a view from under the pew: the quivering red mountain

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the quivering red mountain boss when pastor leroybeetle preached […]

First car memories still fresh

By Kar Terry: Local columnist As a red-blooded American male I have no problem recalling the vehicles I’ve owned in my lifetime. Recently, as a part of an exercise in a Bible study, the class was asked to tell everyone what vehicle they first drove. The guys all quickly named off their first car, some […]

Friday morning briefing: Recreation, red shirts and summer vacation

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the dayRoy Walker Recreation Center is a local jewel that’s “In your backyard.” Check out our video. Grand Club Barry Elementary student Sterling Barth, 6, is getting a Grand Club Relay For Life T-shirt 6 p.m. today at opening ceremonies in Ned Houk […]

Area under red flag warning

CNJ staff A red flag warning is in effect for eastern New Mexico Tuesday. Relative humidity is 15 percent or lower with sustained winds of 20 miles per hour, with the National Weather Service warning of fire danger. A release from the NWS said winds will be strong enough to lift loose objects and interfere […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Reading, Red Cross and more snow

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Red Cross benefit A fundraiser at Fat Boys & More Barbecue Thursday from 5-8 p.m. features celebrity guest servers. You’ll have to go to find out what local celebs are waiting on you. Fat Boys says 10 percent of sales get donated to the American red Cross. […]

Transportation commission approves red-light camera policy

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Communities with red-light cameras installed on state roads have 60 days to remove them according to a policy passed Thursday by the State Transportation Commission. The commission unanimously voted to approve the policy during a meeting held at the Clovis-Carver Library’s North Annex. The commission was meeting in Clovis […]

First person: Santa’s coming to town

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jim Craven has donned a red crushed velvet suit and a matching red hat to fill Santa’s shoes for 11 years. Jim Craven has donned a red crushed velvet suit and a matching red hat to fill Santa’s shoes at Roden-Smith Pharmacy and about 40 other engagements during the Christmas […]

Flawed angels still messengers of God

On top of the entertainment center in our now-decorated living room, there sits an angel with a red dress, bare feet, and flyaway auburn hair which cascades over her shoulders. About 10 inches in size, and purchased at the after-Christmas sale two years ago, she quickly won my granddaughter’s heart and is, arguably, Mikayla’s favorite […]

Scriptures, like poetry, requires reading into symbolism

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Down here in Texas we tell Aggie jokes. Up around Minnesota, the Norwegians tell “Olie & Lena” jokes instead. In a recent “News from Lake Wobegon” segment, storyteller Garrison Keillor managed to incorporate a few of those. One caught the attention of the grandfather under my hat. As the […]

Red Cross seeking volunteers

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Scott Snyder had an emergency of sorts Wednesday. He had to get to Clovis, and the plane that would take him there from Albuquerque had mechanical problems at its previous airport. The emergency was solved simply, as Snyder arrived in time for a brainstorming session with local Red Cross […]

Lightning strikes fire station, restaurant

They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place but it struck twice in different parts of Clovis on Monday evening. A Clovis fire station was damaged and lightning was also blamed for setting Red Lobster’s sign on fire. Fire Chief Ray Westerman said the damage to Station 3 at Martin Luther King Jr. […]

March 29, 2009 On the shelves

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Rupert Red Two: A Fighter Pilot’s Life from Thunderbolts to Thunderchiefs by Jack Broughton was given by Phyllis and Gene Walker in memory of Sherman Williams. The story of the U.S. Air Force and some of its best-known aircraft is presented in terms of the […]

Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MST THIS EVENING. RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LOWER WITH SUSTAINED 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR […]

The Red Hat in a Grey Suit World

By Curtis K. Shelburne

Parade glows through Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Shirley Wolfenvarder and Charley O’Barney, 4, wave to parade spectators from the Clovis/Curry County 50-plus Olympics float in Saturday’s Christmas Light Parade. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Red, green and blue lights danced across little Darcee Thoms’ face as it peeked out of her hooded coat Saturday while […]

Museum, festival draws rock ‘n’ roll fans

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jay Parmenter of Clovis and a guide at the Norman Petty Recording Studio provides information about the control center Thursday afternoon during one of the scheduled tours of the studio during the Clovis Music Festival. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Laser pointer in hand, Kenneth Broad pointed to several […]

Red Ryder gone, but not forgotten

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Editor’s note: This was the first column Don McAlavy wrote for the Clovis News Journal. In 1965, Vora Hartley had purchased the old Westward Ho Motel on First Street in Clovis. She had hired friends of mine, Tom and Celine Yelverton, to manage the place. I was single back then […]

‘Red flag’ means fire danger

You’ve seen the warning: “Red flag conditions.”

Grady gas station gone

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Red Rock Oil Co. on Monday removed its fuel pumps in Grady, leaving the northern Curry County village without a fueling station. The nearest place to buy fuel is San Jon or Clovis, more than 30 miles away. Red Rock Oil owner Darrell Cook said he reluctantly shut operations […]

Red flag warning issued for area

CNJ STAFF The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for southeastern New Mexico, including Curry and Roosevelt counties, from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 8 p.m. Friday. Strong winds and low humidity are expected, leading to high fire danger, according to the NWS. The NWS also has issued a […]