Creating historic railroad district key

Phil Williams Moving the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 9005 switch locomotive from Hillcrest Park to the lot in front of the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum is what we hope will be the first step in creating a Historic Railroad District. The locomotive will continue to belong to the city, the lot it […]

Day trip: Puye Cliff Dwellings National Historic Landmark

Gabriel Monte Puye Cliff Dwellings National Historic Landmark • Location: State Route 30 and Santa Clara Canyon Road • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Tours of historic landmarks and ruins that feature the 1,500 Pueblo Indians who lived, farmed and hunted game there from the 900s to 1580 A.D. • What ages […]

Taxpayers shouldn’t foot hotel bill

I think it is noble to want to save Hotel Clovis from decay or destruction. Personally, I love to see historic buildings preserved and put back to use. I’m somewhat less enthusiastic over the plan to use it for subsidized housing. If you own the building, I think it is yours to use as you […]

Reader-submitted content: Hotel Clovis unpolished gem

Here on the eastern edge of New Mexico is an unpolished gem on Main Street. This historic building — a most impressive building at nine stories high, needs not the fate of a crumbling remnant of another era. Major structural damage, prohibited expense and the immensity of the undertaking all argue against saving the grand […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Football update, and a historic battle

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s morning briefing.

Day trip: Historic home tour offered

Place: The Harrington House Location: 1600 S. Polk Street, Amarillo. What is it? The historic landmark was home to philanthropists Don and Sybil Harrington. The Harrington’s home was donated as a tourist attraction in 1977. What can people see here? Visitors get a tour of the 15,000 square foot home, which includes 20 rooms, eight […]

Day trip: Texas fort well-preserved historic site

Courtesy of Fort McKavett Staff Fort McKavett was founded in 1852 and operated seven years before it was abandoned. It was later used as a prisoner-of-war camp. Place: Fort McKavett State Historic Site. Location: 7066 Farm Road 864 in Fort McKavett, Texas. The fort is 371 miles from Cannon Air Force Base, so a one-way […]

Historic squadron’s legacy continues

USAF photo: Senior Airman Matthew Loken Lieutenant Col. Justin Hoffman salutes the airmen of the newly activated 34th Special Operations Squadron after assuming command April 9. During the ceremony the 1st Special Operations Group reactivated and redesignated the 34th Troop Carrier Squadron as the 34th Special Operations Squadron and Hoffman was named commander, continuing a […]

Some residents unsure of health legislation

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Healthcare legislation signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama was no doubt historic. But some Clovis residents feel it’s more about Democrats and Republicans than the year-long process was about Americans. “I think they’re playing politics,” said Jimmy Dimas, a retired school employee who moved to Clovis five […]

Anniversaries honor trials of early settlers

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist The second weekend of September, 2009, stands out in my mind as one of those “not to be forgotten” times. I had been one of a group to hike up Pike’s Peak — or rather, hike halfway up Pike’s Peak, to turn around and hike back down from the halfway […]

Udall: Senate passes historic health reform legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today voted in favor of historic health care reform legislation that will provide quality, affordable health coverage to 96 percent of New Mexicans while reducing health care costs for individuals, businesses and government. The Senate approved the bill 60-39. The legislation, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care […]

Sotomayor OK’d for Supreme Court in historic vote

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sonia Sotomayor won confirmation Thursday as the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice in a history-making Senate vote that capped a summer-long debate heavy with ethnic politics. She’ll be sworn in Saturday as the court’s 111th justice, third woman and first nominee by a Democrat in 15 years. The Senate […]

Secretary of Education and State Historian announce student film contest documenting historic trades

Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. Garc

Airmen play vital role in historic launch

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Airmen with the 73rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit stand in front of a MC-130W Combat Spear March 2. In early February the unit helped to launch a “black letter initial,” which means that the aircraft was launched with zero discrepancies By 1st Lt. Matthew Speed: 27th SOAMS February 4, […]

USAF inauguration participation historic

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Department of Defense photo: Tech. Sgt. Alan Port Staff Sgt. Shequila Hunter and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Alexandria Elis work on administrative issues for the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee in Washington, D.C. By Maj. Gen. Ralph Jodice: Commander, AF, District of Washington WASHINGTON — On Jan. 20, when President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath […]

County officials: Turnout similar to ’04 race

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Despite the historic nature of Tuesday’s general election, voter turnout in Curry County only mirrored results of the 2004 general election. The Curry County Clerk’s office reported a 64 percent voter turnout on Tuesday. Voter turnout in the county was 65 percent in the 2004 election. County election manager […]

The week Lefty Frizzell came to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist I was up in Cartersville, Ga., recently, eating with my wife and some of our relatives at an old restaurant in historic section of that town. We were the only ones in that cafe eating. As we started eating I heard the song, “Always Late (With Your Kisses)” and that […]

Route 66 landmark destroyed

In case you missed it: A fire last month destroyed a historic caf

Pope’s visit marks historic event

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist Here’s another great reason to countdown to April 15. Besides it being Tax Day on Tuesday — whoopie — and Mom’s birthday — hooray — it’s also the day Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the United States. For B-16, this will be his first visit to the United States as […]

Hillcrest entry arch could make historic register

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter points out a marker on the Hillcrest Park archway that explains who built the structure. By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer The Hillcrest Park entry arch has welcomed visitors for nearly 68 years, and it could soon be listed on the New Mexico […]