Business feature: Pizza chain adds Portales location

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PNT Photo: Argen Duncan Lance Coiner of Cox Refrigeration and Electric Inc. works in the space earmarked for a Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza store on Avenue C. The owners of the store in Clovis expect to expand to Portales and open in coming weeks. By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The story is getting a […]

ENMU hires seventh softball coach

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University turned to the Midwest for the seventh softball coach in the program’s history. Lauren Sigwing will leave Fort Scott Community College in Kansas to take over the Division II Zias, according to a Monday release from the university. She replaces Amber Daniel, who went 78-78 in two full […]

Tucumcari man sought for domestic violence offense

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Moses Earl Ingram, 31, led police on a chase through the city and fled on foot after crashing a stolen vehicle, police said. Freedom New Mexico Quay County police are seeking a Tucumcari man they say fled police investigating a domestic violence call Friday night. According to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department, […]

Scriptures, like poetry, requires reading into symbolism

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Down here in Texas we tell Aggie jokes. Up around Minnesota, the Norwegians tell “Olie & Lena” jokes instead. In a recent “News from Lake Wobegon” segment, storyteller Garrison Keillor managed to incorporate a few of those. One caught the attention of the grandfather under my hat. As the […]

7-26 Bankruptcies

The following bankruptcies were filed this week in Roswell: • Jerry Lynn Guss and Jerri Ann Guss, Chapter 7, filed date: 7/10/2009, Roosevelt County• Robert J. Denney and Libby K. Denney, Chapter 7, filed date: 7/17/2009, Curry County• Nancy Karen Krisher, Chapter 13, filed date: 7/17/2009, Curry County• Lea Ann Allen and James Edward Allen, […]

American 9-10s stay alive at state

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis American All-Stars stayed alive in state 9-10 Little League competition Saturday, using two big innings to turn back Taos 12-7 in a losers bracket game. American, which lost to Carlsbad Shorthorn 6-4 on Friday, erased a 4-2 deficit with a five-run third, then pulled away with four […]

Timeliness fell by the wayside

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I honestly can’t remember it ever happening to me in my adult life until this past week. I confess, I overslept on a workday. After some 35 years of getting to work on time — if not a little bit early — I blew it by a little better than […]

Health revamp begins with office cleanup

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama has appointed a worthy, even inspirational woman to be the country’s next surgeon general. Dr. Regina Benjamin founded the Bayou La Batre rural health clinic to serve an Alabama fishing village of 2,500. She has a refreshingly old-fashioned approach to her work, treating any and all patients regardless of […]

7-26 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. July 12 an officer responded to the emergency room at Plains Regional Medical Center for a report of an intoxicated teen.A girl told the officer she had been at a party and called a friend to pick her up […]

Talks under way to build nature trail at Goodwin Lake

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Goodwin Lake was named for longtime planning and zoning committee member Betty Jane Goodwin. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Justin Howalt was asked why Goodwin Lake was an ideal spot for a nature trail, he let a laugh slip out.And then Clovis’ city engineer said, “You haven’t been there, have you?”Clovis city officials, […]

Feelings mixed on hospital records switch

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Local health care providers are eyeing a federal mandate to have all U.S. hospitals and medical practices using a unified system of electronic medical records by 2017.And some are happier about it than others.The electronic medical records are part of the Obama administration’s health care reform and the first […]

Festival on the border

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Christian Barrett, 8, dressed up as a cowboy to fit the Honoring the Pioneer bike contest theme for Saturday’s Border Town Days parade. Jana Barrett said her son enjoys dressing up and playing a character. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For Farwell native Troy Christian, Border Town Days is […]

Roosevelt 11-12 All-Stars win

CNJ staff SANTA FE — Josh Jimenez pitched a five-inning complete game and also hit a three-run homer Friday to help Roosevelt County beat Gallup 11-1 in a first-round game of state 11-12 Little League competition. Jimenez struck out eight batters while going 3-for-4 at the plate with a single, a double and his home […]

Clovis man faces felony child abuse charges

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man is in jail after attacking a teen he said threw something at his vehicle Thursday night, police said. Police found Freddy Sanchez hiding in a dumpster a few blocks from where witnesses said he climbed into a vehicle and struck the teen, police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Sanchez is […]

Trip turns sickly

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I’m writing this column from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago – actually from the attending physician’s personal laptop. Now, if that’s not superb patient care, I don’t know what is. The question you may be asking is why am I in a hospital in Chicago? Let me start from the […]

WWII veteran made musical impact

By Don McAlavy: Local sport In 1991 Bruce DeFoor, teacher-artist, at CCC, wrote the following words: “Norris McPherson,’Big Mac,’ has long ago attained legendary stature as one of the greatest musicians in Clovis history, a former employee of the Clovis school system, he retired in 1987 with a life threatening illness, still today his jazz […]

Portales historian honored

By Ruth Burns: FNM correspondent Rose Powers White has been chosen to be honored by a historic marker for her tireless dedication to preserving the history of the early days on the plains of Eastern New Mexico. Rosalie Pierce Powers was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1894 to Neville and Stephen Powers. She […]

Harsher penalities needed for child abusers

By Clyde Davis “They cry in the dark, so you can’t see their tears They hide in the light, so you can’t see their fears Forgive and forget, all the while Love and pain become one and the same In the eyes of a wounded child” {Benetar/Geraldo, “Hell is for Children”} Pat Benetar, Susan Vega, […]

Local car dealers sign up for federal trade-in program

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico New car dealers in Clovis and Portales spent a little time on Friday trying to register their businesses to be part of the federal government-sponsored Car Allowance Rebate System, formerly Cash for Clunkers, program. How much customers or the dealerships themselves will benefit from the $1 billion nationwide program, […]

Couple looking to part with windmill collection

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Bill Dalley looks over a guest book stationed near the windmills on his property in Portales. Visitors from across the U.S. as well as some from Germany, Brazil and Australia have stopped in to take in the 85 antique windmills. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Some collections, like stamps […]