Tuesday morning briefing: Music series, school’s out and Elvis gets notice

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Music, music, music The Yam Music Series featuring Andy Mason is 7 p.m. today at the Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main St., Portales. Admission is $5 at the door. School’s out A reminder that all Clovis public schools are closed for the holiday. Classes […]

Fifth jail employee facing termination

CNJ staff Another Curry County jail employee was notified Monday they are facing termination, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. The employee is the fifth to face being fired since the Nov. 13 escape of inmate Narcizo Soto Jr., 35. A sergeant was fired two days later. Three others were served Friday with notice of […]

McGee: More than one way to enjoy deer

So The Lady of the House and I have returned from another journey to the American Southland to visit her kin and my momma. We stayed off the interstate highways, spending time passing through small towns from Texas to Florida and back. We tried local foods when we stopped like Texas barbecue, Louisiana battered and […]

Rooting problem: Without in-state team, NFL allegiances vary in eastern New Mexico

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FNM illustration: Kevin Wilson With Clovis product Hank Baskett not currently on an NFL roster this season, what team, if any, should eastern New Mexico football fans support? Dallas is an obvious choice. Kevin Wilson You look at your fuel gauge, and you notice that you’ve dropped to seven-eighths of a gallon. You don’t rush […]

2011 Curry County Fair Schedule

Curry County Fair Schedule of Events (Schedule subject to change without notice) Monday, August 15-Entry Day • 6 a.m.-Noon — Junior Livestock entries accepted • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. — Home Arts Entries accepted, Home Arts Building • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. — Flower Show entries accepted, Home Arts Building • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. — Agriculture exhibits […]

Child Sense: Tips for helping your child walk home from school

Priscilla J. Dunstan Consider the way your child relates to the world when planning his walk to and from school. Pick a route that is easy for your child to remember even if it may take a little longer. Turning one corner is easier for your child to remember than having to turn five. Find […]

Embellishing only spices up story

Ever notice how whenever you have a problem, friends and family proceed to tell you about their similar difficulties that are much worse? I’d like someone to explain to me exactly how that is supposed to make me feel better. If so, I’m here to tell you it does not work. When my pickup is […]

Business as usual after bank shutdown

First Community Bank customers in Clovis and Portales should hardly notice things are changing after the FDIC closed the bank and ownership was transferred to U.S. Bank N.A., of Minneapolis, according to the FDIC. “It really is just business as usual under our new name,” FDIC Spokeswoman Roberta Valdez said Monday. Services will be uninterrupted […]

Monday morning briefing: Winners wanted and Elvis gets notice

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. And the winner is… The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2011 Annual Awards until 5 p.m. Dec. 31.

System would keep victims notified of offender’s status

Sharna Johnson A new automated system will open up a world of information for victims of local crime by giving them real-time notice about an offender’s custody status. The Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system is expected to be up and running in October, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. “This program […]

School budget review meeting May 25

The Clovis Municipal Schools board is meeting 5:30 p.m. May 25 to review the 2010-2011 school year budget, according to a legal notice. The meeting is open to the public and is being held at the administration office board room.

Press release: Public Works to close section of Kimberly Wednesday

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EPCOG holds meeting on personnel issues

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Eastern Plains Council of Governments spent nearly two hours in an executive session Wednesday to discuss personnel matters. Richard Arguello, interim EPCOG director and chairman of the executive committee, did not return a call seeking comment Wednesday following the meeting. Committee member Gary Watkins declined to comment on […]

Gaining respect could be deadly

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Kevin Wilson, 31, of Clovis, N.M., died Saturday, April 10, 2010, on the streets of Portales. He was born May 15, 1978, in Townsend, Mont. He was a writer, photographer, columnist and expert in mediocrity. There … so in case my fears come true on Saturday, my coworkers at least […]

After taxes, little money left to save

Freedom New Mexico America Saves Week passed a couple of weeks ago. It was intended to raise awareness of the importance of putting a little money away for emergencies. The week went by with little notice, and it’s not surprising. Few people are saving money, and most say they aren’t able to. January’s personal savings […]

Letter to the Editor: Next step is to combat sun’s effects

Next step is to combat sun’s effects I have come to a new awareness that we really have global warming, and nowI know what is the singular most significant major contributor to this climatic change. As a result, I have a quick and fairly simple solution to this warming catastrophe. On a few recent days, […]

Cops and Courts: Woman gives notice of intent to sue county

A Clovis police officer has given Curry County notice she may sue, alleging a sheriff’s department dispatcher used a law enforcement database to pry into her personal life. In a Nov. 12 tort claims notice, an attorney for Sandra Spear said former dispatcher Shannon Perry used the National Crimes Information Centers database to look up […]

For awareness, let’s go ride a bike

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Though seemingly not right around the corner, it may in fact be so, at least for the purposes of this column. The reason I say that is I plan to issue an invitation, or a challenge, and it may involve you, the readers who […]

Cuba change significant, albeit slow

Freedom New Mexico Of itself, the change was not quite as significant as it seemed to be at first glance. Cuba was not legalizing private property or even moving toward anything that might be deemed an actual market in real estate. All the notice on Friday in the official gazette of the Cuban Justice Ministry […]

Photo of the day

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Alyssa’s 7th B-day Notice the cool dad in the background with the awesome Emmitt Smith throwback gators jersey!!! Now that’s gangsta. Submitted by Shawn Martinez