a view from under the pew: amos slips in the snow

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State police close I-40

Freedom New Mexico Road closures and tough driving conditions from a fierce winter storm Thursday were taking a toll on Tucumcari hotels. Hotels were 50 percent full as of 2 p.m., according to Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Cherry also said no emergency shelters have been set up yet. “We are not seeing that much […]

High school sports cancellations

With classes canceled and New Mexico roads difficult to traverse, local school sports events scheduled for Thursday are cancelled.Local games cancelled include a game between Roswell and Clovis’ girls, and a doubleheader with Springer and Clovis Christian.Clovis girls coach Jeff Reed said there will be a “wait and see” approach for Friday’s home game against […]

Snow closes schools, government agencies

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bruce Nguyen, owner of USA Nails, shovels off the walkway to the salon on Prince Street Thursday as high winds and snow from a fierce winter storm continue pelting eastern New Mexico. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A wintry mix of freezing rain, high winds and fast falling snow […]

Thursday school cancellations

The following are closed Thursday due to the winter storm: Closed: Clovis Christian Schools Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Community College (day & evening classes) Dora Schools Elida Schools Farwell Schools Floyd Schools House Schools Logan Schools Mesalands Community College Portales Municipal Schools San Jon Schools Eastern New Mexico University — classes resume Friday.

Classic car nostalgia draws me in

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I love to look at classic and antique cars and street rods. I’ve never made the commitment to love one, however. For the last few nights I’ve been watching Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction on SPEED and the cars and the prices they command boggle my mind. Yeah, it’s the same auction […]

Court ruling paves way for freedom

Freedom New Mexico In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, commonly known as the “Hillary movie” case, the U.S. Supreme Court finally vindicated a proper understanding of the First Amendment, which provides that “Congress shall make no law” restricting freedom of speech. One might ask what part of “no law” do you not understand, but […]

State of the Union text

Text of President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union speech, as prepared for delivery on Wednesday and provided by the White House.

Judge to make Isler decision by Friday

CNJ staff A federal judge is expected to decide later this week if J.D. Isler can continue coaching the Clovis Wildcat boys varsity basketball team. A hearing at U.S. District Court in Albuquerque Wednesday lasted more than six hours and the judge announced she hoped to reach a decision by Friday, according to Clovis senior […]

Area bracing for winter storm

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico was bracing for a winter storm that could dump up to seven inches of snow and glaze streets and roads over with sleet. City and county school officials will be keeping an eye on things to see if schools need to be canceled or delayed as […]

Thursday morning briefing: An eye for local baseball and free eBooks

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. The old ball game The Clovis Baseball Umpires Group needs help to umpire local high school baseball.

Obama declares ’I don’t quit’ in State of Union

By Jennifer Loven: The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he gets it, he knows America is not happy. “I campaigned on the promise of change, ’change we can believe in,’ the slogan went,” he said Wednesday night in his first State of the Union address. “And right now, I know there […]

Commissioners ask for more transparency on investments

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Asking for more transparency and concluding their communication problems lie with Treasurer Bernice Baker, Curry County commissioners seemed satisfied Wednesday with an explanation of investments during a lengthy study session. Investment Advisor Rob Burpo, owner of Albuquerque-based First American Financial Advisor Inc., gave commissioners a 3 1/2 hour presentation, […]

Local girl performing with Missoula Children’s Theatre

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Courtesy of Brenda King Missoula Children’s Theatre performers, from left, Nathan King and Lauren Powell, director Dillon Wright and performers Lindsey Barnes, Patricia Romero and Julia Briggs are among those scheduled to put on the play “Robin Hood” at a joint Air Force and Navy conference today in Dallas. Romero attends the Clovis High School […]

Bill would allow concealed weapons in restaurants

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican People with licenses to carry concealed guns could take their firearms into restaurants that serve beer and wine under a bill that zipped through a Senate committee on Wednesday. Senate Bill 40, sponsored by Sen. George Munoz, D-Gallup, cleared the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee by a […]

Careers class explores opportunity

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Do you remember the time when you were trying to decide ‘what you were going to be when you grew up’? My parents raised me to love God and country, and when I was in about fourth grade, I was trying to decide what I wanted to be. The […]

Legislative tidbits: Restaurant tax would fund promos

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 21

ENMU Hosting ‘Cocoa’ Professor on February 11

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University will host Dr. Patricia L. Crown, a distinguished professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico, lecturing on “Chaco Chocolate: The Recovery of Cacao at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon” in Room 112 of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. It is the eleventh […]

Students prep for culinary competition

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Summer Price, left, and junior Michael Mount dredge chicken for frying during ProStart class. Both students will take part in the state ProStart competition March 31 in Albuquerque. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The teams are picked and it’s time to practice. Students in Clovis […]

Press Release: Xcel preparing for winter storm

As of this morning, Xcel Energy has mobilized all available resources in preparation for what could be a major winter storm in the Texas Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico. If we see significant icing prior to the snow, and if the storm also brings high winds, we likely will see power outages. Typical problems are […]