Veteran remembers days of Pearl Harbor attack

Sharna Johnson After Dec. 7, 1941, seeing a 17- to 19-year-old boy anywhere was rare, recalls Richard Sullinger. Whether they were drafted or enlisted of their own accord, they were a minority in small-town America. “They began to disappear in a hurry, the 19- to 18-year-olds particularly,” the 86-year-old Clovis veteran said. “It wasn’t a […]

Real contentment is as rare as it is priceless

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist During these difficult economic times, I’ve often heard someone say, “Well, one good thing always comes from tough times. People are reminded of what matters.” I think those folks are saying that difficult times often cause us to reassess our priorities. In tough times we get the opportunity to […]

Garage sales offer rare finds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Stephanie Lopez of Raton looks at a chess set at the Hubby’s garage sale. Lopez stopped at the garage sale while visiting her daughter in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Joannie Spear goes to a garage sale, she’s mostly looking for resale value. She never thought she’d […]

Rare Triassic fossil unearthed near Tucumcari

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Courtesy photo Axel Hungerbuehler, Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum curator, contrasts the rare hip bone with a museum exhibit of an early dinosaur, the coelophysis. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Studies of a fossil collected last June in Quay County indicate that it’s a hip bone of an unidentified Triassic period creature […]

Rare cactus blooms

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers A rare cactus bloomed at a local couples’ home this last week, giving them and their neighbors a chance to see a beautiful sight available only once a year. Portales gardening enthusiasts Cecil and Mary Clotfelter own a species of cactus commonly called the night-blooming cereus, which blooms its white […]