State awards program seeking nominees

The New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards is looking for a dozen residents to honor as role models. In its 33rd year, the state program recognizes volunteerism and public service and improvement of government by citizens and government employees. The program is particularly interested in nominations from outside the metro areas and from New Mexico’s […]

Family celebrates 50 years of celebrating

They keep coming back for more family fun. The Walter Baldock family has gathered on the fourth weekend in July each summer for the past 50 years to celebrate their family ties and renew relationships. This Friday through Sunday, the Baldocks will gather for their 50th annual reunion at Manzano Mountain State Park near Mountainair, […]

Pet safety urged this holiday season

Fireworks help families celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July, but those same fireworks can create problems for family pets, a local animal lover says. Bonnie Cook, in a note to the Clovis News Journal, suggested families may want to take extra precautions about their pets when the booms and the flashes start up. […]

Handmade gift can project Clovis charm

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for suggestions of gifts that epitomize Clovis. This idea came from Glenda Horner: “I would give something handmade — a very flat piece of plain brown wood with a lovely gold figurine glued on it. Engraved on the wood would be the words: “Clovis, N.M.: A mesa full […]

Reporter’s Notebook — Last Meal 2

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for story’s about mothers. Steve Deleon of Clovis wrote: “Growing up with my father in the Air Force, my mother always kept the household going even though we had to move just about every three years. “I have a sister and it was especially hard on us as […]

Reporter’s Notebook — Mother

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for story’s about mothers. Steve Deleon of Clovis wrote: “Growing up with my father in the Air Force, my mother always kept the household going even though we had to move just about every three years. “I have a sister and it was especially hard on us as […]

From the editor’s desk

Those who’ve grown up around here have heard the warnings all of our lives — we’re going to run out of water some day. Some day is not that far away anymore. If we don’t do something quick — drastically reduce our water consumption or figure out a way to get more water in here […]

Reporter’s notebook — Last Meal

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants for their last-meal request. One response, from Ken De Los Santos of Clovis: “I would want to have all my favorite junk foods, which include hot wings, fried zucchini, fried pickle slices, fried chicken strips with ranch dressing, and — for dessert — turtle cheesecake, yellow cake […]