The good news of immortality is real

By Curtis K. Shelburne I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to it, but at least it no longer surprises me as much as it once did. I’m sitting in my barber’s chair, indoors, and a gentle snow is falling onto my shoulders and gently to the ground. It’s a snow of gray, almost white, […]

Mail newspaper deliveries change

Due to the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its required implementation locally by the U.S. Postal Service, the Portales and Clovis post offices no longer can provide same-day mailed service of the Portales News-Tribune and the Clovis News Journal. We were told that since the local post offices are not 24-hour business mail entry units, the […]

Floyd, Texico rank among best high schools

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Floyd High School students, from left, Ashlee Banister, 18, Madeline Love, 18, Levi Nicholson, 17, Alex Rodriguez, 18, and David Slusser, 18, participate in a computer class at school Monday. Floyd, Logan and Texico High Schools were named U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best High Schools. By Clarence Plank […]

United Way short of fundraising goal

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is 26 percent short of its goal with 11 days left in the fundraising cycle, according to a news release. So far, $430,385 has been raised toward the community-wide goal of $580,000, the release said. Deadline for donations is Jan. 20. This year’s goal is […]

Iran regime not accurate representation

Freedom New Mexico Most of the news about Iran focuses on the possibility that the regime may be getting close to developing a nuclear weapon. Such concern is justified, although it is difficult to see how the outside world can prevent it: Sanctions have been ineffective, and military intervention seems impractical. Even as we worry […]

State awards funding for range expansion

File photo Gov. Bill Richardson announced a waiver from defense officials late Monday which approved the state’s gift of $5 million in capital outlay money to the Air Force for bombing range expansion. By Thomas Garcia: Cannon Connections News that the Melrose Bombing Range is a go for expansion was hailed Tuesday by local officials […]

Press release: Clovis schools cancel events

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Traffic passes along 21st Street near Hilltop Plaza Thursday morning. Temperatures are expected to stay in the mid to upper 20s throughout the day with snow flurries expected to continue. Clovis Municipal Schools have issued the following news release related to weather cancellations: • No After School Programs @ Arts […]

God leads way during troubled times

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist At this Thanksgiving time, our nation faces situations and uncertain times like never before. Difficult financial times have left people jobless and homeless. Rumors of wars and a horrendous act by a gunman even in the heart of Texas dominate the news. During this Thanksgiving season, remember we have sure […]

Portales residential rentals dwindling

Cannon Connections file photo Rental residential properties in Portales are “at a historic low,” according to Roosevelt County Economic Development Corp. Director Gregg Fisher. He attributes the shortage to the populations at Eastern New Mexico University and at Cannon Air Force Base. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Portales has few vacancies among residential rental properties, […]

What happened to news that matters?

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Andy Warhol was the first to claim, in 1968, that we’ll all have our 15 minutes of fame. Some are just more impatient than others on getting their time. I’m all for new media and burgeoning technology that can instantly put any of us in front of an audience of […]

Education digest: Schools getting more money

Schools getting more money More federal stimulus money headed for New Mexico schools and colleges, according to a news release from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department has awarded $24 million in funding to 28 projects selected through a competitive process, the release said. Clovis Municipal Schools was […]

Key cases will be notable for high court

Freedom New Mexico Positive news about newspapers is good news to us — and we’ve got a little to share. Since National Newspaper Week begins today, we celebrate those achievements with you, and offer our looking-forward view on the future of your newspapers. Newspapers have been published in Clovis and Portales for more than 100 […]

Local newspaper should keep on rolling

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian The first newspaper in Clovis was the Clovis News, a weekly, published by Arthur E. Curren, who was born in New Mexico and whose father, James E. Curren, probably started more newspapers in New Mexico than any other person. Among those publications pioneered by Mr. Curren were the Raton Range, […]

Newspapers’ relevance has never waned

Freedom New Mexico Positive news about newspapers is good news to us — and we’ve got a little to share. Since National Newspaper Week begins today, we celebrate those achievements with you, and offer our looking-forward view on the future of your newspapers. Newspapers have been published in Clovis and Portales for more than 100 […]

Imagining the very best news of all

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Call the shot. If you could just “wish” it into existence, and the sky’s the limit, what’s the very best “good news” you could imagine? At first, I admit, my own sights might be set a tad low, but I’m just reporting some things that jump into my mind. […]

Catchy titles betray truth behind news

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I’m a serious hypochondriac. Googling rare diseases while breaking out in a cold sweat is an every day occurrence for me. Forget Yoga and Pilates, hypochondria is how I shed the pounds. It’s mandatory that I read the health section of dozens of news outlets. CNN is usually my […]

Freedom continues restructuring talks

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Visiting speaker saved Clovis Boy Scouts program

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist A brief article in the Clovis News of Dec 23, 1920, said, “Boy Scouts organized in Clovis by Rev. Polston at the Christian Church. Sixteen boys are meeting regular.” This troop was evidently short lived as nothing else was found about it. Clovis was active in helping organize the Council […]

Shocking headlines betray news

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist Catchy titles betray truth behind news I’m a serious hypochondriac. Googling rare diseases while breaking out in a cold sweat is an every day occurrence for me. Forget Yoga and Pilates, hypochondria is how I shed the pounds. It’s mandatory that I read the health section of dozens of news […]

Don’t reach for your halo too soon

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist You can be too shiny. Those words may not be profound, but they are true. The good news of the gospel, someone once wisely said, is that God loves ordinary people. We don’t have to shine ourselves up, or fool ourselves about how shiny we are, or wax on […]