Mexican drug cartel strong, growing force

Freedom New Mexico This week marks the anniversary of one of the saddest events in the history of our nation’s war on drugs. Twenty years ago, University of Texas pre-med student Mark Kilroy disappeared during a spring break jaunt into Matamoros; his remains and those of others were found a month later in a horrific […]

Education Feature: committee involves students in celebrating county history

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kacy Mares won first place and a $500 bond for her history of Curry County essay and drawing. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Centennial Committee is teaching the history of the county to its students through art and writing. The Centennial Committee hosted an art and […]

To some, Obama inauguration triumph

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer President-elect Barack Obama enters the history books today as the country’s first black president. To members of the black community in Clovis, Obama’s historic inauguration is a product of the struggles for civil rights. William Hall, who organizes the city’s Juneteenth celebration, said he views Obama’s inauguration as a […]

Despite tough times focus on blessings

Freedom New Mexico We gather today with family and friends at a difficult time in our history. The nation’s economy lags like it hasn’t since the 1930s. Thousands of Americans have lost their jobs, and many of those who are still employed worry that their positions also are in jeopardy. Then there are those families […]

Disclosing medical history vital to election

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Thesis tells story of Clovis’ history

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Pair of letters show Clovis history

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist This columnist, Don McAlavy, has two letters that Norvell G. Tate and W.H. “Bill” Duckworth wrote to each other in 1934. The first letter was from N.G. Tate of Albuquerque, June 25, 1934. “Mr. W. H. Duckworth, Clovis, New Mexico. Dear Sir; I am attempting a thesis for a master’s […]

Cowboy hat remains constant icon

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Luis Saena steams a cowboy hat so he can adjust the brim for a customer at Joe’s Boot Shop. Saena began cleaning and selling hats when he was 7-years-old. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer There are few items that signify the history of the Southwest or that carry the […]

Helms holds place in U.S. political history

Freedom New Mexico Some politicians are controversial without being important. The history books and newspaper pages are littered with the names of also-rans who managed to snag a few headlines by virtue of scandal rather than substance. You can’t say the same about Jesse Helms. Love him or hate him — and quite a few […]

Chuck Wagon Cook-Off serves up history

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ken Romine of Brownfield, Texas, pulls a chicken fried steak out of a pot of hot oil during Saturday’s Chuck Wagon Cook-Off. Romine said he’s been chuck wagon cooking for 15 years. Steve Woods, 60, of Denton, Texas, served a hearty cowboy dinner of chicken fried steak, beans, mashed potatoes, […]

County association holds first meeting in Portales

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Association of Counties is meeting in Portales today for the first time in its history. The group plans to discuss issues ranging from county budgets and wildfires, to CPR training for state employees and federal benefits for jail inmates. Representatives from all of the state’s 33 […]

Cinco de Mayo: American history as well

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist Welcome to Cinco de Mayo 101. For today’s history lesson — which will not include step-by-step instructions on how to make the ultimate taco; watch the Today show for that — we’ll learn actual history. Some of you may ask, “Why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in the U.S.?” After […]

April 13, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Big Book of Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts produced by Oxmoor House will help make your quilting a faster, more rewarding experience with techniques and tools that ensure accurate cutting for perfect piecing. The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss recreates a bygone time and place […]

Smith staunch, active citizen of Clovis

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist I have very little history on C. Roy Smith of Clovis. His full name was Charles Roy Smith. For some reason, he is not in our history books, but he had a good keen sense of what to do with $5,600 in 1934. With two employees, without salary, but with […]

Coming Sunday: Tornado and Title Town

Sunday is the one-year anniversary of the worst tornado in Clovis’ history.

History teacher wants Harden’s job

State Sen. Clint Harden will have an opponent this November in the race for the 7th district.

Artists honored during National Women’s History Month

To honor the originality, beauty, imagination, and multiple dimensions of women’s lives, the National Women’s History Project has chosen “Women’s Art: Women’s Vision” as the 2008 theme for National Women’s History Month in March. To ensure that a diversity of art and artists are represented, the 2008 honorees were selected based on their art, their […]

Kids’ Day mixes food history, hands-on activities

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Kayla Quiroz, 4, enjoys a spoonful of a mud cup which she made herself at Kids’ Day on Saturday at ENMU. Her mother, Krista Quiroz, looks on. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Where’s there’s food, you will find kids. And where there’s a nationally-recognized Smithsonian food exhibit, kids will get more than a full […]

Clovis holds off Hobbs

Jaden Isler hit three free throws in the final minute as Clovis held on for a 74-73 win over Hobbs on Saturday in the boys District 4-5A tournament championship game. Clovis beat Hobbs for the second time in three meetings in a matchup between the state’s top two ranked teams in 5A. As district champions, […]

… And that’s how I met my spouse

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” Bob Baker’s reply: “I met my wife in 1960 while stationed in England with the United States Air Force. I was 21 and she was 20.  She was in the Royal Air Force at the time.  “My assignment was […]