Museum captures American West

Courtesy photo Hubbard Museum of the American West is located at 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. Place: Hubbard Museum of the American West Location: 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. The museum is located 175 miles, or a three-hour drive, from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy at this location? You […]

Incident Type: Beware Of Fraudulent Telephone And Mail Financial Fraud Solicitations

The Clovis Police Department asks that the public please be cautious when contacted by phone or mail solicitors about financial schemes promising large amounts of money in exchange for sending money by Western Union or some other money transfer instrument to cover foreign taxes or secure a prize. Most of these fraud schemes are taking […]

Curry escapee gets 10 years

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Victor Sotelo, 26,pleaded guilty April 10 to two counts of aggravated battery, aggravated fleeing law enforcement, child abuse and escape from jail. He was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment. CNJ staff Five days of ill-gotten freedom, combined with charges that landed him in jail in the first place, have earned one of Clovis’ eight […]

Federally funded PBS show biased

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Often I check out newscasts from several sources, not just in print and on the Internet but also on radio and TV. One place I check regularly is Public Broadcasting Service TV’s “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” mainly because I am curious how a program funded to a considerable […]

Choices are ours, not government’s

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The Oakland Worldwide apartments in California do not ban smoking around the pool frequented by renters. John Birke thinks the smoke his child is inhaling there is hurting her. But instead of taking the trouble of moving to a place where no smoking is permitted by the pool, […]

Hard to place fault in Middle East

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist When you’re bombarded with information about events on which the history is ancient and so complex hardly anyone commenting makes sense of them, it is tough to judge. That’s how it is with me and the current upheaval between Israel and Hamas. The news reports at the beginning […]

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 […]

Peace in an unlikely place

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I recently ran across an entry call for an art show, in which the admittedly open or ambiguous theme was “Sacred Spaces and Sacred Places.” As the promoters willingly acknowledged, this sort of theme can create either opportunity, or confusion. What, after all, is a sacred space? I know that […]

Government has no place in Pickens’ plan

Freedom New Mexico What we like most about T. Boone Pickens’ grand scheme for meeting America’s insatiable energy appetite and reducing the reliance on unfriendly foreign sources of oil is his willingness that all alternatives should compete. Whether it’s drilling for oil offshore, or processing natural gas shale from the heartland or capturing wind that […]

Rodeo feels gas pinch

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Shad Mayfield of Clovis shows the judge he’s done tying his goat Tuesday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Mayfield’s time was 14.36 seconds. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Like a steer with a lasso around his head, events such as the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are […]

Learning about God best education

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist My how change takes place. Someone said, “You cannot step into the same river twice.” That is so true. My sister Susie showed me a perfect example of that just this last month when I visited her in Rochester, Minn. Susie collects old books. She has old school books — […]

Helms holds place in U.S. political history

Freedom New Mexico Some politicians are controversial without being important. The history books and newspaper pages are littered with the names of also-rans who managed to snag a few headlines by virtue of scandal rather than substance. You can’t say the same about Jesse Helms. Love him or hate him — and quite a few […]

Public works director finishes final day

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Harry Wang said goodbye to a job, and a place he considers his hometown. Wang, the outgoing public works director, finished out his final day on the job after 15 years with the city, and was recognized for his service during an otherwise light Clovis City Commission meeting. Wang […]

Bible schools incorporate themes

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell Alexis Fielder, 10, makes a headband in arts and crafts during Vacation Bible School at the First Methodist Church on Sycamore Street. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Although Vacation Bible School has been a summer tradition for many of the area churches, it has become more popular as churches […]

CHS grad Reid shares 17th place in NCAA golf regional

CNJ staff CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — New Mexico State junior Travis Reid of Clovis finished tied for 17th Saturday at the NCAA East Regional Tournament. Reid finished with a three-day score of 4-under-par 209, including a 70 on Saturday. New Mexico State finish in a tie for 12th. The top 10 teams at regionals advance to […]

Pet place always open

Pet lover Sharna Johnson reports you can search for critter friends 24/7.

Zias place two players on All-South first team

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior center fielder Laura Thompson and sophomore second baseman Rebecca Quinones were selected to represent Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South softball team, released on Wednesday by the conference office. ENMU (28-28, 6-12 South) also got senior first baseman Anna Hershkowitz and sophomore left fielder Alex […]

Best bet for a burger is …

Editor David Stevens asked readers to recommend the best place to get a hamburger around here.

Best burger?

Where’s the best place to get a hamburger in eastern New Mexico or the Texas Panhandle?

Would you like fries with that?

Where’s the best place to get a hamburger in eastern New Mexico or the Texas Panhandle?