Police confiscate $205,950

Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Tucumcari police said they took $205,950 in cash for safekeeping Wednesday following a routine traffic stop near Love’s truck stop at Mountain Road and Interstate 40. A police news release reported the money was found in the trunk of a Minnesota man’s four-door sedan after the man ran a stop […]

Meals made simple

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Andrew Gilliard, 18, left, and Amanda Sandoval, 17, chop cabbage and cucumbers for a tossed green salad during a cooking class at Clovis High School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer According to one research company, 2007 was the first year on record most people spent more money “eating out” […]

Clovis holds off Hobbs

Jaden Isler hit three free throws in the final minute as Clovis held on for a 74-73 win over Hobbs on Saturday in the boys District 4-5A tournament championship game. Clovis beat Hobbs for the second time in three meetings in a matchup between the state’s top two ranked teams in 5A. As district champions, […]

Three arrested for metal theft

Freedom New Mexico Three Clovis residents were arrested this week in unrelated incidents of copper and scrap metal theft, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the arrests have helped his office gain ground in the battle against scrap metal thefts in the county. “This is helping […]

Would-be robber leaves post office empty-handed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A would-be robber left a Clovis post office Wednesday frustrated and empty-handed in an apparent case of miscommunication. According to a police report released Friday, a man approached a clerk at the post office on Gidding Street and handed her a bag, telling her to read the note inside. […]

Roosevelt County woman arrested for child abuse

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 32-year-old Roosevelt County woman Friday morning for child abuse resulting in great bodily harm, a first-degree felony, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Alicia Dean is being held in the Roosevelt County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash only bond. Dean’s 2-year-old daughter has […]

Job-seeking Melrose police chief has decision to make

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Melrose Police Chief Lee Ferguson has a decision to make — give up his candidacy for De Baca County sheriff, take a leave of absence without pay, or resign, according to village policy. And he’s decided he won’t give up his run for sheriff. “I’m still running for sheriff, […]

Natural gas prices to rise

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Public Service Company of New Mexico says gas prices will be higher in March. Customers will pay about 87.77 cents per therm, which is a unit of heating. That’s an increase of 11.4 percent over February’s price of 78.79 cents and 1.6 percent higher than the 86-cent price of a […]

Feb. 29 – Centennial cookie

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gabby Tapia, 2, enjoys a centennial cookie at a reception in honor of outgoing mayor David Lansford Wednesday.

Clovis native to work with Consumer Product Safety Commission

DOMENICI STATEMENT ON DEPARTURE OF STAFF MEMBER AUTUMN MOORE OF CLOVIS             WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today announced the departure of his staff member Autumn Moore of Clovis.             Moore, who completed an internship with Domenici’s office in the summer of 2005, has served in various capacities, including legislative correspondent and legislative […]

Governor signs property tax break for low income seniors

The Associated Press SANTA FE — More New Mexicans can qualify for a property tax break under legislation signed into law by Gov. Bill Richardson. The measures expands eligibility for a property tax valuation freeze provided to lower income New Mexicans age 65 and older. Currently, those with a modified gross income of $18,000 — […]

Candidates make last pitch

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Clovis/Curry County Chamber and Clovis Industrial Development Corp. sponsored a pancake breakfast and the final candidate forum before March 4 municipal election Wednesday at the Clovis Civic Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer In their final public forum before the March 4 municipal election, Clovis mayor candidates discussed […]

Commission candidates talk water, retail

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer In a light-hearted dig, Rosalie Riley gave fellow city commissioner candidate Robert Sandoval a Target T-shirt during Thursday’s candidate forum at the Clovis Civic Center. “My biggest mandate from my constituents has been: See if you can get a Target store,” Sandoval said. On a more serious note, City […]

Officials: Zoning rule may be needed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A nuisance ordinance would be hard to enforce efficiently without a zoning ordinance county officials said. Curry County Attorney Stephen Doerr presented a rough draft of a nuisance ordinance Thursday during a Land Use Committee meeting. Committee chairman and County Commissioner Tim Ashley said nuisance complaints from county residents […]

First person: A man of action

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mario Cabrera is involved in student government at ENMU, a past president of his fraternity, and has been to Santa Fe to lobby for university causes. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University student body president Mario Cabrera is dressed casually in a button-up shirt and jeans. […]

2-29-08 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 21 through Wednesday: • Matthew James Brigham, 27, to Jennifer Marie Marney, 26, both of Clovis • Thomas Howard Cunningham Jr., 26, of Clovis, to Brooke Nichole Gallaugher, 25, of Frankfort, Ohio. • Carlos Anthony Encinias, 17, to Ashley Marie Crystal Cordova, 16, both […]

Area Methodists feed students’ souls, stomachs

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham Marynell Urban, from left, and Mary Forester from First United Methodist Church in Clovis serve homemade chicken, rice and green beans Wednesday to Eastern New Mexico University students Patrick Newman, center, and Michael McCord. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico For 20-year-old Liang Qing, who came to Portales from the […]

Life full of sometimes dangerous twists, turns

By Judy Brandon Have you ever taken some common event in your life for granted? I have and a particular road trip showed me that sometimes we do not reach our destination and life changes drastically in the process. This eye-opening experience came for me when some years ago when Annie, Buffy, Mother and I […]

2-29-08 Religion digest

Conference set for March 8 The “Free Indeed and Power” Word and Power Conference is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 in the Master’s Center Conference Room at 21st and Prince streets. Special speaker will be Sherri Wilson. Registration is free but required by Monday so that organizers will know how many […]

‘I hope they remember that I cared’

David Lansford, Clovis’ mayor the past 12 years, is stepping down next week. We have an in-depth feature scheduled for Sunday’s paper. In a two-hour interview this week, Lansford talked about highlights, and lowlights, in his career as a public servant. How would he like Clovis residents to remember him? “I hope they’ll remember that […]