Our people: Mentality for music

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Courtesy photo Clovis resident Chuck Tipton has been involved in music for more than 20 years. Most stories about Clovis resident Chuck Tipton begin with “When we were working on that musical…” There’s reason for that. Tipton taught music in Clovis’ schools for 20 years at all levels, including college, and he never got out […]

Tipton aide: Air Force backs off plains training

Peter Roper PUEBLO, Colo. — The Air Force is revising its plan for low-altitude training flights over Colorado to avoid the Eastern Plains, including the Army’s Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site northeast of Trinidad, according to Rep. Scott Tipton’s office. Tipton, a Republican, was given that assurance in recent meetings with the Air Force, said Tipton […]

Births — July 10

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Arredondo Joseph Robert Arredondo was born June 20, 2011, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Amanda and Ben Arredondo of Portales. He weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. He has two brothers, Benjamin Jacob Arredondo, 3, and Samuel Josiah Arredondo, 1. Grandparents are Jacob and Elly Marez of Portales and Sherman Tipton of Jal.

Teacher believes science fair can change students’ lives

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia Elementary School student Logann Ewers works on her display board Tuesday, getting set for the regional science fair Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Zia Elementary School science teacher Suzanne Tipton knows how science can change a student’s life. She saw it in […]

Governor snuffs smoking

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Smoking will be banned across New Mexico in bars, restaurants, stores and other workplaces under legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Bill Richardson. Danny Tipton, manager at Kripple Creek Restaurant in Clovis, said the customer and staff reaction has been negative so far. “We really don’t like it,” Tipton […]

Tiffin, Curtis

Curtis Tiffin Services:Have been held. Curtis Tiffin, 80, died Aug. 8, 2005 at University Medical Center in Lubbock Tiffin was born Mar. 25, 1925, in Maude, Okla. to Effie and A. N. Tiffin. Tiffin’s family moved from Maude, Okla., to Ranchvale when he was four years old. He graduated from high school there in 1943, […]

Cravy, Betty

Betty Cravy Services: Have been held. Mrs. Betty Cravy, 86, of Clovis, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 12, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo., to Fred and Dora Waggoner. She married Walter Cravy on June 7, 1957, in Clovis. She was a resident of Clovis for […]

Rowland, Juanita

Services: have been held. Juanita Rowland, 80, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on July 14, 1924, in Clarendon, Texas, to Ella and James R. Shearer. She grew up in west Texas near Sudan where she attended school. In 1942 she moved to the Arch community. For the […]

Tipton, Thomas

Thomas Tipton Services:,/b> Have been held. Thomas J. “T.J.” Tipton, 81, of Texico, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Belen. He was born on April 15, 1923, in Plainview, Texas, to O’Connell “Charlie” and Esther Moore Tipton. He was raised in New Mexico and married Marcine Pardue on Jan. 18, 1947. He joined the Conservation […]

Tipton, Dorothy

Dorothy Tipton Services: Have been held. Mrs. Dorothy Lee Brown Tipton, 94, of Spartanburg, S.C., died Monday, May 24, 2004, at White Oak Manor Nursing Home in Spartanburg, S.C. She was born on Aug. 18, 1909, in Cameron, New Mexico Territory, to William T. and Martha Walker Brown. She married Thomas J. Tipton in 1931 […]