Visitors from as far as United Kingdom attend festival

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Airman 1st Class Nichole Jimenez, left, and Senior Airman Sarah Klasnich, both assigned to the 27th SOLRS at Cannon AFB, listen Thursday as tour guide Jay Parmenter of Clovis explains the history of the Norman Petty Studio. The tours continue until Saturday, one of the many events taking place during […]

Thursday morning briefing: Star gazing, music acts and defending a pardon

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Star gazing Star gazer Sheila Behr of Portales tells us that this week anyone can look up in the sky and see the closest supernova to earth in the last 25 years. All you need are a pair of at least 20×80 binoculars. Supernovas […]

Clovis city commissioner receives certification

Clovis City Commissioner Fidel Madrid was recognized Thursday for his graduation as a certified municipal official from the New Mexico Municipal League’s leadership institute. The institute is a voluntary three-tiered program that encourages continuing education, excellence in local governance and recognition of elected officials who take advantage of training opportunities. Madrid, elected in 2010, represents […]

Thursday morning briefing: Fair warning, holiday closing and finding the Titanic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Fair warning Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clovis police will be operating a DWI checkpoint somewhere within the city. Officers will be targeting drunk drivers. Holiday closing Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be closed on Monday for Labor Day. The […]

Thursday morning briefing: Changes at Marshall, bird hunts and following the yellow brick road

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing. Changes at Marshall Due to construction, Marshall Middle School will be closing the access road between the front of the school and Citizens Bank each day from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. School officials say it’s necessary for the […]

Thursday morning briefing: Free music, food needed and a curing a headache

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Music, music, music The Eastern New Mexico University music department is presenting a recital of chamber music for French horn, soprano and piano at 3 p.m. Aug. 28 in Buchanan Hall. It’s free and open to the public. Food drive VistaCare Hospice in Clovis […]

Thursday morning briefing: Grazing extended, Guns and Hoses and cruising Hollywood style

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Website of the day The Curry County Events Center has a new website complete with schedules and details of upcoming events. Here’s a link: http://www.curryeventscenter.com/ Guns and Hoses Clovis firefighters and police officers battle each other in a game of basketball 4 p.m. to […]

Groundbreaking marks step beyond discussion for Ute pipeline

Kevin Wilson Thursday’s groundbreaking marks another step for an effort to building a pipeline from Ute Reservoir — a step outside. Discussed, and shelved, and discussed again for decades in public meetings and congressional offices, the pipeline project makes a partial move from a discussed project to one putting in groundwork. “I remember that forever, […]

Officials to break ground on Ute water project

Kevin Wilson Nearly half a century after the idea was conceived, eastern New Mexico entities have planned a Thursday groundbreaking on the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System — also known as the Ute Water Project. An 11:30 a.m. groundbreaking is set for Ute Reservoir, on N.M. 522 about two-and-a-half miles west of Tucumcari. Many […]

Thursday morning briefing: The price of lunch, a new house and full rights granted

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. No free lunch Clovis Municipal Schools’ students who buy regular priced lunches will see a 5-cent per meal increase beginning in August with the 2011-2012 school year. Prices will increase from $1.75 to $1.80 per meal for elementary school students and from $2 to […]

Pro game slated here on Thursday

CNJ staff Professional baseball is coming to Clovis on Thursday night. The Ruidoso Osos and Roswell Invaders, members of the independent Pecos League, will square off in a 7 p.m. nine-inning contest at Harris Field. League commissioner Andrew Dunn said the game will give area fans a chance to see the product. Clovis nearly had […]

Commissioners vote to rezone golf course

Sharna Johnson In a 6-1 vote, Clovis Commissioners rezoned the Colonial Park Golf Course during a meeting Thursday night. The ordinance to rezone the area from a single family district zone to a mixed development zone came recommended by the city’s planning and zoning committee, which held a public hearing July 13. Planning and Zoning […]

Thursday morning briefing: Groundbreaking, for the birds and Wild Bill

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Renovating Clovis’ first steps to renovating the Youth Recreation Building in Hillcrest Park kick off this coming Thursday with a groundbreaking at 10 a.m. It’s open to the public and at Seventh and Sycamore. Information: 769-7828. Meetings watch Clovis City Commission meets at 5:15 […]

Thursday morning briefing: Top teacher, the Portales band and Billy the Kid

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Top teacher Adam Quintero, a Clovis native, has been accepted to the Teach for America 2011 corps. Teach For America says it is national corps of top recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. Website […]

Thursday morning briefing: Change of command and one big dam

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Big change Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen Clark will pass leadership of the 27th Special Operations Wing to Col. Albert Elton II during a change of command ceremony 9 a.m. Friday morning at the base. Website of the day A schedule and […]

Large water leak fixed in Portales system

Water storage levels in Portales have risen 4 feet since a large leak was discovered and stopped, and three more city wells are expected to go online within the next two weeks, the city manager has said. Portales City Manager Tom Howell made the remarks during an emergency city council meeting Friday morning at City […]

Thursday morning briefing: Mentors needed, loans and Sonny without Cher

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Mentors needed United Way of Eastern New Mexico is seeking 1,000 men and women in Curry and Roosevelt counties to be literacy volunteers in area schools. The volunteers will serve as mentors to help kids become better readers. Here’s a link with more info: […]

Thursday morning briefing: Music, building and the Teflon Don

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Music, music, music Evening of music is 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Pile St., in Clovis. It features Jane Begley Saied of Clovis with acoustic, bluegrass, folk and contemporary music. There is also poetry and readings. Free and open to the public. […]

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: […]

City commission adopts phone attendance provision

Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Commission, anticipating a costly failure to make quorum at its Thursday meeting, adopted a provision allowing commissioners to join meetings by telephone. After debate on the language of the expansion to the open meetings act, the commission approved the resolution in a 7-0 vote. The commission has a regular meeting […]