GOP should hold firm on Medicare

Freedom New Mexico May was a lousy month for the Republican plan to overhaul Medicare. A prominent GOP candidate for president criticized it, a seat in Congress was lost because of it, and the party started trying to distance itself from the whole thing. That’s regrettable, because reinventing Medicare is vital to our nation’s economic […]

Our People: Going the distance

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College Executive Vice President Becky Rowley was born in Santa Fe but considers Clovis her hometown. Her favorite TV shows are “Sopranos” and “Mad Men.” Clovis Community College Executive Vice President Becky Rowley’s parents grew up in Clovis and her grandparents grew up in Clovis. Her nieces always […]

Hiking relaxing getaway

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I remember the old story, or analogy, about not being able to see the forest for the trees. The reality, which underlies so much of life, is that we cannot find that which is right in front of us. The story applies, among other areas, to summer and the beauty […]

Dec. 5, 1979

Gen. Lew Allen Jr., Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, arrived at Cannon Air Force Base for a one-day visit. … A 9th judicial court found a Clovis man, James L. Steele, guilty of vehicular homicide in the Sept. 1, 1978, death of his wife Allye May Steele. … A new long-distance phone […]

Cells often sole phone

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Most cell phones give people the ability to take pictures and video, listen to music, access the Internet and annoy theater audiences. They also do one other thing: Eliminate a monthly utility bill. Herman Smith, 38, a retired airman, said he got rid of his land-line phone because he […]

Entertainment doesn’t have to be costly

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Summer is half over. We are allotted a finite number of summers. What then to do, if you have felt that summer 2007 is passing you by? Here are some suggestions, with parameters. The parameters are distance, expense and a disclaimer. First the disclaimer: You do not have to be in […]

Zia netters return solid nucleus

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis team has probably gotten its toughest Lone Star Conference opponent out of the way. Now the Zias will see what the rest of the conference looks like. ENMU lost to Abilene Christian 9-0 on Feb. 1 at Zia Tennis Complex. […]

Day Trips: Little-known ghost town comes with locals, plenty of scenery

Compiled by Mike Jimenez Ghost towns can be found across New Mexico and the Southwest, but the one located at White Oaks is probably the best-kept secret around these parts. This ghost town comes complete with a few locals, and plenty of scenery. Where is it? White Oaks is located about nine miles outside of […]

Running for goals

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Clovis senior Matt Loewen finished third in the 1,600 meters at Friday’s Wildcat Relay. He signed to play soccer at Eastern New Mexico University. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis senior Matthew Loewen has traveled hundreds of miles for soccer. Last fall, Loewen often traveled from a Wildcat soccer game […]

Cats hoping to distance themselves from pack

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Clovis senior Ben Teconchuk works on his high-jump technique Wednesday at the high school. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Distance runners have long been an afterthought when it comes to Clovis boys track. Clovis has finished in the top five at state in each of the last four years — including a […]