Thanks for all the memories; Hope was a king

He gave us so many memories. From the movie screen to shows for troops far from home, from radio appearances to TV specials, Bob Hope entertained generations of Americans with his self-depreciating jokes and deadpan delivery. Hope, who recently turned 100, died late Sunday of pneumonia at his home in California. More than anything else, […]

Republicans overdosing with drug bill

By Mona Charen When it comes to foreign policy, I sleep better at night knowing that Republicans control the White House and the Congress. But on health care, it has lately become difficult to imagine how things could be much worse with the Democrats in charge. When the Clinton administration attempted to move us down […]

Atchley, Gene

Gene Atchley Services: Have been held. Mrs. Imogene “Gene” Atchley, 70, of Portales, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Aug. 29, 1932, in Cordell, Okla., to Virgie and Dub Dunaway. She grew up in Cordell. She married Bill Morrison in 1949. They made their home in […]

Be prepared for roadside emergencies

By Gary Mitchell Best to be prepared for roadside emergencies Should you have a flat tire on a pitch-black country road in the middle of the night, there are some emergency “must-haves” you may want to consider stashing away in your car — just in case. According to Shell Oil Products officials in a press […]

American bows late

By Dave Wagner Pitcher Ryan Padilla delivered a tie-breaking RBI single with two outs in the fifth inning Tuesday night as Albuquerque Eastdale North defeated Clovis American 5-1 in the winners bracket final of the state 9-10 Little League baseball tournament at Dickenson Field. Eastdale North advances to Wednesday’s championship round of the tournament, while […]

LV Robertson hires Chad Roanhaus

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Chad Roanhaus, son of Clovis High football coach Eric Roanhaus, was named head football coach Monday at Class 3A Las Vegas Robertson. Chad Roanhaus, 29, succeeds Art Abreu, who resigned last week after 12 years with the program. Abreu will retain his teaching position at Robertson, Chad […]

Eldridge, Elsie

Elsie Eldridge Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Ms. Elsie Eldridge, 86, of Lubbock, a homemaker, died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at Heritage Oaks Nursing Home in Lubbock. She was born on March 2, 1917, in Melrose to J.C. and Sarah Cooper Stone. She was raised in Melrose. She married James Eldridge […]

Nation loses ‘great citizen’ in Hope

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Hope, ski jump-nosed master of the one-liner and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, has died, just two months after turning 100. Hope died late Sunday of pneumonia at his home in Toluca Lake, with his family at his bedside, longtime publicist Ward Grant said Monday. The nation’s most-honored […]

Event revs up downtown

By Gary Mitchell Sunday’s blessing of the bikes ceremony may not have affected the motorcycle machinery, but motorcyclist and Lighthouse Mission director Richard Gomez said he felt certain it was helpful. Members of the Christian Motorcycle Association conducted the blessing of the bikes as part of the Badlands Street Party held in downtown Clovis on […]

‘Operation Air Force’ offers glimpse into life

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Job shadowing is gaining popularity as more companies give college students the chance to accompany executives or other professional staff for a few weeks during summer vacations to learn by observation what they do each day. That’s a little harder to do in the military. The […]

Crime reporting like walking highwire

By David Stevens One of the more difficult decisions media outlets have to make on a regular basis is whether or not to publish the names of sex-crime victims. The issue has been in the national spotlight this month because of allegations that pro basketball star Kobe Bryant raped a woman in Colorado. Most mainstream […]

Patriot Act gives government too much power

Give the government additional power and government officials will use and abuse it. That’s the nature of government, and a key reason the nation’s founders believed in strictly limiting the size and scope of government and separating powers so that different branches of government would check and balance other branches. Unfortunately, that lesson often is […]

Blame it all on dog days now upon us

By Bob Huber Now in these dog days of summer, folks are looking in a mirror to decide if they ever want to go swimming again in public. Which brings up the subject of dog days, and why we even pay attention to them. Dog days occur from about July 3 to Aug. 11, and […]

Chief backs unlimited shopping by reservists

By Tom Philpott The director of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) says he supports a House-passed initiative to give drilling reservists and National Guard personnel unlimited shopping privileges in military grocery stores. “They are delivering war-fighting capability just as well and as often as active-duty counterparts and should be compensated as first-team members, including from […]

American eliminated in 11-12s

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Albuquerque Petroglyph’s seven-run first, including a couple of home runs, proved too much for Clovis American to overcome Sunday as it bowed out of the state 11-12-year-old Little League tournament at Keys Park in a 9-6 loss. American went 1-2 in the tournament, beating Taos 2-1 on Friday night […]

Two-wheeled good time

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By Darrell Todd Maurina Bikers and motorcycle aficionados lined Clovis’ downtown streets Saturday for music, food, biker fashion, motorcycle stunt shows and the chance to see and compare hundreds of motorcycles in one place. “This is cool coming back to my hometown; this is awesome,” said Sammy Aye, who left Clovis 17 years ago and […]

Towns celebrate border connection

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Devon Rose, 4, of Farwell, dressed as Uncle Sam, points to the start of the parade as and Emily Autrey, 4, of Texico, dressed as Betsy Ross, waves to the emergency personal during Saturday’s parade at the 37th annual celebration of Bordertown Days. By Janet Bresenham Stephanie Vega, 13, enjoyed everything about Saturday’s 37th annual […]

Park train move will cost $10,000

By Jack King The Clovis Downtown Revitalization Program and area train enthusiasts are looking for donors to help them move an historic steam locomotive to a new home. The locomotive, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe 9005, has sat in Hillcrest Park since 1954. Phil Williams, owner of the Clovis Historic Depot Model Train Museum, said […]

Newspaper T.V. guide sees change

CNJ Staff Clovis and Portales TV watchers will see some changes in their newspaper television inserts beginning today. The size will decrease from 28 to 24 pages each week and all inserts, whether placed in the Clovis News Journal or the Portales News-Tribune, will carry listings for Cox Communications in Clovis, ComCast in Portales, and […]

Applications sought for vacant judge position

Now that Judge Robert Brack is on his way to his new federal judgeship in Las Cruces, the University of New Mexico School of Law has issued a formal announcement soliciting applications from lawyers who would like to fill the newly-vacant state district court seat serving Clovis and Portales. Attorneys who are at least 35 […]