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 […]