Player of the week: Flyrealtor

The first winner of our “Player of the Week Award” for leaving a witty, responsible and/or helpful viewpoint on our Web site is “Flyrealtor.” She weighed in on a debate about cleaning up Clovis. “I have a great idea,” she wrote. “Just reroute 60/84 through Llano Estacado. Then no one will have to see houses […]

Gotta love looking up

What do you love about Clovis? “I love the sky here,” Darlene Cunningham reports. “I am from Montana, which is touted as ‘Big Sky Country,’ but it’s obvious to me that they haven’t been in New Mexico.” • • • Who inspires you? Doug McGregor has an example for us all: “Right now I am […]

A kiss from Jezika

Who inspires you? Doug McGregor has an example for us all: “Right now I am getting a lot of inspiration from my granddaughter Jezika Freeman,” he wrote in an e-mail. Jezika was recently involved in a car wreck in Portales in which her husband was killed and she suffered severe brain trauma. “Every day we […]

Letter from jail

Editor David Stevens has received a letter from jail. See what he has to say about it: Falling, With Style

True love begins with triple

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” Janet Mason met her husband Rodney at a softball game. She smashed a triple and the rest is history. See Mason’s story on Editor David Stevens’ Web log: Falling, With Style

Drug court offers incarceration alternative

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Lawrence Baker knew he needed help to kick his drug habit. He found the structure and incentive he needed through the 9th Judicial Drug Court program. “I had tried to quit on my own before, through N.A. (Narcotics Anonymous),” Baker said. “But the steady regimen of (Drug Court) is what […]

Wildcats move to 20-0

The Clovis Wildcats moved to 20-0 Friday with a 78-65 win Friday at Artesia. Jaye Crockett led the top-ranked Wildcats with 23 points. The Lady Wildcats beat Artesia 52-32 at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Anteisha Brown led Clovis (8-12) with 14 points and Mariah Sena added 11. Other scores from Friday: Boys Elida 78, Fort Sumner […]

Rivalry in family

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what readers had to say: • I’m from New York so I’m loving it. I have a son-in-law who lives in Boston so we […]

Eli’s coming

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what readers had to say: • The Super Bowl will be worth watching (because of) the Eli Manning story.” – Bill Gaedke • “Nuts. […]

Tom who?

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what readers had to say: • “Nuts. Cowboys gone, Seahawks gone, football season is over. Might watch the commercials, though. … Who is Tom […]

A Giant hope

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what one reader had to say: • “I will be watching the Super Bowl even though the Packers did not make it this year. […]

If Tim Ashley were mayor …

Clovis’ mayoral candidate Tim Ashley on public access to government information: “During my tenure in public office I have historically supported and been an advocate for openness in government.” See what else he has to say on Editor David Stevens’ Web log, Falling, With Style

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, […]

City commission candidates — District 4

CNJ staff District 4 David Briseno Age: 51 Occupation: Educator Prior elected position: none • What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and how do you propose we get there? I personally would like to see the Hotel Clovis restored. However, I do understand that coming up with the capital to make […]

First person: Hank Baskett

Clovis native Hank Baskett recently finished his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles: On being back in Clovis: There’s no place like home. It’s always great to see friends and family. You can never get enough of friends and family. On being named special teams player of the year by the Eagles: It did help. […]

Favorite ornaments say a lot about you

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The story begins at Holland’s Christmas Shop and Nursery, in Lubbock. I was debating whether to buy the Lenox “Dorothy” ornament as an early Christmas present for my wife,who loves The Wizard of Oz. Having decided that this was worth it, I was standing in line behind a woman who, […]

Ben’s Bar-B-Q closes

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Aside from a big “Closed” sign taped to the door, Ben’s Bar-B-Q on Prince Street still looks open. Chairs and tables still populate the floor and a menu above the counter spells out items the restaurant has been serving for about 20 years. But the doors of the barbecue […]

One stuffed solution

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson James Laljer covered his 1974 Ford LTD with stuffed animals so his wife could find it in parking lots. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Everywhere he goes, people gawk and take pictures of his car. But James “Woodstock” Laljer didn’t cover his 1974 Ford LTD with stuffed animals to […]

What does God see when he looks at you?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist What do you think God sees when he looks at you? I didn’t ask what you think others see. I didn’t ask what you think you see when you look at yourself, but it’s an interesting question. We tend toward extremes. We might as well admit it. Most of […]

Encounter with Christ changes life

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I have watched all the presidential debates on television so far. The 2008 election campaign season has started early. In my lifetime I have seen, in person, three presidents: Dwight Eisenhower, George W. Bush and Harry Truman. I saw Harry Truman when I was a child. My parents attended a […]