Events set to celebrate Black History Month

By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Black History Month events at Eastern New Mexico University Black History Month will be a little raw, said African-American Affairs Director Jordan Anderson. “This is the first year that I’ve had control of all the events,” Anderson said. “I really wanted to make it pretty straight forward. I didn’t want […]

H-Bar History

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Photo courtesy of the Lone Jack Historical Society of Missouri Dr. Caleb Winfrey. By Ruth Burns: Freedom New Mexico correspondent Editor’s note: This is the first of several articles about the H-Bar Ranch. In the early days before the coming of the railroad, the ranch located closest to Clovis and Portales was the H-Bar. The […]

Letter to the Editor: K’Bob’s history began in Clovis

K-Bob’s history began in Clovis I was one of the two guys who owned and built the buildings at 1600 Mabry Drive that housed K-Bob’s Steakhouse and Sasser’s Western Wear in 1976. We moved K-Bob’s from First and Prince and Sasser’s from 311 Main. Gabe Parson and I had a dream of opening and sharing […]

Friendship quilt returns to Friona

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Emma Lu Stewart said she plans to keep a recently discovered quilt, made in Friona the 1940s, to show it to people. Then she hopes it will be added to the Friona museum. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A piece of Friona history has made its way back to […]

Cameo Elementary’s Parent Center offers space for children, parents to spend time together

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools History is in the making. Now, I know each day we live, we are actually making history, but what you might not know is that you are actually reading a part of history…right now. Yep, this article is making history in two ways. First, this is my first official […]

Day trip: Museum focuses on nuclear history

Courtesy of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque offers a trip through nuclear history. Place: The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Location: The museum is located at 601 Eubank Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. It is 210 miles or roughly a three […]

ENMU Presenting ‘History of Flu and H1N1’ on Oct. 14

PORTALES—Health Services at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present “The History of the Flu and H1NI” from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Aztec Room of the Campus Union Building. The presentation is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Differences between viral and […]

History repeats itself at Cannon

USAF photo: Greg Allen Rick Shea, 27th Special Operations Wing and base historian, displays a 1965 article copied from the Air Force Times about the changes the base was undergoing during its transition from the F-100 to the F-111. By Rick Shea: 27th Special Operations Wing historian If the Cannon Web site were to publish […]

Press Release: Udall helps launch Hispanic history project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today helped launch a new initiative to preserve the stories and experiences of Hispanic Americans through the StoryCorps Historias oral history project – which will visit several New Mexico cities over the next year. [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q47YNyszQ60 ]Click here for video of the event. Udall, a member of the […]

Funeral director has broad involvement with local sports

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist No, Nicholas Mufli is not a common name in Clovis. But the name Muffley is know all over Clovis and respected. The history and story of Russell L. Muffley is one to remember. The history of his ancestor goes back to 1737, but … this is Russell’s history. Russell L. […]

Wayland, Cannon have lengthy history

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo James Floyd teaches business classes at the Cannon Education Building for Wayland Baptist University. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections At the Education Building at Cannon Air Force Base, a handful of colleges offer classes either through video feeds or with live instructors. Wayland Baptist University’s Clovis campus has a unique […]

Admiration for Kennedy immeasurable

Freedom New Mexico Sen. Ted Kennedy, who died Tuesday night at 77 after a 15-month battle with brain cancer, was one of the remarkable political characters of American political history. As the youngest child of a remarkable political dynasty, he overcame tragedy, an early reputation as a political lightweight, his own personal demons and sometime […]

Frugality takes hit on my wallet

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Cheap never seems to work out for me. I should know better than to try and save on eyewear. A little bit of personal history is in order here I think. I’ve been wearing glasses about 38 years now. I first learned my eyesight wasn’t so great after an exam […]

President proves history repeats

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Although I am no historian, I do have an interest in what happened and why, especially involving big economic events of the past. One such event is The Great Depression. I just attended a superb weeklong conference at Cato University, where not only did I present a couple […]

Yes, tennis star Roger Federer is human

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Roger Federer, the most successful tennis player in the recorded history of the game and winner of his 15th Grand Slam championship on July 5 at Wimbledon, is — contrary to suspicions voiced by Roger Cohen of The New York Times, in a column titled “Roger Federer Unbuttoned” […]

Train museum features Clovis history

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist It has been a long time since I was in Phil Williams’ “Clovis Depot Model Train Museum.” The old Clovis Santa Fe Passenger Depot now houses Phil’s museum which has been restored. Phil’s museum, to be exact, is at 221 West First St. in Clovis, south of U.S. 60/80 on […]

My version of ‘When Harry Met Sally’

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist There was an important lesson to be learned from a recent movie night. If not learned, history will repeat itself … even if that history is complete fiction. Last week, I wrote about a movie experience and changed friends’ names to protect the innocent because I didn’t seek their permission […]

Ticket feature: Little Texas to help kickoff county centennial

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Courtesy photo Little Texas, a country band from Nashville, Tenn., will perform at the Curry County Centennial kick-off event Saturday at the Curry County Special Events Center. Freedom New Mexico Little Texas is coming to New Mexico to help Curry County celebrate 100 years of history. Saturday marks the start of public events for the […]

Curry County centennial celebration events start Saturday

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Members of the Curry County Centennial Committee met Monday at the Curry County Events Center to make final plans and to get an update on the April 18th activities. CNJ staff Curry County is set to kick off its commemoration of 100 years of history later this week, a start […]

State moving closer to repealing death penalty

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican New Mexico for centuries has been reluctant to execute criminals, even though the state has had some form of capital punishment law on its books for virtually all of its history since the Spanish colonial era. Even during the blazing days of the Wild West, judges routinely requested Territorial […]