He’d like to thank the Academy

Humor columnist Argus Hamilton offers commentary on the Academy Awards. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • We’re still compiling content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to […]

Still looking for big wind stories

We’re still compiling content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d like to share memories of that scary night: Email us • […]

What’s to love about Clovis:

Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked what they love about Clovis. Here’s what some had to say: • Gina Hochhalter: “The locals are oftentimes (and by default, surprisingly) more inspiring and open to diversity than people who move here. We should be happier because these are great qualities, and we should definitely not fear […]

In search of big-wind stories

We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d like to share memories of that scary night: Email us […]

‘Lone Ranger’ was great entertainment

Glenda Price remembers the days of radio. “We could only get a few stations, but after school on certain days we could hear ‘The Lone Ranger,’ and sometimes there were mystery stories on,” she reports. See her entire column in the Opinion section. • • • Want to participate in questions and answers with the editors? Email […]

There he goes again

Columnist Argus Hamilton is poking fun at politicians and Roger Clemens. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton

Maybe if we could have horses in town …

Mayoral candidate Tim Ashley thinks it would be a good idea to merge city and county government into one. Editors asked readers what they think about that idea. Gina Hochhalter’s response: “Combining them means that people have, instead of two options, only one. The reduction of options is rarely productive, but rather confining, the consequence of […]

Feb. 17-23 Question of the Week

With the Hollywood writer’s strike over, what show are you looking forward to seeing again the most? Answer in the comment section below. Send question suggestions to kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com

They’ve got the music in them

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christy Mendoza’s response: “Every teacher and (education assistant) at Bella Vista Arts Academy. Just show up for one of their Breakfast with the Arts on Friday mornings. You can’t leave there without feeling good. […]

Newest blogger does sports

Mike Higgins’ sports blog is live on our Freedom New Mexico sites. He writes about high school, college and professional sports of local interest. You can find the feature under “Blogs” in the blue bar atop the Clovis News Journal home page or go to: Short Rutts • • • We’re beginning to compile content […]

Baseball’s back

Roger Clemens, his former trainer and steroids are dominating the sports-page headlines today. Here’s a news flash: Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training. Baseball spring training update • • • We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and […]

Learn something new

How do they make darts? Find out by watching Kevin Wilson’s “Best bet on TV.” Best bet on TV • • • Comedian Argus Hamilton is making fun of network television and people from Arkansas in his column today. Here’s the link: Argus Hamilton • • • Charles Hemphill passes along a joke about an atheist in […]

Kudos to state’s guacamole

Argus Hamilton offers high praise for New Mexico guacamole. Check out his humor column under the “More features” link below. • • • The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is gathering memorabilia from the “Clovis Sound” era of the 1950s. The artifacts – which already include musical instruments and an extensive collection of radios — […]

Remember the tornadoes?

We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d like to share memories of that scary night: Email us

Ethanol plans withdrawn

Click on the link to read the CDIC release on ConAgra’s decision to withdraw Clovis plans. Ethanol release

Mayor candidate addresses public access

Rube Render is one of three mayoral candidates who have responded so far to an e-mail from Editor David Stevens about public access to governmental records. In response to the question, “In general, when is it OK to keep secrets from the taxpayers?” Render replied: “It is OK to withhold information from the public when […]

One vote no on Sunday alcohol sales

Count Clovis’ Christian Heller among those opposed to Sunday alcohol sales at Clovis restaurants. “I am not for prohibition, just some moderate limitation,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Not every person tolerates alcohol in the same manner. Some metabolize it differently. But it still has the same effect on the brain. Six days are plenty.” […]

Lt. Guv supporting Hillary

New Mexico Lt. Gov. Diane Denish has announced she’s supporting Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. “New Mexicans are concerned about the fate of the country and are paying close attention to who our next leader will be,” Denish said in a press release following Tuesday’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Nev. […]

Senators issue press release on “Air Force Roadmap”

U.S. Sens. Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are reviewing the mission impact of a new “Air Force Roadmap.” The report indicates the types of missions and aircraft that could be deployed at New Mexico Air Force bases. The “More Features” section below provides access to the senators’ information. Highlight “Press Releases.” • • • Steve […]

One vote for Sunday alcohol sales

Wendel Sloan has this to say about Clovis’ March 4 election regarding Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants: “I don’t see why Sundays should be treated differently than any other day. What if my religion held Friday nights to be sacred? Would Clovis residents give up Friday night lights for my beliefs?” • • • Want […]