Obama delivers bad jobs speech in Denver

Even the Obama-friendly crowd at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School didn’t seem awe-inspired by the president’s repeated “pass the bill” demand on Tuesday. President Barack Obama repeated the boring and misleading story of Warren Buffett’s secretary in a desperate effort to spend another $450 billion on stimulus. He pitted plumbers against billionaires, again. The moment […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Military friendly, secret tour and Chief Joseph

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Military friendly Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been named a “Military Friendly School” by G.I Jobs, a magazine devoted to helping military members make the transition to civilian life. This distinction makes ENMU among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and […]

Our towns: Floyd touts friendly community

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Floyd’s school district is one of the biggest pride and joys in the community, according to Floyd Schools Superintendent Paul Benoit. He said the school holds games regularly and many annual events as well. Alisa Boswell Floyd, a small village with just over 100 people, has existed in eastern New Mexico […]

Loss of tree means gain of treehouse

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House gave me some bad news the other day: Our friendly shade tree has to come down. The tree’s roots are diving big-time into the family garden. This would explain why the tree had rocketed up in just a few short years. There’s lots of tasty […]

Friendly Ukraine regime could ease tensions

Freedom New Mexico Ukraine’s Central Election Commission has certified Viktor Yanukovich as the winner of the Feb. 7 presidential election, although his opponent, current prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, has promised to challenge the decision in court. This development has concerned some observers who worry abut the possibility of Russian expansionism or aggressiveness in neighboring countries. […]

Caretakers say greyhounds adjusting well to campus life

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University students Dallas Ellsworth, left, and Gilbert Valdez show off the university’s new live mascots, Tory, left center, and Vic. Ellsworth and Valdez live with the dogs and expect them to make their official debut Jan. 23 at the men’s basketball game. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New […]

Soapbox derby takes off

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Valon Smith of Clovis concentrates on the course ahead as she waiting for her race to begin during Saturday’s Soapbox Derby. This is the third year Smith, 12, has participated in the derby. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer After a friendly sibling race, Valon Smith figures it’s going to […]

Airmen compete to be Cannon’s fastest

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Staff Sgt. Jonathan Coronado, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, passes the baton to his partner during a four-person relay run on Sept. 18. The run for the fastest male and female competition was hosted by the 27th SOSS. By Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez: 27th SOW Public […]

What's Happening May 2

Friday Family Friendly First Friday — 5 p.m., open to the public, at The Landing. Social hour — 4:27 p.m. in the lounge at The Landing Latino Late Nighter — 9 p.m. at The End Zone Saturday End Zone Bar — Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Youth Center — Open recreation. 4-H cooking and photography club, Keystone […]

April 4-10

Friday First Friday Family Friendly Event — Open to the public. 5 p.m. at The Landing. Social hour — 4:27 p.m. in the lounge at The Landing. Psychedelic ‘70s Late Nighter — 9 p.m. at The End Zone. Saturday End Zone Bar — Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Tween Lock-In — 7 p.m. at the Youth Center. […]

Agency pushing for farmer-friendly rules

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer The Farm Service Agency is pushing for more farmer-friendly grazing and haying rules on Conservation Reserve Program land. The FSA is proposing rule changes that would allow managed haying once every five years and managed grazing once every three years. About 100,000 acres in Curry County were re-enrolled in […]

Ah, those friendly people

Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked what they love about Clovis. Here’s what Gerald Majewski had to say: “The friendliness of most of the people. Others need to learn from them.” • • • Want to participate in questions and answers with the editors? Email us

Pet-friendly rooms

Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon’s “pet friendly room” program has been in operation for nine months at the Caprock Inn to provide guests with a cost-effective means to allow animals to travel with them. Caprock has nine rooms that are considered pet-friendly and appropriate for families traveling with their pets, said Michelle Fry, Caprock Inn’s manager. Guests […]

Jacks, Delores F.

Delores Fern Jacks, 71, of Clovis, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Aug. 30, 1934, to Gene Hix and Flossie D. Patterson, in Littlefield, Texas. She married Quinton Jacks on Dec. 25, 1949, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. […]

Army should be more forthcoming about player death

Freedom Newspapers Exactly what sequence of events led to the death by friendly fire of Army Ranger Pat Tillman —the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University athlete who gave up a pro football salary to join the war on terrorism — remains uncertain. And as long as they are, those who loved and respected Tillman […]

People love Clovis

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked, “What do you like about Clovis?” Some responses: “I have lived in small villages and large cities and all have unique feels about them. Some are friendly some are not. What I like about Clovis can be summed up in two words: the people.” — […]