Monday morning briefing: A new year, and still making history

Good morning, and welcome to the first Freedom New Mexico Morning Briefing of 2012. You might be reading this from your office or your home, depending on how your business is marking the New Years holiday. The Freedom New Mexico offices are closed, but the newsrooms are still available throughout the day (depending, of course, […]

Reporter’s notebook: WWII pilot revisits B-25

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Courtesy photo: Dale Harner Ernest Shuey sits in the cockpit of a restored B-25 Oct. 4 at the Clovis Municipal Airport. Shuey, who flew 59 missions in a similar plane during World War II, took a tour while the fighter was at the airport as a traveling exhibit. Ernest Shuey of Clovis got a chance […]

Reporter’s notebook: Fifth-grade class plants trees at Fort Sumner State Monument

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Courtesy photo: Raymond Samora Karen Kimmell’s fifth-grade class at Fort Sumner Elementary School planted fruit trees Wednesday on the grounds of Fort Sumner State Monument. A Fort Sumner man is hoping schoolchildren will literally see the fruits of their labor every time they visit the Fort Sumner State Monument. It was at the monument a […]

U.S. Homeland Security’s 10 most wanted

Our sister paper the Orange County Register recently posted a slideshow by immigration reporter Cindy Carcamo on U.S. Homeland Security’s 10 most wanted. Click here to view the slideshow.

Clovis’ Lee K. Howard found a way to stay in the game — as a TV sports reporter

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Courtesy photo Howard, who beat Hank Baskett out for homecoming king his senior year — played basketball and tennis in high school. According to his bio, sports have been Lee K. Howard’s “passion from a young age, but he soon

Near end, Novak on par with libertarian ideas

Robert D. Novak died Tuesday of brain cancer at his home in suburban Washington. He had written a syndicated opinion column since 1963, for much of that time with Rowland Evans, who was in some ways his polar opposite, which made for a fruitful partnership. Unlike many opinion columnists, however, Novak began his career as […]

April 26 Letters to the Editor

Freedom New Mexico Defending U.S. journalist hypocrisy Your April 17 editorial regarding the unjust detention of reporter Roxana Saberi in Iran certainly stirred strong feelings. “Snatching U.S. citizens from the streets and filing bogus charges against them” is infuriating.Then I realized that my country has been engaged in similar behavior for the past eight years […]

Portales Valley Mills catches fire

Freedom New Mexico Fire caused minimal damage to the Portales Valley Mills building on Sunday and a firefighter injured battling the blaze was released after treatment, officials said. The fire was the third in 10 days involving city businesses.

Torres calls CNJ a fourth time

Fugitive Noe Torres called a Clovis News Journal reporter Friday afternoon for the fourth time since Dec. 19. In the more than a 30 minute call, Torres, as he has in his previous calls, professed his innocence and alleged corruption on the part of investigators and prosecutors. The only new information Torres provided was that […]

Fugitive Noe Torres calls newspaper again

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Noe Torres is wanted in connection with a 2005 homicide in Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Fugitive Noe Torres admits he was in the company of convicted child-killer Edward Salas the day 10-year-old Carlos Perez was shot. He denies being anywhere near the scene of the killing. The 29-year-old homicide suspect called a […]

Police: Fugitive likes media attention

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Noe Torres has made least three calls to law enforcement in the last year. He is wanted in connected with the 2005 shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Investigators are beginning to believe fugitive homicide suspect Noe Torres is playing games and enjoying media attention in the three […]

Reporter’s notebook: Horse continues winning tradition

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Courtesy photo My Other Toy’s a Car, ridden by owner Mary Ann Rapp, finished ninth in the non-professional division of Sunday’s National Cutting Horse Association Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. My Other Toy’s a Car is the daughter of Smart Lena Boon, a My Other Toy’s a Car, the daughter of a horse co-owned by […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Clovis High grad writes book on St. Paul’s teachings

Joseph Durepos said his wife’s nudge to keep him awake at church a year ago motivated him to write an inspirational book based on the teachings of St. Paul.

Reporter’s Notebook: Youth granted wish to meet Earnhardt Jr.

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Timothy Williams, center, and his family will travel in October to Atlanta, Ga., to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is Timothy’s favorite NASCAR driver. The Kid’s Wish Network and donations from local organizations made Timothy’s trip possi Timothy Williams can’t wait to meet his hero, Dale Earnhardt Jr. But the […]

Reporter’s notebook: Local plucks dog from river

Nick Baglien says Danny Reed of Clovis deserves to be called a hero after he recently saved Baglien’s dog from drowning on a camping and motorcycle trip to Red River. Baglien and his wife Sharon take their dogs camping with them. Pogo, a 15-year old cocker spaniel-poodle mix, got out of the couple’s RV and […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Fort Sumner grad featured on “Chopper Challenge”

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Courtesy photo Ralph Randolph, a Fort Sumner graduate, places the gas tank onto his Jim Beam custom chopper during filming of Country Music Television’s “Chopper Challenge.” Ralph Randolph, a 1984 Fort Sumner High School graduate, was picked as one of nine chopper builders for Country Music Television’s “Chopper Challenge.” Viewers vote on the winner. Randolph […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Jack Ingram featured in magazine

Country music singer Jack Ingram, husband of Clovis native Amy Hensley, was featured in the June 2008 issue of People magazine. The singer shared barbecue secrets and why the tradition is important to him, especially when he has been on the road touring his music. He is currently on tour with Martina McBride, according to […]

Lake Brownwood drownings rare

The weekend drownings of Clovis’ Tyler Fontenot and Farwell’s Joe Haseloff were the first in almost four years at Lake Brownwood, according to the Abilene Reporter News.

May 9, 2008 Reporter’s Notebook: Southwest Cheese wins awards

Southwest Cheese CEO Fred Stephenson said he was pleasantly surprised when he learned the plant’s Monterey Jack entries won first and third place in March at the 2008 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. It was the first time the company entered the contest, which included 1,753 entries from 19 countries, the chief executive […]

May 4, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Peter Jennings: A Reporter’s Life edited by Kate Darnton draws on more than 80 interviews in which the colleagues, family, and friends of the ABC News legend share their perspective on his life as a reporter and as a man from his childhood radio program […]