Ready for some Super Bowl?

Beginning Tuesday, our recommended Web site of the day will be related to the Super Bowl. Click on “More features” below to access the sites. If you can’t wait until Tuesday, our sister paper in Mesa, Ariz., has a site we’ll feature twice: Super Bowl • • • Remember when cnjonline.com readers used to complain […]

Publish your stuff

Remember when cnjonline.com readers used to complain that other readers would delete comments they posted below stories? Those days are mostly gone. Since changing the software we use to allow readers to comment – on Jan. 14 — not a single comment has been deleted from articles. We have deleted three posts to reader blogs, […]

Something to read

Read any good books lately? The “Librarian Recommends” feature below will ensure you answer that question in the affirmative the next time someone asks. Click on “More Features” to find the link. Our videographer is Tony Bullocks. • • • The Clovis News Journal introduced new tools for the Web site on Monday. The SiteLife […]

Comments, anyone?

The Clovis News Journal introduced new tools for the Web site on Monday. The SiteLife system allows readers to build their own blogs, share photos and more, but the main attraction is its commenting features. Our old system allowed readers to comment on stories, but it also allowed readers to delete comments for no reason […]

CNJ launches new Web site system

Today we launch new tools on our Web site. We call the system SiteLife. SiteLife allows readers to start their own blog and share photos. But the biggest change is tied to commenting on stories. We gave readers the ability to comment — anonymously — on stories, starting last year. Comments poured in. Sometimes they […]

McAlavy, ‘Family Circus’ top readers’ list

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico editor To our readers, You regularly check out Curry County Historian Don McAlavy’s column and most of you don’t care for Amy Alkon’s advice column. That’s what you told us in a recent survey published in the paper. We received more than 300 responses to the surveys, most telling […]

Press malfunction delays deliveries, limits color

Ray Sullivan: Publisher To our readers: Early this morning , major press problems occurred just as the night crew was printing today’s Portales and Clovis papers. It was soon followed by another mechanical problem, so we printed the papers in black and white for today. We apologize to our customers whose papers were delivered late, […]

Clovis News Journal offering free trial of online newspaper

CNJ staff Starting Monday, the latest issue of the Clovis News Journal is a mouse-click away. Freedom New Mexico is debuting its e-Paper feature, and is giving readers a 30-day free trial to test the online version of Freedom New Mexico’s three publications — the Clovis News Journal, the Portales News-Tribune and the Quay County […]

Web commenting blessing, curse

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Yes, I know the comments left by readers on our Web sites are sometimes unfair. I know some of the statements posted are probably not even true. And I know our Web site’s credibility has been called into question because we allow readers to say anything they want […]

Sept. 6, 1918

The Clovis Journal reported A.E. Signer, who had farmed southeast of Clovis for nine years, had “the best crops this year” that he had ever raised. … Secretary Rufus Jones of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce was asking area businessmen to be careful “in subscribing to the various war charities which are soliciting throughout the […]

Got comments? Share them with us

By David Stevens: Editor Cyberspace letters to the editor have never been easier. And you don’t have to sign your real name. No hostile comments are allowed. No obscene comments either. Readers can help decide what’s hostile or obscene. If you don’t like what somebody else has to say, just click twice and their opinion […]

Commentary: Libertarian was American original

By Brian Doherty: CNJ correspondent Most of the heroes of the American libertarian movement have been economists and academics. That scrappy gang fighting for the ideas at the heart of America’s founding — that government should be restricted to, at most, the protection of its citizens’ life, liberty, property, and ability to pursue happiness — […]

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 […]

Young readers tumble into a world of e-books

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A Cannon dependent prepares to let her pumpkin fly during the 2004 Pumpkin Launch. Cannon organizations and families can build catapult to launch their Halloween pumpkins and bring it to Doc Stewart Park beginning at noon Saturday to launch them. Janet Taylor-Birkey TumbleBook library, an e-book program offered at the Cannon library is a new […]

Readers not shy about talking back

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist One of the perks of writing a state column is so many readers are most generous with their advice. It is only minimally disconcerting that oft times such advice has to do with anatomical direction, pinpointing that area where I might “stick it.” Some of the advice, though, is so […]

Being proactive best in medical matters

By Clyde Davis: local columnist Anniversaries are important, and not just the kind that involve a marriage. The calendar helps us to mark the journey of our lives, and if we move through this unaware, it can still sneak up on us. For example, some folks feel an unexplained sense of sadness at a particular […]

‘Truth’ not necessarily based in fact

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist So apparently, we didn’t get the real story on Cindy Sheehan’s arrest. Some of you will recall that I wrote last week how Sheehan, the anti-war activist, showed up to President Bush’s State of the Union address wearing a T-shirt that referenced the number of Americans killed in Iraq. Capitol […]

Limited information helped place arrest in proper context

CNJ Editorial The newspaper came under fire last week from several readers disgusted by too much detail in our coverage of a Curry County commissioner’s felony-charge arrest by Clovis police. The readers believe we printed too much information and violated the privacy of a child of Commissioner Ed Perales. One felt the matter was private […]

Life lessons from the horse’s mouth

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Several weeks ago, we were able to vacation in Arizona, a trip that included not only the Grand Canyon but the beautiful red rock area around Sedona. Though we only spent a day in that town, I was able to obtain an exclusive interview with Charlie, the Red Rock riding stable […]

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 […]