FNNM gets new circulation director

CNJ staff Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico has hired a new circulation director for its three publications, the Clovis News Journal, the Quay County Sun and the Portales News-Tribune. Gary Brown, 55, began work on Jan. 3, moving to Clovis from the Odessa American, a Freedom newspaper, where he oversaw bulk and rack sales and […]

Looking back at 2004’s best silliness

By Ned Cantwell Looking back at the old year and forward to the new one…. New Mexico puts the finishing touches on 2004, still one of only two states allowing cockfighting. Its sensible new rules to protect convenience store workers are under appeal. And its laws favor strip mall payday loan bandits who screw the […]

Former publisher named VP

CNJ Staff reports IRVINE, Calif. — The Community Newspapers Division of Freedom Communications, Inc. has named a former Clovis News Journal publisher its vice president in the Pacific Region. Julie Moreno will be responsible for overseeing Freedom’s community newspaper properties located in California and Arizona. She will also remain publisher of The Sun in Yuma, […]

We need to rate the BLEEP newspapers

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist If you’re watching TV these days, you’re in good hands, because television now has rated shows just like the movies. But the ratings are a little different. Among others, they have “R,” “PG-14”and “NR.” • R stands for Raunchy. You can tell it’s wicked, because parts that caused the R […]

Award-winning teacher says newspapers are great instructional tool

By Ryan Lengerich Cameo Elementary third-grade teacher Mary Finifrock de Parez remembers when as a little girl her dad taught her to read the newspaper. “I wanted my students to have the same joy,” she said. “I’ve had a grandmother tell me she wanted to thank me for letting her granddaughter read the newspaper.” Finifrock […]

Berry accepts new assignment with FNNM

CNJ STAFF Lynn Berry, a 32-year associate of the Clovis News Journal, soon will take on new duties with Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Berry will become FNNM’s first Community Relations/Newspapers In Education coordinator. He will continue his circulation duties until his successor is on board, FNNM Publisher Ray Sullivan said. That search has begun. […]

New marketing director ‘proud to be on board’

CNJ STAFF REPORT Holly Glenn has been named coordinator of marketing and events for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Glenn will be in charge of coordinating public events for all FNNM enterprises and for developing key marketing strategies for all news departments and for Freedom Printing, said Ray Sullivan, senior publisher for the Clovis News […]

Bovina newspaper prints last edition

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The Bovina Blade and The Friona Star have been merged into one newspaper by Ron Carr of Friona who bought both newspapers this past summer. CNJ Illustration: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber BOVINA — Residents of Bovina are mourning the loss of their 48-year-old community newspaper, The Bovina Blade. The Blade has been combined with […]

Freedom: A value and company worth fighting for

Freedom Newspapers We’ve heard from a number of readers over the past few months who expressed anxiety and concern about what might happen to the views on these pages if our parent company, Freedom Communications, were sold. We hope they are as pleased as we are at the news Tuesday that Freedom will remain in […]

Old newspapers recall good ol’ days

By David Stevens A Clovis woman brought several old newspapers into the Clovis News Journal office last week. She didn’t want to throw them away, and thought someone might enjoy the look back in time. Six of the papers were from Clovis High School in the 1959-60 school year. Here are a few of the […]

Journalism workshop arrives

By Mike Linn High school students from throughout the state will come to Portales next week to learn numerous aspects related to journalism: from photography to news writing, ethics to interviewing skills. Professional journalists from across New Mexico will teach the four-day workshop at Eastern New Mexico University. The seminar is sponsored by the New […]

CNJ to explore water issues

Water is the mixture of two gases: hydrogen and oxygen. It is a vital solvent for human life. Given that 70 percent of the body is water, it makes obvious sense that water is necessary for the human body to function properly, said Dr. Newton Hilliard, a chemistry professor at Eastern New Mexico University. “Water […]