Iraq invasion motivating factor for terrorists

By Freedom Newspapers A summary of a draft of a new National Intelligence Assessment on Iraq reportedly concludes “that al-Qaida has reconstituted its core structure along the Pakistani border and may now be a stronger and more resilient organization than it appeared a year ago,” as Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball put it. Homeland […]

Seefeld selected for All-Star game

CNJ Staff Former Clovis Wildcat Jason Seefeld is making an All-Star return. The 2004 graduate of Clovis High School has been selected as an infielder for the Texas Collegiate League All-Star game Monday at Texas Christian University’s Lupton Stadium. The game begins at 6:05 p.m. (MDT) and will be televised live by Fox Sports Net […]

Education Feature: Girls get glimpse of politics

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Dharshyani Kesavan, front, of Clovis listens on stage as election results are announced during New Mexico Girls State at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Approximately 150 high school senior girls from around New Mexico have thrown their hats into the political arena this week […]

Eating off $21 opens politicians’ eyes

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers There’s a guy running for president, and he’s facing all kinds of questions. One question spoke volumes, and it wasn’t about terrorism, taxes or gasoline. Instead, it was about milk, and how much stores charge for a gallon. His answer was $1.50. I won’t name the candidate because I haven’t […]

Students participate in out of this world experience

Freedom Newspapers: Sharna Johnson Hagerman Elementary School fifth-grader Uriel Cepeda uses duct tape to patch a leak in his team’s colony habitat during the Starbase La Luz Metamaterial Research Mission Link-up Day at Cannon Air Force Base. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Equipped with huge sheets of plastic, silver rolls of duct tape and box […]

Fresh Faces: New police officers must learn ropes

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Police Officer Johnny Zamora uses his computer and radio Thursday to search for information. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Police Department has had an infusion of youth with the hiring of eight officers 24 and younger, three of whom are attending the police academy. New officers […]

Finding one’s place is lifelong journey

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Sometimes we get the unique experience of touching a piece of the natural world, in a small but significant way, that reminds us we are a tiny part of a much larger creation. Without events falling together in a precise pattern, it would not have occurred. With Earth Day approaching, […]

Cats earn desired Pit stop

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Making the state tournament in Albuquerque is something they’ve been dreaming of since they picked up a basketball. For Clovis seniors Michael Lewis and Cody Thornsbury, it’s taken four years to reach the pinnacle of high school basketball in New Mexico. Others, such as freshman Jaye Crockett, didn’t have […]

Youthful Wolverines take on Pecos

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The Texico Wolverines entered the season with little experience. However, juniors Courtland Luscombe, the team’s leading scorer at 18 points per game, Daniel Schueler and Josh Murray stepped up for the fourth-seeded Wolverines, who face No. 5 Pecos (15-8) today in the Class 2A state quarterfinals at the Santa […]

CCC candidate profiles

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Position 1 Candidate: Gayla Brumfield Occupation: Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate broker and owner Experience: Brumfield has been a Clovis Community College Trustee since 2005. She helped establish the CCC Cultural Arts Committee and served on the CCC Foundation, a group that distributes scholarships and purchases art for the […]

Reporter’s Notebook: ‘Bored’ resident creates social site

AN EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY student hatched a Web site for people who are bored in Clovis. Daniel Garcia, 28, fathered www.boredinclovis.com in 2006 when he was directed to create a useful Web site for a college class. Inspired by the popular Web networking site MySpace, www.boredinclovis.com has 183 members. Garcia said his experience in […]

To Really Worship is To Experience Wonder

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Some of us were born for the “do it yourself” age. Even if I could afford to pay someone to do the “fix it” jobs and “honey-do’s” that are continually begging to be done around the house, I’m not sure I would. Up do a point (a point I […]

Dads take baby steps toward learning the basics

The class was fun just hearing the dads with kids talk about how much fun kids can be. Just other little stuff, like it doesn’t matter how much money you make your kids are always going to remember the time that you spent with them. Janet Taylor-Birkey Nine male Airmen were racing to the finish […]

Dendahl sees corruption, education as biggest issues

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksRepublican gubernatorial candidate John Dendahl stops by the Clovis News Journal Thursday afternoon to answer some questions about himself and his campaign. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer John Dendahl is the Republican candidate for New Mexico governor. He is running against Democrat incumbent Gov. Bill Richardson. Q: What qualifies you […]

ALS more than a change of duty location

Janet Taylor-Birkey The goal of Airman Leadership School, the first portion of professional military education, is simple: to teach Airmen how to be effective supervisors on their way to the noncommissioned officer ranks. “We want to teach these [Airmen] what it is they are really supposed to be doing and to say, ‘These are all […]

Education foundation gets city consideration

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The seeds for an education foundation were planted Thursday during a presentation given at the Clovis High School Lecture Hall by Foundation Development Consultant Pete Karabatsos. An education foundation, Karabatsos said, could support a range of activities in area schools. With money donated from community members, teachers could bring […]

County Fair at a glance

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The midway is open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday. (File photo) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A look at Curry County Fair: The basics What: Curry County Fair When: Monday through Sunday Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (midnight Satuday) Where: Curry County Fairgrounds Cost: […]

Press workshop introduces students to journalism

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers Twenty-two high school students from around the state scrambled around a computer lab Monday afternoon desperate to meet their Tuesday evening deadline for The Future Press, a small newspaper students produce in the New Mexico Press Association’s yearly journalism workshop. In its 26th year, the workshop at Eastern New Mexico […]

Clovis boy meets member of Thunderbirds

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Jacob Thomson’s idea of a hero is animated, has the ability to fly and is usually referred to as super. The cartoon-loving, Highland Elementary second-grader met a real-life hero Friday when Maj. Dan Mirski, Air Force Thunderbirds flight surgeon, made a surprise visit to Plains Regional Medical Center, where […]

Grandkids formidable addiction

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Here at the Great Thoughts Institute, we’re pursuing our never-ending quest for bliss in the American family. Today’s lesson is, “How to Avoid Grandchildren, and Is It Possible?” Ask any grandfather, and he’ll say it’s easier to give up tobacco and booze, even cussing, than it is to shuck our […]