A kiss from Jezika

Who inspires you? Doug McGregor has an example for us all: “Right now I am getting a lot of inspiration from my granddaughter Jezika Freeman,” he wrote in an e-mail. Jezika was recently involved in a car wreck in Portales in which her husband was killed and she suffered severe brain trauma. “Every day we […]

Always a competitor

David Lansford is stepping down as Clovis’ mayor after 12 years. We’ve been asking family and friends to share stories about him. Here’s what his brother Mark had to say: “My earliest memories of David are that he has always been a fierce competitor. It did not matter what the situation was, he wanted to […]

The mayor was a mower

David Lansford is stepping down as Clovis’ mayor after 12 years. We’ve been asking family and friends to share stories about him. Here’s what his mother, Roberta, had to say: “Our David began his first job by mowing lawns. He and his brother would ride their bikes over to Mrs. Travis’ home and together they […]

She appreciates more than the music learned

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. And so editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Darlene Cunningham’s response: “Music has always been precious to me. Probably my favorite music teacher was my music teacher in high school. Her name is Robin Pederson. She always had time to […]

Letter from jail

Editor David Stevens has received a letter from jail. See what he has to say about it: Falling, With Style

Newest blogger does sports

Mike Higgins’ sports blog is live on our Freedom New Mexico sites. He writes about high school, college and professional sports of local interest. You can find the feature under “Blogs” in the blue bar atop the Clovis News Journal home page or go to: Short Rutts • • • We’re beginning to compile content […]

Time to celebrate

Clovis Christian School will be celebrating its new building at 2000 Humphrey with a ribbon cutting on Friday. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. • • • Roger Clemens, his former trainer and steroids are dominating the sports-page headlines today. Here’s a news flash: Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training. Baseball spring training update […]

Baseball’s back

Roger Clemens, his former trainer and steroids are dominating the sports-page headlines today. Here’s a news flash: Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training. Baseball spring training update • • • We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and […]

Politics as usual

Wondering why Gov. Bill Richardson vetoed the Senate’s capital outlay bill on Wednesday night? State Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, is convinced it’s because he wants lawmakers to approve his health-care package, despite the governor’s denial. “What he’s doing is he’s sending us a message,” she said in a telephone interview. “He has certain things he’d […]

Love on the blog

Looking for love on Valentine’s Day? Check out the latest reports on Editor David Stevens’ Web log: Falling, With Style • • • Want to share your story? Email us