Old-timers should be consulted

I recently came across the following in a U.S. government publication: “Realistically, livestock are the primary practical tools for altering vegetation on rangelands because of environmental concerns about herbicides and the high costs of treating vast acreages of rangeland.” The story described a “recent development” called “conservation grazing,” and said it had “resulted in a […]

Our people: Mayhem on her mind

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Donita Massy Privett: Courtesy photo Darynda Jones of Portales enjoys writing characters who people are interested in reading about. Portales resident Darynda Jones has been writing toward publication for nine years. She realized her goal when on Feb. 1 her first book “First Grave on the Right” was published. The book, the first of a […]

Six Hounds honored by publication

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior placekicker Taylor Cannon has been chosen to the second-team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region IV football squad. Cannon, from Los Lunas, finished third in the Lone Star Conference in scoring with 84 points, making 45-of-46 extra points and 13-of-18 field goals. He was also third […]

School board plans to update publication policy

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board plans to introduce an updated school publications policy in next month’s meeting. The student publications policy has been a topic of discussion following community concerns when Clovis High School’s Plainsman yearbook featured photos of two lesbian couples in a section on relationships this spring. The […]

Student publication policies on meeting agenda

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Policies for student publications will be discussed at Tuesday’s Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting. Board Clerk Jelayne Curtis said the issue was a student publications issue, and could cover either the Plainsman yearbook or the Purple Press newspapers. No action will be taken on changing student publications […]

Student publication policy faces revision

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It is a question that Clovis High School English teacher Carol Singletary poses to many of her students: If a story is published, who will it help and who will it hurt? As an adviser for the student newspaper, Purple Press, Singletary believes students should be able to answer […]

Farmer’s Almanac never gets old

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Ed and Yvonne McPeak of Farwell have had a garden 11 of the 13 years they have lived at their home in Farwell, using the Old Farmer’s Almanac all but one year to plant crops. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ STAFF WRITER Many farmers swear by it. Local stores can’t seem […]

School board revamping newspaper policy

By Darrell Todd Maurina Future editors of the student newspaper at Clovis High School won’t face prior review of their articles by the school principal and students will be allowed to produce “an underground student press” if a proposed policy is approved. The new policy — which calls for prescribed time and place distribution rules […]