Cannon numbers remain concern

Eastern New Mexico has lots of questions related to the numbers of personnel assigned to Cannon Air Force Base as it transitions into an Air Force Special Operations Command facility. Read about what we know on Editor David Stevens’ Web log Falling, With Style • • • Clovis’ Bill Zarges says he’s concerned about the […]

Smirk be gone

Portales’ Wendel Sloan says he’s looking forward to watching the Super Bowl on Feb. 3: “Definitely, to see Tom Petty (halftime entertainment) and for the outside chance of seeing the secret smirk wiped off the Patriots’ faces.” • • • Want to participate in question-and-answer sessions with the editors? Email us We’ll provide the questions. […]

One day left to donate

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is $43,285 short of reaching its fundraising goal of $521,714, according to a press release issued Thursday. The campaign ends today. To contribute, call 769-2103 or go to United Way of Eastern New Mexico • • • From the “Cat person-als” feature in the January-February newsletter of Sundance […]

One vote yes on Sunday alcohol sales

Another view on Sunday alcohol sales at Clovis restaurants, from Gerald Majewski, via e-mail: “Should have happened a long time ago. … That way, people in Clovis would stay here and have a glass of wine/beer with their meals instead of driving out of the state to acquire them.” • • • Rube Render is […]

Mayor candidate addresses public access

Rube Render is one of three mayoral candidates who have responded so far to an e-mail from Editor David Stevens about public access to governmental records. In response to the question, “In general, when is it OK to keep secrets from the taxpayers?” Render replied: “It is OK to withhold information from the public when […]

One vote no on Sunday alcohol sales

Count Clovis’ Christian Heller among those opposed to Sunday alcohol sales at Clovis restaurants. “I am not for prohibition, just some moderate limitation,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Not every person tolerates alcohol in the same manner. Some metabolize it differently. But it still has the same effect on the brain. Six days are plenty.” […]

One vote for Sunday alcohol sales

Wendel Sloan has this to say about Clovis’ March 4 election regarding Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants: “I don’t see why Sundays should be treated differently than any other day. What if my religion held Friday nights to be sacred? Would Clovis residents give up Friday night lights for my beliefs?” • • • Want […]

Beer with Sunday meal OK

Clovis’ Jeff Greene is in favor of a proposal that would allow city restaurants to sell alcohol on Sundays. “People with drinking problems are going to buy enough on Saturday to last them through Sunday anyway,” he wrote in an e-mail. “We should be able to buy a beer or a glass of wine with […]

Now for the latest press releases …

The latest addition to the Editors’ Notebook is a section for press releases. We’ll post releases with local news ties just as we receive them, minus any private contact information. Today we’ve posted releases from the district attorney, Sundance Cat Sanctuary and others. Click on “More Features” below to access “Press Releases.” • • • […]

A Greyhound headed for the Super Bowl?

Need someone to root for now that the football seasons have ended for the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and Clovis’ Hank Baskett? The San Diego Chargers have a local connection. Running backs coach Matt Simon earned four letters as a linebacker at Eastern New Mexico University in the 1970s. He’s a member of the ENMU […]

Pet of the day: Lillie Pearl

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Name: Lillie Pearl About:Lillie is a 12-week-old Boston terrier. She is named for my best friend’s Aunt Lillie who shot a man with her pearl-handled Smith and Wesson pistol on the shipping docks in Houston. Owner: Rhonda Stevens

Nov. 4 Anniversaries

Graham Jake and Tommie Graham of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 3, 2007, at the Clovis Civic Center. The celebration was hosted by their family. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1957, in Clovis. They have two children and three grandchildren. He is retired from civil service at Cannon Air Force Base. She […]

Proposed database small step forward

By Freedom Newspapers Googling for government contracts may never become the hottest pastime on the Internet, we’ll admit. But we still see promise in last week’s passage by the U.S. Senate of S-2590, the 2006 Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, which mandates the creation of a searchable database, free to the public, of federal […]

Local Guardsmen volunteer for border

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A handful of Clovis National Guardsmen wait for word they will head south to support U.S. border patrols. As of yet they are unsure when or where they will go, but they have begun volunteering for the detail, according to Sgt. 1st Class Terry Stevens, public information officer for […]

Miller, Peggy

Peggy Miller, 74, died Monday, March 6, 2006, in Hurst, Texas. She was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Paris, Texas, the oldest child of Harrison and Glessie Drake. She graduated from Clovis High School as valedictorian and from Eastern New Mexico University and received her master’s degree in reading from the University of North Texas. […]

Military feature: Guard making changes

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The National Guard units in Clovis and Portales hope to double in size in the next two years. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Plans are in place that would change the duties of Army National Guard units based in Clovis and Portales over the next two years, from air defense […]

Author visits area elementary students

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James Bickley Elementary fourth grader Andres Garza plays a pot belly pig as interaction with author Susan Stevens Crummel during a her presentation at the school Friday. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Her granddaughter refers to her simply as “book.” It isn’t too difficult to understand why: Susan Stevens-Crummel is the […]

Blog, blog, blog: CNJ editor goes online

David Stevens I like Dylan as much as Tom T. Hall. I like rain and snow and people with passion. I don’t like mornings much. My all-time favorite movie is “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” but “Hud” is a close second and “Toy Story” is a close third. I love a good quote, a […]

Reporter’s notebook: Resident recalls favorite prank

Clovis’ Harold Burris was asked to report the best April Fools’ prank he’s witnessed. This was his response: “My favorite is one that flourished in the Kansas City area in the l970s (and I have used it in the Clovis area since l991). “Someone would leave a call slip on the desk of the “victim,” […]

BRAC Q&A, part 4

The Base Realignment and Closure process begins this month with the announcement of BRAC commission members. The committee is charged with recommending military installations for closure or realignment. The Clovis News Journal is publishing a daily Q&A on BRAC-related issues. If you have a question, please submit it to Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com Q […]