Remnants of ghost town show struggle to survive

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Frontiersman Kit Carson told an audience more than 100 years ago: “When you get to Onava … you will be on the edge of tomorrowland, also called the land of manana by the Spanish speaking people there.” His audience, the members of a wagon train, was encamped for the night […]

Real heroes have gone unnoticed

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist This is a test. Have you heard of Elvis Presley? How about Oprah Winfrey? Or Johnny Carson? Yes, of course we all know about those people. Here’s the rest of the test: Ever heard of Sir Alexander Fleming? How about Dr. Allan L. Drash. No? We have Fleming to thank […]

Colorado community preparing for army-base expansion

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer For the mountain community of Colorado Springs, Colo., change is certain. In the next few years, the size of nearby Fort Carson will more than double. As overseas assignments in Germany, Europe and Asia shrink to create a more mobile military, more than 10,000 troops will be assigned to […]

Academic’s professionalism appreciated

CNJ Readers We would like to express appreciation to Dale Fullerton for the many years he has invested his life to making Clovis’ schools and athletics better. Not only has Dale been a dedicated, reliable day-to-day school professional, he has spent untold hours in the trenches seeing to details and completing plans that often required […]

Kenneth K. Carson, W.I. “Shorty” Williams

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Kenneth K. Carson Date of birth: Sept. 26, 1918 Dates of service: Feb. 5, 1942 to Oct. 3, 1945 Hometown: Waynoke, Okla. Lives in: […]

Johnny Carson: Quintessentially human

Tibor Machan: CNJ columnist Johnny Carson was perhaps the greatest comic craftsman in American popular entertainment. But this is not to say he was in any way parochial. Indeed, being a master comic in America is being a master comic of the modern world. Carson’s genius was, in part, to forge a link with millions […]

Clovis native in cookie lawsuit

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis native who now serves on a California city council is embroiled in a lawsuit that has already cost her city more than $538,000 in lawyer’s fees. According to Julie Ruiz Raber, the case revolves around her decision to hand out cinnamon snickerdoodle cookies to poll workers […]