Amos the Church Mouse: the great toilet paper diversion

marcellus the mangyungodly cat has beenrunning amuck here bossterrorizing little micehamsters guinea pigs andeven experimental whiterats like willifred in fact boss we little micekept hidden away in our littlecramped mousey corners scarcely daring to breathe much less take a stroll to thekitchen grocery store something s gotta be donesays willifred the white raton his soapbox […]

County Commission to hear report on ankle bracelet program

CNJ staff Detention Center Administrator Lois Bean will give Curry County Commissioners a report on the jail’s ankle bracelet program at Wednesday’s meeting, according to an agenda released Tuesday. The report comes after the escape last week of an 18-year-old waiting trial on robbery and battery charges. Jail officials said Fermin Rodriguez removed his ankle […]

Nov. 23 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Nov. 12 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Main Street for a situation check. Neighbors reported they had not seen a 51-year-old resident in several days and they could hear his television but he […]

Racing commissioner has Clovis ties

Eddie Fowler of Ruidoso is vice chairman of the New Mexico Racing Commission, which will be in Tucumcari on Thursday to hear a proposal for a racetrack and casino.

Commission visits Tucumcari to hear “racino” proposal

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday to hear a proposal for building a racetrack and casino. Albuquerque car dealer Don Chalmers heads a group of investors who hope to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in Texas money to the economically depressed city along the Mother Road. […]

‘Racino’ could boost economy in Tucumcari

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday where it will hear investors’ proposal for building a racetrack and casino at the edge of town. We encourage area residents to help the commissioners see the potential a “racino” would have on the economy of this community, the region and ultimately the […]

Tucumcari wants to go racin’

Thursday will be a big day for Tucumcari. That’s when the New Mexico Racing Commission comes to town for a 5:30 p.m. meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center, where it will hear investors’ proposal for a racetrack and casino.

NFL teams pass on Red Raiders

All told, 252 players were drafted by NFL teams over the last two days. Clovis’ Joey Garcia was not one of them. Garcia, a 6’2″, 212-pound safety who led Texas Tech in tackles last season, was hopeful he would hear his name called among the seven rounds. No Texas Tech player was selected.

Tell us your big-wind story

We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d like to share memories of that scary night: Email us […]

A billion is a lot

Clovis’ Anna Baucom sends along trivia and urges caution “next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner:’” • A billion seconds ago it was 1959. • A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive on Earth. • A billion dollars ago was only eight hours and 20 minutes ago, at […]

United Way of Eastern New Mexico

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico United is seeking 70-plus volunteers to hear presentations, review applications and decide how to distribute United Way donor funds. United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said the process increases accountability to United Way donors by requiring non-profits to define how donor funds will be spent and how the […]

Local Roundup: United Way seeks funding volunteers

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico United is seeking 70-plus volunteers to hear presentations, review applications and decide how to distribute United Way donor funds. United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said the process increases accountability to United Way donors by requiring non-profits to define how donor funds will be spent and […]

Christmas promoted in Clovis’ past

By Don McAlavy: Columnist Editor’s note: Clovis historian Don McAlavy reports Arthur Curren likely wrote this piece. Its intent was to boost economic interest in Clovis before Christmas 1913. Curren was Clovis’ first newspaper editor. Misspellings were likely intentional. Dear Darlin Mirandy: I kum back to Clovis yesterday an found much of a change in […]

Lottery winnings can’t buy eternity

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I just read there were four grand prize winners in the latest Mega Millions lotto drawing. The drawing was held last week and it was worth $330 million. But that is not all. There are other winners. According to a news release, 36 other players matched all five numbers in […]

Aug. 27, 1921

Wrigley’s chewing gum claimed to keep teeth clean, breath sweet and throat soothed in an advertisement. … A number of citizens met at the courthouse to hear discussion of the 11 amendments to the constitution by members appointed by the forum committee of the Chamber of Commerce. It was noted there were few Republicans and […]

Amos: a tribute to Howie

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. a tribute to howie boss the other day i was so depressed i went to the phone to call dial-a-mousey- friend but a recording came on which said we re sorry but all our […]

Music says much about personality

By Clyde Davis: Columnist During the summer between my second and third years of seminary, I was living in the single men’s dorm, remaining on campus, since one of the ways I kept the bills paid was to contract rough carpentry and painting work. Everyone, it seemed, was on the opposite end of the theological […]

Story about seeing a man about a dog

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Columnist  Did you hear about the fellow who was walking down the street one day when he saw a hand-lettered sign in a yard that said: “Talking Dog: Five Dollars”?  Quite curious, the man walked up to the front door of the house and knocked. When an ordinary-looking fellow answered, the […]

Sock Monster lurks in laundry land

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I don’t believe in outlandish things like aliens from outer space, the Boogeyman, La Llorona and bad luck on Friday the 13th. I have more important things to worry about, like the Sock Monster. I have become totally convinced that there is a Sock Monster. While some people are trying […]

Snake stories always worth sharing

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ Columnist Now that hot weather is blasting the High Plains — as if hot weather isn’t usually blasting the Plains — it’s high time for one of the coolest creatures to come lurking from its hole. Welcome the season of the rattlesnake. Perhaps the most regrettable aspect of my leaving New […]