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 By David Stevens    News 

Pages past, March 26: Hospital full of babies, and an empty jail

On this date ... 1941: The Curry County jail had no prisoners. Sheriff Bill Collins said it was the first time he’d been without prisoners to watch since he took office two years... — Updated 3/25/2023

 By David Stevens    Voices 

Opinion: Politicians trying to control everyone - that's really a drag

Small-town newspapers used to regularly publish photos of community leaders dressed in drag. Remember those? The mayor or a city councilor would put on a dress with high heels,... — Updated 3/25/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, March 22: Clovis' Wayne Hallmark named to all-American football team

On this date ... 1951: John Smallwood of Haileyville, Okla., had been selected “the most eligible bachelor” on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. The Kappa Delta Alpha... — Updated 3/21/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, March 19: Snow covers blooming flowers

On this date ... 1950: B&J Drug Co., at 104 NW Colorado in Portales, was preparing for its half-century sale. Advertised deals included electric hair dryers for $4.49, Pangburn’s... — Updated 3/18/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, March 15: Alligator arrives in the mail

On this date ... 1956: Mary Ann and Linda Ferguson of Portales, ages 8 and 6, received a package in the mail. It contained a live alligator. The children’s father ordered the alli... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, March 12: Judge: Kid's bones stay in De Baca County

On this date ... 1950: Temperatures dropped to 9 degrees after a high of 50. Buds had started to come out on local fruit trees, but the freeze likely killed the fruit crop, The... — Updated 3/11/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, March 8: 'Gentleman Jim' sold for 'fat sum'

On this date ... 1953: Grover Seitz, manager of the Clovis Pioneers baseball team, announced that outfielder Jim Matthews had been sold for an "undisclosed fat sum" to the Amarillo... — Updated 3/7/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, March 5: Harlem Globetrotters entertain, win

On this date ... 1946: The Harlem Globetrotters “treated a sardine-packed Clovis Junior High gymnasium to a Broadway version of hoosier basketball,” the Clovis News-Journal... — Updated 3/4/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, March 1: Mother, child jailed for no license

On this date ... 1946: A committee of Curry County men finalized plans for fairgrounds facilities that would include a grandstand, cow barn and display hall. Cost for the projects w... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Feb. 26: Black airman challenges military hair standards

On this date ... 1956: Police Officer Bill Davis, who had his foot amputated following an on-the-job auto accident, received a “beautiful 17-inch table model TV set” as a gift f... — Updated 2/25/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Feb. 22: Early bird gets the bike

On this date ... 1962: Summer baseball organizers were asking Clovis city officials for improvements at Bell Park. The field once home to the professional Clovis Pioneers baseball... — Updated 2/21/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Feb. 19: POW not dead - he was getting married

On this date ... 1946: Don Holderman of Portales was a prisoner of war but he did not die because of the hard labor forced upon him, Holderman was glad to report. Holderman’s... — Updated 2/18/2023

 By David Stevens    Sports

Commentary: Sports are great in the back yard, too

Evelon Grace was the fastest runner in my elementary-school class. Not just the fastest girl. When Billy Dan Vinson organized races at recess – his mom provided candy for prizes... — Updated 2/18/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Feb. 15: Clovis residents: Leave Main Street parking alone

On this date ... 1935: Police were searching for “Slick” Darnell who had escaped from the Farwell jail. Parmer County Deputy Sheriff J.C. Wilkinson said Darnell had fashioned a... — Updated 2/14/2023

 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: Challenging big government has its consequences

A petition some hoped would overturn Clovis’ anti-abortion ordinance has likely failed. Organizers fell 31 signatures short of the required number to force an election, city... — Updated 2/14/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Feb. 12: Yes, Lucille Ball visited Clovis

On this date ... 1934: Auctioneer Vernon Tate was shot to death about 2 p.m. outside Clovis’ Citizens Bank on Main Street. Brothers Carsey, Louis and Bee Bohannan were charged... — Updated 2/13/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Feb. 8: Burglar shoots himself at Top Hat

On this date ... 1943: The Clovis Army Air Force basketball team was looking for competition. Lt. George Pastor, the team’s coach, said they would play high school teams,... — Updated 2/7/2023

 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: Readers like Pickles, but not Macanudo

Comics survey says: Our newspaper readers love Pickles, they really don’t care for Macanudo, Popeye is hard to read and … please bring back the grocery store inserts and the... — Updated 2/7/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Opinion: City of Clovis lets sun shine in with email release

When Clovis pastor Farril Defoor and Portales school teacher Logan Brown asked for thousands of public emails late last year, it would have surprised no one if Clovis city officials... — Updated 2/7/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Feb. 5: Air base copters used to drop hay

On this date ... 1929: Ridge Whiteman, 19, of Portales wrote a letter to the Smithsonian Institute reporting he’d found an arrow point with elephant bones at the site now known... — Updated 2/4/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Feb. 1: Kiwanis Club preps for pancake sale

On this date ... 1954: Eldon Burk of Clovis, a 126-pound novice entry, defeated George Williams of Cannon Air Force Base to open the fourth annual regional Golden Gloves boxing... — Updated 1/31/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Jan. 29: New post office opens in Clovis

On this date ... 1957: The Long-Bell International Paper Company at 201 Pile in Clovis was having a penny sale — buy one roll of wallpaper at regular price and receive another... — Updated 1/28/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past - Jan. 25

On this date ... 1940: Actor James Stewart and his flying instructor stopped at the Tucumcari airport because of bad weather, according to Debra Whittington’s book, “In the... — Updated 1/24/2023

 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: Lawmaker efforts should focus on violence, not guns

If it’s January in New Mexico, it’s time for Democratic lawmakers’ annual efforts to make up unconstitutional gun laws that have no chance of accomplishing stated goals. So... — Updated 1/21/2023

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Jan. 22: Telephone poles go down in storm

On this date ... 1946: A Curry County man and his son were awarded more than $700 by a district court jury. Thomas J. Stephens and his son Tommy Dale Stephens, 10, who lived five... — Updated 1/21/2023


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