Comments sought on proposed changes to deer license application process

SANTA FE — The Department of Game and Fish is asking for public comments about proposals to change the way hunters apply for deer licenses. The State Game Commission will consider the proposals at its Sept. 24 meeting in Las Cruces. The proposals include simplifying the deer licensing process by eliminating the current deer hunting […]

Dominoes championships draw contestants to Texico

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Faye Keener of Portales grabs the dominoes to shuffle with a smile after she and her teammate Beverly Winn won a game of 42 during Friday’s warm-up for Saturday’s tournament at the Texico Senior Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Plenty of versions of dominoes may exist around the […]

Letter proves true Clovis man site discoverer

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Lois Leslie, formerly from Melrose, now living in Clovis, has asked me to kick-up the tourist business in Clovis by way of telling more drama about the Clovis Man Site that was found in Blackwater Draw in 1929, by Ridge Whiteman of Portales and Clovis, the father of my wife, […]

Showing vulnerability bonds people

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I did something that’s fairly out of character for me while I was at a conference last week. This is the last time I write about this conference, next week I’m moving on to why a girl needs to learn about her car anti lock breaking system so that the […]

County fairs showcase local culture

By Clyde Davis: Loval columnist “There’s a full moon in the western sky, and magic in the air Ain’t nothing I know of to make you fall in love like a Night at the county fair” As with so many pieces of everyday life and its wonders, the words of the late and great Chris […]

Texico, Fort Sumner schools receive capital outlay money

Freedom New Mexico Texico and Fort Sumner Municipal School districts were awarded money from the Public School Capital Outlay Council Thursday, according to a news release. Texico will get $3.8 million in state funds to renovate its schools and Fort Sumner will receive $5.6 million in state funds to renovate the middle and elementary schools. […]

Reaper squadron activates at Cannon

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Lt. Col. Michael Bruzzini addresses the 33rd Special Operations Squadron, activated Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. The squadron operates the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned support aircraft. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s time, Lt. Col. Michael Bruzzini said, for America’s enemies to fear the Reaper. At 1:33 p.m. Friday […]

New Mexico House delegation announces new GI bill benefits to take effect tomorrow

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Press release: Citizen’s police academy new class

The Clovis Police Department, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, and New Mexico State Police, is conducting the 12th Session of the Citizens Police Academy.

Religion digest: Church hosting book sale

St. James’ Episcopal Church is hosting a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church at 1117 N. Main. Martha Fuller with the church said proceeds from the event will benefit missions and outreach projects. The sale will include gently used books, DVDs, and CDs. The Women of St. James’ will […]

State official lauds Sunland expansion

Freedom New Mexico The chief of New Mexico’s Economic Development Department hailed the expansion of Sunland Inc. peanuts as a model for other cities across the state. Fred Mondragon’s remarks came Thursday while in Portales for a tour of the peanut processing plant and Eastern New Mexico University. Mondragon is secretary of the state economic […]

TV can’t compare to country living

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist I was in high school when I saw television for the first time. Some friends who lived in town had one. They bought a green plastic cover they taped over the screen to make the “snow” seem not so bad. Our family wasn’t impressed, but everyone else thought it was […]

Individualism root of revolution

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist The idea that sound revolutions rest on the past may appear to be an oxymoron, but it isn’t. The seeds of a sound revolution do not come out of a vacuum. Although the American Founders did upend the previous practice of entrusting countries into the hands of monarchs, czars and […]

Scaled-back health care bill likely

Freedom New Mexico The past few weeks, as Slate.com writer Christopher Beam has put it, “have amounted to a long, cold shower for Democratic health care proposals.” First came the report from Douglas Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office, which showed that all the current Democratic proposals being considered in various committees not only […]

Cannon medics return from aid work

Freedom New Mexico Five Cannon Air Force Base medics are being welcomed back from their humanitarian deployment on the USNS Comfort with a gathering at the base clinic 9:30 a.m. Monday. The Airmen, assigned to the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, were deployed in a joint services environment on the USNS Comfort. The primary mission […]

First person: Livestock auction owner appointed to livestock marketing board

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Charlie Rogers was appointed to the Livestock Marketing Association. He has been with the Clovis Livestock Auction for 22 years. By Liliana Castillo Charlie Rogers of Clovis was elected this year to a two-year term on the the Livestock Marketing Association board. Rogers has been with the Clovis Livestock […]

Area under severe thunderstorm watch

Curry, Roosevelt, De Baca and Quay counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. (MDT) Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

Church mixes music, ministry

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sophia Witte, director of music at First United Methodist Church, will be leading the choir at the first music camp hosted by the church. The camp runs Monday through Friday and children can sign up by calling or stopping by the church today. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer First […]

ENMU hires new dean

PORTALES – Eastern New Mexico University has chosen Joseph Kline of Savannah College of Art and Design as the new dean of the College of Fine Arts on the Portales campus. Kline will officially begin September 14 of the fall semester. Kline is enthusiastic about his new position at ENMU. “I was looking for a […]

A view from under the pew: cobra fight in the pews

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist cobra fight in the pews