Nobel prize justly awarded to pioneers

Freedom New Mexico With all the hoopla over the fellow who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the prize in Economic Science for 2009 has received less attention than usual. The recipients, Elinor Ostrom of the University of Indiana and Oliver Williamson of the University of California-Berkeley, did pioneering and practical work in understanding how […]

Obama given Nobel to spur hopes of peace

Freedom New Mexico Well, President Barack Obama is not the first, shall we say, nonobvious and, indeed, rather eccentric choice by the Norwegian Nobel Committee to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Nobody knows exactly what guided the five-member committee selected by the Norwegian Parliament; deliberations are kept secret for 50 years. So, we can […]

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (AP) — President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to build momentum behind his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism. Obama said he was surprised and deeply humbled by the honor, and […]

Freedom newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize

CNJ staff A Freedom Communications newspaper in Mesa, Ariz., won a Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious award in journalism, for a five-part series that exposed how police protection suffered as Sheriff Joe Arpaio focused on efforts to combat illegal immigration.

Clovis man wins $50,000 lottery prize

CNJ staff Seturnino “Nino” Garduno of Clovis won $50,000 in a New Mexico Lottery scratch-off game, according to a release from the New Mexico Lottery Authority. Garduno purchased a “Diamond Dazzler” ticket last Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3280. After claiming his prize Wednesday at the state lottery office in Albuquerque, […]

Clovis man claims lottery prize

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — A Clovis man won the top prize in the New Mexico Lottery’s “$250,000 Money Maker” game. Travis Odell purchased the winning ticket Saturday at Llano Estacado Chevron at 660 E. Llano Estacado. Travis, a 48-year-old plant manager, and his wife Kymburly claimed the $250,000 prize Wednesaday at lottery headquarters in Albuquerque. […]

Dec. 24, 1947

Carl A. Hatch, New Mexico’s senior senator, spent the Christmas holidays in Clovis and said he did not believe that war was “inevitable.” … The home of Mr. and Mrs. C.N. (Buck) Barnes at 920 Mitchell won first prize in the annual Chamber of Commerce home decoration contest for Christmas. … Gus, Tom and all […]

Prizes for innovation not a new concept, but still effective

Freedom Newspapers Many Americans believe the only conceivable way for this country to develop viable independent energy sources is through government intervention — alternative-fuel mandates, fuel efficiency mandates, public transportation construction. But we would prefer to look to the creativity of the free market. What better way to unlock that creativity than to make a […]

Jan. 7, 1914

Curry County jackrabbits were being slain “goin’ and comin’” as local boys competed for a $15 prize, The Clovis Journal reported. Two ears were required to be counted as one kill. … County Sheriff Dick Moye announced he’d declared “war on all law violators” and was busy raiding saloons and gambling joints. … The newspaper […]

Holidays bring about nostalgia

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Whenever the yuletide season rears its evil head, I’m always reminded of my world-class journalistic enterprises. In fact, I get all teary eyed and go looking for Kleenex tissues with wintry scenes printed on them. Back in olden times I reported for the Denver Post, and my city editor, a […]