Cow dogs: Rancher’s best friends

Glenda Price Well-trained cow dogs are probably the most valuable “hands” on a ranch. When I was young, our family had a black English Shepherd called Oso (bear in Spanish). If a cantankerous cow decided to quit the herd, my dad would say, “Get her, Oso,” and he’d chase her down. Before long she’d decide […]

We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

Glenda Price Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard and then” […]

Life — and death — can be messy

Glenda Price It’s spring — wind, dirt, feed wagons, skies filled with brown clouds instead of rainclouds — and new baby animals. The new babies are cute, and it’s fun to watch them play when they’re several days old and have sorta learned how to handle those legs that seemed so unmanageable the first day. […]

Remembering days of radio

Glenda Price In the olden days folks who lived in the boonies didn’t have many formal entertainment choices.

Roosevelt, De Baca primary election results

Roosevelt County election results Unofficial final U.S. PresidentRepublican• John McCain, 1,127• Ron Paul, 148 U.S. SenateDemocrat• Tom Udall, 602,Republican• Steve Pearce, 684• Heather A. Wilson, 602

June 4, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 p.m. Wednesday an officer responded to a department store in the 3000 block of Prince for a shoplifting report. A 13-year-old was seen placing cosmetics in her purse and two adult women with her were heard opening CD packages in […]

Clovisites ignore bigger picture

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I understand the Clovis High School yearbook has pictures. Of girls. And the pictures offend some because the book acknowledges the girls are lesbians. The issue’s been discussed before, during and after 170 citizens attended a school board meeting last week, so many points have already been made: • There’s […]

Google snubs America’s fallen

Freedom New Mexico P icture a thankless child, disrespecting his parents amid the trappings of a holiday gift orgy they provided. The spoiled brat could symbolize Google billionaires, who seem unappreciative of the opportunities afforded them by American military might. Each year, last week included, they snub fallen American service men and women by ignoring […]

It’s Their Business: Roller World

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Name: Roller World Location: 1721 Wallace What they do: They have an indoor skating rink and offer skate and roller blade rentals from toddler to adult size. Employees also play skating games such as Limbo with customers. They also have a bounce house, miniature blacklight golf, an arcade, and a snack bar. Who’s in charge: […]

Divers end search for Fort Sumner man

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A search by state police dive teams for the body of a Fort Sumner man believed to have drowned Sunday at Sumner Lake was called off around noon Tuesday, according to Sgt. Andy Tingwall of the New Mexico State Police. The search was turned over to state park officials, […]

Firefighter remembered for his cooking

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Courtesy photo: Clovis Fire Department Firefighters remember Joe Haseloff, 49, for his smile, kind nature and cooking. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Experts: Dry winter contributed to high temperatures

By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt and Curry county residents can expect higher than normal temperatures through August, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The high in Clovis and Portales reached 102 degrees Monday, according to the weather service, and is expected to hover around triple digits through Wednesday. This on top […]

Friends: Fontenot loved golf, life

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

Lake Brownwood drownings rare

The weekend drownings of Clovis’ Tyler Fontenot and Farwell’s Joe Haseloff were the first in almost four years at Lake Brownwood, according to the Abilene Reporter News.

Divers look for body at Sumner Lake

CNJ staff Divers will resume the search today for the body of a 27-year-old Fort Sumner man believed to have drowned while jet skiing Sunday at Sumner Lake, state and county officials said. Josh Kenyon was last seen in the water about 6 p.m. Sunday by nearby fishermen in the northwest section of the lake […]

Letters to the Editor: Nothing can change annual now

Editor’s note: These letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. I for one am ready to stop talking about this whole Clovis High School yearbook controversy. The yearbook has already been published, paid for, delivered to the students and there is nothing more […]

Nothing can change annual now

Editor’s note: These letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. I for one am ready to stop talking about this whole Clovis High School yearbook controversy. The yearbook has already been published, paid for, delivered to the students and there is nothing more […]

Government least likely to fix climate change

Freedom New Mexico This week, the Senate begins debating perhaps the most far-reaching, potentially costly, economy-devastating government intrusion since the Great Depression. Hold on to your wallets, Washington is coming to your rescue. Under the guise of saving us from global warming’s evils, the Lieberman-Warner America’s Climate Security Act (S2191) effectively would impose a hidden […]

Free fishing day for kids Saturday

SATURDAY IS FREE FISHING DAY; CLINICS FOR KIDS PLANNED STATEWIDE

Fire fighters battling Grand Ave. blaze

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Clovis firefighter sprays a burning residence at Grand Avenue and Thornton Street Monday afternoon.