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Articles from the September 30, 2010 edition

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Police investigating child abuse cases with critical injuries

Police are investigating unrelated child abuse cases that resulted in two infants being hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said both children, a 1-month-o... Full story

 

Clovis Business Awarded Construction Contract for Improvements at Cannon Air Force Base

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that Nick Griego and Sons Construction, Incorporated, of Clovis, has been awarded a $6.1 million construction contract to make improvements at Cannon Air Force Base. The funding will be...

 

Jury hands down guilty verdict in 1993 slaying

A jury has convicted 38-year-old Arnoldo Navarette of first degree murder in the May 1993 shooting death of Reynaldo “Rey” Ornelas. The guilty verdict was handed down around 4 p.m. Thursday in Portales District Court after the jury deliberated...

 

Clovis firm awarded $6.1 million base contract

The Department of Defense has chosen a Clovis construction company to create a 242,000 square foot load apron for the AC-130 aircraft. Nick Griego and Sons Construction has been awarded a $6.1 million construction contract for the apron, according... Full story

 

Reader submitted: Wildcat marching band begins competition season

It began with long, hot 12-hour practice days in July. The days turned into weeks of marching and learning the music. Finally they were ready. This coming Saturday, the Clovis Wildcat Marching Band takes to the competition field for the start of the...

 

Government seeking new ways to snoop

The White House wants additional power to snoop on private e-mail and social- network communications in the interest of national security. These are thorny issues, not easily resolved. Our advice is to go slowly. Once government intervenes, even for...

 

Policies can’t always be relied on

When working out what should guide public institutions and policies, those who chime in have advanced various proposals and they have often been divided into two groups. Members of one of these advance certain basic principles that ought to ground...

 

Their View: Former governor supports legalizing marijuana

Gary Johnson is a former governor of New Mexico. His website — http://ouramericainitiative.com/ — reports it seeks to “enlighten the population about civil liberties, free enterprise, limited government, and traditional American... Full story

 

Meetings watch: Eastern NM water authority

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday morning in Melrose. Here’s a report on the meeting: • John Ryan, a federal consultant for the project, said he is hoping for an appropriation of $2 million to $4 million in the 2011... Full story

 

Meetings watch: Eastern NM water authority

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday morning in Melrose. Here’s a report on the meeting: • John Ryan, a federal consultant for the project, said he is hoping for an appropriation of $2 million to $4 million in the 2011...

 

Old Timers event celebrates early settlers

They gather to remember towns that once dotted northern Curry County and the families who founded them. The 73rd Northern Curry County Old Timers Day will take place Sunday in Broadview. The event is a celebration of families who homesteaded in...

 

Comic changes coming

We know change is hard. But after more than a decade of nearly the same Sunday comics lineup, we believe it is time to introduce some new features. Beginning Sunday, old standards such as Peanuts, Doonesbury, Dennis the Menace and others will be...

 

Special Olympics holding fundraiser

The Clovis Special Olympics is hosting the second annual “Life’s A Pitch” corn bag toss tournament 10 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Park, according to a news release. The event will benefit the Clovis Special Olympics team to help pay travel and...

 

Officer foils burglary

A Clovis police officer foiled a burglary Thursday morning while on patrol. Around 10 a.m., Detective Charlie Aguirre was in the 200 block of Ninth Street when he noticed a car parked in the alley, said Capt. Patrick Whitney. Whitney said Aguirre... Full story

 

Portales police receive grant

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Police Department has received part of a $1.56 million award from the U.S. Department of Justice. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said the department’s $152,844 award will add one officer, bringing the staff to...

 

My turn: ENMU performances always a delight

I went to Eastern New Mexico University’s “Zombie Circus Extravaganza” on Friday night and, as always, the theater department outdid themselves. I am always impressed with all of ENMU’s performances, whether it is freshmen performing or... Full story

 

Friday morning briefing: Colleges, (Hotel) California and campaign contributors

Welcome to October, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing....

 

Friday morning briefing: Colleges, (Hotel) California and campaign contributors

Welcome to October, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing....

 

Sharing faith an in-house activity

Made in the USA…That is just one of the phrases that seems to be seen less on tools, toys, cameras, cell phones and televisions that we buy. Last week I bought an inexpensive plastic measuring spoon sets. On the back of the tablespoon... Full story

 

Religion feature: Youth group joins effort to help Ugandan women

Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan First United Methodist Church youth group members Sam Rice, left, and Maranda Stone show examples of jewelry made by women in Uganda. The youth plan to sell the jewelry and loose beads Oct. 16 to raise money for the...

 

Jury hands down guilty verdict in 1993 slaying

A jury has convicted 38-year-old Arnoldo Navarette of first degree murder in the May 1993 shooting death of Reynaldo “Rey” Ornelas. The guilty verdict was handed down around 4 p.m. Thursday in Portales District Court after the jury deliberated fo... Full story

 

Blessing of animals in fourth year

CNJ file photo Three area churches plan to hold a pet blessing ceremony Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church on West 21st Street. Organizers are hoping to have a zoo Saturday on the lawn of the...

 

DoD awards local construction company contract

The Department of Defense has chosen a Clovis construction company to create a 242,000 square foot load apron for the AC-130 aircraft. Nick Griego and Sons Construction has been awarded a $6.1 million construction contract for the apron, according...

 

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