Taxpayers shouldn’t foot hotel bill

I think it is noble to want to save Hotel Clovis from decay or destruction. Personally, I love to see historic buildings preserved and put back to use. I’m somewhat less enthusiastic over the plan to use it for subsidized housing. If you own the building, I think it is yours to use as you […]

Clovis man convicted of burglary

CNJ staff Jeremiah Mascarenas, 31, of Clovis was convicted Monday of burglary and resisting an officer and ordered to serve five years in prison. According to a release from District Attorney Matt Chandler, Mascarenas was found inside a home June 4 while committing a theft. Officials said Mascarenas ran out the back door, leading officers […]

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 […]

Clovis’ Crockett figures prominently in Tech’s plans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jaye Crockett averaged 29 points and 12 rebounds his senior season at Clovis High. By Rick White: CNJ sports editor Jaye Crockett has literally grown into what figures to be a prominent role this season with the Texas Tech Red Raiders. A redshirt freshman, Crockett has sprouted more than 2 […]

Friday morning briefing: Clovis man honored, school supplies needed and 21st street blues

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Clovis native honored Dalton (Ga.) State College has honored former president and Clovis native James A. Burran,dedicating the college’s 75-foot bell tower in his name. Burran grew up in Clovis and graduated from Clovis High School in 1968.

Placing Reagan on currency costly tribute

Freedom Communications An airport in Washington. A highway in Illinois. A 7-foot-tall statue in the

ENMU rodeo program receives donation from wind farm operator

Freedom New Mexico The rodeo program at Eastern New Mexico University got a $10,000 boost from a local wind generating company for a covered practice facility. Edison, which operated wind turbines near Elida, donated the money to go to the 120 x 240-foot facility which is scheduled for completion in 2010.

Dec. 4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 p.m. Nov. 22 an officer on duty in the area of 16th and Prince Streets was told of a subject seen carrying a firearm. Officers located the subject and after a brief foot pursuit, took the man into custody. A […]

Roch goes distance for vote

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Dennis Roch won more than one race this election season. Roch, who will represent Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties as the new District 67 representative, was challenged to a foot race while campaigning in Portales. Roch was knocking on voters doors on East Amazon Street in Portales. “I introduced […]

Sept. 12, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Local youth showed respect, talent I operate a baseball league in Lubbock. Coach Drooper Greenwalt, Jay Kelley and others got a group of 11-and-under boys together from the Clovis area to play in our league. They were wide-eyed youngsters ranging in age from 8 to 12 and in height from 4-foot-nothing to nearly 6 feet. […]

Chain saw artist showcases talent at fair

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CNJ staff photo: Gabe Monte Gary Keenan carves out a horeshoe from a walnut log. Keenan’s chain saw sculpting is one of the dozens of attractions at the Curry County Fair. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Gary and April Gober shared a bag of popcorn, fascinated by the wood chips and sawdust that flew […]

May 2, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. Sunday an officer responded to a residence in the 600 block of Anthony for a report of larceny. A man said the night before, someone stole a 4-foot by 4-foot billboard sign that was tied to his van. The […]

It’s mine

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A young female ferret explores the Clovis Animal Control office Thursday afternoon. The ferret was found Monday in a dog pen. Clovis Animal Control officers are trying to ferret out the facts. Until then, a foot-long, 1-pound ferret will just have to stay at the shelter until her true owner […]

3-28-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 p.m. Sunday an officer responded to a report of theft from a home in the 1000 block of Westchester. A woman said her grandson and a friend came to visit. She said she confronted them about a gun missing from […]

Wind project moving forward

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff writer City commissioners voted unanimously to move toward creating a six megawatt wind farm on land near the city landfill. The commissioners’ decision would allow the city to request bids for the wind generators and find funding for the project estimated to cost $10 million. Commissioner Randal Crowder said the […]

Kites fill sky during festival

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bruce DeFoor, 52, of Ruidoso gets Ollie the Octopus in the air Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base’s Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park. A professional kite flier and member of the American Kitefliers Association. By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Kites colored the sky above Doc Stewart Park Saturday […]

Two Wildcats in Golden Spread games

CNJ Staff Two Clovis High seniors are playing this weekend in the Golden Spread All-Star Games. Guard Cody Thornsbury and center Michael Lewis are playing for the West All-Stars in tonight’s game against the North. The game is 7 p.m. (MDT) at the First United Bank Center in Canyon, Texas. The team will play in […]

Gore’s global warming warning goes to extremes

By Freedom Newspapers Former Vice President Al Gore returned to Washington on Wednesday to whip up global warming hysteria, calling on Congress to cut greenhouse gases 90 percent by 2050 and impose new taxes on carbon emissions. “I know the phrase sounds shrill,” was Gore’s own understated assessment of his testimony before the House Energy […]

Jewelry store robbed in Portales

CNJ Staff Woody’s Jewelry in Portales was broken into about 9 p.m. Friday, according to Portales Police Chief Lonnie Berry. The thief broke into the front door of the jewelry store on 117 W. Second St., grabbed two cases from the top of the counter. When a security alarm in the store sounded, the thief […]

Zias pick up five signees

CNJ staff PORTALES — Samantha Matta, a 5-foot-7 guard from Roswell High, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Eastern New Mexico University for next season. Matta averaged 16.8 points and around three steals and three assists last season for the Lady Coyotes, who went 15-14 and lost in the quarterfinals […]