1-30 ENMU/Angelo State basketball capsules

CNJ staff Men Angelo State (11-8, 3-2 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (7-11, 2-2), 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: ENMU has been off since last Saturday when it lost at home to 11th-ranked Midwestern State 66-59. The Rams, meantime, are coming off an 84-78 victory over West Texas […]

Press release: Parent meeting canceled

Clovis Municipal Schools Lincoln-Jackson Family Center Family Leadership Institute

Tucumcari fires police chief

Freedom New Mexico The City of Tucumcari has fired Police Chief Roger Hatcher, according to a press release. Hatcher said Friday he received a letter from City Manager Bobbye Rose on Monday informing him of the decision. Hatcher was on paid administrative since Jan. 15. Hatcher would only discuss one of the reasons for termination […]

Police say stay in one more day

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A car stuck on the side of Sycamore Street and abandonded is just some of the aftermath of Thursday’s storm. The city streets were quiet Friday morning except for a front end loader here and there or an occasional city truck. And Police Chief Steve Sanders said that’s a good […]

Gremlin resides in my computer

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist A gremlin lives in my computer. I’ve named him Elmer. We get along fine for awhile, then one day he says, “You’ve been doing really well, Glenda. Too good for my liking, so I’m gonna mess you up.” And he does. His little attacks usually are sneaky, and more irksome […]

Yes, corporations do have rights

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It has puzzled me for some time why campaign contributions are considered a First Amendment constitutional issue. If I write a check to some candidate, I am not talking, writing an essay, carrying some poster in a parade or anything that could be construed as speech or writing, […]

Weather could delay deliveries

The region’s severe winter snow and ice storm could delay when your Friday morning newspaper will be delivered — by up to a day. Road conditions will dictate when our independent contractors will be able to safely deliver your Portales News-Tribune and Clovis News Journal. But Friday afternoon deliveries could occur, or Saturday if roads […]

Taxpayers footing bill for vacations

Freedom New Mexico It’s bad enough when they pass laws to tell you how to live your life. It’s worse when they tax you to make it harder to live your life. But when the members of Congress run up a tab at your expense for their global, jet-setting junkets on top of it all, […]

Panel snuffs tobacco tax hike bill

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican A bill to raise money for education by boosting state cigarette taxes by $1 a pack went up in smoke Thursday when a legislative committee voted unanimously against the idea. The House Business and Industry Committee voted to table House Bill 35, sponsored by state Rep. Brian […]

Bill seeks more scrutiny over state contracts

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Records show that a contract between the State Investment Office and an international law firm has been amended six times since 2005, boosting the original $30,000 cost to $5.8 million. The deal — which among other things calls for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP to create […]

Bingaman: New Mexico fire departments to benefit from federal funds

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that eight New Mexico Fire departments will benefit from $584,918 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. With the exception of the Velarde Valley, the following New Mexico Fire Departments will receive funding for operations and safety programs […]

Press Release: Farmers’ Electric Cooperative working through the night

Member Services Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Re: Power Outages Accumulated ice and winds caused outages in and around the Clovis area within Farmers’ Electric Cooperative’s (FEC) service area. Members reported the first outages at approximately 6:00 a.m. Thursday. FEC crews responding to the outages reported several poles down and numerous broken cross-arms and insulators.

Friday morning briefing: Weather and phony baseball stories

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Weather Right off the top today because of the storm: Winter Storm Warning in effect until 11 a.m. Today — Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower to mid 30s. Northwest […]

Outages keep workers busy

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy power crews spent Thursday working to restore power across eastern New Mexico and west Texas. “There were a few scattered outages early on, but they were really limited,” said Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry. “The power company has been right there on the spot to take […]

Friday school closures

First person: Parks director looking ahead

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rob Carter is leaving Clovis after nine years of working as the director of the parks and recreation department. Rob Carter is leaving Clovis after nine years of working as the director of the parks and recreation department. He said he was glad the department grew during his time and […]

Muleshoe students sent home after snow, power outage

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Muleshoe school did the normal checks for inclement weather, and reasoned Thursday morning would be just rain, and not enough to cancel school. That was before the wind and snow picked up, and the power went out. Kids dropped off at the district’s four campuses soon had to be […]

1-29 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 a.m. Jan. 14 an officer responded to a residence in the 3400 block of Gidding Street for a report of a domestic dispute in progress. A caller told dispatch screaming and banging could be heard coming from the neighbor’s residence. […]

God holds sway over elements of nature humans are helpless against

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Yesterday was a terrible day. The wind was blowing — some reports up to 50 miles an hour. I visited one school here in Clovis on Friday. The dust had blown in the closed door. The hall in front of the door was filled with dust. Relatives in California and […]

1-29 Religion calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400