Jerrica’s first day out


CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Seven-week-old Jerrica was made available for public viewing for the first time Tuesday at Hillcrest Park Zoo. Jerrica, who was born at the zoo, was placed in exhibit next to her mother, Jael. Assistant Zoo Director Mark Yannotti said, “I’ve never seen it this busy in all of my 26 […]

Baby giraffe’s debut still on hold


CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Public viewing of a baby giraffe born last week at the Hillcrest Zoo remains on hold, Clovis Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell said Monday. CNJ staff Public viewing of a baby giraffe born last week at the Hillcrest Zoo remains on hold, Clovis Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell […]

Ticket feature: Artist’s life retrospective available for viewing at CCC


Courtesy photo Local artist Ginnie Seifert’s work is on display at Clovis Community College’s Eula Mae Edwards Museum in May and June. Her exhibit is titled, “Celebrating 35 years.” Freedom New Mexico Ginnie Seifert’s 35-year retrospective celebration of her life can be seen hanging on the walls of the Eula Mae Edwards Museum at Clovis […]

“The New Deal” art treasures viewing and discussion


Commit to be reasonable Nov. 4

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Monday morning was pretty much the routine. A bowl of cereal more suited for my future children, a quick viewing of TV news and a visit to the Internet for my e-mail and social networking site checks. Add disappointment to the routine. A MySpace bulletin from a college […]

The mating game: Prairie chicken known for colorful ritual


A male lesser prairie chicken used the rock he’s on top of as part of his mating display Saturday. A hen checks him out in the background. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A crescent moon shines above the pre-dawn eastern horizon as a passenger van pulls to a stop on a […]

‘Believe in Me’ tickets selling fast


CNJ staff More than half of the VIP tickets for the sneak preview of “Believe in Me” have been sold, according to Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Jenni Gee. “As of 2:11 p.m. (Monday),” Gee said, “we have sold 393 tickets out of the 600 available.” The tickets, which went on sale at 8 […]

Astronomy Day offers daytime glimpse of stars


Charity Stroud, 3, left, Cassandra Zsidi,14, back left, and Christian Jones, 10, play a solar system game Saturday during Astronomy Day at Clovis-Carver Public Library. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Some trickled in after browsing through stacks of books at the library; some thought of it as the perfect […]

‘HYPE’ to counter Moore film

By Mike Linn: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College officials are inviting students to view a movie on Monday that contradicts Fahrenheit 9/11, the anti-Bush film shown Thursday that garnered numerous calls from students, teachers and community members who thought the viewing was in poor taste. FahrenHYPE 9/11, which challenges filmmaker Michael Moore’s anti-Bush documentary, […]

Showing of anti-Bush film by CCC professor creates stir

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A Clovis Community College instructor who invited students to an on-campus viewing of the movie Fahrenheit 9/11 has created a buzz among students who felt the viewing was in poor taste. English instructor Paul Nagy said he showed the movie, a documentary highly critical of President Bush’s administration, to […]