Let’s hope for centrist replacement

Freedom New Mexico All eyes are on President Barack Obama’s list of potential nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Many argue the real question is whether the nominee will be left-leaning, left or far-left. But President Obama might opt for a centrist rather than spark more partisan warfare by nominating an […]

Freedom strikes deal for Arizona paper sale

Freedom New Mexico Freedom Communications filed a motion Tuesday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware seeking approval of the sale of its Phoenix-area publications to 1013 Communications LLC, an affiliate of Thirteenth Street Media. In a statement, Freedom said company officials hope a hearing will be held in early March and that the transaction […]

Domestic partnership bill passes committee

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican As a measure to give domestic partners many of the rights and privileges as married couples inches through the Legislature, supporters hope it becomes law this year — when Gov. Bill Richardson has said he will sign it. That’s because New Mexico next year could have a […]

ENMU BASEBALL: Hounds hope depth is OK

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU baseball coach Phil Clabaugh points out mechanics with redshirt Lane Drake, a freshman pitcher from Clovis, during Saturday’s practice. The Greyhounds are slated to open at home on Tuesday against Wayland Baptist. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — You need 23, and you’ll need at least 18 […]

Stores hope for busy and safe Black Friday

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Mike Hall has worked a lot of Black Fridays, but he doesn’t really consider the day to be that dark. “The worst part is thinking about it coming, but once it gets here, it’s fun,” said Hall, store manager for Wal-Mart in Portales. “You get to do a lot […]

Business feature: Local-owned eateries hope to flourish

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Debbie Sims, owner of The Cupcake Cafe And Sweet Boutique, makes adjustments to a display Monday in her new store. The Cupcake Cafe and Sweet Boutique is located at the former Wholey Cow Deli and is scheduled to open Saturday. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico With business such as […]

Religion feature: Communities reach out with High Plains Fall Festival

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Courtesy photo Evangelist Jay Lowder will speak at the end of each evening of the four-day High Plains Fall Festival held at the Curry County Events Center Nov. 1-4. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In 2001, area communities participated in an event called Communities for Christ. During the event, speaker Tony Evans challenged the […]

Police post crime map

Clovis police today posted a crime map on their web site. Police say it is the first of what they hope to be a monthly posting detailing specific crimes and the neighborhoods where they occurred. The link to the map: www.police.cityofclovis.org/index.php/monthly-crime-map

Administrators not sure bill offering schools flexibility will survive

CNJ staff It seemed a bill adopted Wednesday by the New Mexico Senate giving schools flexibility to deal with budget cuts might give districts some hope. Not so, said Clovis Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Seidenwurm said she doesn’t believe the bill will make it through the House and become law. “This morning, we were hoping that […]

Fields of hope: How Portales won the battle for Eastern New Mexico University

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Courtesy ENMU Library Historial Collection The original Eastern New Mexico University Adminstration Building in 1935. Note students in the foreground relaxing with a game of horseshoes. By David Stone: Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission of New Mexico Magazine.