Sorry ’bout the tech difficulties

Yes, we know the Web site has been acting odd most of the day. We’re adding some new features and it looks like we’ll have some glitches to work through. We hope to have everything back to normal before Monday. • • • Rio Rancho pulled away for a 39-30 win over Clovis in a […]

San Jon church turns 100

The First Baptist Church of San Jon will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on June 1. A fellowship coffee will be served at the church at 9 a.m. that day, followed by a worship service at 10. The San Jon Community Center will host lunch at noon. • • • The New Mexico Environment Department […]

Dust is bad … duh

The New Mexico Environment Department issued a news release on Thursday warning about health risks associated with dust storms. “Inhaling dust can cause respiratory and lung problems including coughing, wheezing and runny noses and it can also worsen existing medical conditions such as asthma,” according to the release. Environmental Protection Division Director Jim Norton tells […]

Lkvron has been banned

We’ve never banned anyone from commenting on our Web site stories, until Thursday. Comments from lkvron have been deleted and the user’s e-mail address has been blocked from future participation. I’m still trying to sort through the details, but a man called Thursday and said his e-mail address was being used for the comments and […]

Player of the week: Flyrealtor

The first winner of our “Player of the Week Award” for leaving a witty, responsible and/or helpful viewpoint on our Web site is “Flyrealtor.” She weighed in on a debate about cleaning up Clovis. “I have a great idea,” she wrote. “Just reroute 60/84 through Llano Estacado. Then no one will have to see houses […]

A few comments on comments

Three online reports have generated dozens of reader comments in recent weeks. That’s good, Editor David Stevens reports, but we do have a few rules. Check out his Web log: Falling, With Style • • • Need a little inspiration? Check out the Bible verse of the day, compiled by Dianna Hernandez. To access it, click […]

Something to read

Read any good books lately? The “Librarian Recommends” feature below will ensure you answer that question in the affirmative the next time someone asks. Click on “More Features” to find the link. Our videographer is Tony Bullocks. • • • The Clovis News Journal introduced new tools for the Web site on Monday. The SiteLife […]

Comments, anyone?

The Clovis News Journal introduced new tools for the Web site on Monday. The SiteLife system allows readers to build their own blogs, share photos and more, but the main attraction is its commenting features. Our old system allowed readers to comment on stories, but it also allowed readers to delete comments for no reason […]

CNJ launches new Web site system

Today we launch new tools on our Web site. We call the system SiteLife. SiteLife allows readers to start their own blog and share photos. But the biggest change is tied to commenting on stories. We gave readers the ability to comment — anonymously — on stories, starting last year. Comments poured in. Sometimes they […]

Power company trying to correct rate increase information

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission has received more than 700 comments about a proposed rate hike for Xcel Energy, a case manager with Xcel said. Most of those comments stem from false information, an Xcel spokesman said. Xcel’s Wes Reeves said the proposed increase, filed in May, is […]

Blog from Cannon: Special Ops activated

Lilliana Castillo Lt. Gen. Michael W. Wooley and Lit. Gen.Norman Seip stand at attention Monday as the national anthem is sung at the beginning of the change of command ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico’s Karl Terry is blogging live from Cannon Air Force […]

Blog from Cannon: Special Ops activated

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Lilliana Castillo Lt. Gen. Michael W. Wooley and Lit. Gen.Norman Seip stand at attention Monday as the national anthem is sung at the beginning of the change of command ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base. Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico’s Karl Terry is blogging live from Cannon Air Force Base this morning. He will also […]

Got comments? Share them with us

By David Stevens: Editor Cyberspace letters to the editor have never been easier. And you don’t have to sign your real name. No hostile comments are allowed. No obscene comments either. Readers can help decide what’s hostile or obscene. If you don’t like what somebody else has to say, just click twice and their opinion […]

Report entertaining, but inaccurate

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” is a hate-mongering show, and its viewers and advertisers believe Muslims are lazy, and Democrats are communist slime maggots whose views would embarrass Nazis. At least that’s the statement I would make if I were applying Bill O’Reilly’s journalistic standards to his own program. Stay […]

Meetings Watch: Environment Department to discuss proposed plant permit

• What: The New Mexico Environment Department will hold a public hearing on the air quality permit for the proposed Clovis Ethanol plant. • When: Today. Testimony will begin at 10 a.m. The Hearing Officer will accept non-technical public comments at 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and periodically throughout the hearing until all comments […]

Primates typing away in cyberspace

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Comedian Bob Newhart had a routine about the theory that an infinite number of monkeys typing for an infinite amount of time would eventually reproduce all of the world’s great books. He envisioned the daily grind for the people who would have to read through what the monkeys created. […]

Public hearing set for plant permit

CNJ Staff A public hearing concerning a permit for the operation of an ethanol plant in Clovis has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at Clovis Community College as a result of public demand, according to New Mexico Environment Department spokeswoman Marissa Stone. The hearing will be hosted by the state Environment Department, and […]

Preaching has no place in classroom

By Walter Williams: CNJ syndicated columnist Several weeks ago, I wrote about Overland High School teacher Jay Bennish’s indoctrination of his geography class. In commenting on President Bush’s State of the Union address, he told his 10th-graders: • “Sounds a lot like the things Adolf Hitler used to say.” • “Bush is threatening the whole […]

Reader’s outraged by Hartley’s words

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about comments made by District Judge Teddy Hartley during a recent sentencing in a rape case. Hartley sentenced John Jacobs, 21, of Clovis to 18 months probation after Jacobs entered an Alford plea, which means he maintained innocence while admitting sufficient evidence exists to convict. […]