Editors face multiple challenges

By Don McAlvay: Freedom columnist Editors, as a lot, are usually decent, hardworking and totally dedicated to their task. Editors of small town newspapers in the old days, not too unlike their counterparts today, often found it difficult to please everybody. The editor of Clovis’ first daily newspaper, The Pony Post, in his first issue […]

ENMU Hosting Jack Williamson Lectureship on April 10

PORTALES–The 33rd annual Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will welcome a galaxy of science fiction authors and editors on Friday, April 10.

2008 Curry County Fair Horse Show results

Editors note: The following are horse show fair results from the 2008 Curry County Fair. Due to deadlines these were unable to run in the Clovis News Journal’s Curry County Fair tab. Curry County Fair Youth Horse Show fair results: Judge:

Notebook adding new readers

The Editors’ Notebook is expanding to include readers at the Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, effective today.

More features worth a look

Editors’ Notebook is more than just the text in this box.

Editors to be honored

The Panhandle Press Association will induct two veteran editors into its hall of fame next weekend – Laurie Ezzell Brown of Canadian, Texas, and Tommy Thompson of the Amarillo Globe-Times.

Player of the week: Peloton

Each Monday, Editors’ Notebook selects a player of the week to honor the author of a Web site comment that strikes us as particularly witty, insightful or eye opening.

How much can you eat?

Humor columnist Argus Hamilton is making fun of a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball promotion in today’s column: To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • U.S. Rep Tom Udall, D-N.M., wants to bestow Bataan Death March veterans with the Congressional Gold Medal. The Veterans of Foreign […]

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 […]

It’s history

Do you know the history of Clovis? Check out the daily “Historically accurate” feature: Historically accurate • • • Have you visited Earl’s cartoon world? You just might get a kick out of him. Earl’s world • • • Read any good blogs lately? Sharna Johnson tells animal tales: In search of ponies • • […]

Mayor was a train stopper

Did you know Clovis Mayor David Lansford took 28 offensive charges as a senior basketball player at Clovis High in 1977? He described himself as one of Coach Jimmy Joe Robinson’s “obedient students.” “If he told me to stand in front of a train, I’d do it,” Lansford said. • • • Here’s something Steve […]

Gotta love the weather

Here’s something Steve Gershon loves about Clovis: “The weather mostly, with the exception of the wind,” he wrote in an e-mail. “The travel time to bigger cities for things to do and shop is not bad. If you want something to eat that we here in Clovis don’t have, it’s only a short trip away […]

Gotta love those Wildcats (supporters)

Here’s something Doug McGregor loves about Clovis: “What I love about Clovis is the generosity of the citizens,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Also the dedication and support the town folks give the Clovis Wildcats. There is not a booster club in the entire state that goes the extra mile for the athletes, whether they […]

He’d like to thank the Academy

Humor columnist Argus Hamilton offers commentary on the Academy Awards. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • We’re still compiling content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to […]

In search of big-wind stories

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 Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d like to share memories of that scary night: Email us […]

Some history on spirituality

Read any good blogs lately? Alvin Petty will give you something to think about: History and spirituality • • • Need a little inspiration? Check out the Bible verse of the day, compiled by Dianna Hernandez: Bible verse of the day • • • Glenda Price remembers the days of radio. “We could only get a few […]

Inspiration from on high

Need a little inspiration? Check out the Bible verse of the day, compiled by Dianna Hernandez: Bible verse of the day • • • Glenda Price remembers the days of radio. “We could only get a few stations, but after school on certain days we could hear ‘The Lone Ranger,’ and sometimes there were mystery stories […]

‘Lone Ranger’ was great entertainment

Glenda Price remembers the days of radio. “We could only get a few stations, but after school on certain days we could hear ‘The Lone Ranger,’ and sometimes there were mystery stories on,” she reports. See her entire column in the Opinion section. • • • Want to participate in questions and answers with the editors? Email […]

Bad combination

Mayoral candidate Tim Ashley thinks it would be a good idea to merge city and county government into one. Editors asked readers what they think about that idea. Gerald Majewski’s response: “That’s just like combining the church and state.” Bob Baker’s response: “The goal of consolidation of should be overall cost savings and that is […]