Ute Lake area offers activities for everyone

Ute Lake State Park near Logan offers visitors many activities in and out of the water. The lake is a manmade reservoir fed by the Canadian River, stretching 13 miles long and never exceeding one mile in width. The lake’s surface covers 8,200 acres, and it is the second largest lake in New Mexico. Recreation […]

Free meals

CNJ staff Free breakfast and lunch will be available through Our Lady of Guadalupe Summer Food Service Program to children 18 and younger at 23 area locations. Meals are served weekdays June 4 through Aug. 3. Parents are responsible for their children while at meal sites. The following sites serve free breakfast 8-9 a.m. and […]

The great outdoors

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Freedom File Photo Hoping for a big one, Jayson LeClear, 9, of Clovis sets out his line last year at Ute Lake. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers Wayne Clark of Tucumcari loves fishing, and 65 years of it has helped him develop a few methods. “At Ute, I fish for bass or channel cat (catfish),” […]

Clovis native studies MySpace

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A graduate of Clovis High School is researching the popular social networking Web site MySpace. Tamyra Pierce, assistant professor and graduate director of mass communications and journalism at California State University in Fresno, has linked use of MySpace by California high school students to drops in grades. Her research […]

Movie still on, official says

CNJ Staff Location manager says film crew expected in Clovis next month. CNJ staff Clovis residents can expect to see a film production crew around town in September, according to the film’s location manager. R. Michael Charske confirmed Wednesday he scouted several locations throughout Clovis for the movie “Seasons of Dust.” “I looked at tons […]

Internet gambling ban serves no one

By Walter E. Williams: syndicated columnist The House of Representatives voted 245 to 159 to pass the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act of 1999. Because of a rule requiring two-thirds approval, the measure didn’t pass. Its sponsor, Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., plans to introduce it again when only a majority is needed for passage. If enacted, it […]

Day trips: Ute Lake offers wet, dry activities

Compiled by Bryant Million Ute Lake State Park near Logan offers visitors many activities in and out of the water. The lake is a manmade reservoir fed by the Canadian River, stretching 13 miles long and never exceeding one mile in width. The lake’s surface covers 8,200 acres, and it is the second largest lake […]

Church serving free breakfast to children

CNJ Staff Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church is serving free breakfast and lunch to children 18 and younger Monday through Friday today through Aug. 4. Fifteen sites serve lunch, including one in Texico, and nine will also serve breakfast. The nine sites serving breakfast and lunch are: • 801 Housing Center, Norris Street and […]

Beware of copycat pay sites on the Web

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs staff report The official MyPay Web site https://mypay.dfas.mil is used by the majority of Airmen who receive information such as leave and earnings statements from the Internet. Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) personnel have noticed that there are copycat Web sites that mimic military online services with MyPay as […]

Schwarzenegger’s proactive levee approach positive

Freedom Newspapers California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s declaration of a state of emergency to deal with that state’s vulnerable levee system has had the desired effect. Even his political opponents are tripping over themselves to say how much they, too, want to fix the problem. His declaration also got the attention of the Bush administration: Homeland […]

Day trips: Carrizozo offers treat for lava lovers

Compiled By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Just west of Carrizozo lies a 45-mile long lava flow which is estimated to have been formed more than 1,000 years ago. The perfect place from which to begin exploration of the lava flow is the Valley of Fires Recreation Area, four miles west of Carrizozo. The recreation area […]

Response overwhelming after bipolar revelation

By Tom DiFrancesca III I’ve been overwhelmed this week — overwhelmed with e-mails that is: e-mails sent to me in response to last week’s column. Digital dispatches filled with encouragement and with stories — stories about loved ones suffering from Bipolar disorder. I had used the acronym “BPD” several times in the column, which technically […]

City makes plan for storm water

By Jack King Few people worry about storm-water runoff in a drought, officials admitted, but the subject generated almost two hours of debate at Wednesday’s meeting of the city’s public works committee. The public works department developed a plan for managing storm-water runoff from commercial lots that was approved by the city commission Jan. 22. […]

Going hi-tech with homework

By Sue Gilmore For many working parents, staying up-to-date about what’s going on in the classroom can be a challenge. But thanks to the Internet and teachers, parents can catch up on what’s been happening at school. Information available to parents — and kids — includes homework assignments, test schedules, teachers’ notes and project access. […]

Everyone loves a freebie … software, that is

Tom Di Francesca Every one loves free software right? Especially when it’s spyware and virus free. Go take a peek at www.coffeecup.com/freestuff/ and you’ll find a pretty good selection of free programs to play with. Of course, the folks at CoffeeCup are hoping you will be so enamored with their freebies that you’ll actually purchase […]

European Union is not growing old gracefully

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a certain sort of proud U.S. triumphalism was in vogue in intellectual circles. Our victory in the Cold War was seen as proof that after a long struggle between competing worldviews, American values had emerged supreme, and we were on our way to a planet in which liberal […]

Wheeling and dealing

By Tom Difrancesca This past Saturday morning as I was driving around town, I noticed the proliferation of posted garage sale signs. That’s how I can always tell that spring has sprung and that summer is right around the corner. I love watching the “garage sailors” as they cruise the blacktop searching for priceless treasures. […]