She appreciates more than the music learned

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. And so editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Darlene Cunningham’s response: “Music has always been precious to me. Probably my favorite music teacher was my music teacher in high school. Her name is Robin Pederson. She always had time to […]

Rock and roll on line

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. And so our “Web site of the day” will be music related the rest of the week. Today’s site is Buddy Holly’s page at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: Buddy Holly • • • Editor David Stevens has received a […]

Ballot lists candidates, not ideology

Freedom Newspapers A critical drumbeat that Arizona Sen. John McCain isn’t “conservative” enough persists into a second week after Super Tuesday gave him a dominating lead for the Republican nomination for president. McCain is widely viewed as the presumption nominee with a commanding total of party convention delegates. But concerns about McCain’s true commitment to […]

Obama holds narrow lead, with N.M. caucus still undetermined

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Barack Obama held the narrowest of leads Tuesday over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in New Mexico’s Democratic caucus. With 69 of 184 precincts reporting, Obama had 48.2 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 47.9 percent, according to preliminary returns. New Mexico’s tight contest was a slice of a coast-to-coast […]

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 • • • George L. Prothro, managing editor at the Clovis News Journal in the late 1960s, died at his […]

It’s gonna blow

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. • • • Here’s how Clovis’ Carolyn Spence responded to an editor’s question about the local […]

Ready for some Super Bowl?

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 • • • Remember when cnjonline.com readers used to complain […]

Wanna blog?

One of the features available on our new SiteLife feature on this Web site allows readers to start their own blog. Just click on the “Blog” button under the “Publish Your Stuff” section just to the right of Editors’ Notebook. Blogger “gottalovett” tells a funny story about chicken nuggets under the headline “Feelings … Nothing […]

CNJ launches new Web site system

Today we launch new tools on our Web site. We call the system SiteLife. SiteLife allows readers to start their own blog and share photos. But the biggest change is tied to commenting on stories. We gave readers the ability to comment — anonymously — on stories, starting last year. Comments poured in. Sometimes they […]

Ballet scheduled for weekend

Members of the Lone Star Ballet will utilize their bodies in telling the tale of “The Nutcracker Suite” this weekend. According to the company’s Web site the show will feature all new sets, costumes, props and choreography. “The premier will be an extravaganza superior to any presentation Lone Star Ballet has offered. The new production […]

Commissaries kick off educational campaign

FORT LEE, Va. – With a fresh academic year under way, students of every age can add “check out library books and discover new ideas” to their “to do” list. If you’re an authorized commissary shopper, you can add “check out DeCA’s Web site” and “Discover Your Benefit” to the list. While students are marking […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Database of veterans available on Web site

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Library of Congress has a database to honor veterans of conflicts from World War I through present conflicts. Collections are stored at the Library of Congress and a searchable database of more than 44,000 names are also available online, according to the Veterans History Project Web site. The […]

Museum dedicates new signs, shelter

Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Mary Ruth Gossett, center, points out a photo of Jim Warnica, right, to Rosemary Mathews of ENMU on one of the new interpretive signs dedicated Friday at the Blackwater Draw Site near Portales. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Early man and the way he likely lived got a […]

Hip-Hop dancers hit Clovis stage

Freedom New Mexico Pounding percussion and a live DJ set the stage for the hip-hop dancers in BREAK! The Urban Funk Spectacular. Utilizing a combination of athletic ability, agility and graceful choreography, the show traces the dance genre’s evolution over the past 30 years. Leaping and spinning their way across stages around the globe, the […]

Commissioners impressed by Events Center progress

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Interim County Manager Lance Pyle, left, and County Attorney Stephen Doerr, center, take a tour Tuesday of the Special Events Center construction site led by DavTek Vice President Randy Kamradt. The county contracted DavTek to oversee the construction. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Bulldozers and earth-moving machines worked around […]

Web commenting blessing, curse

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Yes, I know the comments left by readers on our Web sites are sometimes unfair. I know some of the statements posted are probably not even true. And I know our Web site’s credibility has been called into question because we allow readers to say anything they want […]

AFSOC aircraft, part two

Courtesy photo: www.afsoc.af.mil AC-130 Gunship The 27th Special Operations Wing will assume ownership of Cannon Air Force Base on Monday. By 2011, four types of aircraft will be assigned to Cannon. AC-130 Gunship With primary missions of close air support, air interdiction and force protection, the AC-130 Gunship features “side-firing weapons integrated with sophisticated sensor, […]

Bob Huber’s wit was one of a kind

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Five or six dozen friends and family members gathered in Roswell last week to remember Bob Huber, a journalist and longtime columnist for the Portales News-Tribune and Clovis News Journal. Huber died Aug. 3 at age 76. His columns often consisted of lists that ranged from his favorite […]

Report entertaining, but inaccurate

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” is a hate-mongering show, and its viewers and advertisers believe Muslims are lazy, and Democrats are communist slime maggots whose views would embarrass Nazis. At least that’s the statement I would make if I were applying Bill O’Reilly’s journalistic standards to his own program. Stay […]

Center offers mind-blowing entertainment

The “most comprehensive collection of historic windmills in the world” awaits visitors at the American Wind Power Center in Lubbock, according to the center’s Web site. Coy Harris, the center’s executive director, said 92 windmills dating back to the 1870’s are housed inside a large building on the property and 50 windmills stand on property […]