Ticket feature: STOMP performing in Lubbock

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Courtesy photo Percussive dance troupe STOMP performs Feb. 24 and 25 at Lubbock’s City Bank Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico Percussive dance troupe STOMP performs Feb. 24 and 25 at Lubbock’s City Bank Auditorium. Sections of the show have been updated and restructured with the addition of two full-scale routines using props like tractor tire inner […]

McGee: What about my cat?

Grant McGee It was a lazy Sunday. The Lady of the House and I both in our recliners reading different sections of the Sunday newspaper. “Oh this is a guy with a sense of humor,” I said, talking about a story on the front page. “He died last August and now all of his friends […]

Education feature: Ready to step into leadership

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ryan Strong of Clovis,14, is hoping his second youth leadership conference in Boston will be as life-changing as the first in Washington, D.C. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Ryan Strong divides his life into three sections. Before his first Congressional Youth Leadership Council conference, during, and after. Strong, who […]

Turbine parts recalled

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Two sections of the wind turbine tower already installed at Mesalands Community College will be dismantled and replaced because of a manufacturer’s recall, said Phillip Barry, president of the college. The General Electric recall only affects the base and mid-section, which were installed on Sunday, Barry said. The replacement […]

And the winner is …

Now that cnjonline.com readers have learned to use our new system to leave online comments, seems like we should recognize the best players. And so each Monday, we will present a “Player of the Week Award,” for a comment that strikes our fancy. We’ll be looking for witty, responsible, helpful viewpoints. This week’s winner is […]

This is place for inspiration

Need a little inspiration? Check out the Bible verse of the day, compiled by Dianna Hernandez. To access it, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Bible verse of the day • • • Humor columnist Argus Hamilton remembers Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto and Jack Kennedy in today’s column: To access the column, click […]

Argus Hamilton takes a look back

Humor columnist Argus Hamilton remembers Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto and Jack Kennedy in today’s column: To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton

‘I hope they remember that I cared’

David Lansford, Clovis’ mayor the past 12 years, is stepping down next week. We have an in-depth feature scheduled for Sunday’s paper. In a two-hour interview this week, Lansford talked about highlights, and lowlights, in his career as a public servant. How would he like Clovis residents to remember him? “I hope they’ll remember that […]

Inspiration from on high

Need a little inspiration? Check out the Bible verse of the day, compiled by Dianna Hernandez: Bible verse of the day • • • Glenda Price remembers the days of radio. “We could only get a few stations, but after school on certain days we could hear ‘The Lone Ranger,’ and sometimes there were mystery stories […]

There he goes again

Columnist Argus Hamilton is poking fun at politicians and Roger Clemens. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton

Maybe if we could have horses in town …

Mayoral candidate Tim Ashley thinks it would be a good idea to merge city and county government into one. Editors asked readers what they think about that idea. Gina Hochhalter’s response: “Combining them means that people have, instead of two options, only one. The reduction of options is rarely productive, but rather confining, the consequence of […]

Just kidding, guys

Columnist Argus Hamilton is poking fun at the pope and the president. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • Need a little inspiration? Try our quote of the day: Quotable

Looking back

Want to go back in time? Try this: Historically Accurate

Taxing situations

Feeling taxed? The Librarian Recommends • • • Need a little inspiration? Try our quote of the day: Quotable • • • Columnist Argus Hamilton is poking fun at the Clintons and Mike Huckabee today. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • With Valentine’s Day on […]

Surgeon general’s report strengthens no smoking argument

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Howard Loflin of Clovis smokes a cigarette Monday at Kripple Creek Restaurant. Loflin has smoked on and off for 25 years and enjoys smoking while eating out. (Staff photo: Andy DeLislie By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When Carla Casaus dines out with her 5-month-old daughter, smokers — like the man who lit a cigarette […]