American Legion Post 25 delivers Thanksgiving meals

karxz8-1123turkeygiveaway2.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte American Legion Post 25 member Tom Creehan was one of the 28 volunteers who prepared and delivered Thanksgiving dinners to needy residents. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Chris Franklin typically spends his Saturdays working out and lifting weights. This Saturday the Clovis High junior did some lifting, but instead […]

Analysis: Freedom movement far from dead

By Alan W. Block: The Orange County Register It’s almost enough to make you wonder whether the cause of individual liberty is lost. Shortly after the financial crisis hit, Jacob Weisberg, editor in chief of the online magazine Slate, wrote an article with the headline “Libertarianism is dead.” The burden of the piece was that, […]

County officials: Improving current jail facility best option

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County may need a new jail, but it would cost $20 million and county officials say the best approach for now is to improve the facility that opened in 1993. An August assessment of the Curry County Adult Detention Center identified multiple security issues that included staffing shortages, […]

Jail assessment lists multiple deficiencies

kark1x-1123currycountyadultd.jpg

CNJ file photo The Curry County jail has numerous security concerns — including too few detention officers and an “abysmal physical plant design” — according to a security risk assessment conducted by the New Mexico Association of Counties. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Structural deficiencies, outdated policies and procedures and staffing issues are among […]

County Manager Pyle discusses jail assessment

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle answered questions regarding the future of the jail and possible options for correcting deficiencies identified through an assessment dated Sept. 1. The assessment was conducted by a detention expert with the New Mexico Association of Counties. The interview was conducted via e-mail. It has been edited for clarity and grammar. […]

Commissioner Hulder discusses jail assessment

Curry County Commissioner Pete Hulder answered questions regarding the future of the jail and possible options for correcting deficiencies identified through an assessment dated Sept. 1. The assessment was conducted by a detention expert with the New Mexico Association of Counties. The interview was conducted via e-mail. It has been edited for clarity and grammar. […]

Editorial: Taxpayers have right to know jail findings

Freedom New Mexico Reading the Security Risk Assessment report of the Curry County Adult Detention Center, it is evident why some county officials were reluctant to release it. The findings are damning and hint, at best, at incompetence. How could elected and appointed officials have allowed such a shoddy jail to be built back in […]

Nov. 23 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Nov. 12 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Main Street for a situation check. Neighbors reported they had not seen a 51-year-old resident in several days and they could hear his television but he […]

Nov. 23 Court Dispositions, Bankruptcies

The following criminal cases were recently closed through the 9th Judicial District Court. To view individual cases, visit http://www.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/app and search by case number. Searches can also be conducted using last name, first name and by comparing the case number to the search returns. Under the “Register of Actions Activity” section of each case, activity […]

Nov. 24, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Somali pirates seized a Saudi oil tanker off Africa’s coast Monday. The piracy is rampant because Somalia has no functioning government. It usually works out fine unless housing prices in California collapse and the pirates lose their bonuses. • Saudi Arabia negotiated with pirates who seized a tanker […]

Hounds fall to Western New Mexico

CNJ staff GRANTS — Junior forward D.J. Nicholas scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds and senior guard Devin Stewart added 16 points and a career-best 10 assists Friday night as Western New Mexico notched an 87-69 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a game played at Grants H.S. The Mustangs (2-1) shot 54 […]

Zias rout UT-Permian Basin

kaq1rn-1122ziabball.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University guard Lace Clark, front, and fellow freshman Celeste Belizario try to wrestle the ball away from University of Texas-Permian Basin guard Paige Traw during the first half of Friday night’s game at Greyhound Arena.The Zia By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Linden Weese knows his Eastern […]

Five things you might not know about …

kapwh7-1122mammoth.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Matt Hillsman, curator of the Blackwater Draw Museum, said Columbian mammoths roamed the Eastern New Mexico plains up to 10,000 years ago. A model of a older bull Columbian mammoth was built by students in the 1960’s. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Nov. 20, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Barack Obama vowed on CBS’s 60 Minutes Sunday he’ll lobby for a college football playoff to replace the current computerized BCS rankings. That’s how tenacious he is. The elections’s been over for two weeks and he’s still trying to carry the South. • The New York Stock Exchange […]

AP source: Richardson likely Commerce pick

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson had emerged as a likely pick as Commerce Secretary, according to officials. Richardson was a rival of Obama’s for the Democratic presidential nomination last winter. He dropped out after the early contests, though, and soon threw his support behind the eventual winner. It was not […]

Thanksgiving turkeys test patience

One spring when our mom bought baby chicks at the feed store my brother got some baby turkeys. He was about 10 years old, and this was his first money-making project.

Nov. 23, 2008

BEVERLY HILLS–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Dick Cheney was indicted in South Texas Tuesday for profiting from the abuse of prisoners at federal detention centers run by a private company. He owns stock in the prison company. It shows the trouble you get into when you invest with your heart. • Somali pirates […]

Nov. 21, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Barack Obama’s interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes Sunday drew the biggest ratings for the show in 10 years. He vowed to lobby for college football playoffs and end the BCS. They’d better do what he says, starting January 20th he has the nuclear football. • Somali pirates hijacked […]

Clovis man gets 13 years for child molestation

CNJ staff A 24-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment for child molestation, according to the district attorney’s office.Nathaniel Allen Steward pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, court records show.According to a press release from the district […]

What kind of team captain would choose us first?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Perhaps there really are some folks in this world who are almost completely unacquainted with self-doubt. I’m thinking of three possible types of folks. The first are “successful” jerks: Donald Trump types seriously in need of the humility and mercy that comes only through the blessing of some real […]