Overpass closure isolates businesses, residents

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Residents living and working south of the Hull Street Overpass said they feel somewhat isolated from the north side of Clovis since the overpass has been out. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On the south side of Clovis, a road leads up to the former — and future — […]

No fluff behind belly button article

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist With the economic news a bit on the gloomy side these days, I’ve been inspecting my navel a lot more as I’m sure you all have. Therefore I wasn’t surprised to see a story on belly button lint or fuzz on the newspaper Web page I was reading earlier this […]

County museum named for ‘Pappy’

By Don McAlavy Born in 1913 on the north side of the Running Water Draw near Pleasant Hill, Ardale “Pappy” Thornton started cowboying at age five by herding cows on horseback. When Pappy was old enough, he decided to try his hand at homesteading. Since there was no more homesteading land in Curry County, he […]

Fire damages Mesalands Community College building roof

Freedom New Mexico A fire at Mesalands Community College on Friday damaged a large portion of the roof on the west side of the building. Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said that the fire was reported at 8:53 a.m. Five fire units responded to the fire, which took two hours to extinguish. Mesalands’ Director of […]

Pet peeves reveal personal side

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist

U.S. shouldn’t support either side in Mideast

Freedom New Mexico As is so often the case with Middle Eastern conflicts, there are wheels within wheels in the current Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza strip, and a distinct shortage of reasons to cheer either side. The primary blame for the current conflict must lie with Hamas, a militant organization heavily subsidized by […]

Dec. 14, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Vineyard Chill by Philip Craig reveals the darker side of the off-season at one of America’s most illustrious vacation destinations as J.W. Jackson summons all his investigative skills to rescue two friends in trouble. The Cure Within: A History of Mind-body Medicine by […]

Farmers, cowboys look for the bright side of life

By Glenda Price There’s a famous cartoon. A cowboy’s horse is bucking across a rock pile interspersed with cactus. He’s lost his bridle reins – and his stirrups. He’s hanging upside down on the horse’s side with one hand on the saddle horn. His friend is loping toward him, looking worried. The cowboy in the […]

Museum showcases Petty, rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Buddy Holly is one of the featured photos on a mural at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum, located on the lower level of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The museum will have its grand opening Saturday. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Norman Petty is known […]

Survivor shares lighter side of the Great Depression

By Glenda Price People who grew up during the Great Depression have lessons for those of us born and raised in the years since. A few Depression survivors are still here, and they can teach us whippersnappers a great deal about self reliance, self control, neighborliness – and most important of all, survival skills. I’ve […]

You gotta love cowboys

Cowboys are not known for their romantic side. Glenda Price explains the cowboy way. Look for her column in the Opinion section. • • • Need a little inspiration? Try our quote of the day: Quotable

Zoo break-in reported

CNJ staff A break-in at the zoo appears to be the result of bored youth looking for a place to skateboard, zoo officials said. Hillcrest Park Zoo Director Herschel Arnold said Friday when employees discovered a full length cut in the 8-foot perimeter fence on the back side of the zoo, they quickly surmised skateboarders […]

Cause of Texico barn fire undetermined

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Texico volunteer firefighter J.R. McIntosh and Clovis Firefighter J.D. Hileman work side-by-side around 1 p.m. Monday to douse the inside of a barn on Florence Street in Texico. Texico Fire Chief Lewis Cooper said the cause of the fire is undetermined. No injuries were reported.

Zias prevail in double OT, improve to 8-3

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Defense dominated during a school-record seven-match winning streak for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team, which was broken Friday. Sunday, they showed they can win a different style of match. Forwards Samantha Lawrence and Hannah Dozier each scored twice, including the game-winner by Dozier in the second […]

Sept. 16, 1972

Zenith Sales and Service, located at 115 W. Grand, offered TV repair service on all makes and models of color TVs. … A demolition crew began tearing down the “cold storage” ice house on the south side of the railroad yards. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that burglars ripped a hole in the roof of […]

Attorney firing flap certainly not last battle for Bush, Congress

Freedom Newspapers As President Bush and the Democratic Congress head for a confrontation over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, it is possible to see some justice on both sides. It would be best if they reached a compromise, but both sides seem to be spoiling for a fight. The Senate and House judiciary committees […]

Officials: Storm spotters improve safety

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Storm spotters performed well on Friday night, according to local emergency preparedness personnel. Though the storm moved quickly through Roosevelt and Curry counties, a warning time of 15 to 20 minutes was available to the communities in its path. Roosevelt County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Keith Wattenbarger said spotters include volunteer […]

Local Roundup: Attempted abduction of 14-year-old fails

By CNJ Staff Two men attempted to abduct a 14-year-old girl Monday afternoon in Grady, according to a Curry County Sheriff’s Department press release. The girl told police she was walking to her grandmother’s house around 4 p.m. when two white men in a dark-colored, older model van attempted to abduct her, the release said. […]

Federal funding hinders scientific progress yet again

By Freedom Newspapers The recent finding that stem cells drawn from amniotic fluid rather than from human embryos might have induced a “timeout” from the ongoing politicization of the emerging field of stem-cell research. After all, the potential of stem cells to provide cures or treatments for a variety of diseases is still very much […]

Some things one must see to believe

By Bob Huber: Humor Columnist Before sunup each day, an east-west train rumbles through town while everyone sleeps. The engineer pulls a rhythmic whistle cord on the east side of town, and he doesn’t stop until he breaks out on the west side. By the time the last car chugs by the canning factory, everyone […]