Movie police seem arbitrary

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist This Monday, since the chidren were off school, we went to a local fast food eatery where Jason could play on an indoor playground and receive a toy with his meal. The toy of choice this time was from Spiderwick Chronicles, which apparently features chidren who are able to adventure […]

Learn something new

How do they make darts? Find out by watching Kevin Wilson’s “Best bet on TV.” Best bet on TV • • • Comedian Argus Hamilton is making fun of network television and people from Arkansas in his column today. Here’s the link: Argus Hamilton • • • Charles Hemphill passes along a joke about an atheist in […]

And the bear said to the atheist …

Charles Hemphill passes along a joke about an atheist in the woods: As he walked along, the atheist heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. When he turned to look, a 7-foot grizzly bear was charging toward him. He ran but the bear was soon on top of him and the atheist began crying […]

Officials: Bear attack unlikely on horses

CNJ Staff Five horses found dead southwest of Ranchvale have generated rumors of bears and mountain lions in the area. But a New Mexico Game and Fish official said there’s little evidence to support those rumors. Bruising around one dead horse’s neck could be consistent with a bear attack, but there is no indication of […]

In Tribute: Keebler salesman took pride in work, religion

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Burl Powers of Clovis taught his son plenty of things. There was no shame in doing the same job for decades if it paid the bills. The church and the family were priorities. And you never know when a bear is around the corner. Wendel Powers of El Paso […]

In tribute: Former mayor joker, hunting hero

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer He was an Army veteran, a boxer, a butcher, a commissioner and a mayor. But Manford Turnbough was best remembered as a friend, father, husband and hunting hero. Turnbough, a former Texico mayor, died Oct. 12 in Lubbock. Born July 5, 1931 in Portales, Turnbough lived most of his […]

Bear necessities

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Hillcrest Zoo welcomed two black bear cubs Sunday. The sister cubs are eight months old and weigh about 60 pounds each. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Like any toddler, they go crazy for candy bars, chew on everything in sight, climb things they shouldn’t and crave attention. But […]

Hounds take advantage of wind

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo was sure he wanted his team going with the wind in the first half on Sunday against Missouri Southern. The move paid off with three goals, two by freshman forward Edgar Bear, and the Greyhounds cruised to a 4-0 Southwest Soccer Conference […]

Time on earth shouldn’t be squandered

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist In my childhood days, when we would visit relatives, we always went to the general store. At this general store, one could find everything: feed, milk, cereal, lye, garden seed and anything else one might need. Miss Nell always stocked a wide variety of candy and plenty of bottled cokes […]

Bear captured at Ute Lake State Park

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Courtesy photo A black bear was caught at Ute Lake State Park and will be moved 130 miles away, according to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers UTE LAKE — His name is not Yogi, and he was not stealing picnic baskets. Nevertheless, a 2 1/2-year-old black bear […]