Henry Gallegos, Carl Field, Lynn Wright

Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Henry Gallegos Date of birth: July 16,1926 Dates of service: October 1943 to August 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: […]

Herman Berkstaller, Tom Carter, Dr. E.O. Stewart, Martha Stewart

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Herman Berkstaller Born: 1922 Dates of service: Aug. 8, 1942 to Sept. 1945 Hometown: Roswell Lives in: Elida Theater or location of […]

Charles Bracken, Bruce Hamilton, Juan Vega, Merriman Vise, E.J. Crownover

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Charles Bracken Date of birth: March 25,1914 Dates of service: 1943-1945 Hometown: Friona Current residence: Clovis Theater or location of service: Alaska […]

Former military building historic monument

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist A Clovis friend told me in July the old military stable near Bell Park might soon be torn down. He said one part of one stable has been torn down in the last few months. The one that is still up at Sixth and Ash is the last one standing. […]

Love studied through economic analogy

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist A University of New Mexico professor is trying to figure out love. And that’s good, because love is pretty much a mystery to half the people on the planet, basically the half that are men. You just know that if a UNM prof is tackling the subject of marriage, he […]

Soldier spent her time in Iraq cleaning up explosives

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Angela Olguin looks at a picture of herself taken in Iraq, where she spent five months clearing road sides and property of explosive ordnances with the 27th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A few days before Angela Olguin was slated to […]

Police launch summer safety campaign

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Police Department, along with other area agencies, unveiled the Operation Clovis Safe Summer program Friday at a press conference. The initiative, which police say will last from Memorial Day to Labor Day, will put increased focus on alcohol-related traffic offenses, seat-belt related traffic offenses, violent crimes and […]

Major crime unit formed

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer It’s been an idea years in the making. Bring together the best law enforcement officers in the area to form a unit to tackle major crimes. Homicides, armed robberies, child abductions and aggravated sexual assaults could all be investigated by a newly formed major crimes unit comprised of eight […]

1/11 Business briefs

The New Mexico Water Dialogue’s annual statewide water meeting is set for Thursday in Albuquerque. The event will focus on settling regional conflicts in New Mexico that arise over water usage. Throughout the day attendees will sit through panel discussions, lectures and other lesson groups. Registration at the door costs $30. The events will begin […]

Extended service tough on Guardsmen

By Mike Linn: CNJ nedws editor Just days away from coming home, with bags packed and family reunions planned, members of Charles Day’s Army National Guard unit received the demoralizing news their service in and around Iraq would be extended three months. The Clovis resident said shortly after the news, several Guardsmen who were trying […]

Shooting treated as homicide

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Clovis Police officer Dave Wetmore investigates the scene of a shooting Wednesday in the 1700 block of Gidding Street. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man was found shot to death on Wednesday morning at his residence at 1725 Gidding St., police said. Police said they are investigating the […]

Junior ROTC wins distinguished award

Reporter’s Notebook The junior ROTC unit at Clovis High School has won a distinguished unit citation, according to Col. Philip Frazee, senior aerospace science instructor at the high school. Frazee received the award May 11 at the Clovis Municipal School Board meeting. “This is the highest award the corps can get,” Frazee said. “It’s a […]

No flair, big award

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — They don’t usually wear uniforms. They don’t identify themselves by rank. They don’t allow their photographs to be taken. Most of the time, they’re operating without a lot of public fanfare, and that’s the way they want it. But in February, that veil of anonymity lifted […]

Family unit

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Glenice Jones of Clovis stands outside her house Friday in Clovis. Jones’ husband Walter and their son David are in the Army and their other son, Brian, is in the Army National Guard. By Darrell Todd Maurina Master Sgt. Walter Jones learned Friday he will become a grandfather the same way he’s learned about other […]

Cancer aid activist honored

By Jack King Margaret “Bobbie” West has received the American Cancer Society’s national St. George Award for her 52-year-long involvement in the work of the cancer society in De Baca County. West, a resident of the Laurel Ridge nursing home in Clovis, is a longtime resident of Fort Sumner. The award was presented to her […]

There’s a hot new house in Clovis

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Capt. Karen Burns with the Clovis Fire Department demonstrates new features on the stove in the fire safety house on Tuesday. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis Fire Department has a new and improved version of one of its more popular pieces of equipment — a “fire safety house” used by […]

Unit to help rape victims

By Darrell Todd Maurina Sexual assault victims in eastern New Mexico have a new place to turn for help. Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis has organized the state’s fifth Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Unit and has a staff of seven nurses and one doctor who have received special training to help victims of rape, […]