Triathlon triumph

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Capt. Ken Corigliano Liliana Castillo Capt. Ken Corigliano of the 11th Intelligence Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base was a member of the Air Force triathlon team that took all of the 25 gold medals available at the 2010 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship. Corigliano finished 12th overall with a time […]

Veteran recalls Navy service

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Portales Senior Center Director Dawn Kryder served for six years in the Navy before leaving the service as a petty officer third class in 1989. Clarence Plank Portales Senior Center Director Dawn Kryder served during peacetime in the Navy. She spent six years in service before leaving the service in […]

Religion calendar — July 9

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

Three Portales women arrested in drug bust

Freedom New Mexico Three Roosevelt County women were arrested on drug charges on Wednesday, a joint effort by Roosevelt and Curry county sheriff’s offices, Portales and Clovis police departments. The arrests were made in the 800 block of South Avenue G. A narcotics search warrant was executed and during the search deputies found methamphetamine, cocaine […]

Health experts: Take proper precautions in sun

Clarence Plank Summer sun may be a pleasure but area cancer experts say safely enjoying the sun means taking proper precautions. There are an estimated two million cases of skin cancer diagnosed yearly in the U.S. Most are considered to be sun-related, according to the American Cancer Society. James Townson, 66, of Melrose is one […]

LeBron James makes his pick: He’s going to Miami

The Associated Press LeBron James wanted to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The only place that could happen was Miami. Get ready, NBA: A superstar trio is born. Ending weeks of silence and drama, the two-time MVP said on his ESPN special from Greenwich, Conn. on Thursday night that he’s decided to join […]

Friday morning briefing: Life in Portales and yes, they want your blood

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Did you know The quality of life in Portales is rated 15th in the nation and 9th in the West by Bizjournal.com. Here’s a link: www.portalesnm.org Blood drive United Blood Services is staging a blood drive from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at […]

$9,000 stolen from Subway in overnight break-in

CNJ staff Clovis police said the Subway restaurant at Prince Street and Mabry Drive was burglarized. Police Chief Steve Sanders said employees found a front window broken when they arrived at work early Thursday. He said the burglary was reported at 6:40 a.m. Subway Manager Stephanie Martinez said she came to work at 6:35 a.m. […]

Woman wins $50,000 lottery

CNJ staff A Clovis woman won $50,000 on an Aerosmith scratcher game Wednesday, according to a news release from the New Mexico Lottery. Gloria Bock was waiting to meet her husband for lunch at Kripple Creek restaurant on Prince Street when she decided to buy a $5 scratcher to pass the time, said a spokesperson […]

Christians should look at faith with a larger lens

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To be fearless cowboy way of life

Glenda Price When a cowboy gets the worst of a horseback wreck he straightens his hat, dusts off his britches and gets back on the horse. When someone asks, “Are you hurt?” he laughs, points to his body part that hit the ground first — usually his rear end — and says, “Nah … landed […]

Each individual writes story of one’s life

I could call myself a writer. I am smart enough to know that I cannot write professionally and make a living. But I have been writing since my teen years just as a way to express the emotions, thoughts and ideas of my heart. But think about this: Really, everyone is a writer. A person […]

Flooding closes section of 14th Street

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The city of Clovis Public Works Department closed 14th Street between North Edwards and North Hull on Thursday because of flooding from Chavez Lake, according to public works director Clint Bunch. Barring any major rainfall, Burch anticipates the road will reopen in a day or two.

Reward offered in Muleshoe shooting

CNJ staff An autopsy performed Tuesday confirmed 19-year-old Rolando Sauceda died of a single gunshot, according to Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda. Sauceda was pronounced dead just after 4 a.m. (CDT) Sunday at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. Frieda said police responded to a residential area in the 500 block of West Avenue B for a […]

Youth on a mission

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Caitlin Moore, left, and Lauren Jerde with Grace Lutheran Church work in Gabriel’s Garden on Wednesday at Matt 25 Hope Center. Liliana Castillo This year, they struggled to get used to the heat rather than the culture on their annual mission trip. A youth group from Grace Lutheran Church in […]

Press release: Clovis Woman Wins $50,000 New Mexico Lottery Prize

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Courtesy photo Bock ALBUQUERQUE – Gloria Bock won a $50,000 prize from the New Mexico Lottery playing a Scratcher game based on rock entertainment legend Aerosmith. On Wednesday, the Clovis resident bought the $5 “Aerosmith

Board names Terry Myers superintendent

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Myers Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education named Terry Myers as the new superintendent Wednesday. The board announced their selection after a three-hour special session. Myers, superintendent for the Mount Pleasant (Texas) Independent School District, was offered a three-year contract with a base salary of $151,000. Wichita Falls (Texas) Independent School District […]

Thursday morning briefing: Fresh burritos, lemonade and star gazing

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Rummage for a cause LaCasa Senior Center in Clovis is having a rummage sale. Starts at 8 a.m. Friday. Not only lots of good junk to rummage through and possibly buy — there will also be fresh bean or potato burritos on sale for $1 each. […]

Recent rain gets mixed reviews

Argen Duncan The recent abundant rains have been both a help and a hindrance to area residents. The downpours have damaged roads and made weeds grow. But they’ve also watered crops and urban grass. In Portales, City Manager Tom Howell said parts of streets where water has pooled will need patching. He said he wouldn’t […]

Ticket feature: ENMU alumnus, opera singer returning for homecoming

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Melendez Jared Tucker ENMU alumnus and acclaimed opera singer Manuel Melendez will be in Portales at this year’s homecoming festivities. Manuel Melendez will be attending a breakfast ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated music building at ENMU, and will honor Melendez’s high school and college instructor, George Umberson. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Melendez graduated ENMU in […]