Taos is no longer the soul of New Mexico

Grant McGee I like to get out of town at least once a month. It makes me appreciate Clovis. The most recent destination: Taos, about four hours northwest in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo mountains. Taos means different things to different people: It’s an art colony, a ski destination and a tourist town. Taos beckoned […]

Uneducated drivers roam Clovis streets

Letters to the Editor After reading Friday’s letters to the editor regarding traffic citations issued at Commerce and Prince streets, I have come to the conclusion that everything is the fault of something else, not our own fault. Did those who were ticketed ever consider yielding the right of way or letting another go first? […]

Halftime show disappoints CNJ readers

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for reviews on the Super Bowl halftime show: Some responses: “I didn’t care for it at all. First you start with some guy who is holding himself like he has to go to the toilet. Then we see an item of clothing pulled off to expose a breast. […]

amos finds a wart

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. boss i was looking at my reflection in the toilet bowl the other day and i noticed […]

Super Bowl a time for family, friends

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for examples of the ideal Super Bowl party. Some responses: “I WOULD LIKE TO spend the Super Bowl with my parents and son. I have never really had a Super Bowl party, but I have spent the day with family and friends rooting for my […]

Where a strike is a good thing

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Gene Davis grips his bowling ball in his stance before throwing during practice Wednesday at the lanes. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber Gene Davis fell in love with bowling when he was 9 years old. He got into bowling, he said, because his brother played baseball, and Davis didn’t like baseball. His […]

Many readers ready for playoff system

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “Who’s the No. 1 college football team? The University of Southern California or Louisiana State University? And since college football has once again failed to establish an undisputed champion, is it time for a playoff system?” Some responses: “Yes, a playoff system needs to be installed to correct […]

Oregon State routs Lobos in bowl game

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Steven Jackson tied a bowl game record with five touchdowns, and Oregon State’s defense overwhelmed mistake-plagued New Mexico in a 55-14 win at the Las Vegas Bowl on Wednesday night. Jackson, the leading rusher in the Pac-10 this year, ran for 149 yards on 28 carries and showed […]

Former CHS star on national TV

By Dave Wagner No matter what happens in New Mexico’s Christmas Eve appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl against Oregon State, former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett has already had at least one personal highlight for the year — an appearance on ESPN’s “Top 10 Plays.” His moment came in a game against Mountain West […]

Computer geeks, changing criteria make BCS mess

Freedom Newspapers There are at least two ways of looking at the controversy surrounding the Bowl Championship Series (a bit of a misnomer in that only one game matters) and its computer-driven decision to rank the University of Southern California Trojans third and thus not eligible to play in the (thoroughly) mythical national championship game […]

College football not government responsibility

Freedom Newspapers Many people believe government is instituted to guarantee fairness in all aspects of life. Actually, government exists to ensure our rights and we don’t have a right to be treated fairly, except in a court of law (where we all should expect to be treated equally). But that doesn’t impress some in Congress […]