‘Lorax’ worth watching

T his column is definitely not a movie review column. The editors rightly expect me to be more creative than simply reviewing events, and anyway, most of the movies in my life have to be suitable for a 7 year old. Add to that the fact that, when I run into regular readers, which is […]

Western shows full of cliches

I think one of the reasons I love Westerns of both the big screen and television variety is that they’re so predictable and loaded with clich

Curry County Cats preparing to start second season

Kevin Wilson The sophomore enjoys a higher standing than a freshman, not just for age-based reasons. The sophomore has, in the words of Stevie Wonder, “been through the storms, through the cold and rain.” But just some things are still the same, as the Curry County Cats move into their second season as a semi-pro […]

Caroling group cancels season

Due to medical reasons, the Christmas caroling group Joni’s Sandia Carolers will not be performing this season, family members said. The group has in past years sung at retirement homes and other places on request. The group was created in 2000 when Anthony, who was disabled in a car accident in 1995, wanted to give […]

Reasons to give thanks aplenty

By Wendel Sloan: FNM columnist I usually find the inspirational sayings and dewy-eyed images in friends’ Facebook postings somewhat schmaltzy. However, a recent photo of the emaciated arm of an African child being grasped by an American aid worker with the caption, “You are living her dream life,” did sink in. Like most, I often […]

Jury relied on proof, not ‘knowing’

For reasons that will soon be obvious, I can’t tell you that I knew this was going to happen. But I had a pretty good idea. The alert flashed around noon that the verdict on Casey Anthony was 15 minutes away. The next 15 minutes saw funny comments, boring comments and the most offensive comment […]

Vote no on jail, courthouse

On Nov. 2, thoughtful voters have plenty of reasons to vote against the $33 million judicial complex that Curry County officials want. We believe they should vote no on the two tax issues that will be on the ballot, for these reasons, among others: • The jail’s poor construction is not why prisoners keep leaving […]

Easter a time to celebrate resurrection

Freedom New Mexico For reasons having more to do with modern secular culture and commerce than religious significance, Christmas is more elaborately celebrated. But for believing Christians, Easter is the centerpiece of the faith. It marks the improbable miracle that God’s messenger in human form was killed by the agents of the powers of this […]

Hounds win exhibition tilt

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound guard Tralyn Harden creates in the lane in the first half. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds gave a lot of reasons to be optimistic early in Wednesday’s scrimmage at Greyhound Arena. The New Mexico All-Stars responded with a few reasons for the […]

Gospel helps us be right with God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist I write and preach a lot about grace. More than a few reasons lie behind that fact. The most obvious is that I need a lot of grace myself. But the next is also true: God’s grace is so amazing that nothing else is worthy of our focus. The […]

Police identify homicide victim

CNJ staff A 37-year-old Clovis man is the city’s first homicide of the year. Clovis police Wednesday identified Clifford Webber as the victim found in a vacant house on 14th Street. His death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy performed by a state medical examiner. Police responding to a report of a man stabbed […]

Thanks, for many reasons

By Anita Doberman Tis’ the season to be jolly, and to count our blessings. Here, in no particular order of importance, are the ‘real’ important things I am thankful for.

Nov. 23, 2008 Honor Rolls

Due to privacy reasons, not all names may be included. Highland Elementary 6TH GRADE HONOR ROLL Jeremiah Baker, Karlie Bojorquez, Delicia Garcia, Sarena Garcia, Gabriella Loniewski, Robert Macias, Kasia Olguin, Jazemine Perez, Annabelle Robles, Arik Yeager, Dakota Grummer, Monica Danner, Zach Hays A/B HONOR ROLL Alex Bruening, Stephanie Gulley, Sam Hopkins, Gabrielle Johnson, Kevin Perry,Alicia […]

Many reasons to doubt rosy Iraq assessment

Freedom New Mexico During his State of the Union message, President Bush argued that his new tactics in Iraq — sending 30,000 additional troops and having them operate actively in neighborhoods rather than return to secure bases each night — “have achieved results few of us could have imagined just one year ago.” There is […]

County fair has much to offer

By Clyde Davis: Columnist It’s time to think about the Curry County Fair. In the area of “things kids would rather not discuss,” this also means the beginning of the school year, but in balance of that fact, many children are beginning to grow weary of summer anyway. My love affair with county fairs dates […]

Bedbugs bite nobly in pursuit of world peace

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist TUCUMCARI — New York City is being eaten alive — literally — with a bedbug epidemic. Yes, those infamous creepy creatures of nighttime rhyme have infested the Big Apple, where they’ve been chewing their way through town worse than those squirmy worms depicted in cartoons. Alas, you may ask, why […]

Taos coach has many local ties

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant Parents from Tucumcari, a sister from Portales, an aunt and uncle from Amarillo, friends from Lubbock — the roster of Rick Apodaca supporters was certainly impressive when the Taos basketball team took the court Friday against Clovis. But Apodaca, a former assistant in Portales before taking the Taos head coaching […]

Candidate: Leadership means empowering others

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of five interviews with the finalists for the Clovis Municipal School Superintendent position: Andy Sweet is a former Clovis High School principal and current Clovis High math teacher. Q: What qualifies you for the superintendent position? A: Nearly 20 years in education, and serving very successfully in a variety […]

Believing lies, long negotiations is our best hope

Editorial Perhaps the best that can be hoped for from a set of meetings between North Korea and the five other countries with the most direct interest in it — China, South Korea, Japan, the United States and Russia — is a prolonged period of negotiation in which all sides pretend to believe elaborate lies, […]

Limbaugh trying to rationalize a war

By Tibor Machan Every time I drive to school, I listen to Rush Limbaugh for about five minutes. It is cultural anthropology for me more than an interest in his latest ridicule of Daschle & Co., although I sympathize with that. Last time I tuned in, Limbaugh was trying hard to explain away the fact […]