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 […]

Closure offers time for reflection

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist They tell me I may very well have been the last authorized “civilian” allowed to go over the now-closed Hull Street Bridge.

Baseball players earn praise

In case you missed it: Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor Karl Terry offers encouraging words for Roosevelt All-Stars:

Silver screen offers plenty of heroes

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York.” So begins the Shakespearean play, Richard III, as the misanthropic and misshapen title character vents his ambiguous response to his brother’s attainment of the throne. Anybody who has been exposed to this drama knows that […]

If you camp near bears …

New Mexico’s Department of Game and Fish offers these suggestions if you camp near bears:

If you see a bear …

New Mexico’s Department of Game and Fish offers these suggestions if you see a bear while camping:

Education Feature: Computer lab offers bilingual opportunity

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Trinity Segura was brought on at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center as the computer lab manager. Segura said she often works with patrons through lessons in the Rosetta Stone Program. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Seven years of dual-language classes at La Casita Elementary School weren’t enough for Chautauqua Acy. Acy, […]

Round of golf offers more fun than expected

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs I had a lot of fun, but man, do I hate golf. At least that’s how I thought I would feel after golfing 18 holes at the Whispering Winds Golf Course here. I had no intention of golfing this past Saturday, as my […]

Caprock Amphitheatre offers nearby hiking

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe Airman 1st Class Mitch Mead, 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron, and Airman 1st Class Celeste Myers, 27th SOCS, hike some rugged terrain near the Caprock Amphitheatre. The amphitheatre is located about an hour north of Clovis. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs […]

Unchecked power should be concern to all

Freedom New Mexico The release Tuesday of an 81-page memorandum written in March 2003 on the use of rough interrogation techniques by the military offers a disturbing insight into the mindset of all too many Bush administration operatives during the early years of the vague and misnamed “war on terror.”

Glenda Bly offers ‘King Bill’ commentary

Letter writer Glenda Bly can “barely stop laughing” over “King Bill’s” endorsement of Barack Obama. Sunday’s CNJ will have at least three letters to the editor. • • • Have you participated in our Web poll lately? To access it, click on “More features” below or follow the link:

Just a bun, please

After a lifetime of “eating the bun,” Sharna Johnson offers her FAQ with answers for those who don’t understand.

Not all jokes aimed at Spitzer

Comedian Argus Hamilton offers a couple of one-liners today that have nothing to do with Eliot Spitzer. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: http://www.cnjonline.com/sections/editors-notebook/argushamilton/ • • • March 23 is the one-year anniversary of the deadly tornado that ripped through eastern New Mexico. Our newsroom staffs are planning […]

What’s on

Looking for something good on TV? Staff writer Kevin Wilson offers a daily suggestion:

Maybe worth the drive?

Gas prices were about 20 cents per gallon cheaper in Farwell than Clovis on Monday night. The Allsup’s in Farwell was at $2.799 per gallon, compared $2.999 at most Clovis stations. • • • Mainline Bowl owner Phil Wood said he expects the bowling alley to open Monday after months of extensive reconstruction. Home to […]

Volunteer opportunity: Retired and senior volunteer program

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program offers a wide variety of opportunities for older adults. Information: 763-6009

Oct. 7 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cowboy Style by Chase Ewald showcases examples of the newest Western décor, furnishings, fixtures, fabrics, and construction materials that celebrate the region and its traditions. A Threat to Justice by Chuck Norris offers more action-packed historical fiction from America’s favorite action hero in a Western […]

Technology making college education more portable

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CNJ Staff Photo Illustration: Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Students with a laptop computer may find it easier nowadays to order electronic versions of textbooks, and make their college work lighter — literally. Electronic books, available for purchase online, come without the weight and wear of used textbooks, and one online site […]

Magazine releases list of top spouse-friendly employers

Military Spouse Magazine Military Spouse Magazine has released its first list of the Top 10 Military-Spouse-Friendly Employers. According to the magazine, the chosen companies needed to produce $1 billion in revenue per year and have specific programs in place to hire military spouses. The top employers are: 1. USAA — According to USAA, they understand […]

City offers variety of activities

Filled with history that dates back to the 1800s, Pampa, Texas, has a wide variety of activities and attractions for visitors to experience. Located in the Texas Panhandle, northeast of Amarillo, Pampa is home to industries that include oil and gas, cattle and railroad. High school sports are also an integral part of the community, […]