawn Loop in south Clovis Friday night during a warrant sweep. The resident said he hadn’t seen the woman they were looking for in more than a month. Sharna Johnson A team of four […]

Ticket feature: Team roping championships to begin Friday

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File photo Team roping is set to take place at the Curry County Events Center Friday through Sunday with events starting at 9 a.m. daily. Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Championships Team Roping will be taking place in Clovis Friday through Sunday. Sanctioned by the United States Team Roping Championships, the event will be […]

Clovis High students headed to culinary invitational

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Team members, from left to right, Emily Wickham, Zeke Moreno-Rodriguez, Ryan Sena and Jasmin Mendez work through their three course meal as practice Thursday at Clovis High School. Liliana Castillo The Clovis High School ProStart culinary team is headed to the New Mexico ProStart Invitational competition. The competition will take […]

Cannon airmen team players

Disney cruise

Courtesy photo Curry County Cats free safety Joseph Stevens, a staff sergeant at Cannon Air Force Base, left, returns an interception 91 yards in the second half of the Cats’ New Mexico Premier League debut. The touchdown helped seal a 43-31 win over the defending NMPL champ New Mexico Crush. Kevin Wilson Defending the nation […]

Rocking chair rock-a-thon to benefit Relay for Life

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Saturday’s rock-a-thon benefit is in honor of Kris Weaver, a Clovis veterinarian who died from cancer in 2010. Liliana Castillo Relay for Life team Dream Weavers will be rocking Saturday away to raise money. That’s rocking in a rocking chair. Team member Chris Pettigrew of Clovis said the rock-a-thon is […]

Education digest — March 3

Muleshoe team places fifth at challenge Muleshoe High School’s academic challenge team took fifth place at the Area 5 Academic Challenge, according to a news release. Sixteen teams from across west Texas and south plains competed in the event organized by the Texas Association of Community Schools and held at MHS. The fifth place award […]

ENMU’s Mirabal, Herrin named All-South first team

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ENMU junior guard Stefan Mirabal CNJ staff BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Junior guard Stefan Mirabal for the men and junior forward Precious Herrin for the women were first-team All-Lone Star Conference South Division selections in basketball for the 2010-11 season. The all-league selections were announced Tuesday during a banquet prior to the start of this week’s […]

Feb. 25 —

Cannon Connections: Tony Bullocks Portales sophomore Hannah Cissell makes a pass during Friday’s night game against Ruidoso at the Portales Athletic Center. The Lady Rams clinched the District 4-3A regular-season title with a 37-28 win over the visiting Warriors. Fab Five Top area team and individual performances last week: • Clovis senior Ashlee Pierson had […]

Cannon hosting blood drive

Cannon Connections staff A medical team from Fort Bliss team will be performing blood drives at Cannon Air Force Base in March. The first blood drive will be held March 14 and 15 at the Base Chapel. The drive is open to anyone who has access to the base. Scheduling an appointment is preferred. Appointments […]

Special duty team will brief Cannon airmen

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Have you ever considered taking on the challenge of replenishing the ranks of the Air Force as a recruiter, or molding civilians into motivated airman as a military training instructor? How about mentoring and guiding airman as they transition from basic military training as a military training leader? The Air […]

Clovis students win honors at Lego League competition

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Liliana Castillo In five minutes, the 11 Gifted and Talented students from the Arts Academy at Bella Vista designed a diagram of the human heart with a clot inside. But it was their level-headed, cooperative and clear ability to explain the diagram that won them first place in Gracious Professionalism at the New Mexico First […]

Cannon basketball team advances to tournament final

Courtesy photo The Cannon Air Force Base women’s varsity basketball team reached the championship game of the 14th annual Rangerette Tournament in December at Fort Sam Houston. Cannon lost to Fort Bliss in the final. Cannon beat Lackland and Tinker in the six-team tournament. Their next tournament appearance will be at the 17th annual MLK […]