Training won’t hurt communities

Regarding the Pentagon’s proposed training initiative that would create a low-altitude training range covering most of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. I flew almost 4,000 hours in United States Air Force fighter jets. We flew hundreds of low-level sorties in high speed and relatively loud jets every day over densely populated parts of Europe. […]

First person: Clovis couple provides gift bears

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Lona and Dwight Waldo have spent the last 12 years buying bears at yard sales and cleaning them for nursing home residents. Kevin Wilson Dwight and Lona Waldo’s summers and holidays are stuffed. The Clovis couple has, for the last 12 years, donated teddy bears to rest home residents for […]

Air Force seeking local input on proposed training area

Jared Tucker The Air Force is seeking input from Portales and other local communities about a proposed training area that will be used for low-altitude training flights. Officials say communities shouldn’t be dramatically affected. The training is vital for the Air Force, especially in mountainous terrain, because it supports the development of special operations mobility […]

Communities recognized for service

CNJ staff Several local communities recently received recognition from the state for outstanding service. The Community Development Branch of the Department of Finance and Administration recognized five communities within the Eastern Plains Council of Governments; Fort Sumner, Portales, Clovis, Mosquero and Tucumcari. Gregg Williams of EPCOG was also acknowledged for his service to the community, […]

Press release: Clovis MainStreet wins award

The New Mexico MainStreet Program celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday with an awards banquet in Albuquerque. The evening brought together representatives from all 23 New Mexico MainStreet communities, national MainStreet luminaries and various local leaders to honor the program’s silver anniversary. “New Mexico MainStreet has been a vital part of our economic development over the […]

Communities should get a little ‘self pride’

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist There are lots and lots of jokes about hearing voices in one’s head, a supposed sign of instability. I have seen T-shirts and bumper stickers which proclaim “I Hear Voices in my Head, but at Least they Like Me,”and similar sentiments. More serious, of course, is the reality behind the […]

Press Release: Adopt-An-Air Commando program announced

The communities of Clovis and Portales, NM are partnering with Cannon Air Force Base to announce the start of a new program, Adopt- an- Air Commando.

Roosevelt pastor to be memorialized

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Courtesy photo Joel Givens served as a circuit rider in Roosevelt County in the early 1900’s, driving a horse-drawn buggy to take the Methodist ministry to rural residents. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Traveling by horse and buggy, the Rev. Joel Givens traversed the small communities of Roosevelt County in the early 1900’s, visiting […]

Religion feature: Communities reach out with High Plains Fall Festival

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Courtesy photo Evangelist Jay Lowder will speak at the end of each evening of the four-day High Plains Fall Festival held at the Curry County Events Center Nov. 1-4. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In 2001, area communities participated in an event called Communities for Christ. During the event, speaker Tony Evans challenged the […]

Agriculture secretary Vilsack to hold rural community forum in New Mexico

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2009 – On Wednesday, September 30, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will hold a rural community forum in Las Cruces, N.M., as part of the Obama Administration’s Rural Tour. At the forum, Secretary Vilsack will discuss rural infrastructure and efforts by the Obama Administration to rebuild and revitalize rural America, listen to local […]