A Greyhound headed for the Super Bowl?

Need someone to root for now that the football seasons have ended for the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and Clovis’ Hank Baskett? The San Diego Chargers have a local connection. Running backs coach Matt Simon earned four letters as a linebacker at Eastern New Mexico University in the 1970s. He’s a member of the ENMU […]

Mayor race produces strong feelings

Janet Mason is not excited about the choices for Clovis’ next mayor. “Gloria Wicker scares me,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I don’t feel there are any good choices. But of all of them, Gayla Brumfield is the lesser of all evils.” Clovis’ Frank Dalton has some pretty strong words related to the mayor’s race […]

Editor takes trip back in time

Billy the Kid is said to have been a frequent visitor to the Portales Springs, no doubt when he was stealing horses and driving them to sell at Old Tascosa in the Texas Panhandle. Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor Karl Terry brings the Springs to life in his latest Web log entry: Karl Terry’s blog • […]

Web voters: No to Sunday alcohol sales

Sixty-three percent of voters in last week’s Clovis News Journal Web poll said they are opposed to Sunday alcohol sales at Clovis restaurants. Most of those votes were cast Saturday night. About 5 p.m. Saturday, the score was 36-9 in favor of Sunday alcohol sales. The final score was 63-37 opposed. The real election is […]

Ballet scheduled for weekend

Members of the Lone Star Ballet will utilize their bodies in telling the tale of “The Nutcracker Suite” this weekend. According to the company’s Web site the show will feature all new sets, costumes, props and choreography. “The premier will be an extravaganza superior to any presentation Lone Star Ballet has offered. The new production […]

Commissaries kick off educational campaign

FORT LEE, Va. – With a fresh academic year under way, students of every age can add “check out library books and discover new ideas” to their “to do” list. If you’re an authorized commissary shopper, you can add “check out DeCA’s Web site” and “Discover Your Benefit” to the list. While students are marking […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Database of veterans available on Web site

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Library of Congress has a database to honor veterans of conflicts from World War I through present conflicts. Collections are stored at the Library of Congress and a searchable database of more than 44,000 names are also available online, according to the Veterans History Project Web site. The […]

Hip-Hop dancers hit Clovis stage

Freedom New Mexico Pounding percussion and a live DJ set the stage for the hip-hop dancers in BREAK! The Urban Funk Spectacular. Utilizing a combination of athletic ability, agility and graceful choreography, the show traces the dance genre’s evolution over the past 30 years. Leaping and spinning their way across stages around the globe, the […]

Web commenting blessing, curse

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Yes, I know the comments left by readers on our Web sites are sometimes unfair. I know some of the statements posted are probably not even true. And I know our Web site’s credibility has been called into question because we allow readers to say anything they want […]

AFSOC aircraft, part two

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Courtesy photo: www.afsoc.af.mil AC-130 Gunship The 27th Special Operations Wing will assume ownership of Cannon Air Force Base on Monday. By 2011, four types of aircraft will be assigned to Cannon. AC-130 Gunship With primary missions of close air support, air interdiction and force protection, the AC-130 Gunship features “side-firing weapons integrated with sophisticated sensor, […]

Bob Huber’s wit was one of a kind

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Five or six dozen friends and family members gathered in Roswell last week to remember Bob Huber, a journalist and longtime columnist for the Portales News-Tribune and Clovis News Journal. Huber died Aug. 3 at age 76. His columns often consisted of lists that ranged from his favorite […]

Commander opens new line of communication

By Senior Airman Ryan Richard Rones: 612th Air Communications Squadron DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZ. — Have you ever had a question or concern that you wanted to communicate directly to one of your senior leaders? Well here is your chance. Lt. Gen. Norman Seip, the 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern Commander, […]

Got comments? Share them with us

By David Stevens: Editor Cyberspace letters to the editor have never been easier. And you don’t have to sign your real name. No hostile comments are allowed. No obscene comments either. Readers can help decide what’s hostile or obscene. If you don’t like what somebody else has to say, just click twice and their opinion […]

NFL fumbles trying to control news gathering

By Freedom Newspapers The National Football League has picked another fight this year with the news media, which have helped make it the world’s most profitable sports franchise. There has been an uproar about vests that all news photojournalists are supposed to wear while on the sidelines of every football game. The vests carry two […]

School data posted on Web

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer As the first day of school draws near, school Web sites have information for parents to get their children ready for school. Parents can find registration dates, opening days, lunch menus, schedule pickup times and other events listed. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said school closures because of […]

Museum dedicated to preserving history

Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock is dedicated to the World War II experience from the perspective of the glider pilots who flew in every major invasion of that war. The focal piece of the museum is a restored WACO CG-4A glider, according to the museum’s Web site, www.silentwingsmuseum.com History In 1971, former pilots of the […]

Volunteers fight to keep history alive

Fort Stanton, near Ruidoso, has had a varied and long history, but according to those working to preserve it, the former cavalry post remains in remarkably good condition. Located in the shadow of the Sierra Blanca mountains, Fort Stanton was established on May 4, 1855. It was named for Capt. Henry W. Stanton, who was […]

Day Trip: Larger than life

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Courtesy Photo Artist and sculptor Brian Norwood stands between two larger-than-life cowboy sculptures he has erected near Jal on N.M. 18. Compiled by Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Natives call Jal the “Gateway to the Land of Enchantment,” according to its Web site. With its larger-than-life cowboy sculptures overlooking N.M. 18 and a well-stocked lake that […]

Business Digest: Dairy owners honored by DFA

The owners and operators of Crosswinds Dairy in Portales have received the 2007 Member of Distinction Award from the Dairy Farmers of America, according to a DFA news release. Dougie Idsinga, Dawn Idsinga, Derek Idsinga, Darci Idsinga Collins and Denver Collins were selected for the honor that is based on vision, leadership and innovation in […]

Cannon Tax Center saves Cannon community $70,965, still counting

Courtesy of the Cannon Legal Office The Cannon Tax Center has been open a month and has already saved Cannon taxpayers $70,965 as of this week. Those numbers are expected to continue to grow. The center has completed 427 federal tax returns, 606 state returns and has achieved $971,128 in total refunds so far this […]