Police investigating hit-and-run

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are investigating a hit and run that injured a 30-year-old Roswell man. According to a police report, Greg Nielson was walking in the area of Sycamore and Sharondale streets around 9 p.m. Monday when he was struck by a dark colored car headed northbound on Sycamore. Nielson suffered injuries to […]

Dairy Fest to feature No.-1 hit country singer

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File photo The fourth annual Dairy Fest, complete with a Sammy Kershaw country concert, starts 5 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Special Events Center. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico This year’s Dairy Fest is featuring a No. 1-hit country singer and, for the first time, a mechanical-bull, on top of cheeseburgers, dairy foods, […]

Airman uses SABC to aid man hit by train

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs “I had to take a detour.” Senior Airman Eric Slaugh, 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron, was returning to base from leave in December when he encountered a snowstorm in northeastern New Mexico, a storm that would detour him into assisting in saving someone’s life. […]

Gosselins need empathy, not judgment

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist A record-breaking 9.8 million viewers watched the TLC hit show “Jon & Kate Plus Eight” season premiere, on Monday night. If you don’t know Jon and Kate Gosselin, they are the stars of a reality television series about their family of eight children — a set of twins and […]

Three injured north of Clovis

CNJ staff Three people were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center on Monday after an accident involving a road construction worker. Law officers investigating the accident said they did not know the extent of the injuries. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said John Romero, a New Mexico Department of Transportation road worker, was standing on […]

Hounds rout Tigers, move into fifth in LSC

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Junior designated hitter Ethan Wagner hit a pair of homers, and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team exploded for 13 runs in the last two innings of a 15-5 Lone Star Conference rout of East Central Sunday at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (23-22, 18-18 LSC) won the weekend series 3-1 […]

Lyrics explain where words fail

clyde_davis@yahoo.com The year was 1986, and I hit the road early that morning, leaving northeastern Ohio for Columbus, the center of the state, and Ohio’s state capital. August and State Fair time, but this was only tangential to my reason for going. By now most of the country had jumped on the fan train for […]

Hounds, Zias lose in season finales

CNJ staff Ean Wagner scored 26 points, and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with :50 left in overtime, as Abilene Christian outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 71-65 in a Lone Star Conference matchup Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. Dante Adams scored 14 and Cameron Holson 13 for the Wildcats, who staved off a late Greyhound rally. Wagner […]

GI Bill affected by financial crisis

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The worldwide financial crisis has hit private colleges hard enough that relatively few are likely to participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s “Yellow Ribbon” initiative when it begins this fall, says Keith M. Wilson, director of education service for the Veterans Benefits Administration. Under the Yellow Ribbon program, private colleges […]

Crash claims life of Clovis man

CNJ staff A 31-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday from injuries suffered last week in a two-car collision east of Clovis. Wesley Hess died at 1:58 p.m. (CST) at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, according to a New Mexico State Police news release. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Hess sustained multiple injuries including blunt […]

Tucumcari man “very, very lucky” to survive train accident

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man who was hit by a train two weeks ago says he “didn’t see the darn train,” and that he’s a very lucky man. “The doctors and everybody say I am very, very lucky,” said Isaac Pacheco, Jr., 46. Pacheco who is at Northwest Hospital in Amarillo was interviewed by […]

Dec. 7, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Tumbleweed situation needs remedy As I write, the forecasted wind from the north has hit, bringing in today’s accumulation of weeds.

Local electric workers aid in Ike recovery

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Six Farmers Electric Cooperative linemen are helping to bring back power in areas in Texas and Louisiana hit by Hurricane Ike, according to utility company officials. The linemen join other volunteers from Curry and Roosevelt counties who have assisted with relief efforts in areas hit by the hurricane. Farmers […]

Portales native blasts No. 17

Portales-born Cody Ross hit his 17th home run of the season on Monday for the Florida Marlins.

May 7, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon Thursday an officer observed an altercation while at a school in the 1500 block of Sycamore Street. A male student said he kicked a soccer ball and accidentally hit another male student, who attacked him.

May 1, 2008 Local Briefs

Man arrested after firing gun An 18-year-old Clovis man is in jail after police said he fired a handgun early Tuesday morning and nearly hit three officers. Michael Trevino was arrested after officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 3000 block of Sheldon Street around 2 a.m. Tuesday heard bullets “whizzing over […]

April 6, 2008 Cops and Courts

A Clovis police officer was cited for leaving the scene of a crash and careless driving, according to police reports. Officer Chris Lopez, 27, received the citations March 19, after residents reported seeing him run into a residential mailbox in the 2000 block of Kelso Street, back up and then leave the scene at a […]

Tornado season: How to be prepared

USAF File Photo: Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower Airmen from Cannon Air Force Base assisted Clovis residents in cleanup efforts following last year’s devastating tornado on March 23, 2007. By Airman 1st Class Brittany Krupa, 27th SO Civil Engineer Squadron Violent. Devastating. Disastrous. These are a few of the powerful words used to describe the […]

Dairy hit hard by storm

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Mike Mitchell stands outside the rebuilt milk barn at Grande Vida Dairy on Saturday. After the 2007 tornado the block wall of the building was a pile of rubble. Mitchell rode out the storm just inside the door in the middle of the building. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico […]

ENMU earns series split against Cameron

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — Third baseman Derrick Kennedy and catcher Freddy Carmona each had four hits and four RBIs and Eastern New Mexico erupted late for a 20-7 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over Cameron on Sunday. With the scored tied 3-3, the Greyhounds (10-6, 4-4 LSC) scored seven runs in the sixth, three […]