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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 […]

Child predators can lurk anywhere

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I try not to judge someone when

April 24 -April 30 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Breaded or baked fish Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Baked chicken or salisbury steak Wednesday: Carved roast beef or glazed ham Thursday: Fried chicken or smoked kielbasa Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak The End Zone 11 a.m.: […]

April 24 -April 26 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Coraline, PG Saturday 4 p.m. — Coraline, PG 7 p.m. — Duplicity, PG-13 Sunday 4 p.m. — Duplicity, PG-13 7 p.m. — Coraline, PG

Police investigating vehicle rollover

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Freedom New Mexico Police are investigating a one-vehicle rollover Thursday night. Police responded to the crash around 11:30 p.m. Clovis police Sgt. Roman Romero said an F-150 truck was involved in a chase with an unknown vehicle before it flipped over. The truck was heading eastbound on 6th street when […]

Kites color skies over Cannon

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Cannon Connections photo: Heather Bumguardner William Epperson and his family just arrived in New Mexico and took a day to enjoy kite flying, games and food. In the spring winds, professional kite flyers, games and more helped get things off the ground at Cannon Air Force Base’s sixth annual Kite Karnival on April 18 at […]

Panjshir PRT unites airmen, soldiers

By Staff Sgt. Zachary Wilson: AFCENT Combat Camera Team FORWARD OPERATING BASE LION, Afghanistan — A team of nearly 80 individuals, including 25 airmen and 12 soldiers, come together to perform a critical mission in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Province. All of the servicemembers come from different walks of life, but now come together to help the […]

April 24 Commander's Action Line

Are the trailers near Ute Lake still run by the base and available for use by people from Cannon? Thank you for the inquiry on the trailers you recall being at Ute Lake. Unfortunately those trailers are no longer available. The base outdoor recreation office has several trailers that can be rented and towed up […]

ENMU baseball capsule

CNJ staff West Texas A&M at ENMU When: Lone Star Conference doubleheaders at 4 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Greyhound Field, Portales Records: West Texas A&M 19-30 (12-26 LSC), ENMU 25-25 (20-20). Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 for all four games. Last meeting: ENMU swept a four-game series from the Buffaloes at Canyon, Texas, to […]