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, […]

Education feature: Walking program promotes healthy lifestyle

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Students earn toe tokens and mile markers for walking. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Some Barry Elementary students spend their recess walking in groups, meandering slowly, or stroll by themselves while others jog or sprint around the quarter-mile track. The students decided Tuesday they are walking to Hawaii, one […]

Resident resubmits request for procession

CNJ STAFF Sean Ferreira had a vision in March for a religious procession to take place next Friday. And twice, the Clovis City Commission has decided against a five-hour procession route along Main and Mitchell streets. In today’s 5:15 p.m. city commission meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, Ferreira is submitting his third request for […]

Freedom Communications announces company-wide wage reduction

Freedom New Mexico Freedom Communications, Inc. announced a five percent across-the-board

Sandra Bullock and the five stages of grief

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I had never walked out on a movie, and I wasn’t starting now. The following is a true story. The names of the people involved are changed, the names of the movies involved aren’t. Sunday. 4:38 p.m. In one hand I hold my soda; the other, two tickets for the […]

Clovis runner set for NYC Marathon

CNJ staff Clovis resident Teddy Draper is headed to New York City in November to take part in the ING New York City Marathon. Draper dedicating his funds to the Aubrey Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. To raise money, Draper will be auctioning off five paintings through a raffle. There […]

Five C’s of credit help determine loans

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist What does it take to obtain a business loan? This is an important question for today. According to local lenders, important elements they consider are the five C’s of Credit: Character, capacity, capital, collateral, and conditions. Other C’s that can be used to evaluate a loan are customer relationship, competition, […]

Local United Way names new board members

United Way of Eastern New Mexico has announced five new

Commission moves ahead with Hotel Clovis proposal

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File photo Commissioners unanimously approved a $13 million proposal to turn Hotel Clovis into an apartment complex. The 78-year-old hotel has been closed since closed since 1983 and in city hands since 2004. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis has owned the Hotel Clovis for nearly five years. City commissioners took […]

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Clovis woman killed in car collision

CNJ Staff An 18-year-old Clovis woman and five members of an extended family died Friday in a head-on collision west of Roswell. Elaina Hita was killed on U.S. 70 when the vehicle she was driving hit a van carrying five adults and two children, according to State Police spokesman Peter Olson. Hita’s passenger, 22-year-old Luis […]

Releasing records not private matter

By Ray Sullivan: FNM publisher Five years ago next month, New Mexico legislators defeated — for the second time in two years — a bill that would have set up an electronic portal that the state declared would make public records more accessible. The bill died because it was poorly thought out and ambiguously worded. […]

Music enriches lives

By Anna Skaggs Music in my life has been like breathing. I grew up in a second-generation Czech family, the Grisaks. Everyone in my family played a musical instrument sang and learned to whistle tunes. I grew up thinking the whole world loved music. Favorite childhood memories were hearing daddy playing Celtic, gypsy and bluegrass […]

Cherish your spouse

Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist My husband tried to feed one of our five girls (the last one) Honey Nut Cheerios when she was 4 months old. Nothing happened, but I remember being annoyed that he didn’t remember he couldn’t do that, and worse, that he felt like he should have gotten credit for trying. I […]

Five things you might not know about …

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Matt Hillsman, curator of the Blackwater Draw Museum, said Columbian mammoths roamed the Eastern New Mexico plains up to 10,000 years ago. A model of a older bull Columbian mammoth was built by students in the 1960’s. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Ranch hand chooses work over welfare

by Glenda Price The rancher, Big Jim Jordan, went to the cafe in town where day-workers hung out each morning. Four or five fellows visited over coffee, one whittled on a stick, another looked at the day’s newspaper and the others just hung out.

AP: Four inmates charged with aiding escape

By Betsy Blaney: The Associated Press Four jail inmates who authorities say helped eight others in a brazen escape were charged Wednesday, as officials kept searching for five prisoners who remain on the loose, including a convicted murderer. Two people close to the fugitives were also arrested. Authorities said the four inmates, who were not […]

‘Kids’ reminder of times gone by

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It just took five words. It killed a conversation, showed our differences and outlined our dependence on the superficial. But a few months ago, those five words started a conversation, showed our similarities and outlined our dependence on the superficial. “I don’t have a television,” she said, starting the conversation, […]

Reward for information on escapees increased

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County Crime Stoppers has increased rewards it is offering for information leading to the arrests of five escaped inmates. District Attorney Matt Chandler said callers can remain anonymous. Here are the rewards: • Edward Salas, up to $3,000 • Larry McClendon Jr., up to $2,500 • Michael England, […]

Five indicted on burglary charges

CNJ Staff A Curry County grand jury indicted five people Friday for a July 28 home invasion burglary in Clovis, according to a press rlease from the district attorney’s office. Indicted were: • Raynaldo Jeremy Enriquez, 19 • Fernando Romero Jr., 21 • Oscar Hernandez, 16 • Mark Aragon, 15 • Alex Romero, 16. They […]