Thursday morning briefing: Remembering heroes and hot bikes

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Remembering heroes At Saturday’s game against Midwestern State, the Eastern New Mexico University athletic department will take a moment for players, coaches, administrators and spectators to remember servicemen and their families who were victims of Sept. 11, 2001. Rockin’ bikes Get your motor running […]

Cops get new rides

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Clovis Police Lt. Richard Johnson sits atop the first of two Harley-Davidson motorcycles to be placed in service with the Clovis Police Department. Thursday was the first day the bike was used, Johnson said. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer They’re taking to the streets of Clovis on two wheels […]

cc riders: Motorcross a family affair

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Stephen Cameron, 13, of Amarillo relaxed before his race Saturday at the Mounted Patrol Arena. Cameron participated in the 12- to 16-year-old 85cc class. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers Trailers, RVs, tents and hundreds of motorcycles began covering half of the parking area on Saturday morning at the Curry County Fair. […]

Childhood hill teaches lesson of constant change

More than 25 Christmas seasons ago, my children Annie and John Scott asked for new bicycles for Christmas. At that time, we lived in a newly developed area. Behind our house was a giant dirt pile where the contractors had leveled off the lots to build new homes. Our children were little and the attraction […]

Mountains may crumble, but God’s love remains

Judy Brandon: Local Columnist More than twenty five Christmas seasons ago my children, Annie and John Scott, asked for new bicycles for Christmas. At that time, we lived on the other side of town in a newly developed area. Behind our house was a giant dirt pile where the contractors had leveled off the lots […]

Mini bikes ruling roads

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Billy Hernandez, 12, right, and his brother Jesse, 9, ride their mini-chopper bikes in the parking lot Monday at Farwell High School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer They’re the trendiest wheels on the road. But yes, you do need a license to operate a pocket bike on Clovis’ streets. And […]

Pocket bikes could be a dangerous fad

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the newest fad in transportation: mini-motorcycles known as pocket bikes. Some responses: “WHEN SCHOOL LETS OUT in the afternoons I can always count on at least six to eight mini-motorcycles racing up and down my street with all the kids beeping their horns at […]

Mini bikes trendy way to travel

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By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers They’re only 3 feet high and can travel at 35 mph., and they’re catching on as trendy transportation for children and young adults. But Clovis police warn not just anyone may legally operate “pocket bikes” on Clovis’ city streets. “The pocket bikes are motor vehicles,” Clovis police Lt. Ron Hutchison […]

Bad Bikers

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By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Organizers of the Badlands Motorcycle Rally say their rally, in its fourth year this weekend, draws bikers from all over New Mexico and West Texas. However, few visitors came from as far away as Deonne Wright, who rode her vintage 1979 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead on a solo trip from […]

Someone stop the out-of-control bikes

Letters to the editor Help! My once quiet and peaceful neighborhood has been overrun with motorcycles. A group is riding racing bikes down the street. Those drivers have to see how fast they can go the three blocks in front of my house. They literally scream down the street. Then I have a few Harley […]

Event revs up downtown

By Gary Mitchell Sunday’s blessing of the bikes ceremony may not have affected the motorcycle machinery, but motorcyclist and Lighthouse Mission director Richard Gomez said he felt certain it was helpful. Members of the Christian Motorcycle Association conducted the blessing of the bikes as part of the Badlands Street Party held in downtown Clovis on […]