Monday morning briefing: Fire chat, a peach of a birthday and a big wedding

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Fire chat Karen Burns of the Clovis Fire Department is the guest speaker Tuesday for the Curry County Republican Women. They meet 11:30 a.m. at Dakota’s Steakhouse. Information: Carolyn Shipley, 763-5315. Park meeting The Clovis Parks and Recreation Board meeting is 5:15 p.m. Tuesday […]

Director: Goal of CATS is service, not profit

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The Clovis Area Transit System buses run six days per week, with 24-hour reservation required and a charge of 75 cents per ride. Kevin Wilson The honk comes, and Frank Cole arrives with quarters in hand. Cole is about 14 blocks from his Seventh Street residence to his healthcare job […]

Change is conscious decision

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Call it the myth of inevitability. It is the mindset that says enlightenment and progress are the inescapable byproducts of time. As in a reader who asked last week during an online chat how I thought slavery would have ended had the South won the Civil War. That it might […]

Portales students chat with N.Y. firefighter via Skype

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson New York City Fire Department 51st Battalion Chief Michael Borst talks to Lindsey Elementary students Friday afternoon via the Skype video phone service. The students raised $1,400 to help Borst, a first responder during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, undergo a respiratory rehabilitation treatment. By […]

Sheriff’s office: Man arrested after Internet chat

CNJ Staff The Curry County Sheriff’s office and Rio Rancho Police Department cooperated on the arrest of a 22-year-old Rio Rancho resident, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. Kenneth Gregory, 22, was arrested Wednesday and charged with three felony counts of child solicitation by electronic communication device. The investigation of Gregory began on […]

Carlsbad Caverns hosts e-field trip

Would you like to learn more about what makes caves so special? Carlsbad Caverns National Park will help you do just that with the free electronic field trip (or eFieldTrip) “Caves: An Underground Wonderland.” This eFieldTrip is designed to teach students about karst features, cave geology, speleothem formation, cave ecosystems, and the need for cave […]

Too many choices make selection tough

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist There was one copy of this magazine sold from Hastings in Clovis last year. I know, because I am the one who bought it. The magazine is the Competition edition of Wildfowl Carving, which features the best of the previous year’s carving competitions, primarily in wood, for those who focus […]