County approves burn ban ordinance

Sharna Johnson Curry County commissioners adopted an ordinance Tuesday granting them authority to invoke a burn ban during periods of high fire danger. The ordinance, passed on a 4-1 vote, also identifies types of burning allowed during times of low fire risk. Burning of refuse in piles or back yard burn barrels, small fires for […]

Friday morning briefing: Hot times and days off

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

Administration being deceptive with provisions

Freedom New Mexico In the New York Times News story, Robert Pear wrote drily: “While administration officials cited procedural reasons for changing the rule, it was clear that political concerns were also a factor.” No kidding. The rule in question was an administrative decision to do what Congress chose not to do when it passed […]

Family holidays can be trying times

Most families make special arrangements to get together for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. There’s a belief that family gatherings are joyous, love-filled events. Maybe not. I know one family that pretty much decided that love-filled stuff was a myth. The last such gathering they had, several years ago, left them wondering if their family is somehow […]

Downtown has made good progress

As 2010 draws to a close, Clovis MainStreet has a lot to be thankful for, especially during these challenging economic times. With the support of the city, county and community, we have made great strides in all four points of the MainStreet Approach. We have been recognized at the state and national levels for programmatic […]

LSC weekly basketball update — Nov. 17

Standings All Times MST South Division Div. All W-L W-L Incarnate Word 0-0 2-0 West Texas A&M 0-0 2-0 Eastern New Mexico 0-0 1-0 Tarleton State 0-0 1-0 Abilene Christian 0-0 1-1 Midwestern State 0-0 1-1 Angelo State 0-0 0-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 0-2 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma 0-0 3-0 East […]

Weekly LSC volleyball, soccer, cross country update

Volleyball standings All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L Abilene Christian 7-0 18-3 West Texas A&M 7-0 14-7 Angelo State 6-1 10-10 Central Oklahoma 5-3 16-7 Midwestern State 4-3 11-8 Incarnate Word 4-3 7-8 Texas Woman’s 4-3 7-13 Texas- A&M-Kingsville 4-4 9-10 Tarleton State 3-4 16-7 Eastern New Mexico 3-4 11-10 Cameron 2-5 7-13 SE […]

No computer needed for relationship with Christ

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist We do live in amazing times. Computer technology has given us new words like “travel drive,” “Wi-Fi” and “blog.” Think about the word blog. I read each week Beth Moore’s website blog and two or three other blogs. Funny though … five years ago, I would have thought blog was something […]

Thursday morning briefing: Ethnic fair needs help and Billy the Kid busted

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing. Fair needs help Selmus Price, the director of the Clovis Ethnic Fair, is looking for volunteers to help with set-up and tear down at the fair this week. Below are the times he needs help. To volunteer call Price at 575-749-6570: Friday – […]

Friday morning briefing: Art treasures, school’s out and the bloodiest battle

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Art treasures Eastern New Mexico University is displaying four new and valuable works of art on campus in the Roosevelt County Museum and Golden Library. Three of the works, “Penitente Good Friday,” “Acoma” and “Christmas Eve-Taos Pueblo,” were etched by famous California-born painter, Glen […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 10

All times MDT La Cueva 41, Clovis 21 Texico 12, Portales 6 Fort Sumner 41, Capitan 13 Melrose 56, Foothill 6 Clovis Christian 48, Elida 0 Dora 25, Vaughn 12 Tucumcari 43, West Las Vegas 6 San Jon 51, House/Grady 6 Texas Farwell 41, Gruver 0 Bovina 42, Panhandle 6 Muleshoe 49, Andrews 19

Coach Roanhaus wins 300th

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Clovis head coach Eric Roanhaus sends in a play with senior wide receiver Corbin Best in Friday’s game against Alamogordo. Clovis beat Alamogordo 40-0 for Roanhaus’ 300th win. Kevin Wilson Cannon blasts filled the air, as they have so often on Clovis Friday nights, and the fireworks lighted the night […]

Friday morning briefing: Tax free weekend, weed search and sign of the times

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Tax free reminder Parents take note: Today is the first day of tax free weekend. No taxes on school supplies and assorted other delightful items. Here’s a link: http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/Individuals/Pages/Tax-Holiday.aspx Weed patrol Seems like the weeds are taking over Clovis. Where are the tallest weeds […]

Clovis business licenses — July

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of July: • Moe’s General Maintenance and Plumbing Inc. Type: Plumbing Owner: Mauricio Urioste Location: 2105 E. Brady Ave.

Americans embracing entitlement

I travel a lot. I have crossed the USA about 25 times by car and have also done a good deal of driving in Europe — France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and so on. Some time ago I noticed something that one might wish to explore more systematically than just relying on one’s personal observation. This […]

I would rather not be nudged

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine ran what amounts to a puff piece about Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s longtime friend, former colleague, and current regulation czar. It was penned by Benjamin Wallace-Wells, who is identified as “a contributing writer for the magazine and a […]

Miranda rights worth defending

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer How many times does Lucy get to pull the football away? For the umpteenth time, Sen. Joe Lieberman is proposing something that’s ridiculously harmful to our way of life, and Democrats are open to compromising with him because he’s with them on everything except the war (and other things […]

First person: Texico writer wins award

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kimberly Fried of Texico, who writes under the name Devyn Quinn, has been writing off and on for 20 years. Kimberly Fried of Texico, 44, was the Romantic Times 2009 Reviewers’ Choice award for her paranormal erotic romance novel “Possession”. She writes under the name Devyn Quinn. Paranormal what?: Paranormal […]

Freedom Communications could not overcome family, times

By Mary Ann Milbourne: Freedom News Service Editor’s note: Freedom Communications announced Friday it has emerged from bankruptcy. Freedom is the owner of Freedom New Mexico, including the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. They could have been millionaires, many times over, in 1985 when a million dollars meant something. But 25 […]

Dandelion wine and changing times

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist The front yard is full of dandelions, a riot of deep green. The dandelions make the front yard look so lush and they’re getting bigger. I reckon I’m going to have to break out the lawn mower, and it isn’t even April. They made me remember something I read long […]