Here’s who’s news

Have you read Lorrie Lynch’s “Who’s News Blog?” USA Weekend’s columnist writes about the celebrity news of the day: Who’s News Blog • • • Want to participate in questions and answers with the editors? Email us

Candidate forums coming up this month

CNJ staff Two minority organizations are hosting a candidate forum from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and League of United Latin American Citizens will host a question and answer forum with all municipal election candidates running for office, said […]

Wanna blog?

One of the features available on our new SiteLife feature on this Web site allows readers to start their own blog. Just click on the “Blog” button under the “Publish Your Stuff” section just to the right of Editors’ Notebook. Blogger “gottalovett” tells a funny story about chicken nuggets under the headline “Feelings … Nothing […]

Lady Cats win in OT

The Clovis Lady Wildcats need overtime to beat Roswell 41-37 Thursday in the first of the three-team Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. Antiesha Brown led Clovis with 15 points and Jadee Isler added 11. Look for Dave Wagner’s game report on the VarsityNow section of this page. Other scores Thursday: Girls Clovis Christian […]

Price is right

“New Mexico Stockman” humor columnist Glenda Price will be joining cnjonline.com beginning next month. The Mesilla Park woman writes about “country living.” She’s sort of a female Baxter Black. We plan to publish her column in our bi-monthly “Farm and Ranch” magazine in addition to the online slot. More details coming soon. • • • […]

Cannon numbers remain concern

Eastern New Mexico has lots of questions related to the numbers of personnel assigned to Cannon Air Force Base as it transitions into an Air Force Special Operations Command facility. Read about what we know on Editor David Stevens’ Web log Falling, With Style • • • Clovis’ Bill Zarges says he’s concerned about the […]

Ho, hum: Cats breeze again

The Clovis Wildcats improved to 17-0 with an 82-52 win over Borger. Jaye Crockett led the Wildcats with 27 points and Jaden Isler added 21. Clovis beat Portales 31-28 in a girls game. Antiesha Brown scored eight points and Jadee Isler added six as Clovis completed a season sweep of the Lady Rams. Go to […]

Area scoreboard

Scores from Friday night Boys Fort Sumner 74, Clovis Christian 51 Grady 54, Melrose 53 Muleshoe 54, Highland Park 45 Portales 61, Hatch Valley 52 Springlake-Earth 52, Bovina 48 Sudan 60, Farwell 54 Texico 47, Friona 45 Girls Clovis Christian 51, Fort Sumner 49 Melrose 39, Grady 35 Muleshoe 55, Highland Park 51 Springlake-Earth 62, […]

A first in Clovis’ future?

Clovis’ historian Don McAlavy reports Gayla Brumfield or Gloria Wicker would be the city’s first female mayor if either is elected in March – “as best my memory tells me,” he writes. “If you wait a while,” he adds, “you might discover a woman becoming president of the United States. But being the Republican that […]

Delaying vote on vocational issue wise choice

Like most area taxpayers, we’re not sure if Clovis needs a $12.5 million vocational institute for high school students. We do agree with Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm that voters need more information before they’re asked to make that decision. Seidenwurm has talked about needing a vocational school since her June 2005 arrival in […]

Blog from Cannon: Special Ops activated

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Lilliana Castillo Lt. Gen. Michael W. Wooley and Lit. Gen.Norman Seip stand at attention Monday as the national anthem is sung at the beginning of the change of command ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base. Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico’s Karl Terry is blogging live from Cannon Air Force Base this morning. He will also […]

Good questions not as memorable

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Some people say I ask too many questions. Can you believe that? A journalist asking a lot of questions? I don’t ask a lot of questions, do I? And if I do, what’s wrong with that? At school, even in college, we’re told: “The only stupid question is an unasked […]

Meetings Watch: New Mexico Environment Department

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer What: New Mexico Environment Department will host an informal community meeting in Clovis concerning the air permit for the proposed ConAgra Trade Group ethanol plant. When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., today Where: Bella Vista Elementary School, 2900 Cesar Chavez St. Who: NMED representatives will speak for 20 minutes followed by representatives […]

Crash witness amazed to find survivors

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Bryan Kos was planting wheat north of Melrose when the sounds of a low-flying helicopter caught his attention late Monday morning. As he watched, the chopper flew past him before crashing into a nearby maize field, he said. Jumping from his tractor and running toward the cloud of dust […]

Ethanol representatives address location question

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About 150 Clovis residents attend a presentation on the benefits of an ethanol plant being located in Curry County. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Ethanol Officials told an audience at the Clovis Civic Center Thursday night their proposed ethanol plant would create 50 new jobs, indirect jobs for truckers […]

Dear God, how could you let this happen?”

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist We’ve all had times when through our pain and tears we ask, “Dear God, where are you? How could you let this happen? How long can you stomach this kind of atrocity before you break in and do something to stop it?”   Maybe it’s a senseless mass murder […]

Hospital should be more open with community

Freedom Newspapers Plains Regional Medical Center officials have assured us there is nothing to worry about. Despite resignations this month from the Clovis hospital’s administrator and two longtime board members, despite a surprise inspection from the Health Department on Feb. 6 that was spurred by an unspecified complaint, we’re told the region’s largest hospital is […]

Legality of spy program deserves serious look

Freedom Newspapers President Bush’s administration has been conducting a full-court offensive to persuade Americans that the program of surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency without a warrant was not only legal but virtually obligatory after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The campaign is no doubt intended to soften public opinion in advance of […]

Every season should bring out thankful heart

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday. Christmas comes next and then Easter — which is the order of my favorite seasons. I suppose fall and all its colors of the changing season reminds me of life’s changes. We are not in one season for all the times of our […]

Tough questions indicate love of country

Helena Rodriguez In two days, we observe the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a horrid day plotted by suicidal madmen, an event that shocked the world and demanded justice. Instead of justice though, we have an unjustified war in Iraq, and now the dark shadow of Hurricane Katrina is hanging over […]