Former military building historic monument

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist A Clovis friend told me in July the old military stable near Bell Park might soon be torn down. He said one part of one stable has been torn down in the last few months. The one that is still up at Sixth and Ash is the last one standing. […]

Radio waves hide unknown announcer

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Inspired partly by Tom Petty’s “Last DJ,” and partly by a lonely stretch of late night radio reception, somewhere northeast of Amarillo, this piece is entirely fiction. Or, maybe not. I can’t tell you where I am. Not exactly, or even within a close proximity. The FCC has been tracking […]

8/6 Engagements, births, etc.

ENGAGEMENTS Mares/Vasquez Ronna and Anthony Mares of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brielle Mares of Clovis, to Jacob Vasquez, of Clovis, son of Hector and Terri Vasquez of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2005, at Highland Baptist Church in Clovis. The reception will […]

Top admiral: Oceana has ‘robust’ future

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Navy’s top admiral reiterated the service’s position that Oceana Naval Air Station is the most sensible location for an east coast fighter hub during an appearance before the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission. “I need now, your Navy needs now, Naval Air Station Oceana,” Adm. Mike Mullen, the […]

Residents line Main Street for chance to make wish

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Brenda O’Shea of Clovis tells “Three Wishes” contributor Eric Stromer her wish during a taping of the show Thursday on Main Street in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Laverne Robbins waited for hours. Her feet hurt as TV cameras panned the crowd that lined Main Street in search of […]

New mission proposed for Cannon

The Associated Press Cannon Air Force Base would be home to the Defense Department’s fledgling Airborne Laser program under a plan proposed by New Mexico’s two senators. Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., sent a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday, urging him to consider the option. Cannon is one of […]

Principles outlined for base challenges

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Representatives from Clovis, Portales, Roosevelt County and Curry County converged under one roof Wednesday and emerged with a tentative plan for action, should Cannon Air Force Base require expansion or redevelopment. The base-closing commission will send its revised list Sept. 8 to the president for approval, but whether or […]

Reporter’s notebook: Clovis girl earns award for volunteer service

Big things come in small packages, or so the old saying goes. Maggie Fazenbaker, a 12-year-old former Clovis resident, has spent the better part of the last year assembling “care packages” for U.S. soldiers serving in war zones. She includes items such as toiletries, books and other personal use things to make a soldier’s life […]

WBU-Clovis dean picked for post at George Fox University

CNJ staff Carol Green, founding dean of Wayland Baptist University-Clovis, is leaving to take a position at an Oregon Christian college, according to a school press release. She will become George Fox University’s first dean of its school for professional studies, which houses the college’s adult degree programs. She and her family will be moving […]

Portales man says he was arrested for practicing religion

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The American Civil Liberties Union has given assistance to a Portales man who says he was arrested for practicing religion in the city. Shawn Miller, 33, was released from the Roosevelt County Detention Center on Wednesday after more than three months in custody. He posted a $3,000 appearance […]