National Review publisher helped end Soviet era

Freedom Communications Americans today are blessed with many, many diverse opinions in print, online and on cable TV. But in the mid-1950s, only a few publications, and none of the three major TV networks, espoused conservative or libertarian opinions. It was a time when most of the nation, especially in power centers such as New […]

Publisher felt government too intrusive

By Don McAlavy Raymond Cyrus Hoiles was a crusty old newspaper publisher who did not believe in taxes. Nor did he believe in compulsory public support of schools, the postal system, fire departments or police forces. His views are carried into hundreds of thousands of homes every day. His journalistic empire includes papers in California, […]

Former local publisher promoted

CNJ Staff The Orange County (Calif.) Register named a newspaper veteran from Arizona as its new publisher Wednesday and a former Freedom New Mexico publisher was promoted as part of the change. N. Christian Anderson III prepares to leave after 27 years with the OCR and its parent company, California-based Freedom Communications, Inc. Anderson will […]

Cold case sleuth has Clovis ties

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Rocky Mountain News photo: Todd HeislerLou Smit, left, Scott Fischer, center, and Charlie Hess are cold-case investigators with the El Paso County, Colo., Sheriff’s Department. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis native who developed a taste for crime fighting as a local newspaper reporter and photographer played a role in a convicted Colorado […]

Letters 7/3

Ex-publisher’s conviction not newsworthy now I was disgusted by Wednesday’s article (“Former CNJ publisher dies at 75”) regarding the death of former Clovis News Journal Publisher Jim Griffin. He was convicted of a crime and served his time; I do not understand how that could be considered newsworthy now. I don’t recall any other residents […]

Former CNJ publisher dies at 75

CNJ staff James “Jim” Griffin, a former publisher for the Clovis News Journal, died Monday at his home in Clovis. He was 75. Griffin led the paper for about 15 years in the 1970s and 1980s. One friend called him a man of the people, comfortable around big crowds, and able to take a joke. […]

Former publisher named VP

CNJ Staff reports IRVINE, Calif. — The Community Newspapers Division of Freedom Communications, Inc. has named a former Clovis News Journal publisher its vice president in the Pacific Region. Julie Moreno will be responsible for overseeing Freedom’s community newspaper properties located in California and Arizona. She will also remain publisher of The Sun in Yuma, […]

Business Briefs 11/25

Realtors raise $3,738 for campaign costs Roswell, Hobbs and Clovis Realtor associations have surpassed their 2003 fund-raising goals for the Realtors Political Action Committee and have received special recognition from RPAC of New Mexico. The Clovis Board of Realtors raised $3,738. Its original goal was $960. The money was contributed by 42.2 percent of its […]