No place like home

Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked if they had a favorite Web site: Here’s what Christian Heller had to say: “I was born in Wedel, Germany, in 1957 — a small town the size of Clovis on the Elbe River west of Hamburg. I look at the scenes around there since they have a […]

Torn between two teams

A native of Hobbs, living in Clovis, Katherine Medrano is torn between two sports teams. Read what she has to say on Editor David Stevens’ Web log: Falling, With Style

‘Our Towns’ coming Feb. 29

The annual “Our Towns” special section is scheduled for publication on Feb. 29. This is a community introduction for newcomers, but also a reference for everyone who lives in the Clovis-Portales area. Content ranges from church listings to weather trends to suggestions for watching movies. Clovis News Journal Managing Editor Rick White coordinated coverage, with […]

Wall on the way?

We keep hearing rumors that the Vietnam Veterans Memorial known as The Moving Wall will be coming to Clovis this year. We’ll let you know more when we know more. Until then, here’s the Web site: The Moving Wall • • • Promotion for the 2008 Clovis Music Festival is under way. Check out the […]

Music to our ears

Promotion for the 2008 Clovis Music Festival is under way. Check out the new Web site: Clovis Music Festival

Ballot lists candidates, not ideology

Freedom Newspapers A critical drumbeat that Arizona Sen. John McCain isn’t “conservative” enough persists into a second week after Super Tuesday gave him a dominating lead for the Republican nomination for president. McCain is widely viewed as the presumption nominee with a commanding total of party convention delegates. But concerns about McCain’s true commitment to […]

New online columnist due Friday

Glenda Price, a contributing editor to New Mexico Stockman magazine since 1982, joins our stable of columnists on Friday. Her weekly reports will be available at no charge on Freedom New Mexico Web sites. Look in the Opinion section beginning Friday. This week’s column will focus on some folks she’s known who have been, say, […]

Just Super

A good jolt of electricity from a wind farm that zigzags across rangeland in De Baca and Quay counties will be used during Sunday’s Super Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., according to a story in Thursday’s Albuquerque Journal. The NFL wanted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the Super Bowl […]

We’re looking for stories

We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d like to share memories of that scary night: Email us […]

Compare notes with the candidates

Which presidential candidate is most in line with your way of thinking? Here’s a Web site that might help you decide. Glassbooth.org • • • Can’t get enough news about New Mexico politics? Check out Gov. Bill Richardson’s Web log for “behind the scenes information on current events, news conferences, the 2008 Legislature and much […]

If Tim Ashley were mayor …

Clovis’ mayoral candidate Tim Ashley on public access to government information: “During my tenure in public office I have historically supported and been an advocate for openness in government.” See what else he has to say on Editor David Stevens’ Web log, Falling, With Style

Goodbye, Emily Hartley

Suzanne Pleshette, the husky-voiced actress who played Emily Hartley on the “Bob Newhart Show” and was pecked to death in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “The Birds,” died Saturday at her Los Angeles home. She was 70. Did you know: Pleshette was producers’ original choice for Catwoman on the 1966 “Batman” TV show, according to the Internet […]

A blizzard to remember

Frank Dalton shares his most memorable cold-weather experience: “I remember a blizzard when I was about 5 (that) covered our ranch in northern New Mexico. When it broke I could walk over a five-wire barbed-wire fence. Dad spent days on horseback looking for cattle. Tractors were the only way to get around for nearly two […]

Rudy Kumar: ‘Transparent government’ needed

If Rudy Kumar is elected mayor, he says he will rarely support meeting in executive session. “Politicians are public servants, so we need to have a transparent government. That’s what democracy is all about,” he wrote in an e-mail. See what else he has to say about public access to government information on Editor David […]

That championship season?

Following a 77-61 win over Eldorado on Tuesday night, the Clovis Wildcats are 15-0 this basketball season. Could this be the city’s best team ever? Clovis has won four New Mexico Activities Association state boys’ basketball championships – in 1930, 1951, 1953 and in 1979. • • • This week’s Web poll asks about the […]

Comments, anyone?

The Clovis News Journal introduced new tools for the Web site on Monday. The SiteLife system allows readers to build their own blogs, share photos and more, but the main attraction is its commenting features. Our old system allowed readers to comment on stories, but it also allowed readers to delete comments for no reason […]

This nod to Brumfield

Clovis’ Jim Sitterly handicaps the mayor’s race: “I think that any person who wants to lead a wonderful city like Clovis should ooze the love and passion it will take to lead long before they choose to put their hat in the ring,” he wrote in an e-mail. “When I look over the long list […]

Beer with Sunday meal OK

Clovis’ Jeff Greene is in favor of a proposal that would allow city restaurants to sell alcohol on Sundays. “People with drinking problems are going to buy enough on Saturday to last them through Sunday anyway,” he wrote in an e-mail. “We should be able to buy a beer or a glass of wine with […]

Carlsbad Caverns hosts e-field trip

Would you like to learn more about what makes caves so special? Carlsbad Caverns National Park will help you do just that with the free electronic field trip (or eFieldTrip) “Caves: An Underground Wonderland.” This eFieldTrip is designed to teach students about karst features, cave geology, speleothem formation, cave ecosystems, and the need for cave […]

Now for the latest press releases …

The latest addition to the Editors’ Notebook is a section for press releases. We’ll post releases with local news ties just as we receive them, minus any private contact information. Today we’ve posted releases from the district attorney, Sundance Cat Sanctuary and others. Click on “More Features” below to access “Press Releases.” • • • […]