Alumni and Portales residents celebrate Founder’s Day

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PNT Photo: Zhongming Jiang Janet Roehl, professor of communicative arts and sciences professor, talks to one of the guest at the Founders’ Day Picnic on Sunday. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Local residents and alumni took a trip down memory lane Sunday during the Founder’s Day Picnic at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. […]

Training to become more routine for communities

Cannon Connections staff A military plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night could become a routine event across the region. A Cannon Air Force Base spokesperson confirmed the plane — which had many residents worried and local officials preparing for an emergency — was a U.S. Air Force plane conducting a […]

Air Force exercise alarms residents

Freedom New Mexico A large prop plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night

Hondo Iris Farm currently in bloom

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Courtesy of the Hondo Iris Farm Visitors to the Hondo Iris Farm can take in the sight of many blooming irises, as well as hummingbirds and the Hondo Valley. Place: The Hondo Iris Farm Location: The farm is located just off of U.S. 70 at Mile Marker 284 between Roswell and Ruidoso. The location is […]

Lake offers visitors outdoor activities

Courtesy of New Mexico State Parks The Ute Lake State Park offers a variety of activities, including boating, fishing, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing. The park is almost two hours from Cannon Air Force Base. Place: Ute Lake State Park Location: 1880 N.M. 540 Loop, Logan. Ute Lake State Park is located 91 miles, or […]

It’s time for some time out of town

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist With any luck, within an hour after I get this column written and e-mailed to the newspapers, I’ll be headed out of town for a few days. It’s time, in more ways than one. It’s the time of year again when my three brothers and I all try to […]

April 3 -9 What's Happening

Friday Social hour — 4 p.m., The Landing. Parent/Child tournament — 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Cannon Lanes. First Friday family event — 5 p.m., The Landing.Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The End Zone. Diabetes Cooking School — 9 a.m., Curry County Extension Office. Classes will be held every Friday through April 24. Information: 763-6505.

Businesses anticipate wage raise

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Weston Clark takes the order of Clovis residents Robin and Mike Eberhardt Tuesday afternoon at the Portales Taco Box. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico A $1 rise in the New Mexico minimum wage taking effect in about a week has local business owners scrambling to find ways to make […]

Dec. 5 -Dec. 11 What's Happening

Friday Social Hour — 4:30 p.m., The Landing. First Friday Parent/Child Tournament — 7 p.m., Cannon Lanes Pre-holiday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The End Zone.

Tucumcari hammer thrower fails to reach finals

U.S. Olympic hammer thrower Amber Campbell failed to qualify for the medal round late Sunday night in Beijing. Campbell, who lived in Tucumcari from 1983 to 1995, finished 21st among 50 competitors with a best throw of 67.86 meters during qualifying. The top 10 advanced to the medal round. Cuba’s Yipsi Moreno led all qualifiers […]

Aug. 17, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Baseball Hour by Carol Nevius, Bye-Bye Crib by Alison McGhee, Charlie Hits it Big by Deborah Blumenthal, Lucy Maud Montgomery by Elizabeth Macleod and The Texas Rangers by Michael Spradlin were given by Master Electrical Contractors in memory of Jackie Pruet. These selections have received […]

Business feature: AeroCare calls Clovis home

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Billy Vinson is a paramedic with Covenant Health Systems which operates the AeroCare helicopter. AeroCare was recently reassigned to Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After months of being moved around and prolonged response times, AeroCare has found a home in Clovis. Under a lease agreement with Blue Sky […]

What's Happening June 27

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. at The Landing Late nighter — 9 p.m. at The Landing Saturday Cannon Idol — 7 p.m. at The Landing, followed by late nighter End Zone Bar open 5 p.m.-midnight Wednesday Youth Center — Open recreation. Torch Club, 4-H sewing club, arts and crafts, 4-H health and fitness club. […]

What's Happening June 20

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. at The Landing Saturday End Zone Bar open 5 p.m.-midnight Wednesday Texas Hold ‘em — 6 p.m. at The End Zone Casel Land Family Fun Center — Call 784-2747 for details Youth Center — Open recreation. Torch Club, 4-H sewing club, arts and crafts, 4-H health and fitness club. […]

What's Happening May 16

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. in the lounge at The Landing Saturday End Zone Bar — Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Youth Center — Open recreation. 4-H cooking and photography club, Keystone Club, Image Makers, Fit Factor Sunday The End Zone Bar will be closed on Sundays, except for special events. Tuesday Youth Center — Open […]

Detention officers get shift change

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Plagued with staffing issues, the Curry County Adult Detention Center is switching to longer but less frequent works shifts at the request of detention center officers. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said he recently approved a petition request by detention officers to switch from 10 eight-hour shifts in a […]

What's Happening May 9

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. in the lounge at The Landing Saturday End Zone Bar — Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Youth Center — Open recreation. 4-H cooking and photography club, Keystone Club, Image Makers, Fit Factor Sunday The End Zone Bar will be closed on Sundays, except for special events. Tuesday Youth Center — Open […]

Clovis takes a day to pray

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School’s Ashley Ramirez, 9, sang praise songs during Thursday’s National Day of Prayer rally in front of the Curry County Courthouse. Nineteen third-graders came from the school to lead the pledge of allegiance. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer For about an hour and a half, a portion […]

April 18-24

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. in the lounge at The Landing Saturday End Zone Bar — Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Youth Center — Open recreation. 4-H cooking and photography club, Keystone Club, Image Makers, Fit Factor Sunday The End Zone Bar will be closed on Sundays, except for special events. Tuesday Youth Center — Open […]

High Plains Praire Chicken Festival attracts variety of people

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Nancy Phillips, of Albuquerque, watches lesser prairie chickens perform their mating ritual Saturday from a van near Milnesand. The 7th annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival concludes today. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A half-hour before daylight Saturday on the prairie west of Milnesand, eight people waited in bleary-eyed […]