Three candidates file in De Baca

CNJ staff Three candidates filed to run for three De Baca County offices Tuesday, the state’s filing day. • Incumbent De Baca County Commissioner George Gonzales filed for re-election to his seat in District 3. Gonzales is a Democrat and is completing his first four-year term. • Democrat Rosalie Gonzales-Joiner filed for county clerk. Gonzales-Joiner […]

Clovis resident running for county treasurer

CNJ staff Curry County Democratic Party Treasurer Jonathan Wilson is running for the same spot with Curry County. Wilson, a Clovis resident and an assistant professor at Eastern New Mexico University, is the only candidate who has announced intentions to run for the open treasurer position. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from ENMU and […]

First person: Model student

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis High senior Kayleigh Mitchell claimed a regional competition in Lubbock for “America’s Next Top Model, the College Edition.” She is one of 40 regional winners, 16 of which will be selected for the show. Kayleigh Mitchell hit a home run in her first at bat as a model. Now […]

Five-run sixth boosts Texans past ENMU

CMI staff ABILENE, Texas — Tarleton State scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth, putting seven consecutive hitters on base after the leadoff man was retired, and the Texans went on to an 8-2 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the ACU Classic four-team round-robin, hosted by Abilene Christian. Leading […]

Clovis trio looking to make playoff run

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s the last year for a Clovis trio in Abilene, Texas — and in another way, it’s a last year for the McMurry basketball team they’re a part of. Coached by former Clovis High coach J.D. Isler, with former Wildcat guards Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill in their senior […]

Profiteering cuckoos still run baseball

Major League Baseball purists may be mad about the designated hitters, the stadiums with retractable roofs and World Series played in November, but at least one thing never seems to change about the game: The people who run it are PC — profiteering cuckoos. ESPN reports MLB decided this week the Houston Astros can celebrate […]

Change to city golf course exciting

I would like to thank the city of Clovis for the new plans for the Municipal Golf Course space. Keeping the par-3 course open will provide opportunities for youth programs, academic programs through Clovis Community College, and an alternative to the 18-hole course for golfers. I am especially, excited, however, about the majority of the […]

Hounds stun Kingsville with game-ending 13-1 run

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Joshua Lucero: FNM correspondent ENMU’s Devone Davis tries to draw a charge on Kingsville’s Ryan Layssard during Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Things didn’t go well at all for Eastern New Mexico University’s men Thursday night — until it mattered most. Trailing by 12 points with less […]

Second-half run carries Zias to win

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Seven players contributed to a 19-0 run early in the second half and Eastern New Mexico University’s women pulled away for a 69-52 Lone Star Conference victory over Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday night. ENMU (4-9, 2-5 LSC) took the lead for good late in the first half and led 31-28 […]

Election roundup — Jan. 6

John Jones of Clovis has announced his intention to run for the open District 2 seat on the Clovis City Commission. Jones, 63, is a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He has also served in the New Mexico Mounted Patrol for 25 years and holds the office of deputy chief. “I’ve been […]

Commissioner announces intent to run

CNJ staff District 1 City Commissioner Randy Crowder has announced he will run for re-election. Crowder, 61, is a self-employed general contractor who has held his seat since 2004, said he feels he still has some things he’d like to see through as a commissioner. He served as mayor pro tem from 2006-2010, and served […]

Boeing labor deal sets poor precedent

A key to American prosperity is the freedom of companies to run their operations how they see fit, wherever they decide is best for them. That freedom took a hit this week in a case involving Boeing, the aerospace and defense giant. Although this matter doesn’t directly affect our area, anything that damages the company’s […]

Manzano knocks off Clovis

CNJ staff Manzano scored on its first two possessions of the second half and beat Clovis 20-12 Saturday in a Class 5A state quarterfinal playoff game in Albuqueruque. Tre Orozco’s 22-yard pass to C.J. Ransom with 18 seconds left in the second quarter gave Clovis a 12-6 halftime lead . The score was set up […]

Lake Arthur upsets Clovis Christian

Edward Tarango had a 60-yard kickoff return and a 75-yard interception for another score in the third quarter as Lake Arthur beat Clovis Christian 54-26 Saturday in the 6-man state title game in Clovis. Clovis Christian had pulled within 22-20 when Tarango turned the tide with his return TDs. Top-seeded Clovis Christian trailed Lake Arthur […]

Our people: Answering the call

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Courtesy photo Clovis residents Gerri and Richard Gomez met over 30 years ago. Clovis natives Richard and Gerri Gomez have run the Lighthouse Mission for nearly 25 years. Richard Gomez said the reason is simple. “It’s a calling.” Gerri Gomez said they do what they do “to give people help today and hope for tomorrow.” […]

What's Happening: Oct. 28 — Nov. 4

Friday Spooky 5K Run 3 p.m. Unity Park Pre-Deployment Remote Briefings 3 p.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Classroom Friday Social Hour, Potato Bar 4:27 p.m. Landing Zone Family Bowl-A-Rama 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes

Clovis beats Cavemen 23-15

CNJ staff writer Kevin Wilson is Tweeting from Clovis-Carlsbad game (Twitter/cnj) • Eric Galindo 10-yard run puts Carlsbad ahead 7-0 against Clovis. 2:20 left in first quarter. • Jonathan Johnson 3-yard run and conversion run. Clovis leads Carlsbad 8-7 with 8:49 left in first half. • Tre Orozco 33-yard TD pass to Jonathan Johnson makes […]

Top-ranked Storm beats Clovis 49-14

Cole Gautsche threw four touchdowns passes as top-ranked Cleveland beat Clovis 49-14 Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis (2-2) scored on Jonathan Johnson’s 6-yard run three minutes into the game and Kamal Cass’ 61-yard run in the final two minutes of the fourth. In between, the Storm (4-0) scored seven una TDs, including Romell Jordan’s […]

Thursday morning briefing: A miracle run, free stuff and floating like a butterfly

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Mother’s miracle Rebecca Martin reports her daughter, Stacey Davis, 44, of Clovis, finished a half-marathon Saturday in Oklahoma City to help raise money for fighting child abuse. Martin says the accomplishment is more than admirable, noting Davis, a registered nurse who suffered significant heart […]

La Cueva beats Clovis 14-0

Freedom New Mexico Hampered by poor field position, the Clovis Wildcats could muster little offense Saturday and suffered its first loss of the season. La Cueva scored twice in the first half and beat Clovis 14-0. Thirteen of Clovis’ 17 offensive possessions ended in punts in the defensive struggle between the unbeaten teams. Sophomore Dakotah […]