Our towns: Dora once called ‘hub of the country’

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell The General Store next to the Dora school district will be re-opening Sept. 7 after being closed for a few years. Becky Fraze, the village clerk, said the store opening will be very good for local residents, because it will give them somewhere nearby to go to and eat. Alisa Boswell […]

Legislators need to rethink laws

Freedom New Mexico The results of a poll conducted on the Portales News-Tribune website concerning the individuals charged with the “crime” of gambling at the Portales Country Club gives me hope. It showed that a substantial percentage of those who took the poll recognize that laws can be wrong. A third of the respondents took […]

State Line Tribune gets new editor

Will Anderson has been named editor of the State Line Tribune, effective Sept. 1. The Tribune is a weekly paper with a circulation of 1,350 in Parmer County, serving Farwell, Bovina, Lazbuddie and Texico. Anderson is a Farwell native who served 26 years in the Navy, recently returning to Farwell upon his retirement, according to […]

East Valley Tribune may have buyer

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications has received a letter of intent to purchase the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., and keep the Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper and Web site operating, Publisher Julie Moreno said Friday. Freedom, which is operating under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, will seek approval from the bankruptcy judge to complete […]

Congress oversees too many issues

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I wrote a column for the Chicago Tribune in 1992 that is even more pertinent now, with the recent publication of George Mason University economist professor Bryan Caplan’s book, “The Myth of the Rational Voter.” Here is the gist of my column, only slightly edited: From various celebrities […]

Good enough for Elvis

Carolyn Curd writes for The State Line Tribune: “Elvis Presley and numerous others have recorded ‘Mansion Over the Hilltop,’ a hymn written by Ira F. Stanphill, who was born at Bellview, up the road from Texico.”

Sort of a female Baxter Black

If you like Baxter Black’s columns – they’re published in Friday’s Portales News-Tribune and Saturday’s Quay County Sun – we suspect you might also like to read what Glenda Price has to say.

Notebook adding new readers

The Editors’ Notebook is expanding to include readers at the Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, effective today.

Albuquerque Tribune closing down

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Tribune, a victim of plunging circulation in the Internet age, will publish its last edition Saturday. Editor Phill Casaus said the newspaper’s 38 editorial employees were told of the decision during a staff meeting Wednesday morning. Casaus said the last three editions will feature stories about The Tribune’s […]

Former local publisher promoted

CNJ Staff The Orange County (Calif.) Register named a newspaper veteran from Arizona as its new publisher Wednesday and a former Freedom New Mexico publisher was promoted as part of the change. N. Christian Anderson III prepares to leave after 27 years with the OCR and its parent company, California-based Freedom Communications, Inc. Anderson will […]

Memorial fund created

Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations for the non-profit […]

Clovis wins top honors for fourth straight year

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis News Journal won best of show in the smaller-paper circulation division for the fourth straight year Saturday in the New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors annual contest. The CNJ earned first-place honors in continuing coverage, investigative reporting, columns, sports writing, graphics/illustrations, spot news photo, photo essay and tied […]

CNJ takes top spot at APME awards

WIRE AND CNJ STAFF The Clovis News Journal won top honors in its circulation division Saturday, for the third year in a row, at the New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors awards banquet. Awards for excellence in news coverage for 2003 are presented in 17 categories and three circulation divisions for newspapers in New Mexico, […]

‘Taste’ tickets still available

Freedom Newspapers About 235 tickets remain for Thursday’s Taste of Home Cooking School, sponsored by the Clovis News-Journal, the Portales News-Tribune and several other area businesses, newspaper advertising director Tammy Farkas said Saturday. As of Friday, 765 of the 1,000 available tickets had been sold, she said. The cooking school will begin at 6:30 p.m. […]

Couple picks interesting wedding

CNJ Staff Daniel Hackett and Jill Chandler of Portales will make themselves part of Clovis’ Pioneer Days in a special way Sunday — they plan to get married during one of the balloon launches scheduled for the celebration. Hackett, a graphic designer at the Portales News-Tribune, said he and his fiancee will exchange vows at […]