Tucumcari man charged with aggravated battery on peace officer

Freedom New Mexico Portales police say a Tucumcari man was arrested after he struck a probation officer with a car door as he sped away in the vehicle to avoid arrest. Brandon Owen, 26, is charged with aggravated battery on a peace officer and aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, both fourth-degree felonies; resisting an [...]

Time for TV to channel new ideas

I did some travel recently, but also made plenty of time to watch television I normally avoid when I’m working. Here are some things I picked up, none of them long enough for a full column: • There’s a new game show on NBC called, “It’s Worth What?” The show’s hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. [...]

Garbage truck fire prompts warning

The City of Clovis sent out a release Friday ask residents to ensure fireplace ashes are put out prior to placement in trash containers to avoid damage to city equipment. Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes said a minor fire broke out in a city garbage truck Friday, resulting from burning ashes dumped by [...]

Press release: Drivers asked to avoid eastbound travel on 21st Street on Wednesday

The City of Clovis is asking drivers to please avoid attempting to travel eastbound on 21st Street from Prince Street between 4:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 4th, 2010. This is due to extensive street repairs which will be occurring on the east side of the 21st and Prince Street intersection which will prevent [...]

State police say officer not at fault in crash

By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico State police say a Portales police officer who rolled his car responding to a call Saturday was not at fault in the crash. State police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Tuesday the state agency would recommend to magistrate court that Officer Lee Ferguson be cited for not wearing a seat [...]

Another four-letter word to avoid

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Whether it’s sports, or politics, or just finding socks that match, there’s one four-letter word I look to avoid. Fail. The verb has gained traction as a noun, as character-reducing techies have decided “failure” is less forceful. Former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum called Sunday’s healthcare bill passage [...]

First person: Traveling to volunteer

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rod Bakken spends his winters volunteering at the Lighthouse Mission. Rod Bakken travels to Clovis each winter to avoid the bitter cold of North Dakota. While in town, he spends his days volunteering at Lighthouse Mission. Christmas presence: It all started last year, it was Christmas time. My wife and [...]

Planning ahead can help avoid holiday weight gain

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Liliana Castillo Clinical dietician D’Nae Galloway said eating smarter over the holidays doesn’t mean completely avoiding dessert. She suggested eating a low-fat, high-protein snack before heading to a party to prevent overindulgence. By Liliana Castillo

Supporters weigh in on county race

Barnes can avoid conflict of interests There are differences between the candidates running for Curry County Commission in District 5 that need to be pointed out. Caleb Chandler has served in local and state government for the majority of his career and he was Clovis’ police chief at the same time he was a state [...]

Buffs avoid upset

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Terrence Griffin evades the lunging tackle of West Texas A&M’s Jared Brock early in the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team was on the verge of one of the most stunning [...]