Editorial: Community firefighters deserve thanks

Some 400 firefighters and dozens of other public safety folks from eastern New Mexico and west Texas stepped up to battle Sunday’s massive wind-driven fire that burned at least 17,000 acres of grasslands and three homes across Curry and Roosevelt counties. About 80 percent of those firefighters were volunteers — sales clerks, cowboys, railroad workers, […]

County road closure debated

Kevin Wilson Robert Snell stepped to the podium at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, having been afforded two minutes to speak his opinion on a proposed closure of Curry Road R. He wouldn’t need them. “I’m Robert Snell. I think you ought to keep the road open. Thank you,” Snell said, then returned to his seat […]

Armstrong last of heroes with integrity

Freedom New Mexico As heroes go, Neil Armstrong found himself in a spotlight like no other. A worldwide audience of 600 million watched their televisions 40 years ago Monday as he stepped from the lunar module Eagle and onto the moon’s surface. They hung on every word as Armstrong uttered his long-anticipated pronouncement, “That’s one […]

Stepped up enforcement for Memorial Day

State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety

Actor relates story of Friday night fight at Edd’s Bar

Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist This is a story a local actor named Fred told me. “It started as fun at Edd’s Bar north of Clovis. Playing pool, having a few beers, with three of my friends from the Caprock Amphitheater after a hard day of rehearsal. I was a young man then, not quite of […]