Rise of indecency dulling sensibilities

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist A couple of weeks ago I was felled by a particularly nasty flu. Too sick even to read, I listened to radio and watched television for long hours every day. What I heard and saw was not conducive to recovery. I admit to being a little “out of the loop” […]

Local television has every right to cover NFL

Freedom Newspapers The National Football League should quickly rethink its plans to forbid local television journalists from being on the sidelines during games for the 2006 season. The league’s 32 teams voted unanimously March 31 to adopt a ban for local television stations not affiliated with the network carrying the local game. The stations would […]

Student profiles: Sarah Limmer

Sarah Limmer is a senior at the Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Craig and Gwen Limmer. Tell us about a happy time: Last year at Ghost Ranch I met some incredibly interesting people and it began with us sitting by the fire, or rather the fire we were desperately trying to keep […]

Superficiality has no place in disaster

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Apparently, Brownie wasn’t the only one. You remember the grief that fell on Michael Brown, former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency last month after the release of some embarrassing e-mails. They revealed that as Hurricane Katrina was submerging New Orleans and shredding Biloxi, Brown and his aides were […]

Tim Taylor

Mr. Tim Taylor, 48, of Portales, died Oct. 30, 2005, at the Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on March 4, 1957, in Lovington to Sunny Jo and Charlie N. Taylor. The Taylor family moved to Elida when Tim was a little boy. He graduated from Elida High School in 1975. He worked […]

Best television is when it remains unplugged

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist What’s not to love about the morning sounds of a town like Tucumcari? The sweetly peeping birds. The rooster that crows at the tendrils of dawn. The donkeys braying boldly down the road. Alas, a new sound was added to the mix the other morning. It was neither natural nor soothing, […]

Modern days could use Howdy Doody morality

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Editor’s note: The following column is being rerun at the request of a reader. As I sat the other night and watched the lineup of shows on television, my mind went back to “The Howdy Doody Show.” As a kid, I was a big fan Howdy Doody fan. Buffalo Bob […]

9/3 Local Roundup

Local’s death still under investigation The death of J. C. Tucker remains under investigation, Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said Friday. Tucker, 67, was found dead in his office at Tucker Auto Sales two years ago Sunday. Police said he was shot three times, his left-front pocket empty of the cash he always carried. The […]

BRAC hearing to be broadcast

CNJ staff Friday’s Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing at Marshall Junior High will be broadcast live on TV and radio as well as streamlined over the Internet. Broadcasts will start at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Clovis and Portales television viewers can flip to KENW’s channel 51 and cable viewers can find KENW on channel […]

3/8 Business Digest

ENMR meeting coming up The 56th Annual ENMR Plateau membership meeting will occur April 16 in the auditorium at Marshall Junior High. The meeting will include reports from the cooperative’s board president, chief executive officer and committees. Four positions on the board of directors will be filled and the 2005 ENMR Plateau education foundation scholarship […]