Freedom names interim CEO

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, named an interim CEO Wednesday, tapping the former publisher of The Dallas Morning News. Burl Osborne will take over in July for Scott Flanders, who is leaving after 3 1/2 years in the job to […]

Local United Way names new board members

United Way of Eastern New Mexico has announced five new

Editorial: Legislation names can be deceiving

The fine art of giving official names to pieces of legislation is usually an exercise in propaganda and often enough verges on deception. But few legislative proposals bear as Orwellian a moniker as the so-called Employee Free Choice Act, (EFCA) also known as “card check,” whose transparent purpose is to undermine free choice. And that […]

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County has pleasant names, if not hills

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico If Ceran St. Vrain ever passed through his supposed Curry County namesake, he didn’t know it. St. Vrain, the man, may have spent time in the northern Texas Panhandle where he owned partnership in a business for a while, but his visits to eastern New Mexico are not well […]

NM investment lawsuit names former governor aide

By Tim Korte: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A former state investment officer claims Gov. Bill Richardson’s former chief of staff pressured board members to support $90 million in failed investments because of political considerations. Frank Foy on Tuesday identified David Contarino as the previously undisclosed “John Doe 2” in his lawsuit. Contarino later issued […]

Nov. 16 Honor Rolls

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Arts Academy at Bella Vista Third grade “A” Honor Roll Mackenzie Clark, Christian Fox, Jenna Frigon, Jolene Gomez,

School house rocks the vote

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Desiree Barraza fills in her name on a voter registration card in Kelly Fontanilla’s fifth grade class at James Bickley Elementary school. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer The fourth-grade classroom looked different today. On each of the miniature desks sits a white laptop. In front of each laptop, the […]

ENMU names assistant coaches

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University announced the hiring of assistant coaches in baseball and men’s basketball on Wednesday. The school named former West Texas A&M coach Mark Jones to the baseball position under veteran coach Phil Clabaugh. Jones spent the past nine years at WT before the school did not renew him […]

Empty promise?

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Energy drinks have become a $3 billion per year industry, according to Pediatric News. By Jenna Dewitt: Freedom New Mexico With catchy names such as Rock Star, Monster, Venom and Amp, energy drinks are trendy and widely used by teens and young adults. Researchers say U.S. consumers spent $744 million […]

In ideal world team names matter

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I root for a pair of trousers. I’m not that much different from other sports fans, whether they like the New York Knicks or some other team. It’s all laundry by the time you’re done. Players come and players go. Owners buy and sell teams. Stadiums are built, and stadiums […]

CMS fourth nine-weeks honor rolls

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Fourth nine-weeks honor rollClovis Municipal Schools Barry ElementaryThird Grade A honor roll — Bryetta Carter, Desiree Ford, Lance Meyers, Tommy Martin, Crysta Sandoval, Simone Sena, Eric Shonkwiler, Jaime Sena A/B honor roll — Lena Montoya, Shaun Perry, Ayanna Murphy, Jaden Carr, […]

Names, pronounciations matter

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist I don’t just miss a familiar face, but a familiar name on the nightly news in New Mexico. Up until November, I looked forward to the nightly KOB-TV news with Tom Joles and Carla Aragón. Please note the accent over the “o.” Every evening, it created a sense of Hispanic […]

Street stories

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Though many streets inClovis and Portales are named for letters or trees, other streets have more detailed histories. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Streets are the veins of a city. They run throughout the city, dictating where and how the city’s traffic will flow. Though the names of Clovis […]

Far from the Sere ‘N’ Geti

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Dr. Leslie Morrow meets hyenas Sere ‘N’ Geti Friday at Hillcrest Park Zoo. The hyena pair, Sere, top, and Geti were named by Morrow, whose submission won the Name the Hyenas contest sponsored by the zoo and the Clovis News Journal. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Their native land […]

ENMU dedicating military wall

By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Two years of work is coming to fruition with the soon to be dedication of a Wall of Honor that recognizes Eastern New Mexico University students who have served in the armed forces. The dedication will take place at 11 a.m. Monday on the ENMU campus near the existing […]

Letters to the Editor: Alcohol contributes to moral collapse

This letter is about the 725 names needed on a petition to call an election on Sunday liquor sales. I would like to see the names of those who cannot stand even one day to be free of alcohol sales. I sincerely hope I would not see any names from our police and fire personnel […]

Historical research counts 68 cemeteries, 17,000 names

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist When we published our High Plains History Book in 1980, following the 1978 Curry County History Book, we made the effort to record as many area cemeteries as we could, listing the names and dates of 68 cemeteries that contained nearly 17,000 names. The cemeteries we recorded covered all those […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Homicide victims honored during holiday

ANGELS BEARING THE NAMES OF HOMICIDE VICTIMS were hung on a Christmas tree and a candle lit as each name was read aloud. About 100 angels now dangle from the tree, each representing a loss to surviving family and friends. THE SIXTH ANNUAL MEMORIAL TREE of the New Mexico Survivors of Homicide was decorated Tuesday […]

Hispanic names need not be in Spanish

By Helena Rodriguez: local columnist “Marsha” may not exactly be at the top of the list of popular Hispanic baby girl names, like Arianna, Marissa, Aaliyah and Olivia, but maybe “Masa” is. My friend Marsha Salazar doesn’t know why her mom named her Marsha, maybe after the Brady Bunch show. As the saying goes, “It’s […]