Man accused in nose biting arrested

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Joey Maes By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 35-year-old Clovis man was arrested Sunday, charged with biting another man’s nose when he crashed a barbecue last week. Joey Maes is being held on $55,000 bond on aggravated burglary and three counts of aggravated battery, according to jail officials. Maes was attending a family barbecue […]

Supreme Court correct to limit car searches

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court, ruling last week in Arizona v. Gant, limited the circumstances under which police may search a car after arresting the driver. The decision, by an unusual majority consisting of Justices Stevens, Ginsburg, Souter, Scalia and Thomas, is a welcome reversal of a recent trend in court decisions that […]

Helton chosen as next Greyhound basketball coach

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Andrew Helton will be the next men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Andrew Helton has been named the 11th coach in the history of men’s basketball at Eastern New Mexico University. Currently an assistant at Division-I South Alabama, Helton will be introduced in a 9 a.m. Tuesday […]

ENMU introduces new men’s basketball coach

PORTALES–Steven Gamble, president of Eastern New Mexico University, has announced the selection of Andrew Helton as the new ENMU men’s basketball coach. With his selection, he becomes the 11th coach in the 73-year history of the program. Helton will be introduced at a press conference at 9 a.m. (MT) on Tuesday, April 28, in Greyhound […]

Singer’s courage inspiring

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist I have a new hero. Her name is Susan Boyle and I love her. Even worse, like a middle school girl enamored with her idol, I want to be just like Susan Boyle, maybe with a different haircut or plucked eyebrows, but nonetheless I emulate her fearlessness, strength and confidence. […]

Echoes from the old cafes in Clovis . . .

By Don McAlvy: CNJ Columnist Every once in a while I want to go back to the old days. The old days of Clovis that some of you might recall. If you were around in the early 1940s and were hungry, and you didn’t catch a bite to eat with Louie, then you had a […]

Hounds clinch berth in LSC tourney

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CNJ correspondent: Heather Bumguardner ENMU’s Jereme Johnson is safe at second due to a dropped ball during the first game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference doubleheader at Greyhound Field. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Clayton Young went to high school in Canyon, Texas. He considered playing for the hometown Buffaloes, but decided […]

Reid tied for third in tournament

CNJ staff PROVO, Utah — Senior Travis Reid is in a tie for third after two rounds, leading the New Mexico State men’s golf team to fourth after two rounds of the at the PING Cougar Classic in Provo, Utah. The Aggies have a team score of 571, five-under part, at Riverside Country Club. The […]

ENMU’s defense sparkles

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson ENMU running back Arvin Jackson tries to beat linebacker Rashad McCalister to the sideline on a slant route in the second half of Saturday’s Green-Silver scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer BLACKWATER DRAW — As the saying goes, defense wins championships. For Eastern New Mexico University, […]

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April 26 Letters to the Editor

Freedom New Mexico Defending U.S. journalist hypocrisy Your April 17 editorial regarding the unjust detention of reporter Roxana Saberi in Iran certainly stirred strong feelings. “Snatching U.S. citizens from the streets and filing bogus charges against them” is infuriating.Then I realized that my country has been engaged in similar behavior for the past eight years […]

Cramdown would slow housing recovery

Freedom New Mexico As the ineffable H.L. Mencken once put it, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” An example now working its way through the Senate is the proposal, embraced by President Barack Obama and passed (in a worse version) by the House to allow bankruptcy judges […]

Hotel proposal raises hopes

Steve DeLeon is getting set for his 10th anniversary of owning his Sports Angle shop on Main Street. He’s hopeful that Thursday night was a great anniversary present. Count DeLeon among those excited about the possibility of the Hotel Clovis, a few blocks south of DeLeon’s sports collectible business, being converted into an apartment complex. […]

April 26 Bankruptcies

The following bankruptcies were compiled from April 15 through April 23: • Thomas G. Salas and Delores D. Salas, Chapter 7, file date: 4/15/2009, Roosevelt County • Alfred Ernest Sloniker and Linda Diane Sloniker, Chapter 7, file date: 4/15/2009, Curry County • Kenneth Earl Akens, Chapter 7, file date: 4/17/2009, Curry County • Rosario Enrique […]

Dog goes to court without attorney

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson After his dog, Kujo, was denied a court-appointed attorney, Dale Mattingly says he doesn’t know the law and fears he can’t adequately defend Kujo in a courtroom. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Dale Mattingly believes his dog Kujo is entitled to a court-appointed lawyer to defend his interests. Kujo […]

DA’s office hosting breakfast

Freedom New Mexico The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office is hosting its annual community breakfast Monday as part of National Crime Victim’s Rights Week. Chuck Schoville, a career law enforcement official and son of a murder victim is the guest speaker. He’ll talk

Bracing for growth

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Dr. Arnold Etkins fills out paperwork in the Roosevelt General Hospital emergency room. Planners believe Curry and Roosevelt County hospitals have the capacity to handle expected the population growth from Cannon Air Force Base. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties are well positioned […]

ENMU athletic director search narrowed to four

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has narrowed its athletic director search to four finalists, according to a university press release. Mike Maguire, who served as ENMU’s athletic director for seven years, will be reassigned to a teaching and fundraising position after seven years at the AD post. University president Steven Gamble said the […]

Hounds still on postseason bubble with split

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson West Texas A&M catcher Kevin Els lays down the tag on a sliding Seth Clabaugh in the fourth inning of the opener in Friday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds claimed a 5-4 win in the game. CNJ staff A split with West Texas A&M has Eastern New Mexico University […]

$17 Million for DWI enforcement

STATE OF NEW MEXICODEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIONOFFICE OF THE SECRETARYBATAAN MEMORIAL BUILDING, SUITE 180 SANTA FE, NM 87501(505) 827-4985 FAX (505) 827-4984BILL RICHARDSON KATHERINE MILLERGOVERNOR CABINET SECRETARYFor Immediate ReleaseApril 24, 2009Contact: Nicole Gillespie, 827-3881DWI GRANT COUNCIL DISTRIBUTES $17 MILLIONTO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR DWIPREVENTION AND ENFORCEMENT EFFORTSSANTA FE – The Department of Finance and Administration […]