Road trip that’s easy on wallet

By Clyde Davis In the first place, and this is not a negative, it was not like Chaco Canyon. You could not hear the drums and bird flutes in the silence, you could not picture, in the stillness, Anasazi inhabitants filing into the kivas for a ceremonial meeting. There was not the stillness, nor the […]

Day trip: Dinosaur bones on display at museum

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank A large bronze of a Triceratops head offers children and adults a chance to see how big the dinosaur was at Mesalands Community College’s dinosaur museum. Place: Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum. Location: It is 78.2 miles from Cannon Air Force Base and takes about 1 hour and 35 minutes […]

Food at life speed: Cooking can be quite an adventure

I love good food, but I have neither the time nor the patience to spend a jillion hours in the kitchen. I also want to be able to eat good food without it going straight to my hips, but I think moderate indulgence has its place. And that is the basis of this column. Before […]

Visit to old home stirs memories

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist THE OLD HOME PLACE My brother called recently… “The old home place is for sale,” he said. The old home place. Now wouldn’t that be something to have? But it’s back east and I’m here in New Mexico. Do you feel that way about the place where you grew up? […]

Education digest: Texico student wins anti-tobacco award

Texico student wins anti-tobacco award Texico High School student Jennifer Campos won second place in the “Youth Kicking Tobacco’s Butt Youth Advocate of the Year Award” according to a news release. Twenty students were nominated. The teens are all part of the Youth Advocacy Empowerment Heroes! Coalition through the anti-tobacco groups in their schools or […]

New special operator course broadens horizons

By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, one of the first JSOFSEA classes in Tampa Bay, Fla., is so new, it has yet to find a place to call home. A Cannon Air Commando who recently graduated said the academy provided an insight to a larger strategic […]

Freedom New Mexico takes 13 awards

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico newspapers raked in 13 awards, including General Excellence for the Clovis News Journal at the Panhandle Press Association conference in Canadian, Texas, this past Thursday through Saturday. The Clovis News Journal won six first-place awards, two second-place awards and two third-place awards in Division II to […]

Resurrection reconciles joy and sorrow

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist More than a few writers have talked about the place where Joy and Sorrow meet. In a moment of deep contentment, someone may say, “I’m so happy I could cry!” And in the moments of deepest and most unutterable joy, we say nothing at all. We don’t live long […]

Curry detention inmates on the move

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Detention officers oversee transfer of inmates Friday at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. CNJ staff Numerous male inmates from the Curry County Adult Detention Center were loaded onto a corrections bus Friday morning. Sheriff Matt Murray has said he planned to downsize the jail’s population to make it possible […]

Southwest Cheese takes gold in international cheese contest

Freedom New Mexico Southwest Cheese in Clovis is once again world class. Southwest Cheese took home gold, silver and bronze medals Thursday at the 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. The first place, or gold medal, was garnered in the colby cheese category. Southwest Cheese also took second in the colby category for […]

New retirement process in place

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Officers and enlisted airmen reaching 15 years of active-duty service will have new procedures in place beginning April 1 to accept enrollment in the Redux retirement plan. Airmen will receive an electronic notification of their eligibility for the High-3 Choice retirement plan that allows members […]

Programs in place to attract, retain Hispanic students

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University students, from left, Jazmin Loya, Daniela Garcia, Aric Serrano and Rey Coss work Friday to plan the annual Cinco de Mayo banquet that honors graduating seniors. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A national trend of growing Hispanic student populations hasn’t escaped eastern New Mexico’s institutions […]

Baskett expected Super Bowl trip

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Indianapolis Star: Robert Scheer Indianapolis Colts receiver Hank Baskett of Clovis is slapped by Buffalo Bills safety George Wilson after Wilson roughed him up on a pass play during the Jan. 3 regular-season finale. Baskett caught four passes for 28 yards with the Colts this season. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Hank Baskett was […]

Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest, middle school first place

By Alexandria Smith We all need to remember and act upon these words: REMEMBER, CELEBRATE and ACT. We all need to remember what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did and what he believed was right. We need to celebrate his honor and courage for standing up for his beliefs. Every one of us need to […]

12-8 Holiday happenings

The following events are taking place throughout the holiday season:

U.S. too caught up in entitlement

By Glenda Price The time: Early June, 1870 The place: Raton Pass, the segment of the Santa Fe Trail that goes over the mountain from Colorado into New Mexico. The Scene: A group of covered wagons stopped at the bottom of the mountain on the Colorado side. The men are unhitching the teams of horses, […]

Local entertainment on tap

Courtesy photo Beatles tribute band Yesterday’s special performance in Clovis opens Clovis Community College’s 2009-2010 Cultural Arts Series. The group plays at 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Auditorium. By Eric Butler and Liliana Castillo The curtains are opening and instruments are tuning up this fall in Clovis and Portales. As is tradition, Clovis Community College […]

Our direction is secure with God

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist It is wonderful to have guidance! When Charlie and I are on a trip, gone are the days to plead with him to stop and ask for directions. No more are the days of reading a paper map. Now time is not lost stopping at convenience stores and asking for […]

Lightning strikes fire station, restaurant

They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place but it struck twice in different parts of Clovis on Monday evening. A Clovis fire station was damaged and lightning was also blamed for setting Red Lobster’s sign on fire. Fire Chief Ray Westerman said the damage to Station 3 at Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Risk pays off for Farwell barrel rider

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Farwell’s Cassie Moseley was fourth in the nation in barrel racing last year. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Of the dozens of competitors on the first night of the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo, one resident of Farwell was sure sitting pretty after taking a risk over a year ago. […]