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My turn: Our behaviors are quite alien

Scientists estimate that there are 300 sextillion (300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) stars in the 14-billion-year-old universe — which, because of expansion, is approximately 158 billion light years across. There are potentially trillions of... Full story

 

Fireworks light up sky

Anticipation and excitement ran high at Greyhound Arena Saturday night as children chased each other around the grassy area next to the arena while adults played games and chatted. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune The Flores family, from left,...

 

On the Shelves - July 8

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Cronkite" by Douglas Brinkley was given by Oscar and Carolyn Toliver in memory of June Ingram. This deeply researched and brilliantly written biography captures the essence of the...

 

On the Shelves - July 8

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Cronkite" by Douglas Brinkley was given by Oscar and Carolyn Toliver in memory of June Ingram. This deeply researched and brilliantly written biography captures the essence of the...

 

Creative Living: Albuquerque quilter to visit show

Information on fabric tinting with crayons, making "scrap" triangles for quilts and converting an existing Roman shade to make it safety-compliant will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30... Full story

 

Creative Living: Albuquerque quilter to visit show

Information on fabric tinting with crayons, making "scrap" triangles for quilts and converting an existing Roman shade to make it safety-compliant will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30...

 

Senior Calendar - July 8

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Los Abuelitos Senior Center, Portales Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activ...

 

Senior Calendar - July 8

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Los Abuelitos Senior Center, Portales Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activ...

 

Anniversary - July 8

Wilson Butch and Martha Wilson of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 3, 2012. The celebration was hosted by their sons and their wives, Danny and Valinda Wilson and Ricky and Amy Wilson, and their grandchildren, Tyrel, Cala, Kyle... Full story

 

Anniversary - July 8

Wilson Butch and Martha Wilson of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 3, 2012. The celebration was hosted by their sons and their wives, Danny and Valinda Wilson and Ricky and Amy Wilson, and their grandchildren, Tyrel, Cala, Kyle...

 

Engagements - July 8

Essary-Hinton Marlin and Gaylynn Essary of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Essary of Portales, to Evan Hinton of Portales, son of Troy Hinton of Portales. The couple will exchange vows 3 p.m. July... Full story

 

Engagements - July 8

Essary-Hinton Marlin and Gaylynn Essary of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Essary of Portales, to Evan Hinton of Portales, son of Troy Hinton of Portales. The couple will exchange vows 3 p.m. July...

 

Don't let legalities trump morals

T omas Lopez is my hero. Not my only hero, as there are many other heroes in my life, but my newest hero. He is joined by several other heroes, coming out of the same incident. Tomas is the young South Florida lifeguard who left his post to save a...

 

Don't let legalities trump morals

T omas Lopez is my hero. Not my only hero, as there are many other heroes in my life, but my newest hero. He is joined by several other heroes, coming out of the same incident. Tomas is the young South Florida lifeguard who left his post to save a...

 

First car has special place in my heart

I'll never forget the curves on my very first. Her lines were classic as they curved toward her backside. She was dark green with supple vinyl upholstery and eight-track quadraphonic stereo. After reading a recent story in one of the local papers...

 

First car has special place in my heart

I'll never forget the curves on my very first. Her lines were classic as they curved toward her backside. She was dark green with supple vinyl upholstery and eight-track quadraphonic stereo. After reading a recent story in one of the local papers...

 

Their view: Commissary place of community

Rebecca Adling, an Air Force wife, writes a weekly column in Cannon Connections, our weekly military publication. Here is her latest effort: My first memories of life took place on the coast of Florida when my father was stationed at Patrick Air... Full story

 

Editorial: Supreme Court upholding our right to know

"Transparency is an essential feature of the relationship between the people and their government." — N.M. Supreme Court Justice Patricio Serna, in an opinion written for the court Last week the state's highest court made an important — and... Full story

 

License issue needs real solution

So here comes a critic from Alamogordo who won't divulge his last name and therefore I won't use his first. Let's call him "This Guy." This Guy laments a recent column here opining New Mexico's law allowing an illegal immigrant to obtain a driver's... Full story

 

License issue needs real solution

So here comes a critic from Alamogordo who won't divulge his last name and therefore I won't use his first. Let's call him "This Guy." This Guy laments a recent column here opining New Mexico's law allowing an illegal immigrant to obtain a driver's...

 

Our behaviors are quite alien

Scientists estimate that there are 300 sextillion (300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) stars in the 14-billion-year-old universe — which, because of expansion, is approximately 158 billion light years across. There are potentially trillions of...

 

Editorial: Public officials have obligation to taxpayers

Curry County Commission Chairman Wendell Bostwick is not talking to the Clovis News Journal. He told a CNJ reporter last week he's upset with our July 1 editorial — "Incompetency root of jail's ongoing mess." It stated that "jail leaders and staff...

 

Q & A: Portales' Lopez to receive officials' award

Portales resident Fabian Lopez is slated to receive the National Federation Officials Association Official of the Year award for girls basketball in the state of New Mexico later this month. The...

 

Q & A: Portales' Lopez to receive officials' award

Portales resident Fabian Lopez is slated to receive the National Federation Officials Association Official of the Year award for girls basketball in the state of New Mexico later this month. The...

 

Q & A: CHS grad Shough receives scholarship award

Recent Clovis High grad Kirsti Shough received the inaugural Fresquez Concessions, Inc. college scholarship award. The awards — one for boys, one for girls — were presented by the sponsor and the...

 

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