Lake Erie park site of many joyful memories

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Presque Isle State Park, which occupies the peninsula jutting from Pennsylvania out into Lake Erie, shallowest of the Great Lakes, is the site of many solid and joyful memories for me. The memories begin at about the age of four, and the most recent were formed a couple of weeks […]

Dominoes championships draw contestants to Texico

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Faye Keener of Portales grabs the dominoes to shuffle with a smile after she and her teammate Beverly Winn won a game of 42 during Friday’s warm-up for Saturday’s tournament at the Texico Senior Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Plenty of versions of dominoes may exist around the […]

Letter proves true Clovis man site discoverer

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Lois Leslie, formerly from Melrose, now living in Clovis, has asked me to kick-up the tourist business in Clovis by way of telling more drama about the Clovis Man Site that was found in Blackwater Draw in 1929, by Ridge Whiteman of Portales and Clovis, the father of my wife, […]

Class takes over dig site

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Students from Eastern New Mexico University work at a dig site that had been abandoned for the past 40 years. The students were part of a summer field class held at Blackwater Draw which ended on Friday. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico One dig site at Blackwater Draw, for […]

Clovis police launch new Web site

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Courtesy photo The new site showcases personnel, including biographies and photos, and explains community outreach . CNJ staff The Clovis Police Department launched a new Web site Friday in an effort to make department information more readily available to the public. According to a news release, the site offers improved navigation, enhanced search capability, news […]

Freedom Web site applauds libertarianism

Freedom New Mexico It’s hard to compete with the inauguration of a new president, but Freedom Communications is celebrating an inauguration of our own. This week, we launched a new political news and commentary Web site — www.freedompolitics.com — that aims to take the guiding editorial board principles of this company to the broadest possible […]

Students discover possible dinosaur fossil

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Mesalands Community College paleontology class has found a fossil that could be of a new form of Triassic reptile at an eastern New Mexico dig site. “I think that we have found a new form of aetosaurs,” said Axel Hungerbuehler, professor of Paleontology at Mesalands Community College. The […]

National Geographic remembers Roosevelt County

The National Geographic Magazine Web site features a photo taken in Roosevelt County in 1957. The photo, part of the site’s “Flashback” section, shows the effects of wind erosion on the sandy soil of the area. Roosevelt County Extension Agent Patrick Kircher is quoted in the caption of the photo. See it at: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/flashback/2008?image=9

Public notices available on Web

Freedom New Mexico Public notices from around New Mexico are now available on a single Web site: http://www.publicnoticeads.com/NM The site was set up by the state’s newspaper publishers through their trade group, the New Mexico Press Association. It

Legal ads have their own Web site

New Mexicans can now go to a single Web site to locate

Habitat needs volunteers for latest house

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity of Eastern New Mexico is ready to begin work on its seventh home with a work day Saturday. According to Executive Director Joyce Davis volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. Saturday at the home site at 313 E. Kaywood in Portales to remove trees and prepare the site for […]

NMDOT Releases new traveler’s information site

What do you think of our new look?

In case you haven’t noticed, our Web site has a new look today.

Changes on the way

Changes are coming to the Clovis News Journal Web site, beginning Monday.

Amanda R. takes a beating

A message from “Terminator Brilliant” appears on The Bachelor TV show’s Web site suggesting Clovis-born Amanda R. will not be a winner:

Get well, Jaden

This week’s player of the week, for posting a comment on our Web site that reflects the views of many, is “Clovissite.”

Nice play, ‘Allshookup’

This week’s player of the week award — for a Web site comment that we suspect summarizes the views of most Clovis High sports fans — goes to “Allshookup.” The topic was a nail-biting state-championship basketball game.

Remembering Bubba Jennings

Mike Higgins, who writes a regional sports blog for our Web site, has e-mailed with an answer to a reader’s question about Clovis basketball legend Bubba Jennings.

Player of week award goes to …

The player of the week, honored for leaving a Web site comment that enlightens, inspires or just captures our interest, goes to … … Cloviscraig, a regular contributor. We liked his thoughts related to the 2007 homicide of Emmett Salisbury, who officials said may have been killed because of alleged ties to illegal drugs. “If […]

Player of the week: Peloton

Each Monday, Editors’ Notebook selects a player of the week to honor the author of a Web site comment that strikes us as particularly witty, insightful or eye opening.