Airport loses daily flight

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The air service at the Clovis Municipal Airport will be changing in the next couple of months. The city’s request made to the Department of Transportation for service change has been upheld at the federal level. However, the number of flights in and out of the airport will decrease […]

Business feature: City could get new air service carrier

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Mesa airlines offers 18 roundtrips a week from Clovis to Albuquerque. (CNJ file photo) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Air service at the Clovis Municipal Airport may change hands soon if the city’s endorsement of a new carrier is upheld at the federal level. The civl aviation board voted Nov. 1 to endorse Great […]

Zias eliminated in regional semis

Freedom Newspapers KEARNEY, Neb. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team, making the program’s first trip to postseason competition since the school joined NCAA Division II 20 years ago, advanced to Saturday’s Southwest Regional semifinals where the Zias were eliminated by top-ranked and unbeaten host Nebraska-Kearney 30-20, 30-18, 30-26 before 2,743 fans. Fifth-seeded ENMU […]

Zias face familiar foe at regionals

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — In preparing for the program’s first trip to NCAA Division II postseason competition, at least the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team has an idea of what to expect from its opponent. The Zias (24-8), seeded fifth, take on fourth seed Mesa State (22-9) in a 4 p.m. […]

Curry County election day precincts

CNJ STAFF REPORTS Early voting at the Curry County Courthouse has ended. Precincts 1-37 and voting locations in Curry County for the Nov. 2 election are as follows: 1. Broadview Fire Department, 3868 SR 209 2. Pleasant Hill Fire Department, 304 SR 77 3. Ranchvale Elementary, 1606 SR 311 4. Melrose City Hall, 105 E. […]

Clovis advances to state championship

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Clovis senior Richard Urban started the game on the mound, helping the Wildcats advance to their first championship baseball game in school history. (CNJ staff photo/Rick White) By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Mark Young’s day went from futile to fruitful with one swing of the bat. The Clovis High senior third baseman doubled to ignite […]

Cats, West Mesa meet for berth in 5A finals

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Clovis sophomore Matt Ulibarri takes batting practice Wednesday at Bell Park. Ulibarri and the rest of the Wildcats take on West Mesa in today’s Class 5A semifinal in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner After seeing only limited mound duty for the Clovis High baseball team before this spring, senior Richard Urban has […]

Four teachers named employees of the month

By CNJ STAFF Four Clovis School District employees from two schools were honored as employees of the month at Tuesday’s board meeting. Kindergarten teacher Robyn Ericson has taught 14 years at Mesa Elementary, she said at the meeting. “I love teaching kindergarten,” Ericson said. “You are expecting one thing but they give you something 10 […]

Anderson, Willis “Andy”

Willis Dean “Andy” Anderson Services:Have been held. Willis Dean “Andy” Anderson, 73, of Mesa, Ariz., died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004. He was born on Nov. 19, 1930, in Clovis. At the age of 15 he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in Korea as a highly decorated Master Sergeant and […]

Black, Ralph

Ralph Black Services: Have been held. Ralph Black, 93, of Portales died Monday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on June 24, 1910, in Stafford County, Kan., to Cynthia Cora and Harry Gordon Black. From 1934 until 1938 he owned and operated his own printing shop in Portales. He […]

Capps, Katherine

Katherine Capps Services: Private services have been held. Katherine S. Capps, 79, of Mesa, Ariz., died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, in Phoenix. She was born on Nov. 14, 1924, in Rosemark, Tenn., to Erwin and Katherine Stokes. She was a school teacher. In 1991 she moved to Arizona from New Mexico. Survivors include a son, […]

Udall wows ‘em at Mesa

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U.S. Rep. Tom Udall congratulates the students at Mesa Elementary Tuesday for receiving a blue ribbon award for physical fitness five years in a row. CNJ photo: Loretta Kos By Darrell Todd Maurina “Cool, awesome, and neat. … It shows we are having fun and making a difference.” The three words summed up the reaction […]

Campbell, Henry Jr.

Henry Campbell Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Henry M. Campbell Jr., 54, of Mesa, Ariz., truck driver, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He was born Nov. 27, 1948, in Clovis, to Tracy and Henry Morgan Campbell Sr. He graduated from Clovis High School. He drove […]

Blandford, Dale

Dale Blandford Services: Have been held. Mr. Dale Blandford, 70, of Gisela, Ariz., died Friday, July 4, 2003, at the Hospice of the Valley in Mesa, Ariz. He was born Sept. 23, 1932, in Shamrock, Texas, to Raymond and Marie Blandford. He grew up in Portales. After high school he served in the U.S. Army […]

Cannon celebrates Earth Day

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Cannon officials plant a tree in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day Monday at the intersection of DL Ingram and Casablanca streets with the help from children with the Cannon Child Development Center in honor of Cannon being a Tree City USA. By Gary Mitchell With the wind chill factor in the upper 30s, […]