Chunn slaying became tale of conspiracy

Freedom New Mexico When Jimmy Bo Chunn’s body was found in his rural Causey home, no one could have guessed the story of the rancher’s shooting would turn into a twisted tale of conspiracy, a white supremacy group and murder for hire. Five years later, Roosevelt County farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson — accused of […]

Chandler running for state attorney general

ALBUQUERQUE: Republican Ninth District Attorney Matt Chandler announced his candidacy for New Mexico Attorney General today. Standing in front of the Metropolitan Courthouse that became the center of a corruption scandal that brought down former Senate President Manny Aragon, Chandler said that the New Mexico Attorney General must be more aggressive in rooting out corruption […]

Religion digest: Elida woman chosen as strategist

Connie Dixon of Elida became the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s new mission education and prayer strategist. Dixon announced that she will continue to serve as director of the state Women’s Missionary Union during the Sept. 1 missions celebration and New Mexico Woman’s Missionary Union annual meeting.

Civil liberties larger issue affecting gays

Freedom New Mexico On Wednesday, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation making it a federal crime to assault somebody due to his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. The legislation was named for Matthew Shepard, who tragically became a household name after dying from being brutally beaten and tied to a fence in […]

Alltel office finishes transition to Verizon outlet.

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Verizon representatives say $275 million has been spent on network enhancements throughout New Mexico and El Paso since 2000 when the company was formed. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A week before the Clovis Alltel office became a Verizon outlet like others across the nation as part of a […]

Hard not to get set in your ways

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist When my husband and I first became 4-H leaders we had what we thought were great new ideas about ways to run the county contests. An older couple (who had been in charge of county events since probably the stone age) countered each suggestion for a new or different way […]

Religion digest: 12 certified for Christian job corps

Twelve women and men became nationally certified site coordinators for the Christian Women’s Job Corps and Christian Men’s Job Corps during a training event held May 4-7 at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. Area participants included Judy Lolmaugh of Tucumcari, Connie Dixon of Elida, Margot Thompson of Clovis, Sistar Yancy of Clovis, […]

CNJ celebrates 80th anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal celebrates its 80th anniversary as a daily paper Wednesday. The Clovis Journal and The Clovis News, both weekly papers, became one daily paper when Mack Stanton of Tennessee purchased them on Feb. 19, 1929. Stanton published the first edition of the Clovis Evening News-Journal on April 1, 1929. The […]

Jan. 15 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. Jan 4 an officer responded to a call of shots fired at an undisclosed residence. Three teenage males in the home told the officer a group of four male teens came to the door and threatened them with a […]

Rambo gets religion

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Courtesy photo Rambo’s owners believe taking the dog to church made him more well-behaved. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A little dog went to church and became a new person … uh, canine, that is. Clovis residents Kurt Vigil and Joy Lucero started taking Rambo, an overly aggressive corgi cross, to Faith Christian Family […]