Beware more control of our schools

Freedom Newspapers Gov. Bill Richardson explains his education vision with a passion befitting a master politician. He’s stumped throughout the state in recent weeks to ask New Mexicans to allow him to show us all how to put our public schools on the right path to producing better-prepared children — at no extra cost. To […]

Roosevelt County Fair opens today

By Kevin Wilson Although the Roosevelt County Fair officially opens today it was a busy place on Tuesday as people from every facet of the fair made their final preparations. Local businesses and organizations set up shop in the merchant’s building, with spots reserved months in advance through the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Anna […]

American eliminated in 11-12s

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Albuquerque Petroglyph’s seven-run first, including a couple of home runs, proved too much for Clovis American to overcome Sunday as it bowed out of the state 11-12-year-old Little League tournament at Keys Park in a 9-6 loss. American went 1-2 in the tournament, beating Taos 2-1 on Friday night […]

Richardson to hold local press conference

CNJ Staff Gov. Bill Richardson will stop in Clovis this morning to announce funding allocations for critical water and housing projects in this part of the state, according to state officials. The governor was to field a news conference in the Ingram Room of the Clovis-Carver Public Library from 8:30-9:15 a.m. today to announce funding […]

Clovis may have set new high

CNJ staff Monday may have set a record high temperature in Clovis, beating a heat wave in 1958 that set record highs all over eastern New Mexico. Or then again, it may not. According to the National Weather Service office in Albuquerque, the July 14 record high for Clovis was 103 in 1958. Cannon Air […]

As we celebrate freedom, recall sacrifice as well

Today we celebrate the 227th birthday of the United States of America. In Clovis, the annual Smoke on the Water event kicks off at 4 p.m. at Greene Acres Park with games and food vendors. Country singer Holly Dunn performs at 8 p.m., then fireworks start at dark. Joe’s Boot Shop on Mabry Drive began […]

County expects standing room only

By Jack King Curry County commissioners are expecting a large turnout for today’s discussion of plans for a county special events center — so large, they’ve moved part of the meeting from the commission chamber to the courtroom of District Judge Teddy L. Hartley on the second floor of the Curry County Courthouse. The commission […]

Friends and good eats add up to perfect Juneteenth celebration

By Gary Mitchell The catfish, the music and the ribs were hot. The weather and the coming together of friends, family and community made Saturday’s Westside Juneteenth Extravaganza perfect, organizers said. “It’s a real good day,” said food chairman William P. “Pill” Hall. “This year, everybody’s eating good. We had plenty of food, and everybody’s […]

Easing media restrictions will not hurt choices

Remember the days when our television choices were limited to three major networks, public television and maybe some UHF stations? When ABC, NBC and CBS dictated what appeared on television and we turned to Walter Cronkite or Huntley-Brinkley as our daily gatekeepers of television news? Today, our news and programming choices are vast and varied, […]

Area melts with mini heat wave

CNJ staff Clovis, Portales, Melrose and Tucumcari hit 100 degrees on Sunday, the first day in 2003 that temperatures climbed that high, according to the National Weather Service. With that number, Clovis tied a record high temperature set in 1937, said NWS representative Kerry Jones. Also, the century mark broke a record in Tucumcari of […]