Baskett signs, practices with Vikings

Staff and wire reports EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Clovis’ Hank Baskett practiced Wednesday with the Minnesota Vikings, one day after being released from the Philadelphia Eagles for the second time in two years. The 2001 Clovis High graduate signed a one-year deal with Minnesota, which is in desperate need of healthy receivers. Sidney Rice is […]

Press release: ENMU presenting foundation and alumni awards during homecoming

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University will present several ENMU Foundation and Alumni Association awards during this year’s homecoming breakfast on Saturday morning, Sept. 25, in the Campus Union Building. The ENMU Foundation Awards: The Business of the Year Award will go to Doris and James Cassan of Dollar Rent A Car. Being raised in the small […]

Curry jail inmate charged in guard attack

A 25-year-old Curry County inmate was charged Tuesday with attacking two detention officers with a pen Sept. 15. Brandon Wagner is charged with assault by a prisoner and two counts of aggravated battery on a peace officer, court records show. Lt. Christina Chavez told sheriff’s deputies she was assisting in a search of a nearby […]

Bible God’s “Google”

Curtis K. Shelburne It boggles my mind to wonder how I ever got by without Google. Every day, multiple times, I “google” some word or phrase looking for a trickle of the amazing flood of information available on the Internet. I chomp down on a Tootsie Roll Pop late one evening and pop off a […]

Environmental ruling devalues human lives

Freedom Newspapers W hat’s more dangerous? Forest fires or lawsuits by radical environmental groups? Ponder recent Colorado fires that destroyed hundreds of homes. Visualize the couple huddled with their kids and the family dog, thankful they left the forest in time. They hope everyone else found their way to safety before fire began gobbling up […]

Tucumcari man receives maximum sentences for felonies

Freedom New Mexico Justice Albert J. Mitchell of the 10th Judicial District Court ruled Tuesday that a Tucumcari man would serve the maximum allowed sentences for a string of felonies. Earl Moses Ingram was sentenced to a total of 31 years, six months in jail to be served consecutively. He was also sentenced to serve […]

Transferability comes with ease

By Tom Philpott: Military Update It’s easy to imagine awkward moments on college campuses these days as veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan era mix with another category of student also using generous education benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. “What’s your service and where did you serve?” “I didn’t. My dad (mom) did.” More than 38,000 […]

Making friends gets harder as we get older

Kevin Wilson Here’s a good way to tell somebody’s lying to you – they tell you, “My life is a sitcom.” No, it isn’t. Mine isn’t, either. Sitcoms are full of witty commentary and situations that end with morals and all loose ends tied up. Life has a smattering of funny moments, but it’s mostly […]

Ministry helps connect families to vehicles

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Noel Hunt of Farwell said she’s going focusing on getting families transportation and may not worry about cosmetic damages to the next car she’ll be donating. Liliana Castillo A Farwell woman has started a ministry to help needy families better navigate their lives. Noel Hunt, a wife and mother of […]

Zoo officials hope to purchase second giraffe

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File photo Approval of a budget transfer at the Clovis City Commission’s meeting Thursday evening could pave the way for a male partner for Jael the giraffe at the Hillcrest Park Zoo. CNJ staff City zoo officials hope a tall order can be finished in the next few weeks. Staff at the Hillcrest Zoo have […]

Press release: Bingaman talks small business bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about how the Small Business Jobs Act that the Senate passed last week will benefit New Mexican entrepreneurs. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman092010m.mp3

Agent: Clovis’ Baskett will sign with Vikings after release from Eagles

Eagles Training Camp

Philadelphia Daily News: Yong Kim The Philadelphia Eagles’ Hank Baskett, left, tries to catch the football against Jack Ikegwuonu during a 2009 training camp practice in Bethelehem, Pa. The Eagles released Baskett Tuesday. CNJ staff Clovis native Hank Baskett will be out of the NFL for less than 24 hours. Baskett, who was released Tuesday […]

Fishing report — Sept. 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPT. 21, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Commission votes to steer grant application towards median

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson County commissioners voted Tuesday to apply for a grant to beautify medians between Cannon Air Force Base and Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners ranked a median project from Clovis to Cannon Air Force Base as a top priority for grant money during a Tuesday meeting […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Quilting coming and football talk

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing.

Curry County youths make sales at state fair

Freedom New Mexico A pair of Curry County natives sold grand champion animals at the New Mexico State Fair’s Junior Livestock Sale, held Friday. A grand champion lamb, shown by Garrett Foote was purchased by the New Mexico Junior Livestock Foundation for $3,000, while a grand champion goat shown by Madison Belcher was purchased by […]

Tuesday morning briefing: The end of summer and Benedict Arnold

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing.

Extending tax cuts for all best course of action

Freedom Newspapers What came over U.S. Rep. John Boehner of Ohio? The House minority leader suggested a compromise with Democrats on taxes. Within a matter of seconds, it seemed, the knives were out. His own party ripped him, and the White House fell back on that tired political clich

Business licenses — Sept. 21

The following business licenses were obtained from the City of Clovis in the month of August: • Soapy SpringsType: Car washOwner: Doug Cook/Richard GallegosLocation: 1805 21st • Swept AwayType: CleaningOwner: Stephanie ShawLocation: 216 Cactus Dr. • J&S Co. IncType: ElectricianOwner: Bruce GwaitneyLocation: 512 S Main St. • Roof Master & Construction, LLCType: RoofingOwner: Jim HardinLocation: […]

Construction site burglaries total more than $1,600 in losses

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Five homes under construction in northeast Clovis were burglarized Sept. 10. Police say workers can curb thefts by removing tools and supplies from work sites or by adequately securing them. Sharna Johnson High-dollar tools and building supplies can be appealing to thieves, making construction sites targets of opportunity. Tools, materials […]