Personality influences nicknames

I think maybe I watch too much football. The other night watching the Arizona Cardinals listening to the announcers call running back “Beanie” Wells name, I proclaimed that was a great football name. Definitely not the best, I said to myself, thinking “Mean Joe” Greene, but good. I assumed “Beanie” was his given name but […]

Former land commissioner returning to office

Freedom New Mexico Former Land Commissioner Ray Powell will be going back to the State Land Office. The seasoned Democrat edged out Republican challenger Matt Rush to take back his old job. Unofficial returns Tuesday night showed Powell with 52 percent of the vote to Rush’s 48 percent with 95 percent of precincts reporting. Rush […]

Ticket feature: Mixed martial arts competition to be hosted at events center

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Courtesy photo Evolution 1, a mixed martial arts competition, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the events center. Freedom New Mexico Saturday night is fight night in Clovis. Evolution 1, a 16-bout mixed martial arts competition is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Curry County Events Center. Presented by Evolution Combat Sports Championship, there […]

‘Bless Me Ultima’ to take stage

Kristin Hinson

Courtesy photo The play “Bless Me Ultima,” scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Middle School will feature four local students in the production. Cannon Connections staff A New Mexico original will take to the stage of Marshall Middle School Saturday night. The second installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, Albuquerque’s Vortex Theatre […]

Ticket feature: Clovis students to perform in play

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Courtesy photo The play “Bless Me, Ultima,” scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Middle School features four local students in the production. Freedom New Mexico A New Mexico original will take to the stage of Marshall Middle School 7 p.m. Saturday night. The second installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, Albuquerque’s Vortex […]

Six-hour standoff ends with Tucumcari man’s death

Thomas Garcia A six-hour standoff with police ended with the death of a Tucumcari man Monday night. Officers initially responded to a domestic dispute report that ended when Daniel Gonzales, 56, prompted the use of deadly force, according to a press release from New Mexico State Police Lt. Eric Garcia. No other injuries were reported. […]

Oct. 8 — Oct. 14 What's Happening

NFL Game Night — 6 p.m., Drop Zone. No trash pickup — Pickup rescheduled for Tuesday. Friday Oktoberfest — 5 p.m., The Landing Zone.

T.V. losing its appeal to me

Karl Terry As we sat down to dinner one night this past week I couldn’t quite figure out what I was watching on TV. Some character was upstaging the star of “The Mentalist” with her psychic abilities. “Have they merged ‘The Mentalist’ with ‘The Medium,’ as a crime-solving super-duo kinda like Batman and Robin?” My […]

Starship draws around 2,000 fans to Curry Events Center

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Stephanie Calvert joins Mickey Thomas as Starship plays Thursday night at the Curry County Events Center. The group, which has toured with Thomas since 1990, was the headline event at the evening’s performances of the Clovis Music Festival. Kevin Wilson The Clovis sound came out in full force Thursday night, […]

Press release: Night work will be performed on Hull overpass

Hamon Contractors, Inc. will be performing night time operations to pour the bridge deck on the Hull Street Overpass. The pours will be on September 7th and 9th and will run from approximately 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. During the course of the pour overhead lighting will be used. The need for the night time […]

Monday morning briefing: Parents night, horse news and seeing the world

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Senior parent night Clovis High School is hosting the class of 2011 senior parent night 6:30 p.m. today at CHS lecture hall. College entrance exams, college application process, information on scholarships, financial aid, graduation, career exploration will be discussed at the meeting. Information: CHS […]

Police: Holiday stabbing spills over at store

A man stabbed during a Fourth of July fight at Greene Acres Park was stabbed again Saturday night during a fight at Clovis’ Wal-Mart, said the Clovis Police Department. Chief Steve Sanders said Carlos Lopez is in stable condition at Plains Regional Medical Center and the suspect has been taken into custody. Lopez, 26, received […]

Security forces participate in National Night Out

USAF photo: Greg Allen McGruff the Crime Dog gives 2-year old Brennan Emington information about what a crime dog does during the National Night Out Aug. 3 at Greene Acres Park. The second annual event brought local, state and Cannon Air Force Base law enforcement personnel together to meet the public. Brennan, the son of […]

Two detention officers walk off job

CNJ staff Two Curry County jail detention officers walked off their night-shift jobs Wednesday, Administrator Keith Norwood said. Norwood said three officers still at the jail from a prior shift volunteered to continue working until others could be called into relieve them. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said he and two deputies also responded to the jail […]

Wednesday morning briefing: National Night Out and lifeguards needed

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. School help needed The Lighthouse Mission needs your help supplying Clovis children with school supplies. There goal is collecting enough to hand out to 200 students. Call 575-762-1933 for more info and a list of what’s needed. Kitchen tip of the week Add a small […]

Smoke on the Water fireworks display lights night sky over Greene Acres Park

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Several hundred Clovis residents gathered at Greene Acres Park to see fireworks light the night sky. The Clovis Chamber of Commerce’s Smoke on the Water fireworks display drew several hundred Clovis residents Sunday to Greene Acres Park. Radio station Q101.5 FM accompanied with music the chamber’s annual choreographed fireworks show […]

June 11 -June 17 What's Happening

Friday Deplayment Game Night — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The Landing Zone. Old Fort Days — 10 a.m., north of Chamber of Commerce in Fort Sumner. Noon to 6 p.m., Arts and crafts show; 4:30 p.m. Little britches games; 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Spaghetti dinner; 7 p.m. Bender GM […]

God saves those who trust in him

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist The son of some dear friends of mine lost his battle this week. The family feels defeated. It had been a long battle. For two decades, this young man had fought a battle with drugs. One night this week his much-abused body gave up. And now his family, long […]

Ticket feature: Comedy tour putting on Mother’s Day show

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Courtesy photo The Small Town Comedy Tour will be putting on a Mother’s Day show Friday night at the Clovis Civic Center. Freedom New Mexico Friday night’s Small Town Comedy Tour show is expected to be a show to bring in Mother’s Day. Headliner Nikki Carr is billed as the “mother of all mothers,” said […]

Thursday morning briefing: Family night, the census and Oldsmobiles

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing.Please note: There is a high-wind watch in effect today and tonight. Family night Yucca Middle School is hosting Family Night today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Topics covered will include transition and math. Sixth graders and families from Yucca’s feeder schools are also invited […]