Clovis Christian seniors graduate

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A jeans-and-boot-clad Keeson Bell sang a song to his graduating classmates Friday during Clovis Christian School’s graduation ceremony. Bell wrote the song, called “Our Class,” and featured each one of his classmates in a line of the son By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A teary-eyed Amanda Riley said sometimes […]

County grass fire extinguished

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A fire Wednesday near St. Vrain burned about 1,000 acres of grassland and this abandoned building. Officials said no one was hurt in the fire. By CNJ Staff A fire started by a resident burning trash torched more than 1,000 acres of grassland between Clovis and Melrose on Wednesday before […]

The mayor was a mower

David Lansford is stepping down as Clovis’ mayor after 12 years. We’ve been asking family and friends to share stories about him. Here’s what his mother, Roberta, had to say: “Our David began his first job by mowing lawns. He and his brother would ride their bikes over to Mrs. Travis’ home and together they […]

Cannon F-16 emergency forces dropped fuel tanks on private property

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.–An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Cannon Air Force Base was forced to jettison its external tanks immediately after takeoff when it experienced a serious system malfunction today at approximately 10:35 a.m. The quick-thinking pilot was able to save the 35-million dollar aircraft by jettisoning the external tanks, maintaining control of the […]

Mommy police create guilt over inability to breast feed

Anita Doberman I remember, after having my first child and dropping out of the work force, really the adult world, feeling isolated. Of course, the fact that my military husband was often gone didn’t help, but many mothers I have spoken to over the years have shared the same sense of isolation, no matter what […]

Accountability priority for munitions personnel

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Fly, fight and win. This is only a small portion of the new Airman’s Creed and without being able to fight, how would the world’s greatest Air Force be able to win? To be able to fight, munitions accountability is paramount […]

Roswell CSI speaks at Eastern

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Crime Scene Investigator Steve Halvorson’s passion for his job captivated an audience Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University. Halvorson, a detective with the Roswell Police Department, has 22 years of experience in the field of law enforcement. He is an expert in the field of fingerprint identification and teaches crime […]

Letters of life should include Christ

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I could call myself a writer. I am smart enough to know that I cannot write professionally and make a living. But I have been writing since my teen years just as a way to express the emotions, thoughts and ideas of my heart. But think about this: Really everyone […]

No new info on attempted abduction

CNJ Staff Clovis police said Wednesday they have no new information on an attempted abduction reported by a 14-year-old girl last week. Capt. Patrick Whitney said there have been no other reports of abduction attempts since the Aug. 2 incident, which remains under investigation. “There’s nothing to indicate parents should be keeping their kids locked […]

Business Feature: Study: Teen job market tight

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Tyler Marney washes a truck Saturday at Washpointe Auto. Marney has worked at Washpointe for almost a year. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer A majority of teens want to work this summer to earn money and gain work experience, yet many businesses have become reluctant to hire teens under […]

Letters to the Editor: Passing trash ordinance waste of time

As Ronald Reagan would say, “There you go again.” Our City Commission just imposed another senseless and unenforceable ordinance down the throats of the citizenry of Clovis (“Trash measure passes despite opposition,” April 20 CNJ). I suppose my disagreement with the mayor will be trivialized as just another whiner. As Mayor David Lansford stated, “I […]

Weather watchers

Janet Taylor-Birkey A misconception about the job of forecasters at Cannon is that they simply look at the weather outside and tell everyone the obvious, said James Kratzer, Cannon meteorologist. But the Cannon Weather Station does not deal in the obvious; Their job is to examine and interpret weather data, for the safest execution of […]

Perhaps our best technology is really Airmen on the phones

Janet Taylor-Birkey “We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto,” is something I’ve repeated often since coming to work for the Mach Meter. And much like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, I have been trying to figure out exactly where this whirlwind has landed me and which yellow brick road to take. The first thing that […]