Candidate applauds gun ruling

Tucumcari’s Dennis Roch, Republican candidate for state representative, is praising the U.S. Supreme Court for its 5-4 ruling that an individual right to gun ownership exists.

Top engineer credits team for success

Air Force recognition can be awarded as a unit or individual selection. But most people who win individual awards will credit their units for making them shine. This is the case for Lt. Col. Ivette O’Brien. O’Brien recently received the Air Force Field-Grade Base Bioenvironmental Engineer of the Year award for her work in fiscal […]

We don’t endorse candidates — we just critique them

By Freedom New Mexico Freedom Communications newspapers, which include this one, do not endorse political candidates. The practice dates to the company’s founder, R.C. Hoiles, who developed a political philosophy of small “L” libertarianism that advocates limited government, respect for the individual, free markets, free trade and property rights. Hoiles fearlessly criticized powerful institutions and […]

Flexible approach to gun laws will tighten standards

By Freedom New Mexico In a brief filed last week with the Supreme Court, the Bush administration paid lip service to the idea that Americans have an individual right to possess a firearm. But the practical implications of its argument show the government is speaking with a forked tongue. Last year, the U.S. Court of […]

CHS GOLF: Cats qualify for 5A state

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis senior Tiffany Reid chips to the ninth green. Reid made a 15-foot putt to par the hole. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tyler Fontenot played what he said was the round of his life, helping Clovis High’s boys qualify for next week’s Class 5A state competition. He topped […]

Supreme Court dusts off second amendment

By Freedom Newspapers Viewed narrowly, the decision March 9 by a federal appeals court to overturn the 1976 District of Columbia law barring the ownership of handguns with just a few exceptions — such as for law enforcement officers in the course of duty — applies only to the District of Columbia. Therefore it has […]

TAKE 5: Cats’ junior makes splash

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Miles Ware of the Clovis High swim team. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis junior swimmer Miles Ware has qualified for next week’s state swimming championships in four individual events and one relay. In his spare time, Ware hangs out with his friends on the swim team and enjoys […]

CHS girls third in district meet

CNJ staff SANTE FE — In their final outing before the state championships, Clovis High teams competed well in district swimming championships Saturday morning at Santa Fe High, with the girls placing third and the boys finishing sixth. Characterized as a fast-paced meet by Clovis coach Vincent DeMaio, each of the 14 boys and girls […]

Letters to the Editor: Individual disrespect for rules hurts others

I recently witnessed a disturbing incident outside a local store. The father and son parked beside me had just finished putting their purchases in their car and the young boy (perhaps 10 or 12) took the shopping cart and gave it a great shove. It sped across the drive and into the parking spaces for […]

Swimmers hard work paying off

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Clovis High junior Amber Espinoza prepares to push off during Wednesday’s swimming practice at Play Inc. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Although New Mexico is a landlocked state, the Clovis High swimming team spends most of its time in the water. After a morning filled with weight and aerobic […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Ruidoso Invitational results

CNJ staff Ruidoso Invitational Thursday All races 3 miles Varsity boys Team standings: 1. Odessa 78; 2. Clovis 97; 3. Cobre 102; 4. Artesia 136; 5. Silver 141; 6. Gadsden 151; 7. Ruidoso 174; 8. Hobbs 196; 9. Alamogordo 224; 10. Las Cruces High 282; 11. Mayfield 312; 12. Las Vegas Robertson 224; 13. Roswell […]

Individual liberty does not come for free

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist Among those of us who prize the protection of individual liberty as the primary public good, never to be sacrificed, the issue of eminent domain is troublesome. The reason is the same as with subpoenas. They both seem, at first sight, to be violations of our unalienable rights — to […]

Forcing students to maintain quotas also discriminatory

Freedom Newspapers Can’t we all finally agree that government should not discriminate against people based on race or ethnicity? Despite all the progress made in this country to give minorities equal access to public facilities such as schools, a newer, equally toxic form of discrimination has taken hold of some government officials, who would eagerly […]

Ideals of freedom should be guide in search of goal

Freedom Newspapers The following statement was written in the 1960s by Freedom Communications, Inc. founder R.C. Hoiles, who died in 1970. Freedom is the parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun in Tucumcari. This statement was recently found among his files: I have been asked to put in written […]

Clovis senior six shots off lead

The Associated Press Clovis senior Jordan Moore is six shots off the lead after notching a first-round 76 at the Class 5A state tournament at New Mexico State University on Monday. Moore started slowly, something Clovis coach George Simmons was worried about. “In the practice round he shot the same score,” Simmons said. “He just […]

Student profile: Jeremy Dan Riley

Jeremy Dan Riley is a senior Clovis Christian School. He is the son of Jan and Danny Riley. What is so great about your favorite sport? Track is an individual sport. Your competing against yourself to improve times when running or improve distances when throwing. Tell us about a happy time: Some of the happiest […]

Taxation: Extortion by another name

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist For some, the issue of taxation appears moot. Like death, they believe, taxation is unavoidable. Many others would like us all to fall for this because then they would gain the upper hand about political economy. For those who don’t much like the free society and its economic system, free […]

CHS second in district cross country

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Senior Mike Wareham finished ninth in the District 4-5A cross country meet Saturday at Ned Houk Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer A wrong turn by Carlsbad twins Brandy and Brittany Castillo opened the door for the Clovis High girls in Saturday’s District 4-5A cross country meet at Ned […]

SATURDAY BRIEFS: CHS girls win Hobbs meet

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Freshman Caitlin Waters led a 1-2-3 sweep for Clovis High’s girls and the Lady Wildcats cruised to the team title in the Hobbs Invitational cross country meet on Saturday. Waters ran a time of 19 minutes, 55 seconds over three miles, while teammates Michelle Schenck and Nicole Johnson took the next […]

SATURDAY BRIEFS: Zias outlast Angelo

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior middle blocker Lindsay Schiely compiled 29 kills and Eastern New Mexico University rallied from a one-game deficit to topple Angelo State 30-17, 15-30, 21-30, 30-28, 15-11 in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. Schiely added six block assists and two aces for the Zias (6-10, 2-2 South), who […]