Sen. Clint Harden announces plans to retire

Kevin Wilson State Senator Clint Harden, R-Clovis, has announced he will not seek a fourth term and plans to retire following 10 years in the state Legislature. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about during the interim, basically since last session,” said Harden, who was appointed to the position in 2002 by then-Gov. Gary Johnson. His […]

Cannon chiefs retire in dual ceremony

By Airman 1st Class Jette Carr: 27th SOW Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Chief Master Sgts. Jackie and Stephanie Powell retired in a dual ceremony on June 30 at Cannon Air Force Base. After being married for more than 24 years, nearly as long as they have both been in the Air Force, […]

Some prior service officers eligible to retire early

By Lt. Col Ann Stefanek: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced plans recently to allow some prior service officers the opportunity to retire earlier than expected. As a result of the Fiscal 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, eligible officers with prior enlisted service who have completed 20 years […]

Bingaman plans to retire

Freedom New Mexico In a surprising move, New Mexico’s Jeff Bingaman, who’s served in the Senate for almost 30 years, announced Friday that he will not run for re-election in 2012. “I believe it will be the right time for me to step aside and allow someone else to serve the state,” he said. “It’s […]

CCC president plans to retire in August

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John Neibling Liliana Castillo Clovis Community President John Neibling announced Tuesday that he plans to retire in August. Neibling can explain his decision to retire in one word: Grandson. Neibling and his wife, Karen, are expecting their first grandchild and he said they want to be near their family living in the Phoenix area. “This […]

Officials: Proposed property tax increase would retire

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Court officials say a proposed courthouse would keep inmates separate from the public and jurors, a security risk they say the existing courthouse does not address. Sharna Johnson A proposed property tax increase to build a courthouse would retire in about 20 years — after the bond is paid off. […]

My essence: Eau de self doubt

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist I was concerned about. I was more concerned with having no girlfriend, no vacation house, no HBO subscription, no basketball ability and no reasonable hopes to retire before age 79. Oh, and no ability to stop making self-depricating comments. No train of thought — where were we? Oh, that’s right, […]

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 […]

Fire guts bridal shop

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Clovis firefighters work Sunday to control a fire at Freeman’s Bridal Shop and Formal Wear on Main Street. The fire left a hole in the building’s roof. (CNJ correspondent: Martha Richardson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff photo The downtown shop Marjorie Noble owned and operated for more than 30 years was severely damaged in a […]

New chief veteran firefighter

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By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Assistant Fire Chief Ray Westerman will be appointed Clovis’ new fire chief on Thursday. “I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Westerman, who will take over for Ron Edwards, who after 31 years in the department will retire on Friday. Westerman, who has been with the Clovis Fire Department […]

Roanhaus to retire as teacher

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By Gary Mitchell Clovis’ legendary football coach will retire his history and government books, but will continue to hang onto his whistle. Clovis School Board members gave approval Tuesday to accept head football coach Eric Roanhaus’s retirement request. In the same action, they approved the personnel department’s request to hire him as a contract head […]