No such thing as normal weather

Early Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service warned eastern New Mexico to prepare for heavy, blowing snow and hazardous driving conditions on Monday morning. Instead, we received no significant moisture. The sun was out. Roads were clear. Just another example of how unpredictable the weather can be around these parts. Business promoters boast our average […]

Dec. 15, 1913

The Alfalfa Lumber Company installed an 18-foot Farebanks scale for weighing farm wagons. … The concrete work on the new Santa Fe Hospital in Clovis was finished and the brick work was being rushed for overall completion. … Mrs. Fernetty F. Tracy, 91, was declared the oldest homesteader in Curry County. … Sunshine L.W. soda […]

Students give hope for free speech

By Bob Johnson: Guest columnist “Transparent” is the word my parents used when, as a young kid, I told a whopper to try to talk my way out of trouble. Maybe yours did, too. I learned from that. I discovered that the primary definition of transparent is “transmitting light so that objects and images can […]

Open government can spur reform

Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Guest editorial When Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) nearly 40 years ago, he wasn’t exactly whooping for joy. In fact, former press secretary Bill Moyers has recalled, “LBJ had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the signing ceremony.” Why the reluctance? “He hated the thought of journalists […]

Reeves ,James P.

James P. Reeves Services: Have been held. James P. Reeves, 60, of Lubbock, died April 4, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born on April 13, 1944, in Duncan, Okla. He resided in Clovis, where he owned and operated Sunshine Dry Cleaners. He lived in Lubbock for the last 25 years and was the owner and […]

Sunshine Week time to trumpet open government

CNJ staff In small ways and more sweeping assaults, government officials have been closing their windows to public scrutiny. It is a troubling and ironic trend. Coming as the president speaks eloquently of developing democratic institutions across the world, Americans cannot be complacent about our own. It is time to seek more openness from federal, […]