Reporter’s notebook: Fifth-grade class plants trees at Fort Sumner State Monument

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Courtesy photo: Raymond Samora Karen Kimmell’s fifth-grade class at Fort Sumner Elementary School planted fruit trees Wednesday on the grounds of Fort Sumner State Monument. A Fort Sumner man is hoping schoolchildren will literally see the fruits of their labor every time they visit the Fort Sumner State Monument. It was at the monument a […]

Day trip: Aztec Ruins National Monument

The Aztec Ruins National Monument is located at 84 County Road 2900 in Aztec. Gabriel Monte • Location: 84 County Road 2900, Aztec. The national monument is located on Ruins Road about 1/2 mile north of New Mexico Highway 516, in the city of Aztec. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Follow […]

Day trip: Bandelier National Monument

Courtesy photo Bandelier National Monument is located outside of Los Alamos. Bandelier National Monument • Location: Directions from Santa Fe: Take Saint Francis Drive (Hwy. 84/285) north toward Los Alamos. After passing Pojoaque, merge right onto New Mexico 502 to Los Alamos. Continue up 502 toward Los Alamos. Bear right and exit onto New Mexico […]

Day trip: Capulin Volcano National Monument

Courtesy photo Capulin Volcano National Monument is located 33 miles east of Interstate 25 at Raton via U.S. Highway 64/87. Capulin Volcano National Monument • Location: The monument is located 33 miles east of Interstate 25 at Raton via U.S. Highway 64/87. The park entrance is on New Mexico Highway 325, 3 miles north of […]

Day trip: White Sands National Monument

Courtesy photo White Sands National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 70, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo and 52 miles east of Las Cruces. White Sands National Monument • Location: The visitor center is located on U.S. Highway 70, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo and 52 miles east of Las Cruces. Travelers from Carlsbad Caverns […]

Day trip: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Courtesy photo Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument • Location: Located 40 miles southwest of Santa Fe and 55 miles northeast of Albuquerque. From Albuquerque: Take the exit for Santo Domingo/Cochiti Lake Recreation Area (Exit 259) off I-25 onto NM 22. Follow the signs on NM 22 to Cochiti Pueblo and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. […]

May 15, 1954

More than 6,000 people attended Armed Forces Day festivities at Clovis Air Force Base. … Snyder Furniture, at 122 Main, was “really wrapped up in our business” and holding a sale in celebration of its 19th year. … Highland Park Memorial Co. and The Clovis Monument Co. were offering a new service – an installment […]

Vets memorial suffers damage

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Damage done to the Veterans Memorial at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A circle of monuments stand outside the Clovis-Carver Public Library in honor of local veterans. The area around the memorial is manicured and inviting — a place where residents can reflect on the […]

Spin of Clinton’s environmental legacy misguided

Freedom Newspapers Former Secretary of Interior Bruce Babbitt is out and about, flogging a book that offers a nostalgic look back on an American Golden Age, when Bill Clinton, his old boss, was in the White House. Fiction fans will love it, no doubt. Among the episodes subjected to revisionist spin is Clinton’s use — […]

Courts could use dose of common sense

By Mona Charen There was a time when “fear of God” meant piety, or at least conscience. Today, it more accurately describes the worldview of secular liberals who get itchy and twitchy at any reminder of our religious roots as a nation. Thus, we are currently treated to the spectacle of the American Civil Liberties […]

Local company engraves monument for free

Reporter’s Notebook Diane Glaze of Glaze Monument wasn’t looking for publicity when her company decided to provide free engraving for the new veterans’ memorial, but with about $20,000 worth of free labor, Glaze Monument is providing the single largest contribution. “If we need the money that bad we shouldn’t be in business,” Glaze said. “My […]

Area veterans meet need for new memorial

Freedom Newspapers T he Clovis Joint Veterans Council announced last week it plans to build a monument to Curry County veterans who have been killed in war. This is great news. Curry County has a prominent war memorial: six stone tablets outside Clovis/Carver Public Library “Dedicated to Curry County veterans who served their country.” But […]

Memorial in works to honor area vets

By Darrell Todd Maurina Area veterans organizations learned last week they have raised enough money in cash and pledges to begin work on a veteran’s monument outside the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The memorial will honor 125 veterans from Curry County who died in war. Jim Cowman, representative of the retired Marine Corps organization on the […]

Officials defend Decalogue

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An unidentified person walks past the Ten Commandments outside the Curry County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon. A Ten Commandments monument was removed from a courthouse Wednesday in Alabama. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell A Ten Commandments monument was removed from an Alabama courthouse on Wednesday, but Clovis officials said they’ve not heard any discussion […]

Civil rights leader honored

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Area residents look at and take pictures of a monument honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday in Potter Park after the dedication ceremony. By Jack King Speakers at the dedication of a monument honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Clovis’ Potter Park on Saturday said the civil rights leader didn’t belong to […]

Day trips — White Sands

By Angela Peacock One of the world’s greatest natural wonders can be found in New Mexico at White Sands National Monument. “White Sands is so unique because there is no other place like it on the planet and it is home to some of the most outstanding scenery you’ll ever see,” said John Mangimeli, chief […]