In search of ponies: Dove had one last ride

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Courtesy photo: Sharna Johnson Sleeping on the warm back of a horse on a cold winter night may seem like a great idea, except in the case of one dove who learned the hard way that tree limbs probably are the best roosts for cold birds. It looked a little like a seasoned sailor, oblivious […]

Newly-formed 27th Special Operations Wing Rolling Eagles hold safety rally

USAF: Airman Ericka Engblom Participants in the base’s first official motorcycle safety rally ride out of the Base Exchange parking lot. More than 30 riders participated in the rally, which consisted of a safety briefing and a two-hour group ride. By Airman Ericka Engblom: 27th SOW Public Affairs Engines revved at the first-ever motorcycle safety […]

Bravado sometimes only an act

Bud and Kathy ride horses, of course, but they also like to ride mules, especially in rough country. Awhile back they bought a new mule, and Bud was ready to try him out. Kathy knew she couldn’t quite trust the one they already had but she didn’t know the new one at all, so she […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Rodeo time, Allsup’s origins and Star Wars opens

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Ride ‘em cowboy The second annual Curry County Ranch Rodeo starts 1 p.m. Friday at Curry County Events Center and continues through the weekend. Information: 935-7000. Library hours The Dora School Library is scheduled to be open during the summer on Tuesdays from 10 […]

In search of ponies: Passengers ride at own peril

Sharna Johnson Only the strong of heart ride with me nowadays. Even still, those brave enough get the disclaimers: • He could run up your leg, if so I’m sorry in advance • Close your purse tight — not that I would mind if he hitched a ride home with you • I can’t guarantee […]

Going the distance: Cannon Commandos raise funds for Ride 2 Recovery

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Staff Sgt. Angela Hearn taught a class of spinners March 26. Liliana Castillo About 75 Air Commandos participated in a national spin-a-thon on March 26 at the Cannon Air Force Base gym. The gym was one of over 200 facilities that participated in Spinning Nation 2011 across the country Saturday. Proceeds […]

Ride-2-Recovery benefits wounded warriors

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The base Fitness and Sports Center will host Ride-2 Recovery on Saturday, a nationwide event that benefits wounded warriors’ mental and physical rehabilitation. Ride 2 Recovery is produced by the Fitness Challenge foundation, a non-profit organization in partnerships with the military and VA Volunteer Service Offices that features cycling as […]

Friday morning briefing: Turning up the heat, free lunch and ride ‘em sponsors

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.Turning up the heat The New Mexico Gas Company has set up $1 million dollar fund to deal with claims filed by customers who have had broken pipes, property damage and business interruption because of weather-related outages. The number is 1-888-NM-GAS-CO.Ride ‘em sponsors The Clovis/Curry […]

Boys Scouts catching ride for Ten Commandments Hike

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ten Commandments Walk event chair John Schonberger maps out churches in Clovis to figure out the scouts route for the annual walk taking place Saturday. Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Boy Scouts will be riding church-to-church Saturday as part of the Ten Commandments Hike. This is the second time the El Llano […]

Ride for Life fundraiser to kick off Sunday

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Courtesy photo The Ride for Life will be an overnight event this year. The ride lasted four hours in previous years. Liliana Castillo Relay for Life’s largest contributing team is starting its fundraising season Sunday. The Ride for Life, which contributed $30,000 last year, is holding its kick off at JX Ranch north of Broadview. […]

Hounds ride defense past WT

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU midfielders Edgar Bear, left, and Diego Santos fight for possession of the ball with West Texas A&M forward Ben Everson during the first half of Friday’s Lone Star Conference men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s defense proved to be more […]

Clovis streets unsafe for bicyclists

Clovis streets unsafe for bicyclists As a citizen who prefers to ride a bicycle instead of taking my car everywhere in town, I must make a complaint about Clovis’ profound lack of safe non-motorized vehicle paths. Most of the major roadways are simply impossible for a cyclist. But there are major arterials throughout town that […]

Triathlon triumph

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Capt. Ken Corigliano Liliana Castillo Capt. Ken Corigliano of the 11th Intelligence Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base was a member of the Air Force triathlon team that took all of the 25 gold medals available at the 2010 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship. Corigliano finished 12th overall with a time […]

Seidenwurm says time in Clovis rollercoaster ride

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm will finish her five years with Clovis at the end of June. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, the first female superintendent in Clovis, describes her five years at the helm of Clovis Municipal Schools as a rollercoaster ride. A week […]

Mayor to talk accomplishments in state of city address

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File photo Securing money for the Hull Street Overpass construction is one of the successes Mayor Gayla Brumfield plans to discuss during Thursday’s State of the City address. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Mayor Gayla Brumfield thought there were great successes for Clovis over the last year, but an easy ride isn’t expected for […]

God’s rules more important than man’s

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Not long ago my wife and I were away for a couple of days at a hotel in the Dallas area for a training seminar. For almost 20 years, I was the one attending the classes and she was the spouse along for the ride. For a number of years […]

Homeschool group takes in riding lesson

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Caleb Chambers, 9, of Clovis, learns how to ride a horse at Abrazos Adventure in Portales. Cannon homeschool students spent the day learning and riding horses at Abrazos Adventure in Portales on March 25. Five students and their siblings were taught by Brazos Adventure owner Wendy Toombs about what horses […]

Decade in review: Community rallied to keep base

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File photo Clovis residents cheer and wave flags during the Operation Kept Cannon celebration at the Clovis Civic Center in 2006. By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base had a wild ride in the past few years, as its near closure and new mission became the most far-reaching story of […]

Some charities finding season less giving than usual

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Salvation Army ringer Dave Garza thanks Randy Lee of Clovis for his donation outside Wal-Mart. Garza has been a ringer for 10 years and said he does it because he enjoys seeing and helping people. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Fundraising during the holiday season is taking local non-profits […]

9/27 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. Sept. 8 an officer responded to the area of 16th and Axtell streets for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. A woman said a 10-year-old boy ran in front of her from between two parked cars […]