Sorry ’bout the tech difficulties

Yes, we know the Web site has been acting odd most of the day. We’re adding some new features and it looks like we’ll have some glitches to work through. We hope to have everything back to normal before Monday. • • • Rio Rancho pulled away for a 39-30 win over Clovis in a […]

San Jon church turns 100

The First Baptist Church of San Jon will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on June 1. A fellowship coffee will be served at the church at 9 a.m. that day, followed by a worship service at 10. The San Jon Community Center will host lunch at noon. • • • The New Mexico Environment Department […]

Lkvron has been banned

We’ve never banned anyone from commenting on our Web site stories, until Thursday. Comments from lkvron have been deleted and the user’s e-mail address has been blocked from future participation. I’m still trying to sort through the details, but a man called Thursday and said his e-mail address was being used for the comments and […]

Governor Bill Richardson official site

Governor Bill Richardson official site

‘Our Towns’ coming Feb. 29

The annual “Our Towns” special section is scheduled for publication on Feb. 29. This is a community introduction for newcomers, but also a reference for everyone who lives in the Clovis-Portales area. Content ranges from church listings to weather trends to suggestions for watching movies. Clovis News Journal Managing Editor Rick White coordinated coverage, with […]

Wall on the way?

We keep hearing rumors that the Vietnam Veterans Memorial known as The Moving Wall will be coming to Clovis this year. We’ll let you know more when we know more. Until then, here’s the Web site: The Moving Wall • • • Promotion for the 2008 Clovis Music Festival is under way. Check out the […]

Music to our ears

Promotion for the 2008 Clovis Music Festival is under way. Check out the new Web site: Clovis Music Festival

Something for sports fans

Mike Higgins’ sports blog is live on our Freedom New Mexico sites. He writes about high school, college and professional sports of local interest. You can find the feature under “Blogs” in the blue bar atop the Clovis News Journal home page or go to: Short Rutts • • • Clovis schools are celebrating their […]

She appreciates more than the music learned

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. And so editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Darlene Cunningham’s response: “Music has always been precious to me. Probably my favorite music teacher was my music teacher in high school. Her name is Robin Pederson. She always had time to […]

Rock and roll on line

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. And so our “Web site of the day” will be music related the rest of the week. Today’s site is Buddy Holly’s page at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: Buddy Holly • • • Editor David Stevens has received a […]

Ballot lists candidates, not ideology

Freedom Newspapers A critical drumbeat that Arizona Sen. John McCain isn’t “conservative” enough persists into a second week after Super Tuesday gave him a dominating lead for the Republican nomination for president. McCain is widely viewed as the presumption nominee with a commanding total of party convention delegates. But concerns about McCain’s true commitment to […]

Obama holds narrow lead, with N.M. caucus still undetermined

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Barack Obama held the narrowest of leads Tuesday over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in New Mexico’s Democratic caucus. With 69 of 184 precincts reporting, Obama had 48.2 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 47.9 percent, according to preliminary returns. New Mexico’s tight contest was a slice of a coast-to-coast […]

Looking ahead

Stories we are working on for Tuesday’s paper. • A fast-moving grass fire near Muleshoe • Coverage of the first day of a Cannon airman’s murder trial • Changes in I.D. requirements at border crossings • • • George L. Prothro, managing editor at the Clovis News Journal in the late 1960s, died at his […]

It’s gonna blow

Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for Clovis and Curry County, warns we’ll have sustained winds at 35 mph and gusts up to 50 mph throughout the day. Access his press release by clicking on “More features” below. • • • Here’s how Clovis’ Carolyn Spence responded to an editor’s question about the local […]

Ready for some Super Bowl?

Beginning Tuesday, our recommended Web site of the day will be related to the Super Bowl. Click on “More features” below to access the sites. If you can’t wait until Tuesday, our sister paper in Mesa, Ariz., has a site we’ll feature twice: Super Bowl • • • Remember when cnjonline.com readers used to complain […]

Wanna blog?

One of the features available on our new SiteLife feature on this Web site allows readers to start their own blog. Just click on the “Blog” button under the “Publish Your Stuff” section just to the right of Editors’ Notebook. Blogger “gottalovett” tells a funny story about chicken nuggets under the headline “Feelings … Nothing […]

CNJ launches new Web site system

Today we launch new tools on our Web site. We call the system SiteLife. SiteLife allows readers to start their own blog and share photos. But the biggest change is tied to commenting on stories. We gave readers the ability to comment — anonymously — on stories, starting last year. Comments poured in. Sometimes they […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Database of veterans available on Web site

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Library of Congress has a database to honor veterans of conflicts from World War I through present conflicts. Collections are stored at the Library of Congress and a searchable database of more than 44,000 names are also available online, according to the Veterans History Project Web site. The […]

Museum dedicates new signs, shelter

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Mary Ruth Gossett, center, points out a photo of Jim Warnica, right, to Rosemary Mathews of ENMU on one of the new interpretive signs dedicated Friday at the Blackwater Draw Site near Portales. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Early man and the way he likely lived got a […]

Commissioners impressed by Events Center progress

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Interim County Manager Lance Pyle, left, and County Attorney Stephen Doerr, center, take a tour Tuesday of the Special Events Center construction site led by DavTek Vice President Randy Kamradt. The county contracted DavTek to oversee the construction. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Bulldozers and earth-moving machines worked around […]