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 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, July 13: Scouts find adventure in Alaska

On this date … 1972: Texico-Farwell scouts had been exploring Alaska. The State Line Tribune newspaper offered daily reports from their adventure. On a recent Sunday, the group... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
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Texas man found dead in Oasis State Park

Doug Eaton loved mountain climbing. That’s where he’d been the past three weeks, hiking up 23 different peaks, each at least 14,000 feet high. The dream vacation was ending... — Updated 7/9/2022 Full story

 
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Pages past, July 6: Will trade news for pumpkins

On this date … 1912: No money but you want a subscription to The Clovis News? No problem. According to a note in the paper: “To you farmers who haven’t the ready cash to pay... — Updated 7/5/2022

 
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Pages past, July 3: County takes aim at trash dumpers

On this date ... 1962: A warning against persons dumping trash “hither and yon around the county” had been issued by the Curry County Commission. Commissioners said a crackdown... — Updated 7/2/2022

 
 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: City must prioritize before raising taxes

We’ve heard their condescending refrain, like they are speaking to children, a million times: “We can’t live without water.” But have our intellectually superior city... — Updated 7/2/2022

 
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Pages past, June 29: 'Freak' twister hits fruit market

On this date … 1942: A “freak” Sunday-afternoon twister was the talk of Clovis. The Clovis News-Journal reported the twister hit the Williamson Fruit Market at 820 W. Seventh... — Updated 6/28/2022

 
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Pages past, June 26: Building projects at Clovis schools

On this date ... 1962: Completion and acceptance of classrooms at Lincoln-Jackson and Parkview elementary schools was expected in the next two weeks, Clovis schools Superintendent... — Updated 6/25/2022

 
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Pages past, June 22: Hassell Club helps with sewing

On this date … 1972: The Hassell Club had recently met at the home of Mrs. Ronald Lewis. “The members helped Mrs. Lewis catch up with her sewing. They did machine and hand... — Updated 6/21/2022

 
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Homicide victim 'had a huge heart'

PORTALES -- Autumn Duran remembers James Roper as a free-spirit, wandering the streets of Portales, making people laugh. She called him "the statue." "We saw him around a lot," she... — Updated 6/19/2022

 
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Pages past, June 15: Beutler Brothers bring rodeo to town

On this date … 1952: Buck Rutherford had won the most prize money in the Beutler Brothers rodeo in Clovis, but he was not present to collect his winnings. That’s because he was... — Updated 6/14/2022

 
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Pages past, June 12: 41 competing for top Baby Doll

On this date ... 1972: The 41 contestants for Miss Clovis Baby Doll 1972 were preparing to compete. The competition was to be held at the Marshall Junior High Auditorium.... — Updated 6/11/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, June 5: Newspaper promotes freedom

On this date ... 1962: The Clovis News-Journal published its opinion-page philosophies: “We believe that all men are equally endowed by their Creator, and not by any government,... — Updated 6/4/2022

 
 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: Tuesday good day to cast votes for small government

Tuesday is Election Day throughout New Mexico. Decisions we make today will impact public policy for the next two to four years. Our newspaper for nearly a century has used this... — Updated 6/4/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, June 1: Clovis senator looks for D.C. seat

On this date ... 1982: State Sen. Caleb Chandler, 39, of Clovis, defeated state Sen. Ben Altamirano of Silver City by more than 6,000 votes to win the Democratic primary in the... — Updated 5/31/2022

 
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Clovis man charged with murder

CLOVIS — Manuel Rodriguez was dying from multiple gunshot wounds when he told bystanders who were trying to help him, “Amanda’s boyfriend did this to me.” Amanda, police... — Updated 5/29/2022 Full story

 
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Pages past, May 29: Lightning blamed for 58 cattle deaths

On this date ... 1972: A rancher 5 miles north of Melrose lost 58 head of cattle in a Sunday night storm. “There’s no way to figure the cost of this to me,” Deon Dodd said as... — Updated 5/28/2022

 
 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: Our divided nation must have compromise to reduce mass murders

Politicians on the Left say we need stricter gun laws. “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” Beto O’Rourke said in announcing his plans if he’s elected... — Updated 5/28/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Significant rain soaks region

Most of eastern New Mexico was soaked Monday night, the first significant moisture for the region since late summer. Rainfall totals were consistently 1-2 inches and more... — Updated 5/27/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, May 25: Vandal causes injury to child

On this date ... 1972: A “thoughtless vandal” had cost a Clovis child a painful and severe foot injury, according to a report by Clovis News-Journal Managing Editor Bill... — Updated 5/24/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Place of suffering now symbol of survival

Editor's note: Part 1 of this two-part series was published in Sunday's paper. It's also published online: www.easternnewmexiconews.com The letter Navajo students wrote in 1990 ... — Updated 5/24/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Strength, suffering, survival

FORT SUMNER -- Aaron Roth remembers sitting at the front desk at the Bosque Redondo Memorial when a mother from the Navajo Nation walked in with her daughter. "This mother was carry... — Updated 5/23/2022

 
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Pages past, May 22: Glider training school opens at Clovis

On this date ... 1942: The “suddenly announced glider training school for Clovis” was preparing to receive the first of 67 planes to be used in training, the Clovis News-Journal... — Updated 5/21/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, May 18: Winter-like weather arrives in May

On this date … 1952: Wintry-like weather had slammed eastern New Mexico, dropping temperatures 37 degrees in about 18 hours. The Clovis News-Journal reported an overnight low of... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, May 15: Bonanza's 'Hoss' felled by blood clot

On this date ... 1972: The front page of the Clovis News-Journal brought news about the death of popular television actor Dan Blocker – “Hoss Cartwright” on “Bonanza.... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
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Opinion: CCC trustees right to proceed with caution, objectivity

Trustees at Clovis Community College on Monday spent 90 minutes privately discussing employee letters of “no confidence” aimed at college President Charles Nwankwo. Following th... — Updated 5/14/2022

 

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