Former governor Bruce King remembered for compassion, fairness

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Courtesy photo By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico State legislators from Portales, Clovis and Tucumcari remember former Gov. Bruce King as a man who connected with people and served his state well. King died Friday morning at his ranch in Stanley. He was 85. The Democrat served three terms as governor, 1971-74, 1979-82 and 1991-94. […]

Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King dies at age 85

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Quilt show features work of generations

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan High Plains Quilt Festival judge Nell Smith evaluates one of the many quilts hanging at the Memorial Center in Portales Wednesday. The festival opens to the public Friday and Saturday. Freedom New Mexico About 175 quilts will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Building in Portales for […]

Workshops, auctions among activities at quilt festival

Freedom New Mexico About 175 quilts will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Building in Portales for the High Plains Quilt Festival. The fourth annual event costs $3 for both days and includes hourly workshops. Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, said the workshops cover a mix […]

Tucumcari man shot in neck

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man is charged with a shooting another man in the back of the neck in the parking lot of the Redwood Lodge in Tucumcari on Monday. Howard Russell King, the victim, was transported to Tucumcari Memorial Hospital by relatives about 8:45 p.m. on Monday, according to documents […]

The Parable of the King’s Bridge

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist Once upon a time in a land far, far away, a large and ornate bridge connected two bustling villages and spanned a mighty river. The bridge had stood for decades, having been built by a great king who had spared no expense in building it to last for many […]

Feb. 25 police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 a.m. Feb. 10 an officer responded to the hospital in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a battery report. A man told the officer that two days before he was jumped while walking home. The man […]

Array of events on tap for Ag Expo

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Clay Bailey of Edgewood rides Abrams, the longhorn steer, at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds on Monday. He and Fred Balmer of Folsom plan to ride longhorn steers during the Ag Expo today and Wednesday, and have two younger steers for petting. Cowboys riding … longhorn steers? You gotta be kidding. […]

Managing the King: Cash

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: CNJ business columnist “Cash is King” as the old saying goes. In business cash serves several purposes. It meets cash obligations, can be retained for unexpected issues, and is invested for future needs of the business. The timing of cash inflows and cash outflows is critical for the success of a business. […]

Annual MLK events set

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Martin Luther King Jr. Commission is hosting its 17th annual breakfast Saturday at the Clovis High School Cafeteria. The breakfast is part of the celebration of King’s efforts for civil liberties. A walk commemorating demonstrations from the civil rights movement in the 1960s is scheduled for Monday. […]