Clovis library hosting moon observation

CNJ staff The Clovis-Carver Public Library will host a moon observation night 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Ned Houk Park. There will be lunar activities and crafts, and a howling contest. The Clovis Astronomy Club will provide telescopes and be on hand for explanations, and the Friends of the Library will provide refreshments. Information: Krissie […]

Scientists studying kangaroo rats’ reactions to moon

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University graduate student Amy Behnke, left, and Assistant Professor of Biology Zach Jones test a camera they set up to monitor the movements of kangaroo rats at the Natural History Museum Prairie Preserve near Portales. After learning how best to set up the camera at the preserve, […]

Armstrong last of heroes with integrity

Freedom New Mexico As heroes go, Neil Armstrong found himself in a spotlight like no other. A worldwide audience of 600 million watched their televisions 40 years ago Monday as he stepped from the lunar module Eagle and onto the moon’s surface. They hung on every word as Armstrong uttered his long-anticipated pronouncement, “That’s one […]

In Tribute: Vietnam vet dedicated to appliance repair

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer There were two things Duward Moon hated to see — a home appliance that didn’t work and a veteran who didn’t belong to a Veterans of Foreign Wars post. He spent his free time fixing both. The Vietnam veteran and repairman died March 31 at age 61. Born Jan. […]

Feb. 24 – Moon

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The cloud coverage gave the moon over Clovis a halo Friday night.

Ho, hum: Cats breeze again

The Clovis Wildcats improved to 17-0 with an 82-52 win over Borger. Jaye Crockett led the Wildcats with 27 points and Jaden Isler added 21. Clovis beat Portales 31-28 in a girls game. Antiesha Brown scored eight points and Jadee Isler added six as Clovis completed a season sweep of the Lady Rams. Go to […]

Beware the full moon (again)

The Old Farmer’s Almanac reports we’ll see our first full moon of 2008 tonight. Clovis’ Ardyth Elms is convinced the full moon has some kind of mystical power. “I worked in a mental hospital for the criminally insane for 23 years and, yes, it really affects people,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I think if […]

Beware the full moon

The Old Farmer’s Almanac reports we’ll see our first full moon of 2008 tonight. Clovis’ Gerald Majewski reports he had a memorable full-moon experience outside his apartment building when he lived in Budapest. “I heard voices in the middle of our courtyard and wanted to know just what was going on,” he wrote in an […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Laughter the Best Medicine II contains a laugh-out-loud collection of the funniest jokes, quotes, stories, and cartoons from Reader’s Digest magazine, all guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. Creation in Death by J. D. Robb centers on Lt. Eve Dallas, whose new crime scene mimics […]

Aug. 25, 1961

The Clovis News-Journal reported that an eclipse of the moon would be visible starting at 6:35 p.m. … Zale’s, located at 310 Main, offered a complete watch overhaul for $5.95 in an advertisement. … Lettermen returning to help the Clovis High Wildcat backfield were fullback Leon Balch, halfback Billy Robinson and halfback Jimmy Reynolds.

Children’s logic often produces smiles

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Whenever I write about the wonder of school children and their test papers, I get enough fodder for another column from teachers who save them. Some, of course, are a little too shady to appear in a family newspaper, and so I sell them on the black market. Here are […]

Community shows appreciation to Cannon Airmen

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Clovis radio personalities Duffy Moon (left) and Steve Rooney perform their usual morning show live from Balad Air Base, Iraq, outside the recreation center. Airmen from the 27th Fighter Wing sent live holiday greetings home. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Clovis radio personalities Steve Rooney and Duffy Moon of 107.5 FM traveled to Balad Air Base, […]

Full moon causes strange behaviors

By Ryn Gargulinski : ryngargulinski@hotmail.com If anyone heard some howling on Thursday, I swear it wasn’t me. But it could have been any number of coyotes, demons or anything else that delights in a full moon. The full moon is especially magical for New Mexico as evidenced by the great number of Land of Enchantment […]

Endangered coyotes may endanger you

By Ryn Gargulinski: local columnist A visitor from New Mexico is lurking behind my California home. No, it’s not a prairie dog, a rattlesnake or Gov. Bill Richardson. It is a coyote. And it wants to eat my dog. Actually, my mom, who is visiting from Michigan, is the one who spotted the coyote when […]

Let the willing pay for space conquests

CNJ Editorial Way back in January 2004, as almost a throwaway line in his State of the Union speech, President Bush proposed returning humans to the moon and eventually to Mars. Many commentators noted that this grandiose public-works proposal seemed to sink like a stone in the sea of public opinion, and the president has […]

Marvel Leo Moon, Melvin Fitzgerald

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Marvel Leo Moon Date of birth: July 12, 1926 Dates of service: 1946-1948 Hometown: Forest Lives in: McAlister Theater or location of […]

Sometimes omens not really omens

By Grant McGee March is here. At the beginning of every March, I always remember that saying, “March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb.” Winter storms in the last part of February and first days of March give way to the early days of spring by the end of the month. […]

Scarelt Pimpernels alert for porch lights

Bob Huber: Local columnist When the Freedom of Information Act brought to light World War II super heroes known covertly as the Scarlet Pimpernels, it exposed a dark world of espionage, bravery, and thankless hardship. The group’s name was derived from a movie by the same name staring Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon, which played […]

April rainfall one for record books

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Friday’s rainfall put 2004 into the record book as having one of the wettest Aprils in Clovis history. In fact, rainfall totals so far this year show Clovis previously has seen more moisture in the first four months only one year since records have been kept. “It looks […]

Commercialism would best jump start space travel

Freedom Newspapers President Bush’s proposal to set up a research base on the moon as a first step to traveling to Mars and beyond is a perplexing mixture of necessary and hardheaded rethinking of government’s role in space — and empty opportunism. Unfortunately, the proposal doesn’t move beyond an attempt to give the National Aeronautics […]