McDaniel announces candidacy for county commission

CMI staff Clovis businessman Ben McDaniel said Friday that he will be a candidate for Curry County Commissioner Dan Stoddard’s seat. It is McDaniel’s first bid for county office. Stoddard has already said he will be filing for re-election. Both are Republicans. All candidates for county and state office must file Tuesday at the Curry […]

Friday morning briefing: Going green, flapjacks and Baretta walks

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Going green There’s a St. Patrick’s Day auction and craft bazaar from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wheatfields Senior Living Community, 4701 N. Prince St. It’s open to the public and proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Information: 762-8700. Breakfast treat Are you thinking flapjacks? There’s […]

Martinez picks Chandler for Canadian River Commission

CMI staff Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday appointed Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler to the Canadian River Compact Commission, according to a news release from the office of the governor. Chandler, who is the chairman of the Curry County Commission, was one of 14 individuals to be appointed to a state office Friday.

Shooting ‘supposedly’ over stolen stereo, according to police report

CNJ staff The shooting of a Portales man Friday in the parking lot of a motel on Mabry Drive was “supposedly” over a stolen stereo system, according to a Clovis police incident report obtained Monday. Jerry Abeyta, 26, was shot in the chest and arm area, according to the report. He was reported in serious […]

Portales man injured in hit and run

A man was hit by a vehicle Friday in the 1600 block of South Railroad, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Malin Parker. According to Parker: • The male suffered substantial injuries but was alive Monday. • The man is expected to survive. • The individual’s identity should be released today.

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8-10:30 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood pressure check; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Thursday: […]

Police blotter: March 4

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday, Feb. 24 • At 1:29 p.m., the manager of a car dealership reported a vehicle was taken from the dealership on the previous Wednesday. He said an employee had used the car, returning it at 6 p.m. that evening […]

Friday morning briefing: A video game, fair warning and a lazy daughter

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie’s pick for the best of the best games out there. Game: Syndicate Genre: Shooter System: 360, PS3, PC What is it? A reinvention of a classic EA franchise as a shooter ESRB Rating: Mature Web site: http://www.syndicate.ea.com/ Compiled […]

Meetings watch —

At a public meeting held Friday at Portales City Hall, New Mexico State Rep. Dennis Roch visited with Portales residents and officials about what happened in the 2012 Legislative session. The following are items, which were discussed: • Roch said the state has a $5.6 billion budget for this year and the budget passed with […]

Friday morning briefing: A house raising and our prehistoric history

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. House help Construction skills are needed Saturday at the Habitat for Humanity work day. It’s 8 a.m. at 2100 W. Manana in Clovis. Volunteers need to help pour concrete, caulk and install floors. Lunch will be provided. Information: 359-1344. Step back in history You can learn about […]

Friday morning briefing: Music, all things Ag and Coke’s secret formula

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Music, music, music The Yam Music Series concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Yam Theatre, Portales. It features Andy Mason and Don Thomas performing. Admission is $5 at the door. Ag Expo coming The 2012 New Mexico Ag Expo kicks off 9 a.m. Wednesday in the […]

Electronic newspaper services changing (updated)

Users of our online newspapers are seeing a change in providers. The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, which transitioned Thursday from Freedom Communications into Clovis Media Inc., switched from Olive to Presteligence for e-Paper service. The e-Paper is basically the print edition of the newspaper, presented as an online image similar […]

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 […]

Police blotter — Feb. 8

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Samplings of calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 3:30 a.m., an officer responded to a convenience store on Second Street in reference to a theft. A man waiting at the store told the officer a man had stolen his mother’s guitar and he just wanted it back. The […]

Friday morning briefing: Certified, all about trains and the day the music died

Good morning a welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Certified Curry County’s Chief Deputy Clerk Beni Dampier has earned her certificate as a New Mexico Certified Public Supervisor. Dampier says the program is a lengthy series of classes and study to help her be a better public servant as well as improve her […]

Police blotter: Feb. 1

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Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 10:51 a.m., an officer responded to North Chicago Avenue in reference to a commercial burglary. The officer made contact with a man, who told him between the hours of 6 p.m. the previous night and 10 a.m. that morning, […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Open mic, a celebration, and counting presidents

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Talent search Friday is open mic night starting at 6 p.m. in the Latte Lounge at Mark’s Restaurant in Portales. There is a $5 cover charge at the door. Musicians are encouraged to bring instruments. Information: 359-0857. Renovation celebration A Ribbon cutting 9 a.m. […]

Friday morning briefing: Happy Chinese New Year, a spell down and tragedy on the launch pad

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Happy Chinese New Year Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Campus Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 and must be reserved today. ENMU has a number of students from China who will share […]

Candidates draw for spot on ballot

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Christina Calloway Candidates for the Portales City Council March 6 election are wondering if their luck of the draw will have any effect on how their constituents will vote. Candidates drew numbers Friday at the city clerk’s office to determine where they would be placed on the ballot. “Well you can do just about anything […]

Friday morning briefing: A march, music and getting more juice

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Marching on The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative walk is 9 a.m. Monday and starts at Potter Park. Music, music, music The Yam Music Series is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main St., Portales. Hiway 84 will be performing. […]