Authorities seek vandals

Freedom New Mexico Authorities are searching for whoever drove through two New Mexico pumpkin patches and caused $4,500 in damages just weeks before Halloween. Curry County deputies say someone drove through a fence Tuesday night in Curry County and damaged the pumpkin patch and corn maze at Davis Farms. Two nights later, someone did the […]

Cowboys knew how to have fun at work

My mother was a teenager during the 1930s. That decade was one of the busiest for the cattle and sheep raisers in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. In 1885, the railroad company built a spur line from Socorro to Magdalena. Livestock growers then had a market for their cattle and sheep. They drove their […]

Free speech also protects vulgar acts

Freedom New Mexico Shane Boor, 35, apparently has a low opinion of the police. As he drove to work in Colorado in April, he saw a state trooper who had pulled over a car. As Boor passed by, he flipped the trooper the bird. We all know it is unlawful to assault a police officer. […]

Club notes —

Clovis BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held their final meeting of the year on Dec. 9. The annual standing committee reports were given by the committee chairmen. Secretary Linda Catanzaro announced that we initiated 11 new members throughout the year and currently only have three members that will lapse if their dues are not paid […]

Club notes — Nov. 14

Clovis BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held a regular meeting on Nov. 4, 2010. The Nominating Committee presented the slate of new Drove Officers for 2011. All present were elected to their respective offices. Judiciary Chairman Kristy Marney read the proposed new standing rules and by-laws for the Drove. These will be voted on at […]

Police blotter — July 25

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. July 10 officers responded to a business in the area of Llano Estacado Boulevard and Prince Street for a report of a drunk driver. Witnesses said someone who appeared intoxicated had purchased beer and then drove from the store, […]

Human touch needed even as technology advances

Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist One time on a trip to Houston, our family witnessed an episode that warmed our hearts. Entering through the security gates at the apartment complex next to a golf course, we noticed a young woman running quickly, even frantically through the parking lot. She stopped at a parked car and quickly […]

Club notes — May 23

BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held a regular meeting on May 13 with President Terri Ruhe presiding. Two new members, Stella Chavez and Margie Tapia, were initiated into the Drove. Benevolence Chairman Bonnie Bryant announced her Benevolence Project is to donate personal and household products to The Hartley House. Each member was asked to bring […]

Government mandates are always costly

Freedom Newspapers T he passage of the federal health care bill is likely the result of a confluence of various factors. A costly existing system, primarily due to doctor shortages, the cost of existing regulation and hefty lawsuit awards that drove up costs and insurance premiums, convinced many that change — any change — was […]

Antique tractor parade expo tradition

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Herb Newberry of Portales rides his father’s tractor, fixed up for the antique tractor parade Tuesday at the annual Roosevelt County Ag Expo. Newberry said the tractor was used before his dad bought it in the 50s. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The antique tractor parade at the Roosevelt […]

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 […]

Bovina man dies in vehicle rollover

CNJ staff A 7-year-old Bovina girl drove her father’s crashed Jeep in an attempt get help Saturday night after he was ejected and killed in a rollover east of Clovis. Guillermo Montes, 40, was pronounced dead around 10 p.m., State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Monday. The crash occurred on State Road 77, or Pleasant […]

Police: Chase suspect drove toward officer

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Courtesy photo JaWayne Helfferich, 39, was injured when shot by a Texas Department of Public Safety officer during a pursuit Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 39-year-old Clovis man was shot by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Saturday during a police pursuit because he drove toward the officer who had exited […]

Hard work makes lasting memories

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist In the old days, baling hay was not a one-person operation like now. After the hay was cut and raked into windrows the baler crew of at least three people finished the job. A ranch where we lived had a vega (meadow) that made great grass hay, so my dad […]

Roswell Goddard beats Clovis

CNJ staff Roswell Goddard beat Clovis 13-9 in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader. The second game was called due to bad weather. Teisha Lujan and Stefanae Ricketson each had two hits for Clovis. Kayle Merritt added a two-run double and Nicole Anaya drove in three runs with a single and a sacrifice fly.

April 7, 1956

Curry County Sheriff Dan Webster was investigating “how one .32-caliber bullet could strike three people in the same car.” One man reported he accidentally fired the shot inside the car when his wife slammed on the brakes. They drove to Clovis Memorial Hospital when one victim complained of a headache. No one was killed, the […]

Elida downs Wolverines

CNJ staff DEXTER — The Texico Wolverines couldn’t overcome seven errors Saturday and lost to Elida 8-4 in the seventh-place game of the season opening Hal Bogle Invitational, hosted by Dexter. Texico built a 3-1 lead after two innings, but the Tigers rallied with three in the third and four in the fourth to take […]

Ring worth more than weight in gold

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Have you ever lost something that means a lot to you? Remember that sudden jolt you feel when you realize it’s gone? That’s what I felt as The Lady of the House and I sat in a Clovis eatery and she said, “Where’s your wedding ring?” My wedding ring, this […]

Trial postponed

By CNJ Staff Due to inclement weather, the first-degree murder trial of a 31-year-old Clovis man scheduled Monday was postponed until today. Robert “Pelon” Macias is accused of shooting Wilfred Salas Jr., 19, in the head early in the morning of Jan. 15, 2006, as Salas drove on Merriwether Street. Salas was found with a […]

When seas get stormy, put trust in captain

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist On a family vacation during my growing-up years, our family headed across country to Niagara Falls. Our route led us to experience a ride on a ferry in West Virginia. Because we couldn’t get to the other side of the river, it was necessary for us to take the ferry. […]