God uses both Mars and Venus to make Earth work

If I ever actually had any doubt (and I didn’t) that, to borrow from the wise guy’s book title, men really are from Mars and women are from Venus, one evening’s dinner drama would have put that doubt to rest yet again. There was no fuss. My wife and I really don’t fuss much. Well, […]

Students participate in out of this world experience

Freedom Newspapers: Sharna Johnson Hagerman Elementary School fifth-grader Uriel Cepeda uses duct tape to patch a leak in his team’s colony habitat during the Starbase La Luz Metamaterial Research Mission Link-up Day at Cannon Air Force Base. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Equipped with huge sheets of plastic, silver rolls of duct tape and box […]

Land of Enchantment has much to offer

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist When TV Honeymooner Ralph Kramden always joked about sending his wife to the moon, he could have done it easier than his proposed punching her hard enough in the head. He could have simply sent her to New Mexico. Yes, it is cool that the Land of Enchantment is on the […]

Mission to Mars gives children new view of universe

Janet Taylor-Birkey On April 7, Cannon’s Hangar 208 briefly changed its mission from storing F-16’s to setting up a Martian colony. As 350 fifth-grade students converged in the hangar to participate in Mars Missions Flight (MMF), they were grouped with children from other schools. MMF is a phase of the Air Force STARBASE La Luz […]

Sci-fi lectureship honors Portales Legend

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Portales will be the center of the science-fiction world Thursday when experts join local science-fiction writing legend Jack Williamson of Portales for the 30th annual Williamson Lectureship. “I enjoy the variety of people who have different points of views,” Rick Hauptmann of Portales said. Hauptmann, a friend of […]

Fallwell, Margie

Margie L. Mars Fallwell, 81, of Friona died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, in Clovis. She was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Kress, Texas, to James Quillan and Gladys Myrtle Holt Mars. She married Artis Fallwell on Aug. 16, 1945, in Clovis. She worked as a dental assistant for many years. She was a member of […]

8/9 Reporters Notebook

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Red planet sighting event is hoax A rumor about the red planet, which claims that Mars will come its closest ever to Earth on Aug. 27, has been racing through cyberspace inboxes. “Three different people sent me the e-mail,” said Carol Nash, secretary of Clovis’ Astronomy Club. “It’s stirring […]

Governor’s jet new point of contention

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist A friend who likes to get my goat will often ask “is Fat Boy going to give you a ride in his $5 million airplane?” Before we get to that question, loaded as it is with inference, let me point out that I do not have a goat. Further, I […]

Team of scientists exploring Mars named rock formation after city

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The outcrop shown was named Clovis because of its arrowhead shape. Courtesy photo: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis is sharing its name with a large rock formation on Mars. Scientist Larry Crumpler, a member of the Mars Exploration Rover science team, said the “Spirit” rover came […]

State students build Mars models

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Fifth-graders from four school districts work to complete their habitats at Friday’s “Mars mission project” at Cannon Air Force Base. The students were at the base to learn how life on Mars might be in the future. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Five months […]

Of course Mars knows, this means war

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Everyone keeps asking, “What’s going on?” and I mumble, “Nothing,” because I’m holding a tight rein on my dire predictions these days. I don’t want to be blamed for major riots and goosey pigeons around the courthouse. But the other day I again heard the beckoning call of prize-winning journalism, […]

Heavenly neighbor gets closer; Mars makes closest approach in 60,000 years

When Carol Nash of Ranchvale looks at the night sky, she is awed by its enormity and complexity. “When you just think about the solar system and how the Earth is tilted just right to make the seasons and all these objects out there doing their thing, it’s just kind of amazing,” she said. “You […]