Annual appreciation day will honor airmen, families

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The Clovis community will recognize the men and women of Cannon Air Force Base 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Unity Park with the 21st annual Cannon Appreciation Day. All service members, their families and base employees are invited to the show of appreciation and enjoy free food, games […]

Press release: 21st Annual Cannon Appreciation Day August 6th

There’s no question that Cannon Air Force Base is an integral part of the local community. And for the past 20 years, the local community has shown its support for the individuals and families who are dedicated to preserving the safety and freedom of the United States of America. Now, for the 21st year, the […]

Fire departments team up for annual training

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Cannon and Clovis firefighters take turns extinguishing cargo bay fires during a training exercise Monday. Cannon Deputy Fire Chief Rich Givney said the silver protective gear used for aircraft firefighting not only protects from fire, but it reflects heat. Cannon Air Force Base and the Clovis Fire Department teamed up […]

First person(s): Still on the line

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Xcel Energy linemen Charles Lott, left, and Chris Padilla, right, have both competed in the Linemen’s Rodeo twice. Clovis Xcel Energy linemen Chris Padilla, 26, and Charles Lott, 33, will be competing in the 19th annual Lone Star Lineman’s Rodeo Saturday at Xcel’s new Amarillo Technical Center. The two friends […]

No experience needed

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Daulton Hatley, 13, helps tidy up the soap box car he won in at the ninth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby. Hatley never raced in a soap box derby before this year and will be competing in the international All-American Soap Box Derby on July 25 in Akron, Ohio. Liliana […]

Youth on a mission

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Caitlin Moore, left, and Lauren Jerde with Grace Lutheran Church work in Gabriel’s Garden on Wednesday at Matt 25 Hope Center. Liliana Castillo This year, they struggled to get used to the heat rather than the culture on their annual mission trip. A youth group from Grace Lutheran Church in […]

Monday morning briefing: Money to blow and an American icon

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing. Money to blow The Clovis/Curry County Chamber is raising the money for the annual Fourth of July Smoke on the Water display solely from private donations again this year. Ditto the Roosevelt County Chamber and its annual Smokin’ Fourth. But time is running out and […]

Ticket feature: Lion’s Club, Patriot Outdoors holding annual gun show

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File photo A gun show at the Clovis Civic Center Saturday and Sunday is expected to draw up to 2,000 people. It’s a weekend of guns and knives. For the sixth year, the Clovis Lions Club, in partnership with Patriot Outdoors, is hosting a gun and knife show. Traditionally held at the armory, this will […]

Pioneer Day parade deadline Friday

CNJ staff The dealine to enter the annual Pioneer Days Parade is 5 p.m. Friday. The parade is 10 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. This year’s theme is The Clovis Sounds. The parade will start at Hilltop Plaza at Main and 21st streets and finish at Grand Street. Entry forms are available at the Clovis […]

Liberty Pool ready for reopening

Cannon Connections staff Recent rains delayed the opening of Liberty Pool past its annual Memorial Day opening date. But not far past it. The pool will open Wednesday with a season opening pool party scheduled for June 12. Maj. Rick Gearhart, Force Support Squadron commander, said the pool underwent regular maintenance and repairs to get […]

Business digest: Grady cattleman receives annual award

Grady cattleman receives annual award Wesley Grau of Grady was named 2009 Cattleman of the Year by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association at its most recent joint stockmen’s convention. The award is given annually by the NMCGA to a member in recognition of that person’s contributions to the industry. The Grau family ranches and […]

Club notes — May 23

BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held a regular meeting on May 13 with President Terri Ruhe presiding. Two new members, Stella Chavez and Margie Tapia, were initiated into the Drove. Benevolence Chairman Bonnie Bryant announced her Benevolence Project is to donate personal and household products to The Hartley House. Each member was asked to bring […]

Cannon hosts annual Boss Lift

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USAF photo: 2nd Lt. Stephanie Strine Marine Reservists Joint Terminal Attack Controllers Sgt. Chris Capptta, Sgt. Paul Ramos and Lance Cpl. Justin Owen of Delta Company, 4th Marine Reconnaissance Battalion, show themselves to a surprised crowd after remaining unseen nearby while calling in targets to F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots. JTACs direct combat aircraft engaged in […]

Flying high: Annual Kite Karnival takes off Saturday

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File photo This Saturday’s Kite Karnival will feature a limited number of free kites for children who are attending. The event is free and open to the public. Cannon Connections Kites will dot the sky during the seventh annual Kite Karnival Saturday at Doc Stewart Park. Paul Hopkins, community center manager, said the event has […]

Report: Crime down in 2009

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Crime in Clovis dropped across the board in 2009, a contrast from the prior year, when violent and property crimes were on the rise. Violent crimes —

Clovis prepares for annual cleanup

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Airmen, their families and base civilians are invited to join Clovis residents in this year’s “Great American Cleanup,” April 24. Showtime for the annual event is 7:45 a.m. at the Public Works Complex, 500 Sycamore St. (the corner of Sycamore and 5th St). Recommended items to bring include gloves and […]

First person: Passion for saving lives

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jan Elliott spends most of her time working, according to her co-workers, but said she enjoys golfing and reading. Jan Elliott of Clovis was selected as the 25th annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women. She has been the executive director for EMS Region III for 21 years. She […]

Clovis AYSO to host ninth annual tournament

Clovis’ American Youth Soccer Organization is hosting its ninth annual Clovis Festival touranment this weekend throughout the city. Registrar Lisa Houfek said 43 teams are playing from 6-and-under to 14-and-under in boys, girls and coed divisions. The teams come from as far as El Paso, Houfek said. The tournament gets underway 8 a.m. Saturday at […]

Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping set

The 6th Annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping will be held Thursday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 25th, at the Curry County Events Center. Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s events are open to the public, Sunday afternoon’s events will require a $10 ticket. The Annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is now considered to the largest […]

Ticket feature: Joe’s Boot Shop holding annual calf roping event

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File photo Joe’s Boot Shop’s annual calf roping is scheduled for next weekend at the Curry County Special Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The 6th annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is next week in Clovis. Scheduled for April 22-25 at the Curry County Special Events Center, the event boasts it is the “Biggest and […]