Forecasting requires short memory

We humans wonder about the future — ours and everyone else’s. The hunger for a glimpse of what might/possibly/probably happen sends people to all kinds of prognosticators. Those eager to attempt answers to questions about the future have been around for a gazillion years. Fortune tellers with crystal balls, palm readers and numerous other “advisers” […]

Starting business requires research, investigation

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business January is “National Maybe I Will and Maybe I Won’t Month.” This is very appropriate for anyone who is considering starting their own business! For anyone leaning toward “maybe I will,” those famous words of Henry Ford ring true: “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” Nothing […]

Education feature: Superintendent requires advanced placement classes

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File photo Clovis Christian School Superintendent Ladona Clayton requires all high school students to take advanced placement classes. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School’s new superintendent spent her first 21/2-months on the job revamping. Among Ladona Clayton’s targets — college readiness programs, professional development for teachers, the evaluation process and even the […]

Cattle trucking requires more than just driving

Years ago we had a cattle truck. My husband was the driver and I was his “booking agent.” Fall, of course, was our busy time. Every rancher who called asked the same question: “Can he be here at daylight?” Naturally, I said he could. There was a slight problem. He drove by himself, so he […]

Community makes man’s dream possible

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Peter Taylor, left, of Clovis and his case manager Jason Jouett listen Thursday as ENMRSH team members go over issues concerning the home that he will be moving into next month. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Peter Taylor had to overcome more obstacles than most to own a home. […]

Fun requires little mileage

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist It was not so long ago that we could wake up on a Saturday morning and say to each other, “Wow, what a great day. Let’s check the Inet and see what’s going on in Albuquerque.” Those days are gone — perhaps for good, certainly for this summer. Last weekend, […]

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, […]

Sept. 11, 1923

With the arrival and installation of 14 mail boxes, the Clovis post office announced an early-morning mail collection would be made every day, including Sundays and holidays. … County Agent E.C. Hollinger was driving a new Chevrolet car. … White Swan Pork and Beans claimed to be “Better than the law requires” in a Clovis […]

No celebrations planned for taxes

Freedom Newspapers Saturday marked Tax Freedom Day for New Mexico residents, according to the non-partisan tax-education organization Tax Foundation (www.taxfoundation.org). Tax Freedom Day marks the day we’d be done paying taxes if we gave all our earnings to the government until we satisfied our annual tax debt. For the average American, that day falls on […]