Radio forum set for Tuesday

CNJ staff Radio station KTQM-FM will broadcast a candidate forum on Tuesday for candidates in the March 4 municipal election. The forum will air at 6 p.m. The radio station will also stream the forum online. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. will host a candidate forum for mayoral […]

Ag Expo set to draw crowds, honor friend

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Chester Harth dedicated himself to agriculture and the New Mexico Ag Expo, say his friends. For that reason, this year’s event is dedicated to his memory. The Expo begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds with a brief dedication ceremony. Harth died last year after chairing […]

Smithsonian exhibit opens at ENMU

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Chocolate grenades and aprons from various decades dating back to the 1940s were just a few of the things visitors experienced at the opening ceremonies of “Key Ingredients, America By Food,” Saturday. The traveling Smithsonian Institute exhibit, currently calling Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library home, celebrates food and […]

January 2008 Obituaries list

The following people with local connections died in the month of January, according to obituaries from the Clovis News Journal: Albright, Kenneth O., 76, of Clovis, Jan. 27 Aye, Ernest R., 91, of Clovis, Jan. 27 Banister, Ralph G., 91, of Clovis, Jan. 10 Barreras, Eloisa Josephine, 71, of Clovis, Jan. 8 Barron, Rouel G., […]

Pledge writers deserve show of hands

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico It takes strong bricks to build strong buildings. It takes strong women to build a strong community. That’s what I heard Tuesday at a reception honoring the women of the Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. If that’s true, and I believe it is, […]

Always a competitor

David Lansford is stepping down as Clovis’ mayor after 12 years. We’ve been asking family and friends to share stories about him. Here’s what his brother Mark had to say: “My earliest memories of David are that he has always been a fierce competitor. It did not matter what the situation was, he wanted to […]

Independence with peace needed for Kosovo

Freedom New Mexico The controversy over the province of Kosovo formally declaring independence from Serbia on Sunday may not turn out to be as explosive as some observers think. But the move is an example of how decisions taken during emotional periods can have consequences years down the road that are not necessarily beneficial for […]

Feb. 23 – War paint

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Del Valle’s Isaac Herrera waits on third base Saturday during the Clovis Invitational Tournament at Bell Park.

Feb. 24 – Moon

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The cloud coverage gave the moon over Clovis a halo Friday night.

Going green

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Patrick Kircher, left, Roosevelt County agriculture extension agent, and Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, hang a sponsor banner on the gate of the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Friday. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico With rising energy costs, Americans are taking a harder look lately […]

Hounds struggle at home

CNJ staff PORTALES — Junior first baseman Trey Wingo slugged a three-run homer and senior right-hander Luis Estrella pitched a complete-game five-hitter as Southeastern Oklahoma beat Eastern New Mexico 7-2 in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series at Greyhound Field. Wingo’s homer, his first of the season, came with one out […]

Zias drop two games in tourney

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team got solid pitching but its offense was held in check Friday as the Zias dropped two games in pool play of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. Nebraska-Kearney, playing its season opener, got a fifth-inning home run from third baseman Cassie Keck and shutout […]

College features exhibit

Freedom New Mexico A traveling Smithsonian exhibit, exploring the connections between Americans and the food they produce, prepare and present on the table will open today at 2 p.m. at Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library in Portales. The exhibit, “Key Ingredients: America by Food” will run through April 4 and be connected with a […]

Guthals to run for county spot

CNJ staff A Clovis business owner said he plans to run in the county election. Charles Guthals, 71, said he will run for the District 5 County Commission seat. The seat is currently held by Tim Ashley, who cannot run for re-election because of term limits. Guthals said he believes his experience as a board […]

Man in hospital after house fire

CNJ staff A Clovis man was taken to the Plains Regional Medical Center on Friday night for smoke inhalation after a fire burned through his mobile home. Michael De Mmon, a resident in the Hicks Trailer Estates trailer park on 314 West 14 St., said he smelled smoke around 8 p.m. and ran out to […]

Reception slated for Clovis mayor

CNJ staff The city of Clovis is hosting a reception Wednesday honoring Mayor David Lansford, according to a city news release. The event will be held 4 p.m. at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, according to the release. Lansford, who has served as mayor since 1996, announced in November he would not […]

Feb. 22 – Drum away

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis band members Jesika Trujillo, left, and Jared Finch drum away between games Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. Both have been playing the drums for four years. Finch said he loves drumming because it’s “the greatest thing in my life.”

The mayor was a mower

David Lansford is stepping down as Clovis’ mayor after 12 years. We’ve been asking family and friends to share stories about him. Here’s what his mother, Roberta, had to say: “Our David began his first job by mowing lawns. He and his brother would ride their bikes over to Mrs. Travis’ home and together they […]

Treasurer not required to resign

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout is not required to resign after being indicted Friday on the charge of tampering with public records, according to the New Mexico Association of Counties. Though she has elected to go on administrative leave, she is still county treasurer, said Steve Kopelman, general counsel […]

County treasurer accused of tampering with public records

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout surrendered herself to law enforcement Friday afternoon after she was indicted on the charge of tampering with public records By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout was indicted Friday on the charge of tampering with public records, a fourth-degree felony, according […]