Privacy wanes in the hands of government

It may be that the instances the State Department has admitted to -– of breaching the privacy of the passport files of presidential candidates Barack Obama, John McCain and Hillary Clinton –- were an essentially innocent case of imprudent curiosity. It is worth remembering, however, that in 1992, when then-candidate Bill Clinton’s passport file was […]

ENMU continues emphasis on student recruitment

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico With a renewed emphasis on student success, Eastern New Mexico University is recruiting students at an earlier age, and when students do get to campus, there is an extra set of hands in the classroom. This earlier recruitment, according to ENMU President Steven Gamble, begins today as Eastern hosts […]

Kids’ Day mixes food history, hands-on activities

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Kayla Quiroz, 4, enjoys a spoonful of a mud cup which she made herself at Kids’ Day on Saturday at ENMU. Her mother, Krista Quiroz, looks on. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Where’s there’s food, you will find kids. And where there’s a nationally-recognized Smithsonian food exhibit, kids will get more than a full […]

‘Sootable’ profession

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo For Bruce Howard, soot covered hands and climbing houses are daily issues as part of his work with his company, Four Seasons Chimney Service. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Bruce Howard sees a view of Clovis not many people see. He climbs ladders, wire bushes in hand, onto the […]

Nov. 13 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 3 a.m. Nov. 6 an officer responded to a store in the 1000 block of Mitchell Street for a report of counterfeit money. A clerk said a woman tried to pay for her drink with a $20 bill […]

June 23, 1943

The family of Sgt. Sam Prince, 501 Hinkle, was mourning his death at the hands of the Japanese in the Philippines. … A correction in the Clovis News-Journal reported bathroom fixtures advertised in the previous day’s classified section were not really $1,500. They were $150. … Eubank & Son Home & Auto Supply in Clovis […]

April 14, 1951

Coach Rock Staubus was near death at Clovis Memorial Hospital following a heart attack and stroke. He died a week later at age 51. … Eugene Field school awarded athletic letters to 28 boys in grades four through six. … Joe Borrego, Willard Ehrhardt and Pat Randall, all Chicago Cubs farm hands, were getting ready […]

Mexican weddings loaded with tradition

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers There’s nothing like a wedding dance to remind your family what a bad dancer you are. But when I was with familia at my sister Becky’s recent wedding, I was like, “What the heck?” I just had to dance “La Marcha,” which no Mexican wedding would be complete without. Then […]

Mother nose best

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist My 3-year-old, Eva, is a funny child. She likes to make people laugh and imitate cartoon characters. She is fairly calm and isn’t the one getting hurt jumping off the couch like her 4-year-old sister, or eating marbles like her 14-month-old bother. Perhaps this is why I overlooked certain clues […]

Warrants sought in alleged school assault

CNJ Staff Police are seeking arrest warrants for two junior high male students after a female junior high student reported being assaulted by them, according to a police report. A female student told Gattis Junior High School Assistant Principal Tamara Callahan she was leaving school on Oct. 30 when two boys approached her and began […]