Anniversaries — Feb. 12

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Gonzales Reyes and Clara Gonzales of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 4 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. The celebration was hosted by their children, Agnes Gonzales, Ray and Katrina Vigil, Dave and Sabrina Jablonski, Regina and Karlo Jajlardo and Corrina Gonzales. The couple was married Feb. 3, 1962, at Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Residents share Valentine’s Day thoughts

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With the holiday of romance approaching, Freedom New Mexico decided to ask Clovis and Portales residents to share some of their experiences with romance and chocolate and what Valentine’s Day means to them. Here were some of the answers we got: In business: What is your favorite romantic comedy/romance film? • Miguel Jermillo, 22, a […]

Clovis native selected as San Angelo interim city manager

Freedom New Mexico Clovis native Michael Dane was named Tuesday as interim city manager of San Angelo, Texas. Dane became San Angelo’s director of finance in August 1998. Located southeast of Lubbock, San Angelo had a population of 93,200, according to the 2010 Census. According to city press release: • He served the city of […]

Revenues up at some entertainment venues

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Tonjia Rolan Clovis Civic Center and Curry County Events Center saw increased revenues over the past two years. This is good news to City Commissioner Bobby Sandoval, who said entertainment industries in Clovis and Portales are important cultural outlets for people from across the globe, who come to Cannon Air Force Base. College and university […]

Friday morning briefing: Name a long-necker, Valentine fun and Tyson goes down

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Name the giraffe The deadline for submitting a name for Clovis’ new baby giraffe is fast approaching — 5 p.m. Feb. 29. The winner of the contest gets a one-year free pass to the zoo and their name on a plaque. Submissions must be […]

Hounds add six more for football

Freedom New Mexico Clovis High defensive tackle Kenny Betts is among six players — five New Mexico high school athletes and a junior college transfer — who have signed national letters of intent play football next season at Eastern New Mexico University, joining 14 who committed last week on national signing day. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound […]

Senior happenings —Feb. 5

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at Friendship Center, Clovis. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Workshop for Veterans and Caretakers suffering from Alzheimer’s. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise;1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation” by Elizabeth Letts brings to life a forgotten slice of American racing history in the moving story of an indomitable immigrant farmer, his drab, former plow horse named Snowman, and their against-the-odds journey all the way […]

Club notes —

Clovis BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held a regular meeting on Jan. 26 with President Sandie Kitchens presiding. Entertainment Chairman Kandi Hall announced there would be an Elks/Does Valentine’s Dinner and Dance on Feb. 11. The cost is $15 per person for advance sales and $20 at the door. Membership Chairman Sammye May read a […]

Senior happenings —

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes. Lunch — Beefy cheese nachos, spanish rice, shredded lettuce, fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Deli sandwich, lettue and tomato, pickle chips, seasonal fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots, mini carrots and dip, cookie. Thursday: Breakfast — Frudel. […]

Monday morning briefing: Help for fire victims and a slight chance of snow

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Fire victims Donations are needed for 12 families left homeless by a recent fire at Clovis Apartments. Money is most needed and cash or checks can be mailed or dropped off at United Way of Eastern New Mexico, 1200 N. Thornton St., Suite G, […]

CHS student facing assault charge

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis High student was arrested Thursday for assaulting a school security officer, according to incident report from the Clovis Police Department. According to the report: l The student punched the officer when he was trying to break up what appeared to be a fight between two students, knocking the officer down. […]

City announces giraffe naming contest

Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis announced Friday a contest to name the giraffe born Jan. 25 in the Hillcrest Park Zoo. The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting suggestions via mail to 500 Sycamore, Clovis, NM 88101. Entries should include contact information for the submitter, including a name, address and phone number or […]

Clovis apartment fire displaces 12 families

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Tonjia Rolan

Twelve families displaced by Clovis Apartments fire

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Tonjia Rolan Nathan Alvarado was home with his 5-year-old son Kaiden and his mother, Angela Copeland, when the fire started Wednesday morning at the Clovis Apartments. “Me and my son were playing video games and I smelled smoke,” the 34-year-old Alvarado said. “Before I could get to the door to check it out, the door […]

Newspaper history

The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun have been sold to Clovis Media Inc., a new company based in Sheridan, Wyo., officials announced on Tuesday. The sale also includes all of the publications produced by the group now known as Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Here’s a brief history of each newspaper:

DA: Torres captured after six days of surveillance

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Robin Fornoff Noe Torres, one of Clovis’ and the nation’s most wanted fugitives since a 2005 shooting killed a sleeping 10-year-old boy, is in police custody. Clovis District Attorney Matt Chandler confirmed Torres was arrested at 2 p.m. on Jan. 25 near a religious compound in Chihuahua, Mexico. A man claiming to be Torres telephoned […]

Portales, Clovis, Tucumcari papers sold

Robin Fornoff Freedom Communications has agreed to sell the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and their affiliated publications to Clovis Media Inc., Publisher Ray Sullivan told newspaper employees Tuesday afternoon. All 60 full-time and two part-time associates will retain their jobs in ownership transition, expected to take place before the end of […]

Health department seeking Clovis man for treatment

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CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Public Health is looking for a man it believes needs isolated medical treatment. Robert. J. Gutierrez, 45, of Clovis has been diagnosed with active pulmonary tuberculosis with cavitary lung disease. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety issued a press release regarding Gutierrez Monday morning labeled “missing-endangered-caution person […]

School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Yogurt and cinnamon toast. Lunch — Oven baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, ww roll, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Bean tostada and salsa, Spanish rice, mexi salad, mixed fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and […]