Officials says Cannon transition should have minimal economic impact

By marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An impending personnel dip at Cannon Air Force Base carries little economic threat, according to officials. Drawdown of assets and personnel at Cannon will coincide with the establishment of the base’s new mission, buffering the effects of the dip, according to Air Force officials. The Air Force 16th Special […]

In tribute: Decorated pilot was hero at home, family says

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Allen McGuire served his country in three armed conflicts, but that’s not why his daughter thinks everyone at his funeral service called him a hero. “I don’t think they were talking about his war record,” Martha McGuire said. “I’m confident they were talking about what a remarkable husband, father […]

Police chief retiring

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey is retiring after 29 years of service. Carey announced his decision Thursday in a memo to his employees, according to a CPD press release. His last day will be Sept. 29, the release said. The press release did not cite a reason for Carey’s […]

Bentley guilty of second-degree murder

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Linda Bentley, left, wife of defendant Jimmy Bentley and Sarah W. Phillips, mother of shooting victim Joseph Phiilips, embrace after the guilty verdict was read Thursday at the Curry County Court House. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis jury on Thursday found Jimmy Bentley guilty of second-degree murder […]

Reporter’s notebook: Musicians to perform on ESPN2

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Chris Mondragon describes drum and bugle corps fans as insane because of their loyalty. He’s witnessed their enthusiasm firsthand. For the second summer, the 20-year-old Clovis native traveled the country as one of the 135 members of the Blue Knights of Denver. Mondragon can be seen in the Drum […]

Religion Digest: Church presents mission speakers

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer John and Vicki Moore, newly appointed regional directors for Nazarene Missions in northern Europe, will be special guests on Sept. 8 at the Broadview Church of the Nazarene. The church is located on the curve of Highway 209, 30 miles north of Clovis. The Moores will speak with an […]

When seas get stormy, put trust in captain

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist On a family vacation during my growing-up years, our family headed across country to Niagara Falls. Our route led us to experience a ride on a ferry in West Virginia. Because we couldn’t get to the other side of the river, it was necessary for us to take the ferry. […]

Money, prestige poor career rewards

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist As I begin what may or may not be my last semester of college for awhile, I think about a recent Time magazine article I read titled “Liberal Arts vs. Business Degrees.” The article states that more American students are opting for so called “easy” degrees in the liberal arts […]

Nothing can separate man and his sofa

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The phone rang and woke me from a glorious Saturday afternoon nap. The Lady of the House took the call as I slowly re-entered reality. I smiled to myself. Life doesn’t get any better than this: resting on pillows, bare feet sticking out over the end of the sofa, easy […]

New Orleans suffocating under federal embrace

By Freedom Newspapers A year ago Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and caused widespread destruction. A year later we’re in the midst of an orgy of media overkill about the Meaning of It All. Why should one hurricane out of several a year that hit the continental United States still stir our memories a […]