Bethlehem will always trump Times Square

Curtis Shelburne We all know what time does, right? Tempus fugit! I learned that phrase long ago in one of the most practically valuable classes I’ve ever taken, the Latin class at Amarillo’s Sam Houston Junior High. Mister Craddock would be proud. Tempus (time) fugit (flies)! As I write, we’re slipping into the wee hours […]

Portales Christmas parade features 31 floats

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Chamber of Commerce: Courtesy photo Gaynelle Thomas, left, with the help of Katelynn Skinner, right, robes Ashlynne Goins Thursday night at the coronation for Little Miss Merry Christmas. The 11 contestants raised $5,326 in funds for Portales’ Christmas Jubilee with Goins raising the most at $2,019. The Jubilee will be today at 6:30 p.m. at […]

Gidding Street post office remodeled, reduced

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales resident Sara Allison checks her employer’s post office box Thursday at the Gidding Street post office in Clovis. The post office has changed from almost 14,000 square feet to a 2,500 square foot space in the same building. Liliana Castillo Patrons to the Gidding Street post office are adjusting […]

Ticket feature: Square dance group holding district dance

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File photo Saturday’s district dance includes square dancing groups from Clovis, Artesia, Hobbs, Roswell, Portales, Carlsbad and Ruidoso. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ square dancing group, the Portales Starlight Swingers, is hosting this quarter’s district dance. The dance includes square dancing groups from Clovis, Artesia, Hobbs, Roswell, Portales, Carlsbad and Ruidoso. Karl Cox […]

Parade lights up Portales square

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan From left, Jarek Ham, 11, Bobby Terry, 6, and Joe Terry ride the Portales Women’s Club float created by Raymond Kobernick during the Christmas Jubilee Lights parade in Portales Friday night. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Cold weather didn’t dim the lights or stop the crowd at the Live […]

City OKs land lease agreement

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission has a contract up in the air. Commissioners, by an 8-0 vote, gave the tentative OK to a land lease agreement between the city and Bosbeck LLC for work at the Clovis Municipal Airport. Bosbeck, with James Bostwick and Sid Strebeck as principal representatives, plans […]

Politics prevent square deal for Curry County

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Curry County may be New Mexico’s third smallest county, but it’s never hard to find. “You see a map of New Mexico,” said County Commissioner Frank Blackburn, “and you can spot Curry County quickly because of those stair steps.” The “stairs” that separate Curry County, from Quay County to […]

Summer camp focuses on leadership skills

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Michelle Williamson, middle, helps teammate Juan Ceniceros, left, walk his way across an uneven two-by-four during a ropes course during a Leadership Odyssey activity in Clovis Community College’s gym. The activity helps students learn to work toget By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer About 20 students watched warily as Clovis Community College faculty member Brad […]

a view from under the pew: the sudoku maze

By Gary Mitchell: Local columnist boss i m swearing off numbers for the rest of my little mousy life i m sure by now you ve heard about my most recent escapade when i happened to stumble into a sudoku maze it s the latest craze says freddy flea to me says who says me […]

Swing time

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Josiwak of Roswell twirls Mary Weigl of Kenna at The Circle 8 District square dance Saturday. The couples have to dance each step the caller calls in time with the music. David and Alyse Josiwak danced on their first date 39 years ago. About 15 years ago the couple […]