Tuesday school closings, delays

Closures and delays this morning around eastern New Mexico and west Texas: • Clovis Community College closed • Clovis schools closed • Eastern New Mexico University closed • Elida schools closed • Farwell schools start at 10 a.m. (CST) • Floyd schools closed • Melrose schools closed • Muleshoe schools 2-hour delay • Portales schools […]

USOC has other ways to achieve diversity

Freedom New Mexico O ut of the blue, the U.S. Olympic Committee has decided to give itself an “F” for diversity. Scott Blackmun, the organization’s CEO, worries openly that too many staffers look like him. They are white men, which in today’s climate is practically a hate crime. Ninety-one percent of USOC managers are white […]

Bedbug seminar being held

CNJ staff Affordable Pest Control is planning a Dec. 12 bedbug seminar at La Quinta Inn and Suites. Topics include history of bedbugs, what to look for and what to do if they’re found. The seminar will run 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. with an 8 a.m. check in. Registration is $75 on or before Thursday, $100 […]

Empty stocking fund: Family H

Today’s focus: Family H Household members: 6 Children: 4 (ages 12, 10, 8 and 3) Special circumstance: This family needs help this year because their mother-in-law passed away and they had to sell everything to bury her. This death has placed a financial burden upon the family. Clothing needs: Boy clothes size 33 pants and […]

Press release: Bingaman talks Senate schedule

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today gave an overview of what the Senate hopes to accomplish before Congress adjourns for the year. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman120511m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman gave an overview of what the Senate hopes to accomplish before the […]

Up to half a foot of snow falls in area

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Chelsea Monroe of Clovis shovels the driveway at her house Monday afternoon. Area schools canceled classes due to the Monday snowfall. Snow is expected for Tuesday, as well, with the storm system clearing up Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Kevin Wilson Up to half a foot of snow […]

Clovis, area schools cancel classes

The following schools have canceled classes today because of inclement weather: • Clovis Municipal Schools • Clovis Community College • Eastern New Mexico University • Muleshoe schools • Farwell schools • Bovina schools • San Jon schools • Portales schools Also, Curry County offices will open two hours late. We will have information about other […]

Snow expected tonight, Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Hounds suffer second-straight setback

CNJ Staff SAN ANTONIO — Incarnate Word finished the first half on an 18-8 run to take the lead for good and the Cardinals went on to an 85-70 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Forward Jordan Roddy had 22 points to lead four players in double figures […]

Season on parade

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Alexis Richards of the Curry County Cats Spirit Squad tosses candy Saturday night at the Clovis Christmas Light Parade on Main Street. The squad did a dance routine to “Santa, Baby,” throughout the parade. Benna Sayyed Tressa Ilg watched the Christmas Light Parade from the side of Main Street wearing […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A recital, meet the lawmakers and some old time music

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Recital set Eastern New Mexico University will host the junior recital of Franklin Piland at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building in Portales. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 575-562-2377. Meet the lawmakers […]

Mixed reviews on women’s roles

The young women in last week’s column who espoused traditional roles for women, based on Biblical principles, received mixed support. Here is a sampling:

Commissioner: Jail is the problem

I am concerned about public safety — not only as a Curry County commissioner but as a citizen. On Nov. 13, Narcizo Soto escaped from Curry County Detention Center. He was captured and the people responsible for his escape have been or are being punished. Soto has been in our jail for over five months […]

GOP lacks frontrunner for presidency

Freedom New Mexico An ancient Chinese curse says ‘May he live in interesting times.’ Like it or not, we live in an interesting time. As Charles Dickens said in a Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the […]

Train moving with combination of public, private money

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File photo The retired locomotive at Hillcrest Park is scheduled for a move to the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, likely this week. The cost is estimated around $21,500. Of the total, $8,000 comes from the city. Kevin Wilson The locomotive sitting in Hillcrest Park is moving to a new home, with moving expenses in […]

Monday morning briefing: A call for gifts, sounds of steel and a mystery of the skies

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Gifts for kids The Lighthouse Mission needs donations for its annual Childrens Christmas Celebration. They need toys, apples, oranges, peanuts, canned soda and bags of individually wrapped candy. Donations can be dropped off at the mission, 407 La Casillas Blvd., between 8 a.m. and […]

Cold-shooting Zias fall to UIW

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — So far this season, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has run either hot or cold. Saturday, after beating Texas A&M-Kingsville 79-71 two nights earlier, the Zias struggled mightily to find the basket and absorbed a 61-41 Lone Star Conference loss at the hands of Incarnate Word. ENMU […]

Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce sharing meeting

Kevin Wilson Clovis’ Rotary Club will be talking business and legislation Thursday. The club’s regular meeting at the Clovis Civic Center, set for noon Thursday, will also be the site of a legislative luncheon hosted by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. The luncheon cost is $12, with RSVPs […]

Empty stocking fund: Family R

Today’s focus: Family R Household members: 3 Children: 2 (ages 11 and 9) Special circumstance: This family has been overloaded with dental and medical bills, and do not have money left for toys. Clothing needs: Boy clothes, size 14 pants; girl clothes, size 14-16 pants. Toys list: Boy wants a soccer ball; girl wants a […]

Births — Dec. 4

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Brandon Malaura Eryn Brandon was born Nov. 18, 2011 to Caleb and Jennifer Brandon of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Grandparents are Bill and Glenda Johnson of Clovis, and Jim and Marsha Brandon of Clovis. Cliff Brandon is great-grandfather.