Reporter’s notebook: Horse continues winning tradition

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Courtesy photo My Other Toy’s a Car, ridden by owner Mary Ann Rapp, finished ninth in the non-professional division of Sunday’s National Cutting Horse Association Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. My Other Toy’s a Car is the daughter of Smart Lena Boon, a My Other Toy’s a Car, the daughter of a horse co-owned by […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Clovis High grad writes book on St. Paul’s teachings

Joseph Durepos said his wife’s nudge to keep him awake at church a year ago motivated him to write an inspirational book based on the teachings of St. Paul.

Reporter’s notebook: Late Clovis resident receives racing recognition

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Bob Snipes said he learned many life and business lessons from his father, Jake Snipes, who was inducted into the Appaloosa Horse Club Hall of Fame in June. “Dad was my best friend,” he said. What started as a hobby landed Jake Snipes of Clovis in the Appaloosa Horse Club […]

Editors’ Notebook: Hammer throw Aug. 18

Staff reports Opening ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing are Friday but we’ll have to wait 10 days more to watch former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell compete in the women’s hammer throw.

Reporter’s Notebook: Youth granted wish to meet Earnhardt Jr.

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Timothy Williams, center, and his family will travel in October to Atlanta, Ga., to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is Timothy’s favorite NASCAR driver. The Kid’s Wish Network and donations from local organizations made Timothy’s trip possi Timothy Williams can’t wait to meet his hero, Dale Earnhardt Jr. But the […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Fort Sumner grad featured on “Chopper Challenge”

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Courtesy photo Ralph Randolph, a Fort Sumner graduate, places the gas tank onto his Jim Beam custom chopper during filming of Country Music Television’s “Chopper Challenge.” Ralph Randolph, a 1984 Fort Sumner High School graduate, was picked as one of nine chopper builders for Country Music Television’s “Chopper Challenge.” Viewers vote on the winner. Randolph […]

May 9, 2008 Reporter’s Notebook: Southwest Cheese wins awards

Southwest Cheese CEO Fred Stephenson said he was pleasantly surprised when he learned the plant’s Monterey Jack entries won first and third place in March at the 2008 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. It was the first time the company entered the contest, which included 1,753 entries from 19 countries, the chief executive […]

Notebook adding new readers

The Editors’ Notebook is expanding to include readers at the Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, effective today.

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Player of the week: Peloton

Each Monday, Editors’ Notebook selects a player of the week to honor the author of a Web site comment that strikes us as particularly witty, insightful or eye opening.

This is place for inspiration

Need a little inspiration? Check out the Bible verse of the day, compiled by Dianna Hernandez. To access it, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Bible verse of the day • • • Humor columnist Argus Hamilton remembers Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto and Jack Kennedy in today’s column: To access the column, click […]

It’s history

Do you know the history of Clovis? Check out the daily “Historically accurate” feature: Historically accurate • • • Have you visited Earl’s cartoon world? You just might get a kick out of him. Earl’s world • • • Read any good blogs lately? Sharna Johnson tells animal tales: In search of ponies • • […]

Earl’s on the defensive

Have you visited Earl’s cartoon world? Today he has some explaining to do to the game warden. Earl’s world

Who won Super Bowl XXX?

Mayor trivia: Who won the Super Bowl the year David Lansford was first elected Clovis’ mayor? Answer: The Dallas Cowboys, led by Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman, beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17, on Jan. 28, 1996. Lansford is a pro football fan and considers the Cowboys his favorite team. • • • We’re working on […]

He’d like to thank the Academy

Humor columnist Argus Hamilton offers commentary on the Academy Awards. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • We’re still compiling content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to […]

Earl goes to dogs

Have you visited Earl’s cartoon world? His dog can read, you know. Earl’s world

Bad combination

Mayoral candidate Tim Ashley thinks it would be a good idea to merge city and county government into one. Editors asked readers what they think about that idea. Gerald Majewski’s response: “That’s just like combining the church and state.” Bob Baker’s response: “The goal of consolidation of should be overall cost savings and that is […]

Just kidding, guys

Columnist Argus Hamilton is poking fun at the pope and the president. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • Need a little inspiration? Try our quote of the day: Quotable

Looking back

Want to go back in time? Try this: Historically Accurate