Sweet Home New Mexico: Stop, listen to the music

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The 21st century is a fast-paced place. Our entire existence is geared toward getting things done as quickly as possible. High-speed Internet, fast food, drive-thru dry cleaning, and express lanes at the grocery store are a few ways businesses are trying to cater to and keep up with our hurried culture. Red lights, the DMV […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Looking to fast forward through next few months

It’s not even a week past Christmas day and I’m already experiencing a post-Christmas letdown. Am I the only one that experiences this? Please, tell me no. There are things I love about all seasons of the year, but October through December are my favorite three months of the year, no doubt. There are so […]

Cannon Chapel hosting holiday services

By 27th SOW Public Affairs With the holidays fast approaching, here are updates of service times being provide through the Cannon Chapel at Cannon Air Force Base.

Tuesday morning briefing: Food request, fast cars

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing.

Purging ‘collections’ brings unexpected relief

We live in such a fast forward world, it’s easy to get caught up in accumulating. Now I’m not speaking specifically about cool collections. I know baseball cards, knives, stilettos and handbags can be quite fulfilling to collect. I’m talking about stuff that you think you need, or want, that serves no legitimate purpose. If […]

Military Mama: Kindergartener growing up too fast

I’ve stumbled into the joys of an attempted reader and star student. Kaleb is now one whole month into kindergarten and he proves to me each day that he is quite smart. Even smarter than I give him credit for, and I know he’s a smarty pants. He has known his letters and numbers for […]

Planet Kevin can’t come fast enough

Calling all scientists, calling all scientists: We need to travel faster than light, stat. Get on it. On Monday, the European Southern Observatory discovered 50 new exoplanets, including one that orbits in the habitable zone of its star 36 light years away from us. The planet may not have water — and if it did, […]

Friday morning briefing: About rain, the price of gas and a pop classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Fast fact The rainiest year in Clovis’ history was 1941 with 46.91 inches falling. To date, Clovis has received 1.71 inches this year. Price of gas AAA New Mexico reported Thursday the statewide average price for a gallon of gas is 11 cents below […]

McGee: Life in the not so fast lane

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Why is it that so many drivers break the law? I mean going faster than the speed limit? This came up as The Lady of the House and I rolled over that stretch of U.S. 84 between Santa Rosa and Fort Sumner on Memorial Day. Our cruise control was set […]

Monday morning briefing: Rain facts, road priorities and a deadly standoff

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Fast weather facts Clovis recorded three years — 1917, 1943 and 1945 — with less than 10 inches of moisture. The city also saw 5.26 inches of rain in a 24-hour period in 1957. Road priorities The Roosevelt County Commission is holding a workshop […]

Reliving my own Groundhog Day

There are a few ways to look at how history occurs. One is that it happens too fast to comprehend. Another is that it repeats itself far too much to ignore. Consider the 1994 video of the “Today” show, where Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel were flummoxed by this “Internet” thing. And who could blame […]

Manners sign of respect

Clyde Davis Pulling into the crowded drive-through of a fast food chain restaurant on a Saturday morning, I paid for the iced mocha and began to fold the change back into my wallet. The young woman taking the money at the window looked at me in a way which gives life to the clich

Homegrown

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Margie Plummer pulls onions from her garden. The onion will be sold in the farmers’ market that opens June 26 in Portales. The Clovis farmers’ market will open July 1. Both markets will run on various days until the end of October. By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Spring is […]

Early voting for June primary begins May 4

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The June 1 primaries are still roughly six weeks away, but early voting and party declaration deadlines are fast approaching. Early voting starts May 4 at the Curry County Clerk’s office. Primary races range from the U.S. House of Representatives to local law enforcement. County election chair Coni Jo […]

CCC students sweat through fast-paced summer coursework

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo April Fischer, 34, decided to take beginning algebra during the eight-week summer semester at Clovis Community College but, despite warnings, wasn’t prepared for how fast-paced the class would be. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After being out of school for 16 years, April Fischer was nervous to return in […]

Woman kidnapped and robbed Saturday

CNJ staff A 26-year-old female fast-food employee reported she was kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning while en route to the bank to make the store’s deposit, according to police. The victim, a manager at Wendy’s restaurant on North Prince, said two Hispanic males got into her vehicle at Ashford and Parkland around 9 […]

Fast fact about Tucumcari

Ever see the movie “Two-Lane Blacktop” starring James Taylor and Warren Oates?

Governor signs changed wage law

The Associated Press SANTA FE —A new law is taking effect to resolve an overtime pay problem for state and local governments. Gov. Bill Richardson signed the overtime measure into law Friday. It took effect immediately. Police, firemen and corrections officers will be able to work flexible shifts without incurring overtime. Local and state governments […]

Dangers abound out on open road

By Grant McGee: Local columnist There’s nothing like a crack in your windshield from a rock shot from the wheel of a passing pickup to get you thinking about your fellow drivers. The Lady of the House warned me not to drive over the freshly re-rocked County Road K on the way to my day […]

Hounds struggle staying afloat

CNJ staff PORTALES — So far, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is mostly treading water. For the Greyhounds to reach their potential, coach Shawn Scanlan said their defense must pick up. ENMU (2-3) hosts Lone Star Conference crossover games against Southwestern Oklahoma tonight and Cameron on Saturday at Greyhound Arena, and Scanlan […]