Business digest: Clovis native opens chiropractic office

Freedom New Mexico Clovis native Jack Waters opened a chiropractic office in June located at 1833 W. 21st St., according to his wife and business partner Joni Waters. Services offered include relieving lower back pain, neck pain and headaches, according to Joni Waters.

Former residents describe Ruidoso flooding

Staff and wire reports Clovis native Bruce DeFoor, who retired and moved to Moon Mountain in Ruidoso two years ago, said flooding in Ruidoso was a shocking surprise after steady but gentle weekend rains. “It had rained Saturday, on and off most of the day, but it was just a real light rain,” DeFoor said. […]

Associated Press declares win for Cosner

CNJ staff Quay County native Craig Cosner won the only contested primary race for a seat in the state House of Representatives in Tuesday’s primary election. Cosner beat Van Robertson 1,247 to 875 for the State Representative District 67 in the Democratic Primary with complete results from all counties except Curry County. The Associated Press […]

He was a little animated

Coming Sunday: Did you know a Clovis native was once a big part of the Pixar animation studio?

Clovis native Garcia plans to follow NFL draft on TV

CNJ staff Clovis native Joey Garcia will be doing today what he does every April about this time — watching the NFL draft. “I’ve been watching the draft forever,” said Garcia. “The last five years now, watching all the friends that went before me … it’s just fun, it’s exciting.” After leading the Texas Tech […]

Luke AFB dedicates overpass to husband of Clovis native

CNJ staff An overpass was dedicated Friday to Maj. Troy L. Gilbert, who died Nov. 27, 2006, when the plane he was piloting crashed in Iraq, according to 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs at Luke. Gilbert was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed while he was providing close-air support to special operations forces about […]

Deporting illegal workers would put U.S. in bind

By Freedom Newspapers We can testify that many Americans have powerful feelings about illegal immigrants and desire both stronger enforcement of existing immigration laws and ways to identify and if possible deport as many as possible of those workers who are here without proper legal authorization. Thus there is considerable support for the Bush administration […]

Lady Bird Johnson epitome of strong Southern belle

By Freedom Newspapers We join Texans — and Americans — everywhere in mourning the loss of a great lady, Lady Bird Johnson, who died Wednesday at age 94 at her Austin, Texas, home. Johnson, as much as anyone, embodied the legendary Southern charm and Texas hospitality with her warm, genteel demeanor. That outward calm belied […]

Education feature: Cultural calling

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Students at La Casita Elementary School listen attentively Wednesday as Native American storyteller Debra Morningstar shares stories with the students that demonstrate how to live in balance and harmony. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Here, there is no museum mentality. Rattles, turtle shells, rabbit pelts, animal skulls and handmade […]

Taos performer’s tour debut in Clovis

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Robert Mirabal will perform songs from his new CD, “Pueblo Christmas,” at Clovis Community College. (Courtesy photo) By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers Growing up at Taos Pueblo, Robert Mirabal says he celebrated the holidays in all his culture’s indigenous ways as well as a good Santa-fearing Christian. He’ll share some of those traditions with a […]

Wayquay performs during Native American Heritage Month

By Ashley Lee: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Actress, artist, poet, singer and songwriter Wayquay will perform in two free concerts Tuesday at the Campus Union Ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University. The concerts are sponsored by ENMU’s Native American Affairs department as part of a month-long celebration during Native American Heritage Month. Wayquay, whose full name, Swangideed […]

ENMU adds volleyball assistant

CNJ staff PORTALES — Daniel Burkert has been hired as Eastern New Mexico University’s fulltime volleyball assistant. He replaces Wendy Whelan, a native of Canada who spent one year at ENMU and has returned to the Montreal area to go into private business. A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., the 26-year-old Burkert was an assistant […]

Day trip: Living Desert offers sampling of native desert wildlife

Compiled by Paula Cronic The Living Desert State Park and Zoo near Carlsbad includes places for fishing and hiking, and is home to many desert animals. Established in 1971, the park is a living museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits and trailways that display many native animal species and hundreds of plants that naturally grow […]

Ethnic pride

Andy Jackson With a smile on her face and a red bandage on her arm, Barbara Brimfield walked down the steps of the United Blood Services trailer after giving a pint of blood Saturday at the 14th annual Curry County Ethnic and Health Fair on Main Street. “I feel good,” said Brimfield of Clovis. “I […]

Ray Gauntt

Sharna Johnson Gauntt said native children on the islands would scale a tree and return with a coconut… 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. Ray Gauntt Age when entered service: […]

Racially based legislation blow to national unity

Freedom Newspapers An arcane bill that might reach the U.S. Senate floor this week has garnered little attention outside of Hawaii, but if it passes it could do more to ruin race and ethnic relations in this country than anything since “separate but equal.” Known as the Akaka bill, named after Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, […]

Singing for America

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Billy Sparks, right, poses for a picture with Jay Leno. Sparks said working in politics and entertainment gives him the opportunity to meet all kinds of interesting and famous people. (Courtesy photo) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer His name is familiar. But many New Mexico residents know Billy Sparks as the governor’s press guru, […]

Common senses key in invasive species discussion

Freedom Newspapers A recently announced federal effort to eradicate so-called invasive species, if not taken to absurd lengths, is probably a good thing. But a lot of things are taken to absurd lengths in America, so we worry. There’s no question that exotic, non-native plants and animals have huge potential for remaking the landscape, frequently […]

Feds should trust Native Americans with own affairs

Freedom Newspapers A lot of people in Washington like to hold up Native Americans as paragons of environmental virtue, and to talk up a storm about helping tribes finally step out from under Uncle Sam’s long shadow and stand on their own. But when tribes actually reach out for some of that autonomy, this talk […]

Clovis native chats with president on national TV

A Clovis native sat on a four-person panel with President Bush on Wednesday during a campaign stop the president made to Rochester, Minn. Asked by Bush to tell her story, former Cameo Elementary fifth-grade teacher Jill Wooten said she grew up in a little town in eastern New Mexico called Clovis. She told the president […]