the great father s day quest

By Gary Mitchell the great father s day quest boss i bumped into ollie the orphan sea otter the other day and he said he was on a spiritual quest – to find a father by father s day you remember ollie boss when he was a baby otter his parents were killed by seal […]

Crowley strove for exemplary Christian life

By Judy Brandon Sometimes it seems that we can be touched in ways we do not anticipate. It was any normal day in my life and I was on my way to work by my typical route. I turned on the car radio and the host introduced a taped speech by Mary Crowley, then CEO […]

Fun, fellowship at Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp

1118987162-web-cowboy-6_25_04.jpg

Bobby Speer, left, of Clovis and Rev. Scott King of Clovis laugh as they decide where to place the peach cobbler on King’s plate last year at Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp at Ned Houk Park. (CNJ file photo) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer A cowboy tradition will be carried on next week during the […]

Wildcats pull out two squeakers

1118986938-web-chs-baseball-6_17_05.jpg

Clovis’ Jonathan Sisneros lays down a bunt during the opening game of a doubleheader Thursday against Plainview at Bell Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Parker Wood drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh to give the Clovis Wildcats a 7-6 victory Thursday night over Plainview, Texas, and a sweep […]

ENMU alum DeHoyos gets taste of Triple-A

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s a long way from NCAA Division II college baseball to the major leagues. Former Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Gabe DeHoyos recently got a brief taste of life just below the bigs when he was called up to the Kansas City Royals’ Triple-A Omaha team for a couple […]

Triple digit temperatures call for extra precautions

1118985186-web-weather-art3-6_17_05.jpg

Dusty Lovorn, of Clovis, finds shade under a flat bed truck while drilling a water well for a dairy farm Thursday north of Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Mark Friesen has maintained residential lawns in the area for eight years and is thankful this summer has been more forgiving […]

Cannon support money budgeted

CNJ staff Only $350,000 of the $500,000 of taxpayer money pledged to save Cannon Air Force Base has been budgeted so far, Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas said on Thursday. Fiscal responsibility is at the heart of decisions being made by the mutual-aid group, Thomas said. “Out of this money that is pledged it is […]

Big Lots coming to Clovis

1118985019-web-big-lots3-6_16_05.jpg

Big Lots will lease part of the former Furr’s supermarket building on 21st Street, company officials said. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff A national closeout retailer confirmed Thursday the company plans to open a store in Clovis before the end of the year. Big Lots, a Fortune 500 company that deals in closeouts and […]

Livestock ID system in testing

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Branding has long identified a farm animal’s owner. Now New Mexico ranching industry leaders are finding ways to track their animals with advances in technology, such as the National Identification System in its early stages within the state. The Tri-National Animal Health and Identification Consortium recently launched a pilot […]

Commission votes to rename street Cesar Chavez Drive

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A resounding cheer took over at Thursday’s city commission meeting after the board unanimously voted to rename Jefferson Street to Cesar Chavez Drive. In attendance were several of the Bella Vista Elementary students who spawned the project back in September, their teachers and their parents. “He was part of […]

Local applies to be state’s secretary of higher education

CNJ staff Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure is one of 13 who applied to be the state’s first secretary of higher education. New Mexico Tech President Dan Lopez, chairman of the search committee, announced the applicants’ names Thursday. The committee plans to review the applications and submit a list of three to five of […]

Congress should get serious about nuclear energy

Freedom Newspapers Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is urging his congressional colleagues and President Bush to get serious about curbing not only global warming but also porkbarrel spending. One excellent way to do both is to get serious about nuclear-generated electricity. America has been in a nuclear-energy funk since things went haywire at the Three Mile […]

Time to get back into the swim of things

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist I love water and I’m having a big splash this summer getting back into the swim of things. Water is one of my greatest weaknesses. I dream of water, in some form or another, almost every night. I read that water represents sensual desires, but maybe these continuous dreams have […]

Touching base with Dad on Father’s Day

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist Father’s Day is Sunday. Will you be touching base with your dad? You know we all have thoughts of our fathers, good and bad. My relationship with my father was full of ups and downs. I was riding my bike to work the other day remembering the ups. This summer […]

Dutton, Pauline

Pauline Dutton Services:Have been held. Mrs. Pauline Dutton, 58, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at her home. She was born on May 19, 1947, in Portales, to George and Ruth Taylor. She married Joe Mack Dutton on May 26, 1978, in Bovina. They moved to Hereford where she worked as a cosmetology instructor […]

Base supporters like reception in Washington

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The push to save Cannon Air Force Base moved to Washington this week, as community leaders and paid consultants presented their case to save the air base. Originally scheduled for one hour, the Wednesday meeting with the Base Realignment and Closure staff lasted for more than two hours, said […]

Student publication policy faces revision

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It is a question that Clovis High School English teacher Carol Singletary poses to many of her students: If a story is published, who will it help and who will it hurt? As an adviser for the student newspaper, Purple Press, Singletary believes students should be able to answer […]

Quay wavers on pipeline project

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES —The Ute Water pipeline project is in danger of losing another partner. Quay County Manager Terry Turner on Wednesday said the county more than likely will opt out of the project. Turner said county commissioners have been discussing the exit of the project. “Quay County has seen a decline […]

Monster trucks coming to fairgrounds

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Joe Cypher grew up in Reno, Nev., playing with Hot Wheels and little plastic Army men — two things that have most influenced his life. He was once an Army Ranger, and now Hot Wheels has a toy modeled after his monster truck “Airborne Ranger.” Cypher will perform in […]

New Mexico land commissioner visits Elida

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — New Mexico’s land commissioner visited Elida on Wednesday to speak about the incoming Padoma Wind Energy plant south of the community. “Not only is this a prime opportunity for the industry but it will provide yet another form of economic development in eastern New Mexico,” Patrick Lyons said. […]