City must decide on redistricting by mid-November

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Plan A Every time the year ends with a zero, it’s time for the U.S. to do a Constitutionally-dictated process called the U.S. Census. About a year-and-a-half later, when the year ends in a one, it’s time for state and local governments to use that information and remap its representation. […]

Temperatures to rise above freezing

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A goose and some ducks walk across the frozen lake Thursday at Greene Acres Park. Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman said while it may be safe for ducks, the lake is not safe enough for people or pets to walk or play on and he cautions everyone to stay off. […]

Three years later, scars of tornado remain

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File photo Residents that were victims of the tornado attempted to make sense of the devastation the next day by taking inventory of what they could find. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Jim Blevins refers to his home and neighborhood as ground zero. The tornado that ripped through it is three years gone. The […]

Lessons of racial history should not be forgotten

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist I do not remember being conscious or aware that Gary Reynolds was African American. I remember being fully aware that he was the football middle guard on whom I relied to tie things up on the line so that I, as the linebacker behind him, could read the play and […]

Education feature: Local teachers headed to Harvard

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Twelve teachers from the Arts Academy at Bella Vista are headed to Harvard University this weekend to participate in an on-going 32-year research project. Project Zero began in 1967 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Its mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking and creativity in the […]

a view from under the pew: the sudoku maze

By Gary Mitchell: Local columnist boss i m swearing off numbers for the rest of my little mousy life i m sure by now you ve heard about my most recent escapade when i happened to stumble into a sudoku maze it s the latest craze says freddy flea to me says who says me […]

Beware the full moon

The Old Farmer’s Almanac reports we’ll see our first full moon of 2008 tonight. Clovis’ Gerald Majewski reports he had a memorable full-moon experience outside his apartment building when he lived in Budapest. “I heard voices in the middle of our courtyard and wanted to know just what was going on,” he wrote in an […]

German sausage anyone?

St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bovina will host its annual German Sausage Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) on Feb. 3. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 6. Or you can purchase sausage for $4 per pound. The menu includes creamed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sauerkraut, bread and […]

Extremes are normal here

January temperature extremes are normal in the Clovis area. On this date in 1950, we had a high of 77 degrees. On this date in 1918, we set a record at 1 below zero, according to weather.com The warmest January day recorded in Clovis was 79 degrees in 1974. The coldest January day in almost […]

Atomic History

By Tom Berg: Freedom News Service Surviving ground zero: Two Marines, one from Jacksonville, N.C., absorbed the blast. But could they withstand the fallout 50 years later? HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – It was 50 years ago this month the two men defied death in the Nevada desert. One hour before dawn, the young Marines were […]