Former Clovis resident opening microbrewery, restaurant

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Justin Cole pours one of his homemade brews in the building on Main Street in Portales where his restaurant and microbrewery will open in March 2012. Cole said he has been home brewing for six years and has been planning his own business for the last two years. Freedom New […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 p.m. June 18 an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of Ash Street for a report of a battery. When the officer arrived he noted a broken beer bottle in the driveway with blood all over the […]

Witnesses: Shooting victim threw beer bottle at suspect’s car

CNJ staff Moments before the shooting began, witnesses told investigators Daniel Perez threw a beer bottle at a car belonging to Louis Guerra. At least 11 shots were then fired from a 40 caliber semi-automatic gun, one of which struck Perez in the right side of the head, according to an affidavit filed Monday in […]

Police blotter — April 10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 p.m. March 23 officers responded to the 1000 block of Gila Street for a report of shots fired. Witnesses told the officers they saw a vehicle drive by slowly with its headlights off and heard six shots fired. Officers found […]

State OKs beer pong at bars

Sharna Johnson Beer pong tables can go back up in New Mexico bars, state officials said, so long as pride’s the only thing on the line. New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Director Gary Tomada said Monday his department has reviewed the game to see where it fits in with establishments licensed to serve alcohol. “It’s […]

Beer pong tournaments on hold

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Courtesy photo Clovis beer pong tournaments at drinking establishments are on hold pending the outcome of an evaluation by the state’s alcohol and gaming division to determine if it’s a game of skill or chance. Sharna Johnson The question at hand is whether it’s skill or chance that gets the little white ball across the […]

Monday morning briefing: Shameless self-promotion and the history of canned beer

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Shameless self-promotion We asked and you answered. Saturday’s newspaper will feature former newsboys and newsgirls who once delivered our publication on foot, by bike and even from horseback. It’s a delightful feature packed with memories and odd stories you won’t want to miss. Question of the […]

Thursday morning briefing: Hot days and root beer discussions

Good Thursday morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s morning briefing.

Friday morning briefing: Jokes, cold beer and a cowboy

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Video of the day Did you here the one about…hey, we’re just “Joking Around.” Question of the day The obvious one for a hot day — who has the coldest beer in your town? Join the chatter in the comment section below. You’re opinion […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Prayer, beer pong, Ditty Bops

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

Bailey County says no to alcohol

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Bailey County will remain dry. Voters have defeated a proposal that would have allowed the packaged sale of liquor, beer and wine.The proposal was defeated by 232 votes, with 1,241 voting against.Barry Cowart, president of Concerned Citizens of Bailey County,

County OKs beer and wine sales at SEC

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Tuesday voted 3-2 in favor of allowing the sale of beer and wine at the Special Events Center, reversing an earlier decision against the issue. Chairman Albin Smith provided the pivotal vote, switching his stance on the issue and joining with commissioners Bobby Sandoval and […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 p.m. Aug. 1 an officer responded to the 200 block of 11th Street for a report of a man cursing at people. The officer found a 52-year-old man sitting in a chair in his yard wearing only boxers and drinking […]

April 4, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. Saturday an officer was flagged down in the 1500 block of Mabry Drive. The driver of a vehicle said one of his passengers had been injured by a beer bottle thrown into his window. He said he had stopped […]

Bailey County official favors alcohol sales

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A Bailey County Commissioner said he thinks it is time for the county to rethink its status as a dry county. Juan Chavez said he is circulating a petition to allow the sale of packaged liquor, beer and wine in hopes of getting the proposal on the Nov. 4 […]

Recipe of the day: Beer Batter for Fish

Recipe: Beer Batter for Fish “Basic beer batter, good for almost any white fleshed fish.” INGREDIENTS 3 eggs 3/4 cup beer 1 1/2 cups milk 4 cups pastry flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons cornstarch salt to taste ground black pepper to taste 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1 1/2 pounds […]

Letters to the Editor: Alcoholics no reason to restrict sales

Regarding the issue of Sunday alcohol sales in Clovis (“Citizens split over sales, Jan. 6 CNJ”): People against Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants should put up a better argument than stated in this article. Linda Teakell’s argument simply doesn’t float. I am a lifetime member of VFW Post 3280, but am not an advocate of […]

Jan. 10, 2008 ENMU capsules

Men ENMU (5-8) at Southwestern Oklahoma (11-2), 7 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Weatherford, Okla. Radio: none. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Bulldogs, who are 7-0 at home, were ranked eighth in NCAA Division II going into last week. They’ve gone 4-1 in LSC crossover games against the […]

July 9, 1973

A 58-year-old Clovis man was charged with bootlegging. A quantity of beer and wine was confiscated following the arrest, the Clovis News-Journal reported. … The Piggly Wiggly grocery store announced it would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. …Susan Murrell of Clovis was one of 14 contestants competing for the New […]

Unlearned lesson biggest tragedy of all

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When tragedy comes along, it serves nobody well unless a valuable lesson is taught. If that’s the case, it’s tough to admit what’s become of the car crash that killed St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock. Hancock was killed the morning of April 29 when he left a sports bar […]