Controlled burns act as safeguard

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Engine boss Anthony Cabales starts a test fire Saturday. The test fire is used to see if the fire and weather will behave like the fire department expected. Liliana Castillo The thick amber waves visible for miles across eastern New Mexico can quickly turn into fuel for a fire. That’s […]

Some Floods Are Caused By “Leaky Faucets”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist We all have times when the winds and waves of sorrow or pain or perplexity threaten to swamp us and send the vessels of our lives to the bottom. When those winds howl, we recognize the threat. It’s no fun to ride out a storm. [Marker] But I’m convinced […]

Farmer tries luck with anti-hail cannon

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist About 13 years ago I was suddenly awakened early one morning by a loud boom, and then another boom, and I thought we were being bombed. At this time I was living on the Pleasant Hill Highway northeast of Clovis and the booms came from the southeast. It sounded like […]

Making waves on Main Street

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Staff photo: Sharna Johnson Morning visitors to downtown Clovis are greeted with a wave and a smile from Don Clark. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Over the years, Don Clark’s unflappable routine has made him something of an icon and part of downtown Clovis. Without uttering a word, Clark has wished countless people “good […]

When seas get stormy, put trust in captain

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist On a family vacation during my growing-up years, our family headed across country to Niagara Falls. Our route led us to experience a ride on a ferry in West Virginia. Because we couldn’t get to the other side of the river, it was necessary for us to take the ferry. […]

First-hand account — tsunami almost killed me

Editor’s note: The following is an e-mail sent from Arjune Mirchandini to his father Rajan, a doctor in Clovis, and his brother Kush. The e-mail was received in Clovis on Monday and describes the tsunami that hit Sri Lanka and neighboring countries late Saturday. Hey! Well, I happened to get caught up in the tsunami […]