Football: Falcons’ fourth quarter awakening comes up short

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson runs for a first down against the San Diego State Aztecs Oct. 16 at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium. Jefferson finished the game 13 of 30 for 175 yards through the air and 15 rushes for 95 yards on the ground. The Falcons lost the […]

Ready to let Google take wheel

My favorite cop-driver story comes from two friends in Portales mocking a street sign. The sign said, “Speed controlled by radar,” which led them to joke the driver was no longer responsible. On cue, they got pulled over for speeding, and tested their logic. “Actually, officer, that’s your fault,” the driver said as he handed […]

Transferability comes with ease

By Tom Philpott: Military Update It’s easy to imagine awkward moments on college campuses these days as veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan era mix with another category of student also using generous education benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. “What’s your service and where did you serve?” “I didn’t. My dad (mom) did.” More than 38,000 […]

Clovis native lights music festival stage

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Liliana Castillo Clovis native Jason Davis, who now lives in Lubbock, comes back often but not usually to work so much. Davis is in charge of the lighting and sound for the Clovis Music Festival. He and a crew of four spent days preparing for three nights of music at the Curry County Events Center. […]

Freedom comes at cost

Freedom is never free. As Americans are about to celebrate another national birthday, it’s good to think about the nature of freedom. Wrapped around all of our thoughts concerning the Fourth of July are, I hope, thoughts concerning the price that untold thousands of men and women have paid to obtain and perpetuate the freedom […]

Support comes in all shapes

Karl Terry I’m confident in my manhood. Self-assured, not afraid to hold my wife’s purse in a department store. So when the need arose to assist my wife in shopping for a new bra, I opted to give her my support. At the time, support was one of the things lacking in her life if […]

Clovis census numbers slightly down

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When it comes to the census, Portales City Manager Tom Howell said there’s never a feeling you can declare victory. “I’ve been in city government a long time, and this is my third census,” said Howell, promoted in from the public works department last fall. “You’re never happy with […]

Death penalty comes with too high a price

Freedom New Mexico “It’s safe to assume we execute innocent people. Are you willing to have your brother, your father, your mother be the sacrificial lamb, to be the innocent person executed so that we can have a death penalty so that we can execute those who are deserving of the death penalty? “I don’t […]

Ceremony honors local veterans

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Bataan Death March survivor Irvin Butler of Portales sits while attendees sing “America the Beautiful” during the 63rd annual American Legion Tribute to Veterans Wednesday at the Memorial Building. He and the widows of other local survivors were given gifts of appreciation at the event. By Argen Duncan: PNT senior […]

Churches offering trick-or-treat alternatives

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Reformation Walking Tour will feature scenes like this which shows By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer With October comes the guessing game of who’s going to dress up as what for Halloween.

Religion feature: Churches offer trick-or-treat alternatives

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Courtesy photo Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Reformation Walking Tour will feature scenes like this which shows Martin Luther translating the Bible. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico With October comes the guessing game of who’s going to dress up as what for Halloween. Churches in Portales and Clovis take the opportunity to provide families with a […]

God comes to the rescue

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist It’s amazing how often we can find ourselves within the pages of the biblical Book of Psalms. Consider Psalm 130. I hope we’re not in this psalmist’s sandals often, but anyone who has lived very long can empathize with him. Hurting and almost hopeless, he writes, “Out of the […]

ENMU homecoming parade features more than 60 floats

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FNM correspondent: Zhongming Jiang Natalie Pebsworth, 12, gets a handful of candy during Saturday’s 75th annual Eastern New Mexico University Homecoming Parade. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico It rained candy for children in a more than 60-float Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade Saturday for in downtown Portales. ENMU kicked off 75th anniversary homecoming […]

Local officials concerned census count short

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Local officials are pretty sure when it comes to the U.S. Census estimates, they’re not being fully counted. Estimates released July 1 from the U.S. Census show a 2.5 percent decrease in the population of Clovis from an estimate of July 1, 2007 (33,177) to July 1, 2008 (32,352). […]

Traditional promotion still in use

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks A barrel placed on the intersection of 1st Street and W Grand Avenue promotes a Shenandoah concert tonight at the Event Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico When it comes to promoting an upcoming event, the advertising options are well-known: Newspapers, radio, television

Press release: Broadway comes to Clovis

Take a memorable journey from one show-stopping song to the next when Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis present The Best of Broadway—The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber on Saturday, April 25 at 7pm in Marshall Auditorium. This concert is part of the 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series. This special performance is a […]

Santa Fe Opera Comes to Clovis

Three talented singers and a pianist will perform in Clovis on Friday, April 17 at 7 pm during The Santa Fe Opera’s annual Spring Opera Tour throughout New Mexico and west Texas. Presented by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis as part of the 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series, the concert will be […]

This Lester moment comes cheap

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist One of my favorite movies is “American Beauty.” Not for the acting, or gratuitous shots of Mena Suvari. It’s all about the Lester Burnham moment. There are plenty of times where Kevin Spacey’s mid-life crisis character gets the victory. But none resonate more than midway through the film, when his […]

Ticket feature: Killer Tumbleweeds movie comes to Clovis

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Killer Tumbleweeds, a movie produced by Bovina natives Ben and Butch McCain, comes to Clovis for its New Mexico premiere. Freedom New Mexico Tumbleweeds are attacking Middle America. More than 150 citizens are dead, 10,000 head of livestock destroyed and 300,000 children are suffering Killer Tumbleweed Trauma. Rumor has it that Middle American University scientists […]