Red Cross seeking volunteers

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Scott Snyder had an emergency of sorts Wednesday. He had to get to Clovis, and the plane that would take him there from Albuquerque had mechanical problems at its previous airport. The emergency was solved simply, as Snyder arrived in time for a brainstorming session with local Red Cross […]

Habitat for Humanity seeks land

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties Inc. is seeking land for future homes, especially in Clovis. Habitat leaders would like donations but would consider reasonable prices, said Office Manager Marge Rhode. Contact: Habitat for Humanity office at 359-1344 or roosevelt_curry_h4h@yahoo.com or 620 W. First, Portales.

Tucumcari woman shot four times with BB gun

Freedom New Mexico A 49-year-old Tucumcari woman was shot with a BB gun in the arm, wrist and back about 1 p.m. Friday, Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. She was transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital where X-rays showed four BBs lodged beneath her skin, Hatcher said. Hatcher said the victim told officers four […]

AD candidate seeking challenge

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University athletic director’s position is just the challenge Colorado native Jeff Geiser is seeking. The third of four finalists to meet with university staff and students, Geiser was in Portales on Monday to answer questions about what he might bring to the ENMU athletic […]

Clovis Community College career services to hold free workshops

CCC Career Services (in conjunction with TRiO, a grant-funded program) will be hosting two career workshops April 7 and 9. This is open to community members; participants do not need to be affiliated with TriO or enrolled as CCC degree-seeking students to participate.

Trends show area residents seeking less expensive entertainment

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cindy Hamer and her daughter Katie Hamer took in a day at the Hillcrest Zoo while in the process of moving the family from Grand Falls, Texas to Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The latest trend in local entertainment may be a sign of the economic times. Whether […]

Police seeking gunman in Allsup’s robbery

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Music department set for production

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Courtesy photo The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University is presenting the operetta “Die Fledermaus,” which means “The Bat,” this weekend. CNJ Staff The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present the operetta Die Fledermaus in the Campus Union Ballroom with a dinner this weekend. The performance is […]

ENMU music department to perform “The Bat”

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Courtesy photo The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is presenting the operetta Die Fledermaus, which means “The Bat” this weekend. Freedom New Mexico The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present the operetta Die Fledermaus in the Campus Union Ballroom with a dinner this weekend. […]

Police to seek charges on homicide suspect next week

CNJ staff Police say they will be seeking charges against a suspect in the Elizabeth McAdams killing, but not until next week. Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said

Voters deserve chance to set terms

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist In the last 12 months, mayors of Clovis and Portales have said it was time to go, even though no term limits existed. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it was time to stay, even though term limits do exist. Bloomberg is seeking a third term as mayor, despite the […]

Candidate watch: Ben Ray Lujan

Who: Ben Ray Lujan Seeking: New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District seat. Seat is held by: Tom Udall, who is leaving the seat to run for the U.S. Senate. Opponents: Republican Dan East, Independent Carol Miller. (Editor’s Note: Candidates are given a choice of three questions to answer specific to the seat and its challenges. The […]

Police identify murder suspect

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Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Anthony Ray Casillas can contact Curry County Crime Stoppers at 763-7000 and remain anonymous. Clovis police will also accept information at 763-9470 or 769-1921. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Police are seeking a 21-year-old Clovis man in connection with Thursday’s double homicide. An arrest warrant was issued […]

Hounds seeking tourney berth

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — If the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is going to make it to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament for the first time, the Greyhounds will need a good April. With four four-game conference series remaining, the Hounds (17-17, 10-14 LSC) are tied for eighth with […]

Groups seek funds for tourism events

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Seven presenters made 19 requests Tuesday seeking public funds to help promote Clovis and Curry County events that generate tourism dollars. The request were made during the Clovis Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board’s quarterly meeting at city hall. Assistant City Clerk Claire Burroughes told the board $188,000 is the estimated […]

Police: Man arrested in connection to shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Capt. Patrick Whitney, left, Detective Charlie Aguirre, center, and Sgt. Max Stansell stand outside an apartment Wednesday on the corner of Seventh and Sheldon streets after executing a search warrant. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police arrested a 25-year-old man Wednesday afternoon in connection with an early-morning shooting. […]

Chief: Structure fires suspicious in nature

CNJ staff Clovis firefighters have responded to three fires at vacant residential structures since Saturday, according to Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman. “They are all suspicious in nature,” he said. “It is unusual for us to have so many at a time.” Fire and law enforcement are working together on the investigations, he said. Including […]

Police seeking assault suspect

CNJ staff Clovis Police are seeking a city man accused of shooting a gun into the air Saturday night during a domestic dispute, court records show. A warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of Lucio Torres, 32, on four counts of aggravated assault against a household member, three counts of abuse or abandonment of […]

Internet unleashes power of freedom

Freedom Newspapers In an authoritarian nation, individual freedom is subordinate to the state’s authority. Dissenters risk their lives and personal fortunes. In the People’s Republic of China, those risks are ongoing. As the U.S. State Department noted for 2006, China’s “human-rights record remained poor, and, in certain areas, deteriorated. There were an increased number of […]

Local Roundup: City boards seek volunteers

By CNJ Staff The city of Clovis is seeking people interested in volunteering to serve on the following boards: —Civil Aviation Board — It meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Clovis Municipal Airport. The board makes recommendations to the city regarding the airport. —Commission on Older Adults — It […]