She was the ‘Bayou Babe’

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” • Christian and Jeannie Heller met on the C.B. radio. She was the “Bayou Babe.” • Carolyn Spence met her husband Karl on a blind date, after he’d been stood up on a double date. • Janet Mason met her husband Rodney […]

True love began on a blind date …

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” Carolyn Spence met her husband Karl on a blind date, after he’d been stood up on a double date. Janet Mason met her husband Rodney at a softball game. She smashed a triple and the rest is history. See […]

Comedian picks on both sides

Columnist Argus Hamilton is poking fun at the Clintons and Mike Huckabee today. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” Bob Baker’s reply: “I met my wife in 1960 […]

Prosecution rests case in Novak trial

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The prosecution ended its case in the first-degree murder case against Edward Novak II on Friday morning with the testimony of a forensic psychologist, who testified in general terms about memory and how it is affected by trauma. The defense’s first move was to […]

Two votes no on domestic partners issue

New Mexico lawmakers published a questionnaire in Sunday’s newspaper asking constituents a series of questions. One asked “Do you support all the same rights for domestic partners as for husband/wife couples?” Here’s an answer, from Bob Baker: “This a pretty tough issue. Personally, I have problems with the social impacts of openly recognizing domestic partners. […]

One vote no on domestic partners issue

New Mexico lawmakers published a questionnaire in Sunday’s newspaper asking constituents a series of questions. One asked “Do you support all the same rights for domestic partners as for husband/wife couples?” Here’s an answer, from Frank Dalton: “The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is an abomination unto the Lord. Gender does not matter. The Bible […]

New online columnist due Friday

Glenda Price, a contributing editor to New Mexico Stockman magazine since 1982, joins our stable of columnists on Friday. Her weekly reports will be available at no charge on Freedom New Mexico Web sites. Look in the Opinion section beginning Friday. This week’s column will focus on some folks she’s known who have been, say, […]

New bloggers on the way

We’ll be adding two new bloggers to our Web site in the coming weeks. Mike Higgns has been one of the Golden Spread’s biggest sports fans the past five decades. His “Short Rutts” blog should be live any day now. Andy Kastelic, a theater major at Eastern New Mexico University, will be writing about his […]

Do you know David Lansford?

David Lansford has been Clovis’ mayor the last 12 years. He’s stepping down in March and the Clovis News Journal is planning an in-depth report on the life and times of the man some say has been the city’s most influential citizen for a decade. Do you know any David Lansford stories? Do you know […]

Three Wildcats 5A first-teamers

Three members of state runnerup Clovis earned first-team honors on the Class 5A all-state football team released today. The team was selected by 5A coaches. Running back Manuel Robles, cornerback Jaden Isler and center Nathan Carver earned first-team honors for the Wildcats, who finished the season 9-4. All three are seniors. Senior defensive end Diondre […]

Price is right

“New Mexico Stockman” humor columnist Glenda Price will be joining cnjonline.com beginning next month. The Mesilla Park woman writes about “country living.” She’s sort of a female Baxter Black. We plan to publish her column in our bi-monthly “Farm and Ranch” magazine in addition to the online slot. More details coming soon. • • • […]

Cannon numbers remain concern

Eastern New Mexico has lots of questions related to the numbers of personnel assigned to Cannon Air Force Base as it transitions into an Air Force Special Operations Command facility. Read about what we know on Editor David Stevens’ Web log Falling, With Style • • • Clovis’ Bill Zarges says he’s concerned about the […]

Smirk be gone

Portales’ Wendel Sloan says he’s looking forward to watching the Super Bowl on Feb. 3: “Definitely, to see Tom Petty (halftime entertainment) and for the outside chance of seeing the secret smirk wiped off the Patriots’ faces.” • • • Want to participate in question-and-answer sessions with the editors? Email us We’ll provide the questions. […]

One vote yes for Sunday alcohol sales

One vote in favor of Sunday alcohol sales: “I see nothing wrong with selling alcohol on Sunday,” Ardyth Elms wrote in an e-mail. “The majority of people drinking during dinner, or going to a bar to watch sports, don’t cause problems, and most people have a designated driver. Alcohol consumption problems are (caused by) people […]

If Tim Ashley were mayor …

Clovis’ mayoral candidate Tim Ashley on public access to government information: “During my tenure in public office I have historically supported and been an advocate for openness in government.” See what else he has to say on Editor David Stevens’ Web log, Falling, With Style

Goodbye, Emily Hartley

Suzanne Pleshette, the husky-voiced actress who played Emily Hartley on the “Bob Newhart Show” and was pecked to death in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “The Birds,” died Saturday at her Los Angeles home. She was 70. Did you know: Pleshette was producers’ original choice for Catwoman on the 1966 “Batman” TV show, according to the Internet […]

A blizzard to remember

Frank Dalton shares his most memorable cold-weather experience: “I remember a blizzard when I was about 5 (that) covered our ranch in northern New Mexico. When it broke I could walk over a five-wire barbed-wire fence. Dad spent days on horseback looking for cattle. Tractors were the only way to get around for nearly two […]

A first in Clovis’ future?

Clovis’ historian Don McAlavy reports Gayla Brumfield or Gloria Wicker would be the city’s first female mayor if either is elected in March – “as best my memory tells me,” he writes. “If you wait a while,” he adds, “you might discover a woman becoming president of the United States. But being the Republican that […]

One day left to donate

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is $43,285 short of reaching its fundraising goal of $521,714, according to a press release issued Thursday. The campaign ends today. To contribute, call 769-2103 or go to United Way of Eastern New Mexico • • • From the “Cat person-als” feature in the January-February newsletter of Sundance […]

One vote yes on Sunday alcohol sales

Another view on Sunday alcohol sales at Clovis restaurants, from Gerald Majewski, via e-mail: “Should have happened a long time ago. … That way, people in Clovis would stay here and have a glass of wine/beer with their meals instead of driving out of the state to acquire them.” • • • Rube Render is […]