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.