Jan. 30 Honors

The following airmen scored a 90 percent or higher on their Career Development Course exams: 27th Special Operations Support Squadron • Senior Airman Edith Aguilar-Millett,

Air Force veteran reflects on 22-year career

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Courtesy photo U.S. Air Force veteran David Grunig of Portales holds a drawing of an A-26, one of the planes he flew over Europe in World War II. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico

Air Force veteran reflects on 22-year career

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan U.S. Air Force veteran David Grunig of Portales holds a drawing of an A-26, one of the planes he flew over Europe in World War II. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections From the skies over Europe in World War II to nuclear tests in the Pacific, a Portales U.S. Air […]

Briseno to call it a career

David Briseno has worn many hats in the 26 years he’s worked for the Clovis Municipal Schools system, some at the same time. And he’s good at it, according to Matthew Trujillo, principal of Highland Elementary School. “He’s good with kids and a great motivator,” Trujillo said. Briseno, executive director of community relations for the […]

Domenici reflects on Senate career

After 35 years, New Mexico’s senior senator — Pete Domenici — is retiring for health reasons. Domenici was a power broker in Washington who got results for Clovis and New Mexico. He

Oct. 19, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:Promises to Keep: The Acclaimed Memoir of the Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate by Joe Biden reveals what his 35 years in the Senate has taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government.Man of the People: The Maverick Life and Career of John McCain […]

Baskett catches career-best eight passes

CNJ staff Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught a career-high eight passes for 85 yards to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat Pittsburgh 15-6 on Sunday. For the season, the third-year wide receiver and 2001 Clovis graduate has 12 catches for 197 yards and one touchdown.

Dora native Hays leaves coaching behind

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A college baseball coaching legend who grew up on the dusty plains of Roosevelt County is ending his 38-year career in Lubbock. Larry Hays is the fourth winningest coach in NCAA baseball history with a career record of 1,509-860 after 16 years coaching Lubbock Christian and 22 years as […]

Blair discusses his retirement, career as Clovis police officer

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair announced his retirement Wednesday. His last day will be June 30. Blair, 43, spoke with the CNJ about his decision to retire and his 22-year career as a Clovis police officer. Q: Why retire now after 18 months as chief?A: Me and my wife […]

Staff Sergeant raps up music career

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Courtesy Photo Staff Sgt. Aron Lee, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, listens to a beat on a computer trying to perfect every last sound. Lee, whose stagename is “Face,” raps in his off-duty time and has performed in North Carolina, Japan and Texas. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations Wing Public […]

Let’s be Clovis

Clovis’ Steve Gershon was stationed at Clovis and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., during his military career.

Knight steps down as Red Raiders coach

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — Bob Knight resigned Monday as coach at Texas Tech, a stunning midseason move by major college basketball’s winningest men’s coach. His son, Pat, a Red Raiders assistant, will take over the program. It was unclear why Knight stepped down. Chris Cook, a spokesman for athletic director Gerald Myers, confirmed the […]

Hounds’ MF gains All-SSC

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior midfielder Keith Vargas headlined seven Eastern New Mexico University soccer players chosen to the All-Southwest Soccer squad, announced this week by the conference office. Vargas, a four-year player from Rio Rancho, became the second All-SSC first-team choice for the Greyhounds after goalkeeper Leif Craddock made it last season. Craddock, […]

School board holding work session

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Board will hold a public work session Oct. 23 regarding building a career and technical institute, according to Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. School officials invited community members to a meeting Wednesday to discuss the need for a vocational institute. “The purpose of the meeting was to talk to a large […]

Singing legend Hank Williams remembered on stage

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Kenny Maines said in researching and preparing for his role as country music legend Hank Williams he learned a great deal about Williams’ impact on country music. Maines is star of a two-hour musical filled with humor and darkness that portrays Williams through his rise from his early days to […]

Fresh Faces: New police officers must learn ropes

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Police Officer Johnny Zamora uses his computer and radio Thursday to search for information. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Police Department has had an infusion of youth with the hiring of eight officers 24 and younger, three of whom are attending the police academy. New officers […]

Five presidents later, chief calls it a career

Airman Elliott Sprehe Education most important benefit of career Thirty years ago Jimmy Carter sat in the White House, the Yankees beat the Dodgers in the World Series and Chief Master Sgt. John Woods, 27th Maintenance Group, became an Airman in the United States Air Force. On May 11 Chief Woods will finish his career […]

Career Expo deemed success

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Caroline Holman of Clovis talks with Ron Appling, left, and Dave Richmond, center, of Wayland Baptist University on Saturday during the Career Expo at the Clovis Civic Center. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Despite a lower than expected turnout, employers, job seekers and organizers called this weekend’s Career Expo at […]

County has history of stardom

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Hundreds of Curry County residents had a small taste of fame when the movie “Believe in Me” was filmed in the area in October 2004. More than 600 locals were used as extras for crowd scenes and about 20 landed small speaking roles, according to Clovis/Curry County Chamber of […]

Dual school program debuts

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Lura Zamora, left, a fourth-semester nursing student, demonstrates how to dress a wound to Yucca Junior High School ninth-graders Sashia Kimberly, center, and Madison Robbins at Clovis Community College on Thursday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Apprentice-style education is making a comeback. Through a Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis […]