Weekly update — May 8

Cannon, police looking into fight Clovis police and investigators from Cannon Air Force Base are looking into a May 1fight that left one man in a Lubbock hospital in serious condition. Police Chief Steve Sanders said the altercation took place around 3 a.m. at a hookah lounge at 700 North Prince St., which is run […]

Professional Business Women of New Mexico looking to expand

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Leticia Zarate sets up for today’s Professional Business Women of New Mexico meeting. The meeting is free and open to the public. CNJ staff The Professional Business Women of New Mexico is looking at expanding its ranks to Clovis. An information meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to noon […]

GOP looking to wean public off government

Freedom New Mexico I t isn’t likely to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate, but the GOP’s proposed spending plan for next year and the next decade is one of the most encouraging signs out of Washington since the Reagan revolution. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., got everyone’s attention Tuesday when he unveiled a GOP proposal to reduce […]

Official: New companies looking at Clovis

Sharna Johnson With renewable energy putting Clovis on the map, new companies are evaluating the area as a potential home for future operations. Among prospects are a methane gas digester and wood product manufacturer, said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. The wood product manufacturer, who Gentry declined to identify, would […]

Education column: Airmen offer students advice

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy I was very moved by a unique sight the other day: Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students presented colors at a special ceremony honoring veterans. Looking around Yucca’s school cafeteria, I saw it was filled with a considerable number of Cannon Air Force Base personnel in uniform standing in total silence — at […]

Thursday morning briefing: Paint the town, holiday stuff and The Great War ends

Good morning, happy Veterans Day and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Help needed Your chance to paint the town…literally. Clovis MainStreet is still looking for volunteers to prep and paint buildings a block worth of buildings downtown. It’s from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday. Meet at Patchwork House, 519 Main. For more […]

Friday morning briefing: Little rock stars, limited lunch and an Oscar

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. School of rock Looking to catch a budding rock star or hot new group right here in Clovis? Check out the “Kids Rock” Rock and Roll Assembly 9 a.m. today at Mesa Elementary. It’s part of the Clovis Music Festival. In case you’re hungry […]

ENMU squads looking to build

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams made their best showings ever in the Lone Star Conference meet last fall. Fourth-year coach Eric Boll is optimistic they can improve on it this season. The Greyhounds, picked for ninth, finished third in the LSC meet last fall and then stunned traditional conference power Abilene […]

Livestock sale nets $286,000

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Tell Runyan of Clovis’ Future Farmers of America chapter puts his grand champion steer on display to open Friday’s junior livestock sale at the Curry County Events Center. The steer sold for $5,000. Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With Tell Runyan and his steer projected on the big screen, auctioneer […]

Habitat Clovis project near completion

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Habitat for Humanity volunteer Charles Tosh paints in the second bedroom of the second Habitat home being built on Cameo Street in Clovis. Tosh, a retired railroad worker, said he helps with whatever he can. Argen Duncan With the completion of its newest house in Clovis nearing, volunteers with Habitat […]

Primaries not looking good for insiders

Freedom New Mexico This is the May of Americans’ discontent, to be made glorious this summer and fall. Tuesday, voters acted firmly against the Establishment, Democratic or Republican, in major races across the country. The major vote was in Kentucky, where Rand Paul defeated Establishment favorite Trey Grayson for the GOP nomination for the U.S. […]

Program seeking paint donations

CNJ staff The Artists of America of New Mexico program called Windows on the World is looking for donations of paint for murals that will be painted in Clovis. The program is looking for black, white, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple paint, according to organizer Mary Kathryn Barris. Paint can be taken […]

Student services director resigns

CNJ staff Executive Director of Student Services Tamara Moore-Callahan resigned Thursday after 10 years with the Clovis school district. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said Callahan is looking for other professional opportunities. This was the first year Callahan worked as the executive director of Student Services. Callahan’s resignation is effective May 15.

Life of cowboy’s wife hardly idyllic

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist The cowboy rides up horseback, leading a good-looking sorrel mare that’s his gift to you, and the two of you ride off into the sunset and live “happily ever after.” That’s the way it happens in the movies and the romantic novels. Excuse me. Here is a typical morning […]

Centennial committee accepting time capsule ideas from residents

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Centennial Committee is looking to its residents to help fill a time capsule. The committee met Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse. Chair Dan Stoddard said the committee decided to accept ideas until the capsule is full or it’s time to put it in the ground. […]

Monday morning briefing: Hair check and looking for a biggest loser

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Video of the day A day in the life of one of Clovis’ real heros…it’s “At your service.” Heads up Tomorrow (Tuesday) is picture day for students at Cameo Elementary School in Clovis. Make sure to check your student’s hair before they head out the […]

Retirement

Danny Padilla By Patsy Padilla: Special to the CNJ Thirty-five years ago my husband Danny Padilla was looking for his career. A persistent man he was indeed. He would go to the UPS Center on North Prince every morning just to see if they were hiring. He knew at the time they were not but […]

Wind farm official says they hope to break ground ‘as fast as possible’

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When looking for a place to set up their wind farm startup, Abundant Energy was blown away by what they saw in Clovis. The company, which has agreed to start subsidiary Vert-I-Go Energy in Clovis on 6 acres of land south of the city landfill, said the area’s excitement […]

Commissioners table financial relief request

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis city commissioners are looking for a way for a slogan to circumvent a clause. That’s why, at an otherwise brief regular meeting Thursday, the group opted to table a request from a resident who sought financial relief for a building he recently tore down. Junior Dallas of Clovis […]

a view from under the pew: amos outside looking in

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