Press release: Spring 2011 forecast includes more wild weather

State College, Pa. — 3 March 2011 — AccuWeather reports the AccuWeather.com forecast for Spring 2011 calls for more wild weather for the U.S. The biggest concerns center around expectations of an active severe weather season, the spreading of a severe drought and a high wildfire danger, and, as always, threats for flooding. Paul Pastelok, […]

Paying attention makes life enjoyable

Spending time up at the Caprock, scouting for a place to make a Project WILD fieldtrip. (That is a classroom-based, project-focused ecology curriculum), we came upon a forensics situation. Nothing to excite CSI Miami fans; this would be more appropriate to Animal Planet. Still, it starts one’s mind turning in several directions. Peering over the […]

Hounds, Angelo split wild twin bill

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Evidently, the Angelo State Rams don’t take kindly to blowing a seemingly insurmountable lead. In the definition of a “wild” Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University scored eight runs in the top of the seventh — the last four with two out — to […]

March 8, Letters to the Editor

Open burning needs to be addressed The Clovis News Journal recently published two stories regarding grass fires.Both articles missed great opportunities to do something to curb the occurrence of grass/wild fires in our area.Open burning of refuse has been banned by state regulations since 2004. Why? Because a major portion of today’s wastes contain plastic. […]

‘Girls Gone Wild’ stops in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield The Girls Gone Wild bus, parked in front of Portales bar Goober McCool’s, heralds the production team’s arrival Tuesday night. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Hundreds of students from Eastern New Mexico University and other area residents flooded Portales’ Goober McCool’s on Tuesday night, drawn by the “Girls Gone […]

Wild mustang makes Clovis ‘home’

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Josephus, or “Little Joe” is a 2-year-old mustang recently adopted through the Bureau of Land Management’s Internet wild horse adoption program. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It’s hard to tell who adopted who, the human the horse or the horse the human, but one thing’s for certain — Josephus […]

Pet of the day: Cocoa

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Name: Cocoa About: Cocoa is an adult Hog Island Boa. Hog Island Boas are extinct in the wild and only found in captivity. I have had her for about six years and she is around 7-feet long. She is very strong and generally sweet though she gets restless when it’s time to eat and you […]

Tumbleweed carried message to Texas

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist In the year of 1903 Tom Brown, a young man of about 22 years, boarded a train for New Mexico’s lonely prairies. Now Tom really did not know just where he was going or what he was going for. He had heard of the wild and woolly west, and something […]

Music says much about personality

By Clyde Davis: Columnist During the summer between my second and third years of seminary, I was living in the single men’s dorm, remaining on campus, since one of the ways I kept the bills paid was to contract rough carpentry and painting work. Everyone, it seemed, was on the opposite end of the theological […]

Pesky pigs pose problem

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MCT photo: Rodger Mallsion By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Jimmy Tivis uses his gun to deal with feral pigs. The alfalfa and wheat farmer, who owns 800 acres in Floyd, spots the animals roaming across his land in groups of eight to 10. “I kill them every time I see them,” Tivis said, not […]

Thanksgiving not only about eating

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Is there anybody out there who wishes, at this time of year, for wild rice stuffing? C’mon, anybody out there? I don’t mean the type that comes in a box, taking only a few minutes to make. I mean the kind my mom used to make, from the slow-cooking rice. […]

Mexican wolves may benefit from scaleback

Freedom Newspapers If at first you don’t succeed … change the parameters and ask for more time or money. That often seems the unofficial motto of federal officials, who rather than admit defeat in some quixotic quest, simply redefine the mission and the benchmarks of success. Federal agencies and private advocacy groups backing the reintroduction […]

Internet hunting shameful practice

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist New Mexico has the darker side of the wild, wild west in a headlock with her stubborn refusal to outlaw the barbarian practice of drugging chickens, strapping razors to their claws and letting them fight to death under the guise of sport. Cockfighting it’s called. Could anything be dumber? Well, […]

6/3 amos: a rodeo comes to bugtussle

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t work the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. a rodeo comes to bugtussle boss whoever first spoke or sang – i love a parade – must have been misquoted i […]

Coyotes reminder that West still wild

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist I’m not going to choose sides when it comes to ranchers and coyotes. That’s another one of those political hot potatoes. Let’s just say I admire the coyote for expanding its range despite being shot, trapped, poisoned and dodging the growth of civilization across the North American continent. The first […]

Spring brings memories of meals past

By Grant McGee Do you think we’re going to have an early spring? I was driving on Manana Boulevard the other day and I thought I saw a hint of green in the globe willows in that neighborhood. The mild weather got me thinking about groundhogs, prairie dogs and other critters. Groundhog Day has come […]

the great bugtussle rodeo

Gary Mitchell and amos: A view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t work the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. boss whoever first spoke or sang – i love a parade – […]

Animal rights protesters object to circus

(Left to right) Shyane Maestra, Shelly Weir and Christina Dryden protest what they say is animal cruelty going on at the Carson & Barnes 5-Ring Circus on Monday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Visitors to the Carson & Barnes 5-Ring Circus got an […]

Readers: Camel is not city’s real hump

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Clovis should address issues related to exotic animals in the city. Some responses: “Only if they are going to roam free and eat my flowers. Why not address real problems like why don’t we have enough police officers. Let’s worry about real problems and not make them […]

Wild, wild Air Force

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Barb Yates and her “cow-girls” take the stage for a “mo-o-ving” performance at last year’s Wild Wild, West Night, hosted by the Cannon Officers’ Spouses’ Club. This year’s event will be held Nov. 1 at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. By Darrell Todd Maurina When the sun sets on the evening of Oct. […]