Weather watchers

Janet Taylor-Birkey A misconception about the job of forecasters at Cannon is that they simply look at the weather outside and tell everyone the obvious, said James Kratzer, Cannon meteorologist. But the Cannon Weather Station does not deal in the obvious; Their job is to examine and interpret weather data, for the safest execution of […]

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Senior Airman Christopher Willing Honor Guard is an exciting and rewarding experience. You will meet people from all across the base who you become good friends with as you learn about each other. The camaraderie you build sometimes feels like you gained a bunch of brothers and sisters with all the joking and occasional bickering. […]

Espanola Valley tops Rams in tourney

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Portales Rams traveled north to gain some valuable experience against good teams in front of big crowds and they got that experience. They got it at the expense of a nick on their record, though, as Espanola Valley took a 53-42 win over the Rams in the fifth-place […]

Day trips: Christmas on the Pecos

Freedom Newspapers For a different kind of Christmas experience, drive to Carlsbad for the 14th Annual Christmas on the Pecos tour. This is a unique experience to tour displays of holiday lights along the Pecos River aboard pontoon boats. What is it The annual Christmas on the Pecos tours begin on Thanksgiving night, and will […]

God’s people are to ‘overflow’ with Thanksgiving

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Sometimes we just make things too hard. I was listening to one of Garrison Keillor’s “News from Lake Wobegon” stories one day as he was talking about the deer hunting season that had closed up in (fictitious) Lake Wobegon right before Thanksgiving. Keillor painted a word picture (which I’ve embellished […]

Mayfield slips past Lady Cats

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Defending champions are that way for a reason. Clovis had defending 5A state champion Mayfield one point away from elimination, but in the end, the Lady Trojans had just enough to beat the Lady Wildcats 24-26, 25-12, 25-18, 17-25, 17-15 Thursday at Del Norte High School. “They […]

11/4 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the computer keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens. mountaintop manna i ve been to the mountaintop boss and the air is thin cool and clear i ve just returned from […]

Hounds’ O-line relies on experience

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Age is a relative thing, but Eastern New Mexico senior tackle T.J. Cobb thinks it has helped the Greyhounds’ offensive line mesh into a cohesive unit this season. “Up front we’re pretty old,” said Cobb, a senior from Alvin, Texas, who had to sit out in 2004 after suffering […]

House can learn from military in self-regulation

Freedom Newspapers The most gratifying development in the nationís capital in recent months was the 90- 9 vote in the U.S. Senate last week to set clear limits on the techniques the U.S. military can use when interrogating detainees in military custody throughout the world. Now itís time for the House to do likewise. Setting […]

Honor Guard service more than just a ‘special duty’ detail

Senior Airman Christopher Willing 27th Communications Squadron Honor Guard is an exciting and rewarding experience. You will meet people from all across the base who you become good friends with as you learn about each other. The camaraderie you build sometimes feels like you gained a bunch of brothers and sisters with all the joking […]

Rush, ENMU line improving

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Tyson Rush (left) battles with Devin Pilgrim during Thursday’s ENMU football practice in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Tyson Rush is a third-year starter on a veteran Eastern New Mexico University offensive line that is expected to be a strength this season. After struggling in the first […]

Honor Guard builds pride

Honor Guard members Senior Airman Jaclyn McCord and Senior Airman Brian Vasvary form up for an official functions. Senior Airman Christopher Willing 27TH COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON Honor Guard is an exciting and rewarding experience. You will meet people from all across the base who you become good friends with as you learn about each other. The […]

Local attorneys selected as finalists for judgeship

CNJ staff The competition for the open Ninth Judicial District judgeship has tightened up. Local attorneys Robert S. Orlik and David Peter Reeb were selected Friday as the two finalists for the judgeship, which opened in April when Gov. Bill Richardson signed a $1.8 million bill to establish eight new judgeships in the state. Four […]

Camp for sick youth superb

By Clyde Davis This column is geared to a special group of readers, though it may expand to include all of you with generous hearts. If you are in the first group, it is because you know a child who has or has previously had cancer. If you are in the second group, as most […]

Greenwalt heading for Korea

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — While she hopes for another shot at the WNBA, Clovis High and Texas Tech graduate Cisti Greenwalt is getting ready to ply her trade in South Korea. The 6-foot-5 Greenwalt gained a spot in a six-team South Korean professional basketball league. She will leave for Seoul in the next day or […]

More litigation won’t help older folk get employed

Freedom Newspapers It would be ironic if it weren’t so sad. Just as market conditions are making older workers more attractive to an increasing number of employers, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down a decision that is likely to make older workers less attractive. That wasn’t the intention, of course, but sometimes the law of […]

Candidate: Issues at Clovis schools ‘common’

Editor’s note: This is the second of five interviews with the finalists for the Clovis Municipal School Superintendent position: Rhonda Seidenwurm is deputy superintendent of instruction for Las Cruces Public Schools Q: What qualifies you to serve as superintendent of Clovis schools? A: I’ve had not just administrative experience, but really, successful administrative experience at […]

Qualities for top job at schools discussed

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Openness, classroom experience and a love of children: Those are some of the attributes teachers and parents say the new Clovis superintendent of schools should possess. With school board interviews of the five finalists beginning Monday, parents and teachers were asked for their ideas about the most important qualifications […]

FNNM gets new business manager

CNJ staff Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico has hired a new business manager. Kevin Cooper, 48, began work in the Clovis office on Jan. 10. A former staff sergeant in the Army, Cooper has 19 years experience in accounting and has managed small to large numbers of people throughout his career. “Kevin’s computer and organizational […]

Reader Reaction: Residents remember 2004 as a year of change

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for memories of 2004. Some responses: “(IT) WASN’T THE BEST year I’ve had, but I will think of this year as a good year because I am living near my parents, son, uncles, aunts and cousins and I live in Clovis. Someone said you can never go home […]