Trip turns sickly

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I’m writing this column from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago – actually from the attending physician’s personal laptop. Now, if that’s not superb patient care, I don’t know what is. The question you may be asking is why am I in a hospital in Chicago? Let me start from the […]

Shakedown turns up illegal items

Freedom New Mexico Homemade knives, a “hoard” of prescription drugs, marijuana and tattooing equipment were among items found in a shakedown at the Curry County Adult Detention Center Friday morning, according to county officials. Detention officers joined with members of the Curry County Sheriff’s office in what was described as a “major shakedown” of the […]

Loan concerns authority member

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Money has been tight and it’s going to be tighter in the short term for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. At its monthly meeting Wednesday in Portales, the authority voted to rescind acceptance of two grant-loan agreements with New Mexico’s Water Trust Board, totaling $3.52 million. The […]

Central Oklahoma turns back ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University coach Phil Clabaugh counsels freshman Kevin Thompson, left, and sophomore Ethan Wagner during a break in Saturday’s first game against Central Oklahoma at Greyhound Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Catcher Miguel Moctezuma and center fielder Dean McIntyre combined to go 12-for-21 at the top of Central […]

Angelo State turns back Zias in series opener

CNJ staff PORTALES — Angelo State’s Kari Galm scattered eight hits and shortstop Macy Baker homered, leading the Rambelles to a 4-1 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Zia Softball Field. Galm (10-1) lost her bid for a shutout in the bottom of the sixth when ENMU’s Haley Hays […]

Officials look to solve intersection congestion

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A new median on North Prince Street from 21st Street to Commerce Way prevents illegal left turns from businesses. Clovis Public Works Director Harry Wang said city officials are considering ways to alleviate congestion. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A new Prince Street median built to eliminate illegal left-hand […]

Local Roundup: Prince Street contruction begins

By CNJ Staff Construction of a median divider on Prince Street between Commerce Way and 21st Street will begin at 6 a.m. today, according to a state Department of Transportation press release. Prince Street traffic will be restricted to the outside lane in each direction during the construction, the release said. Left turns will also […]

God absolutely loves ordinary people

By Curtis K. Shelburne Somewhere in his fine book, “Franklin and Winston,” Jon Meacham quotes a friend and colleague of Winston Churchill as commenting, “Winston was not a sinner, but he liked the company of sinners.” Don’t worry. I’m not questioning the time-tested wisdom: “Evil companions ruin good morals.” Like most parents, I’ve given some […]