Reporter’s Notebook — Coming Home

Holy Jets, Batman! CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates, 27th Fighter Wing commander at Cannon, may have discovered a sure-fire way to protect air crews and aircraft. Just before the 524th Fighter Squadron was to be deployed to what was then Operation Southern Watch in the Persian Gulf, he called a few […]

Cannon troops welcomed home

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Gary Mitchell CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Capt. Christina “Thumper” Hopper beamed when she was handed a bouquet of red roses by her husband. “This is great,” said Hopper, one of 12 F-16 pilots deployed during the Iraqi war with the 524th Fighter Squadron who touched down their jets early Monday afternoon on Cannon’s runway. […]

Reporter’s Notebook-health

Clovis offered a stop Friday along an 18-city tour of New Mexico for state leaders looking into health care and support services issues, such as how to make the best use of resources and develop more home and community-based programs. During a town hall meeting attended by about 50 people, the shortage of health care […]

Handling complaints

By David Stevens I received a complaint on Sunday from a Clovis High School band parent. She wanted to see a news report about the band’s recent success in a California competition. We knew about the band’s success and a reporter was assigned to write a feature on that topic for last Thursday’s education page. […]

Reporter’s Notebook — Last Meal 2

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for story’s about mothers. Steve Deleon of Clovis wrote: “Growing up with my father in the Air Force, my mother always kept the household going even though we had to move just about every three years. “I have a sister and it was especially hard on us as […]

Reporter’s Notebook — Mother

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for story’s about mothers. Steve Deleon of Clovis wrote: “Growing up with my father in the Air Force, my mother always kept the household going even though we had to move just about every three years. “I have a sister and it was especially hard on us as […]

From the editor’s desk

Those who’ve grown up around here have heard the warnings all of our lives — we’re going to run out of water some day. Some day is not that far away anymore. If we don’t do something quick — drastically reduce our water consumption or figure out a way to get more water in here […]

Reporter’s notebook — Last Meal

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants for their last-meal request. One response, from Ken De Los Santos of Clovis: “I would want to have all my favorite junk foods, which include hot wings, fried zucchini, fried pickle slices, fried chicken strips with ranch dressing, and — for dessert — turtle cheesecake, yellow cake […]

Water’s future flows with challenges

By David Stevens Those who’ve grown up around here have heard the warnings all of our lives — we’re going to run out of water some day. Some day is not that far away anymore. If we don’t do something quick — drastically reduce our water consumption or figure out a way to get more […]

Project: Reader Reaction — Memories

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asks readers to respond via e-mail to a series of questions each week. To participate in Project: Reader Reaction, contact Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for childhood memories. Here are some responses: “As a young boy I loved horses. The only books […]