Sept. 22, 1928

The Clovis News reported that a person had been working in the vicinity of Clovis picking pieces of metal off the highways and had collected 280 pounds from Clovis to Portales. … Pickwick Stages offered round trip fare to San Diego or Los Angeles for $54. … Sen. Joe Robinson, Democratic vice-president nominee, was scheduled […]

CCC vice president runs in Boston Marathon

CNJ staff BOSTON — Becky Rowley, executive vice president of Clovis Community College, was among the thousands of runners who competed in Monday’s Boston Marathon. Rowley, competing in the 40-49 age division, posted a time of three hours, 45 minutes, 36 seconds over the famous 26-mile, 384-yard route to place her 470th in a field […]

Business digest: Bank names senior vice president

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Paul Ellis of Clovis has joined American Heritage Bank as senior vice president. Responsible for all types of commercial and consumer lending, Ellis said he has been in banking since 1976. He had been vice president and commercial lender at Access Bank in Clovis. A Hobart, Okla., native, Ellis […]

Vice principal Jeopardy! champion

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer As a boy, Andrew Espinoza was a loyal fan of the TV trivia show “Jeopardy!” “He always watched the show and would get a lot of the questions right,” said his mother, Maria Espinoza. In late October, the Muleshoe, Texas, native appeared on “Jeopardy!” In his first appearance, Espinoza, […]

Famous minds give inspiring quotes

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Here at the Trivia Memorial Library (Motto: If you wish you were young again, think algebra), we’ve been gathering thought-provoking quotes from icons so that someday we can publish them and make big bucks. These samples are gleaned from politicians, industry leaders and bureaucrats, followed by movie stars and sports […]

Press needs to get priorities straight

By M ona Charen: Syndicated columnist There are few less edifying sights than Terry McAuliffe in full battle cry. But alas there was no avoiding him after the Cheney hunting accident. There he was demanding to know why the vice president waited 22 hours before informing the press and shouting that if Al Gore had […]

Columnist has political influence — or not

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist We don’t often get the chance to brag, so here goes: This column, this little two-bit column, is changing the way New Mexico does business. It is having a profound effect on decisions at the highest levels. When Big Bill chomps down on his super-sized Snickers bar, levels that intense […]

Officers oppose two-tiered death benefits

Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The vice chiefs of armed forces gave a frosty reception to a Defense Department plan that would raise the military’s $12,400 death gratuity to $100,000 but only for survivors of service members who die in combat areas. In testimony last week before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the second-highest ranking officers […]

Local GOP buoyed by win

By David Irvin: CNJ news writer While the presidential election was coming to a head in Ohio, many in the nation were drawn to the edge of their seats Tuesday night to watch whether another post-election debacle was about to unfold. But by the morning, national media were already buzzing about Sen. John Kerry’s plan […]

Last debate Bush was focused, eloquent

by Mona Charen There was one moment in the final presidential debate in which John Kerry was downright likable. When offering up the standard gallant remark that he, Bush and Bob Schieffer had all “married up,” Kerry had the presence of mind to realize instantly how that sounded coming from not just the only man […]

Cheney bested Edwards — and Bush — in debate

Freedom Newspapers Tuesday night’s debate between the vice presidential candidates was more substantive than last week’s between the presidential candidates. Vice President Dick Cheney’s even-handed, informed performance was dramatically better than President Bush’s halting, repetitive answers. Even Sen. John Edwards came across in some ways better than his principal, Sen. John Kerry. Most important, Cheney […]

Municipal League director named

CNJ Staff TUCUMCARI — Clovis City Commissioner Isidro Garcia was re-elected as director of the New Mexico Municipal League on Thursday during the organization’s 47th annual conference in Tucumcari, according to a press release from the non-profit organization. More than 600 people from across the state attended the annual conference, including several Clovis officials. Santa […]

Kerry blundered in choosing VP candidate

CNJ Editorial Perhaps the job itself is not worth a bucket of warm spit, as one of FDR’s vice presidents, John Nance Garner, so famously said. But consider the vice presidents in the last half of the 20th century who went on to become president: Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush. In […]

Organizations 5/2

Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta The Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta chapter met Monday at Clovis-Carver Library for the last meeting of the year. Diana Valdez, state president from Corrales, gave a presentation on the purposes of Delta Kappa Gamma, the recent state convention and her plans for the coming year. She was assisted by Jeannette Vigil, […]

Veep process should be more democratic

Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist John Kerry is looking for a running mate, and he’s getting lots of advice: Pick John Edwards to make the ticket competitive in the South. Pick Dick Gephardt to energize organized labor. Pick Bob Graham to bolster support in the key swing state of Florida. Here’s my advice to Kerry on […]

Faith brings comfort when nothing else will

Judy Brandon Many years ago, author Gary Thomas wrote an account in Christianity Today that touched the hearts of many readers. He wrote of an account in George Bush’s term as Vice President when the then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev died. Vice President Bush represented the United States at Brezhnev’s state funeral in Moscow. This […]

Scalia must be more vigilant outside of court

Editorial W e normally approve of the way Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reasons. The smart, sometimes pugnacious justice consistently resists the temptation to legislate from the bench. Still, we wish Scalia had declined to go duck hunting in January with a group that included Vice President Dick Cheney. The trip, coming as it did […]

Public, press can keep our leaders accountable

Editorial The independent commission investigating intelligence shortcomings before the 9/11 terror attacks said Thursday it will seek public testimony from President Bush and Vice President Cheney, and also from former President Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore. It’s most unlikely to happen, but it’s a delightful idea. As aficionados of C-SPAN know, the British […]

Area education halted by snow

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis school students received a day off Thursday, thanks to Mother Nature, but they’ll have to wait until this morning to learn if the weather vacation will continue. Lonnie Leslie, assistant superintendent for operations of the Clovis Municipal Schools, said the decision to close schools rests with Superintendent Neil Nuttall. Officials […]

ENMU president happy about enrollment

By Jack King Eastern New Mexico University President Steven G. Gamble told the university’s Board of Regents on Saturday he is confident that for the first time since 1988, ENMU’s enrollment of full-time freshmen this fall will exceed 600. Gamble spoke at the regents’ regular meeting in Portales. He added the university’s goal this year […]