Founder’s principles still relevant today

Freedom Newspapers It is perhaps a bittersweet moment to be remembering the founder of the company that owns this newspaper at a time when the newspaper business in general and this company in particular are going through difficult times — times not only related to the recession, but to particular changes in technology that have […]

Local newspaper should keep on rolling

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian The first newspaper in Clovis was the Clovis News, a weekly, published by Arthur E. Curren, who was born in New Mexico and whose father, James E. Curren, probably started more newspapers in New Mexico than any other person. Among those publications pioneered by Mr. Curren were the Raton Range, […]

Personal ads not just for cowboys

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist Have you noticed those advertisements on TV promising to match you up with the perfect partner? Or those ads in the newspaper for “Men seeking women” and “Women seeking men?” The seekers have little headings (supposed to be enticing) that say things like, “Sweet thing,” Gypsy heart, Gypsy soul,” “Intellectual,” […]

Newspaper boy still keeping up with news

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Clovis newspaper boy Morris Callwell, spent a lot of his spare time with horses raising them when he wasn’t bringing the paper to your door at age 13, same age as ye old timer me, Don McAlavy, who was throwing newspapers on Clovis porches. Morris Callwell and his parents, Mr. […]

Letters to the editor: Local crime not reported on justly

Being a Clovis resident, and having lived here for over 33 years, I have long known there was more crime committed in the city than was reported in the local newspaper. Granted, we read in the paper about murders (on the occasions when they happen), but other than that, one seldom reads anything in the […]

Another alternative: Don’t spend

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Have you noticed all the newspaper supplements and magazines suddenly printing stories about “saving money,” and coining new words like “staycation” for not traveling someplace for a vacation? I notice they’re using words like “savings” and “spend less.” I wonder what happened to “spend nothing.” After all, if you don’t […]

Freedom newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize

CNJ staff A Freedom Communications newspaper in Mesa, Ariz., won a Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious award in journalism, for a five-part series that exposed how police protection suffered as Sheriff Joe Arpaio focused on efforts to combat illegal immigration.

Federal bailout for newspapers poor concept

Freedom New Mexico There has not been a formal agreement yet, let alone a turnover of funds, but a lawsuit has brought out the fact that the publisher of the venerable Philadelphia Inquirer has at least had discussions with Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell about getting something like $10 million from the state government. Being keenly […]

Arrests ‘just part of life’ for some

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist I saved a newspaper clipping from 1994 when Willie Nelson was busted while taking a nap at a Texas roadside park.

FNM welcomes new circulation director

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CNJ staff photo: Lili Castillo A new circulation system is being implemented by new FNM Circulation Director Mike Grigg. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After 35 years in the newspaper circulation business, Mike Grigg still craves a challenge. The draws are that it’s “different every day” and challenging, but working with customers is one […]