Thursday morning briefing: A concert, Border Town days and a front row seat

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Shameless self-promotion Cnjonline.com is holding a drawing each week in August for our newsletter subscribers. Check out the newsletter for a form to enter. The prizes are: • Aug 2-8: $20 gift certificate to Weinerschnitzel • Aug 9-15: $20 gift card to S&S Supermarket • Aug 16-22: […]

Ticket feature: Texico, Farwell getting ready for Border Town Days

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File photo Farwell and Texico are celebrating the 44th annual Border Town Days Saturday. Freedom New Mexico Farwell and Texico are celebrating the 44th annual Border Town Days Saturday. Border Town Days is an event shared between the two communities which border the New Mexico/Texas state line. The annual celebration began as a spin-off from […]

Education feature: Imaginations in gear

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jordan Marin, 10, figures out a way to connect a battery to his creature Tuesday at Mesa Elementary School during Camp Invention. Liliana Castillo Each student built a battery-operated creature out of household items during Camp Invention. It is just one exercise in the week-long Camp Invention designed to teach […]

Wikileaks show Afghan War misgiuded

America’s failing policy in Afghanistan took another blow Sunday, when the Wikileaks Internet project dumped 91,000 classified U.S. military and diplomatic documents on The New York Times, the Guardian of London, England, and the German weekly Der Spiegel. The documents cover the last six years of the conflict. On Monday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said […]

Prizes being awarded in CNJ’s e-mail newsletter contest

Cnjonline.com is holding a drawing each week in August for our newsletter subscribers. John Zitzelsberger won the fifth and final prize, a lube, oil and filter change and a detail cleaning of a vehicle valued at up to $200 from Benders Family of Dealerships. Jennette Lovett won the $50 Ace Hardware gift card in the […]

Justice says judge ruled correctly in Arizona case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Wednesday that a judge ruled correctly in blocking the most controversial parts of Arizona’s immigration law. “States can and do play a role in cooperating with the federal government in its enforcement of the immigration laws, but they must do so within our constitutional framework,” department spokeswoman Hannah […]

Press release: Predator mishap at Cannon Air Force Base

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – At approximately 8:15 a.m. this morning, an MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle assigned to Cannon’s 3rd Special Operations Squadron taxied off the runway through a perimeter fence coming to rest in an adjacent field. There were no injuries; only inert training munitions were on board and pose no hazard. […]

Officials: Lost signal caused Predator to veer off runway

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U.S. Air Force The MQ-1B Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aircraft systeml, according to the U.S. Air Force website. Sharna Johnson Officials at Cannon Air Force Base said they’re not sure why they lost the link from ground control to an MQ-1 Predator, but that’s why the $4.5 million aircraft turned off the runway […]

School board narrows middle school sites to two

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education stepped back Tuesday from a site for a proposed new middle school that it chose almost two months ago. Instead, the board is moving forward with further study of two other sites. They will now choose between: • A donation site of 40 acres at Wilhite […]

American ousted in 9-10-year-old state meet

CNJ staff RATON — The Clovis American All-Stars were eliminated from the double-elimination state 9-10-year-old Little League baseball tournament on Tuesday with an 11-4 loss to Silver City. Cole Rohrbach drove in a pair of runs with a double for American, while Paden McDermid and Nick Luvera each had run-scoring groundouts. The only District 3 […]

Wednesday morning briefing: National Night Out and lifeguards needed

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. School help needed The Lighthouse Mission needs your help supplying Clovis children with school supplies. There goal is collecting enough to hand out to 200 students. Call 575-762-1933 for more info and a list of what’s needed. Kitchen tip of the week Add a small […]

Inmate recaptured without incident

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Cordova CNJ staff Tuesday afternoon Curry County Sheriff’s investigators recaptured a 45-year-old inmate released by mistake July 21. Johnny Cordova was found at a family member’s residence in the 200 block of Brionne Drive and taken into custody without incident around 1 p.m., Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. Cordova initially believed he had been released legitimately, […]

Hounds to visit UTEP for exhibition game

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team will face 2010 NCAA tournament participant Texas-El Paso in a 7:05 p.m. exhibition game at the Don Haskins Center on Oct. 30. “We are excited to have a chance to compete against UTEP,” second-year ENMU coach Andrew Helton said. “(Longtime) coach Don Haskins […]

Fired booking officer says she lacked training

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File photo A booking officer fired from the Curry County jail Monday for mistakenly releasing an inmate says she lacked training and support that might have prevented the mistake. Sharna Johnson A booking officer fired from the Curry County jail Monday for mistakenly releasing an inmate says she lacked training and support that might have […]

County commission holding special meeting

CNJ staff The Curry County Commission will hold a special meeting 9 a.m. today in the commission room at the courthouse. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the 2010-2011 county budget.

Central Baptist hosting concert

CNJ staff Central Baptist Church will host a free concert Thursday at the church. “Light,” an eight-student ensemble from California Baptist University, began a nation-wide tour on May 28. Their stop in Clovis on Thursday is their next to last performance on the tour. Their concert will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Central Baptist […]

Lighthouse mission seeking donations

CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission is in need of school supplies for needy in the area, according to a news release. Backpacks are needed for all ages. Supplies are needed for 150 elementary children and 50 middle school and high school students. Supplies needed include pencil boxes, folders, scissors, wide-ruled paper, rulers, crayons, spirals, mechanical […]

Construction to begin on 21st Street

CNJ staff The city of Clovis will begin construction on 21st Street between Prince Street and Norris Street today. The project is estimated to take eight to 12 weeks, according to City Engineer Justin Howalt. There will be lane closures during the period and drivers are being cautioned to seek alternate routes. The project will […]

Press release: Senator discusses upcoming EPW hearing, DISCLOSE act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, talked with reporters today about an Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) hearing tomorrow on chemical facility security that will feature testimony from the CEO of an Albuquerque water purification company. He also discussed today’s procedural vote in the Senate on the DISCLOSE Act, and a resolution he […]

Officials look to revamp GI Bill

Senior officials at the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense have joined veterans’ groups and representatives of academia to endorse a comprehensive bill from Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) to reform the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Still to be determined is how to pay for the many provisions in the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of […]