Looking ahead

Stories we are working on for Tuesday’s paper.

• A fast-moving grass fire near Muleshoe
• Coverage of the first day of a Cannon airman’s murder trial
• Changes in I.D. requirements at border crossings

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George L. Prothro, managing editor at the Clovis News Journal in the late 1960s, died at his Clovis home on Monday.

He would have been 63 on Tuesday.

Prothro, also a longtime instructor at Clovis Community College, had been battling cancer in recent years.

We’re working on a story for Tuesday’s paper.

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Clovis mayoral candidate Gayla Brumfield says she is a proponent of open government.

“I believe government should be transparent,” she wrote in an e-mail. “We need to be open as we represent the taxpayers. The Open Meetings Act is very specific to the rules of open and executive sessions. I support this Act.”

See what else she has to say on Editor David Stevens’ Web log,

Falling, With Style

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Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for Clovis and Curry County, warns we’ll have sustained winds at 35 mph and gusts up to 50 mph throughout the day.

Access his press release by clicking on “More features” below.

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Here’s how Clovis’ Carolyn Spence responded to an editor’s question about the local economy:

“Since there is a continuing increase in demand for commercial property for business startups and expansions here, I expect the local economy to be on the rise over the next two years and beyond.”

Clovis’ Jeff Greene had this to say:

“The amount of people arriving at Cannon Air Force Base is much less than the amount of people leaving. That, along with the depressed housing market and stock market tells me our communities’ growth may slow down for awhile. But I have faith that it will rebound nicely in late 2008.”

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Beginning Tuesday, our recommended Web site of the day will be related to the Super Bowl.

Click on “More features” below to access the sites.

If you can’t wait until Tuesday, our sister paper in Mesa, Ariz., has a site we’ll feature twice:

Super Bowl

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Remember when cnjonline.com readers used to complain that other readers would delete comments they posted below stories?

Those days are mostly gone.

Since changing the software we use to allow readers to comment – on Jan. 14 — not a single comment has been deleted from articles.

We have deleted three posts to reader blogs, all because the writer was promoting for-profit ventures.

The new format requires registration, but it only takes a few minutes. If you haven’t tried it yet, look for the “Publish Your Stuff” section just to the right of “Editors’ Notebook.”