Lifelong rancher plans to focus on education if elected to Legislature

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent A lifelong San Jon rancher seeking a seat in the state Senate has some definite ideas on how to improve New Mexico’s educational system. Democrat Bob Frost, 61, is facing Fred Sparks, D-Raton, in the June 1 primary for the Democrat nod for Senate District 7. Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, […]

Virtual trip can help before actually traveling the miles

By Tom DiFrancesca III, columnist I was driving back to Clovis a few weeks ago, ending what had become a 3,000 mile trek across the country. Somehow (well, I needed gasoline for the Dodge), I ended up in Post, Texas. While filling up the truck’s fuel tank and while grabbing a bite to eat at […]

Former Raton mayor says better representation needed for northern N.M.

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent A former Raton mayor and current city commissioner doesn’t think northern New Mexico is getting the representation it needs in Santa Fe. He said he’s running for the New Mexico State Senate to change that. Fred Sparks, who spent 25 years working for the Santa Fe Railroad before retiring, is […]

Classless society a misnomer

Clyde Davis, columnist The roomful of people is busily engaged in discussing the subject of cultural diversity. This is not just from an ethnic viewpoint, but a class viewpoint as well. How is that possible, you ask, as we live in a classless society? Well, we really don’t. We just have the freedom, at least […]

Honor Rolls 5/2

New Mexico State University The following local students have been named to the fall 2003 semester dean’s honor roll at New Mexico State University: Clovis: Kimberly Anne Borden, Haley Michele Brown, Joe Mark Clayton, Leslie D Ann Dodge-Brewer, Laurie Marie Epps, Cody R. Garrett, Amber Kaye Hudson, Timothy Owen Jobe, Marina Reina McGhee, Clinton Craig […]

Conner to adjudicate local piano students

Susan Conner, a nationally certified teacher of music, will serve as the adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers in Clovis and Portales. Conner has taught piano in Winters, Texas, for the past 29 years. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in piano pedagogy. She has been inducted into […]

April rainfall one for record books

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Friday’s rainfall put 2004 into the record book as having one of the wettest Aprils in Clovis history. In fact, rainfall totals so far this year show Clovis previously has seen more moisture in the first four months only one year since records have been kept. “It looks […]

District attorney race may improve voter registration

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent The area’s high-profile district attorney’s race may be playing a key role in getting more people to register to vote. The deadline to register to vote for the June 1 primary is Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, early voting and absentee voting begins. Curry County Clerk Mario Trujillo said that during […]

Reunions 5/2

USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. Reunion The USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. will hold its 2004 reunion Sept. 13-19 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, 611 N.W. Loop 410. For reservations call 1-877-377-7227. Make sure you ask for the USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. rate. For more information contact Don Shade, 299 […]

School board flunks class on open government

Freedom Newspapers No one was surprised Tuesday when the Clovis Municipal School Board voted to continue its long-standing 6:30 a.m. monthly meetings. This board of veteran community members has shown little interest in change. And certainly it has little interest, if any, for issues that board newcomer Mark Lansford raises — especially his ideas for […]