New contractors for TRICARE

By Tom Philpott: Military update Six million military health care beneficiaries, those who live in TRICARE’s North and South regions, will have new managed care support contractors and claim processors to deal with by April. In a surprise development, two of three current TRICARE contractors — Health Net Federal Services and Humana Military Healthcare Services […]

Business naming tradition dates back decades

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CNJ illustration: Cheyanne Bardin Many Portales business are named after a non-existent valley and Clovis businesses often reference hills, though there are none in the area. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Plain 1.a. An extensive, level, usually treeless area of land. b. A broad level expanse. That residents of Clovis and Portales live in […]

July 4 activities draw crowd

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Members of the Heritage Dairy team dash to the lake during Saturday’s Matt 25 Boat Race at Greene Acres Park. The team finished the time portion of the race with a time of 2.36.20. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The 14th annual Smoke on the Water got underway with […]

Independence Day festivities to include live music, boat race

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File photo The Smoke on the Water fireworks display begins at 8:45 p.m. July 4 at Greene Acres Park. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Even though the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce isn’t quite to their $25,000 goal for the Smoke on the Water fireworks display, Director Ernie Kos said the day […]

Editorial: Americans moving south risk safety

A growing number of Americans appear to be facing a tough choice: live in fear of violence, or live in fear of going poor. Increasing numbers of U.S. citizens are choosing to move to Mexico when they retire. According to the Mexican Association of Retirement Communities, about 1.2 million American and Canadian retirees already live […]

Businesses host live music

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County fair offers entertainment

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Courtesy photo: Jim Hogg Professional arenacross driver Cody Elkins will perform stunts during the halftime of the arenacross main event Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fair. Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Fair has an array of live entertainment available. The week’s entertainment includes bands such as Blackwater and the Fireballs. It culminates Saturday with […]

Popular childrens show goes live

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Courtesy photo “Backyardigans Live!” will be performed August 14 at the City Bank Auditorium in Lubbock. Freedom New Mexico From the producers of Broadway Across America’s “Go, Diego Go Live! The Great Jaguar Rescue,” “The Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Might Knights” is based on Neilson Media Research’s No. 2-rated preschool show on commercial television […]

Residents flock to Farwell for gas

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Customers at Lowe’s in Farwell waited up to 25 minutes for $3.69 regular gasoline Wednesday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Janice Green picked the right day to come to town. Green and her family live 14 miles east of Farwell and limit their trips to the city. She was […]

Air conditioning worth the costs?

Glenda Price Those of us who live in the Southwest — not in the mountains, not in houses with thick adobe walls — have to deal with a summertime that lives up to its name, especially in times of drought, which is nearly all the time. So we have to deal with air conditioners. Since […]

Rent proposal pitched to Congress

By Tom Philpott: CNJ Columnist Robert M. Gates is the first secretary of defense to live in military housing, an old but spacious 19th century home in a secure Navy compound in the District of Columbia. Gates also could be the last defense chief to live there, practical as it is, unless Congress amends a […]

During uncertain times one should turn to God

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist We do live in uncertain times. The news sound bites and stories are depressing: government scandal, adultery, violent protests, the Iraq war, messages from terrorists, bad economic forecasts and murders. It seems that bad news dominates the news. With 24 hour newscasts, the troubles of this country and the […]

State tourney to be streamed live on Web

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Katie Thomason has worked for KFCL-TV for two months and said she likes the work, even though this is her first job in broadcasting. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer For KFCL, opportunity knocked. Now, the Clovis television station will be helping stream that opportunity to the world. The station […]

Jonquil Park homeowner seeks residential vehicle restrictions

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer One man’s vehicles are another man’s nuisance — at least according to Don Maggio, who is asking the city to pass an ordinance restricting the number, age and condition of vehicles parked in residential areas. Maggio, who lives in the Jonquil Park area of Clovis, presented his concerns Wednesday […]

New sports blog is live

Mike Higgins’ sports blog is live on our Freedom New Mexico sites today. 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 • • • New Mexico lawmakers recently asked […]

New bloggers on the way

We’ll be adding two new bloggers to our Web site in the coming weeks. Mike Higgns has been one of the Golden Spread’s biggest sports fans the past five decades. His “Short Rutts” blog should be live any day now. Andy Kastelic, a theater major at Eastern New Mexico University, will be writing about his […]

Sunbeams shine where they are called

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist As a child I was involved in Sunbeams at church. Sunbeams was a mission organization for children. We sang about being a sunbeam for Jesus and bringing light into the world. When my family moved from Kansas City to New Mexico, one lady was saying goodbye to my parents and […]

Sunday alcohol sales to appear on ballot

Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers A local group’s petition will allow Clovis voters to decide in the March 4 municipal election if they want alcohol sales on Sundays in Clovis restaurants. While some city officials think Sunday alcohol sales would be good for the city, others say they will leave it to the voters to decide […]

Something to do on January 2

Now that Christmas is over, you can get rid of your live, ornament-and-tinsel-free Christmas tree by placing it next to your dumpster or taking it to the landfill located on East Brady. To notify public works that you have a tree that needs to be picked up call 769-2376.