Newspaper history

The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun have been sold to Clovis Media Inc., a new company based in Sheridan, Wyo., officials announced on Tuesday. The sale also includes all of the publications produced by the group now known as Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Here’s a brief history of each newspaper:

Old double standard still holding on

By Leonard Pitts Jr. I wish I was offended. So many other people are that it feels lonely not to be. So I’ve tried to channel the anger I’ve seen in Internet postings. Tried to agree with Tony Dungy, a black football coach who says he was racially insulted. But all I see is a [...]

A day of honor

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Cool, wet weather kept the crowds away, but patriotism showed up in full uniform for Clovis’ annual Veterans Day parade on Saturday. Freedom Newspapers: Lisa Sonnenschien By Darrell Todd Maurina Although turnout was light along sidewalks on Main Street for the Veterans Day parade in Clovis on Saturday morning, the light drizzle didn’t dampen the [...]

Weekley, Virgil

Virgil “Dan” Sheridan Weekley Virgil “Dan” Sheridan Weekley, 69, a retired electronics technician, died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at his home in Clovis. He was born May 8, 1934, in Pennsboro, W. Va., to Kenneth and Edith Jack Weekley. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict and later joined the U.S. Air Force. [...]