Discussion expected on school yearbook

CNJ Staff The controversial Clovis High School yearbook is not a topic on the agenda at tonight’s school board meeting. But school Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said she expects area residents will be voicing their opinions on the subject during the meeting’s open forum. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the school administration building. The […]

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 […]

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. […]

City manager says streets, growth top priority

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City Manager Joe Thomas served 21 years on the Clovis Police force. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jean Verlich: CNJ News editor Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas, 55, celebrated his 34th anniversary with the city of Clovis on Aug. 7. In 1972, the Tucumcari native joined the Clovis Police Department as an officer, and served […]

CIA nominee’s hearing will bring needed discussion

By Freedom Newspapers Whether Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden can bring the Central Intelligence Agency out of its doldrums is a question whose answer we may not have until long after he has left his post as CIA director — assuming he is confirmed. His appointment has raised questions that are worth discussion as the […]

9/22 Education Calendar

Today: From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., school officials will host a community discussion at Ranchvale Elementary about the proposed closure of this school. Monday: From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Parent-Teacher Conference Day will be held at all elementary and secondary schools. Teachers will not be available from noon to 1 p.m. Monday: From […]

Rice and Clarke 9/11 testimony not too different

Freedom Newspapers National security adviser Condoleezza Rice was everything most people expected her to be — confident, on-message, in full command of a wide array of facts, self-assured and on balance reassuring. Unfortunately, in part because of the limited mission of the Sept. 11 commission to which she offered her testimony, her appearance offered little […]

Blue denim issue takes spotlight at school meeting

Ryan Lengerich A dress-code issue involving Clovis school teachers reached a public forum on Tuesday night. Clovis Public Schools’ Education Board member Mark Lansford asked that an administrative directive, which prohibits teachers from wearing blue denim at work, be placed on the board’s Feb. 10 meeting agenda for discussion purposes. Lansford said earlier this week […]

Homosexuality, faith part of Bible study discussion

By Darrell Todd Maurina Llano Estacado Community Church of Portales is sponsoring a different kind of Bible study: an open discussion inviting the community to reconsider what the Bible teaches about homosexuality. “Obviously the main purpose of doing this is to help the outreach of our church and to allow the good news of the […]

More planning needed for future military actions

Freedom Newspapers President Bush’s surprise visit to Baghdad on Thanksgiving no doubt boosted morale in the 1st Armored Division and the 82nd Airborne, and perhaps throughout Iraq — as well as in the White House itself. But it did not change the reality there, which includes the fact that more than 60 U.S. troops were […]