Not all of 2003′s news was noteworthy

Ned Cantwell You probably don’t care much what I think as we enter a new year, but I’ll tell you anyway. >About New Mexico Politics: Aside from watching the state GOP shoot itself in the foot, political junkies will have to amuse themselves with watching the money changers. The upcoming 30-day session limits itself to […]

Online game can get players under its spell

By Tom DiFrancesca I’ve never been real keen on computer games — in fact, I’ve never been much of a game player of any kind. Things have changed a little lately though. A few weeks ago, somebody — I really wish I could remember who, so I could give them credit — told me about […]

Underacheiver tree saved by wife’s a-peel

Bob Huber On the north side of our house, a scant five feet from our living room, stands a scraggly apple tree planted about the same time as the battle at Appomattox by a fun-loving previous owner. Each spring I prune it, because it likes to creep under the roof and change TV channels, and […]

Cats play Eldorado tough in loss

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Eldorado’s Matthew Witkowski jumps between Clovis defenders Chris Janousek (left) and Kiko Valez. Photo by Rick White. CNJ STAFF The Clovis boys soccer team did something no other team has been able to do this season — score against Eldorado in district play. It wasn’t nearly enough though, as the third-ranked Eagles broke the game […]

High ‘o’ Silver

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Portales’ Silver Paiz is a student at Clovis Community College. Freedom Newspapers: Lisa Sonnenschein Mike Linn Since Silver Paiz was a young girl she dreamed of becoming the New Mexico State Fair Queen. Little did she know then she would be the first from Roosevelt County. Paiz, 19, won overall honors in the state pageant […]

Lady Cats have seven-year itch

Eric Butler The Clovis Lady Wildcats’ bid to win their own tournament for the first time is one of several storylines heading into this weekend’s seventh annual Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament. The 16-team tournament begins Friday morning with pool play at the high school and Marshall Junior High, with quarterfinals beginning at 2 p.m. “We’ve […]

Cow pasture golf event offers fun for duffers

By Gary Mitchell Imagine hitting a golf ball 150 yards into a 9-foot stock tank for a hole-in-one. That will be possible during what’s being touted as the “First Annual Tee-Off for God” golf tournament at the Frio Draw Country Club north of Clovis starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 6. Never heard of the Frio […]

International lottery scam crops up on the Web

By Tom DiFrancesca Well, it looks like I won’t be writing this column much longer. It appears that I have just won a little less than a million dollars, can you believe it? I mean, with all that money, I’ll just be too busy livin’ it up with the rich and the famous to write […]

No price tag on getting news in, or out

By David Stevens How much does it cost to “de-advertise” information? Readers have offered to pay me to report information that might not otherwise be reported. And some have threatened to sue me for reporting information they didn’t want to see reported. But until Saturday, no one had ever offered to pay me to not […]

CNJ wins 19 awards in annual contest

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis News Journal and several of its news and photography staff members received a total of 19 awards Saturday night at the New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors annual banquet. In the smaller-paper division, the Clovis News Journal won best-of-show for the second straight year, taking first place in […]