Letter to the editor: City needs conservative leadership

In the final days leading to the mayoral and City Commission election, I’d like to take a moment to remind the citizens of Clovis about an important vote they cast last year to defeat the insidious Affordable Housing Plan the mayor and her minions on the City Commi-ssion tried to shove down their throats. When […]

Ex-Cannon commander leading investigation into Pakistani deaths

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has withdrawn from an international conference on stabilizing Afghanistan to protest the deadly attack by American forces on its troops, widening a fresh rupture in ties with a nominal ally that is endangering the U.S. plan for gradually ending the war. In an unusually hostile comment, a top Pakistani army general […]

Reward offered for information leading to recovery of stolen items

CNJ staff A former Clovis resident is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to recovery of a flatbed trailer, storage container and other items discovered missing Oct. 20 from a fenced-in lot at 93 Curry Road E. Gary Bunger, who lives in Washington state and owned Bunger Construction for 25 years, said the estimated […]

Postal service leading way in cutting costs

Freedom New Mexico There’s good bad news and good news in Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Postal Service, a semi-independent federal agency, which is only slightly propped up with tax dollars. The bad news is that like many businesses, the USPS has fallen on hard times, suffering through consecutive years of operating deficits. Unlike other […]

Still too early to pick leading GOP candidate

Freedom New Mexico The Republican presidential race is tightening. The Iowa straw poll Saturday didn’t pick any delegates, which will be done at the Iowa Caucuses on Feb. 6, but the poll began culling the herd of GOP candidates. Finishing first with 4,823 votes was Rep. Michele Bachmann, who was born in the Hawkeye State […]

Baskett searching for team

CNJ staff The agent for Clovis native Hank Baskett said times are uncertain, but the wide receiver is ready to go. Baskett, an unrestricted free agent, has 77 catches for 1,098 yards and six touchdowns in five seasons with Philadelphia, Indianapolis and, most recently, Minnesota. The NFL lockout compressed the free agent period, leading to […]

Jail tops county departments in budget growth

Sharna Johnson The jail tops other Curry County departments in budget growth with the county commission leading the way for growth of expense budgets. In the last five years — with a 33 percent increase — the jail has the largest growing budget among Curry County departments. With a growth rate of a little more […]

Clovis voters approve tax increase

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Dr. O.T. Rozzell and Lila Rozzell of Clovis prepare Tuesday to vote in the special election while Judge John Hays of Precinct 24 at Living Stone Community Church shows them where to sign in. Kevin Wilson By a 1,265-1,045 count — 57 percent — Clovis voters said yes to a […]

DA, jail administrator at odds on furloughs

Sharna Johnson A weekend medical furlough that ended with an inmate leading police on a high-speed chase through Curry County is an example of jail officials acting outside the scope of their duties, according to the district attorney. But the jail administrator says it’s ultimately up to the judge. Justin Steelman, 32, was released April […]

LSC-leading Southeastern Oklahoma rides big inning

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman left-hander Aaron Anderson was able to get out of bases-loaded, no-out jams the first two times he’d been in that situation this season. The third time, on Friday at Greyhound Field, he wasn’t quite so fortunate. Catcher Brad Shankle whacked a three-run double, highlighting league-leading Southeastern […]

Conservative leadership easily distracted

Freedom Newspapers Leading conservatives are the greatest asset President Barack Obama could ask for. They help his cause each and every day. In a country of rising fuel and food prices, unpopular foreign wars, high unemployment and hope for change at an all-time low, the president and first lady should be in political turmoil. They’re […]

ENMU/Angelo State basketball capsules — Feb. 16

CNJ staff Men ENMU (9-12, 4-5 Lone Star Conference South) at Angelo State (10-12, 6-4) When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today at San Angelo, Texas Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Greyhounds lost at division-leading Tarleton State 85-75 while the Rams absorbed an 81-61 setback at West Texas A&M, both on Saturday. Last meeting: The […]

Division-leading Texans turn back Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Guard Carrington Tankson converted four 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Tarleton State scored the game’s first six points and never relinquished the lead en route to an 85-75 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The division-leading Texans extended their […]

Division-leading TexAnns cruise past Zias

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State’s women scored the game’s first 17 points Saturday and never looked back in routing Eastern New Mexico University 97-58 in Lone Star Conference South Division action. The TexAnns (19-2, 9-0 South) extended their winning streak to nine games and now have the best 21-game start in the program’s […]

Polls show King has 15-point lead over Chandler

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Chandler, King Kevin Wilson A poll on the upcoming attorney general’s race shows incumbent Gary King with a 15-point lead over Matt Chandler heading into November’s general election. King, a Democrat, was chosen by 48 percent of poll respondents, while Chandler, currently serving his second term as the district attorney for the state’s 9th Judicial […]

Thursday morning briefing: Ropers, opinions needed and Jessica Lynch

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Worth noting Jesse Clark of Dora is leading Tie Down Roping at the National High School Finals in Gillette, WY.

Education column: School staff leading by example for literacy

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Growing up, I heard a lot of ‘old sayings’. Some I totally understood and others…not so much.

Reward offered in Dawg Houze robbery case

Freedom New Mexico Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest in the robbery of the Dawg Houze in Portales on Wednesday. Portales Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry would not disclose the amount of money taken. Contact Crime Stoppers at 356-8100.

U.S. realizing pitfalls of big governemnt

Freedom New Mexico Quitting must be a cool new trend among leading Democrats. Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter became the latest, announcing Jan. 5 he won’t seek re-election next fall. He cited family concerns, but maybe he considered a re-election bid futile. It should be a great time to be a Democrat. One of the left’s […]

Volunteers unearth Blacktower Cemetery

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Senior Airman Zayed Antonio was one of about 15 volunteers who came to the Blacktower cemetery to help uncover graves during the clean up day. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer Stepping into the shoes of archeologists, volunteers from Cannon Air Force Base and the community carefully removed several […]