Education column: Yucca family night makes math fun

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Have you ever had a fun filled evening doing math? Well, until the other night, I would have answered this question with a big no. So, what happened? It was Family Math Night at Yucca. I entered the halls of Yucca with great hesitation as math was never my […]

My mind is shallow bubble bath

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On a weekend out of Clovis, I had a lot of time to think about things … mostly how the roadrunner pizza (pepperoni, sausage, green chili) should be featured everywhere and how commercials for a new season of “24” can always get me out of a bad mood. Here […]

Life lesson: Don’t run out of bubble bath

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist Volcanoes don’t spew fire, tsunamis don’t drown nations and earthquakes don’t wreck tall buildings in San Francisco due to some logical, scientific explanation that usually involves tectonic plates. The Earth does these things because it’s frustrated. Years of misuse, abuse and potholes on East Rankin lead our dear planet into harboring […]

Dubble Bubble takes top gum honors

By Jim Lee: Local Columnist On Sunday mornings I like to kick back in my recliner and look at the Portales News-Tribune as I revel in having the day off work (when I actually do have the day off) and try to dream up some devious technique of postponing doing things around the house and […]

Valentine’s gift-giving lessons learned

Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Valentine’s Day is Monday. Stores around Clovis, Portales and Muleshoe are festooned in red hearts, giant teddy bears, boxes of chocolates, heart-shaped balloons and stuff. All this love in the air got me to thinking about my own (mis)adventures in the fine art of gift giving to those we are smitten […]

Society has fascination with celebrities

By Ned Cantwell Journalists never stop wondering what makes a reader pause and actually read a news story. Why, just then, did he put down the remote clicker and zone in on the CNN report? Some of the answer is obvious, of course. When nature proves no terrorist organization can match its wrath, the whole […]