Web page, other changes coming Monday

CMI staff To our readers: Beginning Monday, you will see a new design for our four newspaper web pages belonging to the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and Cannon Connections. As well on Monday, we will move the content for those pages and our email to a server in a new location. […]

County wasn’t hiding settlement

I believe the editorial Clovis News Journal published Tuesday (“Commissioners should be more forthcoming”) was irresponsible. It insinuated the county did something improper or was trying to conceal something from the public with regard to the Orlando Salas lawsuit. I take issue with that allegation. First, the Salas lawsuit was filed in the federal courts […]

Education digest — March 9

Teacher of year nominations open Clovis Municipal Schools is accepting nominations for teacher of the year and support staff of the year for 2012-2013, according to a news release from Clovis Municipal Schools central office. According to the news release: • Any Clovis Schools’ employee, parent, student or community member can make nominations. • Nomination […]

New owners believe community newspapers future of industry

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CMI staff photo: Gabriel Monte Garry Ellis, left, and Gary Stevenson, new owners of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and the Quay County Sun, met with newspaper employees on Thursday. The two business partners will assume ownership of all three newspapers today and say they forsee very minor changes to the papers’ operations. CMI […]

Ute water project receives $1 million (updated)

CNJ staff WASHINGTON — The Ute Water pipeline project has received $1 million from the Department of the Interior. The $432 million project, which will deliver reserved water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to authority members in Curry and Roosevelt counties, was federally authorized in 2009 with the caveat that the federal government […]

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Parent notification system in place Clovis Municipal Schools have implemented a web-based system that will allow parents phone, email, and text-message access to information on school-related events, according to a news release from the superintendent’s office. The school district will use the Skylert Calling System to notify parents and guardians of time sensitive information such […]

DoD awards Cannon contract

Cannon Connections staff A leading engineering and technical services company has received a $75 million contract to support intelligence at Cannon Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, Fla., according to a Monday news release from GlobeNewswire. According to the news release, the United States Air Force Special Operations Command has awarded the three-year contract to […]

Tucumcari man sentenced for bank robbery

CNJ staff A Tucumcari man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for robbing the American Heritage Bank April 12, 2010, in Melrose, according to a news release from the office of District Attorney Matthew E. Chandler. According to a news release: • Patrick Quintana, 26, was sentenced for one count of armed robbery and […]

Newspaper history

The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun have been sold to Clovis Media Inc., a new company based in Sheridan, Wyo., officials announced on Tuesday. The sale also includes all of the publications produced by the group now known as Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Here’s a brief history of each newspaper:

Clovis, Portales, Tucumcari papers sold (updated)

Robin Fornoff Freedom Communications has agreed to sell the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and their affiliated publications to Clovis Media Inc., Publisher Ray Sullivan told newspaper employees Tuesday afternoon. All 60 full-time and two part-time associates will retain their jobs in ownership transition, expected to take place before the end of […]

DA: Torres captured after six days of surveillance

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Noe Torres was arrested last Wednesday in Mexico, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Torres has been on the run since 2005, following the shooting of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. Robin Fornoff Noe Torres, one of Clovis’ and the nation’s most wanted fugitives since a 2005 shooting killed a sleeping 10-year-old boy, is in […]

Pension reform needs discussion

Recently there was good news on the government efficiency front in this country. The glimmer of hope comes from Rhode Island, the smallest state in the nation and a state controlled by relatively liberal Democrats at the legislative level and a moderate governor who labels himself “Independent.” Politically, we’re not talking about Texas here. Nor […]

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Clovis students selected for choirs Students from the Clovis High School Freshman Academy, Marshall and Yucca Middle Schools, and Mesa Elementary were selected for the 2012 New Mexico Youth and Elementary All-State Honor Choirs, according to a news release from Clovis Municipal Schools. According to the news release, these students will perform with choral students […]

City conducting siren maintenance (updated)

Benna Sayyed Don’t panic. It’s just a test. The Clovis/Curry County Office of Emergency Management will activate the city’s tornado warning sirens today to test a new siren at one of the city’s fire stations. The test is part of the installation process at Clovis’ fire station three at the corner of Cesar Chavez Drive […]

News release: Power restored at Cannon Air Force Base

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Power has been restored to all facilities at Cannon Air Force Base.

Let’s leave job creation to professionals

Freedom New Mexico The latest news from President Barack Obama’s Labor Department is that a federal grant doled out from the administration’s stimulus program to train and employ people in “green jobs” so far has spent $162 million, but resulted in only 8,035 people getting jobs. That would be bad enough. But only 1,033 of […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Good cooking, old ranches and a moon shot

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Good cooking Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for the Taste of Home Cooking School and Class starts at 6:30 p.m at the Clovis Civic Center. Admission fee is $10 in advance and $12 at the door if available. Tickets can be purchased at […]

TRICARE news: Don’t let excuses keep you from mammogram

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance When Mara Street turned 40, she received a call from TRICARE to recommend she go for her first yearly mammogram. Street, who resides in Great Falls, Mont. and is the wife of a retired Air Force captain, didn’t listen at first. “I deleted the message, thinking I’m a healthy […]

Gun-toting man misses mark

Twenty thousand motorcycles were coming, but despite that vroom-vroom until two in the morning and beyond, our hip but sleepy village inspired wanderlust for brighter lights. Just my luck. Baking under the Phoenix sun, we get word Ruidoso is suddenly the news hotspot of New Mexico. TV trucks running around, reporters hustling here and there […]

Officials reluctant to cut retirement

Military careerists have been spun up this month, unnecessarily in our view, by sensational headlines and news bulletins about a plan to “slash” their retirement, citing a “Pentagon study.” The study was done by the Defense Business Board, a group of independent business executives that advises the secretary of defense from time to time on […]