K-Bob’s Steakhouse gutted by fire

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson K-Bob’s Steakhouse was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Investigators suspect arson in a fire that destroyed a 43-year-old Clovis restaurant Wednesday morning. K-Bob’s Steakhouse on Mabry Drive was lost to the blaze by the time firefighters received a call, officials said. No one […]

Quick start sends Hounds past LCU

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Senior forward Equs Darby and sophomore guard Tralyn Harden scored 16 points each and combined to go 6-for-7 from 3-point range Tuesday night, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a 69-54 victory over previously unbeaten Lubbock Christian. Harden went 4-for-5 off the bench from long range, including three in the […]

Thursday morning briefing: Christmas on the Pecos and leftovers

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

Father Tim Kavanagh and Thanksgiving

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist I’ve been enjoying re-reading Jan Karon’s books set in Mitford, North Carolina, and centering on the life and ministry of the community’s Episcopal priest, Father Tim Kavanagh.

Animated flicks get two thumbs up

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist In the days of the double-feature movie, I was a big fan of the cartoons in between. Bugs, Daffy, Yosemite Sam and Foghorn Leghorn were what I measured good comedy against. After I grew up, I discovered the Looney Tunes gang still had a lot to offer for adults in […]

Ethics issues surface for TRICARE

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Aetna Government Health Plans of Hartford, Conn., appears to have gained an unfair advantage in competing for TRICARE’s North Region support contract, valued at $16.7 billion, by hiring a former chief of staff at TRICARE headquarters to help the company draft its winning proposal. The Government Accountability Office, auditing arm […]

China proves federal Internet regulations fail

Freedom New Mexico Why is it important to condemn government regulation of the Internet? You don’t have to look much further for an answer than China’s latest battle to preside over the “World of Warcraft” computer game. In a power struggle of galactic proportions, two bureaucratic Chinese government agencies are squabbling as to which is […]

Wednesday morning briefing: stuffing demo and Amarillo hockey

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing.

Organizations aim to draw community together with Thanksgiving dinner

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Susie Armijo, kitchen manager at Lighthouse Mission, carves one of 26 Thanksgiving turkeys Monday in preparation for Thursday’s feast at the Lighthouse. Armijo said she and her staff plan on cooking a total of 31 turkeys. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A nice, big turkey dinner is something nearly […]

Clovis Salvation Army doing without credit card machines

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Salvation Army ringers across the country are being armed with a bell, a kettle, sometimes a Santa hat and now a mobile credit card machine. Clovis Salvation Army Maj. Tammy Ray said New Mexico’s fickle weather is causing trouble for Clovis’ ringers as far as adding the machine to […]

11-25 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. Nov. 17, an officer responded to a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way for a report of a student with a weapon. A school administrator said he had received a report that a male student had a […]

Two fires extinguished Monday night

CNJ staff Two separate fires in residential structures kept Clovis firefighters moving Monday night. Just before 4:30 p.m., fire fighters were called to investigate smoke at an apartment complex at 501 Pile Street. About an hour later, the second call came in saying an unoccupied, condemned apartment complex in the area of Second and Ross […]

Press release: Free H1N1 vaccine given Dec. 3

H1N1 flu vaccine will be given free of charge on Thursday, December 3rd from 9 am to 1pm at the Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd. The vaccine is for the following groups only:

Portales police investigating homicide

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PNT Staff Photo: Argen Duncan Police officers confer at a residence on Main Street involved in a homicide Monday night. One male was killed and three others injured, according to police. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 25-year-old Portales man died of multiple stab wounds Monday night in a fight that spanned more than […]

Holiday mailing deadlines

Deadlines For Dec. 25 delivery Domestic U.S. Postal Service • Parcel Post: Dec. 16 • First Class letters, cards: Dec. 21 • Priority mail: Dec. 21 • Express mail: Dec. 23

Chase ends in crash

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The Curry County Sheriff ‘s office is investigating a pursuit that ended in a crash Monday night at State Road 209 and Curry Road 16. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Clovis police began pursuing the vehicle around 9:45 p.m. on Concord Street and the pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed north of Clovis. There were no […]

Press Release: Digital art and sculpture at ENMU

Eastern New Mexico University student Lamar (Mo) Barnes will display his bachelor’s of fine arts showcase, along with Diana Cole’s artwork, in Golden Library’s Runnels Gallery from Monday, Dec.7 through Thursday, Dec. 10. A closing reception will be held on the last day of the show from 5-7 p.m. Barnes, an animation student, will show […]

Press Release: ENMU sets holiday concert

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host its annual Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4 at the University Theatre’s Mainstage. The concert features the University Singers and the Chamber Singers, conducted by Jason Paulk and accompanied by Kayla Paulk, and the Symphonic Band, directed by Dustin Seifert and […]

Elida man wins $1.1 million in lottery

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A 71-year-old Elida man has won $1.1 million in the New Mexico Lottery. Aurbra King had the nation’s only ticket matching the winning numbers in the Nov. 18 Hot Lotto jackpot drawing, beating odds of one in almost 11 million, according to a news release from the New Mexico […]

Eleven arrested for hunting violations

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies working with New Mexico Game and Fish Department officers arrested 11 people, most for hunting violations, over the weekend, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Saturday, the agencies conducted a “deer decoy operation” in the county. During the effort, the release said, 47-year-old Ramon Sena […]