Valentine’s: The most romantic day of the year

Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist To those who are born romantics, our favorite holiday is fast approaching. Have you given any thought to Valentine’s Day ? Perhaps this column will lead you in that direction. We are always on the lookout for new ways to embrace the woman or man in our lives and help him […]

Flocking together

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European starlings often group together during the winter months, especially at dusk as seen here Sunday near the corner of 21st Street and Sasser Drive. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Richard Sharick watched as swarms of birds filled the sky Sunday evening outside his home in the 100 block of […]

Area sent into a deep freeze

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Eric Barela, 16, eludes the tackle of Jared West, 16, as he makes his way to the end zone for a touchdown Wednesday at Spencer Field in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Cassie McClure: CNJ correspondent When most people were sleeping early Wednesday morning, city street department employees were braving the chilly, snowy air, […]

Longest day becomes shortest night

by Bob Huber There was a crucial moment preceding my half-century matrimonial partnership that made my future wife Marilyn shout, “You WHAT?” Her scary attitude resulted from something I mumbled in her ear about eloping and getting married. We were students at the time at the University of Colorado, a campus full of world class […]

Fireworks bring fond memories

By Grant McGee That big fireworks display, “Smoke on the Water” is at Greene Acres Park this Sunday. Clovis’ Tom Martin sparkplugs the event every year. Tom and I have something in common: Our fathers were both hotel managers. Hotels. Fireworks. Fourth of July. These things whirl around in my mind and I remember my […]

Balloon show to take place as scheduled

CNJ staff Two hot air balloon shows were canceled Saturday due to weather, but this morning’s ascension will go off as scheduled, weather permitting of course. The Bank of Clovis Balloon Jamboree balloon ascension at a site north of the Plains Regional Medical Center is slated for 6 a.m. this morning. Saturday morning’s launch was […]

Portales teen takes Miss Rodeo Queen New Mexico

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Brittany Bennett, of Portales, and recently crowned 2005 Miss Rodeo New Mexico-Elect, is congratulated by judge Dick Reason, of Tucson, Ariz., at the Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant luncheon and coronation Thursday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Brittany Bennett likens rodeos to family reunions. Unlike many sports, camaraderie often […]

Fire heats up local grocery store

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A Clovis firefighter carries a hose out of Lowe’s grocery store as emergency personnel responded to a fire at the store Monday evening. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Lowe’s grocery store won’t be opening today and may not reopen for some time due to an after-hours fire late Monday evening. As […]

Religion Roundup 2/8

Sandia welcomes missionary speakers Pete and Allison Crook, who have served seven years as missionaries of the Southern Baptist Convention working in the South American nation of Ecuador, will be the guest speakers at the Sunday evening services at Sandia Baptist Church. The evening service for the church, located at 1100 W. Manana in Clovis, […]

Andrews on stage: Rock ’n’ romance

By Clyde Davis It’s not your daddy’s country music, that is for sure. If your concept of country music is Haggard and Jones, Wynette and Lynn, the stuff your mom and dad used to listen to, the Jessica Andrews concert presented for free at ENMU this past week would have thrown you for a loop. […]