Tanker accident leads to closure

Freedom New Mexico A tanker truck accident between Clovis and Texico has led to an extended road closure Monday night, according to New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said the tanker truck was traveling east behind two trucks between Texico and Clovis. The driver lost control on the icy roads. The truck landed […]

Thursday morning briefing: A truck pull, bright lights and free trade

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Muscle time Southwest Cheese is hosting a Moo-ve It truck pull fundraiser 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Curry County Events Center. Teams of 15 members each test their strength by attempting to pull a truck. All proceeds benefit United Way of Eastern New Mexico […]

McGee: No shame in taking help

This is a message for the young man who came walking down the street the other day and offered to lend a hand as The Lady of the House and I were unloading a massive computer desk we bought at a yard sale. Hey amigo, thanks for offering a hand; it turns out we needed […]

Police investigating cause of fatal collision

Freedom New Mexico Investigators on Wednesday were still trying to determine what caused a Monday two-vehicle accident on U.S. 70, which killed an Oklahoma couple. Cassandra Horton, 67, and her husband Claude Horton, 84, of Elk City, Okla., died when their Ford Explorer collided into the back of a privately owned garbage truck near the […]

Ticket feature: Monster trucks coming to Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Bounty Hunter is just one of many nationally renowned monster trucks coming to the Curry County Fairgrounds this weekend. Freedom New Mexico Nationally known Monster trucks and utility vehicle racing comes to the Curry County Fairgrounds this weekend. This is the third year Cycle City Promotions along with The Bank of Clovis […]

Fort Sumner man killed in crash

CNJ staff A 50-year-old Fort Sumner man was killed Thursday morning when his car crashed into a trailer that blocked U.S. 60/84 after becoming detached from a semi-truck. Felix Chavez was pronounced dead at the scene, according to State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. The crash occurred before sunrise around 5:30 a.m. Chavez was driving a […]

Clovis softball coach saves truck driver

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File photo The Clovis High School Lady Wildcats softball coach Brandi Thomas said she didn’t think her assistance was a “big deal,” just an automatic response to an emergency situation. Russell Anglin The Clovis High School Lady Wildcats softball team made an unexpected stop on their bus trip to Farmington Thursday. Coach Brandi Thomas stopped […]

Garbage truck fire prompts warning

The City of Clovis sent out a release Friday ask residents to ensure fireplace ashes are put out prior to placement in trash containers to avoid damage to city equipment. Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes said a minor fire broke out in a city garbage truck Friday, resulting from burning ashes dumped by […]

Clovis police officer indicted for vehicular homicide

Sharna Johnson A Curry County grand jury late Friday indicted Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos on charges of vehicular homicide and great bodily harm by a motor vehicle. Gallegos faces a maximum sentence of nine years in prison if convicted on both third-degree felony counts, according to a press release from District Attorney Matt Chandler. […]

Woman dies in officer-involved crash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Police Chief Steve Sanders said it appears a police officer ran a stop sign at Grand and Sycamore streets striking another vehicle in a fatal crash Wednesday. By Sharna Johnson and Liliana Castillo The squeal of brakes and the sound of two automobiles colliding drew Danny Kendrick out of his […]