Caprock fire 60 percent contained as of Thursday afternoon

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Courtesy photo: Jeanie Coffey Austin A fire at the Caprock in north Curry County Wednesday evening was approximately 60 percent contained by Thursday afternoon. CNJ staff State and local fire crews are working contain a blaze that has consumed about 600 acres of remote grassland along the boundary between Curry and Quay counties. The fire […]

Paying attention makes life enjoyable

Spending time up at the Caprock, scouting for a place to make a Project WILD fieldtrip. (That is a classroom-based, project-focused ecology curriculum), we came upon a forensics situation. Nothing to excite CSI Miami fans; this would be more appropriate to Animal Planet. Still, it starts one’s mind turning in several directions. Peering over the […]

Grant McGee: Simple best for romance

One of the writers for the paper e-mailed me a few days ago for my thoughts on five romantic places for a date. I got the e-mail at 4 a.m. as I prepared for my day and he desired my input as soon as possible. Out of my sleep-gummed brain came a few ideas, like […]

Caprock Quilters sew on memories

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Cardenas Amy Armenta irons a star-patterned quilt at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center on Feb. 19. She is a member of Operation Home Front Quilts, an organization that sends quilts to families of fallen servicemembers. Since April 2004, Cannon’s group has made and donated nearly 600 quilts. By Airman 1s […]

Author active in New Mexico history, art

By Don McAclavy: Local columnist I am a native of New Mexico, having been born in 1930 in Clovis, reared on a small farm in Claud, some 35 miles south of the Caprock Amphitheater. I was overseas in the U.S. Army for two years and attended a year of college in the humanities in California […]

Caprock Inn gets makeover

Cannon Connections: Argen Duncan Southwest Carpet employee Adrian Nunez rolls up carpet removed from one of the buildings at Caprock Inn. The rooms in the building that temporarily houses mostly unmarried personnel are being redone. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base temporary lodging is getting a face lift. Caprock Inn Superintendent Master […]

Caprock Quilters present memorial quilts

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CAFB Photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Connie and Rodney Bachman from Garden City Kan., hold up one of the quilts made in their son’s memory by the Caprock Quilters during a presentation June 20. By Greg Allen, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs With more than 400 quilts made in four years to honor […]

Caprock Amphitheatre offers nearby hiking

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe Airman 1st Class Mitch Mead, 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron, and Airman 1st Class Celeste Myers, 27th SOCS, hike some rugged terrain near the Caprock Amphitheatre. The amphitheatre is located about an hour north of Clovis. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs […]

Homefront Quilters

Janet Taylor-Birkey Comprised of local chapters, Operation Homefront Quilts makes quilts for the parents, spouses and children up to age three who had a loved one die in the war effort. Caprock Quilters, Cannon’s local chapter of Operation Homefront Quilts, have made and sent more than 174 quilts in two years, making them the largest […]

Pet-friendly rooms

Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon’s “pet friendly room” program has been in operation for nine months at the Caprock Inn to provide guests with a cost-effective means to allow animals to travel with them. Caprock has nine rooms that are considered pet-friendly and appropriate for families traveling with their pets, said Michelle Fry, Caprock Inn’s manager. Guests […]

Caprock Quilters lend hand, patch wounds left by war

An embroidered label is hand sewn on the back of every quilt. The label reads, “In memory of a fallen hero, this quilt was lovingly made by the Caprock Quilters of Clovis, N.M.” Janet Taylor-Birkey Combining pieces of fabric in an artistic design with a sandwich of batting and backing fabric is known as a […]

Lady Cats edged for title

CNJ staff BORGER, Texas — Clovis High’s girls were edged by a point (28-29) by Amarillo Tascosa on Saturday for the varsity team title in the season-opening Borger Invitational cross country meet. Freshman Caitlin Waters led the Lady Wildcats, finishing third in the two-mile race in 12 minutes, 47 seconds. The Lady Cats also finished […]

Stretch run lifts Clovis over Caprock

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Clovis senior forward Dominique Easterlin drives to the hoop in the third quarter of the Cats’ 52-43 win over Caprock on Friday at home. By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer A strong start and a strong finish carried Clovis to its second straight win. The Wildcats outscored Amarillo Caprock 12-3 over the last four minutes […]

Mules finish off Caprock

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Sophomore Juan Reyes rushed for 88 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, as Muleshoe beat Caprock 40-20 on Thursday in a non-district game at Dick Bivins Stadium. Landon Sheets added a pair of TD passes and Daniel Campolla returned a kickoff for another score for the Mules […]