Tuesday morning briefing: Photo exhibit, a new splash pad and a candle in the wind

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing: Photo exhibit Runnels Gallery in Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting a solo exhibition, “Our Fill of Elsewhere,” of the photography of Sherwin Rivera Tibayan. It started Sunday and continues through Oct. 1 during normal library hours. Call 575-562-2624 for hours. […]

Photo not needed to prove Osama’s dead

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama decided Wednesday to keep classified the reportedly gruesome post-mortem photos of Osama bin Laden. It’s a good call. Yes, the pictures belong to all Americans because they are government property. Few organizations have fought as long and hard as Freedom Communications for open government and open records. But the […]

Military mama: Raising twins twice reward

This time last year I was waddling my way to a prenatal appointment, trying not to slip on the ice. On the way out the door I had my mom snap a photo of me in all my glorious belly bliss. These will be treasured snapshots because: a) I had makeup on, and b) at […]

Weed photo contest results

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Submitted by Bennie Adams And the winner of the CNJ Tallest Weeds in Clovis contest is … Zia Elementary School third-grader Willie Newman, 8, shown in the midst of weeds measuring more than 9 feet tall. Willie is staying with his grandfather, Bennie Adams, on east 21st Street and Adams snapped the photo in a […]

Coffin photo issue matter of respect

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist If my husband died in combat,

Star athletes don’t belong on pedestal

Freedom New Mexico Just a few months after everybody was celebrating swimmer Michael Phelps for his Olympic feats, the world is abuzz over a photo of Phelps apparently inhaling from a water pipe that’s commonly used for marijuana. Among the many debates are how this incident affects his status as a role model, and what […]

Freedom New Mexico takes home 19 NMPA awards

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico claimed 19 awards, and the Clovis News Journal took the general excellence award from the New Mexico Press Association, which held its annual awards ceremony Saturday night in Albuquerque. Freedom New Mexico papers, including the Portales News Tribune and Quay County Sun, took 12 first-place awards. Newsroom employees taking […]

Business feature: Historic shopping plaza demolished

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Courtesy photo Located on Seventh and Main streets, the Village Plaza was on one of the busiest intersections in town during it’s heyday, according to Duffy Sasser who operated the photo shop that fronted the plaza. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer All Duffy Sasser, 90, has to remember his first business are photographs and […]

National Geographic remembers Roosevelt County

The National Geographic Magazine Web site features a photo taken in Roosevelt County in 1957. The photo, part of the site’s “Flashback” section, shows the effects of wind erosion on the sandy soil of the area. Roosevelt County Extension Agent Patrick Kircher is quoted in the caption of the photo. See it at: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/flashback/2008?image=9

Fair officials announce new photo guidelines

CNJ staff Curry County Fair officials have announced new guidelines for entries in this year’s open photography classes. Also new is all prints must be at least 5 inches by 7 inches to be considered for judging and there will be no distinction between digital and film entries. Participants can register their entries online early […]

An all-photo newspaper?

She describes herself as “the girl behind the camera.”

Jan. 21, 2008: Photo of the day

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Eddie Torres, of Clovis and supervisor with Torres & Sons, finishes the cement in the parking lot of Mainline Bowling Alley Monday afternoon. According to Torres the parking lot should be done by Friday.

Hidden surprise

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User “staticpaper” submits a photo of a pet.

2007 Curry County Fair results part 1

4-H Home Economics and General Project Division Photo with good composition Novice 1. Kortney Bone 2. Danielle Bennett Junior 1. Mackenzee Starbuck Trick Photo Senior 2. Thomas, Kylynn Photo with subject taken three different angles Novice 1. Danielle Bennett Junior 1. Kylynn Thomas Manually cropped and uncropped photo Senior 1. Kylynn Thomas Digitally cropped and […]

Aug. 28, 1927

The Service Troop of the 111th Cavalry for the New Mexico National Guard, stationed in Clovis, won the silver cup awarded to the unit with the best kept equipment and camp area. … Daniel Boone, assistant cashier of the Clovis National Bank, left for New York to embark for the American Legion convention in Paris. […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Decades-old quilt completed

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Sarah Sears of Clovis never finished her quilt, “The Tree of Life,” which she started in 1920. Her daughter, Jan Pisano, now of Boulder, Colo., now in her 80s, asked Liz Judd and a group of ladies who quilt in her building to finish it. “She came by with […]

Speller looks to next year

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Courtesy photo Christina Benitscheck made it through the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee but was eliminated from the third round of competition. The finals air on ABC-TV tonight from 6-8 p.m. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Christina Benitscheck didn’t earn her 15 seconds of fame by winning the Scripps National Spelling […]

New guidelines for ID card now in effect for everyone

Janet Taylor-Birkey At least one document must have a photo Effective immediately, all personnel being issued common access cards and other identification cards, including for dependents, retirees and Reservists, must present two forms of identification. At least one of the two IDs must have a photograph, according to new guidelines from the Department of Defense […]

Companies underestimate consumers

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I recently got a new computer, and I’ve lost a lot of sleep over the last week customizing it to my liking. The computer started up right out of the box and it was fast — and by fast, I mean the speed at which Time magazine ran away […]

CNJ wins 14 awards

CNJ Staff The Clovis News Journal captured 11 first-place honors and three second-place awards Saturday in the New Mexico Press Association contest. Two other Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico, the Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, earned four first-place awards as well. First place for newspapers with under-10,000 circulation went to the Clovis News Journal […]