amos the churchmouse: the attack of the birds

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the attack of the birds boss there have beensome strange air currentspassing through the […]

In search of ponies: Growing up for the birds

So they just topple over the edge and then they’re gone, sailing into the sunset to go forth and do their thing, right? Wrong. Sure it happens that way sometimes. And then sometimes they wander too close to the edge and fall out before they’re ready or they jump out and then hang around. But […]

A parting gift from ‘The Girls’

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist I was enjoying my early morning bicycle commute to work and the sounds of birds of all kinds welcoming the dawn: Robins, mockingbirds, Western kingbirds, a rooster. A rooster? In town? Sure you can have chickens in town…as long as your neighbors don’t care or animal control doesn’t come a-callin’. […]

Wiener dogs ready to run

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Karl Korff holds one of his two dachshunds Bear Hunting. Bear Hunting is a male long-haired dachshund and was rescued by Korff. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Long legs, svelte lines, built for speed and ready to chase wild rabbits or birds in the countryside for miles. These are […]

Bird causes morning power outage

At 6:41 a.m. Saturday, a bird flew into a north Clovis substation, causing damage to the equipment and shutting down power for north Clovis neighborhoods for an hour and 36 minutes, according to Xcel Spokesman Wes Reeves. Reeves said the outage lasted longer than usual when the equipment needed repairs. About 2,400 Xcel customers were […]

Birds of prey exhibit to come to Clovis

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Courtesy photo The bald eagle is one of eight species of birds coming to Clovis with the American Eagle Foundation’s Save Our American Raptors program. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents will get a chance to learn about America’s birds of prey up close. They’ll even have an opportunity to see the birds […]

Some birds were never meant to be grounded

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist One of my favorite pieces to pass out to my freshman English classes is an essay by a scuba diver. Placed loosely in the science category, it involves his reaction when, while diving one day amid schools of smaller fish, a school of tarpon moved through the area. The diver, […]

Bible Verse of the Day January 18, 2008

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is life not more important than food and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in […]

The mating game: Prairie chicken known for colorful ritual

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A male lesser prairie chicken used the rock he’s on top of as part of his mating display Saturday. A hen checks him out in the background. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A crescent moon shines above the pre-dawn eastern horizon as a passenger van pulls to a stop on a […]

Prairie chickens making comeback

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Joe Whitehead of the Natural Resource Conservation Service in Clovis shows a field trip group attending the sixth annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival a clump of native little bluestem grass. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers The lesser prairie chicken was once prolific across the shortgrass prairies of the Great Plains. […]