Heavenly neighbor gets closer; Mars makes closest approach in 60,000 years

When Carol Nash of Ranchvale looks at the night sky, she is awed by its enormity and complexity. “When you just think about the solar system and how the Earth is tilted just right to make the seasons and all these objects out there doing their thing, it’s just kind of amazing,” she said. “You […]

Answers to complaints sometimes difficult

Two Clovis News Journal readers complained last week about items published in the police blotter. They felt the information provided was too specific. Our blotter is published three to five times per week, depending on the availability of space and staff. Items typically describe incidents that area law enforcement officers consider criminal, but our blotter […]

Google lets users tailor news to interests

By Tom DiFrancesca Lots of newsworthy events have occurred this past week. Sometimes it’s hard to keep with up everything going on — locally, nationally and worldwide. That’s when Google really comes in handy. I’ve spoken with lots of folks lately, and they have narrowed down their breaking news resources, to one Web site: news.google.com […]

Cool spell a welcome bit of relief

By Janet Bresenham On Sunday afternoon, Clovis and Curry County residents finally experienced a slight break in the weather, with a cloud cover that brought sprinkles of rain and cooler temperatures. After days of unrelenting, triple-digit temperatures and sweltering summer sun, the cool-off provided welcome relief. According to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, Sunday’s […]

Cats’ Seefeld getting look in front of scouts

CNJ STAFF LONG BEACH, Calif. — Clovis High senior Jason Seefeld is the only New Mexico player participating in the 17th annual Area Code Baseball Games this week. Seefeld, a shortstop-pitcher for the Wildcats, has been playing shortstop this week for the Cleveland Indians, one of nine teams participating in the week-long circuit at Long […]

Newspaper T.V. guide sees change

CNJ Staff Clovis and Portales TV watchers will see some changes in their newspaper television inserts beginning today. The size will decrease from 28 to 24 pages each week and all inserts, whether placed in the Clovis News Journal or the Portales News-Tribune, will carry listings for Cox Communications in Clovis, ComCast in Portales, and […]

Back to school so soon?

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Sandra Beaulieu shows clothes to her daughter, Hanna Flatow, 9, both of Clovis, as the two look for back-to-school deals on Saturday at the North Plains Mall. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Helena Rodriguez Three words children most dread to hear each summer have begun flashing across TV screens and are now posted at local […]

Rodeo tradition runs in family

By Jack King Rodeoing runs in Tuf Cooper’s family. His dad, Roy Cooper, has won eight world championships, including one all-around title. His brother-in-law, Trevor Brazil, won the world all-around title last year and is first in Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association this year in steer roping. His uncle, Stran Smith, has made it to the […]

Readers comment on movie, and a star

By David Stevens The newspaper receives a lot of anonymous letters. Usually, I read them and throw them away. We almost never publish unsigned letters. We even have a rule against publishing them. So what happens when an anonymous writer provides information that’s essential to our readers? I break the rule, of course. This letter, […]

Clovis woman embarks on mission trip to Mexico

By Gary Mitchell Kizzy Vigil says Mexico changed her life. Maybe it was the day Vigil spent with the medical team. “The medical team consisted of two doctors and a dentist who would travel to different clinics to provide free health care,” she said. “I went along with the medical team on Wednesday to be […]

Old newspapers recall good ol’ days

By David Stevens A Clovis woman brought several old newspapers into the Clovis News Journal office last week. She didn’t want to throw them away, and thought someone might enjoy the look back in time. Six of the papers were from Clovis High School in the 1959-60 school year. Here are a few of the […]

Girls to have firsthand experience in politics

By Janet Bresenham Six Clovis High School girls will have a firsthand chance next week to learn more about their country and its government, as well as delve into the world of politics. On Sunday, the students — who will be seniors next year — will travel to Socorro for a week to participate in […]

Web great to promote business

By Tom DiFrancesca In last week’s column, I wrote about a couple of Internet success stories, and I asked for my readers to send in their own. I did receive one this week, from Mr. Robert Schriefer of Cincinnati, Ohio. He’s a loyal reader and receives my column each week through a subscribable mailing list. […]

Handling complaints

By David Stevens I received a complaint on Sunday from a Clovis High School band parent. She wanted to see a news report about the band’s recent success in a California competition. We knew about the band’s success and a reporter was assigned to write a feature on that topic for last Thursday’s education page. […]