Police: Man charged after attempting to hide drugs under overpass

CNJ staff An El Paso, Texas man was charged with felony drug distribution Friday after New Mexico State Police say he tried to stash more than 200 pounds of marijuana under an overpass on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari. State police said Henry Alan Lowe, 40, lost control of his car and slammed into a snow-covered […]

Realtors plan to text donations to Haiti in unison at meeting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Realtor Kelly Corn donates $5 to United Way from her cell phone to help earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Everybody’s doing it. And this time, it’s a good thing. The Clovis Board of Realtors plans to join in by texting in unison Tuesday […]

DA considering run for attorney general

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer District Attorney Matt Chandler says he plans to decide this week if he will be a candidate for New Mexico Attorney General. Chandler, 34, a Republican in his second term as the 9th Judicial District Attorney, said he is going over the decision with his family. “Over the past […]

Girl Scout cookie presales hit ground running

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MCT photo The Girl Scouts will be selling favorites such as Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils and Samoas. By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico The middle of January means one thing to most cookie lovers. It is time to get their hands on some Girl Scout Cookies. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails have […]

Baby central: PRMC provides area’s lone obstetrics department

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nurse Kaylynn Fahsholtz finishes paperwork for a patient in the labor and delivery department at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Plains Regional Medical Center has a unique distinction among the hospitals that dot eastern New Mexico and neighboring West Texas towns — they are the […]

Bingaman reacts to President Obama’s State of the Union address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman said President Obama’s State of the Union address laid out an ambitious agenda to bolster the economy in the short and long term — creating jobs, reining in health care costs and expanding educational opportunities. Bingaman also applauded the president’s call for the creation of a task force aimed […]

Rep. Lujan’s Statement on the State of the Union

Washington, DC – Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Clovis High student invited to State of the Union address

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Courtesy photo Jennifer Landry, from left to right, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., Darren Kelly and Randy Miller in front of the capitol building. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis High School student was chosen out of 212 students to attend the State of the Union Address. Randy Miller, who was in […]

Judge delays decision in Isler hearing

Freedom New Mexico As of Friday there was no decision by a federal judge contemplating the status of Clovis High School’s varsity boy’s basketball coach J.D. Isler. At a hearing Wednesday in Santa Fe, U.S. District Judge Martha Vazquez said she might render a decision as early as Friday on Isler’s temporary restraining order. Isler […]

Snow settles down

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Brandon Jackson decided to put his tractor to good use Friday by helping friends and neighbors clear their driveways on Rosewood Drive. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Life started returning to normal across eastern New Mexico Friday as residents began digging out from a vicious winter storm that shut […]