Season bringing out spirit of community

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The excitement among small people is building to a level that is almost unbearable, as the day of Christmas draws closer. In homes like ours, where Santa Claus is a reality, the attendant efforts to keep that major secret of the season reach new heights. How long has it been […]

School board schedules special session

The Clovis Municipal School board of education has scheduled a special executive session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the administration building board room. CMS spokesperson Penny Bailey said the board calls executive sessions about three times a year to discuss business. She said the meeting is closed to the public and a statement will not […]

Storm causes two deaths, outages, damage

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Tara Wong hands a cup of coffee to Leslie Broussard Tuesday morning at Coffee Depot on 21st Street. Wong said cold weather and overcast skies are good for business. Weather forecasts are calling for a mix of weather today ranging from frost, to sun and snow. Freedom New Mexico Wind […]

Business feature: Shop returning to roots with addition of Christmas room

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Patsy Liston glues on a piece on a gingerbread house Monday at the Christmas shop she and her daughter Jaqque Johnson built next to the family craft business west of Clovis. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Just on the edge of Clovis, a small lighted Santa Claus waves to […]

No plans proposed for Portales’ tallest building

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico It’s well known the tallest building in Clovis, Hotel Clovis, was once used as sleeping quarters for many but is now unoccupied. The same is true for the tallest building in Portales. Unlike the Hotel Clovis, however, no plans have been drawn up to […]

Police department evacuated after gas leak

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said the Clovis police department was evacuated for two hours this morning. A construction crew struck a gas line while working on plumbing in the building next door to the department. There were no injuries. The building was evacuated from about 9:30 to 11:30 am., Whitney said.

Business feature: K-otic night club to become hookah lounge

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Though the sign for K-otic still is on top of the old Prince Street Lounge, at Seventh and Prince streets in Clovis, the new renters are advertising a hookah lounge they plan on opening in early February. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico For years, the expansive building at Prince […]

Quilt fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity

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PNT Staff Photo: Clarence Plank Habitat For Humanity Executive Director Joyce Davis holds a quilt that the habitat is raffling off to raise money to help with the cost of supplies and other expenses. The quilt will be on display Saturday at the Portales First United Methodist Church. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Gail […]

Press release: Peanut Festival in Portales this weekend

PORTALES–The annual Peanut Valley Festival at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be held in the Campus Union Building from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18.

ENMU grew from humble beginnings

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Former Greyhound basketball players, from left to right, Pete Norris, Jerry Hyder and Greg Hyder remember old times Friday during a reunion. The trio were part of ENMU’s national NAIA championship team in 1969.F By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico t may have been a little slow going at first, […]

Portales’ Territorial House to become Italian eatery

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Mark Vigil, owner of Mark’s Restaurant and Catering, takes a look at the second floor of the Territorial House restaurant. A deal was finalized for Vigil to purchase the building, which he plans to turn into an Italian restaurant. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico After the building’s most recent […]

We are building the playground

The GAP Project, sponsored by United Way’s Day of Caring Committee, is building a playground. The installation of the playground equipment at Grand Avenue Playground will be on Saturday, Aug 22 beginning at 8 a.m. If you would like to volunteer to help build, clean, paint or move pea gravel, please give us a call. […]

Fair season

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Ashley Olson, left, and Jo Schrepfer set up for the PM Productions show Pets Overboard at the Curry County Fairgrounds. The show is a pirate-themed animal show and its first performance is Monday at 7:30 p.m. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico With the temperatures into the mid-90s on Friday, […]

ENMU planning emergency drill

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has scheduled an emergency planning drill for 8-11 a.m. today, although it may end before 11 a.m. The drill involves Portales and campus police trying to apprehend an actor portraying a shooter in the Campus Union Building. Lea Hall, the College of Business and the Campus Union Building […]

Fight against gas emissions not joint effort

Freedom New Mexico Resistance is building to utopian schemes to combat global warming as nations refuse to sacrifice their own economic prosperity. The Obama administration’s domestic powers to tax and regulate industries and individuals into compliance lose their clout at the border. Nations like China, India and Brazil see little to gain by going along […]

Gas leak shuts down Salvation Army building

The Salvation Army of Clovis, 317 E. 2nd Street, is hoping to re-open operations in its family services building today after a week of closure due to a nearby gas leak. On Thursday, June 25, New Mexico Gas Company notified the volunteer organization of the leak, which closed family services and, temporarily, the Salvation Army’s […]

Purchasing training set for Monday

Freedom New Mexico A cooperative educational services meeting will be held 8 a.m. Monday at the Clovis High School cafeteria. The meeting will focus on building bids, including construction, electrical, and plumbing. The city’s purchasing department will be available at the conclusion of the meeting to help local companies learn about the process. For more […]

Camp teaches science in innovative ways

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Daniela Rodriguez, left, and Quinn Neighoff work together to disassemble an electronic device in the I Can Invent class of Camp Invention at La Casita Elementary School. The girls were members of the Blue Bubbles team. The students also participated in c By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Quinn […]

Truck hits building on North Prince

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Sgt. John Evans of the New Mexico Motor Transport Division, left, and Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Marney check insurance paperwork Tuesday for the driver of a pickup that ran into the R&S Hydraulics building on North Prince Street. Marney said the driver of the pickup was cut off and swerved to avoid hitting another […]

Legalization of marijuana worth debate

Support for a more common-sense approach to marijuana has been quietly building for years now. And California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s comment last week that “I think it’s time for a debate” on the subject of legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana seems to have elevated the topic to a much more serious level. CNN did a […]