Outage leaves 1,141 without power

CNJ staff High winds caused another power outage Friday afternoon, according to Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves. The outage lasted for about two hours and affected 1,141 customers, Reeves said. He said power was restored around 1:30 p.m. Reeves said a cross arm on a power pole had to be repaired on Norris Street between Fourteenth […]

Desire only qualification needed

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist I was at one of those community dinners we have around here from time to time when someone asked me a question that gave me pause. “What sort of training did you have to have to be a DJ?” asked Robert, who was in charge of taking tickets. I got […]

2-28 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 p.m. Feb. 13 an officer responded to McDonald’s at 14th and Mitchell for a report of a homeless child asking for food. A woman said she bought a child’s meal for a 6-year-old girl, who said she was homeless and […]

First person: All-around excellence

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ben Singletary of Clovis was awarded the Discus Award given to all-around students earlier this month. Clovis High School senior Ben Singletary recently won the national Discus Award. The award highlights high school students who excel all-around, not just at school. Searching: I applied for the award to get scholarships. […]

Police investigate muggings

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Clovis police are investigating about half a dozen muggings within recent weeks. This weekend, two purse snatchings added to a growing list of residents who have been robbed. Capt. Patrick Whitney said the descriptions victims have been able to provide police are sketchy at best and police are having […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Joking around and Muleshoe’s “Muletrain.”

Good morning! It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Good for a laugh… it’s Joking around. Muletrain musing Muleshoe’s homespun TV 6 features Gill Lamb’s

Lessons from the beasts around the manger

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist C. S. Lewis once wrote a poem entitled “The Nativity” as he reflected on the qualities the animals brought to the stable on the first Christmas: Among the oxen (like an ox I’m slow) I see a glory in the stable grow Which, with the ox’s dullness might at […]

Tired of machines ordering me around

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with Bossy Britches Machines. Our motor vehicles insist on telling us our “windshield washer is low” or we might ought to “check the oil.” The worst is the bright yellow light announcing our “fuel is low.” Do they think we can’t […]

Our choices revolve around ethics

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The basic task of ethics is to answer the question, “How should I act?” What standards apply to me as I conduct my life?” “What are the fundamental principles that I should follow?” Those are pretty much equivalent questions, butthe answers are extremely complicated and multifaceted. There are […]

One dead in motorcycle crash

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Robert Bianco, 39, of Clovis was killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident south of Clovis. His motorcycle struck the side of a 2001 Chevrolet pickup while passing through an intersection, according to police. CNJ staff Police have identified 39-year-old Robert Bianco as the motorcycle rider killed Tuesday in a crash […]

Census count on the horizon

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MCT graphic By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The year is winding its way to an end and 2010 is right around the corner. For many in the state who are aware of the importance of numbers, that means one very important thing: It’s time for a new census. Though many population estimates are taken […]

Homecoming like family reunion

By Lynn Moncus: FNM columnist A recent trip to New Mexico State University to attend Homecoming was quite an event for this woman from lma. As I wandered around on campus one afternoon, I realized one more time how far over-the-hill I am. While looking at those young people, I really felt my age because […]

Shakedown at Curry County jail

CNJ staff A cell phone, medication and a questionable substance were among items found during an early morning shakedown at the Curry County jail. Around 7 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s officers along with jail personnel conducted the shakedown, according to a press release from the Curry County Adult Detention Center. The search was initiated by county […]

Terror from home invasion spree still lingers

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A small noise startled Donna Foster awake. As she looked around her dark bedroom, she saw the outline of two heads in the doorway and as she realized someone was standing beside with a gun pointed at her head. Quickly the man pulled the covers up and over, holding […]

Man, woman robbed at gunpoint

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are investigating the Monday night robbery of a man and woman in a parking lot. According to police records, a man called police around 11 p.m. and said a group of suspects pulled him and a female passenger from his car parked at Allsup’s at Seventh and Hull streets and […]

Stolen F-16 model found

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Officials had offered a reward of $700 for the return of an F-16 model stolen from the Clovis High School around Aug. 17. The plane was located at the edge of a field north of Clovis Saturday morning and loaded into a pick up truck by law enforcement. By Sharna […]

Child should follow parent’s steps to God

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I was looking through some old pictures and found a picture of then three year old Annie standing with my shoes on and an old purse slung over her shoulder. She went through a time where she tried to wear my shoes. Once she would get my shoes on, she […]

One dead in multiple crashes

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Crews with Trans-Matic Wrecker Service work on cleanup Monday morning following an accident near the intersection of U.S. 70 and North Roosevelt Road 3. No fatalities were reported. The truck was carrying tar, which spilled in the wreckage. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In a 24-hour period, police said, […]

Several recent daytime home burglaries in Clovis

Over the last several weeks there have been several reported home burglaries during daylight hours while people are gone to work or out of town. The burglary suspects are going to the front door and knocking or ringing the doorbell to see if anyone is home and if they get no reply, they are going […]

Dominoes championships draw contestants to Texico

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Faye Keener of Portales grabs the dominoes to shuffle with a smile after she and her teammate Beverly Winn won a game of 42 during Friday’s warm-up for Saturday’s tournament at the Texico Senior Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Plenty of versions of dominoes may exist around the […]