Memories of past winters dog former New Yorker

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ columnist The hazards of winter have already hit our humble abode. Sure, they are not like New York winter hazards — slushy subways, frozen taxi seats, yellow snow — but they are hazardous all the same. Actually, I was lucky enough to avoid the foremost hazard, which would have occurred had […]

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 […]

Fireworks bring fond memories

By Grant McGee That big fireworks display, “Smoke on the Water” is at Greene Acres Park this Sunday. Clovis’ Tom Martin sparkplugs the event every year. Tom and I have something in common: Our fathers were both hotel managers. Hotels. Fireworks. Fourth of July. These things whirl around in my mind and I remember my […]

Clovis is sizzling in summer heat

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Rodrick Dean, 7, of Clovis, spread out as he dries off on the concrete surrounding the pool at Potter Park Saturday during the Juneteenth Celebration. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor A few days ago Dennis Shaw was plowing his dryland wheat field near Ranchvale when the air conditioner in […]

Cool spell a welcome bit of relief

By Janet Bresenham On Sunday afternoon, Clovis and Curry County residents finally experienced a slight break in the weather, with a cloud cover that brought sprinkles of rain and cooler temperatures. After days of unrelenting, triple-digit temperatures and sweltering summer sun, the cool-off provided welcome relief. According to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, Sunday’s […]