Holidays evoke many emotions

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Along about mid-December, few of us can be blamed, or even held accountable, if we begin to get a bit Scroogified about the season. That might be especially true if one hasn’t done all of one’s shopping, and knows that the other schedule-challenged shoppers will be out there, running around […]

Fort Sumner: More than meets the eye

Clyde Davis: Guest Columist It’s a place where you stop for gas on the way to Albuquerque, right? Perhaps, instead of that, it’s a place where you make the decision whether you are going to go to Taos, or Santa Fe, or continue west on Highway 60, which can take you right into Arizona, a […]

Answer when Ruidoso calls

Clyde Davis Personally, I’ve never needed a good reason to go to Ruidoso — a western Pennsylvania boy gets homesick for land that isn’t flat, anyway. However, in this column, with summer stretching out before us, I’m going to give you several good reasons. One reason, of course, is the relative cost. You can do […]

Artist captures chimps in ink

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer With millions of tiny ink dots, some smaller than a speck of sand, Valerie Romano pays homage to mankind’s closest living relative — chimpanzees. The former Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University instructor stumbled upon her greatest artistic inspiration late in life. She was 45 years old […]

Art is more than form of expression

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The first thing I notice — the power of which only sinks in later — is the juxtaposition of the two still-life portraits. A young woman, freshly beautiful, sits on the step of an urban house. Oblivious to the observer, she is contemplating — what? The light informs us it […]

2004 Heart Gallery aims to find homes for children

By Helena Rodriguez, FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS The portraits of 60 New Mexico children will not only serve as art when they come to Clovis, they will also include heart as the spotlight shines on youth in need of adoption. The 2004 Heart Gallery is a free event designed to showcase art and, hopefully, lead to the […]

Education Calendar 4/29

Today • Lockwood (3,4) Spring Program at 1:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Lockwood Multi-Purpose Room. • Parkview (5,6) Spring Musical at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Parkview Gym. • Cameo (3,4) Spring Concert at 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. Sunday • High Plains Chorale Spring Concert at 2:30 p.m at Clovis Community College […]

Family remembers homicide victim

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Tucumcari police officers discuss the case outside the Sundowner Gallery and Gifts store where Joanie Vance’s body was found. CNJ staff photo: TV Hagenah By Darrell Todd Maurina State police officials said Thursday evening they have made no arrests and aren’t releasing any new information on the death of Joanie Vance, but family members gathered […]

Creator of inspirational art headed for Clovis

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Inspirational artist Tom duBois, above left, will be in Clovis on Oct. 25 to visit with art lovers and sign prints of his art work, such as his recent painting, “Hosanna” has been described as reminiscent of the old masters’ style. Photo: Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell An inspirational artist is headed for a show […]